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Backpacking Checklist

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Use technology when preparing to get back to nature! If you lead outdoors education, camping, or backpacking field trips, here is a tool that will help you gather the necessary supplies. It is a collection of modifiable materials lists,...
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Backpacking - Lesson 3 - How to Pack a Backpack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young backpackers practice putting their supplies into their backpack according to a prescripted sequence on how to properly place their equipment. It is essential to follow the guidelines to have the correcet balance and ease of access...
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Backpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a BackpackBackpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a Backpack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Backpacking - Lesson 2 is part of an eight lesson unit on backpacking. This specific lesson is how to properly fit a backpack according to the length of a torso. Proper fit is important when carrying a load of substantial weight for...
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Backpacking - Lesson 8 - Backpacking Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Go backpacking on Mt. Rainier! Use this backpacking instructional activity as the culminating activity of the unit. The class puts all that they have learned to practice in this three day trip to one of the most beautiful mountains in...
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Backpacking - Lesson 1 - Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the essentials needed for a backpacking trip? What does minimum impact mean? What are some general safety tips? These are the things to think about when planning a backpacking trip. This instructional activity has handouts...
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Backpacking - Lesson 5 - Getting in Shape for the Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do you have to be in decent condition to go on a weekend backpacking trip? This resource stresses the importance of fitness in backpacking. There are many ways to get the legs, the lungs, and the heart ready for a strenuous excursion....
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Backpacking - Lesson 6 - What to Wear

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Backpackers should wear three layers: breathable material next to the skin, warming layer in the middle, and waterproof/windproof on the outside. This lesson is part of a unit on Backpacking. There are links at the bottom of the page to...
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Backpacking - Lesson 4 - Planning a Menu

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Going on a backpacking trip? You need to plan your meals and your snacks for sustenance. Help guide your pupils in the planning of healthy foods to take, and to make sure there is just the right amount. Have high schoolers pair up to...
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Backpacking - Lesson 7 - How to Build a Campfire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
For some, building a campfire is the best part about going backpacking. Learn what it takes to build a good campfire. Read the regulations about having campfire outdoors and make sure to follow the safety tips to prevent forest...
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Backpacking - Lesson Plans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A page of links lead to a number of lessons on backpacking. There are eight lessons, and within these lessons are links to other resources and to the entire unit.
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The Backpack Travel Journals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
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Backpack Math

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students use data regarding the weight of their backpacks to review the concept of percentage. They also discuss health concerns related to carrying a heavy backpack on a daily basis.
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Backpacking: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
In this backpacking activity, students fill out short answer questions about backpacking in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 11 questions total.
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Pack a Backpack

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
This activity is really cute and perfect for the littlest learner. They word through a pile of picture cards and sort them based on their initial phoneme or sound. Kids are given two backpacks, each with a picture card on it, they search...
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Backpacking In Europe

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
Adventure is the hook where algebra learners cooperatively plan a backpacking trip across Europe.  Before the adventurers know it, they are manipulating algebra equations to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit in order to predict the weather....
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Mi Mochila (My Backpack)

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Here is a way to practice using Spanish vocabulary about school. This exercise offers real-life examples of school items, oral practice, and ideas for working in pairs. Note: Using real-life examples is a great strategy in teaching a...
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Customized Handwriting: My Backpack

For Students 1st
In this customized handwriting:  my backpack learning exercise, 1st graders change the style, font and text, then print the learning exercise to practice printing and color the picture of the backpack.
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PE Back Pack

For Teachers K - 5th
What a great idea! Young athletes take backpacks with sports equipment home so they can practice their skills. Each backpack has different equipment to practice different skills. There are task cards in each of the backpack with...
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Coloring Sheets: Peacock and Backpack

For Students K - 2nd
In this word recognition coloring activity, students color the pictures of a peacock and a backpack as well as the sentences that represent each of them.
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Prepare for the Storm!

For Students K - 3rd
Severe weather can occur with or without warning. Being prepared for any situation makes chances of survival that much greater. A brief activity suggests a list of items for an emergency book bag. The first page provides 12 suggested...
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Backpacks and Hills

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This machines PowerPoint reviews effort and force in relation to work and informs students about different types of machines and the different ways forces are applied and how they work to increase efficiency.
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Organizing Properties

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Gain insight into how scientists group materials based on their properties, such as conductibility and malleability, with this informative and engaging video. First, molecules, atoms, substances, and elements are reviewed, then an...
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Getting Organized

For Teachers 6th - 8th
If you've ever peeked inside a middle schooler's backpack, you know how valuable a lesson on organization can be. Help class members organize their binders, study habits, and schedules with a set of collaborative activities.
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Coloring Activity: School Backpack

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
In this coloring worksheet, students color a picture of a school backpack with supplies. A reference web site is given for additional activities.
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La Mochila (The Backpack)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine objects, labeled in Spanish, that are common items found in a backpack. They write simple sentences in Spanish listing the items from the backpack.
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B is for Backpack

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early childhood letter Bb worksheet, students practice tracing the uppercase B and lowercase b lines before they form the same letters independently on the lines provided. A picture of a piggy backpack is included.
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Battle of the X-Planes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view a video about cost of materials. They work together to develop their own backpack taking note of the cost of materials. They create an advertisement to accompany their creation. They share their ideas with the class.
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Adaptive Backpack Checklist

For Students K - 2nd
In this backpack checklist worksheet, students check off 4 items to have in their backpack: pencil, folder, notebook and lunch bag. A website reference for additional resources is given.
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COLORING: BACKPACK

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this coloring worksheet, students are given a line drawing of a backpack. The backpack contains school supplies such as an apple, a book and a ruler.
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B Is For Backpack

For Students K - 1st
Learners trace dotted examples of upper and lower case Zaner-Bloser letter Bb. They use the blank primary lines to practice forming their own letters. A great worksheet which provides good, basic practice.
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Backpack-tivity: An @Home Learning Activity Number Tic Tac Toe

For Students 4th - 5th
In this addition and subtraction worksheet, students draw a tic-tac-toe grid and play the game using numbers 0-9 instead of x's and o's, respond to 1 short answer questions, and play the game once more this time using the numbers 0-12.
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Find the Differences: Students With Backpacks

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this finding differences learning exercise, students compare 2 pictures of students with backpacks, circling and listing the differences.
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Writing: Communicate Your Purpose

For Students 6th - 8th
Should schools ban backpacks? Practice persuasive writing with this activity, in which sixth graders identify the author's purpose in a short piece about banning backpacks. They complete a graphic organizer, choose a topic for their own...
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Setting Priorities & Organizing Goals

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Help your kids make and meet their goals with a straightforward worksheet. After putting their daily activities in order of priority, they write down three short-term goals for the week, three medium-term goals for the month, and three...
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English & Spanish School Word Cards for ELL

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Transition young English language learners back to school with this set of vocabulary cards. Addressing common classroom vocabulary like teacher, backpack, and crayons, this set of cards is perfect for developing the language children...
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Another Backpack Idea- The Button Bag

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students receive activity bags to bring home and share with their families. They are excited to have "homework" and they accomplish several skills by completing the activities within the bags. This is great for special needs students.
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Color the Pictures And Words

For Students K - 1st
For this coloring worksheet, students practice their small motor skills by coloring the words and the picture of the backpack and the face of the happy clown. Students color 2 pictures.
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Solving Word Problems with Percents

For Teachers 5th - 8th
There are 20 kids on a bus, 60% of them have blue backpacks. How many is this? The teacher shows how to solve a percentage word problem using proportion ratios.
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Back-to-School Word Search

For Students K - 2nd
Find the school supplies in a fun back-to-school word search. Using the word bank below, look for words such as backpack, glue, and stapler.
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What's My Property

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What exactly can we tell about an unknown substance by its properties? is the driving question of this physical science video focusing on matter. Here, scholars find the answer to the big question via investigation of what lies at the...
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Back to School

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
What do you put in your backpack? What are your best study tips? How do students in other countries prepare for the first day of school? Celebrate the start to a great school with a packet of materials for elementary learners.
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Understanding Water Activity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does water activity play a role in food spoilage? First, the learners think about which types of foods would be best to take on a backpacking trip based on the water activity of different foods. It then walks through why water...
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Backpack Facts

For Students 4th - 5th
In this probability learning exercise, students solve and complete 9 different types of problems. First, they define probability and relative frequency. Then, students determine the total possible outcomes represented in the table shown....
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Back to Homeschool Coloring Page

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this back to school worksheet, students color a detailed picture of a backpack with school supplies. The words on the backpack say "Back to Homeschool".
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BRIAN'S WINTER- LEARNING EXPERIENCE ONE

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create an item web once given the software package, Inspiration. Given the formula for volume, 8th graders decide on what items to bring according to the dimensions of the backpack.
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Backpack Bounty

For Students K - 1st
In this investigation instructional activity, students will sort a variety of objects and classify them according to different attributes. Objects include a paperclip, penny, and pair of scissors.
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Backpack-tivity An @Home Learning Activity: A Home Poem

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this poetry worksheet, students listen to the poem "An Ordinary Day," read aloud, talk about and respond to 1 short answer questions about rhyme scheme in their favorite poem.
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Backpack-tivity: An @ Home Learning Activity We're Off!

For Students 4th - 5th
In this schedule reading activity, students map a trip from their home to a national park, ask a family member to show them a bus, train, and plane schedule for the destination, learn how to read a schedule, discuss with a family member...
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The Things they Carried: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
To generate interest in and enable readers to connect to The Things They Carried, class members write about what they carry—both tangible and intangible things. The class then makes a list of these things and compares the list to...
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AVID Study Skills for All Students

For Students 8th - 12th
Researchers claim that learners retain only 10 percent of what they hear but 90 percent of what they teach. The study skills suggested in a presentation designed for AVID classes are based on learning research, are practical, and...
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The Outdoors Camping and Survival Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Equip young campers with the tips and strategies for a safe trip to the outdoors with a series of lessons. They learn how to start fires with and without firewood, keep warm in snowy weather, and purify water to make it safe for drinking.
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American Indian Art

For Teachers 3rd
Student complete a month-long unit on the symbolic and practical reasons for American Indian artwork. They explore websites, discuss elements of design, create an Indian backpack, Kachina Doll, weaving, sand painting, and totem pole.
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Pocket Possessions

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars read a descriptive passage and then write about an object in their purse or backpack in descriptive detail. In this writing lesson plan, students share their writing with a partner and pick out the best details.
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Combining Map and Compass

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice using the map and compass to find a location. In this geography lesson series, students identify basic requirements needed when traveling in the wilderness. They plan a healthy menu for a backpacking trip.
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Camping is Fun!

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this word meanings in context worksheet, students read the passage about camping and think about the meanings of the words backpack, campfire, route, compass, waterproof, scenery, chore, and wilderness. Students then label the drawing...
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Summertime -- Camping Memory Game

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars discuss the items needed to camp outside. They identify objects in a backpack and tell what the item could be used for. They hide the objects throughout the room and they are to find them.
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How Far To Mount Katahdin (Part V)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the relationship of hiking/backpacking and caloric consumption as well as to develop an understanding of diet, nutrition, cooking and planning skills.
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Migrating Math

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice estimating distance traveled while walking. Also can be used to introduce backpacking/hiking or as a daily warm-up. Measure the blacktop/cafeteria/playground, then determine how many times around make a mile.
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Stop Before You Leave!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Do the kids in your class have a problem with leaving items behind? Hang a sign with a whistling police officer on the door to remind kids to check that they have what they need.
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Home & School: School

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
What are some of the essential items and words students need to know for going to class? Designed for special education students but with a variety of applications, here you'll find a set of 12 picture cards that include images and terms...
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"Have and Has Song"–Rockin' English

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
A fun, rock n' roll beat and light-hearted example sentences make up this music video designed to support your instruction of perfect tense verbs, have and has.
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School Picture Cards

For Students K - 12th
Make the classroom a familiar place with both community and vocabulary! A set of picture cards prompt pupils to identify items typically found in a school or classroom setting.
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Sun Protection

For Teachers K - 6th
Primary graders become sun scientists and conduct experiments to learn about the beneficial and harmful effects of the sun and UV radiation. They also investigate their personal sunburn danger zones and learn about how to protect...
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Sun Blocks: Building a Foundation for Healthy Skin

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Here comes the sun! Primary graders engage in activities that teach them how to protect themselves from the effects of UV rays. They learn that each season (fall, winter, spring, and summer) offers its own special challenges so they...
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Cosas De La Escuela (School Supplies and Subjects)

For Students K - 8th
¿Estás listo para la escuela? Check your mochila for the materials you'll need for school with an engaging Spanish video that details a variety of school supplies and their purposes. Additionally, the video describes las clases de mate,...
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Learning area 5: Job Done!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Four activities conclude a unit through discussion and activities inspired by reflection. Scholars revisit their storybook from the first unit. Self-portraits showcase thought bubbles with written statements. Groups write and perform a...
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I'm Ready for School!

For Teachers K - 1st
In this back to school, school supplies worksheet, children see a drawing of a backpack, with outline of supplies. Each outline is labeled with a word of a necessary school supply. Students cut and paste.
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Back to School Logic Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this math learning exercise, students solve a logic puzzle using a chart to figure out which child wore which color backpack and was in what grade level.
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That's Heavy

For Students K - 1st
In this weight comparisons worksheet, students study the images of a paintbrush and can, tape and dispenser, crayon and box, paper clips, dog and puppy, and backpack and pencil. Students then circle the heavier object and underline the...
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Pick A Pack

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this spelling worksheet, learners read the words in five backpacks. Students make a line through the words that are spelled wrong. Learners draw a circle around the pack that has all three words spelled correctly with the "ck" ending.
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ESL: Biggest, Smallest, Best, Worst

For Students 2nd
In this ESL vocabulary activity, 2nd graders underline best superlative adjectives in sentences, answer questions about students in class, supplies in their backpacks and their country and complete a cloze paragraph. Questions have...
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Medieval Europe

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders point out Europe and gain knowledge of the countries in Europe. They successfully fill out a passport to get a visa to go on a pretend trip. They then list what they need on their backpacking trip to Europe.
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ESL: My School Bag

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this ESL word activity worksheet, students choose items from a list of school backpack items, drawing and labeling them on a picture of a backpack.
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Dora Connect the Dots

For Students K - 3rd
In this connect the dots learning exercise, students start at the dot by the number 1 and then connect the dots all the way through the number 31 to complete the picture. The completed picture is of Dora.
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ASL Lesson 8

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Another awesome ASL activity! Teach ASL to a special ed class, hearing impaired child, or for your own enrichment. This activity provides comprehensible ASL language development. Each highlighted blue area links to a video, printable...
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Monster Data

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An inventive lesson shows learners how to collect, organize, and present mathematical data. They access websites which lead them through a variety of ways to engage in data collection. They get to design and create graphs, and present...
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Hyperboles

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Turn hyper bowls into hyperboles that will take away the breath of your principal and learners with the knowledge available in this presentation. The PowerPoint provides very clear and accurate information that breaks down how hyperboles...
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Bill of Rights

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students work in collaborative groups to research an amendment of the Bill of Rights. They then design and present a skit that demonstrates and communicates the core values and concepts of the amendment to the class.
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Was - Were - Wasn't - Weren't

For Students 2nd - 4th
Check out this cute online interactive worksheet. Pupils fill in the blank for each of the 10 sentences with one of four helping or linking verbs. Verbs focused on include was, were, wasn't, and weren't.
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Types of Sentences

For Teachers 5th - 9th
What a great way to review sentence structure and writing skills! This presentation explores types of sentences such as declarative, imperative, and interrogative. it also covers writing skills, such as eliminating run-ons. The examples...
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Las Palabras Interrogativas

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Learn how to use the Spanish interrogative words: quien, que, and cuando in this PowerPoint. The correct use of these words are outlined and organized in great detail, followed by ten enrichment question for students to answer. Tip: Ask...
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Los Verbos Regulares: -ar verbs

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Learn how to conjugate -ar Spanish verbs with this colorful PowerPoint. Viewers will see examples of different regular verbs conjugated properly, practice choosing the correct forms, as well as translate twelve sentences from English to...
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The Workshop

For Students 5th - 9th
Peer editing is a big part of the writing process, and this worksheet will really help guide both editor and writer. Class members read brief editing tips and examine examples of helpful and not-so-helpful comments. (Consider projecting...
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First Aid Kit

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Here is the perfect resource to support learners in designing comprehensive first aid kits tailored to their unique location, budget, and needs. This is an excellent supplement to your instruction on emergency preparedness!
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Forearm Pass/Setting

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Here is a beautifully designed volleyball lesson plan on the forearm pass/bump and overhead pass/set. It includes a detailed multimedia presentation and set of instructional guidelines, skill cues, and lists of strategies for...
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Schedules and Routines: Grade 5

For Teachers 5th
Before diving head first into the year's curriculum, take time to establish clear routines and procedures for your classroom. Starting with how to set up a class schedule that meets the needs of fifth grade learners, this sample chapter...
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Heat Transfer

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use an exciting role play activity to teach young chemists about the importance of heat transfer in maintaining homeostasis. They assume the role of a dog sled owner who has been abandoned and must fend for themselves with only a few...
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Activity to Show Sample Population and Bias

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
There is bias in many aspects of our lives, and math is no exception! Learners explore provided data to understand the meaning of biased and random samples. The resource includes various data sets from the same population, and...
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Finding Equivalent Ratios Given the Total Quantity

For Teachers 7th Standards
Complete incomplete tables by using proportions. Pupils use information provided to complete tables based upon proportions. Class members use their knowledge of part-to-part ratios and totals to find the missing information. 
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Graphing Data

For Students 7th
Seventh graders solve and graph 10 different problems that include various questions related to data on a graph. First, they create bar graphs to display the data given. Then, pupils determine the random sample of a population listing...
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Compare Nonstandard Units

For Students 3rd - 4th
Looking for a solving word problems using nonstandard units worksheet? This one's for you. Learners use paper clips, ones blocks, footsteps, and handprints to measure lengths. Students solve six problems.
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Prepositional Phrases II

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Hidden within these sentences are prepositions; think your learners can find them? After first reading a brief explanation of this part of speech, young grammarians are asked to examine eight sentences, underlining the prepositional...
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The Benefits of Good Posture

For Students 4th - 12th
The importance of good posture, especially in the electronic age, is the focus of a short, cleverly animated video that reminds viewers to "stand up straight."
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Making Inferences (8)

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Kids examine the clues provided by a prompt to infer what will happen next. They then illustrate the short story.
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ELD Lesson Plan: Off to Adventure!

For Teachers 3rd
It's time for adventure! After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Lost and Found," "The Ballad of Mulan," and "The Waterfall,"), various vocabulary words about feelings, the wilderness, and different situations are...
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Introduce: Cause and Effect

For Teachers K - 3rd
Introduce beginning readers to cause and effect in a story by exploring it together. Learners make predictions about a book based on its cover, title, and a brief flip through the pages. They listen to an explanation of cause and effect...
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Spanish Worksheets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Practice makes perfect, and these worksheets will help your Spanish pupils prefect their use of definite articles, indefinite articles, tener que + infinitive, present indicative verbs with -ar endings, subject-verb agreement, and...
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My Book of Winter Words: A Mini Book

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Celebrate the arrival of winter with this printable book of wintery words. From snowman to fireplace, a total of six nouns are included with pictures that support children as they practice reading and writing the words.
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Possessive Nouns and Possessive Adjectives; Questions with Whose

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Be as possessive as you like with a grammar slideshow on possessive nouns and adjectives. Whether it's your suitcase, my suitcase, or his suitcase, elementary learners decipher the ways that possessive nouns and adjectives can modify a...
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Final Independent Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Finally ... the final project. As a culminating activity for the nine-part Intro to CS with MakeCode unit, scholars create a program within Minecraft that incorporates skills from the unit. They consider how to survive in the wild and...
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Compare and Order Length

For Students 1st
Learners examine four objects and identify each as longer or shorter than their hand. They order the four objects from shortest to longest and respond to a test prep question. A good worksheet for in-class work, or for a homework...
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Make Predictions: Time for School

For Students 1st - 3rd
Help younger learners review the concept of making predictions using this resource. They read a passage about a futuristic school in space, make predictions, and discuss the answers. This is a motivating experience that can get your...
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Sale Away - Enrichment 19.5

For Students 4th - 6th
Upper graders read and use a table of Dave's Outdoor Store Close Out Clearance Sale listing the items and percent of discount and answer word problems. They write five answers.
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Boxes & Blocks: Puffer Bellies and Box Cars

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students turn cardboard boxes into outdoor dramatic play. In this early childhood visual arts lesson, students explore cooperative and dramatic play outdoors by challenging children to create a train from cardboard boxes.
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Space Travelers

For Students 4th - 5th
Are you interested in space and space exploration? Read the passage "Space Travelers" and complete the two exercises that follow. The first has learners label the drawing shown with the correct vocabulary words. The second has learners...
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Electricity and Food: From Glowing Pickles in Citrus Batteries

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore electrical concepts and host a guest speaker. This lesson sets up guidelines for students to follow when they have a guest speaker. Students are primed to become actively involved in a lecture or discussion, while...
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Our Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 3rd
Your class will learn about natural resources and man-made items and differentiate between them. They chart resources from seven pictures and explain how each natural resource is used.
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First Grade Reading

For Teachers 1st
In this reading worksheet, 1st graders complete multiple choice questions about poems, letters, reading passages, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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The Lost Valentines

For Teachers K - 1st
Encourage caring and helpful attitudes by reading The Lost Valentines. Perfect to read near Valentine's Day, this story focuses on a boy losing all his Valentine cards at school and getting upset. Talk about feelings and how his...
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Los Verbos Regulares

For Teachers 6th - 7th
¡Vamos a practicar! Your beginning Spanish speakers need this well-organized, interactive PowerPoint to learn how to conjugate regular -ar verbs in the present tense. This resource provides scaffolding, and the slides build on one...
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Las Palabras Interrogativas

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Cuáles son tus libros? Teach your beginning Spanish speakers how to use interrogative words and form questions. Provide some opportunities for learners to use these new interrogative words in practice. 
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Snack in the Sack

For Students 1st Standards
Get those -ack words straight with a quick exercise. Class members read a short poem that includes quite a few -ack words and then complete three reading comprehension questions.
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Getting Ready for Kindergarten, Homeschool-Style!

For Teachers K
Experience learning alongside your child as you begin your homeschooling journey.
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The Mystery of Machu Picchu

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Make the exploration of Machu Picchu a real adventure with these innovative lessons.
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Possessive Adjectives

For Students 8th - 9th
This worksheet contains clear information on possessive adjectives. After explaining what a possessive adjective is in English, there's a chart for learners to complete to identify the Spanish equivalent of words like my, your, his, etc....
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Prepositions Can Show Positions in Space

For Students 7th - 9th
Answer the questions where and when with this handy prepositions worksheet. Twelve questions contain prepositional phrases for your class to find and label; the first one is completed as an example. The resource includes an answer key on...
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Reading Comprehension 5: Level 8

For Students 6th - 8th
Why is an atlas called an atlas? Because it is named for the Greek Titan, Atlas, of course. Young readers learn all about Atlas and atlases in a short passage used as the basis of a reading comprehension exercise. After responding to...
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Avoiding Run-on Sentences 2

For Students 6th - 9th
Can your class members identify simple and compound sentences? Do they know what a run-on sentence looks like and how to fix one? Use this resource as a activity or a quiz to assess your grammarians. 
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Magic Number Squares: school items

For Students 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers play magic number squares to review school related vocabulary words. The grid provided has 16 Spanish words, and the class needs to match the English translation to the correct Spanish vocabulary word. But how do they...
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Practice with Possessives

For Students 7th - 9th
Review possessives with your beginning Spanish speakers. In the first exercise, they translate simple phrases into Spanish. The second exercise requires them to rewrite phrases in Spanish using the de construction. They finish the...
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Picasso and Beyond!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After reviewing the life and art of Pablo Picasso, learners set out to create abstract, cubist, relief portraits. They'll draw, color, paint, and cut out portraits just like the ones Picasso created. The instructional activity is...
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Los Verbos Regulares

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How do you conjugate ar verbs in the present tense? Give your very beginning Spanish speakers some help with this presentation. Several common verbs are broken down into two parts: the stem and the ending. Once your class understands...
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When Will Teachers Get to Learn?

For Teachers 1st - 7th
A quick road map for training and support in the transition toward 1:1.
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Mini-Media Literacy Project

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Encourage your pupils to think critically about media and the messages media portrays. Starting off with a quick-write about pop culture, this assignment launches into a hands-on, collaborative collage project. After creating collages,...
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Back to School Sudoku

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Bring your thinking caps to this back-to-school activity! After cutting out the school-themed pictures on the page, paste them into a sudoku grid, making sure that each picture appears only once in each line.
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Possessive Nouns

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
How can you indicate possession in simple sentences? Two worksheets guide learners through various activities featuring possessive nouns, such as fill-in-the-blanks and underlining the correct noun. The last page presents an assessment...
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What Is Honesty?

For Students K - 2nd Standards
What else can honesty mean besides "not lying"? Using this worksheet, your learners will consider what actions are most truthful and honest given a variety of real-world scenarios and activities. 
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Subject and Predicate

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Dissect simple sentences with a slide show about subjects and predicates. With several examples and explanatory slides, kids learn to tell the difference between each sentence part, and use what they have learned on the sentences at the...
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Morning Routine Picture Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Mornings can be a challenge. There's so much to remember do in so little time. Foster self-efficacy skills in learners of any ability level or age and reduce stress with these morning routine picture cards.
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Let’s Go to Summer Camp: Higher Grade Bands

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Going to summer camp can be an exciting yet terrifying experience for kids. Whether or not your class members are going to camp, this lesson can be used to foster social, academic, and self-efficacy skills in learners of any age or...
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Celebrating Traditions: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders needing extra support will benefit from the materials contained in this 42-page packet designed to be used with the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt textbook thematic unit celebrating traditions.
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Metaphors: Understanding Comparisons

For Students 5th - 8th
Here's a metaphor worksheet that asks kids to identify the two things being compared and then to explain the similar characteristics that are being identified.
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Library Skills and Literature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
The library is such a valuable resource for kids of all ages. Help elementary readers learn all about parts of the library, text features for both fiction and nonfiction text, and different ways to find books that they want to read.
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Survival

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Equip young campers with important survival knowledge with a set of engaging lessons. Teammates work together to complete three outdoor activities, which include building a shelter, starting a campfire, and finding directions in the...
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Penny and Her Dad

For Students 5th Standards
A divorce can seem like everything's changing, but some things do stay the same. Read a passage about Penny and her parents, comparing and contrasting the ways her parents' houses are the same and are different.
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Los Verbos Regulares

For Teachers 6th - 12th
¿Qué haces ahora? Conjugate common Spanish verbs with a slideshow presentation that focuses on the present tense. As Spanish learners review personal pronouns and the parts of a verb, they work on forming the present tense with...
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Inferences

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Inferring text can be tricky, but practice makes proficient! Provide your scholars with the practice they need with this inferences worksheet in which learners read mini paragraphs and choose the best inference from four multiple choice...
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Don't Let Me Go "KA-BOOM!"

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Ka-Boom goes the land mine! Scholars practice responsibility with a game that takes them through a play zone riddled with obstacles. Pairs work together to cross the field, guiding one another without hitting a land mine. 
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Test Taking Hints and Strategies for Standardized Tests

For Students 3rd - 8th
Process of elimination is a valuable test-taking strategy, but what else can we teach our class about taking tests? Present a resource that promotes healthy eating and sleeping before taking a test, as well as suggesting reading the...
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How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer, a Computer?

For Students 6th - 12th
You see computers all the time, but do you really know how a computer works? The first installment of a five-part playlist explains the essential functions of a computer. The video describes, in detail, each of the functions: input,...
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Maori Dance, Songs and Meetings

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A great way to become acquainted with any culture is to experience their performing arts and examine their crafts. Immerse young explorers in the rich cultural traditions of the Maori of New Zealand with a resource packed with videos of...
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The Habits of Highly Effective Teens

For Students 7th - 12th
Sally and Joe both want the last cookie in the jar, so they split it in half. That's an example of a win-win situation, one of the many principles Sean Covey outlines in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Using the...
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How to Start a Poetry Journal

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Practice makes proficient! Using a journal of their choice, authors organize pages, then begin their writing journey of on-going writing practice in which they compose all poetic forms including diamante, limerick, free verse, and more!
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How to Create a “Found Poem”

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Writers compose an original found poem by searching for words that inspire them. Words are taken from everyday conversation, books, cut from magazines, the mail, or an already written poem. 
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Dangling Modifiers

For Students Higher Ed
You don't want to leave your modifier dangling! Using this worksheet, you can help students on their way to understanding how to modify sentences and to eliminate dangling modifiers.
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Conditional Exercise 6

For Students 5th - 10th
English language learners review the present and past conditional tense. For the 15 sentences provided, they conjugate the verbs in parentheses. The best part is that they can access a hint when they're confused! Simply scroll down, hit...
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What Do Your Feelings Weigh?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Love this lesson! Learners fill cans with slips of paper to identify positive and negative feelings. They connect negative feelings to weight, and discuss how negativity can get you down. What a wonderfully visual way for learners to...
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ELD: Talent Show

For Teachers 2nd
"Talent Show" is an ELD lesson planner that has beginning English language learners focus on expressing the author's viewpoint by using pronouns and noting details using adjectives. Additionally, 2nd graders will be asked to express...
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Possessive Pronouns

For Students 9th - 10th
It's quiz time! Assess your kids on their knowledge of possessive pronouns. There are 32 questions provided, and each has four multiple choice options. The 32 sentences are written in Spanish, and the answers are in English. Can your...
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What's important? Knowing your facts, yourself and your role models

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review safety rules about alcohol, tobacco and medicines. They learn healthy alternatives to using alcohol, tobacco and medicines. They recognize healthy and unhealthy choices
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Chinese New Year Celebration

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners participate in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year. They clean the classroom, wear red, display the Chinese character for luck and make dragon puppets.
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Polar Animals

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scientists explore some of the scientific equipment that is used by explorers during expeditions to the North or South Pole. Then, they have a relay race! All of the equipment is lined up at a spot 25 yards away from the lines. The...
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Going Nuts for a New Grade

For Teachers K - 5th
Students describe the practices they follow to get ready for a new school year. Using those practices, they create a list of resoultions that they might improve on during the new year. They complete a worksheet and share their answers to...
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A Sweet Drink

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate reaction rates.  In this seventh or eighth grade mathematics lesson, students collect, record, and analyze data regarding how the temperature of water affects the dissolving time of a sugar cube. Studetns determin...
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English - "What can I say?" - Sharing Ideas

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Prepare pupils to experience an authentic presentation. They will prepare themselves for giving speeches before their classmates. Then they discuss the introduction, body, and conclusion of a speech and then practice the concepts in...
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Camping Crossword

For Students 4th - 6th
In this camping crossword instructional activity, students use a set of 10 clues and a word box to complete a crossword puzzle. A reference web site is given for additional activities.
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Camping Challenge

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this camping learning exercise, students identify camping objects by answering multiple choice questions. Students complete 10 multiple choice questions about camping.
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Word Study: Plurals

For Students 3rd - 4th
Your little writers practice making nouns plural. They make nouns in 10 sentences (given in parentheses) plural and write them on a line that precedes each sentence. Next they write the plural form of 10 given nouns on the blank line....
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Using a Comma to Answer Yes or No

For Students 5th - 7th
Commas set off words. Review this concept with your beginning grammarians, and then give them this practice opportunity to drive the point home. There are several examples as well as a short passage with a list of accompanying questions. 
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Jobs Connected with Fossils

For Students 3rd
In this professions in paleantology activity, 3rd graders match jobs with six descriptions, then find eleven tools used in searching for fossils in a word search, answers included.
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Coordinating Conjunctions

For Students Higher Ed
As a review of coordinating conjunctions, this short activity could be useful. Learners are required to use a coordinating conjunction to combine two sentences in this 8 question worksheet.
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Personal Pronouns

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
Practice personal pronouns with a special focus on subject and object pronouns. Learners read 20 sentences and circle the subject or object pronoun in each. They note which is present with an S or an O.
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Types of Ratios

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Ratios can be written in a number of ways including whole to part, part to part, part to whole. For each problem, young mathematicians write the given ratio and classify it based on those categories. 
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Story Retelling Using Creative Dramatics

For Teachers K - 2nd
Doing things in the proper sequence is the focus of a solid language arts lesson. In it, pupils discuss the importance of doing things in the right order. Then, they pair off and read a short story together. They must retell the story to...
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Using Transitions in Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce the roots and concepts of transitions in a basic PowerPoint for junior high learners. It includes the Greek roots, definitions, recall questions to keep the pupils engaged, and a collaborative exercise where they practice what...
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Estimate and Measure

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Here is a great way to get kids to practice estimating the length of real-world objects. All you need to do is print and pass out the set of activity cards, the kids will do the rest. They write down the estimated length of each item in...
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Blending Quotations Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Quote integration is a step that is both necessary and difficult for young writers to master. Provide some practice with a quick exercise. Given a paragraph with bolded lines, class members write five blended quotations, incorporating...
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Star Student of the Week Letter

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Honor each individual in your class by setting aside a week for each learner. Send out a copy of this letter and the materials listed in it each week to the parents or guardians of a particular pupil.
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Spanish-English Picture Dictionary

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Instead of sometimes hard-to-decipher cartoons and illustrations, Spanish learners use a dictionary with photographs to prompt vocabulary.
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Le School Sac

For Teachers K - 6th
Students critique their own school bag by sketching and writing a detailed description of it. In this creative design lesson, students then design a more efficient carrier for their school supplies on paper. Students explain to their...
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Classifying Defending Information about Main Idea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars read and highlight important information gathered from text.  In this reading strategies lesson plan, students define classify and then classify the important information they find. Young scholars share and reflect on...
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Money Management

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students role play buying and selling items. For this economics lesson, students are given play money with which to purchase items, as well as value their own items for others to buy. Each student in the group works together to decide...
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Healthy Snacking

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this snack shopping list worksheet, students answer questions about healthy snacks and desserts and prepare a shopping list to purchase them. Students write 15 answers.
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Run-ons, Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

For Students 6th - 12th
In this sentence writing worksheet, students are given pairs of sentences with directions to form one new sentence using commas, semicolons and/or conjunctions. Students can self check or trade and grade using the answer key provided.
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Biome Project

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research a specific biome.  In this earth science lesson, students choose a project to complete that will display key characteristics of their biome.  Each project has a description of what should be included. 
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Fractions as Percentage and Decimals

For Students 5th - 6th
In this fractions, percentages, and decimals worksheet, students solve 14 problems where they must convert back and forth. Students are given numbers in fraction, percentage, and decimal form and are asked to change their form. 
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Comprehension Assessment

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a passage and answer five multiple choice questions based on inferencing.
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Capitalize Proper Nouns

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Learners practice capitalizing proper nouns with a straightforward activity. As they circle the proper nouns that need to be capitalized from each sentence, they write them correctly from the paragraph.
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What Would Halloween be Like Without the Ecuadorian Rainforest?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are given a number of typical Halloween treats and work in groups to determine which foods came from the Rainforest (chocolate) and which foods came from temperate regions (apples, popcorn) and treats that don't have...
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Do You Haiku? We Do!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders try their hands at writing Haiku, a form of Japanese poetry. Haiku is usually 17 syllables in three-line form. This engaging lesson has many excellent worksheets and website imbedded in the plan. They share their finished...
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Introduction to Technology

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students participate in an activity in which they must reach candy that has been placed far away from them, using only items they have brought to class. They discuss the correlation between technology, invention, and need as they apply...
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Kindergarten: Geometry in Our World (Centers)

For Teachers K
Students identify attributes in real-life objects and models of solids and connect these attributes to characteristics of shapes such as circles, triangles, squares, and other rectangles. They discuss the ability of the object to roll,...
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Froggy's First Kiss.

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this literature response learning exercise, students complete a variety of activities to demonstrate their understanding of the book Froggy's First Kiss.
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Printing Practice Letter P

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this printing worksheet, students trace 4 uppercase letter P's. The first box provides arrows that guide students in tracing the letter.
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Summary Selections: Activity Menu for Summarizing and Retelling

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this literacy worksheet, students engage in sixteen activities to summarize and retell what they have read. Activities include flip books for the Five Ws, sequencing, somebody wanted but so..., and literary elements. Activities will...
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Noun-Tastic

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this nouns worksheet, students rewrite 20 sentences. Students fill in each blank with a noun from the word box given. Students are also reminded that a noun is a person, place, or thing.
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Reader's Theater Script Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this reading worksheet, students perform a short reader's theater script based on the book Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night. Students take a part in this 4 character play and read or perform it.
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Useful Information - Fast Facts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
For this gathering information worksheet, students will read 3 websites menus about camping and hiking and mark the links that would provide the most useful information on the topic.
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What an Adventure!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
In this literature based worksheet, students read the short story "The Grizzly Bear," and then answer a checklist of ten questions dealing with chronological order, characters, dialogue, resolution and suspense techniques.
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Compound Words

For Students 3rd
In this language arts instructional activity, 3rd graders will focus on compound words. Students will read ten sentences and circle the compound words in each.
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What is Work?

For Students 7th - 11th
In this work learning exercise, students will match vocabulary words with definitions: joule, Newton, force, and work. Then students will answer 8 problems based on the equation: work = force x distance.
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Today's Brainstorming Problems

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this mind puzzle worksheet, students collaborate in a group to solve 4 problems involving math and vocabulary. The questions should be answered without much difficulty by group consensus.
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Predator-Prey Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate a predator-prey interaction in an ecosystem. Students use different size squares cut from paper to represent predators and prey. They simulate the interactions of the species by following instructions for the capture of...
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Compound Words: Dear Mr. Blueberry

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this compound words worksheet, students read a list of compound words and divide them into two-syllable words. Students write twenty short words that make compound words.
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"The Pine Park Mystery" Vocabulary

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this vocabulary from The Pine Park Mystery activity, students use the words in the word box to fill in the blanks and complete the sentences. Students fill in seven blanks.
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Measurement Concepts - Reteach 6.1

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
As children mature and develop coordination, they not only can use a ruler for measuing length, they become adept at measuring to the quarter inch! This worksheet provides practice reading a paper ruler printed at the top of the page,...
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Health Problem Series: Alcohol

For Students 4th - 6th
For this practicing scenarios and describing how to handle them worksheet, students read three scenarios about peer pressure and alcohol, write how they would react, explain their decisions and tell specifically what they might say or do...
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Tall Tale Sports Club enrichment 20.8

For Students 5th - 6th
In this comparing units of measure word problems worksheet, students test each story problem to determine if the claims are tall tales or small miracles and explain how they arrived at their conclusions. Students solve three word problems.
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Beached: Analyze Setting

For Students 6th - 8th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read the 1 page selection titled "Beached" and then examine the setting of the piece as they complete the provided graphic organizer.
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High School Bag Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design a bag that they would personally use to carry needed items to school. In this bag design lesson, students observe real bags and assess needs and wants for a new bag. Students brainstorm design solutions and render their...

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