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Energy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scientific terms can be difficult to remember. This resource suggests developing analogies as a way to make energy terms memorable. After listing new terms on the board, groups develop analogies based on restaurant words, and then share...
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Combining with Participial Phrases

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Using interesting sentence structures found in Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen as a model, class members practice combining two or three sentences by adding participial phrases to increase sentence fluency. Action-packed settings...
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Pronoun Agreement

For Students 5th - 9th
Cross your t's, dot your i's to make sure your pronouns are in agreement. This worksheet provides great practice for identifying incorrectly-used pronouns. In total, there are 10multiple choice problems. Tip: Use this as a language arts...
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Medical Explorer: The Big Idea

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Read informational text which relays how medical care differs around the globe and throughout history. There are three separate lessons, each focused on a particular case study, regional medical availability, and cultural norms. Learners...
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Save an Endangered Species

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Have your young learners work in pairs to find and research an endangered species. They use research to develop ideas about saving their animal from extinction. Pairs develop a three-dimensional model of the animal's habitat. Then, they...
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The Hyper-Partisan Politics of Prohibition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A full and thoughtful instructional activity includes links, handouts, guided viewing worksheets, and great extension activities. Upper graders will examine extreme politics, propaganda, hyper-partisanship, and the 1928 presidential...
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Verb Forms

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Regular and irregular verb forms are outlined in this catchy PowerPoint. After discussing the infinitive, simple present, simple past, past participle, and present participle forms of verbs, your scholars take a quick test that includes...
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Advertising and Healthy Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze alcohol and tobacco ads and create parodies of them. The eight lessons in this unit include discussions about why teens smoke or drink, the psychology behind the advertising, and writing persuasive letters to agencies,...
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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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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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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 worksheet 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...