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Famous Inventors — Zip it Up

For Students 3rd Standards
Explore the invention of the zipper with a 10-question reading comprehension instructional activity that challenges scholars to show what they know about an informational text's details and vocabulary.  
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Weather 1

For Students K - 4th
Match weather words with pictures in a weather vocabulary worksheet. Beginning readers look at pictures of various weather patterns and choose/write the word that describes the weather. They create a map and write about the weather...
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Burrowing Animals – Ground Squirrels

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Why do ground squirrels build their homes in the ground? What's so unique about these burrows? Have individuals read about this burrowing animal, and then respond to five short answer questions that assess their comprehension of the...
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I Survived Being Bullied

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Listen, or read, to a first-hand account of how 15-year old Adama survived being bullied. Scholars gain insight into Adama's experience while reinforcing reading comprehension and vocabulary skills using context clues.   
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Inferencing

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Inferencing is a necessary reading skill to uncover non-explicit messages in text. Use the set of resources as a way to guide learners toward becoming expert inferrers through reading prompts and literature with text and without text.
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Ending A Conversation

For Teachers K - 12th
Sometimes beginning a conversation isn't the hard part—it's ending the conversation that can be challenging. Autistic and mainstream learners alike can benefit from a resource that provides a reference handout with ways to end a...
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The Giving Tree Anniversary Teaching Guide

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Celebrate poetry month all of April with a guide that uses six of Shel Silverstein's most famous books as a basis for the lessons. Discussion questions and writing activities are provided for each of Silverstein's books.
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"Would You Rather?" Writing Prompts

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Would you rather eat a cricket or a worm? Have your young writers decide and write about why. Choose from 35 different writing prompts to spark interest and creativity. Even your most reluctant writers are sure to enjoy. Each prompt also...
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Staying on Topic

For Teachers K - 12th
Get from the beginning of a conversation to a successful end with a communication activity. Learners practice staying on topic with a worksheet that prompts them to ask questions and make comments related to the subject of the conversation.
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Waiting Your Turn to Speak

For Teachers K - 12th
Have you ever been so excited to talk that you interrupted another person? Help young conversationalists wait their turn to speak with a social skills activity. 
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Responding to Questions

For Teachers K - 12th
Why is it important to answer a question? Assist learners with their growing communication skills with an information sheet that explains how questions are meant to gather information.
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Paying Attention and Listening to Others

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
It's always fun to talk about something you're interested in, but it's just as important to listen to what someone else has to say. Guide class members into becoming stronger listeners with an interactive brainstorming activity.
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Reciprocal Conversation

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Keep the conversation going with a social skills activity. Designed for learners with autism, the lesson guides peers through the back-and-forth of a conversation, encouraging them to wait their turn before responding.
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Starting a Conversation

For Teachers K - 12th
What words are appropriate to begin a conversation with another person? Use an activity that helps class members decide appropriate ways to approach individuals with conversation.
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Tone of Voice and Volume Control

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What level of voice is most appropriate for the classroom? Develop volume control in your learners with ASD with an activity that lets them know when they are using appropriate and inappropriate voice level.
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Appropriate Topics of Conversation

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Conversation skills are key for having good social skills, but it can be tough for some especially those with autism. Use an activity that walks ASD pupils through topics that are and aren't appropriate for various audiences as they fill...