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Elsie Marley

For Teachers K - 2nd
The nursery rhyme "Elsie Marley" is used to help childrent determine the meaning of the verses. They act out the rhyme, chant the rhyme as a class and complete a cloze activity. Afterward, they add the rhyme to their "My Very Own Nursery...
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Create a Music Carnival

For Teachers 2nd
This outstanding lesson will encourage your students to combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, tone and color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They create a music carnival to "Peter and the Wolf"...
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A Tale of Two Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students develop their classification and math skills using the stories "The Three Little Pigs" (Galdone 1970) and "Cinderella" (Grimm and Grimm 1981). They compare the two stories using venn diagrams, simple maps, and problem solving.
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Math Word Problems

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
After reading The Mitten by Jan Brett, youngsters willuse the characters in the story to write word problems for addition and subtraction. For example, they may state that a rabbit had 7 carrots and then lost 2, how many were left? There...
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A Light in the Storm

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Examine the genre of historical fiction while reading A Light in the Storm. They extract events in chronological order to make a timeline. Then, they use information in the book important to the characters to create a presentation of an...
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Stop! Explore Go!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars examine a three-step process for making decisions and how their peers can influence them in different ways. They role-play different roles when making decisions and other students reflect on how they feel about the activity.
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Understanding Fractions

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this recognizing fractions worksheet, students observe explanations and examples of pie charts and bars and use them to color, write the fraction of the shaded part, and draw and color pie charts. They will solve thirty-two problems.
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Presentation to Class and School

For Teachers 4th - 8th
How's the weather today? Elementary and middle schoolers plan severe weather awareness day in this lesson on research presentations. They present their research reports, along with their action plan and any other associated products...
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Map Your School

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners participate in a project to map their school. They measure and graph various areas around the school. Students find the longitude and latitude of the school and research the school's history, and highlight special important areas.
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Just a Minute!

For Teachers K - 12th
Students put the standard measure of clock time -- the minute -- in perspective. This lesson plan can be modified for virtually any grade level. They write about what they learned about a minute as a result of the activities.
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May I Take Your Order, Please?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils read a story, boil down that story to 5 to 7 key events, create a sequencing quiz to go with the story and have their classmates take the quiz. They will the strategy of sequencing by reading various stories (that they are not...
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Mystery Lessons

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learn about mysteries with your readers. They will investigate plot, basic elements of mystery, famous characters, and become familiar with genre vocabulary. Bring in props and mystery books to begin and then have learners create story...
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Revive, Contemplate, Integrate

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students recognize flags as a symbol through writing and imagery. For this artifact lesson, students investigate Tibetan prayer flags and their significance. Students create personal prayer flags and write about their life experience of...
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What is a mystery?

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What is a mystery? Learners complete an anagram worksheet to discover the mystery genre. First, they listen as the teacher reads from All About Mysteries and notes defining words on the board. Then they read a mystery and examine it for...
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Marshmallow Geometry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this three-dimensional shapes geometry lesson, learners identify geometric solids and name their properties. They define "face," "edge," and "vertex," and construct geometric solids using marshmallows as vertices and toothpicks as edges.
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Respect

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Investigate "respect" with your class. They will participate in a think/share activity in which they complete sentence starters about their personal experience with "respect." Then they view a video clip in which Holocaust survivors...
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Juan Verdades

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Cement comprehension skills using the strategies in this activity. After reading the story, Juan Verdades by Joe Hays, learners use context clues to answer questions, identify main ideas and details, and sequence events.
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The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Practice comprehension skills using the story, The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon by Bea Uusma Schyffert. Learners answer questions, fill out graphic organizers, and engage in extension activities involving writing and...
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The Summer of the Swans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The Summer of the Swans, by Betsy Byars, is a 160-page chapter book about a family going through a difficult time. Complement your reading of Byars' book with this detailed outline of each chapter. Every section includes comprehension...
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Dancing Lights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners view artwork and navigate the Internet, and read books to learn about the Aurora Borealis.  In this Northern Lights lesson plan, students complete a KWL and separate the facts from the myths about the Northern lights. Learners...
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Everybody Is Unique: A Lesson in Respect for Others' Differences

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners of all ages talk about the meaning of the word "unique," and draw a truly unique person, one part at a time. They create a totally unique person, with a head drawn by one student, a torso drawn by another student, and lower body...
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Pay It Forward Project

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Create a list of random acts of kindness and have your class perform them during a designated week. Learners will also participate in a project centered around being kind to others. Each grade chooses their kindness project, and then...
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Story Telling through Photography

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Use this writing and photography lesson plan in your descriptive writing unit. Elementary and middle schoolers write and create a story line incorporating photos from Inspiration or their own personal photos. They experiment with...
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Online —On Stage—and Action

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Use your tablets to participate in a culture-sharing project with a class in a foreign country. Your class can communicate and share ideas with a class in another country, swapping information regarding language and culture. Together you...