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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Varying Perspectives on World War II

For Teachers 8th Standards
The three units in Module 3A focus on Japanese-American relations during world War II and use Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand as the central text. The lessons in the Unit 1...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 1, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Perspectives in Southern Sudan

For Teachers 7th Standards
Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk to Water is the anchor text for a collection of 14 lessons that ask seventh graders to consider how culture, time, and place influence the development of identity. Lessons prepare scholars to read a text...
16 Items in Collection
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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...
13 Items in Collection
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Speaking & Listening: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Resources that promote speaking and listening, comprehension and collaboration, and the presentation of knowledge and ideas are featured in this collection. All the resources address grade 11-12 Speaking and Listening Common Core standards.
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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The reporting, both in professional news sources and on social media, of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provides 21st Century learners with an opportunity of consider how social media can...
16 Items in Collection
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Speaking and Listening: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Prepare for class discussions and multimedia presentations with a collection focused on the eighth grade Common Core standards for speaking and listening. With projects designed to enhance the ways that learners communicate with each...
28 Items in Collection
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Speaking and Listening: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders practice important discussion skills, adapt their language to suit the situation, and prepare well-structured presentations with multimedia elements. Use a collection of Common Core-designed lessons and activities to work...
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The Successful Student

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What's the key to a successful student? Knowing learning styles and tapping into what makes them click. Use this collection to motivate your class to become the best students they can be!
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Read Across America Classroom Activity Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Celebrate the legendary Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a plethora of activities set to five stories—The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and Green Eggs and Ham. Activities include...
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Think-Pair-Share

For Students 2nd - 12th Standards
Ever ask students to share their thoughts with a partner, but then hear them only talking about their weekend plans? Nip that common classroom practice in the bud with this worksheet, in which class members log the content of their...
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Science Talk: How do Bullfrogs Survive

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Following the reading of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the ninth activity in this unit involves emerging experts in a science talk about how bullfrogs survive. Looking back through the text, young scholars prepare for the...
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Choosing a Book That Interests Me: Seeking the Superhero Reader in Me

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Selecting a "power book" and engaging in a structured class discussion are the learning targets for this fourth lesson in a larger unit. It is designed as a beginning of the year unit for establishing norms and routines in the classroom....
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Laughing Matters

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Is laughter really the best medicine? Middle and high schoolers discuss the truth behind this adage by reading and discussing a New York Times article about Dr. Patch Adams. They participate in a round-table debate in response to...
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Untying the Knot

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What are the current trends in divorce? What contributes to this? Examine celebrity relationship trends and how they relate to the general public with this discussion lesson. Middle schoolers analyze the results of a Census Bureau study...
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Bill of Rights: Do I Have a Right?

For Teachers 8th Standards
New ReviewAliens have taken over the United States! Citizens can only keep two rights laid out in the first 10 amendments of the Constitution and must figure out which ones are best. Young scholars research the importance of each amendment and key...
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Keep Finding the Positive

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewGroup members take on roles to create a positive classroom community. Learners perform their role—leader, recorder, presenter, timekeeper, encourager, and collector—in preparation for a formal presentation of their positive thinking...
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Covers by Nikki Giovanni

For Students 1st Standards
Over three days, scholars listen to and read the poem, "Covers" by Nikki Giovanni. Learners complete a graphic organizer by sketching their visualizations from each stanza then discuss their pictures with a peer. Pupils answer...
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Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

For Students 1st Standards
A 3-day exam assesses readers' comprehension. After hearing a passage from the story Kittens First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, scholars work with a partner to discuss and sketch what they found memorable. Peers share their final products...
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Setting up for Socratic Seminars

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
You've heard of Socratic Seminars, but how do you implement them into a standard classroom? An introductory lesson includes everything you need to get your learners talking, including step-by-step instructions, explanatory handouts, and...
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On Leave in Paris: Maps as Primary Sources

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Primary sources—even those that seem mundane—offer a window into those who experienced history. Using a Red Cross map offered to soldiers stationed in Paris after World War II alongside worksheet questions, scholars consider what life...
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Vegetarianism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do Mike Tyson, Ellen DeGeneres, and Paul McCartney have in common? They're all famous vegetarians. Using the resource, scholars learn about the pros and cons of eating a vegetarian diet. They read a fascinating history of...
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Vaccines for Kids

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
All 50 US states require vaccinations for children entering public schools. Pupils set out to determine whether these requirements are fair with a thought-provoking resource. They read an interesting history of vaccines, watch pro and...
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Universal Basic Income

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should the United States adopt a universal basic income? After reading brief background information, scholars research the debate topic by reviewing the top three pros and cons. They also respond to a survey question and review other...
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Tablets vs. Textbooks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learners decide if tablets should replace textbooks in K-12 schools. They watch four pro and con videos and discover the history of the tablets-versus-textbooks debate. As a bonus, the resource allows them to submit their own comments...