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#### Number Rights

You do not have to be whole to be important. Individuals watch a video on the importance of rational numbers on the number line. Scholars use their knowledge to rename numbers on the number line as well as place rationals on a number...

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#### A Christmas Carol - The Story

Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...

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#### Sports Word Work Literacy Pack

Hockey, home runs, and helmets: your next sports-themed reading unit is here! Twelve tasks invite young readers to match unscramble sports words, create categories, count vowels and consonants, mark syllables, alphabetize words in the...

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#### Writing an Opinion: Buddies that Bark or Purr-fect Pets?

Which animal is best for you—a dog or cat? Why? Engage third graders in an opinion writing assessment that prompts them to read facts about both pets, and then write and decide which pet is best for them.

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#### Reasoning About Multiplication and Area

How are area and multiplication related? It turns out that they are one in the same. Use a performance task to assess third grader's ability to reason about area using tiling and multiplication. They must demonstrate their ability to...

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#### Identity-Based Bullying

What is identity? What is bullying? What is identity-based bullying? After discussing these questions as a class, pupils engage in partner discussions before participating in a small group activity to act out bullying scenarios. Then,...

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#### Disaster Preparedness Activity Book

Join the American Red Cross as well as Mickey and friends as they help to prepare young scholars for natural disasters. After reading brief informational passages about earthquakes, floods, fires, storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes,...

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#### Native American Literature

Celebrate and honor Native American culture with this set of graphic organizers that showcases literature like The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses and A Boy Called Slow as well as three other Native American literature books. Learners compare...

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#### What Makes Flatulence

Have you ever wanted to use a whoopie cushion during a middle school class? If so, then this is the lesson for you! Pupils conduct an experiment to observe the build-up of gases as food breaks down. While recognizing the role of giggling...

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#### “I Can’t Live Without You!” A Close-up Examination of Microorganisms Involved in Mutually Beneficial Symbiotic Relationships

To gain an understanding of symbiotic relationships that exhibit nature working together, scholars create slides of three different microorganisms working in symbiotic relationships. Through careful observation, they learn why termites,...

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#### Area and Perimeter

Get third graders excited to work find area and perimeter of unit squares, rectangles, and irregular shapes. A 36-page packet comes with task cards, graphic organizers, practice worksheets, printables with squares, exit tickets, and word...

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#### Order of Operations Task Cards (2)

Young mathematicians use their PEMDAS knowledge to solve 20 different task cards. They evaluate expressions to find the answer of multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and exponential problems. Then, they record their answers...

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#### Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...

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#### Voyage of Discovery

Did you know that Pluto is smaller than the United States of America? It is difficult to conceptualize the size of planets and the distance between them, and the activity addresses those exact issues. After a discussion, pupils create...

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#### Out of the Dust: Cubing Strategy

Imagine using a six-sided cube to encourage readers to analyze a topic in greater depth. Create a cube, label each of the six sides with one of Bloom's comprehension levels, and you're ready to launch a discussion of a text. Although...

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#### Impact Craters: A Look at the Past

The Galle crater on Mars is also known as the Happy Face crater because of its appearance. First, scholars use pebbles and flour to simulate craters and study their properties. They then apply this knowledge to help decipher the history...

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#### Is There Anyone Out There?

What is an alien's favorite game? All-star baseball! Scholars start defining living and non-living. Then, they conduct experiments to research if life exists, keeping in mind that life could be in many forms, not just human.

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#### Where to Look For Life?

Every year we discover new planets including more than 1,000 in 2016 alone. Will we ever find life on another planet? The activity includes two activities to help scholars understand this concept. First, they analyze the temperature...

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#### Review Sheets: Basic Mathematics 2

A good mix of Pre-Algebra problems, learners tackle everything from proportions and equations, to polygons and circles. The sections are broken up by topic with a list of the skills that are required to complete the questions.

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#### Review Sheets: Basic Mathematics 1

Here is a worksheet that is 3/4 fraction practice and 1/4 skills guide. The problems are organized by concept and each section bullet points the skills needed to accomplish them. The problems are straightforward practice with word...

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#### Math Academy Dining Out!

Reinforce fractions skills with a dining out themed unit consisting of four fraction lesson plans, a quiz, and student and teacher surveys. Through activities and learning games, scholars use fractions and percents to order food, count...

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#### Pond Scum: Investigating Microorganisms

Sometimes things can be hidden in plain sight. Assist your young biologists as they explore the hidden lives of microorganisms surviving in water. Pupils bring samples of water to class and view these under the microscope to witness the...

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#### Teaching with Aesop's Fables

Bring the applicable morals of Aesop's Fables to your classroom with a series of reading comprehension activities. With 12 different fables with activities and exercises, the packet focuses on the ways learners can apply the fables and...

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#### Coordinate Plane Treasure Hunt

Similar to the game Battleship®, partners try and determine where the opponent buried their treasures on the hidden coordinate plane. Two types of planes are provided, one with only quadrant one and one with all four for a higher...

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#### The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Did you realize the visible light spectrum is less than three percent of the electromagnetic spectrum? A hands-onlesson includes five activities and experiments for scholars to explore and discover many advanced science concepts. They...

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#### Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 6

Think, question, brainstorm, and make your way through a newsletter full of puzzles and word problems. The resource includes 10 different newsletters, all with interesting problems, to give class members an out-of-the box math experience.

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#### Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers

As an assessment or worksheet this resource has 10 versions of adding and subtracting negative numbers. Each version comes with two options, one with an answer choice box and one without. Let this resource do the work for you when...

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#### Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a instructional activity about literary devices. As...

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#### Introduction to Decimals

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...

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#### Daily Warm-Ups: Grammar and Usage

If grammar practice is anywhere in your curriculum, you must check out an extensive collection of warm-up activities for language arts! Each page focuses on a different concept, from parts of speech to verbals, and provides review...

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#### Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...

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#### Character Builder

Characters in a story are more than a name to remember. Use a character builder worksheet to write out a character's appearance, background, personality, attributes, and story relevance, including whether they are a main or minor...

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#### SuccessMaker® Reading Comprehension

A collection of reading passages is packed with various skills to enhance fourth graders reading comprehension. From distinguishing between fact and opinion to describing character's feelings and recognizing elements of plot, the...

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#### Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Fifth graders put their fraction knowledge to work by reading word problems and deciding whether to add or subtract the given fractions. Terms such as combined, total, difference, and left indicate which operation to use.

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#### Fraction Location on Number Line

Once your class has mastered the identification of fractions, have them locate fractions on a number line. This sheet reinforces interval sizes of parts included in a whole, and directly relates to the standards associated with Common...

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#### Persuasive Writing - Introductory Paragraph Review

Master a well-organized thesis statement with a short activity for a persuasive writing unit. Young writers read five different introductory paragraphs about various topics, find the main ideas addressed in each thesis statement, and jot...

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#### On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences

Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...

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#### Finding Ending Time with a Numberline

Third graders determine the end time on a number line, given the start time and elapsed time.

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#### Finding Elapsed Time with a Numberline

Third graders find the elapsed time on a number line, given the start and end times.

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#### Finding Start Time with a Numberline

Third graders determine the start time on a number line, given the elapsed time and end time.

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#### Matching Clocks (5 Minute Increments)

Second graders match the time on an analog clock to the time on a digital clock. Each sheet has 16 problems for solving.

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#### Finding Elapsed Time

Third graders read word problems to determine the elapsed time, given the start and end time.

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#### Cats in the Catacombs

Fourth graders read a short story and then answer questions based on what they read. Learners are asked to support their answers with evidence from the text.

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#### Finding Starting Time

Third graders read word problems to determine the start time, given the elapsed time and end time.

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#### Reading an Analog Clock (1 Minute Increments)

Third graders read analog clocks and tell time to the nearest minute. AM and PM do not matter in this exercise.

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#### Identifying Time Phrases

Quarter to seven. Noon. Five after three. These are a few examples of the time phrases students must identify. Most of the times to not indicate AM or PM; however, noon and midnight should be identified appropriately.

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#### Reading an Analog Clock (5 Minute Increments)

Second and third graders practice reading analog clocks to the nearest five minutes.

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#### Falling for Jazz

Fifth graders read a short story and answer questions based on what they read.

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#### Eyewitness to History: Storm Warning

Fifth graders read an informational passage and answer questions based on what they read. The focus skill in the resource is making predictions.

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#### A Bigger Pond

Third graders read a short story and then respond to 10 questions based on what they read. Learners practice multiple skill reading strategies including making inferences, identifying the main characters and theme, and drawing...

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#### Winning the Vote

Third graders read a short passage about the women's suffrage movement and answer five compare-and-contrast questions about what they read. Also included in this resource, is a paired passage in which learners can compare the two...

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#### Creating Area and Perimeter Rectangles

Third graders are challenged to draw their own rectangles given a specific area or perimeter. There are no examples of how each rectangle should look, so it is important for learners to persevere in finding a solution. There is more than...

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#### Rectangles - Same Perimeter and Different Area

Given a rectangle with specified dimensions, learners are prompted to create a new rectangle with the same perimeter, but a different area. This challenges third graders to think about perimeter and area in a new way. Each problem...

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#### Rectangles - Same Area and Different Perimeter

Given a rectangle with specified dimensions, third graders are prompted to create a new rectangle with the same area, but a different perimeter. This challenges learners to think about perimeter and area in a new way. Use worksheet as a...

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#### Determining Area with Partial Blocks

A more challenging set of worksheets, third graders are required to measure area by counting whole and partial unit squares. Students will realize that two partial blocks make up one whole block. Each shaded figure is on a square unit grid.

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#### Determining Rectilinear Area

Third graders find the area of rectilinear shapes by partitioning them into two non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts together. It allows learners to recognize area as an additive.

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#### Determining Area with Full Blocks

Third graders simply count the square units that make up each figure in order to find the area. Remind the class to count carefully in order to find the correct answer.

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#### Determining Area with Square Units

Third graders measure area by counting unit squares inside a rectangle.

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#### Finding Area by Tiling

Third graders find area by tiling a rectangle based on the given side lengths. This helps learners visualize and create the area of a figure. From here, they can count the total number of tiles inside the rectangle to find the answer.

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#### Determining Perimeter with Square Units

Third graders determine the perimeter of a shaded section by counting the number of unit squares that surround it. Each section is shaded on a small square unit grid.

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#### Finding Side Length (Given Area)

Area is the amount of space that takes up the inside of a figure. To find the area of a rectangle, one must multiply the length by the width. Here, third graders are challenged to find the missing side length, given the area.

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#### Finding Side Length (Given Perimeter)

Perimeter is the total distance around an object. One can find the perimeter of a rectangle or square by adding all four side lengths together. These worksheets require third graders to find the missing side length, given the perimeter...

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#### What Is a Foot?

An in-class and at-home assignment, young math stars find and list items from home and school that they think are one foot in length. Once the list is made, provide everyone with rulers to measure and find the actual lengths of their items.

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#### Dr. Seuss Book Report - Solution

A great way to incorporate a beloved author into the classroom. This book report learning exercise requires young readers to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide how long the summary should be....

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#### Dr. Seuss Book Report - Problem

A simple book report worksheet requires young readers to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide how long the summary should be. Lastly, individuals illustrate the problem in the book.

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#### Dr. Seuss Book Report - Setting

A great way to incorporate a beloved author into the classroom, especially during the month of March. This book report worksheet requires young authors to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide...

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#### Dr. Seuss Book Report - Scene

A one-page book report activity requires young readers to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide how long the summary should be. Lastly, individuals draw an illustration of their favorite...

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#### Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor

Through a chapter from a text book, upper-elementary learners explore how to divide by two-digit divisors accurately. In the beginning, they use rounding and compatible numbers to estimate quotients when dividing two-digit divisors. The...

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#### Expository Text Structure

What an awesome resource to have on hand. With very useful graphic organizers, youngsters can display their comprehension of text. Designed specifically for expository text, these worksheets can also be used for any type of text and...

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#### I Can Read! Sight Words Set #16

Now, there, of, and say are the sight words in focus in a printable packet in which you can use all, or some, of the activities to reinforce your early readers' sight word proficiency.

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#### Summarizing Text

Help learners find the most important information in a text with a lesson on summarizing. As kids read through a passage about Johannes Gutenberg, they summarize small excerpts, put events in sequential order, and respond to two longer...

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#### Comprehension During Independent Reading

Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...

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#### Multi-Step Problems

Engage your young mathematicians with this multi-step word problem worksheet. Offering five clearly written problems, this exercise challenges children to apply their critical thinking and basic arithmetic skills to a range of real world...

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#### Grade 2 Supplement Set D5 – Measurement: Telling Time

Have your class play concentration memory games using analog and digital clocks. Second graders become little experts with time telling to the minute, quarter, half, and hour. Use as a fun Friday treat as well as other...

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#### Fractions, Decimals and Percents #1

Grasp conversion with these excellent fraction, decimal, and percent worksheets that have a graphic model of place value. Mathematicians will grasp the concept in no time.

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#### Convert between Percents, Fractions and Decimals #1

Pre algebraic learners will be able to master conversion of fractions, decimals, and percents in no time when they use the illustrations on this resource.

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#### Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Mathematicians can embark on a math challenge. Fourteen pages of exercises for young algebra learners on fractions, decimals, and percentages let your students put their skills to the test.

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#### Forces of Motion: Rockets

Young scientists design a rocket to launch using Newton's Laws of Motion in order to discover for themselves the forces of motion.

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#### Engaging Students with Primary Source

Young historians learn how to analyze various forms of primary source documents. The colorful packet is packed with all you need to engage kids in this essential skill.

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#### Scientific Method Sheet

This snazzy little scientific method worksheet assists young scientists in acquiring new knowledge while conducting experiments. A simple, ready-to-use tool for recording data.

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#### Story Sequence

Primary graders number the events in popular nursery rhymes indicating the order in which they occur.

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#### Sequencing

Which comes first? The chicken or the egg? Primary graders must decide in this sequencing exercise, part of a packet packed with all kinds of sequencing activities.

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#### Visual Think Sheet

Support learners in understanding how their actions can affect themselves and others with this visual think sheet. It includes a collection of images representing some bad choices youngsters can often make, and walks them through...

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#### Silly to Serious Cards and Panels

What are the unwritten rules of formality in different social situations? Help learners identify when it is the appropriate time to be silly, funny, or serious with this collection of illustrated panels and cards.

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#### Identify Your Stress Triggers

Homework. Fire drills. Meeting new people. Kids identify their school triggers, rating over 60 situations as things that do not bother them at all to those that make them feel like they are going to explode. After completing the survey,...

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#### Confidence Activities

I have confidence in me! Don't miss this collection of 24 activity ideas designed to help learners develop confidence and positive self-esteem. The worksheet topics include: setting milestones, drawing self-portraits, crafting a personal...

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#### Problem-Solving Strategies

Read carefully, look for key words, eliminate, estimate, check your answers. Give your youngsters the strategies for approaching multiple-choice problem solving, focusing on multiplication and division of whole numbers, with this...

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#### Reading Skills Profile

Assess your young learners' reading skills, from sounding out words to general comprehension and identifying facts vs. opinions, with this excellent activity. The resource also includes a goal-setting activity that focuses on strategies...

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#### Making Judgments Practice

Encourage young learners to identify persuasive writing techniques in a text with this resource, which includes two multiple-choice worksheets with advertisements for students to analyze.

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#### Any Book Literature Response

Check out this packet of 15 free, colorful templates for worksheets that work with any chapter book. The resource is loaded with printables for character report cards, book reports, bookmarks, etc.

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#### The Rainbow Fish: Activities for Parents to Do with Children at Home

The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister's award-winning story about the joys of sharing, is the inspiration for this resource loaded with fun. Suggestions for language and language arts, math, science, and social studies activities are included...

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#### Proofreading, Revising, & Editing Skills Success

Some self-paced writing resources are just better than others. This one is great. The 205-page packet includes exercises on every aspect of the writing process, from crafting sentences and paragraphs, to proofreading, revising, and...

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#### May Daily Activities

Five weeks of daily activities for the month of May! With a new activity for each day of the month, your youngsters will utilize a variety of skills and practice everything from sight words and spelling to counting by twos or coloring...

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#### August Daily Activities

You'll feel more than prepared for the start of the school year with this collection of daily activities for the month of August! From filling in numbers on a calendar or coloring patterns to solving addition and reading comprehension...

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#### Teacher Evaluation Sheet

As you approach the end of the school year, ask your class members to complete this anonymous questionnaire to gain insight into the strengths of your teaching, as well as areas that you can improve for next year!

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#### The Little Red Hen — Handwriting and Spelling Practice

Ease your pupils into some practice with printing using these resources related to the classic tale The Little Red Hen. Learners trace and write a set of vocabulary words from the story.

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#### End-of-Year Student Survey

Take the time at the end of the school year to learn from your youngsters about their experience in your class. Designed for elementary pupils, this survey asks students to comment on such elements as activities/lessons they did and did...

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#### Native Americans and Natural Resources

North American Indian civilizations had already been in place for over 10,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. Introduce your young historians to Indian tribes that lived in the Chesapeake region in the early seventeenth...

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#### Grade 3 Handwriting Workbook

What a comprehensive resource! This workbook includes six separate units on writing. Learners begin with printing and then move on to cursive. The handwriting sheets include plenty of practice with letters, numbers, and symbols. Each...

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#### Irresistible Irregular Verbs

Four fun games for practicing irregular verbs? How fabulous!

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#### Independent Reading Logs

Get a different response each day of the week with five unique reading log pages. Learners will engage fully in their free reading by filling out a nightly entry on these worksheets. The log requires learners to comment on everything...

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#### Morpheme Structures: Compound Word Puzzles

Putting word parts together to make compound words is kind of like working on a puzzle; when two pieces fit together, you just know! Invite your kids to play with these word puzzle pieces to create 12 different compound words. They...

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#### Good, Clean Fun!

Henry the Hand leads youngsters on an exciting adventure through coloring worksheets, word puzzles, and comic strips on everything they need to know about preventing the spread of germs by washing your hands.

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#### Memorial Day Lesson

From where did Memorial Day originate, and how does it differ from Veterans Day? Offer pupils a great lesson on the history of this important national holiday in the United States, utilizing best teaching practices throughout, such as...

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#### One Fish, Two Fish, Goldfish, Graph Fish!

Kids will have a blast counting multi-colored goldfish and tallying how many they have of each color. Simple and clear, this graphing activity features a large visual graph, section for converting tallies to numbers, and three data...

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#### Why Do We Need Pronouns?

Who needs pronouns? Everyone! Show your class the power of pronouns with this worksheet. Learners read a sample paragraph that doesn't include any pronouns and then revise that paragraph by filling in the appropriate pronouns.

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#### Kitchen Check

Storing the food in the fridge, keeping the kitchen clean, and preparing food correctly are the focus topics of this food safety resource. It includes well-designed handouts with top tips to remember, coloring worksheets, and answer keys.

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#### Spelling Workbook: Phonics Patterns

Set your pupils straight with spelling and sounds by using these materials for practice. Included here are three booklets and workbooks that cover just about any sound or blend you could think of!

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#### What Is Honesty?

This is an absolute must-have resource for exploring honesty with your learners! Youngsters role play four scenarios that involve honest and dishonest actions, and then engage in meaningful discussion and activities regarding those...

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#### Daily Handwriting Practice: Traditional Cursive

Keep your class practicing handwriting each day in a 36-week school year with this comprehensive resource that combines daily cursive practice with content such as poetry, geography facts, continents, and much more.

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#### Fun with Magnets

Searching for ways to make your science unit on magnetism a little more attractive? This 47-page collection of printable materials, worksheets, and activities is perfect for any elementary teacher exploring magnets with their class.

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#### Mr. Crumb's Secret

Young readers accompany Mr Crumb as he explores 10 different features of the library. Worksheets designed to be used with each chapter of Phyllis Perry's award-winning tale are included in the 16-page packet.

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#### Expository Writing

The value in this 14-page expository writing resource is found in the model sentences used to illustrate the various ways introductions and conclusions can be crafted.

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#### Step-by-Step Strategies for Teaching Expository Writing

A carefully crafted, logically organized, 128-page packet is an excellent addition to your unit on expository writing.

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#### Describing Materials

What's the matter? Learners explore the states of matter through a card sort, note-taking guide, data table activity, Venn diagram, and more. Find everything you'll need here, ready to cut out and use!

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#### The Moon Seems to Change: Phases of the Moon

Use Eric Carle's sweet book, Papa, Please get the Moon for Me to learn about phases of the moon. They use a moon template calendar to chart moon phases for a month, sing lunar phase chants, and create a delicious visual diagram using a...

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#### Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs

An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...

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#### Phonics Teachers Resource Book

Looking to improve your classes literacy program? Then look no further. This comprehensive collection of resources includes worksheets and activities covering everything from r-controlled vowels and consonant digraphs, to the different...

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#### Murder in the School

Whodunnit? That is the question young sleuths must answer as they use their deductive reasoning skill and assume the identity of various persons attending a party where Miss McGowan is murdered. The ninth lesson plan in a ten-part series.

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#### Whodunnit? The Case of the Missing Poodle

Who purloined the poodle? Class groups read police reports and theorize whodunnit. The sixth of a ten-lesson series on mysteries.

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#### Decimals Worksheets

Make sure your students' understanding of fractions is on-point using this series of skills practice worksheets. Covering a variety of topics from basic place value and fraction/decimal conversion, to performing all four operations with...

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#### Exploring Homophones

What do homophones and levers have in common? They're part of a design challenge that asks primary graders to create a display that connects two homophones and has at least one part that is moved by a lever. A knight that raises his...

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#### Learn the States and Postal Abbreviations

If you are preparing to cover the 50 states with your class, you don't want to miss this resource. It includes an excellent set of worksheets through which learners practice identifying states from their abbreviations and placing those...

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#### Little Red Riding Hood Worksheet

Designed to be used after a reading of The Little Red Riding Hood, this worksheet asks kids to match thought bubbles with pictures, to order events, and to form the past tense of selected verbs.

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#### United States of America

Here is the perfect assessment to test your young learners on labeling the 50 states! Each state is given a number on a blank map of the United States, and a second page lists the numbers in order for learners to identify.

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#### Who Were the Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free?

Elvira Woodruff's The Orphan of Ellis Island: A Time Travel Adventure is the core text in a interdisciplinary unit study of immigration at the turn of the century.

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#### State Capital Bingo

Your youngsters will be so excited to learn the capitals of the 50 states with this fun game of bingo!

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#### Paint Palette Mixing

New math? Sure. Squirt, mix, and match. They may make a mess, but kids are sure to enjoy squirting primary colors on their pallette, following the visual formula indicated, and presenting their solutions to these color problems.

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#### Common Core 1st Grade Workbook

You've found the first grade Common Core jackpot! English Language Arts and Math Common Core standards are addressed in a 74-page packet complete with standard text printables, activities, cut-outs for the classroom, and worksheets.

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#### See 'n Sew: Fun Sewing Projects

This is a fantastic guide to conducting sewing projects with beginners, complete with reference and worksheets, assessments, patterns for projects, and clear instructions for the teacher. It's an all-in-one resource!

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#### Sorting Living and Nonliving Objects

Is a rock living? How about lima beans? You'll find everything you need for an interactive sorting activity exploring living and non-living things.

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#### Coordinates

This coordinate graphing lesson gives your young graphers practice graphing points on these rectangular coordinate grids.

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#### My Vocabulary Cards: Grade 4 Math

Practice your fourth grade math concepts with a series of flash cards. Covering topics such as place value, decimals, fractions, measurement, and many more, the flash cards can help learners of any level with their comprehension. The...

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#### Simple Machines Make Things Go

Trying to plan a physical science unit on forces and motion? Make your work a little easier with this comprehensive collection of simple machines resources. Offering a wide variety worksheets, activities, and projects, these materials...

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#### Independent Reading Assessment Tools

The challenge for independent reading projects is to figure out how to provide guidance and fairly assess work when kids are doing so many different things. Never fear, help is here in a richly detailed 32-page packet that details...

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#### Christmas Worksheets for Santa's Little Helpers

Just because children aren't in the classroom over winter break, doesn't mean that learning has to stop. Intended as a resource for parents, this eBook provides Christmas-themed worksheets and activities that engage children in...

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#### Soccer Self-Check

Top taps, slide taps, and drop taps...oh my! Here is a fantastic worksheet that you can use in your class to support both practicing and assessing basic soccer maneuvers, such as pulling back, dribbling, and alternating feet.

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#### First Aid Kit

Here is the perfect resource to support learners in designing comprehensive first aid kits tailored to their unique location, budget, and needs. This is an excellent supplement to your instruction on emergency preparedness!

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#### El Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday El Dia de los Muertos! Explore the intricate history behind the traditions, compare other cultural rituals honoring the dead, and create sugar skulls. Learners read informational text on Aztec...

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#### Floods Happen

Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States? Prepare your learners with the facts about floods and offer them the proper knowledge and tools for dealing with this type of emergency.

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#### Common Core State Standards: Second Grade Workbook

You've hit the second grade Common Core jackpot! Find over 40 pages of curriculum designed specifically for the standards, both math and language arts. Printable versions of each standard can be used as learning displays, and attractive...

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#### Narrative Writing

If you're looking to start a unit based around narrative writing, make sure to consider this resource while you're planning. This book covers five topics: writing personal narratives, writing narratives about others, writing narratives...

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#### Observations and Inferences

A cartoon from the far side of Gary Larsen's wacky world provides an opportunity for critical thinkers to practice their skills distinguishing between observations and inferences. What fun.

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#### Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics

Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...

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#### Civil War on Sunday

Reading Mary Pope Osborne's Civil War on Sunday? Here's a packet crammed with activities, exercises, reading guides, and project suggestions. A must-have for your curriculum library.

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#### A Holiday Tradition: Which Christmas Tree Will You Choose?

Different varieties of Christmas trees provide an interesting way to combine social studies, science, math, and technology. Class members not only research the history of the Christmas tree holiday tradition, they compare and contrast...

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#### A Reading Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall

Eliminate the hard work of creating an entire literature unit with this reading guide for the novel Sarah, Plain and Tall. From background information about the author and her motivation for writing the story to reading comprehension...

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#### Reconstruction After the Civil War

Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation...

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#### A Guide for Using Sarah, Plain and Tall and Journey in the Classroom

Patricia MacLachlan's Sarah, Plain and Tall and Journey are the focus of a teaching guide that provides a vast array of materials, activities, and teaching ideas. A must-have resource for classrooms that use these award-winning novels.

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#### The Perfect Paragraph

As the title suggests, this 14-page packet provides writers with all the information they need to craft perfect paragraphs. Paragraph elements are defined and modeled before learners try their hand at writing topic sentences, adding...

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#### M&M’s Math Worksheet

Who knew you could cover prediction, histograms, fractions, decimals, data collection, and averages (mean, median, and mode) all with a bag of M&M's®? Here's a fantastic set of worksheets to help you make candy a mathematical journey...

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#### I Like Money Math!

Youngsters use their knowledge of dimes, nickels, pennies, and quarters to solve addition problems using coins. They find values of coin sets and determine which coins they would use to make various total amount of money. They are...

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#### Grid and Bear It!

What do your pupils know about latitude and longitude? Make sure they have a thorough understanding of this topic by completing the comprehensive series of activities included here. Learners simulate latitude and longitude, take notes,...

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#### Rhyme Time

When its time to rhyme you won't have to spend a dime on this free packet of 57 rhyming worksheets. There's very little waste as kids cut and paste words found at the bottom of the page. How sage.

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#### Rhyming Words

A tack sack? Or how about a nap cap? As part of a study of rhyming words, kids use the words found in the provided word bank to create and illustrate two-word rhymes.

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#### Let's Face It: Picasso

Whether or not you decide to credit Picasso, young cubists will enjoy playing with facial features in an activity that has them creating faces, cutting the images into pieces, and reassembling the pieces into new images.

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#### A President's Vision: Ronald Reagan

Young historians gain a fantastic overview of Ronald Reagan's term as president through analysis of several primary and secondary sources presented on this educational poster.

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#### Forests, Carbon & Our Climate

To conclude their examination of forest ecosystems, class members consider the role forests play in the carbon cycle and how forests can offset climate change.

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#### Forest Families

Class groups play a Forest Families card game to reinforce concepts presented in the first six sessions of a nine-lesson study of tress and forest ecosystems.

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#### Waste Not - Want Not

Recycling is the focus in the sixth of a nine-lesson series devoted to forest ecosystems. Class members read an article about the responsible use of natural resources and ways to reduce land fill.

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#### Forest Health

Young foresters examine the strategies, like prescribed burns and thinning, that are employed to ensure healthy forests.

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#### The Sustainable Forest

As part of their examination of forest ecosystems, class members examine how foresters, biologists, botanists, geologists, and hydrologists work to together to develop a management plan for sustainable forests.

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#### Nature's Treasure Chest

Renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. As part of their study of the forest ecosystem, class members read "Nature's Treasure Chest" about the many products made from trees and then craft their own recycled paper.

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#### The Nature of Trees

Young botanists examine the different parts of tress and then draw parallels between the functions of these parts and the function of parts of the human body.

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#### The Web of Life

Producers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, decomposers. To begin a study of the forest ecosystem, learners examine the connections among the members of ecological communities.

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#### Matisse and Picasso

Discover Modernism through the eyes of artists. Over the course of six well-thought-out lessons, learners examine works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse while completing a range of collaborative and hands-on activities. A great resource!

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#### A President's Vision: Lyndon Baines Johnson

Learners take a closer look at the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, including the Great Society and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, through image analysis and primary source worksheets.

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#### Gender Roles

Class members identify gender-specific roles and expectations in American society today by surveying adults, examining modern entertainment, and researching historical figures.

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#### A President's Vision: Abraham Lincoln

Invite your learners to take a close look at Abraham Lincoln's presidency through analysis worksheets of several images and primary documents, presented on an educational poster entirely dedicated to this great United States president.

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#### A President's Vision: George Washington

Who knew that one poster about George Washington could have so many learning possibilities attached to it? Here you'll find an attractive learning display on the first president of the United States, as well as worksheets and...

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#### A President's Vision: Thomas Jefferson

Here you'll find a fantastic resource for analyzing several primary sources regarding Thomas Jefferson's presidency, from his election and home in Monticello to the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Louisiana Purchase.

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#### George Washington: A National Treasure

Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image...

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#### Recorder Fingering Worksheets

High notes and low notes. Sharps and flats. Recorder players perfect their fingering with a series of music worksheets that ask them to practice identifying correct fingering patterns and connecting these patterns to the correct note on...

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#### Instruments to Trace Color and Label

Handbells and castanets. Triangles and timpani. Trumpets and trombones. As part of their study of instruments, young musicians label, trace and color the parts of seven instruments. Also included in the resource packet are tracing...

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#### Practice Boards

FACE it. Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit! (And so do girls.) Provide young musicians with music worksheets that enable them to practice musical notation. The six boards included in the packet are templates that focus on notes, rests,...

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#### Time Signatures

You'll never miss a beat with a resource packet filled with puzzles, quizzes, and activity worksheets that focus on time signatures. Don't quaver or rest until you score this packet.

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#### Musical Instruments

Membranophones? Aerophones? How about strings? Percussion? You need not be a music instructor to benefit from a packet of 24 worksheets that introduce aspiring musicians to the various instrument families.

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#### Worm Your Way Out of This

How can you provide healthy soil for your garden? Study worms, bacteria, and other microorganisms in a lesson about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch what worms do...

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#### Goal Tracker Booklet

Turn your class into a group of self-motivated learners with this goal setting resource. Children will take ownership over their own education as they set goals for themselves and reflect on their progress, creating a record of growth...

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#### An Overview of Slavery through Rotating Stations

Here is a fantastic activity where your class members will learn about the institution of slavery through a series of well-designed learning stations, which include several types of sources and mediums such as poetry, music, video, and...

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#### Application Task 6.EE.9

Young mathematicians apply their knowledge of algebraic equations to examine the cost of Sally's U Tunes membership in this problem solving exercise. Given the initial membership fee and the cost per song, students must write an...

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#### Helen Keller: An Inspiring Life (Biography Mini-Book)

Inspire young readers with this printable biography of Helen Keller. Including a timeline, glossary, and realistic illustrations with supporting captions, this is a great resource for not only teaching children about this amazing...

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#### The Bill of Rights

How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...

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#### Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Princess and the Pea

Enrich a primary grade unit on fairy tales with this printable version of the classic story "The Princess and the Pea." With a simple story structure and a blend of short and long sentences, this is a great resource for developing the...

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#### Exit Ticket 6.EE.7

Assess the ability of young mathematicians to model the world algebraically with this exit card assessment. Presented with a series of four equations, pupils must match each one to the appropriate story problem and then choose a single...

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#### Soda Straw Rockets

Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces...

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#### Exit Ticket 6.EE.2

Monitor the algebraic thinking of young mathematicians with this short exit card exercise. Providing written descriptions of three different numerical relationships, young mathematicians must create algebraic expressions representative...

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#### Writing Task 6.NS.4 Item 2

Danielle needs help figuring out how to evenly package the cookies she baked for her friends. Using the number of oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies she baked, young mathematicians must apply their understanding of greatest common...

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#### Writing Task 6.NS.4 Item 3

Young mathematicians apply their knowledge of greatest common factors in order to help Maya prepare for her party. Given the number of blue, white, and green balloons Maya has for decorations, students must determine the most...

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#### Writing Task 6.RP.1

Sixth graders apply their knowledge of rates to solve a simple word problem on this short formative assessment. Using the weekly earnings of two babysitters who work for the same wage, students are asked to determine the number of hours...

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#### How Tall is the Gingerbread Man?

The gingerbread man has finally been caught, now find out how tall he is with this measurement activity. Using Unifix® cubes, marshmallows, buttons, and Cheerios, young mathematicians measure and record the height of the gingerbread man...

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#### Setting Priorities & Organizing Goals

Help your kids make and meet their goals with a straightforward activity. After putting their daily activities in order of priority, they write down three short-term goals for the week, three medium-term goals for the month, and three...

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#### Writing Task 6.EE.2 Item 3

Wondering how well your students can solve algebraic equations, but don't have time for a long assessment? Look no further than this simple exit card. Given both a division and multiplication equation, learners must solve for each...

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#### Best Friends MiniBook

Share this printable book with young readers and teach them what it means to be best friends with someone. This short, lighthearted story is perfect for primary-aged students still developing their foundational reading skills.

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#### Your Birthday is a Math Problem!

What better way to celebrate students' birthdays than by creating original math problems? In this open ended challenge, young mathematicians must make numerical expressions using parentheses, exponents, and three other operations that...

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#### Exit Ticket 6.EE.1 Item 2

All numerical expressions are not created equal. This quick exit card problem challenges young mathematicians' understanding of the order of operations as they try to determine which of five expressions are equivalent. Include this...

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#### Exit Ticket 6.EE.1 Item 1

Assess young mathematicians' understanding of the role parentheses play in numerical expressions with a quick quiz. Looking at three problems involving the addition and multiplication of single-digit numbers, students must first evaluate...

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#### Writing Task 6.NS.7

Temperature data for Anchorage, Alaska offers an excellent context for assessing young mathematicians' understanding of integers. After first looking at a table of the record low temperatures for each month of the year, students are...

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#### Writing Task 6.NS.6 Item 2

Challenge young scholars' understanding of integers and algebra with a single-question exit card. Presented with an algebraic expression involving two variables, young mathematicians must write a description of the term's location on a...

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#### Writing Task 6.NS.6

Engage young mathematicians in using their knowledge of the coordinate plane to reduce Baltimore's crime rate with a fun exit card problem. After first using a coordinate grid to graph the ordered pairs corresponding to crime locations,...