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Digging into Halloween

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
New ReviewHalloween is the topic of a writing lesson that challenges scholars to research the holiday and create an information product such as a brochure or oral report. A presentation activates prior knowledge in preparation for a small group...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Scholars work through an investigation process to narrow down a question to research. Learners begin by examining the research process, creating a research portfolio, and then vetting two or three possible topics. For extended work, they...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 6

For Teachers 10th Standards
Choose your path carefully. When beginning research, learners must figure out which inquiry path to follow. After determining a path, scholars guide their research based on the theme they chose to further refine the questions they...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Is that source reliable? Learners take a close look at determining which sources give reliable information to use for their research. Scholars use organizers to examine each source based on credibility, accessibility, and relevance....
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Sharks

For Students 2nd Standards
"Dun dun... dun dun." A shark! After second graders read a four-paragraph passage about sharks, they respond to four reading comprehension questions that use the text as a basis for the answers.
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Compare Themes and Topics Across Cultures

For Students 4th Standards
Compare and contrast folktales, myths, and fables in an interactive eBook. The interactive is broken up into three topics: myths, fables, and folktales. Each section includes a reading passage and a guided lesson on the theme, topic, and...
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Terrific Topic Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Strengthen writing skills with a introductory exercise to learn how to write topic sentences. Using an informational reading passage, pupils delineate the types of sentences they read and discern what the topic sentence should be.
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Writing Topic Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
An engaging and quick presentation on writing topic sentences is sure to grab the attention of your elementary writers. The PowerPoint can be modified and includes relevant visual examples.
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Around Town: Neighborhood and Community: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Neighborhood and community is the theme of a unit comprised of extra support lessons. Following practice pages and a teach, blend, guided practice, practice/apply routine, the series of lessons provide additional reinforcement of reading...
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Let’s Look Around!: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of a unit created to provide extra support by way of chants, grand discussion, and practice worksheets. Topics covered include; double final consonants, blending sounds, plurals, high frequency words,...
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Topic, Main Idea, Supporting Detail, and Theme

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Get your class members thinking about a reading passage's topic, main idea, supporting details, and theme with this interactive presentation that asks scholars to define, locate, and review each term.
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Main Idea Three Ideas and Details

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Readers organize and display three ideas that support a topic, as well as two details that support each idea. 
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Main Idea

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The main idea of this resource is that you should take a look if you're planning to teach main ideas in your class! Cover just about everything you need to know about main ideas with a packet of materials that includes information and...
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Choose a Research Writing Topic for an Informational Text

For Students 4th Standards
Select a research topic in the first of ten lessons that walk through each step of writing an informational text. The instructor walks through a three-step process for selecting a just-right topic that the writer will enjoy exploring....
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Informational Text: Central Idea/Theme/Summary

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Set your class up for success with determining a main idea using this set of activities. Pupils work collaboratively to categorize sentence strips by what they are doing (expressing the main idea, adding key details, etc.). They then...
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Generate a Topic Response to a Writing Prompt

For Students 4th Standards
Even with a writing prompt, honing in on a topic to write about can be tricky. The second of seven videos on responding to a narrative prompt gives tools for picking what to focus on in your essay. The instructor walks through reading...
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Teaching "Theme" with Children's Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Theme, moral, topic? What’s the difference? High schoolers listen to a reading of the children’s book, The Cello of Mr. O and then individually identify a series of statements as either being an acceptable or unacceptable thematic...
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Thesis Statements

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A good thesis is hard to craft. Model for your writers how to develop and refine thesis statements with a series of slides that discuss the purpose and format of this all-important sentence. Viewers following along as the process is...
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Basic Guide to Writing an Essay

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Introducing your class to essay writing? The gentle tone, concise explanations, and clear examples provided by a 17-slide presentation introduces young writers to the expository essay format. All that's missing is a complete essay with...
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Genres, Genres Everywhere

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young readers assume the role of Genre Sleuths to investigate the characteristics of folktales, fantasies, and mysteries. For this session you will need to collect a variety of books on a topic you have been studying. Groups then examine...
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Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Part of writing a solid essay comes from reading solid essays. Demonstrating how readers can identify the thesis, main idea, and supporting details in expository texts is the focus of this text-heavy slide show, the third in a series. 
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Writing Process: Revise, Main Ideas

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Reinforce topic and main idea with this writing process practice worksheet. After reading a model, young writers read 3 sets of sentences and eliminate 1 sentence in each set that does not support the main idea. As a final activity,...
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Writing Process: Revise, Topic

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Clarify paragraph focus with this writing process practice worksheet. After reading a model, elementary schoolers read 4 sentences and create a paragraph by choosing the three sentences that belong together. This resource also includes a...
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Hands-On Outlining

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
In order to write an effective outline, children must be able to identify main ideas and supporting details, which is the aim of this fun and kinesthetic activity. The class works on the floor to organize sentence strips prepared by the...
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Teaching Theme With Children's Literature

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify the theme in the children's story The Cello of Mr. O. In this theme lesson plan, students fill out a worksheet, and discuss the difference between theme, moral, and topic.
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Theme vs. Topic

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners use Aesop's fables to examine theme and topic. In this theme and topic lesson, students read different fables and discussing as a class. After hearing more stories learners work in pairs to determine the theme or topic.
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Topic: A Topic Is What Something Is About

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this topic worksheet, students learn that a topic is what something is about. Students complete exercises on 2 pages. Students identify the topic in sentences and tell if the pictures pertain to the topic.
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Online Museum Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
In this technology worksheet, learners research an online museum and select a topic within that museum. They read the story section and summarize it in a paragraph. Then students list five important things that they learned about the...
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Giving Second Graders the Write Skills

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze the steps taken in writing a paragraph in the ten lessons of this unit. Writing for a particular purpose is developed as the conventional grammar skills utilized.
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Conversations: Lesson 10

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders have a discussion about the role, audience, format, and topic of animal communication. In this communication lesson plan, 6th graders discuss in a group for participation points.
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Newsprint Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Learners identify the main question behind their paper and narrow the focus and purpose of their paper. They view their topic from a variety of perspectives and determine their own interest in a particular aspect of a topic. They...
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Essay Organization and Supporting Sentences

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine and organize supporting sentences into a multi-paragraph composition. The lesson focuses on writing as a skill in the formation of a clear and effective communicative tool.
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Pirate Poems

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students increase their awareness of the fundamental of poetry. They write their own poetry on a familiar topic. Students create a paper-bag puppet on which to display their poem. They are told that poetry is a special way to tell a story.
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A Sentence for Life

For Teachers 2nd
What is a sentence? Second graders will explore the components of a sentence in the ten lessons of this unit. The subject, predicate, the process of proofreading, punctuation, and sentence sequence are analyzed in this unit. Handouts and...
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Impromptu Speeches

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students brainstorm their favorite summer activities and volunteers five impromptu speeches. They review the rubric for impromptu speeches and discuss possible topics for speeches. They give impromptu speeches and evaluate each other.
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Cloud Sequence

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students write or draw events inside a cloud to show sequence. Students draw pictures or write to explain a topic in the center cloud. This is great for many grade levels.       
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My Favorite Thing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students write about their favorite thing using all five senses, where possible.
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Using RAFT

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss the roles of topic, audience and format in writing. They, in groups, create a piece of writing and check it for correct use of topic, audience and format. They receive feedback from group members and peers.
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Writing ABC Poetry

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover the background of alphabet poetry and as a group construct a poem on the board. Using all the letters in the alphabet, they individually create their own poems.
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Focus on the Topic When Writing

For Students 7th - 8th
In this focus on the topic when writing worksheet, students read how to select and narrow a topic, check resources and write a thesis sentence.
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A Good Topic Is Clear

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this topics instructional activity, students examine 4 pictures. From two choices, students underline the topic that gives a clear idea of each picture. Students then read four short illustrated stories and write a topic for each.
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AWP 3 Unit 5 Word Search

For Students 9th - 12th
In this language arts worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms related to literature. There are 20 words/phrases located in the puzzle.
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Using a Time Focus- Owl Moon

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students practice writing on a specific topic. Students read "Owl Moon." They chronologically and comprehensively list all events occurring in the story. Students choose one specific event in the story on which to write.
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Designing the Perfect Science Fair Project Webquest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the Scientific Method and define their topic of interest. Students familiarize themselves with how to utilize their resources and create note cards. Students create their written report and display of their...
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Writing: Planning and Organizing

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the five step prewriting process used before writing essays. They select a common topic and determine the purpose,and audience for the essay. They list examples in daily life where planning and organizing are...
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The English alphabet, Spelling

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students practice spelling in an ELL context. In this English language lesson plan, students listen to a rap, learning the spelling of words in context and use a written dialogue in pairs to practice spelling their own names.
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Collaborative Poetry

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars work together to write poems on familiar topics such as tree, river, love, etc. Working in groups, each student writes a line about their topic and passes it to another student. When the poem returns to the originator, the...
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Musical Chairs Topic Critique

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students create topics for other students to write about in the computer lab.