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Writing a Classroom Story

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Remember a special event with a book written by the class. As a whole, scholars discuss a field trip, visitor, or assembly recounting events that stand out in their memory. While you record learners' input, participants practice their...
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Folktales from Around the World

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Compare and contrast folktales with a lesson plan that spotlights three commonalities among those from different cultures. A whole-class discussion about folktales leads the way to a group activity that challenges scholars to read...
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The Incredible Carbon Journey: Play the Carbon Journey Game

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Class members explore the carbon cycle in the final installment of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series. They play a simulation game where they walk through the steps carbon takes as it cycles through the different layers of...
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Are You Climate Literate?: Play the Essential Principles Challenge

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Installment eight of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series tests the class's understanding of climate. Scholars play alone or in small groups to assess their understanding of climate systems, causes of climate change, and...
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Grade 5 Math Module 1, Topic C, Lesson 7

For Teachers 5th Standards
Step up or step down to rounding. Using a vertical number line, the lesson shows pupils the significance of rounding up or rounding down. Teachers encourage scholars to write the number in unit form and decide which form helped the most...
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Grade 2 Literacy in Social Studies: Where Is Home?

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What makes a community? How communities differ? Young scholars research different types of communities, small rural towns, and large crowded cities. They respond to writing prompts, and write essays in groups to understand the wide...
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Two-Way Conversation

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Four conversational levels set the mark for target speaking skills among young scholars. Designed to take place throughout every school day, peers are encouraged to hold an on-topic conversation using appropriate turn-taking and follow...
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Butterflies: A Symbol of Dia de los Muertos

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What role does the monarch butterfly play in the holiday, Dia de los Muertos? Find out with a instructional activity that sheds light on symbolism and cultural traditions. A KWL chart shares scholars' knowledge of the holiday and what...
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Do Your Words Match Your Meaning?

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Nonverbal communication is the focus of a instructional activity that explores the use of body language. First, an interactive feelings game familiarizes scholars with a variety of emotions. Then partners roleplay scenarios in which one...
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Make a Star Wars Folder Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Star Wars is the theme of a hands-on activity that challenges scholars to design a board game equipped with written instructions. Following a whole-class discussion, participants work collaboratively or independently to make, test, and...
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Too Much? Not Enough? Adjusting Recipes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Fractions and mixed numbers are the focus of a lesson that challenges scholars to examine cooking recipes. Following a discussion of favorite foods, mathematicians work in small groups to adjust recipes based on how many people plan to...
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Discover Christmas Trees (Grades K-2)

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young scholars explore the science, history, and geography of Christmas trees with six engaging activities. Read-alouds and class discussions lead the way to learning experiences such as singing, role-playing, going on a field trip,...
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Discover Christmas Trees (Grades 3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Six activities cover the science, geography, and history of Christmas trees. Starting with a discussion and viewing of a video that highlights how trees in Oregon are harvested, scholars work independently or collaboratively on the...
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Be a Leader

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
A lesson takes a close look at the skills and characteristics of leaders in the classroom as well as around the world. In groups, scholars brainstorm and list common qualities that make up a strong leader. Using their list, peers design...
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ABCs for You and Me

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
The alphabet is the focus of a instructional activity that challenges scholars to identify letters through hands-on activities. Young readers go alphabet fishing using alphabet cards, paper clips, magnets, and poles. A read-aloud of your...
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How Are You Feeling Today?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Familiarize scholars with a variety of emotions with a lesson plan that challenges young friends to draw and identify characteristics of specific feelings. As pupils walk through a presentation about emotions, they discuss their...
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Acrostic Poetry

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An acrostic poem is the focus of a lesson designed to encourage scholars to express themselves through poetry. Using their name, young writers brainstorm adjectives that best describe them then share their work with their peers to better...
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Beautiful Utah!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
When you're planning your next trip, don't overlook the lovely state of Utah! Elementary class members learn more about the Beehive State before creating a poster and presenting their research to peers.
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Reading Comprehension Learning Centers

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
There are many ways to read a book. A literacy lesson plan groups learners into five centers, including story questions, plot maps, event sequencing, and character profiles, to deepen their understanding of a selected book or story.
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A Toolkit for Promoting Empathy in Schools

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Instill kindness with a unit all about empathy. Lessons and activities follow a prepare, engage, reflect, and action sequence. Learning experiences include making the classroom a safe environment, peer-invented handshakes, discussions...
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The Represented World: Recreational STEM

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How are forces and motion important to a swing set? Scholars explore the concepts of force and motion using swing sets. In preparation for their own STEM design project, individuals take surveys and data from peers, complete labs on...
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Discovering Integrated Pest Management: Grades 2–7

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
How are pests managed in a way that supports ecosystems? Individuals explore insects and ecology with a variety of hands-on activities. They learn about ecosystems and food webs by playing a modified game of tag and learn about the...
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Cookie Dough

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Raise the understanding of multiplication and division. The resource provides a set of assessments and activities to help with the understanding of multiplication and division around the topic of fund raising. There is an initial...
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Hands-On Data Analysis

For Teachers 6th Standards
Jump at the chance to use this resource. A kinesthetic activity has classmates jumping in several different ways (standing, single-step, and multiple-step jumps) to create handprints on poster paper taped to the wall. They measure the...