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What does Populism have to do with The Wizard of Oz?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Some say that L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an allegory of the Populist movement. Learners study the parallels between the book and the end of the 19th Century. They consider how characters and facets of the story...
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Does "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" Have a Hidden Message?

For Students 8th - 12th
Like Mark Twain's introduction to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz warns readers not to search for a hidden message or moral in his tale. Yet many, such as Henry Littlefield, have done just...
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The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Take a journey over the rainbow with a 24-chapter audiobook featuring the classic tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. After a tornado passes through her farm, a young girl named Dorothy finds herself in a colorful world filled with...
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Inference in Literature: The Wizard of Oz

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
We're off to see the wizard! Practice making inferences in literature with two sample paragraphs from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Each passage provides questions about the pleasantness of the place it describes, and kids...
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Follow the journey of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion down the Yellow Brick Road. An eBook version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz features the original text and graphics. Notice how colors change between...
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Comparing Monkey Story with Wizard of Oz

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners compare and contrast the characters in the Monkey stories with the Wizard of Oz story.
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The Wizard of Oz

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice correct punctuation, and identifying oo and gh words while using the book and movie The Wizard of Oz. In this language arts lesson plan, 2nd graders complete a variety of language activities that relate to the...
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Find the Main Idea: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Readers are asked to use the provided graphic organizer to list the main idea and supporting ideas in a passage from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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The Wizard of Oz: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There's no place like home. Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz wonders if she will ever make it back to Kansas after a tornado drops her in a magical land. Scholars learn about the friends she meets along the way, and they have fun of their own...
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The Populists Movement 1880s - 1890s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is it about the Populists and The Wizard of Oz? Use hard facts about the Populist Movement to find out. The presentation provides good background information on the Populists, their political platform, and life in the 1890s. It then...
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students watch a portion of "The Wizard of Oz" and discuss how a map could be useful to Dorothy. They identify key components of maps and design a map of their classroom, including a key.
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The Effects of Character Decisions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learners explore characters' decisions. They play a card game in which they match a decision card with a direct effect card. Then they examine characters from The Wizard of Oz, record important decisions that they make on index cards,...
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Populism & the Election of 1896

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Populism and the rise and fall of the Populist Party are the topics of this presentation, which details the Presidential Election of 1896 and the role of silver. Detailing main points with clever political cartoons and informative maps,...
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Acting the Song

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Get to know the meaning behind the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from the legendary 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Groups of two take the roles of performer and questioner. Performers sing lines of the song while questioners interrogate...
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Word Search: The Wizard of Oz

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Word Search: The Wizard of Oz worksheet, students find 24 words inside the castle-shaped word search. All words are related to the Wizard of Oz.
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Analyzing Plot Conflict

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners explore the connection between analyzing a character and the character plot conflict. In this plot conflict lesson students role play two characters in the story, The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Learners also pretend to be a...
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The Wizard of Oz: Writing Assignment #1 Menu

For Students 9th
Look no further than this resource to find a menu of writing prompts for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  In addition to a choice of expository essay topics, learners also choose to either describe important characters or to create a comic...
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Walk Down the Yellow Brick Road with Mr. Tiiiiiiin Man

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss if they have seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz". They pretend to be like the Tin Man and every time they hear the /i/ sound, they pump their arms just as the Tin Man did when he skipped down the road. They read a...
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Wicked: A New Musical

For Parents 6th - 12th
It isn't easy being green, especially if you are a green witch in the Land of Oz. Elphaba, the main character in the popular musical, Wicked, teaches viewers this and many other life lessons as she battles intolerance, prejudice, and...
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Becoming an Upstander Means Taking Risks

For Teachers 6th Standards
The classic movie The Wizard of Oz includes a scene where Lion bullies Tin Man until Dorothy, an upstander, intervenes. Pupils discuss what it means to stand up to bullies with an interactive risk activity before working in groups to...
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The Language of Setting

For Teachers 5th Standards
Descriptive language can be used to create a vivid and imaginative setting. Create the chart suggested in this plan to track the descriptive language found in The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The class discusses the land beyond...
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Deciding Theme

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Read aloud to your class the fable "The Lion and the Mouse" as you explore characters' choices and the effects they have on a story. Apply what is discussed to finding a theme of the chapter "Not Giving Up" from The Wizard of Oz. 
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Sentence Combining And Decombining

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Have your class focus on stylistic choices and sentence fluency by combining, decombining, and recombining sentences in professional writing, peer writing, and their own writing. They use punctuation to recombine sentences in a paragraph...
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"Wizard of Oz"

For Students 5th - 6th
In this literacy worksheet, students find the words related to the story "The Wizard of Oz". The answers are found when clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Emerald City

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students read "The Wizard of Oz." They list descriptive words and information about the Emerald City. Students plan, design, and build their own 3-dimensional Emerald City. They create a dazzling Emerald City with recycled produce trays...
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A Parable on Populism

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the sombolism between Populism of the 1890's and the story of The Wizard of Oz.
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A Circular Journey to Imaginative Narrative Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
There is nothing better than a good story. Young authors examine the circular journey common in stories like The Wizard of Oz and Jack and the Beanstalk. They engage in a series of activities that help them understand story elements and...
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We're off to see the Wizard!

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore the process of play and movie making from books. They study the basic elements of drama and write and produce a play based on a chosen theme. Students explain the basic elements of a play by looking at "The Wonderful...
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The Gift of Life - Day 2: "Cell & Organelle Time to Tell" and "World in Color" (Chapters 2-4)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students complete a cell biology instructional activity and a color instructional activity based on The Giver. In this biology and reading comprehension instructional activity set, students examine cells using microscopes. They look at...
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The Marvelous World of OZ

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate the major themes in fantasy maps, expand basic map reading skills, write imaginative narrative essays based on the OZ map, and create their own fantasy map detail based on a core map.
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Creative Notebooks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore ways to present their notebooks to the teacher in a creative way. They might choose to present their notebook with a laundry theme, in a pizza box with different sections, a Wizard of Oz theme, a top secret FBI theme or...
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Homer/Scarecrow Worksheet

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this Pre-calculus worksheet, students consider a scenes from The Wizard of Oz and The Simpsons refering to the Pythagorean Theorem. Students analyze the statement for errors and write about another mathematical formula that they know....
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Social Media: Best Quiz Ever

For Teachers 5th - 9th
We're off to see the wizard—the computer science wizard, that is. Scholars create a personality quiz using the Scratch coding program. By answering the questions, they see which character from The Wizard of Oz they most closely resemble.
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Intro to Coloring

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
Programming without color is like watching the Wizard of Oz in black and white, you understand what's going on, but you lose the visual impact of the story. Here, we learn to add color to the images we are coding. Background, fill,...
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Myth Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between myths, legends, and folktales? From greek mythology and creation myths to heroes and heroines, here is a nice series of lessons for providing your kids with solid foundational knowledge about myths.
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The Golden Age of Hollywood

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Did movies save America during the Great Depression? Or did the Great Depression save movies? Learn more about the Golden Age of Hollywood with a video that covers the five major film studios, the colorization of big budget movies, and...
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Screenplays

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The biggest blockbuster of the year, the funniest romantic comedy, and the most emotional independent film all started in the same way: on the page. Young filmmakers learn about the role of the screenplay, as well as important parts of...
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A Wrinkle In Time: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Fathers and daughters often create a bond of great strength. Is Meg's bond strong enough to save her father? A Wrinkle In Time follows Meg and her friends as they find themselves in a supernatural world; Meg just hopes she finds her...
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Spiral Breeze Catcher

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in a creative project in order to investigate how a tornado moves. The use of a spiral catcher is used to model the movement of a tornado. Students also watch "The Wizard of Oz" to create context for the lesson.
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We're Off To Do Some Giving, Some Wonderful Giving to Others

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss why they should give to others and expect nothing in return. They watch scenes from the "Wizard of Oz" and note acts of giving. They create a chart of their findings.
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Rusting and the Scientific Method

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students observe the oil can scene with the tin man from a clip from "The Wizard of Oz" and answer the question, "What can we learn about rust from this scene?". They take 2 tubes and 2 nails, adding 1 salt packet to 2 ml of distilled...
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Lesson One: The Historian's Craft

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine a fairy tale villain (such as the wolf from the Three Little Pigs or the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz). Next, they complete a worksheet considering the challenges presented by historical resources.
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A Circular Journey To Imaginative Narrative Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
How do you end a narrative? Writers determine how imaginative narratives can be written as circular stories, including a logical ending. They listen to stories while completing an activity on the overhead about things that are real and...
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Great Depression: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Add this presentation to your unit on the Great Depression as a strong informational supplement. With clear learning objectives, details on the 1929 stock market crash, and the effects of the Great Depression (though it's spelled...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: The Climate Change Debate

For Students 9th - 12th
Is global warming all smoke and mirrors? Find out what your scholars think with this handout, which has them analyzing two political cartoons on the topic. Background information gives context, detailing the computer hacking during the...
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Pythagorean Theorem

For Students 8th - 10th
For this Pythagorean Theorem worksheet, learners use the Pythagorean Theorem to compute the hypotenuse, determine the perimeter and area of right triangles. This two-page worksheet contains 8 multi-step problems. Answers are provided at...
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It's All an Allusion: Identifying Allusions, in Literature and in Life

For Teachers 11th - 12th
To allude, or not to allude, that is the question: whether ‘tis better to make a reference and engage your audience or risk confusing them or sounding dated. After reading an article about, and loaded with allusions, class members take a...
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Proofreading Marks

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Getting ready for a peer editing session? Want to ensure that your class knows what your marks on their essays stand for? Provide your class with the list of standard editing marks. Pupils get to know the list by marking up a paragraph...
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Anti-Bullying Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Wicked is not just a Tony Award winning broadway musical. It also makes for a strong base to teach character education, specifically anti-bullying. Scholars listen, discuss, role play, and show what they know through a group presentation...
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The Scoop on Tornadoes

For Students 6th - 9th
Use an online interactive worksheet to guide your young scientists into the fascinating world of tornadoes! Links to weather articles from the National Weather Service and Planet Diary give clear explanations as well as visual depictions...
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Irony

For Students 9th - 10th
“And isn’t it ironic. . . don’t you think?” After a brief overview of the different types of irony, learners examine the lyrics to Alanis Morissette’s song, “Ironic,” identify the examples of irony used in the song, and analyze the...
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Map It!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read a story, identify the locations of different places in the story, decide the distance between each set of places in the story, and create a map with a legend. They select a story and work in pairs to develop a map with a...
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Nibble, Nibble, Little Mouse

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students complete activities to analyze points of view in different texts. In this point of view instructional activity, students read Hansel and Gretel and The Magic Circle and discuss the points of view. Students choose a character...
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Pythagorean Theorem

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students use the pythagorean theorem to solve problems. In this geometry lesson, students solve parts of a right triangle using the properties of the pythagorean theorem.
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Right Triangles

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this right triangles worksheet, students solve and complete 2 different types of problems. First, they take the case of an isosceles right triangle with a given leg and hypotenuse. Then, students find the sum of the squares of the...
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Macbeth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine patterns of imagery in Macbeth by using online resources. Students compare the patterns they see to those they've found in other Shakespeare plays. Then high schoolers draw conclusions about why Shakespeare might...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine patterns of imagery in A Midsummer Night's Dream by using online resources. Students compare the patterns they see to those they've found in other Shakespeare plays. Then students draw conclusions about why Shakespeare...
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Othello

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine patterns of imagery in Othello by using online resources. Students compare the patterns they see to those they've found in other Shakespeare plays. Then students draw conclusions about why Shakespeare might have used the...
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Merchant of Venice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine patterns of imagery in Merchant of Venice by using online resources. Students compare the patterns they see to those they've found in other Shakespeare plays. Then learners draw conclusions about why Shakespeare might...
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Leaping, Jumping, Hopping

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore loco-motor skills.  In this body movement physical education lesson, students leap, jump, and hop to music as they follow directions at several stations in the gym.
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Modern United States 1941 - Present -- Primary Access

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine events in recent American history. In this primary source analysis lesson, students explore several photographs and documents about the Cold War, Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War.
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Identifying Point of View 2

For Students 8th
In this identifying point of view 2 worksheet, 8th graders read 15 passages, identify the narrative perspective (from a list) then write an explanation for their choice.
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"I'm Melting!"

For Students 3rd - 4th
Third and fourth graders engage with a instructional activity designed to help them differentiate between melting and dissolving. After reading an informative paragraph about the two actions, they consider four scenarios, and choose...
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2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

For Students 2nd - 5th
Take a seat on the parade route with a holiday-themed set of word problems. Young mathematicians answer questions based on the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City, including finding the average number of members in a...
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Identifying Narrative Perspective

For Students 6th - 10th
To demonstrate their understanding of point of view, young readers identify the narrative perspective of excerpts from popular novels and then explain how they were able to identify the point of view of the passage.
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As You Like It

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use online resources in order to examine patterns of imagery in As You Like It. By comparing these patterns to those of other Shakespeare plays, students draw conclusions about the different reasons Shakespeare uses imagery in...
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Caesar

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine patterns of imagery in Caesar by using online resources. Students compare the patterns they see to those they've found in other Shakespeare plays. Then students draw conclusions about why Shakespeare might have used the...
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Hamlet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine patterns of imagery in Hamlet by using online resources. Students compare the patterns they see to those they've found in other Shakespeare plays. Then learners draw conclusions about why Shakespeare might have used the...
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Richard II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine patterns of imagery in Richard II by using online resources. Students compare the patterns they see to those they've found in other Shakespeare plays. Then students draw conclusions about why Shakespeare might have used...
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Mannequin

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners participate in an activity designed to stimulate creative thinking, encourage cooperation, and help students get acquainted using newspapers and masking tape. Learners must design and create an outfit for a member of their group.
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Classical Sounds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this literature based worksheet, learners find a recording of a classical novel, listen to the recording and then answer seven questions about the recording.
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Bookworm's Delight Challenge

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this books activity, students answer multiple choice questions about popular children's books. Students complete 10 questions.
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Famous Animals Quiz 1

For Students 9th - 12th
For this famous animals worksheet, students answer short answer questions identifying famous animals in books, movies, music, and more. Students complete 10 short answer questions.
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Point- vs. Non-point Pollution

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students differentiate between point and non-point pollution and determine how the different types of pollution are harmful to aquatic ecosystems. They complete a series of tests on a sample of "polluted" water and a sample of "pure" water.
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Sparkling Yellow Bottles

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create a water shaker based on the color yellow.  In this color lesson, students make their shaker with teacher help, and pick items to put in their bottles that are the color yellow. This lesson could be used for any color. 
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Trade Book Sheet

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the literature genre of fantasy with the reading of "Piggie Pie" by Margie Palatini. They create a recipe using the context of writing one for inclusion into the "Old Hag Cookbook". Students compare this recipe to...
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Mixed Prepositions 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this online/interactive prepositions activity, students fill in the blanks to complete sentences with the correct preposition choices. Students choose 10 multiple choice answers and check by clicking the Check button.
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Dogs- Canine Familiaris

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research dog species and breeds. In this dog instructional activity, students discuss breed of dogs, their personal experiences, and complete a Venn Diagram comparing breeds. Students use the research to analyze television shows...
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Creative Writing - The Five Step Story Process

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Using "The Five Step Process," and picture prompts, is a wonderful way to get your students excited about creative writing.
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Mannequin

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students design and construct an outfit for one member of their group using only newspapers and masking tape. This activity is designed to help students get acquainted with each other.
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The Circulatory System - Part I

For Teachers 1st
First graders consider what effect their behavior has on their health. Students make a fist to indicate the size of his/her heart. They complete a worksheet on the heart, coloring the arteries red and the veins blue.
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Reader's Paradise

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students visit the school or local library (or bookstore) to create short film or radio documentary that records a specific habit or ritual associated with reading, book buying, or book borrowing.
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Mannequin

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create an outfit out of newspaper and masking tape to be placed on one of their classmates. In this outfit lesson plan, students have 10 to 20 minutes to complete the getting to know you activity.
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Break Down

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders apply their understanding of the elements of plot structure and conflict to cooperatively create storyboards and speak effectively as they present their products. They create storyboards for some of the classic Disney...
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Fantastic Journeys

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers design a theme park attraction based on a fantastic journey from literature, film, or their own imaginations. They plan a multi-million dollar attraction based on a fantastic voyage from popular culture entertainment.
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And Tomorrow's Forecast Is...

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students create original short stories that feature distinctive weather phenomena, such as rainbows, snowstorms, tornadoes, thunder and/or lightning. They use a story map, imbedded in this plane, to help them organize their story.
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Film Character Picture Quiz

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this film character worksheet, learners are given pictures of characters in movies and they define the film. Students answer 12 multiple choice questions.
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The Best Part

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore reading comprehension by analyzing a book with their class. In this performing arts lesson, students read the book The Best Part and discuss the characters, setting and plot which is about a class performance. Students...
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Measurement and Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students read a story and measure distance. For this geometry lesson, students calculate the distance from a given legend. They create a map using the TI.  
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Exploring the "Goo-ey" Properties of Matter

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars follow recipes to come up with a gooey form of matter. In this gooey matter lesson plan, students take 2 days to make 2 different forms of matter and answer questions on worksheets.
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Read the Next Book

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this reading worksheet, students read the first novel from a series. Students may choose from a list of novel series given. When they finish the novel, students write about their favorite character and what they think will happen next.
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Carrot Coleslaw

For Teachers Pre-K
Students examine carrots. In this carrot lesson, students read books about carrots and make predictions about what will happen in the story. Students examine fresh carrots then make carrot coleslaw.
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Harry Potter: Upper Grades Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret symbols and metaphors from Harry Potter that refer to real-life political and social issues.
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Seeing What You're Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice visualizing what they are reading in this lesson. Students listen to the poem "The Moisty Morning." They are encouraged to visualize images of what they think the poem is saying. They then share their thoughts in a...
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Tall as a Mountain, Flat as a Plain

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students determine the names of various landforms and design a model of one. In this landforms lesson, examine a topographic globe by passing it around and feeling its surface. They sing a variation of "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the...

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