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Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A collection emphasizes the importance of relationship skills including communication, social engagement, relationship-building, and teamwork. Sixteen resources are geared towards scholars in kindergarten through fifth grade. Resource...
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SuccessMaker® Reading Comprehension

For Students 4th Standards
A collection of reading passages is packed with various skills to enhance fourth graders reading comprehension. From distinguishing between fact and opinion to describing character's feelings and recognizing elements of plot, the...
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Make a Star Wars Folder Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Star Wars is the theme of a hands-on activity that challenges scholars to design a board game equipped with written instructions. Following a whole-class discussion, participants work collaboratively or independently to make, test, and...
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Too Much? Not Enough? Adjusting Recipes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Fractions and mixed numbers are the focus of a instructional activity that challenges scholars to examine cooking recipes. Following a discussion of favorite foods, mathematicians work in small groups to adjust recipes based on how many...
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Early Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush

For Students 6th - 10th
Scholars read and follow directions to locate and color landforms, bodies of water, cities, and countries on three maps—a map of the Nile River, a Nile and Mesopotamia regional map, and a map with today's current countries in the Middle...
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Intended Occupants

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's a lesson you can really build on! Middle schoolers describe the occupants of an imaginary house during a character-building lesson. They create a cast of characters who share living space and provide details about their attitudes,...
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Tell Me About It

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever tried following confusing or incomplete directions? In a hands-on experiment, partners give and follow directions to build a structure. Scholars apply their years of experience taking instructions to prove they know the...
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Making Cookies

For Students 1st Standards
What kind of cookies is Greg making? Can class members identify the order in which each ingredient is added? After reading a brief passage, pupils respond to four short answer comprehension questions.
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The Video Camera Game

For Teachers K - 5th
Implement a fun game at the start of your next physical education class to warm-up the class' bodies. Call out video-editing terms to signal a particular tasks such as walking, running, jumping and more!   
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Teaching Social Skills, Creating Successful Students “Following Instructions” and “Listening”

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
With the help from learning games and holiday-themed coloring pages, scholars learn the importance of listening carefully and following directions. Coloring pages celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. Learning games include Simon...
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Don't Let Me Go "KA-BOOM!"

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Ka-Boom goes the land mine! Scholars practice responsibility with a game that takes them through a play zone riddled with obstacles. Pairs work together to cross the field, guiding one another without hitting a land mine. 
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Expository Writing in Math

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils engage in an activity where one partner reads directions while the other follows those directions to complete a math task (such as bisecting an angle). As a reflection, they examine products to see what information the best...
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Family Time: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Provide extra support with a unit that follows a teach, blend, guided practice, and practice/apply routine to reinforce reading, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. Reading and writing lessons include supporting details, story...
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Family Time: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Support English language development with a family-themed unit consisting of a series of lessons designed to get your scholars moving, looking, speaking, writing, and listening. Conversation topics include birthdays, family...
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Musical Activities for Early Childhood Inclusion

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Get your movers and shakers grooving to the beat with this series of musical activities designed to meet everyone's needs! Ten games, using an assortment of instruments, bring awareness to one's body, brain, and social interactions in a...
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Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Learn about the animals of Australia with a language arts lesson about an Australian folktale called, Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail. After reading the story as a class, kids discuss events and characters from the book, retell the story to...
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The Ghost Catcher

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Delve into a Bengali folktale with a series of reading comprehension activities. Before kids read The Ghost Catcher, they discuss the concept of reflections and mirrors. They then answer comprehension questions about the characters and...
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Cooking Lesson Plans

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Get cooking with some preschool and kindergarten-based cooking lesson plans. As young cooks follow the directions on the recipes, they practice hand-eye coordination, measurement, counting, and nutritional eating.
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Reading Comprehension Worksheet

For Teachers K - 1st
Practice color words and following instructions with a set of worksheets. Kids read each description on the side of the page about a person's hair color and clothing colors, and color the parts of the illustration accordingly.
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The Magic Apple

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A fun and delicious lesson plan can help your kids learn about plural nouns and story sequencing. After reading The Magic Apple by Rob Cleveland, kids match pictures to story segments and add s to nouns to make them plural. They then...
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Summer Reading Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Provide parents with the tools they need to bridge the summer learning gap with this collection of fun activities. Whether it's creating an alphabet poster with illustrations for each letter, playing a game of sight word concentration,...
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More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Put an end to wasted instructional time with this lesson on responsibility and preparedness. After completing this series of activities students will learn the importance of these social skills not only in the classroom, but at home and...
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101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills

For Students K - 6th Standards
Increasing pressure to improve student achievement has made it easy to overlook the social skills they also need to develop. With this collection of worksheets and activities, you'll be able to improve children's communication, teamwork,...
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Graphing Hidden Pictures

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Introduce young mathematicians to the concept of coordinate planes with this fun drawing activity. Given a grid whose rows are labeled with letters and columns with numbers, children must color in each square according to the directions...
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Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Combine measurement, following directions, physics, and art with one fun activity. Learners read a set of instruction to create three different kinds of paper airplanes. They measure, fold, and fly the planes, and record data and answer...
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Following Directions

For Students K - 2nd
Kindergartners learn about the ways force can stop and reverse motion. Several illustrations of children help them determine if the motion is causing an item to change direction. Next, they conduct an experiment to see if a water balloon...
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Colors

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
A tricky activity on color words is sure to challenge your kindergarten readers. They match color words to pictures that correspond to each color - yellow for banana, for example. Next, kids color a paint set to match four color words....
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All About Me!

For Students K - 1st Standards
Reinforce punctuation skills as well as printing skills with a kindergarten autobiography worksheet. Youngsters write their information, including their name, address, and age, and draw a picture of themselves and the place where they...
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Question Marks

For Students K - 1st Standards
Context clues are important when understanding the intent of a sentence. Kindergartners read eight sentences, and decide if each should end in a period or in a question mark. The last two questions prompt kids to draw a mouse and a cat,...
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Real-Life Problems

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
There's a party going on! Learners examine an image of a birthday party and answer 10 analysis questions. They employ a variety of math skills including telling time, days of the week, division, subtraction, multiplication, addition,...
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Crossing Out

For Students K - 1st Standards
By crossing out objects young mathematicians can begin comprehending subtraction concepts. They examine six sets, each including two types of shapes. Learners choose one shape to cross out, filling in the subtraction equation this way...
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Days and Seasons

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Introduce young scholars to calendars as they practice the days of the week and four seasons. First graders complete three days-of-the-week sequences, each starting on a different day. They can reference the completed sequence example...
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Spreading Paint with a Popsicle Stick

For Teachers Pre-K - K
This one is for the pre-K jet-set. They hone their observation and listening skills as they use Popsicle sticks to apply paint to wax paper. They view how the colors blend and mix together as they move the stick around on the paper.
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Beside

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
It's important for youngsters to understand common prepositions; use this drawing worksheet to give them some practice. They follow directions which, for pre-readers, will need to be read to them. There are four prompts here directing...
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Above, On, Below, part 2

For Students Pre-K - K Standards
Prepositions describe where something is in space or time. Little learners discover the prepositions about, on, and below. They locate and count objects in each position as they are located in relation to the ground. They then record the...
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Above, On, and Below

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
This boating picture is missing a few things! Scholars practice common prepositions and counting as they add details to a scene. They follow specific directions by drawing two birds above the boat, three fish below it, and two ducks on...
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Following Instructions

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Get scholars thinking about the scientific process with this fun experiment they can do at home. Learners practice reading directions as they underline each instruction in a procedural paragraph. They create a flow chart and record what...
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Baking Bread

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Reading and following recipes is a wonderful way to encourage the comprehension of procedural text. Here is a fabulous bread recipe that includes links to sites that show how bread is made in the commercial bread industry. 
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Conejito

For Teachers K
Students identify and discuss the adjectives used to describe the animals in the book "Conejito." They answer story comprehension questions, generate a list of adjectives from the book, and complete a following directions worksheet.
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Birds on a Tree Branch

For Students Pre-K - 1st
This creative cut and paste activity requires students to identify the colors red, brown, green and orange, as well as follow directions. Students color a group of shapes, and following the directions, paste each piece onto a sheet of...
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Learning Colors and Shapes

For Students 1st - 3rd
Help your class learn shapes and colors with this worksheet! Learners follow given directions and color each of 20 shapes the listed color. There are 6 different shapes for youngsters to identify and color. Very nice worksheet for young...
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Story Starter: Stop Sign

For Students K - 2nd Standards
If you're looking for simple writing prompts for young children then stop right there, because we have what you need. Including a picture of a stop sign and four sets of handwriting lines, this exercise asks young writers to produce...
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Origami - Tulip

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Ah what a dreary world this would be, if not for the lovely blooms. Construct a paper tulip with the help of this origami video clip. This flower folding technique could come in handy for making Mother's Day gifts to send home, paper...
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Sheep and Wolves

For Teachers K - 5th
Students release energy in a quick game of "Sheep and Wolves."
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Student Exploration: 3D Eclipse

For Students 4th - 8th
In this eclipse worksheet, students complete a hands on activity where they simulate an eclipse and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 19 questions.
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I Am a Storyteller

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Keep your kindergartners moving in this engaging literature activity. Centered around the picture book Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, this lesson has scholars analyze events, characters, and themes of the story. Was Lily responsible at...
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Co-Operation: Drama

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
For some schools, character-counts lessons are a big part of the curriculum. This resource focuses on following directions and the importance of being a cooperative team player. Learners role-play a variety of situations by being...
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Draw the Shapes Positions as Directed

For Students K - 2nd
Following directions is an extremely important skill to master. Learners follow the directions in each sentence. Then they draw specific shapes in specific positions in the provided boxes. A good review resource.
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It's Between!

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Pre-readers follow directions to better understand relative position and the preposition between. They draw a ball between four sets of objects, then a shape between two sets of shapes. Tip: Have little ones line up, then move them...
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Finish the Picture

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Explore positional prepositions as learners follow directions by adding four details to this picture of a fairy. Each instruction includes both an object and its location, so scholars get plenty of review. Consider also allowing them to...
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Cooperative Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Three activities can foster communication in your class. The first activity must be done non-verbally. The second takes a bit of team work, planning, and cooperation. Finally, the third activity is built around listening and trust. Get...
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Spatial Relations

For Students 4th - 6th
In these spatial relations worksheets, students learn to follow directions to complete the shape on the grid and draw the paths with a red pencil. Students then find the specific bearings for each given centimeter measurement and degree....
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Following Directions

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Are your learners having trouble following directions? Everyone could use a reminder every now and then. This worksheet is designed for young elementary, and asks scholars to complete four tasks involving shapes and animals. For example,...
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More or Less Worksheet 1

For Students Pre-K - K
Which is more: 1 moon or 2? Challenge young counters as they analyze images to determine which set of familiar shapes has more, and which has less. Scholars color in the group that has more. Numbers do not exceed 5 on this beginners...
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Final Consonant Sounds: Review - ft, ld, lt, mp, nd

For Students K - 3rd
These are challenging phonics review sheets. On the first page, learners match the end sounds to the pictures and write a rhyming word for each word. For the second page, pupils choose an end sound to complete a series of incomplete...
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Hula How?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders start writing papers with much more regularity than they did in the previous grades. They are starting to differentiate between the styles of writing and know why each is important. This activity gives the them a chance to...
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A Cut and Paste Frog

For Students Pre-K - 1st
A simple and fun way for youngster to practice following directions and shape recognition skills, this resource provides 7 shapes which can be colored, cut out and glued onto construction paper to form a picture of a frog like the one...
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Coloring Apples

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this coloring worksheet, students color the apples on the left tree red and the apples on the right tree green. Students trace, then practice printing upper and lower case Zaner-Bloser letter Aa.
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Game template

For Students K - 6th
Playing games can be a fun way to learn social engagement skills. This is nothing more that a 11 block game template, but it can be used with special needs or Autistic children to foster social skills. They will need to follow...
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Following Instructions

For Students 8th - 10th
Designed to assess your class's ability to follow directions, this reading activity has learners split into groups, read a series of instructions, read a passage, and answer two lists of questions. Can they remember to raise their hand...
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Zoe Says

For Students Pre-K - K
A game of "Zoe says" with Zoe and Elmo is a great way to warm-up for the day. Use this video, as your class plays along, to get all of the wiggles out before your next lesson!
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Dance the Hokey Pokey

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Teach your Kindergarteners to dance the Hokey Pokey! They will have fun while exercising and learning positional concepts like left/right and in/out.
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Strong-Arm Tactics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Experience collecting rock samples using a robotic arm with an activity that has pairs work together to operate a robotic arm. One pupil serves as the eyes and the other operates the controller. The objective is to be the fastest pair to...
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Thick, Thicker, Thickest

For Students Pre-K - K
Do your kindergartners know the difference between thick and thin? After reviewing a picture of a tree and a candle, kids draw a thicker version of each in the space provided. They also draw a ring around the thickest pencil and the...
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Short, Shorter, Shortest, Part 2

For Students Pre-K - K
Can your kindergartners draw a shorter tree? What about a shorter kite string? Reinforce relative size and comparing with a clever worksheet. It prompts young learners to study a picture and draw a shorter version, and to choose the...
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Giants, Elves and Dwarfs

For Teachers K - 3rd
A listening skills game for the young learners. They not only have to listen careful, with their eyes closed, but must perform a task when given a verbal cue. Giants flex their biceps, elves hold onto each other's ears, and dwarfs kneel...
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Listening Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover why listening is so important. In this listening skills lesson, students must listen carefully to the teacher as she/he gives specific directions. Students follow the directions and discuss the differences and...
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Ancient Man Project

For Students 4th - 8th
In this ancient man worksheet, learners complete a project where they do a report on ancient man and their food, clothing, clan, maps, and more. Students complete 10 pages in the project in groups.
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Positional Words with Apples and Worms

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students practice following directions using positional words. In this positional words lesson, students listen to oral directions and place a worm in the correct place on an apple.
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Draw A Rhyme Robot Poem

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the concept of following directions and rhyming words.  In this direction and rhyming lesson, students create a robot illustration by listening to a poem.  Students must rhyme the words in the stanzas in order to know...
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Color Words

For Students Pre-K - K
In this color recognition worksheet, students follow the directions and identify colors. Students have nine blankets which they are to color a certain color.
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Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Family Math

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students play with math. In this early childhood lesson plan, students create drawings of family members to use for math activities including counting, seriating, sorting, grouping, and sequencing.
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Mushroom Counting and Coloring

For Students K - 1st
In this counting and coloring worksheet, students observe spots on a mushroom, count and color according to directions, and determine how many remain uncolored. Students complete six activities.
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Following Directions

For Students 1st
In this shapes worksheet, 1st graders help dress 3 snowmen by following 5 directives. Students draw 2 triangles for eyes, 3 circles for buttons, 1 square for a hat and 1 for a nose and 2 rectangles for shoes.
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Upper And Lower Case Letter a

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this letter recognition worksheet, learners read and follow 6 specific directions on how to color the picture. Students analyze both upper and lower case forms of letter A, as well as finding the correct geometric shape. Example: "...
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The Following-Directions Follies

For Teachers K - 12th
Students participate in a P.E. following directions game. They each receive a slip of paper with specific directions written on it, and observe other students' actions in order to perform their directions in the correct order.
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Say What You Mean

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create drawings based on their partners verbal instructions.
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Flextangle Template

For Students 2nd - 12th
Flexagons? What a great way to play with geometry. Kids use the provided template to transform a plain G sheet into a solid G paper toy. The resource even comes with an instructional video and illustrations.
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School-Home Links elling, self-to-text connections, writing lists, author

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Engage families in at-home practice using this 100-page worksheet packet for elementary school English Language Arts practice. Each worksheet briefly explains the objective to parents so they can guide their child through the activity....
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Directions: Left / Right / Forward / Back

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Move to the left! Move to the right! Kids will definitely get moving with a lesson on directions. They review left, right, forward, and back before playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey and singing some songs about movement.
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Walking & Running

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Here's a fun collection of activities for helping youngsters develop body awareness, walking and running skills, spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and adaptive physical education skills such as following directions.
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Toys Under Pressure Lab 2

For Students 4th - 6th
In this straws worksheet, students follow directions and answer short answer questions when they manipulate the air in straws different ways. Students answer 10 questions.
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Oh Panther

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils play a game that replicates the balance of prey and predators in an ecosystem. In this physical education lesson, students follow the instructions to play "Oh Panther!" Pupils collect data regarding the game and discuss the...
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Physical Education Lesson Plan: Fortune Cookies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate movement.  In this physical education lesson, students select a "fortune cookie" made from crumpled paper and read the directions inside.  Students perform locomotor skills by following the oral directions given.
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Writing: Checking your work

For Students 4th - 6th
In this editing worksheet, students read a passage and find the mistakes in it. Students answer questions and follow 4 directions in checking this piece of writing.
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Partner Switcheroo Stunt Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice tumbling skills. In this physical education lesson, students use their flexibility skills in order to follow the provided procedures to play Switcheroo Stunt Hunt.
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Hickory Dickory Dock

For Teachers K
Students use the Hickory Dickory Dock nursery rhyme to learn about rhyme, telling time, and preposition use. In this nursery rhyme lesson plan, students read the nursery rhyme daily and complete a Mother Goose quiz. Students sequence the...
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Following Directions 2

For Students K - 2nd
It this following directions worksheet, students use their reading skills to respond to 4 questions that require them to read directions and follow-through to complete them.
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Following Directions

For Students 1st - 2nd
It this following directions instructional activity, students use their reading skills to respond to 4 questions that require them to read directions and follow-through to complete them.
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Porky Pig: Spelling

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this spelling practice worksheet, students follow 6 steps to make a pig out of paper. Students then write their spelling words around the outer edge of their finished pigs.
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Frosty the Snowman: Spelling

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this spelling practice worksheet, students follow 7 steps to make a snowman out of paper. Students then write their spelling words around the outer edge of their finished snowmen.
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Follow the Directions

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this following directions worksheet, students follow the directions for the shape coloring activity. Students color the various shapes according to the directions and write their name inside the big circle.
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Making Plane Figures

For Students K - 1st
In this plane figures review worksheet, students color circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles according to the instructions. Students also record the number of designated shapes and respond to 1 visual thinking question.
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Find and Color

For Students K - 1st
For this early childhood shape recognition worksheet, students find circles, triangles, and rectangles in a picture and color them according to the instructions. Students graph the number of each of the 3 shapes on the provided table.
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Bonus Activity: Build a House

For Teachers K
Students complete a building activity using their knowledge of geometrical shapes, tools, and how to follow a plan from previous lessons in this unit. In this following directions lesson plan, students study the basic building process as...
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Left and Right

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this following directions worksheet, students either read or listen to the specific directions for each of 3 pictures. Students mark the pictures as directed. The words "left and right" are used in each.
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Use Verbs in Directions

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this verbs learning exercise, students use verbs to show how to follow directions. Students also use directions to write a how-to report for playing an indoor game.
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Spider Pretzels

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this cooking worksheet, students read a recipe for a snack called Spider Pretzels. Using round crackers, peanut butter, stick pretzels and raisins, students follow the directions to make a spider they can eat.
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Geo-Mat

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students review plane figures by playing a game that resembles "Twister." They listen to directions to locate a large example of the figure which is placed on the floor.
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Plant Parts

For Students K - 1st
Little ones identify the parts of a plant and practice following directions at the same time. They color each part of the flowering plant the color indicated on the sheet. Roots are brown, leaves are green, the flower is red, and the...
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Completing Applications

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Following directions is an important skill for any grade level. High schoolers work follow directions to an activity that focuses on filling out college and job applications.
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Magic Tricks – Following Directions Card

For Teachers K - 12th
Following directions can be a challenging task for young children, but it can remain a challenging task for those with autism. Use a following directions activity that promotes positive behavior in your learners and allows them to focus...
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A Google Earth Introduction to Remote Sensing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore the world and gain insight into remote sensing with a lesson that showcases the program, Google Earth. To learn about remote sensing, scholars follow step-by-step instructions to uncover the tools embedded in Google Earth while...
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FCAT Reading Skills

For Students 2nd - 5th
Teach your class how to give and follow directions. Included here are some instructional materials and a series of graphic organizers to help your class understand how to interpret the steps in a process.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Game

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
How would you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Instruct small groups to come up with specific directions for doing just this and then try out each one, following the directions exactly to show the faults. Follow with a discussion.
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Square Petal Envelopes

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Imagine making square envelopes out of circles. Yep, all you need are paper, scissors, a compass, and some glue. Kids explore the possibilities of geometric shapes with this activity.
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Directions Test

For Students 2nd - 6th
Have your pupils really been reading the directions? Find out with this tricky little test. The first instruction is to read all of the directions quickly, but you'll find that quite a few pupils start acting rather funny just a few...
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Fun Food Faces

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create tasty faces. In this food instructional activity, students use rice cakes to make a funny face. Students follow directions and use creativity for this activity. Students make a list of things they need from the grocery...
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Ham and Cheese Puffs

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A simple cooking recipe can become an entire lesson when you have your class discuss following directions, measuring, and basic cooking skills. Intended for a special education audience, this simple dish can help build basic independent...
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Completing a Chore List

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Children with autism can benefit from a regular schedule; Why not have them complete a chore as part of their daily routine? Provided here are the necessary steps to assisting autistic learners complete one, two, and then three daily...
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The Maze

For Students Pre-K
There's only one way out of this maze, and youngsters will need to use their shape recognition skills to do it! They follow a three-shape pattern all the way from start to finish to keep on track. Encourage them to say the shapes as they...
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Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 7, Lesson 38: Kool Cups

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Create geometric cups by interpreting directions, informational text, and mathematical concepts. Critical thinkers apply geometric theory (congruent shapes, patterns, symmetry) to actual directions to create a cup that holds Kool Aid....
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Green Eggs and Purple Bacon

For Teachers 1st
First graders read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. The class cooks and eats green eggs and ham. They imagine a dish and write a recipe using a logical sequence. They type, illustrate, and compile recipes into a class cookbook.
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Line Up Balls

For Students K - 6th
At times special needs or Autistic children have a difficult time disengaging from a lesson to line up at the door. This brief strategy overview employs mini-porcupine balls and a pocket. It was developed to help pupils transition to...
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Copy Cat

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students follow the directions as the "cat" guides them in moving creatively. In this observing and listening activity, students move their bodies while staying in their own spaces. Students then are allowed to move out of their space...
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Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Friendship Soup

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students learn creative cooking. In this early childhood lesson plan, students children work together to plan, buy, and prepare a soup for their lunchtime meal.
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Make A Book

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this making a book activity, students read and follow directions to make a booklet about fire safety, read fire safety tips, fill in the blanks to finish the story, "Alley's Busy Day", and complete the book. Students complete four...
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A Safe Escape

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this health worksheet, students follow directions to show ways they can exit a house if there is a fire. Students circle all doors and windows on the drawing. They count and write the number of doors and windows on the illustration....
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Heptagon

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this heptagon learning exercise, students use sheets of paper and follow directions in order to create a heptagon. Students follow 8 sets of directions.
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Simple Circuit

For Students 4th - 6th
In this circuits learning exercise, students follow directions on how to make a light bulb light and answer questions about it. Students answer 1 question about an insulator and 1 about a conductor.
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How to calculate fractions of a number

For Students 5th - 8th
In this calculating fractions learning exercise, students follow directions on how to calculate a fraction of a number represented by decimals. Students follow 4 directions.
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Long Vowel Sounds

For Students 2nd
In this long vowel sounds learning exercise, 2nd graders recognize vowel sounds. Students say words and then color the section according to sound. There are eight words in the picture and four different vowel sounds.
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Following Simple Instructions

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this auditory processing worksheet, students follow simple instructions to draw a line under a pear and a circle around a video game.
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Desert, Island, Stream

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students demonstrate effective listening skills. In this listening skills lesson, students line up at the end of a court, and listen for instructions to run to the correct line labeled "desert," "island," or "stream."
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Using the Four Main Directions in the Classroom

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars use the four main directions to locate features in the classroom. In this direction lesson, students review the 4 main directions using a world map. Young scholars use a magnetic compass to locate the north wall in their...
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Descriptive Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students practice descriptive writing. In this unique writing lesson, students hear a story about a mitten. Then three grade levels come together to first, create a mitten on KidPix; second, describe the designed mitten; and third, try...
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It's Color Time

For Students K - 1st
In this coloring worksheet, students read the sentences to determine the directions for coloring the picture. Students must read the sentence and color the picture accordingly. The picture is of Noah's ark.
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Reading Skills - Giving Directions

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading skills worksheet, students identify places on a map. After reading a description of where each of the fifteen places is located, students match each building to the names of the places.
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Skills Needed For Good Work Habits: Following Directions

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Following directions are a key skill set for building good work habits. Intended for a special education class, this activity allows learners to practice following directions as a good work habit. They help make a simple recipe first by...
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Special Terms Assessment

For Teachers 3rd
In this following directions worksheet, 3rd graders do the action indicated in each of eight sentences. Students circle four items, put an x on two items. They draw a box around one item, and draw an arrow from one item to the next.
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Following Directions- Coloring Page

For Students K
In this following directions worksheet, students color pictures of birds sitting on a wire according to the directions given below the picture. They color the pictures according to their ordinal numbers.
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Cosmic Mobiles: Recycled Art

For Teachers K - 2nd
If you have a little left over tinsel and aluminum foil, your class can create these fun moon and star mobiles. Poster board or recycled cardboard become your moon and stars; the tinsel gives them sparkle. This would be a great activity...
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Grids

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
This fun presentation includes instructions for a grid game, where the child must follow directions to uncover the hidden treasure. They make Mr. Smiley move up, down, right, and left on the grid until he's reached the designated...
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Puppy Love: Paper Plate Puppies

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A fun and simple craft project, young learners use paper plates, craft sticks, markers and crayons to make dog masks. You can have a discussion before starting the craft project about the differing hair length, color, and size of dogs so...
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Origami Ducks: Geometry, Listening, and Following Directions

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Make origami ducks with your class to reinforce geometry concepts and vocabulary; develop fine motor and visual translation skills; and enrich study of Japanese culture, the pond habitat, or migration. Create a whole group "worksheet"...
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Preschool Comparison Worksheet

For Students Pre-K
Review the concept of size with preschoolers while practicing their direction following skills. Young learners are presented with four sets of images which they must compare to determine which is larger. They are then directed to cross...
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Following Directions

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this following directions worksheet, students follow directions to draw and color objects. Students have 4 objects to draw on.
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"Can Do!" Reading, Writing, and Understanding the Art of Technical Writing

For Teachers 10th
Technical and informational writing is the most common type of writing that students will encounter. Using this SMART board activity, teach your 10th graders the four different types of technical writing. They can then practice following...
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Giving and Taking Directions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write set of written directions from their craft area in either chart or paragraph form, and give the directions orally to a third party who will listen to the directions and complete the task.
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How to Make Mashed Potatoes

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Focus on writing directions using this resource. Learners can read this description of how to make mashed potatoes, and use it as a template for their own instructions. This is a great way to give learners a clear idea of what it takes...
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"How To" Speeches Using iMovie

For Teachers 5th
Challenge your pupils with this innovative how-to activity. Instead of simply having learners write an essay describing how to do a particular activity, this lesson plan has them create an iMovie describing a process.
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Creating How to Stories

For Teachers 1st
A variety of skills are needed to create directions for how to complete a process. In this short lesson, learners use PowerPoint to create a story describing how to make a peanut butter sandwich. By incorporating technology, this lesson...
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How to Make an Edible Brown Bear

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students follow directions on how to make an edible brown bear. In this following directions lesson plan, students make their bear out of bagels, peanut butter, crackers, and more.
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An Introduction to Jan Brett

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the concept of Jan Brett.  In this author study instructional activity, students are introduced to several Jan Brett books with visuals, listening centers, and video.  Students browse the internet in search of...
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Tony's Tiger BITES

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students work with the concept of equivalent fractions. In this equivalent fraction worksheet, students double a recipe, triple a recipe, and reduce a recipe for Tiger BITES by one-half and one-quarter. They apply multiplication and...
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Saving Jaguars

For Teachers 5th
In these reading skills worksheets, 5th graders complete the web about Jaguars using the Time for Kids article. Students answer 4 questions about the chart. Students then answer 10 questions about the jaguar article.
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The U.S. Supreme Court

For Teachers 5th
In these reading skills worksheets, 5th graders read the chart about the branches of the U.S. Government. Students answer 4 questions about the chart. Students then use an issue from the Time for Kids magazine to complete the graphic...
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Follow the Leader

For Teachers K
Students move in different directions and pathways using a variety of locomotor skills, while building on cooperative play skills used when leading or following a partner.
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Auditory Processing: Following Simple Directions 2

For Students K - 2nd
In this listening skills worksheet, students listen to their teacher's simple directions to draw on one of the two pictures in each of the 2 problems.
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Research and Study Skills: Following Directions

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this following directions worksheet, students read the directions in the recipe and answer the questions using the recipe. Students answer 11 questions.
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Follow the Directions: Street Map

For Students 5th
In this directions activity worksheet, 5th graders must follow specific directions to complete the street map. Students must place several key locations on the map using the street grid.
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Create Sentence Structure Books

For Students 5th - 8th
In this sentence structure worksheet, students create sentence structure books including the concepts of subject, predicate, simple sentences, objective pronouns, and more. Students create 8 books total.
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Meet the Virginia Reel

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover how to dance the Virginia Reel.  In this dance activity, 1st graders work as partners to dance the Virginia Reel in front of an audience.  Students analyze how the audience may behave and the patterns within the...
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Physical Interdisciplinary Activity

For Teachers K
Students discover directions and their motor skills by participating in a physical education activity.  In this direction following instructional activity, students are asked to perform certain physical actions all at once and with the...
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Mmm Mmm Good

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders follow a recipe.  For this cooking lesson, 2nd graders are given a recipe and ingredients to prepare food. Students will reflect on their experience in their journals.
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Candy Math

For Teachers K - 5th
Students use graph paper and a bag of candy. In this mathematics instructional activity, students estimate the number of candy one has and then add the groups together. Students put all the candy together and make three equal groups and...
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Make a Crossword Puzzle

For Students Pre-K - 6th
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students follow directions on how to make a crossword puzzle out of their vocabulary words on the internet. Students complete 6 sets of directions.
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Put the Elephant First

For Teachers K
Students recreate the order of animals they read about in a book. In this relative positions lesson, students color and cut out pictures of animals in the book. Sudents glue these onto construction paper and line up like the animals in...
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Why Koala Has A Stumpy Tail

For Teachers K
Students examine Australian folktales. In this folktales lesson, students read the Australian folktale, Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tale. Students list characteristics of the characters from the book. Students act out these characteristics...
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Bear Hunt Obstacle Course

For Teachers Pre-K
Students complete an obstacle course.  In this following directions instructional activity, students read the book Going on a Bear Hunt.  Students learn how to maneuver through the obstacle course, walk through the obstacle course and...
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Cinnamon Ornaments

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create cinnamon ornaments. In this ornament making lesson, students use applesauce, cinnamon and glue to make ornaments. Students use glitter beads, sequins and other art supplies to decorate the ornaments
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Fire Alarms for Safety

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students create a fire safety rules poster. For this fire safety lesson, students inspect their classroom and discuss the best way to exit in case of a fire. Students then make a poster stating the rules and exit plan.
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Shapes Galore!

For Teachers 1st
First graders create two-dimensional shapes. In this shapes lesson, 1st graders learn about different two-dimensional shapes. Students have many hands-on experiences with these shapes including the use of geoboards, shaving cream, yarn,...
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The Pilgrims

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use distance measuring tools to follow directions and chart the path the pilgrims made from Plymouth, England to Boston, Massachusetts. In this Pilgrim voyage instructional activity, students use a map to chart the distance...
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Games Calendar

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this reading and following directions worksheet, students read facts about activities and dates for the 2006 Winter Olympic, cut out event symbols with words, and paste them onto the days of the calendar as directed. Students complete...
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Following Directions: Expanded and Complex Directions

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this expanded and complex directions worksheet, learners indicate which 5 pictures best describe each of the 5 sentences at the bottom of the sheet.
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February

For Students K - 2nd
In this February worksheet, students read and follow written directions. In this color and draw worksheet, students respond to eight directions.
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Follow Directions

For Students 2nd
In this following directions worksheet, 2nd graders read 4 request in 4 boxes and then follow the directions and complete each task required.
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Objects in Space

For Students 1st
In this recognizing where objects are in a picture worksheet, 1st graders draw an "X" on the teachers desk, a triangle next to the flower vase and a square on the door. Students circle the teacher and draw a square above the apple on the...
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Color, Count and Think

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this math worksheet, students practice counting and following directions to color a specified number of boxes the color indicated. Example: Color 3 boxes orange and 2 boxes blue. There are 24 problems with ten boxes in each.
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Count And Color

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this count and color worksheet, students follow the directions to fourteen directives to color in so many boxes a specific color.
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Following Directions 2

For Students K
In this following directions worksheet, students will read three simple directions to color pictures of animals correctly. Then students will write the name of their favorite animal.
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Secret Message: Worksheet #1

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this following directions worksheet, students will have to follow 12 directions in order to decipher a secret message. The message is "Solar energy is renewable."
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Ice Cream Cones

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this reading worksheet, students color in 9 ice cream cones. Students use specific colors for each cone according to the directions.
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Following Directions

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this writing worksheet, students listen to an example of a teacher giving directions. Then, students read 4 hints about writing directions and write their own directions for putting on a coat or using a pencil sharpener.
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Ordinal Numbers

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this math activity, students learn to count with ordinal numbers and place objects in ordinal positions. Students examine 8 rows of boxes, each with specific directions. Example:" Put a yellow ball in the 1st, 3rd and 8th box."...
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Present Glyph

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Present Glyph worksheet, students color in a picture of a present according to the directions. An example direction includes, "If you have already celebrated your birthday this year, draw ten blue circles in the box."
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Cool Fun

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify and text that use sequences or others logical order. Pupils follow a recipe to make pink lemonade, 1st graders follow the directions to make sure it taste rights. Students show the importance of following directions.
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Mi Perro Perdido (My Lost Dog)

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students follow directions, given in the command tense, to find a specified location. They follow directions to find their lost dog.
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Make that Chocolate Sundae

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students write detailed directions for making and eating a chocolate sundae. The sundaes be created and eaten according to the directions that were written.
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Kindergarten Here I Come: Rules

For Teachers K
Designed to thoroughly reinforce your classrooms' rules with young learners, this instructional activity makes several suggestions for instructional procedures to accomplish this goal. For example, repeated questioning and procedures as...
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Noah's Ark: Cut and Paste

For Students Pre-K
A very simple Noah's Ark cut and paste activity, this worksheet requires young learners to use their fine motor skills to cut out four pieces that are used to assemble the picture of an elephant which is then pasted on the Noah's Ark...
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Giving Directions

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
While incomplete, this instructional activity provides an interesting way to approach an activity on giving and following directions. Learners work in groups, using a newspaper and maps, to give each other directions to a specific...
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Fraction Spelling

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders fold a sheet of paper to create four columns. The first step is to write the week's spelling words in the first column. In the second column, the students write in the fraction form for the number of vowels in each word....
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Following Simple Directions: Auditory Processing

For Students K
In this following simple directions: auditory processing activity, students listen to 2 directions read by an adult and draw a line as directed around the correct object from a row of 2 objects.
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The Very Busy Spider Art Project

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students listen to the story The Very Busy Spider  and participate in an art activity related to the book. In this story inspired art lesson, students use a Very Busy Spider printable and cut out the spider's body  and connect the...
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Giving and Following Directions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover how to give and receive directions to complete tasks. In this communication lesson plan, students write directions based on a map of the location of a pizza parlor and delivery locations. 
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Give and Read Multi-Step Directions

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students give and follow directions. In this written communication lesson, students use the provided step-by-step directions to draw pictures, discuss the importance of adequate directions and then explain to other students how they drew...
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Halloween Literature Unit: Arthur’s Halloween

For Teachers K
Students read the story "Arthur's Halloween" and discuss how they have helped someone. In this "Arthur's Halloween lesson plan, students play a game that strengthens their listening skills. Students participate in identifying individual...
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Following Directions

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this following directions worksheet, students mark sets of shapes according to instructions given. An answer key is included on page 2.
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Following Written Directions

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students practice following directions by reading handouts. In this task management lesson, students read a handout instructing them to create an art rubbing using paper, pencil, crayons and a leaf. Students answer study questions about...
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Making a Two - Colorable Map

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students make a two - colorable map by following directions given to them. In this map lesson plan, students follow 5 sets of directions and discuss their activity.
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How to Make a Metric Flip Book

For Students 4th - 6th
In this metric system activity, learners follow the directions on how to make a metric flip book. Students complete 6 pages in the book.
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Oral Language

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use distances on a map to draw a route, give directions, and follow directions. In this map lesson plan, students explain their route and directions orally.
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Easter Flip Card

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this card making worksheet, learners color and cut out pictures of crosses and thread them with another picture. Students make 1 card.
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Valentine's Day Cootie Catcher

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create a Valentine's Day spelling game. In this spelling instructional activity, students do a paper folding activity and add spelling words into the folds. Students then follow the directions to fold the paper and take turns...
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Journey Cake (cooking)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders make journey cakes. In this cooking lesson, 3rd graders read written directions for journey cakes and measure out the ingredients. They cook and discuss the relationship between the cakes and Native Americans. 
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Communion

For Students 4th - 10th
In this communion instructional activity, students follow the directions and look on the internet about communion and make a poster of why communion is important to Christians. Students follow 4 directions.
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Using a Chart or Table

For Students 4th - 6th
In this charts and tables worksheet, students follow directions on setting up charts or tables to help them solve time and addition word problems. Students complete 3 problems.
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Folding and Cutting a Snowflake

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this snowflake instructional activity, students fold and cut a snowflake by following the directions given. Students follow 10 sets of directions.