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Wonderful Words for Writing!

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Twenty slides make up a set of festive, May-themed writing prompts designed to grab scholars' attention and warm-up their writing skills. Prompts include story starters, holidays, research questions, the five senses, and more! 
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Prince Caspian

For Students 3rd - 8th
Caspian uncovers secrets about the real Narnia in Prince Caspian, part of the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. An interactive puzzle game helps readers uncover a secret of their own: a picture related to the book. Can they...
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Body Language

For Teachers 4th - 12th
When it comes to learning a language and literacy, understanding nonverbal communication is often as important as verbal communication. An interactive body language activity incorporates role play to demonstrate the difference between...
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Summarizing Strategies

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
When you ask students to summarize a text, some are content to write a sentence, while others write a paragraph. Here, a comprehensive guide introduces a variety of methods to summarize texts effectively. The methods range from graphic...
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Study Guide for A Wrinkle in Time

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which would not be so confused if they had a study guide as great as this. Scholars increase their comprehension of A Wrinkle In Time through many supports such as guided questions, background...
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Study Guide for Bridge to Terabithia

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Bridge to Terabithia is a story about friendship that brings magic into ordinary life. Study guides may not be magical, but the guided questions, graphic organizers, extension activities, vocabulary, and discussion questions help...
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Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
There are a lot of myths surrounding marijuana. Read a passage that clarifies the dangers of teens smoking marijuana, its harmful effects on the development of the brain, and the possible correlation of cigarette smoking to marijuana...
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The World of Ramona

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Bring the fun and whimsy of Beverly Cleary into your classroom with a teaching guide created to accompany the Ramona series. The guide offers several ideas for classroom use, including independent reading, reading aloud, and literature...
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Summer Reading Project

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Summer means sun, fun, and a good book! Boost scholars' enthusiasm and proficiency in reading with a summer project of their choice—a book jacket, collage, or shoe box diorama. A variety of titles and authors from every genre offers...
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Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Take an in-depth look into Beverly Cleary's story, Ralph S. Mouse, with a 10-question worksheet that focuses on story elements. Scholars describe the main character, point of view, conflict resolution, and more! Then, conclude with a...
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Ramona Poster Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Four activities work alongside the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary. Depending on which story scholars choose to complete, learners locate textual evidence to prove that the Quimbys are a happy family, list Ramona's experiences and the...
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Maltese Cross Cabin

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The Maltese Cross Cabin, a frontier residence of Theodore Roosevelt, is a time capsule that commemorates Roosevelt's time in the Dakota territory. An explanatory video and response guide takes students on a virtual tour of the wooden...
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A Classroom Guide to Peter H. Reynolds's Creatrilogy

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young readers find, identify, and use their voices with a set of empowering activities based on Peter H. Reynolds' trilogy of books. Sky Color, Ish, and The Dot focus on recognizing moods and treating each other kindly, and their...
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Gerund as Subject

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Working in groups, learners practice using gerunds as subjects by talking to one another. Then, independently, they write sentences using a subject, a verb, and a subject complement from a given list of each and in their own words. They...
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Article Intro Reference Table and Cartoon

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Hand out a reference sheet that explains the difference between an indefinite and definite article. Additionally, it provides positive and negative, singular and plural, and countable and non-countable examples of each.
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Ellipsis

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Learners read phrases and determine how to punctuate each one in a learning exercise that uses dialogue from The Train to Oxford by Scott Thornbury. They then read another set of phrases and shorten them as much as possible without...
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Past Continuous vs. Simple Past

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What were you doing a minute ago? What about last year? Learners read a set of 10 sentences and fill in each blank with a simple past or past continuous verb listed in parentheses.
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Blue Man Group Learning Lab

For Parents 3rd - 12th Standards
The Blue Man Group, three bald performance artists painted blue, offer lessons designed to engage, intrigue, and excite the imaginations of all ages of learners. Groups craft a trickster tale, invent melodious mathematical instruments,...
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Gerund Board Game

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Play a board game that tests learners' knowledge of gerunds and promotes discussion. As players move along each square, they answer questions using a gerund.
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Scent-Inspired Composition

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Our sense of smell has a wonderful way of bringing back memories. Unlock those memories with an olfactory-inspired writing prompt that challenges writers to tell a story about a specific smell and the memories it conjures.
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Future Time: Using "Be Going To"

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Is your class going to learn something new in this worksheet? The answer is yes. As they practice talking to a classmate about the future, learners work on asking and answering yes or no questions, writing positive and negative...
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National Reading Month

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Keep young readers accountable with a self-directed reading schedule! Learners write down their reading goals in a blank calendar and make a goal for the entire month as well. 
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Superlative Adjectives: Words That End in Y

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
What's the silliest game you've ever played? Which was the rainiest day this month? Practice superlative forms with a worksheet that focuses on adjectives that end in the letter y.
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Add a Prepositional Phrase to an Adjective Phrase

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Don't just rely on adjectives to describe the nouns in your sentence! Use a handy worksheet to review prepositional and adjective phrases. Learners read eight sentences and add prepositional phrases as adjectives after either the subject...