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Let's Write a Collaborative Novel!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Find out what it would be like for your class to write and publish a complete novel.
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Is That Legal? A Case of Acid Rain

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Develop an environmental case study! Elementary learners discover how a case study is used as an analysis tool. The goal of this activity is to show pupils how techniques of persuasion (including background, supporting evidence,...
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Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
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Early English Exploration and Settlement of the Colony of Virginia

For Teachers 5th - 6th
With resource links, a detailed procedure, embedded primary source documents, and a Readers Theater script, you're ready to teach! Re-enact historical events in order to boost historical perspective, discern main ideas, and draw...
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Guide your class on an adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with this Hampton-Brown outline. It provides educators with a guide to increase reading comprehension, critical thinking, literary analysis, and reading strategies. This...
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The Jacket: Journal Templates Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore this story involving prejudice and racism to enhance learners' comprehension skills. The story The Jacket by Andrew Clements involves an African American boy who is falsely accused of stealing someone's jacket. This teacher's...
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The Jacket: Journal Templates

For Students 4th - 6th
Ten template pages for a journal activity connected to the race relations novel The Jacket by Andrew Clements are designed to support literature circle/group study of the book. Learners can use the graphic organizers to review what they...
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Pronoun Shift

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Having problems with shifty pronouns? The 10 prompts on this worksheet challenge young grammarians to recognize pronoun shifts and correct those sentences that contain errors.
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The Color of My Words

For Students 4th - 6th
Leading readers through a discussion of the book The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph, a series of activities provides comprehension questions and other techniques and strategies to enhance understanding. This activity can help learners...
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Pay to Play?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Lead your class in a discussion about how they believe money influences politics. After reading "Go Ahead, Try to Stop K Street" from the New York Times, they evaluate the claims in the article about the current lobbyist scandal in...
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Experience and Perspective

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders make connections between past experiences and perspective. They read Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith. Then, they analyze a character's history and state the past experiences that form their perspective. In the...
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Introduce various perspectives of the civil rights movement to your middle schoolers by having them take on roles in groups. They read a projected excerpt describing a house (linked) from either the perspective of a real estate agent or...
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Stanza Shopping

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Analyze the elements of poetry. Critical thinkers answer questions about a chosen poem, compare and contrast the elements in different poems across the class, and participate in a literary discussion. They share their personal...
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Analysis of Speeches: Task 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
A graphic organizer is employed to help sixth graders determine author's point of view and word choice. They listen to, read, and watch portions of the "I Have a Dream Speech" taking word choice and author's craft into deep...
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A Night of Honor: Rhyming Couplets to Honor Loved Ones

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Honor your loved ones with hand written poetry. Start by brainstorming memories to create rhyming couplets. After preparing a final written draft, word process the poems and create a class PowerPoint presentation of pictures which will...
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Two Sides of Every Story: Day 1-10

For Teachers 7th Standards
A ten-day lesson is described in a short outline. It may be short but the idea is wonderful. Learners engage in textual analysis as they analyze and research various accounts of historical events common to the Civil Rights or Vietnam...