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Star Wars® Reads Day

For Students 1st - 4th
Calling all Star Wars® fanatics! A set of activity-based worksheets is centered around Star Wars®. From mazes to matching to cutting and coloring, young padawans engage in multiple activities that add a little fun to learning.
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Terrific Topic Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Strengthen writing skills with a introductory exercise to learn how to write topic sentences. Using an informational reading passage, pupils delineate the types of sentences they read and discern what the topic sentence should be.
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Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school students begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus both...
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'Tis the Season

For Students 3rd Standards
How much do you know about Kwanzaa, Christmas, or Hanukkah? After reading a short passage on the three most celebrated holidays in winter, learners respond to five reading comprehension questions.
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The Nutcracker

For Teachers K - 12th
The Nutcracker, composed by Peter Tchaikovsky, has become a staple of the Christmas season. A unit plan centered around the famous ballet is packed with a variety of activities that are sure to excite learners of all ages.
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Hanukkah - ESL

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Reinforce vocabulary and reading comprehension with a Hanukkah-themed collection of worksheets. Scholars first read a two-paragraph informational text, then apply their new-found-knowledge to match phrases, fill in blanks with...
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Celebra Kwanzaa

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
¡Celebramos Kwanzaa! Celebrate Kwanzaa through the fictional story Celebra Kwanzaa con Botitas y sus gatitos to delightfully explain the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Dual language learners participate in reading and vocabulary activities...
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Christmas Day

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Celebrary the holiday season fluently with a packet designed for English learners. The resource includes reading comprehension, spelling, scrambled sentences, and writing worksheets focused around Christmas.
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Writing Topic Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
An engaging and quick presentation on writing topic sentences is sure to grab the attention of your elementary writers. The PowerPoint can be modified and includes relevant visual examples.
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Kwanzaa

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Teach English language learners about the week-long holiday of Kwanzaa that is celebrated around the world during December. It includes holiday-themed reading comprehension passages, phrase matching, fill-in-the-blanks, and journaling...
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Look Who's Talking!

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Elephants communicate in ways that humans do not understand. However, scientists are discovering how to understand elephant noises in order to help them, and after reading a passage about this, third graders respond to five comprehension...
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The Story of the First Thanksgiving

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
After reading about the basics of the First Thanksgiving meal, young readers respond to 10 short answer and multiple choice questions. They refer directly to the passage to find their answers.
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Comprehension - Narrative Text Structure

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Give sequencing lesson plans a boost with the use of three graphic organizers that focus on a narrative's beginning, middle, and end. Scholars apply their knowledge of text structure with the help of a one pager, foldable, or a comic...
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Everyday Cause-and-Effect Relationships

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Challenge scholars to show what they know about the reading comprehension skill, cause and effect. Readers examine situations—focusing on signal words—to write cause and effect sentences. 
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Direct Teaching Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Can the events of a story's plot reveal the literary theme? Discover the theme of four of Aesop's fables with the help of a graphic organizer that examines the stories' plots and main ideas. 
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Teaching Social Skills, Creating Successful Students “Following Instructions” and “Listening”

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
With the help from learning games and holiday-themed coloring pages, scholars learn the importance of listening carefully and following directions. Coloring pages celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. Learning games include Simon...