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Syllable Activity

For Students K - 1st
Have young learners practice breaking apart multi-syllabic words. The entire word is written to the left and writers first copy the word adding a backslash, then write each syllable separately. The structure of this worksheet makes it...
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Ck words

For Students K - 1st
Designed for reading tutors, this “ck” words instructional activity asks young readers to trace the words and answer the questions that contain “ck” in them. The exercise contains 6 words and 2 questions. Encourage advanced...
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Snappy Solutions, Sizzling Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
An examination of the figurative language in Gwendolyn Brooks’ To Young Readers challenges your writers to think about the richness of language. Ask your class why Brooks says, “Good books are bandages.” This discussion of alliteration,...
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Lesson Plan 10: Beginnings

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Lead young learners through the process of crafting a beginning for a novel.  After an illustrated explanation of the four classic beginnings (at the beginning, at the inciting incident, en media res, or at the end) class members are...
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Comparing The Jungle with Fast Food Nation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Where's the beef? Should you eat it? Young investigative journalists are asked to read excerpts from Upton Sinclair's 1906 The Jungle, and guided by a list of questions, compare Sinclair's muckraking novel about in the Chicago...
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Understand Figurative Language: "Read Between the Lines"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This is a useful phrase for your learners to have in their vocabulary, and a great way of reviewing the meaning of an idiom. "Read between the lines" is both verbally explained as well as illustrated with simple drawings. As the last...
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In Your Own Words... Paraphrasing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How can you put a passage in your own words without changing the meaning of the original text? That is the question facing many young researchers. The advice modeled in this presentation is that writers read the passage carefully,...
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The Power of Youth: Movements Past & Present

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Encourage your class members to get involved in the quest for social justice with a instructional activity that focuses on youth movements that have created great change.
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Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man in the Spotlight

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is the most frequently cited novel for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Open Response Question. Those new to using the book and and veterans as well will find the teaching strategies, the...
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Are Perpetual Motion Machines Possible?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
As part of a larger series, an informative video introduces the concept of perpetual motion machines and the science proving they don't work. The narrator then shares machines that appear to work and highlights the hidden sources of energy.
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Story Starters: Woodpeckers' Park

For Students 2nd - 4th
A great Earth Day and environment assignment, or even a basic creative writing lesson, this prompt helps students to begin the story of Woody and Woodruff, two woodpeckers who don't like litterers! Both a picture and an introduction can...
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Flopsy, Mopsy, Eleanor, and Beatrix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars read "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and view the photos of the pets that inspired Beatrix Potter to write. They then select a different book to read from the University of Pennsylvania's website or from the public library that...
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Help With Paragraphs: Writing A Paragraph

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars complete exercises to practice writing a paragraph. In this paragraph writing lesson plan, young scholars work in pairs to complete activities that require them to read sample paragraphs, organize sentences in sequence,...
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Trait Variations for Survival

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young learners examine how different traits could give one organism an advantage over another. In groups, they view two different organisms in different environments. To end the lesson, they complete a Venn Diagram on the two organisms...
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James Welch's Fools Crow

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the history of Montana's Native Americans by reading James Welch's Fools Crow. Set shortly after the Civil War, the novel focuses on a young Blackfoot Indian and his tribe. Over the course of several weeks, class members...
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Until Then I Had Only Read About These Things in Books

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students read assigned text about the World War II. In this Holocaust survival lesson, students identify the mass murders associated with Adolf Hitler's Nazi party and read stories of young men who narrowly avoided the death camps....