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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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Authors and Illustrators: What do they do?

For Teachers K - 1st
Help readers understand the roles of authors and illustrators and why they have been recognized by medals of excellence. Your class will discuss and then create illustrations for a book. When they have finished, you can hold your own...
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Voyagers: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

For Teachers 3rd
Young voyagers face the challenge of the wide dark sea, travel with Yunmi and Halmoni, and even get trapped by the ice as they explore the reading selections offered in these enrichment activities designed for the Houghton Mifflin...
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Surprise!: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Surprise! is the theme of this series of challenge activities. The surprise comes from the information your scholars will discover when researching topics such as alligators and crocodiles, living in other countries, becoming a...
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Greek Mythology Activities

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Find all you'll need for a comprehensive, engaging unit on Greek mythology here! This resource is packed with worksheets and activities on everything from how to write a myth and the roles and symbols of the major Greek gods to oracles,...
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Active and Passive Voice: Finding Examples Online

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Incorporate technological fluency with a search for examples of active and passive voice in online resources. Discuss how use of active or passive voice influences mood or tone and contributes to author's purpose. List of...
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Water Cycle Activities

For Teachers 4th Standards
Explore the water cycle in all aspects with a resource packed full of activities and lessons. The 37-page packet comes with vocabulary, a game, writing prompts, printables, and opportunities to journey through the stages in the water...
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Balloons Over Broadway Activity Kit

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
After reading the book Balloons Over Broadway about the incredible puppeteer who created the first Macy's larger-than-life parade balloons, your youngsters will celebrate their reading by participating in a variety of engaging activities...
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Short Vowel “A” Activity Worksheets

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
24 activities make up this phonics activity book that focuses on the short vowel /a/.  Early readers take part in tracing, filling in the blanks, coloring, finding differences in pictures, and completing mazes while using letters s, r,...
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Activities for Supporting Oral Language Development

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Support young scholars' oral language development with the use of four early childhood activities. To reinforce proficiency, pupils read with an adult, play a game of telephone with their peers, put on a play with puppets or stuffed...
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"The Kid in the Red Jacket": Book Activities

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learning stations aren't just for little ones; middle schoolers can have fun while learning about the main character in the book, The Kid in the Red Jacket. Outlined are three different activities that are completed as each small group...
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Activity: ‘Pancakes, Pancakes’ by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
After reading the story, Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle, young scholars work together to make pancakes and reflect on the day's activities through a grand conversation. 
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Illustrated Children's Books

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students create their own illustrated book. In this illustration lesson, students review books given the Caldecott award. They create their own illustrations for a book and digitally scan them to a computer to make their pages. 
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What Kind of Citizen & Community Member Are You?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
What makes an ideal citizen? How can we as individuals do to impact our communities in a positive way? Discuss this important concept with your class with an interactive, creative activity and follow-up role play.
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Featured Activity: City Planning With Census Data

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
New ReviewWhat's more important ... an ice cream store or a police station? How about a school or a hospital? Using a simulation game, pupils allot resources as the federal government would based on the census. Discussion questions round out the...
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Moving to the Five Paragraph Narrative Essay: A Write On Activity

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Ready to introduce your young writers to the multi-paragraph essay? Here’s an illustrated presentation that models how to use the pre-writing notes on a graphic organizer to craft a personal essay. Color codes help viewers identify the...
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Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea: Activity Kit

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Rainbow Fish is on the move again and kids will enjoy these activities designed to accompany a reading of Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea. A great packet to add to your curriculum library.
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Cut-and-Paste Activities

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Emergent readers practice identifying upper- and lowercase as they puzzle over this fun series of cut-and-paste activities. Given a word written vertically in all capital letters and a set of puzzle pieces with lowercase letters written...
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Paradise Lost: Picture Book Activity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Readers of Paradise Lost draw parallels between Milton's tale and Gene Zion's Harry the Dirty Dog, an illustrated children's book.
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Ray Bradbury Short Stories - Independent Reading Activity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A straightforward lesson plan about the themes in Ray Bradbury's short stories, this activity allows learners to first work independently and then share their analyses with the class. They read "The Other Foot" as well as another story...
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British Attacks in the Chesapeake during the War of 1812

For Teachers 8th Standards
This is a fun mapping activity that will have your class knowing the ins and outs of the battles in the War of 1812. Your young cartographers will not only plot decisive attacks, but will analyze their purpose, goals, and impact on...
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We're the Illustrators

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Investigate illustrators with young readers. They will view several different types of illustrations. Then they discuss the differences in the style of illustrations and the materials illustrators use to create the pictures. Finally,...
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The Ant and the Grasshopper

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What will the ants do when they hear the sad song of the leisurely grasshopper during the winter? Aesop's "The Ant and the Grasshopper" is the foundation for an activity that allows learners to either rewrite the ending to the fable, or...
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If You Give...Series Teaching Guide

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
If you give teachers a few good ideas, they can really bring a story to life. Included in this resource are dozens of activities to use as your class reads books in the If You Give... series. From holding puppet shows and creating comic...
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Defining Depictions

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
A picture is worth a thousand words! Using the included templates, young learners demonstrate their understanding of target vocabulary by creating pictures that depict their meaning. This activity can be used to address vocabulary in any...
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Activity Guide: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Enhance a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this collection of learning activities. Starting with general background information about the book and author, this...
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Symmetry of the Addition Table

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Help your class discover the commutative property of addition with this exploration of the addition table. By folding and coloring the table, a symmetry is found that directs students to an understanding of this crucial mathematical...
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What A Pair! A Cross Grade Writing Activity

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
What a pair! Older pupils interview younger ones and use what they learn to write a short, illustrated storybook that features the youngster as the main character. The youngster responds with a thank-you note in which they identify their...
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How Can We Write A Story Using Dr. Seuss' Writing and Illustration Style?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars write a story.  In this writing style and illustration lesson plan, students review elements of Dr. Seuss' writing and illustration style and read a few more books written by him, examining the writing style.  Young...
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Pictures on a Page

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Illustrators have a big job! Youngsters actively listen to a story and analyze the images as they relate to the text. With modelling and guidance, they listen for words that match with the picture they are seeing. Using think-pair-share,...
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Can You Find It?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Plan a Parts of a Book scavenger hunt. Begin by giving your young adventurers a book, and asking them to find the title, author, illustrator, and table of contents. After a discussion of the purpose of each of these items, class members...
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Activity Guide for Snow

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Create a cross-curricular learning experience around a shared reading of Cynthia Rylant's book Snow. From writing poetry and a singing a song about snow, to creating paper snowflakes and solving math story problems, this resource uses...
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We Are All Authors: Create a Book

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Every child is an author with this engaging reading activity. First the class reviews the various parts of a book such as the title, author, dedication, and author-biography. Then each individual will choose a story of their own to...
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Sayings and Phrases

For Students 2nd - 8th
What do different idioms mean? The class illustrates two quotes, discusses their meanings, and then draws a picture of what is being said. They then interpret and use their own words to explain what each of the given sayings means. The...
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Action Through Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How can we make the world a better place? Help your class members become world citizens, active in philanthropy and the community around them. Use a comic book (included) to discuss the idea of philanthropy. Then, using the superhero...
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Pride and Prejudice: ABC book (Vocabulary Activity)

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Master Jane Austen's language from A to Z with an activity based on Pride and Prejudice. As kids read the novel, they find (or are assigned) words that begin with each letter of the alphabet, and create one-page documents that show the...
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NUMB3RS Activity: A Group of Symmetries

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners investigate the symmetries of an equilateral triangle. In this geometry lesson, students explore and visualize the reflection and rotational symmetries of an equilateral triangle. The activity relates the geometry of the...
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The World of Amelia Bedelia

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Get ready to laugh with your class by reading the book Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School. After they read the book and do activities comparing their first day of school with Amelia' they will then have conversations around the story....
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Shapes on the Farm

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or out on the farm, shapes are everywhere in the world around us. Presented with an illustration of a farm, youngsters are tasked with coloring in all of the triangles, rectangles, squares, and...
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Happy 40th Birthday Brown Bear

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What do you see? Wish a happy birthday to Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The lesson includes six extension activities for the books and its companion stories, including a maze and animal...
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Literature Study Guide - The Jungle

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Guide readers through Upton Sinclair's The Jungle with a packet that provides templates for a reading schedule, a literature question page, and a supplementary list of literary activities. 
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A Raisin in the Sun: Literature Study Guide

For Students 9th - 11th
Augment a unit on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun with a thorough study guide. Pupils set up a reading schedule, summarize what they have read, keep a vocabulary list, create and respond to questions, and select activities from...
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Garden Sketching Activities

For Teachers K - 1st
How big is that carrot? Why one hand span, of course. As an exercise in measurement, individuals trace their hand in their science journal and search the school garden for one object the same size as the span between their thumb and...
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Jan Brett Author Study

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Expose young children to the wonderful works of author and illustrator Jan Brett using a few of her stories such as Armadillo Rodeo, The Mitten, or Daisy Comes Home through a unit study. 
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Measuring Circadian Activity in Drosophila

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How many hours should be in a day? One species of drosophila naturally prefers a 24.5 hour day, while another strongly prefers a 19-hour day. An animation and graph share data from each of these species when exposed to the typical light...
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The African Savanna

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Are you thinking about taking your class to the local zoo? Kids of all ages love visiting exotic animals in order to learn about biodiversity, habitat, and animal adaptations. Here is a 44-page activity guide that provides educators with...
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Map Activity - Japan’s Warrior Government

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of living on a island launches a mapping activity that reveals how Japan's military and cultural history were influenced by the nation's geographic location and topography.
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Creating Scrolls Based on the Illustrated Tale of Genji

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Now these are learning activities full of fun, art, and cultural exploration. Kids consider the art of storytelling through comic book images. They then look at the Tale of Genji as it was written in the 11th century. They discuss...
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Illustrated Number Coloring Sheets

For Students Pre-K - K
If you are looking for a fun and easy way for students to review their numbers one to ten, look no farther. This activity has a page dedicated to each number from one to ten. Students are required to color the number found in each picture.
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Brian's Winter: Reading and Math Activity

For Teachers 8th
Use this language arts and math activity to practice writing across the curriculum. Working independently to create math problems based on the novel Brian's Winter, young readers create a five-problem math worksheet that will be shared...
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James and The Giant Peach Vocabulary Building Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Reading literature is one of the best ways for kids to build a strong vocabulary while honing in on their comprehension skills. These vocabulary activities go along with the wonderful book, James and the Giant Peach. The children will...
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Which Weighs More? Which Weighs Less?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Expand the the comparative language of young mathematicians with a hand-on weight measurement activity. Working independently or in pairs, children compare the weight of large wooden blocks to various other classroom objects, recording...
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Shake and Spill

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Entertaining as well as educational, this math activity about decomposing numbers is bound to capture the engagement of young learners. Given a cup and five two-color counters, young mathematicians simply shake and spill the cup,...
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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Accompany the story, Town Mouse Country Mouse by Jan Brett with an assortment of activities designed to reinforce concepts covering story structure, comprehension, grammar, and social studies. Here, scholars identify the difference...
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3-D Shape Sort

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
From the apple on your desk and the coffee cup in your hand, to the cabinets along the classroom wall, basic three-dimensional shapes are found everywhere in the world around us. Introduce young mathematicians to the these common figures...
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Size Shuffle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
In the eyes of children the world is a simple place, objects are either big or small. This simple activity aims to expand the comparison language of young mathematicians as they use the words taller and shorter to compare their height...
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Comparing Numbers

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young mathematicians spin their way to a deeper number sense with this fun, collaborative activity. Using two spinners, one with the numbers 0-9 and the other with the decades 00-90, pairs of students take turns building and comparing...
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Counting Circles II

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Fill those extra ten minutes of math time with this fun counting activity. Given a short sequence of numbers, young mathematicians stand in a circle and count one-by-one until the last number is reached, at which point the whole group...
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African Myths and Stories

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young historians discover African stories associated with a royal altar tusk from the Kingdom of Benin in Nigeria, read myths illustrated on the tusk, and write a story about the life of an oba using figures depicted on the tusk.
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Walking with Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Breath new life into your class's study of dinosaurs with this extensive collection of materials. Offering everything from a printable T-rex mask, word searches, and connect-the-dots activities to informational handouts, hands-on...
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How 2 knOw? H2O and the Water Cycle

For Teachers 7th Standards
Here is an essential lesson for an essential molecule! Immerse seventh graders into a comprehensive two-week journey through one of Earth's most important cycles, the water cycle. Dive into activities that illustrate the movement of...
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Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does energy from the sun make plants grow? Scholars move step by step through the processes that promote plant propagation during a detailed lesson. The resource illustrates ADP production and hydrolysis, then allows learners to...
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A Tale of Two Frogs

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Ribbit ribbit! Hop through a series of activities based on A Tale of Two Frogs. Kids read the Russian folktale and answer reading comprehension questions before working on phonics exercises, tracing dotting lines to make a path between...
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Over in the Grasslands

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Bring together the subjects of math and English language arts with this collection of fun resources based on the children's book Over in the Grasslands. Intended to build the number sense of young mathematicians, these grasslands-themed...
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Go to Sleep, Gecko

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Use this multidisciplinary lesson plan to delve into these subjects: English language arts, math, science, drama, and character education. After reading, discussing, and making interpretations about Go To Sleep, Gecko!: A Balinese...
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Nonsense words, rhyming verse, and word puzzles: it must be time for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! Introduce young learners to the true wonders of Carroll's text with a series of activities that encourage creativity,...
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Environmental Entrepreneurs

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
An ant that won't go away is called a permanent. Learners compare and contrast two mechanical controls for pests in this 11th activity of the series. Based on their comparisons, scholars choose the control they would invest in and give...
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Skill Lessons – Prefixes and Suffixes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Sometimes the best way to understand a concept is to break it down. Young vocabulary pupils work with word parts in a hands-on activity that prompts them to connect flash cards with affixes to their root and base words. Additionally,...
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Color Your Destiny

For Teachers 8th Standards
New ReviewClass groups bring feeling words alive by creating a poster that illustrates with images and colors, but not words, the feeling conjured by the word. The posters are then combined into a mural for the classroom wall.
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Literature Study Guide - Diary of a Young Girl

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Guide your class through an Anne Frank unit with this reading activity. Complete with a plot chart, character map, and literary response activities, this assignment is a great way to engage with the text of Diary of a Young Girl. A...
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Literature Study Guide - Return of the King

For Students 7th - 9th
With several activities such as a reading schedule, literature question page, and supplementary list of literary projects, this novel activity would be an excellent addition to your junior high or high school class. Use the activities...
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Density (Liquids)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using a graduated cylinder and triple beam balance, middle schoolers measure the volume and mass of four different liquids. They use the values to compute densities. In a separate activity, they experiment with Cartesian divers and learn...
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Literature Study Guide - The Native Son

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore Inez Haynes Gillmore's The Native Son with this thorough and engaging book report form. A reading schedule provides the opportunity to assign outside reading, and the other reading comprehension lessons could be completed in...
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Literature Study Guide: Siddhartha

For Students 6th - 10th
Though this book report form is labeled Siddhartha, the multiple-page format would work for any novel you are reading in class. Complete with a reading schedule, a summary page, a list of generic literature response questions, and a list...
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Literature Study Guide - Macbeth

For Students 7th - 9th
If your students "dwindle, peak, and pine" over Shakespeare, use this literature study guide as a format for their book report or novel project on Macbeth. Complete with a plot chart, character map, and literary response activities, this...
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Literature Study Guide: Slaughterhouse-Five

For Students 6th - 9th
Equipped with all the necessary components of a literary response, including a summary page, vocabulary list, a space for questions and answers, a story flow chart, and a character map, this resource is a superior way for students to...
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Literature Study Guide - Moby Dick

For Students 7th - 9th
Complete with a reading schedule, literature question page, and supplementary list of literary activities, this book report form on Moby Dick would be an good resource for your junior high or high school class. The guide includes...
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Literature Study Guide - Iliad

For Students 7th - 9th
Use this literature study guide on Homer's Iliad as a format for your book report or novel project. Complete with a plot chart, character map, and literary response activities, this assignment is a great way to keep middle schoolers...
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Literature Study Guide - The Hobbit

For Students 7th - 9th
With several online resources for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as many reading and literary analysis activities, this novel study guide is a great way to keep your young readers organized during a book report. The guide includes...
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Literature Study Guide - The Fellowship of the Ring

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore the fantastical world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy with this project about the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring. The activities in the lesson lend well to class assignments or an individual report,...
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Literature Study Guide - The Two Towers

For Students 7th - 9th
Enter the fantastical world of J.R.R. Tolkien with this book report guide. Focusing on The Two Towers (though only the online reading resources are novel-specific), the guide includes resources for online reading, a reading schedule, and...
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Literature Study Guide - The Prince and the Pauper

For Students 7th - 9th
Offering several reading comprehension activities, such as a character map and a plot flow chart, this book report form will help your class through Mark Twain's Prince and the Pauper. The activities in the lesson lend well to class...
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Chicken Soup with Rice Extension Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
After reading Chicken Soup with Rice, by Maurice Sendak, incorporate some of these great extension activities into your lesson plan. Ideas include focusing on knowing the months of the year, or studying the illustrations and how they are...
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Can You Find It?

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine author, illustrator, table of contents, and title of books and practice locating those items. Students create their own books with a title, author, illustrator, and table of contents.
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Draw Write

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the roles of authors and illustrators. Pupils discuss the roles of an author and an illustrator. Students show how they are different and how they are the same.
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Book Swap

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore the publishing roles of author and illustrator. Stories are written and the illustration done by other students. Answers to several questions act as a motivating force for the creation of the stories.
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The Caldecott Award

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders engage in a multitude of written and artistic activities as they study illustrators, how illustrations enhance a studenT book, and the Caldecott Award.
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

For Teachers K
Students listen to the fairy tale, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." They discuss the main literary concepts of the story and the difference between authors and illustrators. They complete a variety of activities surrounding the story...
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An Inquiry into Alcoholic Fermentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce life science high schoolers to their new "best buds" yeast! Using a wide variety of materials, lab groups design an experiment that illustrates how yeast acquires the resources it needs to undergo cellular respiration. The...
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Food Memories Writing and Editing Activity

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Crisp apple strudels and schnitzel with noodles. Favorite foods are the subject of a narrative essay assignment that asks writers to not only share a memory of eating this favorite dish but also provide a complete recipe and an...
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The Secret to Freedom Teacher’s Guide

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners read the story "The Secret to Freedom" and participate in active reading to personalize what they have read. In this reading lesson, students follow  several writing activities and discuss their work . Learners integrate their...
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A Tongue-Twisting Language Arts Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners discover enunciation and alliteration by reading tongue twisters in class.  In this language arts lesson, students listen and repeat some of the classic childhood tongue twisters along with their teacher.  Learners write their...
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First Day Statistics Activity—Grouping Qualitative Data

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Making groups of groups can help to organize data. Classes use statistics to group themselves using descriptive adjectives. The objective is for learners to understand that grouping qualitative data is useful when the original groups are...
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Tree Diversity Activity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Class members become tree huggers with this terrific study of biodiversity among trees! They do so by examining different characteristics of trees: shape, leaves, bark, fruit or seeds, etc. After examining five concepts, they use their...
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My Story

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Get your class started on description and dialogue with a Jolly phonics worksheet! Learners decide what the three illustrated characters are talking about and write a brief description of their conversation.
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Imagery in Song Lyrics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce young learners to imagery with a lesson that asks them to look closely at the lyrics from popular songs. Class members listen to a song rich with imagery, draw a picture of the images that come to mind, and then share their...
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Close Reading: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

For Teachers 1st Standards
Three readings make up a close reading lesson showcasing Mem Fox's picture book, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. After each reading, take part in a different activity designed to support comprehension and answer the question, What is...
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The Old Man and the Sea: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you find the themes from Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea in other books? What about picture books? Compare the novel to a picture book with a lesson about making predictions and finding textual evidence.
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Touching Spirit Bear: The Literary Mandala

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even someone with a dark side can make a good decision—and vice versa. Readers explore Cole's traits and decisions in Ben Mikaelson's Touching Spirit Bear and analyze his sunside and shadowside. They identify a symbol that best...
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Life Cycle of a Penguin

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Celebrate the circle of life with this fun hands-on activity. After cutting out, gluing together, and assembling this visual model, students are able to spin through and observe the life cycle of penguins.
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The Little Prince: Response to Art Exercise

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Depending on your perspective, solitude can be lovely or very, very lonely. Kids take a look at the simple landscape illustrated in Antoine de Saint Éxupery's The Little Prince, and write a short journal entry about their perception of...
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Chinese Folktales: An Illustrating Activity

For Teachers 2nd
In need of a really good lesson that incorporates literature, art, and cultural themes? After hearing a traditional Chinese folktale and discussing cultural themes and symbolism, learners create original illustrations for the story. This...
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Committing to Nonviolence: A Lesson from Viva La Causa

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the social change movements of the American 20th century. In this nonviolence lesson, students research the work of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Caesar Chavez. Students compare and contrast the social...
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Activity Plan 3-4: Dreamy Rhymes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students write a story about an animal using rhyme. In this literacy lesson plan, the teacher shares different versions of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" with the class and that becomes the basis for the creation of a picture and story for...
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Conics as a Locus of Points A Cabri Jr. Activity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students complete three activities exploring parabolas from geometric definitions. In this geometry lesson, students follow detailed directions to explore parabolas by exploring their relationship to circles.
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Milton Hershey Quilt Activity

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students extend their understanding of Milton Hershey. In this notable figures lesson, students create a paper quilt about Milton Hershey. Students use the template provided to design their own quilt square, including an illustration and...
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Density (Solids)

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Elementary and middle school physical science learners explore density in a hands-on lesson plan. They measure the mass and calculate the volume of different metal and wood blocks. From these two values, they compute the density for...
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Integrating the Internet with the Curriculum

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Introduce young readers to Eric Carle, one of the most popular children's authors of our time. Complementing the reading his books, 11 activities are provided in this lesson series that engage children in learning about a range of...
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Te Reo Maori Activity Book

For Students 5th - 9th
Introduce young explorers to the language of New Zealand's Maori with an activity book that includes word searches, fill-in-the-blank activities with Maori words, and prompts to illustrate native New Zealand birds.
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5 Step Food Chain Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have your class discuss food chains using this resource. Learners watch a presentation on the food chain and how we are dependent on the smallest life forms. They write newspaper articles and create an illustration describing the food...
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

For Teachers K
Practice letters and sounds by having your class read the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and discuss the author and illustrator. They will get into small groups and create a tree with their name on it. Then they cut letters out of...
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Young People and Television

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore communication by participating in a role playing lesson plan. In this media analysis lesson plan, students answer surveys about their own television watching habits and compare them to the rest of the class. Students...
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Is This a Rectangle?

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
How do you show that something is a rectangle? This activity starts with four coordinate points and asks young geometers to explain whether they create a rectangle. Knowledge from both geometry and algebra come into play here, as well...
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Rolling Twice

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rolling dice is the best way to show your learners how probability comes in to play. Although this lesson does not specify an activity, your mathematicians can try this probability with real dice to calculate their experimental...
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Find the Missing Angle

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
This one activity requires young geometers to pull together information they are currently learning with things they have learned previously. Here they rely on understanding something about parallel lines, alternative interior angles,...
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Rectangle Perimeter 2

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
While this activity is centered around expressions that represent the perimeter of a rectangle, it also hits at the fundamental concept of equivalent expressions, simplifing expressions, and like-terms. Classmates express their...
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International Children's Book Day

For Students 5th - 10th
Celebrate International Children's Book Day using this resource. Learners complete activities, such as reading a passage, sequencing, unscrambling sentences, writing questions, conducting surveys, and writing. Students complete twelve...
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Understanding Variation

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Does where we live influence how our bodies express genetic traits? Explore variation in human skin color with an activity that incorporate video and hands-on learning. Individuals model the relationship between phenotypes and genotypes,...
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Gettin' Through Thursday

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Have your class explore active reading strategies! In this guided reading lesson, learners make personal connections to characters having a bad day as a prior knowledge activation discussion. After reading Gettin' Through Thursday, class...
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The Color Purple: Literature Study Guide

For Students 9th - 12th
Labeled for use with The Color Purple, the templates, activities, and graphic organizers provide many opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their understanding of Alice Walker’s powerful story. Designed for use with independent reading...
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Wuthering Heights: Literature Study Guide

For Students 9th - 12th
Don’t let the title fool you. None of the materials included in the study guide are designed specifically for Emily Bronte’s classic novel; however, it is still an extremely valuable resource that should earn a spot in your curriculum...
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Literature Study Guide: All the President's Men

For Students 11th - 12th
Need a framework for independent reading or homeschool learning? The many activities and exercises contained in this resource can be used with any narrative text and ensure that learners can respond in depth to their reading. Pupils...
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The Mitten Comprehension

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Readers use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast two different versions of the story The Mitten. Discussion focuses on how replacing certain verbs within the text affects their understanding and enjoyment of the tale. Comprehension...
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Pets & Possessions

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Language learners engage in a series of games and activities using pet vocabulary and the verb "have" to show possession or ownership.
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Mathematicus Dramaticus

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The best part about this resource is that you've got four wonderful activities to choose from. Each of the projects can work together or on its own to help learners understand the history of math and how it can be seen every day. In...
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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity B

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Explore the world's water without leaving the classroom! In this second of three uncomplicated but wonderful activities, physical science learners feel the pressure of water. They discover that the deeper the water, the stronger the...
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I'm a Little Teapot

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this rhyme worksheet, students read a nursery rhyme about a teapot. Students also color in an illustration and cut out rhyming words from the story.
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - The Caldecott Award

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students engage in a variety of activities as they study illustrators, how illustrations enhance a studenT book, and the Caldecott Award. They write a report about their favorite illustrator.
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Art study of the Cinderella story

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders work in groups of five. They are each given a version of Cinderella and the accompanying book. Students re-read the book and become familiar with it. They are given materials such as: Tempera paint, Paint brushes,...
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Farm Animals ABC Book

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create an ABC book. In this language arts lesson, students create a page for an ABC book authored an illustrated by the class.
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Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

For Students 9th - 11th
For this cellular respiration and photosynthesis worksheet, students read through the presented material and draw an illustration of the production of ATP. Students answer several short answer questions about the production of ATP,...
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Extension Activities for Hoot

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Enrich your study of Hoot by Carl Hiaasen with a series of writing activities. Class members must complete the first assignment (a letter business letter), but can choose from 11 other choices once that assignment is complete. The goal...
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Cell Membrane / Transport Drawing Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Biology buffs illustrate the workings of the cell membrane when they complete this checklist. Not only do they draw the structure, they also draw gradients and mechanisms for the transport of materials across the membrane. Your advanced...
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Who is the Tallest?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A simple question, with a not-so-simple answer. Working with whole and mixed number measurements in inches, feet, and yards presents a problem with many possible solutions. A great activity that challenges the minds of young...
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The Square Counting Shortcut

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

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Use the alphabet as a tool for teaching your class about geometric figures. Break apart capital letters into line segments and arcs. Classify angles as right, acute, or obtuse. Identify parallel and perpendicular lines. An excellent...
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Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 9th
This is a very valuable lesson for middle schoolers on the importance of maintaining a healthy body image through diet, exercise, and positive mentality. The resource includes four lesson plans. The first two plans outline the physical...
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The Day the Mesozoic Died

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T...
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Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
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Messy Bessey's Holidays

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teach your class some fairly complex terms—factors of production, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, and intermediate goods—with a storybook (Messy Bessey's Holidays), plenty of visuals and handouts, and related...
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Your Budget Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do Whoosh and Jet Stream have in common? They are both characters in a fantastic game designed to help students identify various positive and negative spending behaviors. Through an engaging activity, worksheets, and discussion,...
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Seasons and Weather: Supplemental Guide

For Teachers K Standards
From warm summer days to cold winter nights, this 10-lesson unit takes children on an exploration of seasons. Using the included reading passages and images, a series of read-aloud lessons and vocabulary activities provide young children...
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Seasons and Weather: Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergartners explore the cycle of the seasons in a 10-lesson language arts unit. Through a series of picture-supported read-aloud activities, children are able to identify the sequence of seasons and the types of weather associated...
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The Stolen Smell

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read the story The Stolen Smell and participate in many language arts based activity connected to the story. They participate in discussions, vocabulary work, analyzing the story, public speaking, illustrating pictures,...
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Mouse Party

For Students 7th - 12th
This is a note-taking chart for an interactive lesson on the effects of different drugs on brain activity. Middle schoolers choose a lab mouse and put it into a viewer to see what brain chemicals are being affected. They record the...
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Earth's Endangered Ecosystems

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
A vegetable garden is an example of a man-made ecosystem. Here, learners explore the natural ecosystems of the world. In groups, scholars determine the problems their assigned ecosystem faces and, as a class, reach a consensus on the...
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PPAR-gamma Activation in the Fat Cell

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Each human contains more than six times the number of fat cells than there are people on the planet. Scholars learn how fat cells work to absorb fat and release hormones through a short animation. They recognize the relationship between...
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Tough Boris

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Read through Mem Fox's 10 reading commandments and obtain an abundance of strategies to develop a love of reading in young learners. Additionally, use Tough Boris by Mem Fox to promote early literacy with a read aloud and an assortment...
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The Lost World

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Fans of Sherlock Holmes may be surprised to learn that in addition to stories of the famous deductionist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is also the creator of Professor Challenger. An irascible, unpredictable scientist, Challenger was featured...
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Activities for Freddy the Frightened Fish

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this activities for Freddy the Frightened Fish activity, students put 8 fish words in alphabetical order,  count the syllables in 13 words, and punctuate 5 sentences.
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Shape Hunt Part 1

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
The hunt is on! Send young mathematicians on a search for shapes in the first lesson of this two-part series. Each time a child finds a hidden shape, he draws it on his paper, and continues searching for the rest. Perform this activity...
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Rectangle Perimeter 1

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Creating an expression to represent the perimeter of a rectangle is a fundamental beginning skill in learning how to use and define variables. This activity starts with the basics and can be followed up with additional tasks. 
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Rectangle Perimeter 3

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
This activity looks at writing expressions to represent perimeter of a rectangle and then considers the concept of equivalent expressions and the distributive property in more detail. 
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A Trip to Wonderland: The Nursery "Alice"

For Teachers K - 2nd
Primary learners explore elements of wonder in The Nursery "Alice" by Lewis Carroll. They analyze the plot point after listening to the text. Next, they describe the imagery in various works of children's literature using the given links...
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Guest Readers

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young readers explore reading comprehension by creating a class presentation. In this storytelling lesson, puils read an assigned text in class and analyze the characters, settings and story. They create an illustrated presentation in...
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Dr. Seuss lesson

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young readers identify the purposes and types of text, such as literature or information, before reading. They preview the text formats like title, headings, chapters, and table of contents. Additionally, they will learn about root...
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Literature Study Guide: The Catcher in the Rye

For Students 11th
Chart the progress and understanding of homeschool learners and independent readers with the multiple activities provided in this study guide. The generic nature of this resource makes it usable with any narrative but does not provide...
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Let's Create a Collage!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners create a collage and identify the various styles of artists and illustrators. They read Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Bruce Wood and discuss his illustrations portrayed in the book. Students also create a...
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Search and Rescue Activity

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Get your classes moving and practicing sequences at the same time! Learners move about the room solving problems and finding their solutions. Problems include both recursive and explicit formulas and both geometric and arithmetic sequences.
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Coral Bleaching

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is coral bleaching? Tackle a trendy topic with a narrated animation. Through a combination of video and illustration, the narrator introduces viewers to a coral reef, then goes inside a coral polyp to show its symbiotic relationship...
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Cultural Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers research the passage of the 19th Amendment as an illustration of the mutual influence between political ideas and cultural attitudes. They also read the Seneca Falls Declaration and explore the cultural shifts it both...
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“House by the Railroad”: A Painting and a Poem for the Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your class to ekphrastic poetry with an exercise that asks them to examine Edward Hooper's painting House by the Railroad and Edward Hirsch's poem "Edward Hopper and the House By the Railroad." After a close reading of the two...
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Genre Studies: Biography Kindergarten Unit

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A three-lesson unit study uses short, illustrated biographies of Ruby Bridges, George Washington, and Amelia Earhart to introduce kindergartners to the characteristics of this genre.
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Tanka

For Students 3rd - 7th
The Tanka, another fix from of Japanese poetry, is featured in the final exercise in a 10-part series of poetry writing activities.
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How Misused Modifiers Can Hurt Your Writing

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Misplaced modifiers are a common grammar error, but can your learners identify when a modifier can interfere with a reader's understanding? Watch a short and entertaining video from Ted Ed that illustrates misplaced modifiers, as well as...
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Patricia Polacco, Author and Illustrator

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars conduct Internet research about the studenT author and illustrator Patricia Polacco. They compose letters to Ms. Polacco and, after revising and editing their work, send them in the mail.
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Political Illustration

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students investigate and discuss current and historical techniques used by political illustration artists in this introductory lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. A video is provided. Additional resources should be provided by...
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Multiples and Common Multiples

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Learners are asked to find multiples and common multiples of two numbers. They must take their findings and find a pattern between the numbers and explain their reasoning. Use this resource with The Florist Shop activity in this series...
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Shape Sequence Search

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Learning that size and orientation don't affect the classification of shapes is a big step for young mathematicians. Support children with developing this key understanding by looking at the array of shapes included in this resource. For...
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Earth Day Number Practice 0-20

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
How many trees can your pupils plant? Practice numbers 0-20 with several related activities. For the first, kids match images of trees to numbers. They then match the number symbols to number words, using a word bank. The final activity...
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Night: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As part of a reading of Elie Wiesel's Night class members engage in a directed reading/thinking activity that includes crafting predictions, verifying these predictions, and interpreting portions of the text.
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That’s Amazing!: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

For Teachers 4th
Synonym dominoes, anyone? As part of the activities designed for kids who have mastered the basic concepts in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic unit That's Amazing! kids are offered a variety of activities that include developing a...
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How Long

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
It won't take young mathematicians long to learn how to measure length with this fun, hands-on activity. Working in pairs, children use Unifix® or snap cubes to measure and record the lengths of different classroom objects. To extend the...
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Making Hot Cocoa, Variation 1

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Dividing with fractions can be a confusing task to some, but the activity illustrates how to make groups out of the problem and look at it visually. Use this problem with the lesson in the Additional Materials section to practice this...
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Pick Two

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Learning to break apart numbers into smaller pairs is a critical step young mathematicians take as they develop their number sense. To practice this skill, children are provided with sets of three numbers and are asked to pick the two...
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Sort and Count

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Young mathematicians are on their feet and moving around in this primary grade sorting activity. After giving each child an object or picture card, they then sort themselves into groups, counting to see which has the most or least...
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Roll & Build

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Develop young mathematicians' understanding of place value with this hands-on math activity. Working in pairs, learners take turns building two-digit numbers by rolling two ten-sided dice. Base ten blocks are then used to model the...
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Making a Ten

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
An addition table supports third graders as they learn strategies to improve their math fluency. When finding sums greater than ten, students are taught how to first make a ten and then add on the rest. A similar method is also...
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Counting Squares

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Challenge young mathematicians' understanding of squares with this geometry puzzle. The task is simple, identify as many squares as possible in a 3x3 array. Allow learners to work independently or in pairs as they search for squares,...
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Sammy's Chipmunk and Squirrel Observations

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Here is a fun project. Sammy observes a chipmunk and a squirrel to see how many holes each needs in order to stash the same number of acorns.  Scholars could find the answer algebraically or create a table to analyze the problem in...
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Measure Me!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
How many unifix cubes tall are you? If you're not sure, then perform this math activity with your class and find out. Working in pairs, young mathematicians make measuring sticks out of unifix cubes in order to determine the length of...
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Number of the Day

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Daily routines not only help to manage classrooms, they can also provide students with rich opportunities for learning. This activity supports young learners in developing their number sense by counting up the school days on a class 100...
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Start/Stop Counting II

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Take stroll around the classroom while teaching young mathematicians to count fluently with this whole-group math activity. The teacher starts things off by walking around the room while counting up from the number one and continues...
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Where Do I Go?

For Students 1st Standards
Practice sequencing numbers 1–100 in a card sequencing activity. The hands-on learning makes a short activity flexible and fun. The opportunities are endless and easy to implement.
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What’s Missing?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Now you see them, now you don't! This fun peek-a-boo activity engages young mathematicians in developing their ability to compose and decompose numbers. After being presented with a series of counters, children close their eyes while the...
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Weather Graph Data

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teaching young mathematicians about collecting and analyzing data allows for a variety of fun and engaging activities. Here, children observe the weather every day for a month, recording their observations in the form of a bar graph....
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Make Your Own Puzzle

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Puzzling over what geometry lesson to teach next? Look no further. This simple activity teaches young mathematicians how shapes can be decomposed into smaller figures, and how smaller figures can be assembled into larger shapes. To learn...
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Overlapping Rectangle

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Challenge young mathematicians' ability to compose and decompose shapes with this fun geometry puzzle. The goal is simple, locate all of the rectangles shown in a picture of three overlapping rectangles. Perform this activity as a whole...
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Voices In the Park

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to...
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Geometric Figures

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Logical thinking is at the forefront of this jam-packed lesson, with young mathematicians not only investigating geometric concepts but also how they "know what they know". Through each activity and worksheet, learners wrestle with...
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How Thick Is a Soda Can I?

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
The humble soda can gets the geometric treatment in an activity that links math and science calculations. After a few basic assumptions are made and discussed, surface area calculations combine with density information to develop an...
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Matilda - The Platinum-Blond Man

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Before reading Chapter Six, "The Platinum-Blond Man" in Matilda, readers preview the illustration of Mrs. Wormwood dropping her plate of food, and think about what may have happened to cause the scene. After reading the chapter, class...
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Frog and Toad on the Number Line

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Administer a learning activity that challenges your class to use a number line in the form of lily pads. Learners are instructed to display the number of hops that Toad and Frog take during their journey on a number line. Young...
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Baking Cookies

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
You can never have enough cookies, but do you have enough ingredients? This activity allows your bakers to discover how many batches of cookies they can make with the ingredients provided. Also useable as an independent assignment, your...
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Patterns in the Multiplication Table

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Explore patterns in the multiplication table in order to deepen your third graders' understanding of this essential skill. Implement this activity as a whole-class activity, allowing students to work in pairs or small groups to support...
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Shape Hunt Part 2

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Shapes are everywhere in the world around us, from rectangular doors to the circular wheels of a car. The second activity in this series opens the eyes of young mathematicians to this wonderful world of shapes as they search the...
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Christina's Candies

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Help Christina figure out how many chocolate and lemon candies she has with a instructional activity on decomposing numbers. When presenting this context to the class, the teacher chooses the total number of candies and the number that...
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Sort and Count II

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Capture the engagement of young mathematicians with this hands-on sorting activity. Given a bag of objects, students work independently sorting the items based on their physical attributes, counting to determine the size of each group....
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Logistic Growth Model, Abstract Version

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here learners get to flex some serious algebraic muscles through an investigation of logistic growth. The properties of the constant terms in the logistic growth formula are unraveled in a short but content-dense activity. Moving...
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Right Triangles Inscribed in Circles II

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
So many times the characteristics of triangles are presented as a vocabulary-type of lesson, but in this activity they are key to unraveling a proof. A unique attack on proving that an inscribed angle that subtends a diameter must be a...