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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 8: Native Americans

For Teachers 5th Standards
Over five weeks, fifth graders listen to and discuss reading passages that explore the connection between Native Americans and nature. Following daily readings, scholars practice word work, including prefixes, root words, suffixes,...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 6: The Reformation

For Teachers 5th Standards
Over three weeks, fifth graders read about and discuss the Reformation which saw religion and politics shift across Europe. Following daily readings, young scholars practice spelling, grammar, and morphology skills such as prefixes,...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 3: Adventures of Don Quixote

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders explore the Adventures of Don Quixote in a four-week language arts unit. Scholars listen to and discuss a new chapter each day as well as examine vocabulary and practice word work including suffixes, subject-verb agreement,...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 6: American Revolution

For Teachers 4th Standards
The American Revolution is the theme of a five-week unit that focuses on reading, grammar, morphology, and writing. Scholars read and respond to texts, practice spelling and word work, and write paragraphs. Assessments gauge comprehension.
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 5: Geology

For Teachers 4th Standards
Over four weeks, fourth graders participate in a geology-themed unit. Scholars listen to informational texts, discuss readings, and complete word work and grammar lessons. Writing practice includes drafting an informational pamphlet, a...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Third Grade Skills Unit 9: The Age of Exploration

For Teachers 3rd Standards
The Age of Exploration is the theme of a unit designed to boost third-grade ELA skills. Scholars practice spelling patterns, examine words with prefixes and suffixes, build sentences with linking words, and use comparative and...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Third Grade Skills Unit 8: Native American Storiess

For Teachers 3rd Standards
An interdisciplinary unit focuses on third-grade ELA skills and Native American stories. Over two weeks, scholars practice spelling patterns, work with plural possessive nouns and suffixes, and identify between its and it's. Readings...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Third Grade Skills Unit 7: What’s in Our Universe?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Over four weeks, third graders participate in lessons that boost spelling, grammar, reading, and writing skills. Scholars explore spelling patterns, suffixes, singular and plural possessive nouns, quotations, and conjunctions....
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Third Grade Skills Unit 6: Gods, Giants, and Dwarves

For Teachers 3rd Standards
The halfway mark of a series offers final skills practice in spelling patterns, suffixes, and building sentences with conjunctions in preparation for assessments that gauge proficiency. Remediation and enrichment follow the test results...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Third Grade Skills Unit 4: Stories of Ancient Rome

For Teachers 3rd Standards
A unit covering stories of Ancient Rome examines spelling rules, suffixes, verbs, quotation marks, writing, and dictionary skills. Lessons follow a similar routine; reading, skills practice, and extension activities, followed by...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Third Grade Skills Unit 5: Adventures in Light and Sound

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Light and sound are the themes of a unit focused on third-grade skills. Scholars practice spelling patterns, grammar—adverbs, adjectives, synonyms, writing sentences with conjunctions, and listening and responding to read-aloud. Over...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Third Grade Skills Unit 2: Rattenborough’s Guide to Animals

For Teachers 3rd Standards
An animal-themed unit focuses on third-grade skills. Scholars practice spelling patterns, prefixes, suffixes, and grammar concepts—nouns, verbs, adjectives, subjects, predicates, and sentences. Assessments gauge proficiency.
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Second Grade Skills Unit 1: The Cat Bandit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
For twenty-two lessons over five weeks, scholars practice sound-spelling correspondence, spelling patterns, tricky words, and reading decodable text. Assessments aid in small group formation and gauge comprehension. Lessons begin with a...
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Unit Plan
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Core Knowledge Foundation

First Grade Skills Unit 5

For Teachers 1st Standards
Twenty-two lessons make up a unit that focuses on first-grade skills. Scholars examine spelling alternatives—their rules and patterns, practice tricky spelling and high-frequency words, explore plural nouns and sentences, read a...
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Activity
Florida Center for Reading Research

Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Game

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
How well do you know your affixes? Find out how proficient your learners are with a game that requires them to define various affixes and use them to create words that will go into sentences.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Vocabulary Building

For Teachers 1st - 4th
A fabulous language arts lesson plan has readers focus on the vocabulary in the key words, expand and build new vocabulary, and practice three grammar concepts. They recognize key words as they relate to communicating at work. Pupils...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Unlocking New Words: Partner Presentations

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Following extensive modeling about how to apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to learn new words, partner teams create brief word presentations to teach new vocabulary to the class. Preselect words from upcoming social studies,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

English Skills Worksheet (6.203)

For Students 5th - 6th
In this multiple English activities worksheet, students complete a variety of assignments: write three onomatopoeia sentences, add ten endings to ten words, give the root words to eight words, play two rounds of word chess, find the...
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Activity
Digital Public Library of America

Voting Rights Act of 1965

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Despite the passing of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, as well as the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the struggle to ensure fair voter registration and election procedures continues. Young historians...
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Unit Plan
Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Immerse yourself in the world of giant bugs, rolling peaches, and brave little boys with an interdisciplinary unit on James and the Giant Peach. Young readers focus on the scientific themes of Roald Dahl's classic novel with bug hunts,...
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Worksheet
K12 Reader

Change the Verbs to Nouns

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Come one, come all to the grammar magic show—where you can transform verbs into nouns! A practice worksheet lists 10 verbs that require suffixes in order to become nouns.
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Worksheet
K12 Reader

Change the Nouns to Adjectives

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
A 10-item practice page requires scholars to change nouns to adjectives by adding the appropriate suffix. 
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Worksheet
K12 Reader

Change the Verbs to Adverbs

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
A 10-item worksheet challenges scholars to change verbs to adverbs using their knowledge of adjectives and suffixes. 
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Lesson Plan
Penguin Books

An Educator's Guide to Matilda

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Chances are, you've got some precocious Matilda fans in your class! Use a thorough set of lesson plans to address Roald Dahl's classic novel about a bright girl who just wants to be understood. Vocabulary exercises, comprehension...