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Curated OER

Pranks With Paint

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider what they already know about graffiti and explore the pranks and work of a graffiti artist. They research a famous painting and create original artwork by adding thoughtful graffiti to it.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Draw the Line: Public Safety v. Amenability to Treatment A Juvenile Case

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students role play a case that involves a decision as to whether an action was a juvenile prank or an act of vandalism. They investigate the workings of determining certification of a juvenile to adult court.
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Curated OER

April Fool's Day

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore tradition and the month of April by participating in practical jokes. In this United Kingdom holiday activity, students discuss the birth of April Fool's day and what it means to the people of England. Middle...
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PPT
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Practical Jokes

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
With no discussion on the topic of practical jokes, this presentation opts instead for providing visual aids, allowing teachers and professors to craft a discussion around the various links to humorous videos. Many videos feature pranks...
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Worksheet
K5 Learning

May the Best Prankster Win

For Students 3rd Standards
Everyone loves a good prank! With this reading passage, Perla and her grandmother play some fun innocent pranks on one another. Kids focus on new vocabulary words, questions about the information they have read, and responding with their...
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Lesson Plan
Roald Dahl

The Twits - The Glass Eye and the Frog

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
What do a pair of stinky socks and a toy hamster have in common? The third activity in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl uses silly objects to teach about figurative language. Zany pranks and role play make...
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Roald Dahl

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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Worksheet
Curated OER

Student Safety Contract

For Students 7th - 12th
With spaces for both your science pupils and their parents to sign, this laboratory safety contract is a must-have for your science classes. Twenty-one rules applying to protection and hazard prevention are listed. Discuss them with your...
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Activity
Novelinks

Words by Heart: Question Answer Relationship

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even though readers investigate matters of the heart, this activity promotes the inner workings of learners' brains. The fifth lesson of six has the teacher first model the strategy to the class before having small groups practice. To...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

Happy April Fool's Day!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Grab students' attention with these lesson and activity ideas on April Fool's Day.
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Lesson Plan
TCI

What Are the Biggest April Fools Jokes of All Time?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
After working in groups to analyze primary sources related to a historical hoax, learners will discuss how people managed to be fooled and work to identify one of the biggest April Fools jokes in history.
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Activity
Curated OER

Radio Commercial Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Testing, testing! Following the provided script, class members are asked to create a radio commercial, complete with sound effects and background music.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Language: Has the Cat Got Your Tongue?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Use funny tongue twisters to entice your young learners! They'll love this game where they   face off against members of the other team and recite tongue twisters. Who will win this enunciation and pronunciation competition! 
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Printables
Puffin

Roald Dahl Day Challenge

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Have some fun with Roald Dahl-related activities in order to celebrate him as a person and a writer. The page includes 10 tasks that learners can complete to honor Dahl, including everything from wearing something yellow to swapping a...
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Scholastic

Frindle Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
"Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle?" Inspired by this quote from the award-winning novel written by Andrew Celements, this lesson allows children to invent their own terms for common classroom objects,...
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National Science Teachers Association

Safety in the Science Classroom, Laboratory, and Field Sites

For Students 6th - 12th
The best learning environment is a safe learning environment. Remind young scientists about safety rules and regulations in the science lab, the classroom, and the field.
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Writing
Curriculum Corner

April Writing Ideas

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
There are so many things to celebrate in the month of April, like April Fool's Day, Earth Day, and spring! Use these fun prompts to get young writers writing during the month of April.
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Lesson Plan
Prestwick House

April Fool’s Day Vocabulary Lesson

For Students 8th - 12th
Quandimonium will ensue when the class discovers you will be grading this April Fool's Day vocabulary activity, complete with made-up words and definitions, although the truly perspicacious will remain axomachilliax.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The First Part Last: Part 2

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this The First Part Last comprehension check worksheet, students respond to 20 short answer questions pertaining to part 2 of the Angela Johnson novel to better understand the novel and the author's craft.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Math Maven's Mysteries

For Students 5th - 7th
In these math word problem worksheets, students help solve the mystery about 'The Case of the Shifting Shapes.' Students solve the problem by completing a rectangle area problem and also determine where Rex Tangle will appear next.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Spring Vocabulary

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this spring vocabulary skills worksheet, students match the 10 season-related terms in the word bank to the appropriate definitions.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Tom Sawyer Chapters 14-31

For Students 8th - 9th
Is your class reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? Are you looking to give them reading comprehension questions to guide their reading? This online resource divides chapters 14-31 into four sections, providing questions for each. Assign...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Gas Stoichiometry

For Students 9th - 12th
In this gas stoichiometry worksheet, students use the ideal gas law and balanced chemical equations to solve for unknown values such as volume and mass of gases.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Handley Smokestack Problem

For Students 7th - 10th
In this smokestack worksheet, students determine the length of a stripe that winds around a cylinder shaped smokestack. This one page worksheet contains one multi-step problem. The answer is provided at the bottom of the problem.

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