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The Important Thing About Reading

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Develop a class that values reading and sees its importance. Using Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book, readers create their own book modeled after the format shown. By taking ownership and developing their own reasons for reading,...
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The Important Thing About Reading

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine what is important about reading and complete a short writing using the format from Margaret Wise Brown's book, "The Important Book." They use complete sentences and correct punctuation.
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The Important Thing About A Family

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the ways families provide basic needs to their members. They listen to the book, The Important Book, by Margaret Wise Brown, and create a flip book that demonstrates the important things about a family.
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Powerful Language

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study word choice by authors.  In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the book The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown and discuss with their classmates the importance of an author's words.  Students create a...
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The Important Thing About Huntsville

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a class book and class PowerPoint presentation of their favorite things about their hometown of Huntsville based on the book "The Important Book" by Margaret Wise Brown. Each student contributes a digital picture of a...
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The Important Things About Nouns

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students review nouns by observing a Nouns PowerPoint and write nouns using handheld computers. They listen to Margaret Wise Brown's, The Important Book as a model for a class e-book about nouns which they publish.
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Bugs

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
This is not just a worksheet, but an entire set of activities and worksheets that can accompany any unit on bugs or insects. Little learners will hone early math and literacy skills as they create mini-books, discriminate between big and...
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The Golden Egg

For Teachers 1st
Get ready for a musical story time! First your young musicians review musical dynamics as they listen to and discuss the pitch and sound of each instrument you play for them. Then they talk about special words (mostly verbs) in the book,...
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Day and Night

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Good Night, Moon is a classic little ones absolutely love. It's a sweet book that can be used, as in this lesson, to start a conversation about the difference between night and day. After reading the story, the class brainstorms...
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Creative Writing Using The Important Book

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
How do you write a paragraph? First and second graders investigate what a paragraph is and discover its format. The teacher guides them in writing about an oreo cookie before they have the opportunity to use the template themselves. The...
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The Important Thing About Microsoft Word: A Poetry Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Computers are great tools. Use the Microsoft Word tool bar to get students familiarized with basic word processing skills. Students review elements of poetry, read poems from The Important Book, and compose a poem and publish it useing...
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Feelings

For Teachers K
Students explore feelings and facial expressions. In this social studies lesson, students read a story and identify the feelings. Students create a pumpkin to show the feeling of their choice.
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The Important Thing About Reading

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Third through fifth graders discover the importance of reading and plan a service project to provide books to children. First, they read the book The Important Book and then they brainstorm about the importance of reading. Afterward,...
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Celebrate A People!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore African-American students literature as an integral building block in empowering all students to a better awareness when reading and writing. They use as a productive Social Studies tool for overall understanding of the...
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What's Different About These Worms?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders observe three different worm models. They identify living and nonliving organisms using the Worm Model Characteristics. After discussing similarities and differences, they predict how the three worm models might react when...
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Making a Mini Worm Habitat

For Teachers 3rd
Students explore the process of converting organic waste into usable fertilizer. They observe how living and nonliving things interact with one another by making a mini-worm habitat.
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Three Worm Lesson

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders observe properties of three worms. In this living and non-living lesson, 3rd graders study characteristics of living and non-living worms. Students experiment to find how light, heat and moisture effects each of the worms....
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Making a Mini Worm Habitat

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create an earthworm habitat. For this worms lesson, 3rd graders construct a KWL chart about earthworms and research their habitat. Students create a mini habitat for their earthworms by using gravel, sand, cloth, and soil.
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My! What a Sky!

For Teachers 1st
First graders read "Goodnight Moon" or "Day And Night" and discuss what they see in day and night skies. They read and sing lyrics to the "Day and Night" song. They identify objects in the sky as day or night objects. They illustrate day...
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The Important Thing About Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write about the importance of reading. In this reading lesson plan, students listen to the book called The Important Book which is about the importance of reading, discuss it, and write about how they can take action to provide...
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Farm Animals ABC Book

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create an ABC book. In this language arts lesson, students create a page for an ABC book authored an illustrated by the class.
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The Important Thing About A Family

For Teachers K - 2nd
In this lesson students identify the ways families provide basic needs to their members. Students create and publish a booklet to display this information. This lesson is designed to have a class of older children buddy with the first...
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Word Identification and Recognizing Word Patterns using Goodnight Moon

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars identify word patterns and words from a selected list of content words in the text of Goodnight Moon.
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Predictable Chart/Sentence Building with "Goodnight Moon"

For Teachers 1st
First graders work on a series of modeled reading and writing lessons based on "Goodnight Moon." students work on pages of a predictable class book.

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