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Ballet and Classical Music

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore ballet. In this dance and music humanities instructional activity, 4th graders practice ballet positions and play a card game using French ballet vocabulary. Students count beats in rhythm patterns and listen to...
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The Language of Ballet

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here's a very well organized lesson plan on learning the terminology of ballet. Learn the names of some basic positions, and how to perform them. Learn the names, which happen to be in French, of basic movements in ballet. Not only are...
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The Physics of the "Hardest Move" in Ballet

For Students 7th - 12th
"It's not magic. It's physics!" Here is a short video that explores the physics behind the fouetté—the most difficult move in ballet.
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The Origins of Ballet

For Students 7th - 10th
The role of Louis XIV, the Royal Academy of Dance and the Paris Opera Ballet, the five main positions of the body are are featured in a short video that traces the history of Ballet, the little dance.
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The Ballet that Incited a Riot

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Imagine a ballet starting a riot! Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" did just that. Find out why the audience was so outraged by the score, choreography, costuming, and sets in this tradition-breaking ballet.
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El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils conduct Internet research on the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. They complete a worksheet answering questions about the Ballet Folklorico, and create an award and write a speech to present to the class.
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The Nutcracker

For Teachers K - 12th
The Nutcracker, composed by Peter Tchaikovsky, has become a staple of the Christmas season. A unit plan centered around the famous ballet is packed with a variety of activities that are sure to excite learners of all ages.
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Appreciating the Men of Ballet from Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet Theatre

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the role of men in the American Ballet Theatre. In this ballet instructional activity, students watch segments of the Great Performances video "Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet...
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Appreciating the Men of Ballet from Dance in America: Born To Be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars watch a video highlighting men in ballet. They complete further research on the topic using online and print resources. They create a short skit with the basic elements of dance.
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Dance Theatre Of Harlem

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Exposing younger students to fine art enriches their learning experience and opens them up to a different mode of self-expression. Elmo and Zoe attend and narrate a ballet at the Dance Theater of Harlem. Show your class a similar ballet...
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Get Up And Dance

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Zoe dances to stay healthy. She does ballet because when she dances she moves her whole body. Use this video to help incorporate a rhythmic movement through dancing into the daily routine of your primary learners.
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Ballet and Dance Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
Ballet is the main focus of this short answer quiz, but a few questions cover dance in cinema and Scottish folk dance names. Trivia for dancers!
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"The Nutcracker" From the Royal Ballet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore "The Nutcracker" ballet. They conduct Internet research, watch "The Nutcracker" performed by the Royal Ballet, tell the story to a younger child, and write a letter to the person who first reviewed "The Nutcracker" in 1892.
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"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky

For Students 3rd - 5th
This worksheet about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.
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Nureyev: After Petipa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Incorporating the arts into regular classroom practices isn't an easy task. Learners will research background information regarding Russian culture, history, and conflict then see how those things have applied to the rigors of Russian...
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Evaluating the Format of Informational Text

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Make your learners aware of the advantages and disadvantages of using different media in presentations. This straightforward resource evaluates media formations such as print, digital text, and videos. Although the subject of ballet is...
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Ballet

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify word families and demonstrate a variety of ballet moves. They listen to the book "Angelina on Stage," and observe and demonstrate three ballet moves. Students then match a family word with other rhyming words,...
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Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Dance: Basic Positions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the basic vocabulary of ballet, modern, and jazz dance through observation and experience. This lesson correlates with the DanceSense Enhanced DVD.
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Lesson Plan for The Nutcracker Ballet

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students discuss the Nutcracker Ballet. They listen as the teacher reads "The Tale of the Nutcracker and the History of the Ballet," (included with the lesson). Students discuss dreams they have had. They listen to a portion of The Waltz...
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Nutcracker

For Teachers 6th - 12th
'Tis the holiday season and the Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker Prince come alive with a teaching and study guide for Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Background information, activities, games and puzzles are all included in...
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The Only Boy in the Ballet Class

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students discuss kindness and how to treat others. In this kindness lesson, students listen to the story The Only Boy in the Ballet Class by Denise Gruska. The teacher draws the main character and every time that he receives a put down...
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The Nutcracker

For Teachers 1st
First graders define a ballet as a story told through dance. They listen to melodies and demonstrate beat and accent through body movement. They watch the ballet.
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Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre lesson, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. Students research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create collaborative...
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The Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Clara becomes Marie, The Mouse King becomes a rat, and the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh becomes the setting for a modern interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Intended as a resource guide for a 2012 performance, the...
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Pioneers of American Dance

For Students 4th - 12th
Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, José Limón, Alvin Ailey, Bob Fosse, Gene Kelly. Famous dancers and some history of modern dance, what a packet! Although designed to prepare students to see a performance of the Connecticut Ballet, this...
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The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

For Teachers K - 5th
Over the course of six lessons, scholars try their hand at composing and dancing after a thorough examination of the famous ballet, The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. Participants watch and discuss the performance of two dances, create and...
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Journeys Into Arts & Culture

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze the profession of a ballet dancer and complete related activities. In this ballet lesson, 2nd graders view images of ballet danders and discuss the performance of a Chinese version of Cinderella. Students listen to...
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Retell A Story Through Dance

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students tell stories through dance. In this ballet instructional activity, students learn pantomime dance skills and examine "The Nutcracker" ballet performances as they examine ballet as storytelling.
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The Little Dancers-- Printing Practice

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this printing practice worksheet, students learn to copy the sentences of a poem in their best printing. Students read the poem about ballet and look at the picture. Students copy the poem with proper spacing on the primary lines.
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The Evolution of Classical Ballet

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders study the history, performance, production and audience elements of selected ballets to understand their relevance to society. They physically learn basic ballet movement vocabulary to embody the dance form.
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Beginning Ballet

For Teachers K - 12th
Students observe and then practice basic ballet steps, including the plié, tendu, and degage. They discover the importance of warm-up drills prior to practicing the dance steps. Students also develop skills in mobile steps, including the...
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Modern & Contemporary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An informative study of the masters of modern and contemporary dance, including Ailey, Fokine, Balanchine, Baryshnikov, and Graham, this presentation offers young scholars some key moments in the development of 20th century dance. Great...
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Look, Listen and Learn

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars brainstorm what they know about the performing arts and research an artist or song and its related genre. Students work in groups to create an online banner to attract peers to their performing arts genre.
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Symphony No. 6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe music in terms related to basic elements such as melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, form and style. Then they identify who Tchaikovsky was as well as his famous works. Students also identify the main theme on...
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify what Tchaikovsky's personality was like and what kind of school he attended first. Then they identify and research what was happening in Russian politics during his lifetime. Students also identify who the composer was...
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Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author's Role

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reading the original Hans Christian Andersen tale of “The Little Mermaid” and viewing the Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from the San Francisco Ballet video offers class members an opportunity to consider how artistic decisions...
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Dance With Murray

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Victoria is very talented. She can dance to ballet, hip-hop, rock, classical, and even polka music. She tells Murray that dance is really good exercise and helps you grow. She shows Murray some of her best dance moves.
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Little Dancers Poetry and Vocabulary Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this reading and writing learning exercise, students read a poem about ballet dancers and study the vocabulary that is underlined in the poem. They study the definitions that are listed on the second page.
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Ballet Puppets

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this following directions worksheet, students color and cut out the girl and boy Nutcracker puppets, cut out two diamond shape holes in each, put their fingers in the holes and play with the puppets. Students follow 4 directions.
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Music

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders sing the Shaker tune "Simple Gifts" while identifying eighth, quarter, and half notes. They listen to Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring and recall other ballet music.
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Nureyev: After Petipa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine dance and choreography in Russian history. For this Russian history lesson, students discover details about Russian ballet and the work of Marius Petipa as they conduct independent research and present their findings to...
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Peter Pan: Teacher Resource Guide

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
What are some of the pros and cons of staying young forever? With the Peter Pan resource, learners discover the magical world of Neverland. Scholars create advertisements that promote eternal youth, and then write persuasive pitches for...
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Say It With Dance From Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the history of the musical "Oklahoma". They choreograph their own segment from the Dream Ballet. They also gather information from listening to media reports.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 12

For Teachers 9th Standards
Marc Chagall's painting Romeo and Juliet and Baz Lurhmann’s film of the same scene in Romeo + Juliet provide class members an opportunity to analyze how artists consider the same subject in different media.
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Ballet Puppets and My Riddle Book

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In these literacy worksheets, students color and cut out the Nutcracker puppets. Students then complete a beginning sound worksheet using the letters sn, gr, gl, and b to help them finish the words. Students cut out the book.
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Using Word Parts to Infer Meaning

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the importance of physical activities and use word parts to infer meaning to a story. They discuss agility, baseball, and ballet dancing, read an article, and observe a demonstration on breaking down words and examining...
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Emotion and Action Through Dance and Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students evaluate a dance and write sentences that describes an emotion or action that is associated with it after watching an example of a ballet. They observe how ballet expresses an emotion without words. They design a dance project...
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Compare Numbers: English Learners

For Students 4th - 5th
In this English Learners vocabulary acquisition learning exercise, learners learn the words and definitions for dance school, ballet dancer, prima ballerina, jazz dancer, folk dancer, tap dancer, and dance recital. Students use the words...
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Phonics: Complex Spelling Patterns

For Students 5th
In this phonics worksheet, 5th graders examine words with complex spelling patterns. They use a word list that includes words such as ballet, ancient, and creature, and match them to the descriptor of their spelling pattern, They match a...
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Philadelphia Museum of Art

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students study paintings and use their knowledge of story elements to analyze the art. In this art analysis instructional activity, students review a novel for its elements. Students study the image At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance and...
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Little Dancers- Rhyming Words Worksheet Series

For Students 3rd
In this vocabulary and literacy instructional activity set, 3rd graders read a poem entitled, "Little Dancers." They fill in blanks with rhyming words from a word bank in 4 sentences, copy the rhyming words on blank lines using lower...
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Christmas Celebrations

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders view a video of the Nutcracker ballet and then compare and contrast holiday celebrations in Germany and the United States. They use the computer to write a paragraph exploring their observations.
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Gov. Reubin Askew's Stand on Busing And Integration in Florida Schools

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a straw vote placed on a Florida ballet in 1972 that asked if voters were in favor of prohibiting forced busing to further desegregation. They read primary documents, complete a worksheet and participate in class...
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Dolls for Computers

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Studenst explore their own culture by making handcrafts, participating in ballet and thethre. They make dolls and describe the process of making them through technology.
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Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design new insights into work tied into athletes. Students design a sports bag for athletes. Students investigate varied sports. They interview people involved in varied sports. Students engage in active problem solving as they...
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Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Is a Young Generation's Multimedia Work Art?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How has art changed? Are young people artists? What is art? These questions are up for discussion as critical thinkers examine several works of art expressed through multimedia. There are five different sessions outlined, complete with...
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Punctuating Titles

For Students 8th - 9th
It's so hard to remember how to punctuate titles! Give your class this practice packet to help them remember. On the first page, learners review the rules for punctuating the titles of short stories, monologues, commercials, etc. Then,...
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My Solar System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Orbit diagrams appear to be a work of mathematical art. The simulation helps scholars build their own systems of planets, stars, moons, etc., to observe their orbits. By altering their positions, velocities, and masses, a variety of...
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West Side Story Suite and In The Night Fancy Free

For Teachers 8th - 12th
West Side Story and Romeo & Juliet—two classics in their own rights that help young literature lovers better analyze different works. Learners research and compare the characters and story elements of West Side Story and Romeo &...
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Solving Problems Involving Subtraction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Here is an excellent lesson plan on solving subtraction word problems using fractions and mixed numbers. Learners complete three activities that will help them to explore and better-understand the world of mixed numbers. Fraction bars...
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Fact and Opinion - Worksheet: 6

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice discerning fact and opinion with a worksheet that contains 25 statements. Once learners determine if they are fact or opinion, they circle their answer and write a sentence explaining how they know.
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Dance: Discovering the Culture of Gullah

For Teachers 5th - 7th
It's wonderful to see a lesson that incorporates art, movement, and writing. These three forms of creative expression are explored as learners dance to music from the Gullah people of West Africa. They analyze several paintings, listen...
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The Ritual Fire Dance

For Students 7th - 8th
This worksheet about "The Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla, provides information on the musician, his music, and the dance. It includes 9 questions about the reading in addition to 5 questions about the instruments important in the...
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Describing Mirror Dances

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders perform mirror dancing. In this dancing lesson, 2nd graders are led in a dance warm-up and brainstorm kinds of movements they have done in dance. Students are then led through a demonstration of a mirror dance.
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Punctuating Titles

For Students 7th - 9th
What are the rules for punctuating titles? Review the rules at the top of the first page before having your class complete the practice opportunities posted below. There are two parts: in the first, learners punctuate titles as...
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Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Your class can think about the American Old West as they listen for dynamics, articulation, rhythm, and tempo in the Aaron Copland song, "Billy The Kid." They'll explore how Copland uses music to create an image of life for an outlaw in...
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Time Frequency - "How Often ...?"

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
How often do you ride a bike? Time frequency words are featured in a lesson designed for ESL/ELD classrooms. 
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DanceStar

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Express dance moves mathematically. Scholars dissect dance routines and express them using mathematical notation, such as translations and rotations. They use video clips to investigate seven different dance genres.
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Social Class Stereotypes

For Teachers K - 6th
Encourage your students to think about how and why people and categorized in terms of social class. They decide what "class" they belong to, and then brainstorm about the indicators that society uses to define class and to categorize...
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Vocabulary Review: Definitions

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Learners read sentences with highlighted words, use context clues, and select the correct meanings of those words from three choices. Sheet contains 10 practice opportunities.
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Prepositional Relationship Dance

For Teachers K
Students learn the meaning of prepositions through movement. In this dance lesson, students choreograph a piece showing that they understand the meaning of various prepositions. 
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Describing Mirror Dances (Size and Tempo)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine size and tempo in dance before performing mirror image dance moves. In this dance lesson, 3rd graders examine dance moves with different sizes and tempos. They design and perform mirror image movements while working...
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Principle of Art Balance

For Students 9th - 12th
Reinforce a strong art vocabulary which can also apply to aspects of math and science. Kids read about various types of balance or symmetry found in art. They analyze three paintings based on vocabulary and read a how-to for creating...
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Reading Comprehension

For Students 8th - 9th
What reading strategies improve comprehension? Give your class a few strategies to try while they read this short passage on education and science. Then, have them complete the multiple choice questions that follow. The answers are...
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Stereotypes in The Diary of Anne Frank

For Students 7th - 8th
Before reading Anne Frank's diary, discuss stereotypes with your class. This guide is a great prereading activity; pupils complete a list of incomplete sentences in order to showcase common stereotypes. Then, they complete the seven...
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Modern Dance Artists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Dancers explore the life, philosophy, and movement style of Isadora Duncan before engaging in a dance activity that imitates her work. The lesson ends with individuals crafting a short essay reflecting on their experiences.
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The Phantom of the Opera - Activity Worksheets

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
He's here! Experience the thrill of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera with a series of reading comprehension questions. Each set of questions is based on three-chapter sections, and prompt high schoolers to put events in order,...
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Why Is a Group of Crows Called a “Murder”?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fifteenth-century hunters used a unique vocabulary to describe the groups of animals they hunted. The video lesson shows many of these informal names. It turns out the names may not be official, but many people use them, including...
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Where Do New Words Come From?

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Gadzooks! Where do new words come from? Who decides what a word means? What about memes? Young etymologists will be fascinated by a short video all about words, words, words.
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Jack and the Pirate School Part One

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Get ready to set sail on the open seas with a five-part audiobook all about pirates. "Jack and the Pirate School" details a tale about a young boy who accidentally attends pirate school instead of sailing school. 
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When the Book is Better than the Movie

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Sometimes the book is better than the movie; other times, the movie comes out on top. A video discusses the topic of novels and their film adaptations, pointing out specific texts and how the tale translated to the big screen. The...
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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Alice in Wonderland

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners explore the contrasting movement characteristics of Alice, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts. In a circle students follow the teacher who introduces movement for the characters of the Alice, the White Rabbit and the Queen...
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Dancing Opposites (Size)

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students create movements that illustrate opposites.  In this opposites lesson plan, students discuss what opposites do for writing and relate to dance.  Students make movements based on their opposites.
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Metaphors with Energy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders choreograph a metaphor dance using a metaphor they created and interpreting it. In this metaphor lesson plan, 5th graders perform smooth and sharp movements.
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Similes with Energy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write or dance a simile to show the relationship between two unlike nouns. In this simile and grammar instructional activity, 5th graders explore dance movements and identify smooth and sharp energy examples. Students...
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Smooth and Sharp Cinquain Dances

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write cinquain poems and perform associated dances. In this poetry and dance instructional activity, 3rd graders display smooth energy and sharp energy using hand movements. They brainstorm words for poems that describe an...
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Smooth and Sharp Class Cinquain Dance

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use movement choice to communicate poetry through dance. In this poetry and movement lesson plan, 2nd graders perform smooth and sharp movement.
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The History of Modern Dance

For Students 4th - 12th
The evolution of modern dance, and the dance history of many of the key figures in the development of this uniquely American form, are the focus of a 13-page packet that includes photos of revolutionaries.
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Acting Silly

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Kids love being silly! Through dramatic play and creative movement, confidence building and learning can take place. This fun activity has pupils acting like a variety of animals. They try to imitate their walks and their sounds while...
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Story Starters

For Teachers K - 8th
Telling storyies can be a great way to learn about and identify theme. The class uses props to tell a themed story, they use masks, puppet, and costurems.
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The Intimidating First Day of School

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Help break the ice with new pupils by participating in a lesson that covers the nervousness they experience on the first day of school. The class enters into a discussion that follows reading The Teacher From The Black Lagoon. They will...
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Total English Elementary: The Arts

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this vocabulary activity worksheet, students consolidate key vocabulary from a unit of study as they classify terms by unscrambling words and identifying 6 films based on the categories listed.
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"Humor" Afro-American Symphony (Third Movement)

For Students 3rd - 5th
A fun way for young learners to explore music and their personal reaction to it, this worksheet includes a short reading passage about musician William Grant Still, a word scramble, a matching activity and two short writing prompts. Some...
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 5 - Exercise 1b

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills activity, students answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Cinco De Mayo: ELD Reading and Language-Building

For Students 5th - 10th
A brief passage about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is accompanied by an array of language activities for ELD: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing,...
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International Dance Day: Reading and Activities for ELD

For Students 3rd - 8th
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group...
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Comparative or Superlative?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Is this the easiest or hardest exercise for practicing superlatives and comparatives? Your class can find out if it's easier or harder than what they've done before by changing the underlined adjectives into comparatives or superlatives,...
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Tchaikovsky's Life and Career

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Discover facts about the man behind classical favorites such as, Pathetique and the 1812 Overture. Here, you'll find biographical information about Tchaikovsky's life, his music, and his career. Both the 1812 Overture and Pathetique are...
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Word Pair Analogies 6 (high-advanced level)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Linking words together in an analogy really deepens one's understanding of the word at hand. Use the example provided to guide your advanced English speakers (both native and non-native) in this analogy practice. More than likely, your...
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Point of View Exercise

For Students Pre-K - 9th
Challenge your class members to change the point of view in a short paragraph from second person phrasing to the third person point of view. Suggested strategies for eliminating second person are provided although no answer key is included.
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The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Students 4th - 5th
For this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and complete a word...
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Dictionary Work

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this language arts instructional activity, students investigate using a dictionary to determine the meanings of 8 words. Students find the words, write the page number and the definition and answer a yes/no question which shows their...
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A Chance to Dance

For Students 3rd - 5th
Students will read an article and respond to 3 sets of questions that follow. Then, students underline what they learn in the beginning, middle, and end of the article. They also write a few sentences to summarize a conversation they...
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Introduce Dance Vocabulary to ELs

For Students 5th
Intended to supplement a math lesson about dividing with mixed numbers (the rest of the lesson is not attached), this self-contained, EL-oriented worksheet elucidates 5 dance and performing arts vocabulary terms with definitions followed...
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Analyzing Two Dances and Making a Dance Map: The Nutcracker

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners discuss dance elements and create a dance map. They choose a dance theme and incorporate movement into their dance maps and choreography. They also experiment with different types of music.
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Career Stereotypes

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore the vast world of careers tied to a particular gender. Students discuss their findings with the class. Students stereotype examples for study. Students role play certain stereotypes.
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The Russian Years: Back in the USSR

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students examine communist Russia. In this instructional activity on changes in politics, students work in small groups to compare and contrast soviet communist era citizen rights to those of the US. They participate in discussion of a...
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Hen Lake

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read a story. In this reading comprehension lesson plan, students read the book Hen Lake. Students answer questions prior to reading and answer comprehension questions when they have finished reading. Students complete post-...
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Exploring Force: The Nutcracker

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore basic dance element of force, compare and contrast the use of force as it distinguishes the expressive qualities of a given dance, and explore the use of force in several of its many expressions.
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Story Starters

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars orally tell different types of stories using the assistance of props. For more advanced students, stories may be told according to a specific genre, or the story may have to include a given condition, setting, situation or...
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Peking Opera Mask

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students design and create their own masks using the symbolism evident in Peking opera masks.
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French Cities and Transportation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study basic geography in France. They select a city, by means of a lottery, then present information about their "home town." They plan a trip to Paris, where all the students meet for a concert or other cultural event.
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What is a Democracy?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify what makes a country democratic and compare United States and Indian political party symbols. They create their own political party and party symbol. They create a campaign speech, participate in the voting process...
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Hangtags and Labels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students brainstorm the information found on hangtags and labels. They discuss the necessity of hang tags and create a hangtag to advertise or identify themselves. Afterward, they share their tags with their peers and answer discussion...
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Worksheet 14: Vocabulary Review, Page 1

For Students 4th - Higher Ed
This basic vocabulary activity could be used in upper elementary and ESL classes. After reading short sentences, learners identify the meaning of a word in 10 questions.
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Using Adjectives to Improve Sentences

For Students 3rd
For this adjectives in sentences worksheet, 3rd graders replace the underlined adjective in 12 sentences with a clearer one from the box. Students then write a paragraph about how to play tick-tack-toe.
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Multiply by Two-Digit Numbers

For Students 4th - 6th
In this multiplication learning exercise, students find the product to 7 multiplication math problems involving two-digit numbers. Students utilize the Distributive Property to rewrite and solve 4 math expressions and mental math to...
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Possible Outcomes

For Students 5th - 9th
In this probability worksheet, students determine all the possible outcomes for a given set of directions. Students solve 6 problems where they calculate the number of permutations using the fundamental counting principle. Students...
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Technology: Locate/Collect Information: Herbie and Annabelle

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this locate and collect information worksheet, students answer questions about where they would find information. Students answer five questions with the answers of either an audiotape, film, or videotape. This comes from the story...
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"Troika" From Lt. Kije Suite by Sergei Prokofiev

For Students 5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, students listen to a recording of "Troika" from Lt. Kije Suiteby Sergei Prokofiev. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and...
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Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein. Students read about the composer and the history and structure of the piece. Students then answer 5 questions and unscramble the names of...
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Homonyms- Quiz 22 (Online Interactive)

For Students 5th - 6th
For this homonyms worksheet, students complete a 20 question online interactive multiple choice quiz about the proper use of homonyms in sentences.
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Outbreaks

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students understand the importance of preventing and curing world health problems. In this outbreaks lesson, students research different epidemics or pandemics and create an Internet feed of information to answer essential questions...
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Making an Impact

For Teachers 1st
First graders analyze character who make an impact in a story. In this character impact instructional activity, 1st graders make connections to the real world, draw scences from the story and describe the impact a character made.
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Details, Details: How Choices Reveal Character, Setting, Tone, and Theme. (Analyzing and Interpreting, Making Inferences)

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students respond to works of art. In this art interpretation lesson, students examine images of art while using concepts they learned as they read literary pieces. They detail the setting, characters, and the mood and theme of the works...
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Pablo Picasso

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz instructional activity, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about Pablo Picasso. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Guided Reading Lesson Plan: Ellen Tebbits

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read Beverly Cleary's short chapter book, Ellen Tebbits, and discuss poignant parts of the story in detail. In this reading comprehension lesson, students write reflections about what they have been reading and share them with...
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Bratislava Old and New

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the capital of Slovak.  In this World History lesson plan, students read an article that describes specific details about Bratislava, Slovak, then complete numerous activities that are centered around the article, such...
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Foot Stompin', Toe Tappin', Frontier Celebration

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders observe music by researching U.S. history. In this music culture lesson, 4th graders identify the era of the American Frontier and discuss the instruments, rhythms and compositions of music from the time. Students perform...
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Chalkboard Challenge: Word Origins

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This PowerPoint engages students in a "Jeopardy" game that addresses parts of speech and writing rules. Players are able to chose their desired category and points on the Game Board. They must answer correctly to receive points and beat...
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Recognizing Interjections

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this interjection worksheet, students read about interjections, then locate them in 10 sentences. Worksheet contains links to additional activities.
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The Sleeping Beauty: Key Stage Two

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils partner work exploring turn taking and gestures. They access to stop when the music stops and listen to the leader's instruction. Students/teams meet at opposite sides of the room and decide their character. They practice moving...
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Styles of Dance

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about styles of dance and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
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Styles of Dance

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about styles of dance and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
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Telling a Story Through Dance

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore how to tell a story through dance. In this dance instructional activity, students watch Swan Lake and choose a story of their own to show through dance.
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Margot Fonteyn

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous people activity, students read a passage about Margot Fonteyn and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...
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Marching to the Music

For Teachers K - 2nd
This lesson reinforces that physical movement/fitness can be directly related to dance and music. Tell the students that you are going to read a fun Christmas story. In the story there will be toys that magically come alive. Read the...
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Introduce "Accent" with "The Russian Dance" from The Nutcracker

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students listen to "The Russian Dance" from The Nutcracker and listen for a boom or bam. They listen to the piece again and then add the accents with their instruments. They also may add accents of their own.
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Reading Comprehension and Writing a Summary

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading worksheet set, students read a selections entitled, "Dance with Me!" They read the directions for summarizing a passage and fill in a graphic organizer with four important ideas and write a summary.
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The Jet Set: Alonzo King

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study the life and work of Alonzo King to learn about choreography. In this dance history lesson, students read passages about Alonzo King and learn about choreography. Students learn about dance as a form of artistic...
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The Dancing Flute

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use a cardboard tubes as props as they create their own dance steps to express the emotions invoked in a portion of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.
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Ask Questions: Miss Alabama Makes History

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading skills worksheet, students read the passage 'Miss Alabama Makes History' and then ask questions about the passage to help them answer the multiple choice questions.
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"Hoe-Down" From Rodeo by Aaron Copland

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo by Aaron Copland. Students read about the composer and the piece and answer 5 questions and draw what they hear in the music.
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Nureyev: Bringer of Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Nureyev's artistic endeavors and achievements. In this language and art lesson, students analyze  modes of dance expression at the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th centuries. They focus on Martha Graham and...
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Classical Musical Appreciation (Grades 5-6 / Lesson 1)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students, using excerpts from Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, identify meaningful themes in music and consider power of aural symbols.
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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Dance of the Floreadores, Waltz of the Flowers in the Meter of Duke

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students contrast the meter and style of two different versions of the musical piece, "Waltz of the Flowers." Duke Ellington's meter in the "Dance of the Floreadores" is compared to Tchaikovsky's version in the "Nutcracker."
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Music and Dance Celebration

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate effective use of a Venn Diagram Graphic Organizer by comparing and contrasting music and dance. They discover how different cultures around the world celebrate with music and dance.
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Audrey Hepburn Activity Worksheet and Progress Test

For Students 6th - 10th
For this Audrey Hepburn activity and progress test worksheet, students respond to a total of 23 true/false, multiple choice, matching, and fill in the blank questions pertaining to Audrey Hepburn.
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Emotions in Motion

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students use dance as a form of communication. In this meanings of dance lesson, students create dances to communicate a variety of emotions.
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Dance Masters - Margaret Jenkins

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars research Margaret Jenkins. In this modern dance lesson plan, students discuss the life of Margaret Jenkins and the art of modern dance. They create their own modern dance focusing on time, shape, movement, and energy.
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The Elves and the Shoemaker

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this shoes worksheet, students label shoes with their correct names, and pick out witch of the list of shoes are not real shoes. Students complete 7 problems.
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Teens: Past Tense of "To Be"

For Students 6th - 8th
In this past tense of "to be" worksheet, students underline the sentence of a pair that is correct, underline correct words in sentences and correct mistakes. 
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Integrated Music Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explain the concept of contrasts in different arenas of Art such as poetry, paintings, and music. They develop meaning for contrasts brainstorming synonyms
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Syncopation and Rhythm in Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Rap Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners recognize and clap the syncopated rhythmic beat of a rap song and identify recurring rhythmic pattern in the excerpt of "Dance of the Adolescents" from Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
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Exploring the Roots of Modern Dance in America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop an understanding of how African culture impacted modern dance in the United States.
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More Body Parts

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, using Total Physical Response strategies, learn additional body parts in Spanish.
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Frisbee Physics

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explain how a Frisbee flies, why it's shaped he way it is and how fast and how far the Frisbee can go.
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The Young One

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the challenges faced by a woman in the male-dominated music business. They consider all information from a film or television production carefully, and come to personal conclusions based on all available evidence
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West-African Dance

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders investigate how West-African dance makes known a common past and stimulates a shared sense of values and beliefs. The cultural purpose of West-African dance is to tell history and relay stories to intensify social and...
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Exploring the Elements of Dance

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore dance in relation to its formal elements of body shape, time, space, and energy in relationship. Students learn to combine various dance elements in dance making, performance (sharing) and reflective practices.
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Chance (Probability) Operations in Dance Composition -

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate modern-dance choreographer Merce Cunningham's historically significant contribution to dance-making history. Specifically, 8th graders explore and practice Merce Cunningham's choreographic use of chance...
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Sticky Spaghetti Snakes

For Teachers K - 1st
Students recognize the phoneme /s/. Through listening and matching activities, students discriminate the phoneme /s/ in the initial, medial, and final position. They associate the phoneme /s/ with its letter representation and identify...
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Russia and Eastern Europe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study Russia and Eastern Europe. They select from a menu of option activities to demonstrate their knowledge of both countries including preparing meals, reading Russian works of literature, analyzing political cartoons and...
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Little Einsteins -- A Christmas Wish

For Teachers K
Students watch a video of the series "Little Einstiens." After watching the video, they explain the characteristics of each character. They develop music to add to the video and listen to music of Beethoven. They examine a painting by...
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Reading Comprehension

For Students 8th - 9th
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students examine the meaning of twenty eight words and identify where those words might be encountered.
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Find Somebody Who... 1-- Icebreaker Game

For Students 5th - 6th
In this icebreaker game, students read 30 descriptions of people and find classmates who match them. Students sign their names in the blanks next to descriptions that fit.
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Igor Stravinsky Multiple Choice Worksheet

For Students 5th - 6th
In this multiple choice music worksheet, students answer questions about Igor Stravinsky after participating in a classroom program. They can complete extra credit by copying musical articulations.
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Compound Sentences

For Students 5th - 7th
In this grammar worksheet, students insert the correct coordinating conjunction in the blank of the each sentence. The conjunctions can be the following: and, or, but, so. There are 10 sentences to complete on this worksheet.
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Singular and Plural Verbs in Adjective Clauses

For Students 5th - 8th
In this grammar worksheet, students use the words in the word bank to fill in the 10 sentences on the page. Students need to change the verb to the correct form so that the sentence is grammatically correct.
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Do/Does Review

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this grammar review, learners fill in the blanks in the sentences with either the word "do" or the word "does". There are 10 questions to complete on this instructional activity.
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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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Add Using a Hundred Chart

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this adding practice worksheet, students sharpen their problem solving skills as they solve 6 story problems using a hundred chart.
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Practice Dividing by 7

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this division practice worksheet, students sharpen their problem solving skills as they solve 6 story problem that require them to divide by the number 7.
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Phonics: Complex Spelling Patterns

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this phonics complex spelling patterns worksheet, students respond to 15 matching, multiple choice, and short answer questions.
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Word Riddle Lesson 5

For Students 6th - 12th
In this word riddle worksheet, students are given ten sets of clues. Students must determine which vocabulary word from the word bank satisfies the clues.
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Word Riddle-Vocabulary Activity

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students read 10 sets of clues and fill in blanks with correct vocabulary words. Words are given on the page.
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Find Somebody Who..1: Icebreaker Game

For Students 3rd - 12th
In this icebreaker activity worksheet, students examine 30 descriptions and find classmates who fit the descriptions. Students should record the names of classmates next to the descriptions they match.
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Do / Does Review

For Students 5th - 7th
In this verb form review worksheet, students examine 10 sentences and fill in the blanks in each sentence with "do" or "does".
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Singular and Plural Verbs in Adjective Clauses

For Students 6th - 7th
In this adjective clauses worksheet, students complete ten sentences with a singular or plural word from the word box. Some words may be used more than once and the verb form may need to be changed.
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Compound Sentences

For Students 6th - 9th
In this compound sentences practice worksheet, students use coordinating conjunctions to fill in the blanks in 10 compound sentences.
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Fantasia On Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this classical music worksheet, students first listen to Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Students read a biography of the composer and answer 20 matching and multiple choice questions . Students write an essay...
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Fanfare For the Common Man by Aaron Copland

For Students 4th - 6th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland. Students read about the composer and the structure and history of the piece. Students answer 6 questions about the difference between a...
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Woman Reporter

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the first female reporters. In this Women's History Month lesson plan, students discuss Nelly Bly and write a news story about a school issue.
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A Unique Circus

For Students 5th - 10th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills activity, students answer 10 fill in the blank questions regarding circus-related terms. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Modal Verbs Multiple Choice

For Students 5th - 6th
In this modal verbs worksheet, students choose the answers that correctly complete sentences, clicking on a "check" button for immediate feedback.
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Exploring the Elements of Dance

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore dance as creative expression and a form of communication. In this dance study lesson, 4th graders discuss dance and categorize their class list. Students then participate in dance movements. Students discuss the...
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Aztec Dance

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study Aztec dance to learn about their culture and civilization. In this Aztec study lesson, 7th graders watch a video of Aztec dancers and describe the dance on an index card. Students visit a website to learn the...
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History of Business and Industry in West Virginia

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discover business and industries located in West Virginia. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research the West Virginia Encyclopedia in order to gather information about the industries of the state. Students take...
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Ideal Performance

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze the art of theatrical costumes and modern art designs. For this art analysis lesson, students compare two different designs for theatrical costumes by artists Oskar Schlemmer and El Lissitzky. Students complete image...
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Looking For Patterns of Likes and Dislikes

For Students 7th - 12th
In this pattern worksheet, students determine why a "friend" likes or dislikes certain things.  Students are presented with a list of likes and dislikes.
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Discussion: The Arts

For Teachers 5th - 7th
In this discussion about the arts worksheet, students ask and answer questions concerning the arts and support of the arts.
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34 Professions

For Students 1st - 4th
In this professions worksheet, learners complete multiple choice questions where they choose the right profession to match the picture. Students complete 34 problems.
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Nicole Kidman's Biography

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Nicole Kidman worksheet, students fill in the blanks with the correct words in her biography and find adjectives in the word search. Students complete 2 activities.
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Estela's Swap

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Estela's Swap. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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Amazing Grace

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read the story Amazing Grace and complete discussions questions as they read the story. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also make costumes, write a play, and make an accordion booklet.
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Gerunds and Gerund Phrases

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this gerunds worksheet, students underline the gerunds or gerund phrases in each sentence. Students complete this for 18 sentences.
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Underlining & Italics

For Students 5th - 7th
In this underlining and italics worksheet, students read about proper usage, then change or insert correct underlining or quotation marks for italics in a set of 10 sentences. 
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Audrey Hepburn

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous peopleinstructional activity, students read a passage about Audrey Hepburn and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym...
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Penelope Cruz

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Penelope Cruz and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...

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