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Reading and Written Composition: Standardized Test Practice: Standardized Test Practice

For Students 6th - 8th
In this online interactive standardized test practice worksheet, middle schoolers answer 48 multiple choice questions regarding reading comprehension and language arts skills. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Reading and Written Composition: Standardized Test Practice

For Students 6th - 9th
For this online interactive standardized test practice worksheet, students answer 48 multiple choice questions regarding reading comprehension and language arts skills. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Reading and Written Composition: Standardized Test Practice

For Students 6th - 8th
In this online interactive standardized test practice worksheet, students answer 32 multiple choice questions and 3 short answer questions regarding reading comprehension and language arts skills. Students may submit their answers to be...
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New York State Testing Program: English/Language Arts Book 2, Grade 6 2005

For Students 6th
This 6th grade English/Language Arts standardized test practice worksheet includes 28 multiple choice and short answer questions on a passage called, "About Me" that is not included.
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Parallel Structure, Exercise 3

For Students 4th - 12th
As the third activity in a series about parallel structure, this activity continues to challenge students' writing skills. It includes twenty multiple choice questions; students must select the correct phrase to complete each sentence...
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In Case of Emergency

For Teachers 4th - 7th
A natural disaster could strike at any time: do your learners know the school and community emergency plans? Start the school year by honing research and speaking skills in a practical way with this preparedness lesson. Youngsters...
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Grammar Bytes - Parallel Structure

For Students 4th - 10th
The first exercise in a series of worksheets, this handout asks learners to read 10 sets of sentences and choose the one with no errors in structure. Tip: Find all of the worksheets on parallel structure throughout our website and create...
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Pronoun Shift

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Having problems with shifty pronouns? The 10 prompts on this learning exercise challenge young grammarians to recognize pronoun shifts and correct those sentences that contain errors.
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New York State Testing Program: English/Language Arts Book 1, Grade 6

For Students 6th
In this 6th grade English/Language Arts standardized test practice worksheet, students read 2 fictional selections and respond to multiple choice and open-ended questions regarding the pieces. Students also read 2...
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New York State Testing Program: English/Language Arts Book 1, Grade 6

For Students 6th
In this 6th grade English/Language Arts standardized test practice worksheet, students read 2 fictional selections and respond to multiple choice and open-ended questions regarding the pieces. Students also read 2 non-fictional...
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New York State Testing Program: English/Language Arts Book 2, Grade 6 2006

For Students 6th
In this 6th grade English/Language Arts standardized test practice learning exercise, 6th graders listen to a story read to them by the facilitator and respond to questions regarding it. Students also respond to an open-ended essay...
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Nonfiction Comprehension Test Practice

For Students 6th - 10th
Need to gauge how well your pupils comprehend what they are reading? The six exercises provided by this Nonfiction Comprehension practice test ask readers to respond to questions based on a sentence, a paragraph, a complete story and a...
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Preparation for Common Assessment #1

For Students 6th - 8th
Need a grammar assessment? Whether used as homework, a pre-test, or a formal assessment, this worksheet will give you a good reading of learners’ understanding of the parts of speech. Definitions and examples of each term are given and...
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English Exercises - Tests Exercises FCI Mock Exam

For Students 5th - 7th
In this test preparation online worksheet, students read 8 sentences and type a "V" in the box if the line is correct. They complete a paragraph using the correct words from 37 sets of multiple choice answers.
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Debate Notes Worksheet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether your young orators are preparing for an in-class debate, or you are presenting a video of a debate to your class, this is an easy-to-use template that will help them organize the major arguments of each debate position, as well...
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Be Happy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What makes your pupils happy? Find out with a lesson centered around this theme. Class members come up with things that make them happy and write about them in preparation for quick group project. Learners watch and discuss a short film...
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Studying "To Build A Fire" by Jack London

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Your advanced middle school and high school readers explore plot structure by analyzing a classic Jack London story "To Build a Fire." Class members identify setting, characters, and plot. They participate in a discussion about the...
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Language Testing Practice: Level 1 & 2

For Students 5th - 7th
In this language skills worksheet, students test their skills on answering forty three questions that deal with the eight parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, etc.
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AVID Socratic Seminar

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Developed specifically for AVID students, this packet of materials that includes an explanation of the Socratic seminar, the preparation materials, and tips and protocols, is a must-have resource for any class. 
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Food Waste and Food Access

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Forty percent of food in the US goes uneaten while 14.5 percent of US households lack a secure supply of food. As part of the preparation for a performance task assessment, groups consider statistics such as these about food waste and...
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Pizza Muffins & Podcasting

For Teachers K - 6th
Students investigate life skills by participating in a voice recording activity. In this baking lesson, students identify the ingredients needed to create pizza menu items and the steps which should be taken to bake them. Students...
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One With Nature: Lesson 7 Is Number 7 Of 16 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students research acts of nature. In this language arts activity, students journal their responses to what they would do if caught in an act of nature. They participate in class activities analyzing vocabulary and using their senses....
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Prepositional Phrases 2: Test Practice

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young grammarians are challenged to identify any prepositions and prepositional phrases in a series of sentences. The test could be used as an assessment of understanding or an in-class or at-home practice exercise.
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Honor Code

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate and discuss the concept of a school implementing an honor code for testing. The groups each come up their own view for putting together a class presentation. They present the project orally using correct public...
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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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Question Tags Are Fun, Aren't They?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Good writing takes practice, doesn't it? Here, a activity emphasizes the importance of using question tags to improve a written piece. A discussion opens a dialogue about the purpose of a question tag. The class reads several statements...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 9: Climax

For Teachers 6th Standards
Conduct a close reading of chapter 9 of The Cay. Read the chapter again and ask pupils to respond to a list of included text-dependent questions. Finish the class with the provided writing assignment, which asks learners to use textual...
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Creating a Food Web

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate hunters and prey by creating a food web.  For this animal life lesson, students investigate a single organism in preparation for a field trip, discovering its diet and habitat.  Students each discuss their animal...
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Hawaiian Bird Beak Adaptation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars explore adaptation by participating in a lab activity. In this bird characteristics lesson, students discuss the different purposes birds have for their beaks and conduct an experiment testing which beaks collect food...
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Night Sky Observation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore space science by completing an observational worksheet. In this astronomy lesson, students view several worksheets in which students identify minor changes between separate images in preparation for real star...
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Is it Olympic Time?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate the Winter Olympics by studying the geography of the 2010 Vancouver games.  In this competitive sports lesson, students identify the planning and preparation needed to produce an event like the Winter Olympics....
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News You Can Use: Lesson 9 Is Number 9 Of 35 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars examine newspapers and conduct interviews. For this language arts lesson, students analyze the word 'career', list questions they would like answered about a career they are interested in and edit the list as a class....
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Homonyms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are divided into two teams. A representative from each team will take his/her place at the board in the front of the classroom. The teacher recites a word that has more than one spelling and/or meaning, e.g.: principal....
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Language Experience Stories

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Here is a great way to bring core content to your special education classroom. Included is a set of instructional ideas intended to help learners increase their verbal and written expression through storytelling. Tape recorders, story...
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Autobiographical Writing About Memories

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Young scholars reflect on fall memories in preparation for creating an autobiographical composition. In this composition lesson, students explore how many writers use the changing seasons, fall in particular, to describe a character's...
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Reading Cuisine: Lesson 16 Is Number 16 Of 16 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students prepare for an exam. In this final instructional activity of 16, students journal about how they prepared for the upcoming exam and if they felt they needed more information to better understand the unit.  Students are...
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ISTEP + Grade 6 Item Sampler

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this cross-curricular sampler of worksheets, learners determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words, describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and...
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Welcome to the Blogosphere

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Create a blog spot for your classroom and promote online discussions. There are several blogging websites listed here, and you can create one specific to each class or one collective site. Teach your learners how to post on the blog, and...
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6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 1: Poem

For Teachers 6th Standards
While originally created to accompany The Cay, this poetry lesson could be used on it's own, especially if you are working on dialect. Class members conduct a close reading of "When Malindy Sings" by Paul Laurence Dunbar and listen to an...
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6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 2: Close Read

For Teachers 6th Standards
The second instructional activity of a pair about Paul Laurence Dunbar, this plan focuses in particular on his poem, "We Wear the Masks." After a short historical introduction, class members conduct a series or readings, marking up the...
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Happy New Year!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It's the new year, and there's plenty your learners are going to want to talk about! Conduct a few discussions about the new year when you get back to school to ease your pupils back into learning. Included here are procedures and...
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Crocodiles Escape in Vietnam

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What, there was a crocodile escape? Read, analyze, and examine a newspaper article with your class about the crocodiles that escaped in Vietnam. Your English language learners note the facts and key vocabulary in the story and answer...
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Too Many Types Of Titles

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Direct instruction on punctuation rules for titles is followed by collaborative practice in class. Two worksheets with aesthetically engaging graphic design provide practice. For 12 examples, small groups either underline, italicize, or...
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Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
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Fashion and Gender Roles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do the fashions of an era say about the values and gender roles of that era? Expert groups examine primary source documents and fashion visuals of the 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, and 1950s and consider how these fashions reflect economic...
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Classifying Vertebrates

For Teachers 5th - 7th
What features do scientists use to classify animals into groups? Class groups examine a series of paired images of vertebrates (a bass and a trout, a toad and a newt, a crocodile and a tortoise, an owl and a robin, a tiger and a bear)...
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Effects of Water

For Teachers 4th - 7th
To prepare for a performance task assessment, class members review the stages of the water cycle and then individuals assume the roles of drops of water for a Reader's Theater exercise. The script, a graphic depicting the water cycle,...
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Scrambled Dialog

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How does a conversation flow? Have your learners practice with conversation and dialogue by asking them to rearrange sentence strips in order to make a coherent conversation between two people. After ordering the strips, pairs listen to...
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Using Adjectives to Describe a Busy Street Scene

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
What just happened in the street? After several introductory activities about adjectives and description, pupils use all that they have learned to compose a paragraph about a hectic intersection.
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Future Board Game

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Are your pupils going to enjoy this game? Definitely! Small groups practice conversational skills and the future tenses by asking and answering the questions provided on the game board.
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Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Commercial advertising—we can't get away from it, but do we realize just how often we are being advertised to? With this lesson, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives. Learners browse...
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Subject and Object Pronouns: Challenges

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Enhance problem solving skills while refining grammar proficiency with a learning game focused on subject and object pronouns. With playing cards in hand, class members create a dialogue in which one presents a problem while the other...
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Arlington Springs Man: Lesson Plan 1

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learning to craft quality questions is a skill that can be taught. Class members use the Question Formulation Technique to learn how to create and refine both closed-ended and open-ended questions. They then view West of the West's...
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Love is...

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
What is love? After watching a video of children responding to this question and another video of a street challenge that addresses the same question, language learners create their own street challenge on the topic and present it to the...
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Turning Assets into Action in the Fight Against Hunger

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can one person change the world? Scholars research and analyze the topic of world hunger. Using video clips, parodies, and primary source evidence, they uncover a current campaign to end world hunger. Collaborative groups openly...
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Empathy and Friendship

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Instill the importance of empathy with a instructional activity that tasks scholars to role-play a scenario in which they exhibit the desired behavior towards their peers. Small groups work collaboratively to create a skit in response to...
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Writing Review 3

For Students 4th - 6th
After reviewing basic capitalization and punctuation rules, give your young grammarians this four-question quiz to assess their understanding of the most basic English language conventions. 
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Using Imagery

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Show, don't tell! Pairs work together to change a list of telling sentences into showing sentences using picture words that create vivid pictures in the readers’ minds.
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Water in Africa

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students discover the horrible situation of water shortages that many people face by completing Peace Corps activities.  In this global health activity, students analyze and discuss photographs of people in Africa struggling to find...
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Intro to Art

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students explore illusions by drawing and viewing images in class. In this art perspective lesson, students analyze a skeleton outline drawing which demonstrates the ability to draw in a two point perspective. Students utilize the...
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Viewing Problems and Issues from Different Vantage Points

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Improve the listening, reading, writing, and grammar skills of your learners with a series of whole class and group activities. Pupils answer questions based on listening and reading passages, complete grammar exercises, and use affixes...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 7: Pronouns

For Teachers 6th Standards
Take a break from literature study to address some grammatical concerns. Using a text you've already read in your class, show how to analyze pronoun use. After watching the master, pairs analyze a short excerpt on their own, identifying...
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Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers - Exercise 4

For Students 4th - 6th
Teachers who are looking for resources to supplement their teaching of misplaced and/or dangling modifiers in writing should enjoy this worksheet, and the interactive activities embedded in the sheet. Students complete twenty multiple...
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An Old Chinese Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
This is a lesson of two parts. First, learners read a poem and work with partners to deliver an expressive two-voice reading of the poem. Next, they read an essay by Yah Phou Lee, a Chinese citizen sent to school in the United States in...
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Character Education: Honesty

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore traits of honest communication. In this character development and communication lesson, students are given 6 simple statements and work as a group to alter the meaning of each statement through body language, facial...
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Help With Paragraphs: Writing A Paragraph

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars complete exercises to practice writing a paragraph. In this paragraph writing lesson plan, students work in pairs to complete activities that require them to read sample paragraphs, organize sentences in sequence, and...
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Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore philanthropy throughout the history of the United States. In this character development lesson plan, students listen to a speech by J. F. Kennedy and discuss the impact his speech may have had on volunteerism in our...
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What is el Dia de los Muertos?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the Mexican celebration el Dia de los Muertos. In this Mexican celebration lesson, students discuss ways people in the US honor the dead. Students compare and contrast Mexican holidays and American holidays. Students...
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Vocabulary Charades

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore new vocabulary words by participating in a group activity. In this vocabulary role-playing instructional activity, students collaborate in groups to play a game of charades with new vocabulary words. Students are given...
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Learning European Geography

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover locations and countries in Europe by identifying them on a map.  In this European geography lesson, 6th graders read the book The Lost Little Elephant, with their class and discuss the geography referenced in the...
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Talking About the Future

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate how to communicate about the future using the proper verb tense. In this communication about the future activity, students talk to a partner about future plans. They fill in an associated chart about the present...
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Animal Top Trumps

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students use adjectives to construct sentences. In this english lesson, students play a card game based on Top Trumps. They use superlatives and comparatives during the game.
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Sustainable Livestock

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate healthy eating habits by researching livestock. In this food sustainability lesson, students research the negative impact factory farming has on our environment due to pollution. Students define agricultural...
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Celebrate Commencement with Class Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Bring the year to a satisfying close by asking class members to reflect on the year in personalized graduation speeches.
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Character Tea Party

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A tea party in Wonderland? An East Egg brunch with Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and Nick? Breakfast with Miss Havisham, Lady Macbeth, and Abigail Williams? Or dinner with Andre, Hamlet, and Randle Patrick McMurphy? Class members select a favorite...
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Elementary Progress Test

For Students 5th - 6th
In this ESL progress test, students complete a 3 part assessment of basic grammar and sentence writing. Students correct errors in 6 sentences, complete 9 questions with the correct question word and write 5 sentences using key words...
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Thanksgiving Day Activities Stative Verb Review

For Students 5th - 7th
In this Thanksgiving verb review worksheet, students mark an X on the incorrect forms of the verbs. They write the correct form above each incorrect verb. There are 10 questions on this page.
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Advanced Paragraph Correction #3

For Students 5th - 7th
In this proofreading worksheet, students read a paragraph containing several errors. Using multiple choice options, students correct all 8 errors.
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Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Students 5th - 7th
In these sentence correction worksheets, students read the sentences and determine if they contain comma splices or fused sentences.
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Mixed Prepositions 9

For Students 5th - 10th
In this online interactive grammar skills worksheet, students answer 12 multiple choice questions regarding the use of prepositions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Methods of Mystery

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars utilize the scientific method to discover the age of an item.  In this historical dating activity, students compare and contrast a 400 year old cabinet to one made within a few years by using carbon dating.  Young scholars...
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Current Events Activity

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students investigate world news and create a performance from their research.  In this current events instructional activity, students identify major political or news stories in the media and create a performance based on a character...
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English Exercises: Test Exercises 2

For Students 4th - 10th
In this online interactive English activity, students respond to 62 fill in the blank questions regarding the use of gerunds, infinitives, questions, conditionals, comparatives, passive voice, reported speech, and prepositions. Students...
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Celebrate Texas!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore social studies by completing a U.S. history research project. In this Texas lesson, students utilize almanacs, encyclopedias and the Internet to research the history of Texas and create a presentation based on a specific...
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Pendants

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students examine visual arts by creating a piece of jewelery. In this art analysis lesson, students identify the work of Keith Haring by researching the Internet. Students utilize tools and clay to create their own wearable art which...
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Keep Those Hands Warm!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students observe weather by conducting an experiment in class. In this insulation lesson, students identify the importance of keeping warm in a cool location such as Alaska. Students utilize three types of gloves, ice cubes, cups and...
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Teach Peace Now

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Help your learners discover empathy and understanding by investigating two sides of a situation. In this humanities lesson plan, pupils examine different pairs of shoes and hypothesize about who may have worn them. Discuss real life...
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Dear Juana: Editing a Letter

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore proofreading and editing in careers by drafting a letter. 7th graders will read example letters people have written who work in different careers. They will edit one of the sample letters they have read based on the Occupational...
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Interrupting and Disagreeing Politely

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore communication by completing argument related worksheets. Learners discuss appropriate ways to communicate with someone they are having a disagreement with and what techniques are not polite. Learners read example arguments and...
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Monuments (and Landmarks)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Distinguishing between and understanding the purpose of landmarks and monuments is the focus a short activity designed to provide all learners with the context of a performance task. Images of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the...
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Importance of Nutrition

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Prepare your class members for the performance task assessment on nutrition with an activity that asks class members to rank images of foods from least nutritious to most. Participants also offer reasons for why they ranked the foods the...
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How We Learn

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What's the best way to learn the elements of the periodic table? The inventions of Thomas Edison? Patience? To prepare for the performance task assessment on how people learn, class members share ideas about ways to learn in a variety of...
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Exploring the World

For Teachers 6th - 10th
To prepare for the Exploring the World Performance Task, class groups generate a list of places they would like to explore, examine images of seven natural wonders of the world, and consider why these sites are wondrous. A map and images...
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Zoos

For Teachers 4th - 7th
How do the experiences of animals living in zoos differ from animals living in the wild? To prepare for a performance assessment on this question, class members are introduced to key concepts and vocabulary, and then groups use a Venn...
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Thunderstorms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Ensure that all class members understand the basic concepts and vocabulary they need to complete a performance task on thunderstorms with an activity that asks them to use a Venn diagram to compare thunderstorms with rainy days.
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Oral Reading Fluency

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Accuracy, phrasing, flow, and pace, the four traits of of oral reading fluency, are the focus of a series of exercises that are designed to help readers develop these comprehension and literacy skills.
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Trying New Things

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Preparing for a change, big or small, can help learners with autism cope with a potential stressor. A short activity prompts individuals to come up with a plan for an upcoming new experience.
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Jack-O-Latern Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Have a Happy Halloween and build strong oral language skills. Special needs Pupils functioning at a moderate level can practice sequencing, writing lists, and using oral language by explaining how they carve a pumpkin. 
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Growth and Expansion of America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Despite the difficulty of travel, the US expanded significantly between the 1800s and the early 1900s. To prepare for a performance task assessment on the rapid expansion of the US in the 1800s, class members engage in a write-pair-share...
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View Through a Telescope

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Preparing for an assessment? Here's an activity that will ensure that all class members have the background knowledge they need to demonstrate their skills on a performance task related to the solar system and the tools astronomers use...
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What did "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" mean to John Ford?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore U.S. history by researching indentured servitude. In this human rights instructional activity, students identify a servant from the 1700's named John Ford and his personal mission exploring the pursuit of happiness....
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Moving Magnets

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate physics by conducting a science experiment. In this magnetism lesson, students define a list of vocabulary terms associated with force and complete a worksheet based on magnet attraction and repel. Students utilize...
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Agriculture and Fishery Arts: Plant Production, First Year

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore plant life and botany by growing their own crops. In this agriculture lesson, students identify the importance of soil and which plants grow best during specific seasons. Students utilize the appropriate tools and grow...
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Environmental Interdependence (Environmental Awareness)

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Whether introducing a study of environment awareness or preparing your classes for a performance task related to environmental interdependence, you will find this resource useful. Key terms and concepts are introduced so that all...
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Thanksgiving Day Activities Stative Verb Review

For Students 6th - 9th
In this Thanksgiving-themed stative verbs worksheet, students read 10 sentences, mark the incorrect forms of the verbs in the sentences, and write the correct forms above those that are incorrect.
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Economics: Opportunity Cost

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students explore economics by completing a money principles activity in class. For this consumer math lesson, students utilize a three column table in order to trade class items for other goods. Students identify the opportunity cost...
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Wild Dog Urine

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate biology by researching wild animals. In this animal extinction lesson, students research African wild dogs and discuss the impact of the environment on their survival. Students read and analyze an article titled...
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Avoiding Shifts in Verb Tense

For Students 5th - 12th
Need a quick, but well-designed instructional activity that covers shifts in verb tense? Then print out the copies here and get the kids busy. The resource would also work great as homework, or a grammar quiz.    
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Archaeological Discoveries

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Artifacts, inscriptions, and monuments. Here's an activity designed to ensure that all learners are familiar with the key terms and concepts they will need to begin a study of archaeological discoveries.
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The Internet

For Teachers 5th - 7th
The Internet and how it has changed our lives is the focus of a series of activities that prepares learners for the performance task assessment on the influence of the Internet. Groups also brainstorm devices such as phone and cars that...
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Uncommon Animals

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Need to prepare for a performance task assessment on the topic of uncommon animals? Here's an activity that ensures all learners have the knowledge of key terms and concepts to approach the assessment.
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Using Negative Numbers

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders practice using negative numbers by completing number equations.  In this math problem solving lesson, 6th graders discuss the different ways negative numbers can be used in a math problem and practice completing equations...
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Suffixes

For Students 5th - 6th
In this suffixes activity, students add two word parts together to create 15 new words with suffixes like: -ation, -en, and -ity for example.
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Principles of Flight

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discover scale ratios by investigating a miniature airplane.  In this mathematical relationship lesson, students work in groups to create a giant scale drawing of an airplane based on a toy model.  Students practice making...
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Principles of Flight: Bernoulli's Lift

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars discover how air pressure effects flight.  In this physics lesson, students create two types of airplane wings so they can observe the way air pressure creates lift.  Young scholars utilize a printout to create the...
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Balloons: Math with the Montgolfier Balloon

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discover the history of hot air balloons by watching one ascent.  In this physics instructional activity, students utilize a Montgolfier Hot Air Balloon from an earlier instructional activity and record the temperature, rate of...
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The World is a Village

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Students observe Americans through the eyes of the world.  In this human population lesson, students utilize the Internet to view the World Pop Clock and follow the world's population by the minute.  Students predict what the world's...
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Apple Estimation: Percentages & Subjective Reasoning

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students practice using their estimation skills by utilizing apples.  In this percentage lesson, students utilize a scale and an apple to discover the percentage of each bite they take.  Students share their data with the rest of the...
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Park Brochures

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate natural environments by researching national parks. In this brochure making lesson, 6th graders explore a specific national park and research it's information by utilizing the web. Students create travel...
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Talking About the Past

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore communications by discussing deceased individuals. In this past tense activity, students analyze which verbs to use when speaking of a person who is no longer living. Students read a story about the race car driver...
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What Do You Know About Scotland?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate global geography by researching the country of Scotland. In this cultural investigation lesson, students view images of Scotland on a computer and listen to audio interviews about Scottish citizens. Students identify...
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Max and Wife

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars participate in a game to see who knows each other best.  In this getting to know you instructional activity, students discuss several questions and work in pairs to get to know each other.  Young scholars are then asked...
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Build a Thermometer

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore Earth science by completing a temperature experiment. In this weather identification lesson, students utilize beakers, food coloring plastic tubing and a bowl to conduct an activity which identifies the current...
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Gerunds and Gerund Phrases

For Students 6th - 10th
In this gerunds and gerund phrases worksheet, students practice their grammar skills as they identify the gerunds or gerund phrases in 10 sentences. Students read 8 more sentences and identify each gerund or gerund phrase as a subject,...
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Learning to Do: Reading Up on Previous Efforts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a variety of activities including listening, reading, writing, and grammar exercises. In this language arts lesson, students listen to a passage and respond to questions based on it; explain metaphors in...
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Learning to Become: Listening to Events

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students make inferences, determine cause and effect and find the overall message through analyzing song lyrics. In this lyrics analysis lesson, students listen to "The End of the World' by S. Dee and A. Kent and analyze the lyrics....
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An Adaptable Four-Skill ESL Information-gap Acivity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners encounter a variety of grammar structures and vocabularies in the English language. Students get involved with teacher statistics as well with this lesson. Learners correlate facts thru chronological order steps. Students...
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Mineral Identification

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate the environment by examining mineral characteristics.  In this mineral lesson, students perform scientific observations in groups in which they identify minerals found in everyday objects by using a worksheet. ...
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Rounding Decimals

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore number sense by participating in a group math activity. In this decimals lesson, 6th graders identify the value of a number when a decimal is involved and discuss the appropriate direction to round a decimal....
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ESL Activity - Authentic Cooking Experience

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners encounter imperatives used for the instructions for this cooking experience. They review selected vocabulary terms for food and the process of cooking. Students identify adverbs of sequence (first, then, etc.). They follow the...
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Conversation Flowcharts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice speaking more fluently in a conversational way. They are given a variety of scripts with missing parts in order to carry on a more fluent conversation with others. Students can change the flowcharts to help make...
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Verb Patterns Pellmanism Game

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Learners identify verb patterns. In this grammar activity, students participate in a game similar to memory. Learners focus on the -ing ending.
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Helping Ourselves: Why Philanthropy Works

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discover the concept of philanthropy. In this civics lesson, students investigate the role of philanthropy in our society, and how it makes life better for all.
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Succession in the Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate their environment by growing plants in class.  In this botany lesson plan, students discuss the lifespan of plants and animals and how they must be cared for continuously over time.  Middle schoolers grow a...
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Building Blocks

For Teachers K - 8th
Students navigate to various websites and play educational games to reinforce learning.  In this game lesson, students catalog games to play in various areas of the curriculum;. Students play online and board games.
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Jim Thorpe: The Greatest Athlete of the Century

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students discuss what makes a sports legend. In this Jim Thorpe activity students analyze both the triumphs and tragedies of Jim Thorpe's sports career. Students then write a letter persuading their representative to name Jim Thorpe the...
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Kites: Patang - The Indian Fighter Kite

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the history of fighter kites and build their own.  In this aeronautics instructional activity, students discover how other countries utilize fighter kites and where they originated.  Students create their own fighter...
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Writing Police Reports

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners discover police procedures by filling out crime reports.  In this government activity, students discuss the benefits of historical reports pertaining to criminals and victims.  Learners listen to an officer of the law speak in...
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Modern Culture and Society

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate different cultures by comparing the United States to Europe. In this social structure activity, 6th graders discuss the economies, religions, languages and cultures in the Americas and Europe and define their...
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Crickets Guided Discovery

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate insect anatomy by analyzing a live cricket.  In this insect science activity, 6th graders discuss their knowledge of insects and describe their characteristics from memory.  Students observe live crickets in...
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What is the Function of Each Seed Part in the Growth of a Plant

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the parts of a seed by using a digital camera.  In this botany lesson plan, 6th graders plant their own seeds in class and demonstrate the necessary attributes for growing a plant.  Students utilize a camera to...
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Water Shortages

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars explore natural elements by participating in a bingo activity. In this water usage lesson, students discuss the importance of clean water and complete worksheets based on water shortage statistics. Young scholars utilize...
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African Americans in the Maritime Trades

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore Civil Rights by analyzing U.S. history. In this African American workforce lesson, students discuss the history of African Americans in Baltimore and the need for steady work that formed. Students define vocabulary terms...
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3-2-1 Blast Off!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore physics by participating in a flight experiment. For this rocket design lesson, students discuss the scientific process and how chemical reaction can create the energy needed to boost a rocket. Students utilize...
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Marriage and Family

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore society by researching the history of matrimony. In this marriage and family lesson, students identify the religious aspect behind marriage and the ideology associated with creating a family. Students define religious...
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Painted Chairs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars evaluate visual arts by creating furniture designs. In this three dimensional art activity, students utilize the web to examine different artist renderings of furniture, sculpture and architecture. Young scholars utilize...
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Odds and Probability

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars inquire about number sense by participating in a graphing activity. In this probability lesson, students examine a bag of colored shapes and identify the odds of picking one shape after determining how many there are in...
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Upper-Intermediate English Grammar Review # 3

For Teachers 6th - 10th
DUPLICATE students complete grammar worksheet.
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Fritsch - Student-Led Lesson: Vacation Commercials (I-TESL-J)The Internet TESL Journal

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research, plan and present a commercial for a vacation spot of their choice.
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Verb Patterns Pellmanism Game- Intermediate Version

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Pupils sort verb tenses. In this English grammar lesson, students work with a partner to sort cards with verbs written on them into 3 piles including verbs with "ing," the infinitive form (meaning "want to"), and the infinitive form...

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