+
Worksheet
Math Stars

Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 7

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Put on your thinking caps because middle school math has never been more interesting in this huge resource full of thought provoking questions. Written as a newsletter, the resource has 10 two-page newsletters with a variety of...
+
Lesson Plan
National Math + Science Initative

Introduction to Decimals

For Teachers 5th Standards
Three activities make up an introductory lesson designed to create a strong foundation in comparing fractions to decimals and exploring and building decimal models. Pupils brainstorm and complete a Venn diagram to show how decimals and...
+
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Getting the Gist and Determining Word Meaning: Paragraphs 12–14 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address (and connecting to Chapter 8)

For Teachers 6th Standards
Groups use a Venn diagram to compare the theme of love and loss in Steve Jobs' 2005 commencement address to Stanford University students and Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy.
+
Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

Comparing Christmas Around the World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Christmas inspired lesson and project ideas that help students sharpen critical thinking skills.
+
Worksheet
Curated OER

Venn Diagrams

For Students 1st
The Venn diagram is such a useful tool! It can be used to provide a visual when comparing things across the curriculum. For this case, learners consider three Venn diagrams that each have a unique set of things in them. They must answer...
+
Organizer
Curated OER

"The Most Dangerous Game" Study Guide Packet

For Students 9th
The comprehensive study guide packet for Richard Connell’s "The Most Dangerous Game" challenges young readers to reflect on hunting as a sport and what it means to be civilized. Using various graphic organizers, including a Cornell Notes...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Saturday Market by Patricia Grossman

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Readers make personal connections to Saturday Market by Patricia Grossman and answer comprehension questions while reading the book. Comparing and contrasting the different characters in a Venn diagram leads to a kinesthetic activity...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Using Details from the Text

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore non-fiction comprehension strategies with your class. They will visualize daily activities and label a 4 circle Venn diagram with related phrases. They must identify the overlapping sections as "main ideas," then complete a...
+
Lesson Plan
Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions K-1 Lessons

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Three lessons and one at-home connection explore 12 professions. In the first instructional activity, scholars examine an online map that displays all 12 careers alongside a video. Lesson two challenges class members to choose two of...
+
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Informational Text Features: Analyzing “Hawaii’s Endangered Happy Face Spider”

For Teachers 5th Standards
Some things are better the second time around. Scholars reread an article about Hawaii's happy face spider, answering text-dependent questions as they read. Then, they use a Venn diagram to compare the text features of interviews and...
+
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

How to Write Like a Scientist in the Field: Introduction to the Elements of Field Journals

For Teachers 5th Standards
It's time to start journaling. Scholars look at examples of science field journals. They work in pairs to examine and complete a note catcher about a field journal. They then add to an anchor chart by discussing the different features...
+
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Analyzing Documentary Videos: “Great Bear Rainforest Remote Camera Project” British Columbia, Canada

For Teachers 5th Standards
Lights, camera, action! Viewers discuss a video about the Great Bear Rainforest Remote Camera Project. As they watch, they find the gist, determine the meaning of unknown words, and analyze the features of a documentary as an...
+
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Mid-Unit Assessment: Evaluating a Novel Versus a Script

For Teachers 5th Standards
How are novels and scripts alike and different? As part of the mid-unit assessment, scholars complete a Venn diagram to compare two types of writing: a novel and a script. Next, they respond to short-answer questions, evaluating passages...
+
Lesson Plan
Scholastic

Pilgrim and Wampanoag Daily Life for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Thirteen steps make up a lesson plan that challenges pupils to compare and contrast the daily lives of Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe. Learners revisit the Graffiti Wall then break into small groups for an investigative reading...
+
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Mid-Unit Assessment: Small Group Discussion: How Do Modern Poems Portray Modern Adversities?

For Teachers 6th Standards
How is a poem similar to and different from a news article? Pupils use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the two genres. Also, as part of a mid-unit assessment, scholars participate in small-group discussions based on poetry...
+
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Seeing, Hearing, and Comparing Genres: A Poem and a Letter

For Teachers 6th Standards
One can never be too prepared. Pupils prepare for their upcoming mid-unit assessment by writing their group norms for small group discussions. Additionally, scholars read and listen to a poem, comparing the two experiences using a Venn...
+
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Contrasting Evidence: “Water Is Life” and The Big Thirst

For Teachers 7th Standards
Sometimes differing arguments support the same claim. Scholars complete a graphic organizer comparing how two authors support the claim that people need to better manage the world's water supply. Pupils also complete a graphic organizer...
+
Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

How We Are Alike And Different

For Teachers K Standards
Scholars develop social awareness by exploring the concept of similarities and differences. Learners examine two beverages and use a Venn diagram to identify similarities and differences. They tally each item to identify if they are more...
+
Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

Similar and Different

For Teachers 4th Standards
Using a Venn diagram, pupils compare the similarities and differences between two classmates. Next, they review the CARE acronym (Collaboration, Acceptance, Respect, Empathy) and discuss how it applies to diversity in the classroom.
+
Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

Fly Your Kite

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Encourage scholars to become a productive community member with a kite-themed lesson. Following a review and discussion, learners complete a Venn diagram that displays the connection between character traits needed to make a home and...
+
eBook
CK-12 Foundation

CK-12 Middle School Math Concepts - Grade 6

For Students 6th Standards
Twelve chapters cover a multitude of math concepts found in the Common Core standards for sixth grade. Each title provides a brief explanation of what you will find inside the chapter—concepts from which you can click on and learn more...
+
Unit Plan
Radford University

Government Spending

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Spend some time with lines of best fit. An informative unit has learners investigate government spending. They research data on poverty, educational spending, social security, and defense spending, and then analyze lines of best fit for...
+
Lesson Plan
J. Paul Getty Trust

Ambitious Women Artists at Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Ambition is the keyword of a lesson that focuses on the contributions made by famous female artists. Specifically looking at European artists, Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, scholars examine a piece of their work then...
+
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts about Poison Dart Frogs: Poison!

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Scholars compare and contrast two informational texts about Poison Dart Frogs. A brief vocabulary review and discussion lead the way to a two-part close reading—the first reading for gist the second reading for details. Followed by a...