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Literacy in History/Social Studies: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Social studies and literacy skills go hand in hand, as one of the core components of history, philosophy, political science and the other social studies is the written word. The RH.9-10 CCSS standards place an emphasis on primary...
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Literacy Beyond the Language Arts Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Celebrate reading across the curriculum with a collection of lessons and worksheets that bring literature and informational text to life in math, science, social studies, and music. Each resource prompts interdisciplinary instruction...
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21st Century Skills Level I & II: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you need to get started to build and establish 21st century skills in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Practical Money Skills: Banking Services

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Provide high schoolers with personal finance skills that they can take to the bank! A set of lessons incorporate consumer math and practical economic skills to teach learners about the best ways to build their credit scores.
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Developing Core Proficiencies: 7th Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
Enhance the literacy program in your seventh grade department with a four-lesson unit about developing the core proficiencies for language arts. Middle schoolers work on reading closely, making evidence-based claims, deepening...
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News Literacy Model Curriculum in Social Studies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars investigate news literacy in the twenty-first century. They use technology, legal decisions, writings, and digital privacy to analyze the topic. Using what they learned, a group assignment looks into both the challenges and...
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Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy

For Students K - 5th Standards
Support children in living fun, active, and healthy lives with a video on physical and health literacy. Whether its learning basic skills like running, jumping, and throwing, or making healthy choices about the foods they eat, students...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.5: Structure of an Argument

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Imagine a cross-curricular project that not only rewards learners for examining the textbooks used in their other classes but builds literacy skills as well! Groups compare the formats and writing style in their various textbooks. Teams...
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Parental Involvement Middle School Literacy Novel Units

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Bring parents into your study of The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Each of the five activities included here incorporates parent input and participation. The activities focus on setting, characterization, and vocabulary. Graphic organizers and...
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Dr. Seuss Extension Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Extend the exhilarating learning experience of Dr. Seuss with five activities designed to reinforce literacy skills—site word reading, dialogue writing, story mapping, and more! Featured stories include The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, The...
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Camping Literacy Pack

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Increase camping vocabulary just in time for summer with a camping themed literacy pack. Use word cards and sentence cards to enhance fluency, build vocabulary, and strengthen writing skills. The activities are perfect for centers,...
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Lesson Plan – Sentences: Prepositions

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Three practice worksheets, goal setting procedure, and basic instructional practices are what you'll find in this special education or adult literacy lesson. People with special needs, such as reading delay, practice writing sentence...
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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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Workplace Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
What skills do employers look for in potential employees? Introduce scholars to the skills that pay the bills during the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans. Once they have defined critical 21st-century skills, groups...
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Media: Between the Lines

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learners in grades four through eight discuss, engage, and interact online to better grasp the concept of media. They will identify types of media, deconstruct media, understand how they personally use or interact with media, and work to...
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Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers analyze photographs as a development activity for their literacy skills. They will review the 6 Q's feature for analyzing photographs and analyze a variety of photographs and then write comments in the space around the...
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Paragraph Building

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Build the skills your budding authors need to develop to compose well-structured paragraphs. Give them the topic sheet (included here), and have them write a cohesive paragraph using the ideas listed. Consider having them include two...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Translate the first speaking and listening standard for yourself and your ninth and tenth graders! Learners can focus on communicating in small groups with the two activities presented here. Both activities center around group creation...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
You want your class to meet all of the Common Core standards, and here is one way to tackle the first speaking and listening standard. Given a theme to focus on from "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Leo Tolstoy, small groups come up...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Study allusions with a research and presentation project. Pupils are assigned a specific allusion, the phoenix for example. They research the origins, compose a summary, explain the concept, and explore this allusion within various...
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Twelve Wild Ducks (Norway)

For Students 1st - 3rd
How exciting! To break an evil spell that was cast on her 12 older brothers, a princess must face frightening trials and dangers. Youngsters build literacy and comprehension skills as they read a fun fairy tale from Norway. After reading...
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The Power of Retelling: Developmental Steps to Building Comprehension

For Teachers K - 3rd
Empower your readers by modeling for them the steps for retelling a story. Designed as a teacher resource, Dr. Cummins argues that shifting responsibility for retelling to the learners increases their comprehension. The procedure is...
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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
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Special Olympics Volleyball Coaching Guide: Teaching Volleyball Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From warm-up routines and stretches to skill progressions and passing drills, this is an absolute must-have resource for coaches teaching volleyball to a group of learners with diverse needs and skills.
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
All the Common Core standards are important, but they all build off the ability to cite textual evidence to support analysis. See how to scaffold this standard into three steps of development, along with assessment ideas with the ideas...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Although the ideas on how to implement the skill RI.9-10.2 are lacking, the assessment would work well for challenging learners to summarize, and identify the main ideas of presidential speeches that are of similar topics. One could use...
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Reading Closely For Textual Details: "And, above all, we had to learn English."

For Teachers 8th Standards
Only a thorough understanding of history can save us from repeating it. Practice close reading skills with an eighth grade unit that focuses on 19th century America, including European immigration into Ellis Island and Frederick...
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Child Literacy

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students read information on the importance of literacy and complete a worksheet. In this community service lesson, students evaluate children's literature and practice reading fluency. Students spend two hours per week reading to...
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Arkansas and NAFTA

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Build literacy through social studies and reading strategies. This lesson focuses on using pre-reading, vocabulary building, and comprehension questions to boost literacy while educating learners on international trade, NAFTA, and...
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Guess The Covered Word 2

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young readers are given five basic sight words. Each one is used in a sentence, with one of the words covered up. Youngsters must use the context clues within the sentence to determine which of the five words is being covered up. This...
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Grade 2 Literacy in Social Studies: Where Is Home?

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What makes a community? How communities differ? Young scholars research different types of communities, small rural towns, and large crowded cities. They respond to writing prompts, and write essays in groups to understand the wide...
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Grade 6 Literacy: Can Animals Think? Unit

For Teachers 6th Standards
Can animals think? Learners develop their thinking abilities by reading Linden's essay and constructing an evidence-based response. Complete with rubrics and exemplars to evaluate writing, the resource also has suggested pre-, during,...
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"Ch" Words

For Teachers K - 2nd
What do chug and chain have in common? The consonant digraph ch of course. Hold onto your hats – here is a packet of worksheets with enough practice activities to fill a short unit. It contains two lists of ch words, three practice...
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Literacy Lifters Book 4: Entertainment

For Students 6th - 7th
In this vocabulary building worksheet, students fill in the blanks in 60 words to form a word bank. Students use the words to complete an informational text about early entertainment.
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Building Reading Skills: Fluency

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice their fluency skills. In this fluency lesson, students read aloud stories to their peers and they help to coach one another on their fluency, pronunciation, phrasing, and inflection. They discuss what makes a...
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Visual Literacy: Using Images to Increase Comprehension

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
A colorful PowerPoint is a great way to introduce the topic of visual literacy. The eye-catching presentation begins with an overview of visual literacy and then provides some specific strategies to help enhance reading comprehension. As...
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The Fisherman and His Wife

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Engage conversation and explore the journey as you challenge young readers to interpret the german folktale, "The Fisherman and His Wife" written by literary brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
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The Tools to Build Your Financial Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to all the ways money management and financial responsibility weave into our daily lives as adults, make sure high schoolers are prepared to locate resources for managing their finances, such as a financial advisor. 
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Messages in the Media

For Students 8th Standards
What does a commercial about your favorite product tell you about yourself? Assess the hidden messages in the media, as well as the messages that not so hidden, with a lesson on how advertisements can affect one's self identity.
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Extractive Industries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a chance for environmental studies classes to take a critical look at crises occurring around the globe by reading articles and viewing video clips. The human activities under scrutiny are the extraction of oil, logging, and...
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Grade 8 Literacy in English Language Arts: Economics and the Environment

For Teachers 8th Standards
Save the Earth! Scholars complete a written response demonstrating what they learned about the depletion of the Earth's resources. They use four main resources, Stopping in the Desert, There’s Gold in that Ocean, Coral Reefs Need...
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Hands Up, Don't Shoot!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it so difficult to develop a clear understanding of the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer? To answer this question class members listen to a NPR discussion of the findings of...
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Popcorn Words

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Pop a little interest into your next reading lesson with "Popcorn Words." Students will build reading fluency and automaticity when they read each word as it pops up on the screen. Tip: As they advance academically, switch out these...
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Guess The Covered Word 1

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
A fun guessing game for young readers is here for you. In it, learners are given three words: aunt, million, and pair. Then, they view slides that have sentences with one word covered up. They must guess which word it is based on the...
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Conversation Lesson: Internet Craze

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learning to support your opinions, debate, build arguments, and effectively respect another's point of view are vital skills. Learners work through a series of topics to practice discussion engagement and verbal communication.
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Supreme Court Case Study: District of Columbia Vs Heller

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Examine the Supreme Court case, District of Columbia vs Heller, to build a better understanding of the Bill of Rights. Learners visit three different websites, read the provided informational text, and then answer a series of critical...
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Buildings That Reach for the Sky

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Through photographs and informational text, scholars explore skyscrapers around the world including the Twin Towers in New York—the unfortunate targets of the September 11th terrorist attacks—and view the guests and employees that...
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Clutter Cutter

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Challenge young learners to cut the clutter with this fun engineering project. As employees of a home and office supply company, young engineers are asked to develop devices that organize everyday items. After participating in a...
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Kwanzaa

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Teach English language learners about the week-long holiday of Kwanzaa that is celebrated around the world during December. It includes holiday-themed reading comprehension passages, phrase matching, fill-in-the-blanks, and journaling...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Teach your class the basics of narrative writing! The resource first describes the Common Core standard for narrative writing in-depth, and then moves into how to apply the standard. Show your class the example essay and quiz them...
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Literacy Activities for Any Time

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
As the title suggests, this packet is loaded with activities that can be used at any time. The common element in all the exercises is that they are connected to books by Dr. Seuss.
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Practice and fine-tune your learners' writing skills for Common Core standard W.11-12.2 with a plan that explains how to incorporate the McCarthy Hearings into their reading of The Crucible. It offers solid advice for students on how to...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “What is the virtue of a proportional response?”

For Teachers 9th Standards
High schoolers investigate the dilemma of a proportional response with a lesson about the history of terrorism and militant extremists in the United States. As they examine memos from the FBI and speeches from Presidents Bush and Obama,...
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Responding to Media

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Scholars investigate making inferences, drawing conclusions, and quoting others by analyzing written and visual sources of information. They read legitimate accounts of people dealing with books, magazines, television, and the Internet....
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Alphabetic Understanding, Phonics, and Spelling

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Have your youngsters reading in no time with with collection of literacy activities and lessons. Starting with a basic understanding of the alphabet, this unit progressively builds students' phonemic awareness and ability to decode and...
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Breaking News English: World's Tallest Building Opens

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "World's Tallest Building Opens," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Dubai Tower Tallest Building in the World

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English activity, students read "Dubai Tower Tallest Building in the World," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Cubans Can Now Build Their Own Homes

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Cubans Can Now Build Their Own Homes," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.
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Fighting Fake News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fake news. Alternative facts. Internet trolls. In an age of Newspeak, it's increasingly important to equip 21st century learners with the skills needed to determine the legitimacy of claims put forth on social media, in print, and in...
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Analyzing the News

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
With so many ways to follow the news today, it is imperative to think critically about the sources of information we are turning to. Here is a fantastic graphic organizer that will help your learners develop the skills to properly...
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Vocabulary in Context: Test Yourself with the New York Times

For Students 9th - 11th
Drawn from the New York Times' superb Learning Network program, this multiple choice question checks readers' knowledge of two vocabulary words in a paragraph from a review of the 2011 film Take Shelter. An interactive answer key clearly...
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
The options are vast with this Ancient Greece and Olympics research project! Using Scholastic online resources, historians have interactive and educational supports to guide them through researching and writing about the 2004 Olympics in...
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Weather is the Word-O

For Teachers K
Kinder science can be fun and cross curricular. Young weather watchers visit several websites, read a series of weather-related books, conduct an experiment, and use HyperStudio to illustrate their favorite type of weather. 
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “Doping can be that last 2 percent.”

For Teachers 7th Standards
Even the most thrilling sports career can end in an asterisk if the player uses performance-enhancing drugs. Focused on the topic of doping in sports, a seventh grade unit breaks down the arguments for and against steroids in five...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “E pluribus Unum”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Out of many, one. Guide eighth graders through a historical exploration of American immigration policy with a research unit. Individuals craft their arguments to develop a position before organizing and presenting their evidence-based...
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The Things That Bothered Farmer Brown

For Teachers K - 2nd
Link language development to literacy skills. This lesson template provides a comprehensible way to use the Braidy Web to maximize language and reading skills. It would be appropriate for developmentally disabled pupils reading at a K-2...
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Dictionary Detective

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Build your class's dictionary skills with this fun game. The activity allows learners to better understand dictionary usage, spelling, and vocabulary. By the end of this activity, they should be skilled word finders.
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Writing a Technical Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Synthesizing and analyzing information is an important skill for future adults to practice. With field trip Earth, they should choose a topic that interests them (or you could provide sample topics), obtain background information, and...
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Looking Closely at a Tree: Introduction to Phenotype

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Upon dissecting a young tree branch and inspecting the cambium layer, apical buds, and other physical features, green thumbs also grasp the meanings of the genetic terms genotype and phenotype. Not only are genetics and plant physiology...
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Hands On Activities and Projects in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, & Personal Finance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners will enjoy this conglomerate of hands-on activities and projects that can be used in algebra one and two, geometry, and personal finance. Rich in math standards, these projects reach into learners' lives to motivate and...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 7

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take your class on an underwater adventure. The final installment in a seven-part series involving salt and freshwater bodies takes junior oceanographers below the surface in...
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The Common Core Literacy Standards - Grade 3 Posters

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Brighten your third grade classroom with this series of colorful Common Core displays. Including all of the English Language Arts standards and substandards, each with supporting illustrations and examples, this resource provides clear...
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First-Grade Intervention

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Learning how to read is a big challenge for young learners, but this series of lessons provides them with the extra support they need to succeed. With each lesson following the a clearly outlined format, children are introduced to new...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 5

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Great food web instruction is in the cards for your class. Inquisitive biology scholars explore the organisms that inhabit freshwater and saltwater in the fifth lesson in a series of seven. Learners play two different card games where...
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What Goes Up Must Come Down

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From understanding stock market performance and return on investment to identifying the costs and benefits of credit and avoiding debt problems, this is an absolute must-have resource for financial planning and literacy.
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
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Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Foster reader confidence when encountering complex text and reinforce the skills readers have acquired to build and extend their understanding of text. The plan uses a section of Douglass’ narrative as an exemplar text. Directions for...
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Media Awareness: Key Concepts in Advertising

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the basic concepts of advertising.  In this media awareness lesson, students discuss target audience, art, and purpose in advertising to determine what makes an advertisement effective or ineffective.  Students evaluate...
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Let's Build A Bike

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Let's Build A Bike. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have...
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Voice Thread-Building Background Knowledge

For Teachers 3rd
Through the use of a website called VoiceThread, pupils review literacy themes. This lesson is just a template for teachers. There are no suggestions for which literacy topics to cover. However, this could be used as a way to guide...
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Polar Bear Literacy Activity

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners generate vocabulary words synonymous or related to "noise." For this literacy lesson, students listen to the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle and discuss the meaning of vocabulary...
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Introduction to Literacy Criticism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As learners continue to examine a short story of their choice, they take some time to look at analysis completed by others on the same story. In the eleventh lesson in a series of fourteen, pupils explore various sites for literary...
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Create College-Ready Readers with Text-Dependent Questions

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Build content literacy and cater to the Common Core State Standards by creating text-dependent questions to accompany reading passages.
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Building Literacy Through Character

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders connect reading to writing by making predictions, completing text to world connections, solving problems, and more. In this reading and writing lesson plan, 2nd graders draw conclusions after reading and write them down.
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Word Roots 2: Fin, Sed, Fer Intermediate-Word Search

For Students 9th - 12th
Make learning Latin roots a game! After you have introduced the roots fin, sed, and fer, learners can use this word search to build their vocabulary. (Within the word search are words containing these roots.) You can further the activity...
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Word Roots 1 dict, vent, duct Advanced Level Synonym or Antonym Word Puzzle

For Students 9th - 12th
Play a bit of a matching game with the words addicted, intervene, abdicate, circumvent, seductive, and conducive. Using the provided word list, select a synonym and an antonym for each vocabulary word. Quiz your class or use this as a...
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Word Roots 3 cern, jur, leg Advanced Level Synonym or Antonym Word Puzzle

For Students 9th - 12th
Does your class know the meaning of abjure, perjury, certify, discriminate, illegitimate, and relegate? Find out by assigning this exercise, where learners choose both a synonym and an antonym from a word list to go along with each...
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Communication, Day 5: Saying "No"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are many ways to say, no. Secondary special needs students need to know when and how to say no when they feel they are in an uncomfortable situation. They sign, say, and role-play how to say no. Worksheets and role-playing cards...
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Helping Others Cope

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
After reading the tale, The Mouse Family’s Most Terrible, Terrifying Day by Joan S. Duphy, scholars take part in a grand conversation, brainstorming ways they can actively support a community that has suffered a terrorism attack.
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: Energy Crossroads

For Teachers 6th Standards
How did Benjamin Franklin feel when he discovered electricity? He was shocked! Writers put their their argumentative writing skills to the test in the fourth and final unit containing five scaffolded parts that first explore an energy...
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Phoneme Split and Say

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Little ones are provided with all the tools needed to begin segmenting phonemes. There are twenty Elkonin box picture cards, five blank Elkonin box cards, and full instructions on how to help pre-readers practice splitting and saying...
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Vocabulary Building - Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Young scholars read the first part of the Declaration of Independence and mark the words they don't know. First, they try to guess what the words mean by looking at the them in context, and then they look up the words in a dictionary.
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Vocabulary Building

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Use primary text documents to learn word roots. Learners listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence and highlight words they don't know. They compile these words and guess their meanings. They discuss roots, prefixes,...
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Home Living / Daily Living : Measure Ingredients

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Cooking often requires one to measure out ingredients. Build an understanding of relative measurements as well as a reference for future cooking projects with your special needs class. In a small group, you'll discuss various measurement...
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The Reading Boost: How Technology Bolsters Literacy

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Online technologies can foster increased reading comprehension and motivate learning.
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Teaching Tolerance: Beauty is Skin Deep

For Teachers 6th - 10th
If you are in need of a lesson plan on tolerance or the impact of media, this plan could be useful. The class begins with a brainstorming session in which they reflect on their own experiences with bias based on appearance. Next, they...
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Radio Reception and Transmission

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading about radio transmission, application, and the difference between AM and FM, small teams of engineers use a kit to construct an FM radio and then send and receive broadcasts. This is an ideal activity for middle school STEM...
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Obesity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Class members participate in a discussion, read a newspaper article, and participate in activities meant to open their eyes to the problem of obesity in the US. There are resource links, electronic worksheets, and teacher's notes to help...
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Savvy Surfers: Website Evaluation and Media Literacy

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders strengthen their understanding of what a high quality website is composed of. Learners evaluate three websites for accuracy, credibility, and reliability by completing a chart.
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Two Sides to Every Story: Days 1-5

For Teachers 7th Standards
Five days of lesson planning, done. Seventh graders develop strong cross textual and cross media analysis skills while learning about the Vietnam Era. They view a video and discuss the Vietnam War, explore vocabulary, compare two texts...
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Unit 1: Water is Life: The Heart and Science Behind this Phrase

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Water, water, everywhere — but will there be enough to drink? Check out these detailed lesson plans to meet NGSS water cycle and CCSS literacy standards in your science classroom. Learners do a close reading of a challenging, poetic text...
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Building Ecological Pyramids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a fresh take on traditional food/energy pyramids? Conduct an innovative activity where pupils build their own! The lesson uses research data from Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique for a real-life safari touch. Scholars...
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STEM Design Challenges Based on Children's Literature

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Children's literature contains a treasure trove of engineering activities. A STEM curriculum resource highlights some possible lessons based on children's literature. It includes instructions on how to incorporate literacy for a set of...
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Valentine’s Day Unit: Writing & Literacy Center Activities

For Teachers K
Students participate in Valentine's Day writing and literacy center activities. In this writing and literacy activity, students develop Valentine's Day journals using recycled cards and small blank sheets of paper. They write sentences...
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Blast Off!

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
With the use of a model rocket kit, aspiring aerospace engineers work cooperatively to construct and launch a rocket. A preparatory reading assignment is included, covering Newton's laws of motion and information about the first...
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Sentence Combining

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners practice sentence combining at increasingly difficult levels throughout a week. They begin with nouns and verbs and build to contrasts, parallels, etc. 
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5-Day Vocabulary Teaching Plan

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Reinforce important reading skills with a set of vocabulary lesson plans. Middle schoolers complete sentences, play word games, finish analogies, and build their growing vocabulary with a packet of helpful and applicable graphic organizers.
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Assignment: The “Big Mac” Index

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Young economists learn about the method of predicting changes in the exchange rate with Big Macs in an instructional video. After an understanding the index, learners write a post on a discussion board and respond to class members' posts...
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Showdown on the Frontier

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Especially critical following a series of shootings in schools, theaters, and religious buildings, it's safe to say that we need to evaluate the current laws on gun control. Eighth graders read a New York Times article in order to better...
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Literature and Art Through Our Eyes: African-American Artists

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of...
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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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POWs

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why did Vietnam POWs and their families receive more media attention than POWs in previous wars?  To answer this question, class members view artifacts, read articles, and engage in class discussion. Individuals then assume the voice of...
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Lesson: Tomma Abts: Abstract Painting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
One must first learn how to analyze art before they can properly respond to it. Here, young analysts examine six abstract pieces in a systematic and formal way. They then respond to one of the pieces in either a poem or an essay. An...
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Relationships, Day 1: Self-Esteem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Expose your secondary special education class to the importance of belonging and feeling accepted. They define self-esteem, pride, and appreciation. Then create a self collage and share what they like about themselves with the class. A...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Everybody Cooks Rice

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students define and use vocabulary words. In this vocabulary building literacy lesson, students listen to the book Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley after listening to the definitions of the words "delicious," "grumbling," and "gulp."...
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Building Community Online

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do people spend so much time on social networking websites? Class members can discover the answer to this question and learn about community through a series of activities. After exploring social media sites, pupils discuss how to...
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Looking at Art: Realism

For Students 3rd - 6th
Build visual literacy and art analysis skills using an interesting worksheet. Included are two images for learners to analyze. They view each picture and answer the eight related questions to stimulate an understanding of the art and a...
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Debate: Should the U.S. Annex the Philippines?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Building an argument with supporting evidence is a vital skill. Learners engage in a debate over the annexation of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. They take on the perspective of an individual from that time period,...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 8

For Teachers 9th Standards
Learning about research can be as important as learning about the topic itself. As ninth graders continue their guided research projects from Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, they discuss their possible inquiry paths with group...
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Marketing to Teens: Introduction

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An introductory lesson shows learners how pervasive and influential advertising is in our culture; particularly, how teenagers are actively targeted by advertisers. As teenagers, your students already have all the information they need...
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Working Together Digitally

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Now that your kids know everything about the  world around them, it's time to get them familiar with the importance of connecting and communicating with other people using digital technology. They engage in two different activities that...
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Picture Slide

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Here is another fun and engaging way to help youngsters build phonological awareness. In pairs, they use the provided picture cards to sound out segments of words. As they slide the picture together they say a segment of the...
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Break and Make

For Teachers K - 1st
Break and make is a game that little ones can play to build phonemic awareness and strong phoneme blending skills. In pairs, they take turns testing to see if they can guess the image on the card based on the word segment sounds given....
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Fluency Letter Wheel

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Little ones spin their way to letter sound fluency. Working in pairs, they use the provided set of spinners to play a letter sound correspondence game. Each child is timed, during their time they spin the spinner and make the sound of...
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Pocket Rhymes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Rhyming is fun and it helps build phonological awareness that is key in early reading. Learners use a pocket chart and a set of 40 cards that make 20 rhyming sets to practice recognizing rhyming words. Peer one picks a card from a bag...
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Vicksburg

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Long before the term fake news, media outlets offered competing narratives of events at the time. Looking at newspaper reports from the Battle of Vicksburg, class members consider two different versions of the strategic siege—one from...
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Make a Memory with Movie Maker

For Teachers 8th - 12th
There is nothing more exciting than allowing learners to express themselves through a creative medium. In groups, they write narrative stories, focusing on building a strong storyline and dialogue. Next, they transform their stories into...
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Move and Tell

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Build phonological awareness in your pre-readers with this fun game focused on isolating and identifying medial phonemes. This game board contains an image on each square, when the child lands on a square they must say the medial sound...
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Word Roots 5: NAT, TRACT, SEQU Intermediate Puzzle 1, 2, & 3

For Students 8th - 12th
Build vocabulary with this resource. This online activity breaks up a list of words into words that have common roots. Learners are given the definition of each word as well as the word root and are asked to fill in the rest of the...
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Build a Bat House!

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Bats usually get a bad rap. Scholars learn about the importance of bats and the threat their declining population has on the environment. They then build bat houses to attract and welcome bats into the area.
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 9-10: Music and Technology

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Encourage your class to explore their curiosity with a lesson on the research process. After pupils choose a topic of interest, they produce a research paper with textual evidence on their findings. They learn how to assess sources,...
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Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
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Access Ramp

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just about every public building that your students are familiar with has an access ramp which complies with ADA requirements. As it turns out, designing such a ramp is an excellent activity to incorporate slope, the Pythagorean Theorem,...
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“Saving the Bear”: The Russian Expeditionary Force of World War One

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How have Russian politics affected countries on a global stage? The discussion of the Russian Revolution and World War I begins with an analysis of primary resource letters. Learners finish with a project where they create a timeline of...
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Is It Getting Hot in Here, or Is It Just Me?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Currently, only 2.1% of global warming is felt on continents, while over 93% is felt in the oceans. The fourth instructional activity in the series of 21 on global warming is composed of three activities that build off one another. In...
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Word for the Dazed: part 3

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Whether it's for the SATs, reading comprehension, or literacy skills, building an academic vocabulary is key. Here are 6 terrific words each with a dictionary definition and colorful example. This presentation is timely and will resonate...
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Get Everybody Reading This Summer!

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Continue building literacy skills this summer to ensure that your kids won’t become susceptible to the summer slip!
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Collaborative Literature Circle For the 21st Century

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using ichat or Edmodo 4th -6th graders participate in an inter-school literature circle. Students from two different schools pair up online through ichat and use a blog to conduct a book circle. This lesson is wonderful; it fully...
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Guided Reading Organizer for Chain Reaction

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The class uses Chain Reaction, a magazine, to build a better understanding of Latin and Greek roots found in scientific vocabulary. They use two attached worksheets to help them read a scientific article, using visual clues and their...
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Don't Say - A Word Choice Exercise

For Students 3rd - 12th
Tired of to be verbs and other overused words? Use this pair of worksheets to encourage your writers to use more interesting word choices. The first page provides a model of words to use other than said. The second template can be filled...
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Vocabulary Development

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners utilize various vocabulary strategies. They use vocabulary logs to record strategies they have been taught, such as the Frayer Model (definition, picture, examples, non-examples), writing their own definitions, and using...
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Shasta Dam: How High is Too High?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Research water use in California, environmental protection laws, and the proposition to raise Shasta Dam by 200 feet. Researchers use their findings to build an argument which will be presented at a mock decision panel. Groups then...
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Tent City

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Viewing Tent City launches a study of the frame story and how authors use this format to draw attention to their theme. The richly detailed plan from Futurestates Community Classroom includes pre-viewing activities, discussion questions,...
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Having an Academic Discussion on The Hunger Games

For Teachers 8th Standards
Introduce your class to the Socratic seminar ground rules with an inner circle/outer circle discussion of the first 10 chapters of The Hunger Games.  Class members view a video clip of the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games and...
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New York State Testing Program English Language Arts Test Book 2-Grade 8 (2010)

For Students 9th - 11th
Get ready for state testing with this resource, which focuses on listening and writing skills. While a complete description of the writing assignment is provided here, the listening portion is not included. You could use the graphic...
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When A Story Met A Sandwich

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How is a story like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Use making a sandwich as a metaphor to remind your writers that a good, solid beginning, a rich and rewarding middle, and an ending that brings everything together spices up a...
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Effective Argumentation: Premises and Conclusions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Augment argumentative skills with this handout and brief exercise. This resource outlines premises, conclusions, and joining words, and explains how these make up the foundation of logical arguments. After reading through this...
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China - Where Will They Fit in the World Economy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach scholars why China is so crucial to global economics through an informative resource. Activities include using databases to search for information, watching a video or listening to a podcast, and reading about China's economy as a...
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What van Leeuwenhoek Saw

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When van Leeuwenhoek saw cells and single-celled organisms for the first time, he knew these small things were a big deal! Share his discoveries with young learners through a narrated video, model-building activity, and scale study....
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Lesson: After Nature: Visions and Visionaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build visual literacy, discussion, and critical thinking skills with an innovative art lesson. Young analysts discuss the use of decalcomania, surrealism, and automatism in various contemporary pieces, discuss constructed truth, and...
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Constitution Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th
September 17, Constitution Day so named because that was the day in 1787, that 39 men signed the Constitution, is the focus of a series of activities designed to simulate a Constitutional convention and open a study of the US Constitution.
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Gorongosa: Scientific Inquiry and Data Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does the scientific process begin? Introduce ecology scholars to scientific inquiry through an insightful, data-driven lesson. Partners examine data from an ongoing research study to determine the questions it answers. The resource...
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Creating Your Own Town Hall Poster

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Middle and high schoolers are walking into a world rife with strong political viewpoints and vocal opinions. Help to prepare them for controversial discussions with a lesson in which they choose, research, and learn more about a...
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Human Impacts on Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you always wanted to take your science class on an amazing field trip they will never forget? Now you can! Observe the wildlife in an African savanna through trail cameras with a five-part data analysis activity. Learners analyze...
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The Gleaners by Jean Francois Millet

For Teachers 2nd
Explore the art of Jean Francois Millet with your second graders. They'll discuss the artist, the painting, and their observations. Then they'll engage in five different activities intended to build critical thinking, artistic skills,...
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Book of the Month - A Technology-Integrated Literacy Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write a paragraph predicting what the book is about after viewing the front cover. They are given a copy of the Story Parts Maps, students are explained each story part. Students are explained that they most take notes on the...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Search Warrant"

For Teachers 10th Standards
Is personal safety worth sacrificing privacy? Young citizens investigate the issue by examining the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution and documents published by the Department of Justice, President George Bush, ACLU, Apple, and...
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Mystery Math Town

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
You know you have stumbled on something interesting when you launch this app. You are suddenly taken into a world of mystery and intrigue, and of course, math-skills practice.
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Cuplae poena par esto: Let the punishment fit the crime."

For Teachers 11th Standards
Should a criminal's punishment match the crime? An argumentative writing plan explores this question as class members investigate a variety of mixed-medium sources by experts in the field, form evidence-based claims, and support them...
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Burr Airlines Flight to Asia: Building Inquiry Skills

For Teachers 3rd
What a wonderful way to explore this topic! Learners take an imaginary trip to Asia, take a visual tour, and formulate questions for a research project. As a final project, they create a travel brochure.
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Current Events

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is an ongoing activity intended to build interest in local, national, and world news. The class is divided into four groups of approximately five students each. The groups are responsible for monitoring the daily news. They compose...
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Blending Sounds and Reviewing Sight Words

For Teachers K
Sight words are so important for young readers to know and the more words they recognize the broader their reading ability becomes. This presentation provides 12 words for students to review in two different ways. First, letters are...
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Building Strength Through Knowledge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and confront fear in a positive manner. They critically analyze media information and build skills to enhance resiliency.
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Making Evidence-Based Claims: California Commonwealth Club Address - Cesar Chavez

For Teachers 7th Standards
The most effective way to support an argument is with clear and relevant evidence. As seventh graders read and listen to Cesar Chavez's California Commonwealth Club Address, they work through five sections of a textual analysis unit,...
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Making Sense of Decoding and Spelling

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Go over digraphs, vowel sounds, and affixes with a series of decoding and spelling lessons. Each lesson guides learners through a different reading and phonics skill, building on the lesson before, and challenging them with each step.
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Reading Closely for Textual Details: "We reckoned now that we were at the Pole"

For Teachers 7th Standards
Enhance the reading experience with a set of lessons designed to improve textual analysis. Seventh graders use guiding questions to read both informational text and literature closely in the first part of the unit. Next, they work on...
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Making Money

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
From evaluating the current employment market to building a resume, pupils are introduced to the wide and varied elements of career planning. 
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The Art of Budgeting

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Class members learn how to set up and maintain a personal budget through discussion, financial planning worksheets, and a brief PowerPoint presentation.
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Build Your Own Ocean Ecosystem

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Hold the sea in the palm of your hand! Amateur oceanographers work together to create models of an ocean ecosystem in the sixth and final installment in a series. Raise awareness of global ocean health issues through guided research,...
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Once Upon a Dime: High School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who knew that fairy tales and economics go hand-in-hand? Pupils complete a host of handouts, using everything from graphic organizers to short answer questions to reinforce concepts. They also complete a project that builds on everything...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Can authors speak to each other across works, genres, and even centuries? Study the conversation between Christopher Marlowe in his poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," and the responses by Sir Walter Raleigh and William Carlos...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
When you have made an end of these labors, it may not be 4 o'clock in the morning, but it's still time to work on textual analysis. Study the resolution of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" through the thematic lens of guilt and...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
The battle of wits and wisdom is raging in Sophocles' Oedipus the King, particularly in Oedipus' discussion with Teiresias about the Sphinx's riddle. Ninth graders focus on this key conversation with a literary analysis instructional...
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Studying Documentaries Like a Writer - Looking For Persuasive Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Revisit the documentaries viewed in the previous lesson in this series in order to take a look at the persuasive techniques employed by the documentary creators. Small groups watch the films a second time, taking notes on two provided...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 4

For Teachers 11th Standards
The intricate craft of narrative writing can make a happy story feel exuberant, or it can make a sad story feel devastating. With 42 extensive lessons that include poignant discussion questions, standards-aligned self-reflections,...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Teachers 10th Standards
If you've ever wished you could respond to an author's message, a lesson that connects three poems with the same concept will appeal to you. Based on the first few lessons' focus on Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepard to His...
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Who Can Help Me at School?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
A discussion about community helpers opens a lesson about the helpers in your school. Scholars list responsible adults found at school, a list they can reference while they complete a graphic organizer that answers a series of questions...
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Literacy: Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore language arts by analyzing a children's book in class. In this vocabulary lesson, students read the book Slowly, Slowly, Slowly... by Eric Carle. Students identify the characters, setting and plot of the story before...
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Design and Draw a Mixed-Media Structure

For Students 9th - 12th
Mix up your lessons with a resource on mixed-media structures. Scholars design a structure out of paper, balloons, and string that will lift a pencil to the greatest height; they construct the structure at a later time. 
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Types of Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry hopefuls experience four different types of chemical reactions: single displacement, double displacement, synthesis, and decomposition. They will apply identification tests to the products as well. While this is absolutely a...
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Tribal Government: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know there are 567 federally recognized American Indian and Native Alaskan tribes and villages in the United States alone? The resource helps break down the complexities of many different tribal societies to explain the concept...
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What Do You See When You Bend Your Knee? Fredric C. Hamilton Building

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners investigate shapes and angles during a visit to a museum. For this shapes and angles lesson, students visit the Fredric C. Hamilton Building before using their bodies to make angle, find angle in their surroundings, and tell the...
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Persuasive Writers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Use the power of the pen to persuade others to get involved in community issues! Individuals reflect on personal service learning activities and the writing process. They compose essays regarding service to others. While designed for...
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Center for Northwestern Art: Featured Objects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Each of the slides in this presentation provide learners with an image found at a northwestern art museum and a critical analysis of what can be seen in each piece. Learners can view this prior to a museum trip in order to build...
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Tell the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" to your little learners with the help of this animated slide-show. Read along or have the students tell the story of Goldilocks as you forward each slide. Note: This presentation would...
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Build Your Own Cell

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this building your own cell worksheet, students identify cell vocabulary and facts, and create posters of a labeled plant cell and an animal cell. In this fill-n-the-blank and posters worksheet, students provide twenty-three answers.
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Compound Word Accuracy, Compound Word Baseball

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
An engaging game of Compound Word Baseball is presented in this literacy lesson plan. Young readers generate the second part of a compound word when shown the first part on an index card.  Young scholars form two teams and move around...
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Identifying Problems and Solutions in the Story

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Students explore story structure. In this Groundhog's Day story structure literacy instructional activity, students listen to the story Groundhog Stays Up Late by Margery Cuyler, then pause half way through the story to identify the...
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Shades of a Castle: North Building-Denver Art Museum

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students compare a picture of the Denver Art Museum's North Building to castles.  For this observation lesson, students compare the North Building to castles they have seen in photos, and use building blocks to build their own castles. ...
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Social Media: Profile Page

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Let people know who you are. An engaging computer science activity has scholars set up a profile page. In the second of eight installments in the CS First Social Media unit, class members learn how to use variables in the Scratch...
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Student Store

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Vocational training activities are extremely important for learners with intellectual or physical disabilities. Here is a great idea that will help your class become skilled at money handling, basic economic concepts, interpersonal...
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Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) in the History Classroom

For Teachers 8th - 12th
SAC is a specific approach to discussing history and controversial issues. Rather than adhering to an either/or debate-style paradigm, it fosters speaking and constructivist listening to enable learners to build consensus through...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 1

For Teachers 6th Standards
Make a study of the First Amendment and its relationship to freedom. Pupils rewrite the amendment and discuss the central idea before focusing on a specific phrase. After discussing, class members write a journal entry about the included...
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Analyzing Stop and Frisk Through Personal Stories and Infographics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much can you learn about an important topic from a single image? High schoolers analyze an infographic that represents the number of stops performed during the Stop and Frisk police procedure. After building background information...
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Pendulum Time

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Take your time with this lesson. Junior engineers read about different types of clocks and then work together to build a pendulum time-keeper. There are no hints as to how they might go about accomplishing this complex task, so you may...
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Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
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Rubber Band Racers

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading a brief overview of automobile history and introduction to energy and motion, automotive engineering teams plan, construct, test, and evaluate a rubber-band-powered car. This manipulative experience can enrich understanding...
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Photo Quilt Square

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build creative thinking and organization skills with a beautiful quilting project. Young photographers use a digital camera and computer to create photo transfers, which they will use to create a photo quilt square. They sew or embroider...
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Inside the Wire: Internment of Prisoners of War in Alabama during World War II

For Teachers 6th Standards
Create an open environment of discussion and collaboration with several exercises in a thought-provoking resource. Pupils conduct a gallery walk and lead a discussion before filling out a question sheet and chart during the learning...
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Why We Have Winter and Spring

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Why isn't it springtime all year long? Use the Greek myth about Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, to work on reading and listening comprehension skills in your fourth or fifth grade class.

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