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Identifying Author’s Opinion and Evidence: The Value of Sports in People’s Lives, Part I

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewJust like instant replay, it's time to take a closer look! Pupils work together to add ideas to a Close Readers Do These Things anchor chart. They then put their knowledge to the test as they read an informational article about the...
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Building Background Knowledge: Why Are Sports Important in American Culture?

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewWhat makes sports so special to many Americans? Scholars ponder the question as they participate in a gallery walk, immersing themselves in images and texts about sports. Pupils also complete a vocabulary strategies anchor chart to...
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Coconut Vowels

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewScholars show what they know about vowel digraphs with a quick coconut-themed learning game. Players fill in the blanks of falling coconuts to make words with a double vowel spelling pattern. 
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Turtle Dash

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewVowel digraphs are the focus of a turtle-themed learning game. Players race against three others, filling in the blank space of words with a double vowel spelling pattern. 
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Octopus Feed

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
New ReviewA fast-paced multiplayer game challenges scholars to identify homophones. Once the timer starts, a player's octopus grabs the focus word's homophone pair with its tentacle. The faster and more accurate a participant is, the more points...
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Word Frog

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
New ReviewThe Word Frog learning game challenges scholars to identify synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. Playing against themselves, participants turn a frog on a lilypad to snatch a sitting fly that holds a word.
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Giraffe Karts

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewTake a ride in a go-kart in a fast-paced race. Giraffes speed along the track while scholars read subjects and choose the correct verb. The more accurate subject-verb agreements equal faster wheels.
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Elephant Feed

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
New ReviewFour elephants race to snatch up all the peanuts in a synonym learning game. Players turn into peanut hungry elephants in a synonym learning game. Opponents read a word and race to locate its synonym earning points till the time ends.  
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Bumper Boat Bash

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
New ReviewSpeed through a bumper boat course to practice making nouns plural. Scholars read 26 plural nouns and choose the correct form out of three to advance their boat closer to the finish line.
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Kitten Hop

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
New ReviewAn eye-catching learning game provides scholars with the opportunity to practice Dolch sight words. Playing against other young individuals and the computer, a kitten hops from word to word making its way to the cat bed. Results are...
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Creating a Graphic Novelette and Peer Critique: Sections 2, 3, and 4

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLet's get creative! With the fun resource, pupils continue working on their graphic novelettes about an invention, adding text and images to each section. When finished, they engage in a peer critique process, giving and receiving...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 1: Text-Dependent Questions and Storyboard Draft: “You Can Do a Graphic Novel” Excerpt

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewEyes on the finish line. Serving as the first part of the end of unit assessment, learners answer questions based on a text about how to write a graphic novel. Using what they've learned, they then create a storyboard about the invention...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: On-Demand Note-taking and Text-Dependent Questions

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewFlex those brain muscles! Scholars take a mid-unit assessment, conducting research to take notes about how a particular invention helped meet society's needs. To complete the test, they work on draft sketches for their graphic novelettes. 
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End of Unit Assessment: Using Quotes to Explain Relationships and Support an Opinion

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewThink big! Scholars complete an end of unit assessment using their notes and graphic organizers along with the texts Big Thinkers: Was Steve Jobs This Generation’s Thomas Edison? and Steve Jobs. To complete the assessment, they answer...
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Using Quotes and Comparing and Contrasting Structure: The Invention of Basketball

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLearners complete the third lesson in a row where they determine the gist of text and use quotes as textual evidence. They use details from Dr. James Naismith, Inventor of Basketball to explain how the development of basketball met...
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Using Quotes to Explain Relationships: The Invention of the Electric Motor

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewRead it and read it again. Scholars do multiple reads of the text The Electric Motor. During the first pass, they read to discover the gist of the text. In the second, pupils use quotes from the article to explain the use of the electric...