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Interpreting Data from Birdfeeders

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
What kinds of birds live in your area? Read a book about birds to your learners and explore their feeding patterns. Charts and graphs are provided in this three page packet, but consider assigning the basic questions if using with young...
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Theme Unit: Owls

For Teachers K - 8th
Hoot, Hoot, Hooray! Young researchers will hoot over these owl-related activities and become all the wiser for their study of our fascinating feathered friends. After researching an owl of their choice, class members draw a life-size...
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Penguins All Around

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
What youngster doesn't love penguins? Use the ImageBlender on this website, Pics4Learning.com, to create a slide show of Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo, and Rockhopper penguin images. Then learners can pick an image from the collage to...
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Calendar Time

For Teachers K Standards
Use circle time to work on counting. Kindergarteners practice the months of the year, say the full date, chart the day's temperature, count to 100, and sing the alphabet song. This kind of daily routine cultivates deep roots for...
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Amazing Living Things

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young readers learn how to use the features of informational texts, such as the contents page and chapter title, to help them in reading these kinds of texts. In this lesson, they practice this strategy while reading the book Amazing...
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Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
It's a fact: kids love bugs! With this lesson, young learners explore reading informational texts and conducting research while learning about their favorite insects. Spark learners' interest by reading a book about one kind of bug and...
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Coco’s Bell

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Explore independent reading strategies with the story Coco's Bell. Discussion questions are listed for reading comprehension and connecting to the literature. A writing prompt asks learners to make a prediction. Think through this story...
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New Information

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young readers explore informational texts as they read a text entitled Giant Pandas by Gail Gibbons. The teacher will begin by explaining that one characteristic of informational texts is that they teach the reader new information and...
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Blind Taste Test

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Fun with food! Youngsters learn to try healthy food, trust their classmates and use descriptive words all through a blind taste test. In pairs, one child is blindfolded and the other child feeds them samples of various fruits and...
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Shape Hunt

For Teachers K - 2nd
Explore the world of shapes! After free tangram exploration and pair share time, learners describe various patterns and shapes in both the natural and designed world. They investigate the use of tangrams to create patterns and shapes.
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How Long Do Animals Live?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
  Looking for a short reading activity to do with your young learners? Discuss animals and their life expectancy with Beth Braddock’s How Long Do Animals Live?. Simple comprehension questions are provided, and there’s a short writing...
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Rainforest Conservation Postcards and Comics

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Culminate your study of the rainforest by creating postcards to send to government representatives or comic strips that teach about conservation of threatened resources. Elementary schoolers use images from Pics4Learning to design...
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Matter: The 3 States of Water

For Teachers K - 2nd
The states of water are the focus of this PowerPoint. The presentation includes definitions of liquids, solids, and vapors. It also includes examples and illustrations of each of the states of water and information about how water can...
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Meet the Plants

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Are you looking for a PowerPoint that identifies and explains the job each plant part performs? Perhaps you've found it! Examples of different types of plants, as well as common household items derived from plants are included. The text...
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TV Weather Announcers

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Elementary schoolers collect and record weather data for their local area using data from newspapers, Web sites, and television reports. The read and record data daily, and groups prepare a presentation on their findings for the entire...
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Maggie's Adventures Grades 1-2

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students use Maggie's Learning Adventures online activity. They play a matching or memory game to become aware of homophones. Students recognize that there two ways to use many words. They practice with noun or verb identification by...