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Student Center Activities: Fluency

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Teaching children to read is no simple task, but this collection of phonics resources will make the journey a little easier. From simple activities and games that improve young children's letter recognition, to a reader's theater script...
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Simple Machines Make Things Go

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Trying to plan a physical science unit on forces and motion? Make your work a little easier with this comprehensive collection of simple machines resources. Offering a wide variety worksheets, activities, and projects, these materials...
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education students, this resource provides reading comprehension,...
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Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
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A Reading Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Eliminate the hard work of creating an entire literature unit with this reading guide for the novel Sarah, Plain and Tall. From background information about the author and her motivation for writing the story to reading comprehension...
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Chocolate Taste-Testing: Introduction to Loco for Cocoa

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Is the price of chocolate a good indicator of taste? Your learners will approach this question through experimentation and analysis, and will then delve into the rich history and complexity of cacao and chocolate.
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Duplo/Lego Tower Pattern Busy Bag

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Turn young learners into pattern detectives with this fun hands-on activity. Using the included set of cards showing different block towers, children replicate each pattern with their own manipulatives while attempting identify...
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Sight Words Bingo

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Engage emergent readers in learning their basic sight words with this fun game of bingo. With four simple 3x3 game boards including a total of 32 different sight words, this resource is a must-have for any primary grade teacher.
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Noodling Around: Powers of Ten

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
How many noodles long is your classroom? Find out when engineers of all ages explore measurement through the use of pool noodles. With the noodles pre-cut to certain metric lengths, the activities could be used to introduce the metric...
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Dictionary Cube

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young scholars investigate new vocabulary words with a fun, collaborative activity. Given a deck of word cards, pairs of students flip over one at a time and independently look up the term in a dictionary. They then take turns rolling a...
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Light but Strong: A Lesson in Engineering

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Aspiring space engineers design a rocket launch platform together to explore materials. The platform needs to be lightweight so that it can be transported easily, but super strong so that it can support the weight of the rocket and its...
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Heart and Lungs

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
With a partner, youngsters measure their pulse and breathing rates, both at rest and after running in place for a minute. While this activity is not novel, the lesson plan includes a large-scale classroom graphing activity and other...
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Symmetry of the Addition Table

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Help your class discover the commutative property of addition with this exploration of the addition table. By folding and coloring the table, a symmetry is found that directs students to an understanding of this crucial mathematical...
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Halves, Thirds, and Sixths

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An excellent activity that effectively pulls together the concepts of area, fractions, and equivalent fractions! Using 3x2 rectangular arrays, 3rd graders are introduced to the concept of area in terms of square units. Building on this...
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The Square Counting Shortcut

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An excellent instructional activity that encourages young scholars to discover how complex figures can be broken into simpler shapes when measuring area. Working with block letters, learners are given the freedom to develop their own...
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Ocean Research Project

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Set up research centers and encourage your class to learn about sea creatures. They create their own written factual sentences and illustrations about a specific sea creature. Consider having them create a simple flip book to showcase...
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Grade 2 Supplement Set A1 – Numbers and Operations: Addition and Subtraction

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Using unifix cubes, a spinner, a number line, and fact family triangles second graders will play their way to subtraction competency. They engage in a series of activities that has them playing game that require them to add and subtract...
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Cell Membrane / Transport Drawing Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Biology buffs illustrate the workings of the cell membrane when they complete this checklist. Not only do they draw the structure, they also draw gradients and mechanisms for the transport of materials across the membrane. Your advanced...
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Grade 2 Supplement Set A2 – Number and Operations: Place Value

For Teachers 2nd Standards
If your learners are learning about place value and number value comparisons, this set of engaging activities and worksheets will make your job easy! Scholars use math manipulatives to estimate and then determine how many seeds a colony...
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Grade 2 Supplement Set A7 – Numbers to 1,000 on a Line or Grid

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A series of engaging activities gives second-graders practice with three-digit numbers up to 1000. They examine three hundreds charts, one with numbers 101-200, another with 901-1000, and a third counting by 10 to 1000. Worksheets give...
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Grade 1 Supplement A2 – Number and Operations: Numerals to 1,000

For Teachers 1st Standards
What a fun set of math operations activities! First, the mysterious Digit Switcher writes letters to your first-graders, challenging them to recognize patterns in three-digit numbers. Then, the class works together analyzing three-digit...
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Dust Catchers

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
In class, your emerging environmentalists construct dust catchers. They take them home for a week or two, and then bring them back into class to examine under a magnifier. From this activity, they learn what makes up dust and that...
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Oral Interviews

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
New ReviewShow class members how personal history can be using an oral interview project. Even the youngest learners engage with history using a resource to create and execute interviews with members of their community. The activity walks a class...
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Five Activities to Help Bystanders to Bullying Know What to Do

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
New ReviewFive activities covering ELA, social studies, and social and emotional learning offer bystanders tips and the courage to help individuals being bullied. Activities include writing an acrostic poem, creating a pamphlet, reading current...