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Bring Read-to-Learn Activities into Your Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Shift your instruction from teacher-centered to student-centered, which requires learners to do the heavy lifting.
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Behind the Scenes of an ESL Classroom Part Three

For Teachers Higher Ed
Learning ways to teach in a different country when the rules of the game are not the same.
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The Meaning of Christmas Told through a Mexican Folktale

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Using a Tomie dePaola story, The Legend of the Poinsettia, your class can explore the meaning of Christmas.
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New Picture Books to Complement Your Curriculum

For Teachers K - 8th
These picture books are for primary learners and older students alike.
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Write an Introductory Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
In an argumentative essay, the introductory paragraph is the primary opportunity to get your readers' attention and tell them why the issue you are discussing is important. Demonstrate to your young writers how to construct an organized...
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Draft a Concluding Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
"A weak conclusion leaves the reader with an unfinished argument." Don't let your young writers fall into this trap! This is a great method for writing a concluding paragraph to an argumentative essay, which includes summarizing the main...
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Draft Body Paragraphs for Argumentative Writing

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
After compiling the necessary research and organizing information in an outline, your young writers will learn how to add context and quality to details in order to construct a well developed paragraph. This is the sixth video in a...
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Develop Support for an Argument in Opinion Writing

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This resource provides an excellent explanation of how to begin developing support for main ideas in a writing piece. Young writers will work through a step-by-step process of developing supporting details that serve to prove the topic...
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Comparing Christmas Around the World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Christmas inspired lesson and project ideas that help students sharpen critical thinking skills.
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Developing Reading Fluency: Selecting a Text and Practicing Reading Aloud

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Young readers continue to strengthen their fluency skills with a text of their choosing. The teacher first engages the class with an audio recording or read-aloud of a short poem, modeling for children how to read fluently. Next it's...
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Developing Reading Fluency: Criteria for Reading Aloud

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders develop their reading superpowers in a lesson plan on fluency. After first listening to an audio recording or teacher read aloud, the class works together identifying criteria for fluent reading, focusing on phrasing, rate,...
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Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)

For Teachers 4th Standards
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Learners begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first...
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On-Demand Assessment: Writing of an Information Paragraph About How a Bullfrog Survives

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Having read and discussed Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, third graders demonstrate their bullfrog expertise by writing informational paragraphs. Building on the note-taking and paragraph planning from the previous lesson plan, learners...
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Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently...
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Rereading Portions of the Iroquois Constitution and Eagle Song: "Somebody In Wanted But So"

For Teachers 4th Standards
A new close reading approach is introduced as learners continue with the novel Eagle Song in the twelfth instructional activity of this unit. This reading comprehension strategy focuses on identifying the character, setting, motivation,...
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Learning from Aionwahta and Danny's Father (Chapter 4, "The Visit")

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders continue reading and discussing Eagle Song in the thirteenth lesson of a literature unit. Starting with small group discussions about different aspects of Native American culture, readers analyze the beliefs held by...