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Accordion Book

For Teachers K - 6th
Students make an accordion book to show information that is associated with a particular learning event. In this accordion book lesson, students follow paper-folding directions to make the book. They fill the book with key facts and...
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Native American Culture: Counting, 1:1 Correspondence

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergarteners practice showing 1:1 correspondence while incorporating information they learned about a local Native American culture. The objects used for counting are taken from the previous day's Native American lesson. The intention...
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Venn Diagrams: Contrasts in Color

For Teachers K - 12th
Compare and contrast two topics with your class. They will pick a topic of their choosing, create color-coded Venn diagram to visually organize their information, share diagrams with classmates, and write well-organized essay on...
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Hop Into the Op Word Family

For Teachers K - 1st
An engaging lesson that teaches the /op/ word family is here for you. In it, learners utilize a PowerPoint and a worksheet embedded in the plan to help them better-understnad this word family. This fun lesson should be a hit with your...
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Red Stoplight Personal Space Game

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
I really like this activity. Learners with special needs play a stoplight game to practice giving and responding to the need for personal space. Each child is given a green light and red light card, when you say, "Go" they walk around...
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Learning 2 - Write the Number

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Help your kindergartners master the number two! After tracing the number three times and writing it out three times, little learners count groups of animals and write the correct number in a box (the number is always two). Finally, they...
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Bug Snack

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create an insect out of food.  In this insect characteristics instructional activity, students review the 3 body parts of an insect and use various foods to create a sample insect.  Students learn a song about insect body parts.
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Long Vowels

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Now here is a great set of activities that will make learning about long vowel sounds a snap. The activities cover two days and include vowel identification, reading, and several great games. Kids will hunt for long vowel words, play...
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Kindergarten Music Lesson

For Teachers K
Singing, clapping, moving up and down with the melody, it all sounds like a great music lesson. Kinder-musicians sing three different songs to practice memory, speaking, and movement skills. They'll move to the melody, build memory with...
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The Art Lesson

For Teachers K - 3rd
Explore visual arts and illustrations by reading a picture book with your class. Begin by reading the book The Art Lesson about a writer and illustrator who collaborate on their books. Next, have your class answer study questions about...
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Guided Reading: Main Idea

For Teachers K - 4th
Readers are presented with a list of three questions and asked to actively listen to a story or article to answer them. They verbally answer the questions to learn the strategy. Next, read a story to them or have them silently read a...
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Putting It All Together

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars examine a painting.  In this shapes and puzzle lesson, students view Guston's painting Blue Water and identify the colors, shapes and recognizable forms.  Young scholars work in groups to put together puzzle pieces of the...
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Lesson 3: Labeled Diagrams

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Examine the book Stargazers by Gail Gibbons. Young readers will practice reading and interpreting information from diagrams in this informational text. They work together as a class on this skill and then move into independent practice....
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Alphabet Photo Book

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students brainstorm words that start with each letter of the alphabet, take digital pictures of words that start with assigned letter, and use iPhoto to create class alphabet book.
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Reading Strategies for Decoding Tricky Words

For Teachers K - 2nd
Help primary school pupils learn valuable reading strategies. As they choral read a poster or big book, they predict covered words and learn various reading strategies for figuring out an unknown word. This will help them gain an...
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Irregular Word Fluency, Draw Two

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Explore vocabulary by participating in a word fluency game! Utilize a deck of flash cards with irregular words printed on them to play a game. As they show each other the cards, they collect points for each word they sound out correctly.
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Prepare to Read Nonfiction

For Teachers K - 3rd
Help readers prepare to read informational texts with this activity from Scholastic. They will practice nonfiction comprehension strategies such as activating prior knowledge and asking questions.  Additionally, they will complete...
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These Are A Few of My Favorite and Not So Favorite Things

For Teachers K
Students identify likes and dislikes at home and school. Then they identify the relationship between training and the world of work. Students also discover and evaluate patterns and relationships in information, ideas and structures....
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Guided Reading: Asking Questions

For Teachers K - 2nd
Here is a reading strategies lesson in which learners use post it notes to create a bulletin board. They post their new questions on the bulletin board and look back at questions they have already learned the answer to. A great idea,...
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Comparing Cinderella and The Rough-Face Girl

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Pupils examine similarities and differences between cultures. They'll see that literature, reading, and story telling is something all cultures have in common. They should construct Venn diagrams to help them compare and contrast the...
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Music Conducting: Classroom Activities

For Teachers K - 8th
Turn the class into a percussive orchestra and let the kids take over as conductor. You'll explain a few ins and outs of what a conductor does. Then you hand over the baton and let your budding Beethovens conduct each other as they play...
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Express It!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Partners practice reading fluency by reciting these sentence strips to each other with proper expression and intonation. There are 14 sentences provided, each from familiar stories your learners will likely recall. Partner A chooses a...
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The Solar System - A Review

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students analyze their knowledge about the solar system. In this solar system review lesson plan, students look at a picture of the solar system on the SMART Board, name them in order, and are able to identify the sun as the center. They...
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Alphabet Animals

For Teachers K
Students experience and study how to utilize the alphabet and letter sounds to create an alphabet PowerPoint Presentation. They prepare each slide with a letter of the alphabet, a sentence expressing that letter and the sound that...