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The Twits - The House, the Tree and the Monkey Cage

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A house with no windows and a garden full of stinging nettles make the perfect home for Mr. and Mrs. Twit. The seventh lesson in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl takes a closer look at the Twits' home...
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The Twits - Mr Twit Gets a Horrid Shock

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Mr. and Mrs. Twit do not treat each other very nicely. The sixth lesson in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl explores the way the characters talk to and treat one another. Role play and writing activities...
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The Twits - Mrs Twit Gets a Stretching

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A cork, a rubber snake, and a bucket of mud may not seem like the best materials for washing a car, but they are in The Twits. The fifth lesson in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl has readers role play...
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The Twits - The Glass Eye and the Frog

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
What do a pair of stinky socks and a toy hamster have in common? The third lesson plan in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl uses silly objects to teach about figurative language. Zany pranks and role play make...
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The Twits - Mrs Twit

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly." The second lesson in an 11-part unit that accompanies The Twits by Roald Dahl uses poetry to encourage positive character traits. Mrs. Twit has ugly thoughts, but those thoughts can...
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Kissa the Cat

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Follow along with a 14-minute audiobook showcasing the story "Kissa the Cat" from a series of stories written by Andrew Lang. An inviting narrator tells the tale of a magical cat and the princess she rescued. 
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The Cat’s Elopement

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
"The Cat's Elopement" by Andew Lang is a love story between two cats and their adventurous tale to remain together. Discover how the romantic felines get their happy ending with a 12-minute audiobook.
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Where the Red Fern Grows: Question Answer Response Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What makes a good question? Middle schoolers explore the use of questioning through QAR, the question answer response strategy, while reading Where the Red Fern Grows. They learn about the four types of questions: right there, think and...
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Making Inferences – Use Your Mind to Read!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
How can you tell if someone is happy? The lesson works with elementary and middle school scholars to activate their schema and pay attention to details to make inferences in their daily lives, poetry, and other literature. Cleverly...
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Boost the importance of telling the truth with an audiobook taken from Aesop's fable, "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." This version is told by the young boy who is now a grown man looking back on the time he made the unfortunate decision to lie. 
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How the Tiger Got His Stripes

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Learn how the tiger got its stripes with a seven-minute audiobook featuring the classic folktale detailing the origin of the big cat's colorful coat.
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Thumbelina

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Thumbelina may be small in size but she is mighty in courage. Listen as Natasha, the engaging narrator, as she tells the tale of "Thumbelina" by Hans Christian Andersen in a 33-minute audiobook. 
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The Emperor’s New Clothes

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
An 18-minute audiobook expresses the importance of speaking the truth with an engaging reading of "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen.
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The Little Mermaid Part Three

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Listen to the final part of a three-part audiobook featuring Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale "The Little Mermaid." Intrigued listeners hear the conclusion to the little mermaid's choice of living an immortal life under the sea or...
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The Little Mermaid Part Two

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Continue Hans Christian Andersen's story of "The Little Mermaid" with the second part of a three-part audiobook. A captivating narrator takes listeners along the little mermaid's path to becoming a human after falling in love with a...
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The Little Mermaid Part One

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Enjoy an engaging reading of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" with a three-part audiobook. The first part of the emotional tale takes listeners under the sea to follow the little mermaid's journey above water to explore the...
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Should I Talk to My Kids about Vaping?

For Students K - 12th
Enlist parents and guardians in an anti-vaping campaign with an infographic that offers suggestions for how to talk with their students about e-cigarettes and e-liquids. The visual includes information about the dangers of vaping as well...
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Nature: Friend and Foe: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 4th Standards
If readers don't understand key portions of a text, it may seem more like a foe than a friend. The second resource in a series of three ESL lessons designed to accompany the texts in Nature: Friend or Foe makes the texts easier to...
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Nature: Friend and Foe: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 4th Standards
Breaking down words into syllables has two benefits: it improves vocabulary and it improves understanding of a text. The third and final resource in a series of materials designed to be used with Nature: Friend or Foe offers extra...
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Problem Solvers: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 4th Standards
When it comes to reading and understanding a text, sometimes readers need extra help. The third and final resource in a series of guides to accompany Theme 4: Problem Solvers provides additional activities to help struggling learners....
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Problem Solvers: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 4th Standards
How can you teach a text to a group of readers who struggling with the language? The second in a set of three ESL lessons related to Theme 4: Problem Solvers engages English language learners by introducing vocabulary and grammar...
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Problem Solvers: Challenge Activities (Theme 4)

For Teachers 4th Standards
Creative activities help bring literature alive. The first of a set of lessons designed to accompany selections from Theme 4: Problem Solvers uses activities such as skits, responses to music, and social studies projects. These...
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Hillary Conquers Everest

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
If a field trip to the summit of Mount Everest isn't in your school budget, make the trek virtually! An interactive instructional activity allows class members to follow Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's trail up the mountain, and...
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Classroom Guide for Sacred Mountain: Everest

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The most famous climbers of Mount Everest could never have made it to the summit without the assistance of the local Sherpa. Christine Taylor-Butler's nonfiction children's book Sacred Mountain: Everest is the focus of an extensive...