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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Reading Comprehension)

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the eight planets in our solar system. Use this collection of reading comprehension worksheets to check young astronomers' understanding of reading informational text....
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Comparisons and Contrasts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Paying attention to details is the heart of compare and contrast activities. The resources in this collection are designed to get learners thinking about how objects, ideas, characters, and/or situations are alike and how they are...
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Organizing the Sections of Our Constitution

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young writers use the Iroquois Constitution as a model to help them organize their own class constitution in the seventh lesson of this unit. Using this historic text helps students better understand the structure of this type of...
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Organize Ideas in Informational Writing Using Headings

For Students 4th Standards
Can your fourth graders use headings to organize their ideas? Help them format their research papers with paragraphs and headings to break up different ideas. The eighth video in a series about informational text takes them through the...
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Organizing a Store

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
When provided with multiple objects, how many ways can the class organize and display them based on predetermined factors? Assist class members with a handy activity—theoretically teaching them concepts to understand periodic table...
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Organize an Informational Text

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
An organized outline is at the heart of a well-developed essay. Using a strategy of constructing boxes and bullets, your young writers will learn how to take the main points of their essay, add appropriate supporting details, and then to...
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Finding Resources: Organizing and Taking Notes

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders conduct research and make note of it. In this research skills lesson plan, 7th graders select questions to investigate and locate appropriate resources for research. Students take notes and organize those notes to prepare...
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Find Answers to Research Questions by Skimming Texts

For Students 4th Standards
Fourth-grade writers get the skinny on how to skim texts to find answers in the third of nine videos designed to support research reading and writing. Using a unit on Native Americans as the context, writers complete the second section...
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Organize and Sequence Events in a Narrative

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
After reading "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, middle schoolers respond to the text through a fictional narrative. An informative video starts out by reviewing the steps of the writing process. The narrator then walks the...
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Evernote

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Here is an app version of a powerful tool that allows you and your students to have one place where you can capture, organize, and share items in multiple media formats.  The different uses for this app are as varied as your ideas and...
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Planning Writing: Bullfrog Information Paragraph

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Lesson ten in this unit for the book Bullfrogs at Magnolia Circle, prepares third graders to begin writing an informational paragraph about the adaptations of bullfrogs. First, young writers work either independently or in pairs to...
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Discussion Guide for Heart of Darkness

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Reading and discussing Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is not for the faint of heart. The dark, ambiguous, and complex novel is one of the most frequently cited books on the AP Literature exam. The questions in this guide ask readers...
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Discussion Guide for Handmaid's Tale

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Great literature discussions are a consequence of carefully crafted questions, interpretative questions that permit more than one response, and responses supported by specific evidence from the text. The discussion questions in a guide...
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Collect and Organize Data - Practice 14.1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this data collection worksheet, students read the word problem and study the tally chart about favorite sports. Students then use the information in the chart to answer the questions. Students then use the list about students'...
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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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Plan Writing for an Informational Text

For Students 4th Standards
If you have a few minutes to spare in your informational text lesson, use a video about planning your writing. Helpful graphics, such as a KWL chart, and narration show fourth graders how to use a table of contents to write their...
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Organize an Argumentative Essay Using a Persuasion Map

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Try out a persuasion map to help your pupils plan their argumentative essays. The video models how to analyze the writing assignment, find useful details in previous notes, and write two topic sentences. Class members can follow along...
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Organize and Present Information

For Students 4th - 6th
In this organizing and presenting information worksheet, students read a paragraph and examine a table before they respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the information.
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Text Structure

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Here's a packet of graphic organizers that deserves a place in your curriculum library. Included are descriptions of and rationale for using various paragraph organizational structures, references sheets, and nine different graphic...
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Text Structure: Features and Organization

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Teach learners how to interact with both fiction and non-fiction text with a packet of activities and worksheets. After looking over text structure and the difference in text features between different types of writing, readers analyze...
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Organizational Patterns Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Ask your class to identify the organizational pattern of any informational text you are reading. The worksheet provides six different types with definitions that pupils can refer to as they read. They must identify the pattern and back...
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Summarize Chunks of Text

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Authors, particularly authors of articles and other informational texts, organize their ideas into sections or chunks. Often, pupils will rush through a text or scan over it without really taking any of it in. Readers can deepen their...
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Writing to Explain: Gathering Details and Organizing Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th Standards
The first in a series of writing lessons included in a unit study of the Iroquois focuses on gathering information needed to craft a paragraph. Writers use the included four-square graphic organizer to record a topic sentence, details...
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Integrated Unit on Grammar and Writing

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Identify literary devices (alliteration, repetition, allusion, etc.) that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Middle schoolers go on to identify the literarcy devices Malcolm X used in "The Ballot or the...
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Sticky Note Discussions

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Scholars use sticky notes to increase reading comprehension. They read a book selection and stop periodically to place sticky notes on items they want to discuss. They then write a short note, summary, or question on the sticky note to...
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Pairing Texts: Understanding Brown v. Board of Education’s Impact on Carlotta’s Journey

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars work in groups to compare excerpts from Brown v. Board of Education and A Mighty Long Way. They use the Paired Text note catcher to organize their thoughts and divide the work by using a jigsaw activity to track Carlotta's...
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Analyzing Nonfiction Text Elements - Editorials

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Examine the text features of non-fiction. Start the lesson by reading editorial samples provided by their instructor and analyze the texts for word choice, details, and organization. An editorial example and graphic organizer are...
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The 5 Types of Text Structure

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Developing an informational text is like designing a building—if the structure is weak, it will not stand. A language arts video provides an overview of the five types of text structure. A catchy song and specific examples help give a...
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An Introduction to Prahalad and Hamel’s Core Competence of the Corporation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you want to get ahead in business, is it better to foster collaboration between departments, or to allow specialists to work on their own projects? A short video introduces C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel's 1990 work, The Core Competence...
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Collect and Organize Data: Problems Solving

For Students 4th - 5th
In this collecting and organizing worksheet, learners complete the tally chart that helps them organize information from the list. Students then answer four problems about the tally chart and finish with two word problems that further...
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Collect and Organize Data: Homework

For Students 4th - 5th
In this collecting and organizing data worksheet, students use the tally chart for the students' eye color to answer the first two questions. Students then survey their family for eye color, record those results in a tally chart, and use...
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Collect and Organize Data - Reteaching

For Students 5th
In this data collection learning exercise, 5th graders examine the steps for completing a survey and organizing the data in a table. They complete the frequency column in the table and answer 5 questions based on the data.
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Collect and Organize Data: Reteach

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this collecting and organizing data worksheet, students use the information based on the survey question, 'what is your favorite sandwich,' to answer the questions. Students complete a tally chart and then answer the remaining four...
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Understanding Informational Text Features

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Everything you need to know about informational text features can be found in this resource. Recognizing these types of text features and how they are used in text allows readers to better understand information. Teachers can use this as...
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Text Organization: Compare and Contrast

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop skills for comparing themselves to another person. They complete a Venn diagram to compare two items. Additionally, pupils discuss their Venn diagram where they compared themselves to another person including 5...
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Many Younger Facebook Friends "Unfriend" the Network

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
"Sometimes I feel really sad after logging onto Facebook..." Learners read a news article written in 2014 about several former Facebook users who have deactivated their accounts, and then respond to both text-based and discussion...
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Analysis Frame: Informational Nonfiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Picking apart an informational text can be tricky, but having the right questions to ask can certainly help the process. Begin with the basic questions about the topic, main idea, support, and purpose before moving on the the in-depth...
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Writing a Technical Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Synthesizing and analyzing information is an important skill for future adults to practice. With field trip Earth, they should choose a topic that interests them (or you could provide sample topics), obtain background information, and...
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Using Details from Nonfiction Text to Organize Sequence of Events

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Is it important to do things in a certain order? Yes, especially when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or so your class will learn in a lesson on sequencing. After guided practice, class members generate their own “how-to”...
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 9-10: Music and Technology

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Encourage your class to explore their curiosity with a lesson on the research process. After pupils choose a topic of interest, they produce a research paper with textual evidence on their findings. They learn how to assess sources,...
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Collecting and Organizing Data

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders collect data and organize the data into a chart using computer technology.
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Text Messaging is Time Consuming! What Gives?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The more you text, the less you study. Have classes test this hypothesis or another question related to text messages. Using real data, learners use technology to create a scatter plot and calculate a regression line. They create a dot...
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Growing Minds: Garden Planning

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
School gardens are rich in cross-curricular learning opportunities! Excellent ideas put learners in charge of organizing and planning. Begin with a book about gardening (recommended titles provided), and discuss learners' prior knowledge...
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Collect and Organize Data ELL 6.1

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this collecting and organizing a survey data worksheet, learners review by looking at pictures and reading sentences, and fill in blanks with words from a word bank. Students write four fill in blanks answers.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 12

For Teachers 9th Standards
What happens when a tenuous grasp on sanity begins to slip? Compare Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and Emily Dickinson's "I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain" with a lesson focused on the development of a common central idea. High...
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How To Write a Social Studies Outline

For Teachers 5th
One of the keys to success in school is organization. This resource leads learners through the process of creating an outline for a chapter from a social studies text. In addition, they review facts they have learned in their class...
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Book Discussions in a Reading Partnership

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Do you have a lot of different reading levels in your class? Pair kids up by level and have them choose a book to read independently. They will make predictions, ask questions, make connections, etc. Consider creating a general reading...
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Order! Order!

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Polish organization skills in your youngsters. With this lesson, they are introduced to the trait of organization and participate in activities that reinforce organization. They cut apart a familiar story, receive different parts of the...
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"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
What kind of rhetorical devices did Patrick Henry use in his famous speech that convinced the colony of Virginia to organize a militia and fight in the American Revolution? Pupils analyze the speech text and then discuss what it takes to...
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English Language Arts Examination: June 2016

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The English Language Arts Examination handout contains a variety of multiple-choice questions to assess reading comprehension, in addition to a source-based argument essay and text-analysis response prompts.
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Alphabet Organizer

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students practice organizing their vocabulary words in an online organizer tool. In this vocabulary lesson, students read a text and take notes. Additionally, students organize their vocabulary words into an online "Alphabet Organizer"...
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Factual Information Text Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
When reading informational texts, young readers often need help processing the evidence or facts presented in the text. Use this worksheet to help your class organize the information presented in a text, therefore more easily understand...
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Plan the Structure of a Written Response by Rereading the Text and Generating a List

For Students 4th Standards
Learn the first steps to writing an explanatory essay: creating a structure! While there are lots of ways to organize your ideas, this first of six lessons focuses on creating lists of related information after taking notes on a text....
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Word: SmartArt Graphics

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible to communicate information with graphics instead of text? With an informative video, scholars discover how to use SmartArt in a Microsoft Word document. They learn how to add text to a SmartArt graphic and how to organize...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “Doping can be that last 2 percent.”

For Teachers 7th Standards
Even the most thrilling sports career can end in an asterisk if the player uses performance-enhancing drugs. Focused on the topic of doping in sports, a seventh grade unit breaks down the arguments for and against steroids in five...
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SOAPStone

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Have your learners use the SOAPSTone strategy to help organize their analysis as they read and prepare to write. This template provides space to write in the name of any document and a space for taking notes on each of the elements of...
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Documenting Research: Sorting and Recording Information About the Wheelwright

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders practice using a graphic organizer to record their notes and answer text-dependent questions while supplying evidence of how they found their answer. They focus on a machine called the wheelright, which was commonly used...
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Short But Sweet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After analyzing and evaluating news summaries found in the New York Times "Week in Review" section, middle schoolers study the steps for summarizing a news article briefly and accurately. They write two news summaries: one on a newspaper...
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About Frogs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Following a reading of Frogs by Gail Gibbons, young scientists write about one fact they learned from the reading to include in a class book about frog facts. Class members illustrate their sentences and add a title page and a table of...
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Organize an Argument

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Prepare your pupils for a debate or argumentative writing assignment. Students can use the two columns here to take notes on two different arguments about the same topics. They then note down their own positions and briefly explain their...
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How Does It Work?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Teach young learners how informational texts are organized and formatted. Have them read the short, three-paragraph passage about spiders before answering questions about the basic format of the text. 
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Organizing Information

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Teach your readers how to read informational texts. Part of reading this type of text is recognizing the organization and format of the writing. The learner will read three short paragraphs about tigers before answering some basic...
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Organization Outline

For Students K - 12th
Forming a strong organizational outline is important when reading a complex text, writing an informative essay, or analyzing a complicated problem. Use a straightforward organization outline to teach learners about concept mapping.
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 1

For Teachers 11th Standards
When is a word more than just a word? Scholars examine the significance of a word used by W.E.B. Du Bois in "Of Our Spiritual Strivings." Readers carry out a deep discussion of the use of the word problem in the text. After sharing ideas...
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Elements and Their Properties

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How did ancient scientists classify elements? Answer this question and others as young chemists create a device to test the properties of various elements. They classify elements as metals or nonmetals, learn to differentiate between...
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Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
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Get Your Organisms Organized

For Teachers 6th Standards
From large to small, show your class how to organize them all! Included within the guide is everything you need to take their knowledge of classification from the cellular to the species level. The worksheets focus on building vocabulary...
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Who's Got Page 10?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students participate in an activity that is aimed at increasing their organizational skills. They reorganize magazines that have been taken apart and scrambled.
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Adventurous Magic

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students organize writing based on the book Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher and write about an item they need in a magic store. In this writing activity, students pick an item in the story in the Elives' Magic Supplies and write a...
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This is my Story: Task 3 Day 1-2

For Teachers 6th Standards
As part of a larger unit, this portion focuses on drafting and organizing information after analyzing three different literary mediums that convey a similar topic. They complete a carousel activity where they move from station to...
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I Can Identify a Nonfiction Writer's Main Idea and Supporting Examples

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Use this page to quickly identify the central idea of a text and organize ideas for writing an informational or explanatory text. The worksheet is split into two parts. In the first part, pupils note down the main idea and supporting...
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Final Topic Selection

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Read The Quicksand Book by Tomie dePaola while taking notes about the story.  Perform a read-aloud, and work your way through the text with your youngsters. With this plan, learners also write about ideas from a previous day, and detail...
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Tell Me More

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders demonstrate research techniques in addition to endeavoring to display focus and stay on topic. Using books and stories, they gather, organize, and share information about a topic. Additionally, they explain to the class...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The details in the new Common Core standard for producing informative/explanatory texts is different from what you have in your current curriculum, and now you are confused on what to do. Keep calm and carry on, because not only does...
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Mardi Gras

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Take a trip to Mardi Gras with a festive reading packet! After class members read an informational article about the history and celebration of Mardi Gras, they think about the structure of the passage by unscrambling words, filling in...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
You want your class to meet all of the Common Core standards, and here is one way to tackle the first speaking and listening standard. Given a theme to focus on from "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Leo Tolstoy, small groups come up...
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Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers K - 1st
The last lesson in a series of three lessons, this plan is designed to have young readers further explore fiction and nonfiction books. They will compare and contrast the characteristics of each genre using a Venn Diagram to organize the...
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Classroom Setup: Kindergarten

For Teachers K
Whether you're planning to set up your classroom for the start of another school year or just need a change of scenery, this sample chapter taken from a Responsive Classroom book provides suggestions for making the most out of your...
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Organizing Online Notes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore teacher selected sites on the Internet for specific information.  In this organizing online notes lesson plan, students are guided through an online lesson plan, to taking notes from the Internet. Students view sample...
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Writing: Planning and Organizing

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the five step prewriting process used before writing essays. They select a common topic and determine the purpose,and audience for the essay. They list examples in daily life where planning and organizing are...
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How Can We Organize Study of a Given Place?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders embark in discovery of basic facts about an assigned continent and are asked to organize their information into categories. The Five Themes model is taught and students reshuffle their information appropriately.
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Creating Ideas and Organizing Thinking

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine the concept of developing ideas and organizing their thinking. They create concept maps and graphic organizers using Inspiration software, and develop a concept map for their own subject area.
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Organize Data

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this organizing data worksheet, students complete the tally chart for 'Votes for Team Mascot' and then use the chart to answer the six questions.
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Creating Ideas and Organizing Thinking

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students use the computer program "Inspiration" to organize ideas and information. They create concept maps as well as other graphical organizers.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 15

For Teachers 9th Standards
The Haitian Revolution takes center stage as class members analyze a passage from Sugar Changed the World and consider how the authors select, present, and organize events to show how the tensions between the concerns for freedom and...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
The opening exercise in this instructional unit introduces class members to the writing process they will follow to craft an informative, expository research paper that addresses their research question. To begin, writers are asked to...
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Christmas Around the World Part 1

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
A creative lesson shines a spotlight on Christmas celebrations throughout six different countries. Scholars read an informative text and share their new-found knowledge with their peers. After hearing about each country, pupils choose...
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Let’s Look Around!: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of a unit created to provide extra support by way of chants, grand discussion, and practice worksheets. Topics covered include; double final consonants, blending sounds, plurals, high frequency words,...
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Ordering Stories

For Students 1st Standards
What happened first? Learners examine four sets of images to sequence events using ordinal numbers. There is an example to get them started, and the first two have three pictures to organize. The final story is more challenging with four...
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Organizing One’s Thoughts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the organization of written pieces. In this writing skills lesson plan, students examine transitions, repetition, parallelism, and other organizational patterns in writing. 
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Collect and Organize Data

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this collecting data vocabulary activity, students choose the word in parentheses that best completes 6 sentences involving the collection and organization of data.
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Collect and Organize Data

For Students 5th
In this data collection activity, 5th graders examine the steps for making a survey. They complete the frequency column in a data table and use the information to answer 5 questions. They complete one word problem based on the table...
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Collect and Organize Data: English Learners

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this English Learners vocabulary acquisition worksheet, students look at the pictures and use context clues to understand the bold words survey, record, tally, and results. Students then use those words to complete the sentences.
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Organize and Present Information

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In these research skills worksheets, students read the information in the box and then answer the questions that follow. Students also study the table and answer the questions about the information.
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Reading Comprehension: History of the Periodic Table

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Although the article that launches this lesson is about the history of the Periodic Table, the objective is reading comprehension. Using the eight-page informational text, learners answer five comprehension questions and craft one essay....
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Biographies: Reading Strategies and Sequencing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle schoolers study the text structure of a biography with this worksheet. They practice comprehension strategies through reading breaks and discussion, and apply comprehension in group work. Use this instructional activity to compare...
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Making Evidence-Based Claims: California Commonwealth Club Address - Cesar Chavez

For Teachers 7th Standards
The most effective way to support an argument is with clear and relevant evidence. As seventh graders read and listen to Cesar Chavez's California Commonwealth Club Address, they work through five sections of a textual analysis unit,...
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Concept Muraling

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Concept muraling helps learners improve their comprehension of a text by giving them a way to organize their understanding of the key concepts in that text. Introduce readers to this process with a carefully scaffolded lesson that models...
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The Declaration of Independence

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Guide teenagers through a study of the Declaration of Independence. Learners read the document, keeping a guiding question in mind as they examine this primary source. They then respond to three questions relating to the text and the...
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Treasure Island

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Simple yet convenient: this resource is a real treasure! Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel, Treasure Island, engages readers of all ages with its tales of treasure maps, buried gold, and pirates. With a sleek eBook, learners can...
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Writing Arguments in Response to Nonfiction

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Emotional appeal or argument? That is the question. An informative lesson helps your class recognize the difference between a logical argument and an emotional appeal and learn how to craft an argumentative response. Writers develop a...
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Paired Passage Practice and the Extended Response Question

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How do pupils relate paired passages to each other? Here's a resource that helps! The lesson includes a short story and a poem as a set of paired reading passages, followed by some analysis questions. It also includes an essay template...
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Expert Groups: Research 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Continue on. Scholars continue the research they began in their expert groups in lesson six. They read text and task cards from their research folders and share what they have gathered in research thus far. Individuals then spend the...
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An Introduction to Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why was Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War so influential in his time, as well as in modern politics? Learn about the distinctive features of the text, including its lack of adherence to divine influence, and the details of...
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Paragraph Development

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
There's no set length for a good paragraph, but the short block of text should contain key components. A handout on paragraphs, the 12th in a series of 24, outlines a five-step process for paragraph development. Additionally, the handout...
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World Cafe: Analyzing Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?”

For Teachers 8th Standards
May I take your order? Scholars read "Ain’t I a Woman" and participate in a World Cafe. They work in small groups to discuss various text related questions, and then complete a Note-Catcher sheet to organize their thoughts. For homework,...
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Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “E pluribus Unum”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Out of many, one. Guide eighth graders through a historical exploration of American immigration policy with a research unit. Individuals craft their arguments to develop a position before organizing and presenting their evidence-based...
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Planning Writing: Making Notes for the Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Encourage your young writers to thoughtfully plan and organize their work. First, model how this is done and vocalize your thought process as you work. Next, create a class list of strategies that they can use during independent writing...
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Personal Narratives That Pop!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Crash! Bang! Pop! Every good narrative begins with an attention-getting hook. Through a narrative unit, pupils learn to show, not tell, combine sentences, organize their ideas, and eventually publish their own personal narratives. The...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 10

For Teachers 11th Standards
To write an essay or not to write an essay—that is the question! Scholars complete a mid-unit assessment based on their study of Hamlet. They write essays analyzing how Shakespeare develops Hamlet's character in relation to other...
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Expert Research Groups: How the Traffic Signal and Airplane Met Society’s Needs, Part 1

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewWhere would society be without the TV? Working together, scholars complete an anchor chart about the invention of the television. Additionally, pupils complete vocabulary cards for key terms from the unit and organize them on a metal ring. 
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Inevitable Accident or Wrongful Act: Judging the Titanic Disaster

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThe unsinkable ship that sunk. Scholars review the case against the White Star Line following the tragic loss of life from the Titanic disaster. Academics read documents and organize them into arguments for and against the cruise line....
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Comparing/Contrasting

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Comparing and contrasting goes beyond beyond obvious differences—it includes critical thinking skills, too! Through a short video, writers learn how to organize ideas within a compare/contrast paper. The video highlights different styles...
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Comparing and Contrasting

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Not all compare and contrast assignments have writers compare and contrast in the same way. Some only ask for comparisons, others only ask for contrasts, and many require more focus than a simple list of similarities and differences....
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Planning Content of Informative Consumer Guide: The Issue of Overfishing and Fish Depletion

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewLet's get organized! Pupils organize the information they have gathered about overfishing into a Quote Sandwich graphic organizer in preparation for their informative consumer guides. Next, they engage in a pair share activity to discuss...
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Advanced Word

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you manage the formatting of a lengthy document, like a research paper or dissertation, in Microsoft Word? Discover how to use built-in tools to organize research and citations in a Word processing document, automate tedious...
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Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Plagiarism, copyright, and fair use are the focus of a three-part instructional activity designed to inform scholars of how to properly cite others' work. First, pupils use a KWL chart to begin thinking and discussing plagiarism. They...
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Using Prior Knowledge

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Sometimes it's hard to relate to a new text. Teach kids to use their prior knowledge when reading something new with a comprehension exercise. A short passage tells them how to think of their brains like filing systems, and provides five...
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How Electrons Determine Chemical Behaviors

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lead the class on an investigation as they play detective and locate patterns in the electron arrangement of atoms. During the seventh lesson, they assign valence numbers to elements, organize the periodic table in the correct sequence,...
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Main Idea Three Ideas and Details

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Readers organize and display three ideas that support a topic, as well as two details that support each idea. 
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 7

For Teachers 11th Standards
Give the class some clarification. Scholars determine how Du Bois develops his central ideas in the chapter "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" by refining and clarifying his ideas. They organize their thoughts by annotating the text and...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 9

For Teachers 9th Standards
Part of being a strong researcher is knowing if you're headed in the right direction. Class members study their research frames, formulated in the previous lessons of the unit, and decide what parts of their inquiry paths need revision...
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The Sunflower: The Possibilities and Limitations of Forgiveness

For Teachers 11th Standards
After reading Simon Wiesenthal's The Sunflower, pupils form opinions either for or against forgiveness as well as analyze Wiesenthal's choice about forgiving. Before completing their essays, learners participate in class discussions to...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 14

For Teachers 11th Standards
Leave the past in the past. Scholars read paragraph 12 of the chapter "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" to analyze Du Bois's development of gaining liberty and leaving the ideas of the past. Pupils then carry-out a three to five-minute...
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Star Personalities

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Reach for the stars with a fun space science video! Viewers learn about the different types of stars in the galaxy, as well as the ways to organize and classify them based on color and age.
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Google Classroom: Creating Assignments

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
How can teachers use Google Classroom to create assignments? Viewers explore how to use Google Classroom to assign questions, worksheets, essays, and other assignments for online completion. They also learn how to sort group assignments,...
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Making Evidence-Based Claims: Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton

For Teachers 12th Standards
What do Hillary Clinton and Ronald Regan have in common? Both speakers help your class learn about making evidence-based claims. The fifth lesson plan of 10 scaffolds learners by having them support a given claim with textual evidence...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Practice and fine-tune your learners' writing skills for Common Core standard W.11-12.2 with a plan that explains how to incorporate the McCarthy Hearings into their reading of The Crucible. It offers solid advice for students on how to...
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Worksheet for Choosing a Research Paper Topic & Developing a Thesis Statement

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How do you choose a research topic? This helpful graphic organizer is provided to aid middle and high schoolers in organizing their initial thoughts and choosing a topic. They have to narrow their topic by culture, time frame, event,...
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Representing Text In A Timeline: Post Test

For Students 5th - 8th
In this timeline worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions about texts in timelines. Students complete 10 multiple choice questions.
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Collect and Organize Data

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this data collection worksheet, students use a table of results of a survey to answer 5 related questions. Houghton Mifflin text referenced.
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Does Art Imitate Life?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Write what you know, sound advice for any writer and something many famous authors are known to have done. Use these materials to explore how Shakespeare's life influenced his plays. This resource is packed with readings, video segments,...
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Writing to Inform: Colonial Trades

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders who are studying life in colonial America engage in a instructional activity which has them create a "Help Wanted" ad that would have been written by a master craftsperson from back in the day. They utilize a graphic...
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Summary

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper graders recognize and hone the skills needed to complete a valuable summary. They complete a group summary, and then reread their summaries to find the main idea and supporting details. They put practice to the test as they...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Evidence-Based Paragraph Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
What is life like for an Iroquois boy living in modern times? The book, Eagle Song, is the vehicle for learners to explore the development of the main character, Danny Bigtree. This is the final assessment for a larger unit in which...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt

For Students 4th - 6th
Challenge your students with this comprehension packet relating to a book about Franklin D. Roosevelt. Learners can organize their thoughts with a cause and effect chart. They can also answer thought-provoking questions about important...
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Building Reading Skills: Fluency

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice their fluency skills. In this fluency lesson plan, students read aloud stories to their peers and they help to coach one another on their fluency, pronunciation, phrasing, and inflection. They discuss what makes a good...
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Planning a Class Party

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students investigate event planning.  In this literacy and communications lesson, students brainstorm food, activity, and guest  ideas for a monthly classroom celebration of student birthdays.
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How to Study for a Test

For Teachers Higher Ed
Pupils discuss and write about how to study for a test and create a class test taking manual. They can also choose to write GED questions to become more familiar with test questions.
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Lesson Plan Aid for Book Punch: Sarah, Plain and Tall

For Teachers 3rd
Lead your class through various literacy activities based on the text, Sarah, Plain and Tall. Vocabulary and characters are examined, and kids also make text-to-self connections. While the worksheets referenced in the instructional...
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How Do I Get There? Planning a Safe Route to School

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
One much-needed skill for young learners is direction giving. Have your class plan and draw a safe route for them to travel from home to school. They will also draw places and items that are in between home and school in order to build a...
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Lesson Plan Aid for Book Punch- A Lion to Guard Us

For Teachers 3rd
Readers examine the book A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla about a girl who undertakes a risky sea-journey to America to find her father in the 1600s. Writing prompts and questions guide character exploration, text-to-self...
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Writing in a Foreign Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th
It seems that this presentation was designed for future educators, particularly those teaching a foreign language. Basic reading, writing, and organizational skills are presented, encouraging a discussion of strategies amongst your...
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Native American Tribes

For Teachers 4th
Have your class learn about Native American tribes in California. They identify five regions where Native Americans lived, discuss the daily life of these people, and conduct research on a particular tribe. Afterward, they create a...
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Hands-On Outlining

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
In order to write an effective outline, children must be able to identify main ideas and supporting details, which is the aim of this fun and kinesthetic activity. The class works on the floor to organize sentence strips prepared by the...
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Differentiate between Formal and Informal Language

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
The Pledge of Allegiance, the Gettysburg Address, the National Anthem, and the Preamble to the Constitution all get close attention in an exercise that asks learners to rewrite these formally-worded documents into informal language....
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Writing Effective Responses to Literature

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Help your middle schoolers respond to literature by using this literary critique instructional activity. They will discover critique strategies as they employ their knowledge of literary elements to role-play the part of a literary...
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Collect and Organize Data: Problem Solving

For Students 4th - 5th
In this data collection worksheet, learners study the tally chart about favorite colors. Students then use the chart and the word problem to help them answer the questions.
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Floating Down a River

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Writers incorporate pacing strategies in their own text after listening to the book Daisy Comes Home by Jan Brett. In this writing instructional activity, they recognize and identify the equal time given to each animal description in the...
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Information Shuffle

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Gather some information, print it onto sentence strips, and then have your class physically shuffle the cards to better understand the importance of organizational patterns in writing. Middle school learners examine information for a...
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Practice Planning a Historical Narrative: The Wheelwright

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders use a four-square graphic organizer to plan a paragraph writing about a wheelwright. Using gathered research from the previous unit, young writers discover how to organize a plot in preparation of writing a historical...
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The March on Washington Logistics Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I have a dream ... that all pupils will be able to organize a march of their own after learning about how Bayard Rustin organized the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights. Second out of five lessons, the resource has young reformers...
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Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I Have A Dream ... that after the lesson, all individuals master the reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking skills the biography project helps them develop. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a topic example for a model...
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Telephone Time - Enrichment 9.4

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
On this assignment, callers track phone calls they make a receive for a week. They create a chart and line plot to organize the information and answer three questions about it. This is an easy-to-read and professional-looking worksheet...
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The Donner Party

For Teachers 3rd
Who is the Donner Party? Find out why this group of pioneers lives in infamy. A lot of information is provided in this resource, but you will have to copy and paste the text to acquire the handouts. Learners will look at primary sources,...
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Planning a Historical Fiction Narrative Based on Expert Trades

For Teachers 4th Standards
Pupils plan for a historical fiction narrative based on their previous research on expert trades from the Colonial Era. Using the four-square graphic organizer, individuals organize the information they want detailed in each of their...
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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Grab a debatable (or controversial) moment from your current reading, and use this task to progress the persuasive writing skills of your high school scholars. Divide your learners into four small groups and let them collaborate, debate,...
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Writing a Character Sketch

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Combining descriptive and expository writing skills, middle schoolers create a character sketch about someone they know well. They use a graphic organizer to help them discuss a model character sketch and organize/write one of their own....
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Why Am I Reading This?

For Teachers 6th
Explore an author's purpose with your sixth graders. After identifying the purposes and differences in writing (to explain, to inform, to entertain, and to persuade), 6th graders find examples of the different purposes in print and...
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Working With Matrices

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners solve problems using matrices. In this algebra lesson plan, pupils collect data and use matrices to organize their collected data. They interpret the data in the matrices and relate it to different careers, and use addition,...
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Median, Mode and Range with Kidspiration

For Teachers 4th
Using data they have collected, pupils use Kidspiration to organize and display information, identifying mean, median, mode, and range. This lesson provides a creative way to review these concepts. It is motivating!
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The Graveyard Book: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Neil Gaiman's award winning children's fantasy novel, The Graveyard Book, is the focus of a literary analysis overview. Those new to the novel can decide whether the book is appropriate for whole-class discussion or as a book circle...
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Can You Make Heads or Tails of It?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Develop two-way frequency tables with data your scholars collect in the classroom. Groups flip coins to collect data and then organize it in a table. They use their tables for data analysis and to make predictions.
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Mississippi Trial, 1955: Concept Analysis

For Students 7th - 12th
Considering Christopher Crowe's Mississippi Trial, 1955 with reading groups or as a whole-class text? Check out the background information and instructional ideas in this seven-page resource packet.
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The Impact of Change on the City Skyline

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
On September 11th, New York's skyline changed forever when a terrorist attack brought down the Twin Towers. But how? Scholars study two images of the New York skyline; pre- and post-9/11, compare and contrast using adjectives, and take...
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Lending a Hand After 9/11

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
After a grand discussion about the happenings on September 11th, scholars listen to a tale of a woman who decided to focus her attention on helping the victims of the traumatic day. Inspired by the woman's effort, small groups research...
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Acing Math

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Deal me in! Elementary and middle school classes will love this selection of math games, all involving a deck of cards. From fractions to exponents to rounding up and down, the games cover such a variety of skills that your classroom...
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Protecting the Critical Habitat of the Manatee and Loggerhead Turtle

For Teachers 1st Standards
Explore ocean habitats with a instructional activity that showcases the home of manatees and loggerhead turtles in Belize. Here, pupils compare and contrast the homes of ocean animals to those of humans, listen to an original short story...
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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners brainstorm and discuss the strategies they use to read text books. In this reading text books lesson plans, students help each other on how to organize text book reading.
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Boxes and Bullets: Main Idea

For Teachers 5th
In this reading comprehension activity, 5th graders read a passage from an article about an octopus. Students practice organizing informational texts by filling out a graphic organizer with boxes and bullets. Students determine the main...
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Graphically Organize a Biography

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the stories of real lives by creating poster presentations. In this biography form lesson, 3rd graders read short biographies of George Washington Carver, Mother Theresa and Sandra Day O'Connor while identifying the...
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Collect and Organize Data

For Students 5th
In this data collection learning exercise, 5th graders complete the frequency column of a data table about favorite colors before using the results to answer 3 questions. They conduct a survey of their classmates and use the information...
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Organizational Strategies for First Year Composition Writers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Identify and analyze deductive reasoning through genuine texts. Compare cultural practices and beliefs about national ID cards. Look for another example of a deductive argument and prepare a brief paragraph analyzing the audience,...
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Text Organization: Main Ideas and Details

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read an article.  In this text organization lesson, 5th graders learn about text organization using the main idea and details of a story.  Students complete a main idea and details web.
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Outlines

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Inspire essay organization with this handout and exercise about outlining. Writers read through a brief outline model and then practice writing their own outline by completing a second model. Scholars not only complete the outline, they...
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Listen to the Word Choice of Authors

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore the traits of word choice and organization by reading Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin, Jr. Analyze the text to create a content word wall, introducing your learners to new vocabulary that helps develop a text's mood. They can...
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Cover Letter: Completing and Organizing Your Personal Job Portfolio

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students work on their career portfolio. In this written communication lesson, students discuss the purpose of cover letters, read sample cover letters, and then write their own.
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Reading For Information

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
To help learners better comprehend informational texts, they work through a series of activities. They discuss strategies, make predictions, skim passages, focus on key words, and practice taking notes. This lesson focuses on what to do...
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Using Drama to Examine Communities: Walking in Others' Shoes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Encourage your readers to make connections between texts with this resource. After compiling notes for each text read (you choose the texts), groups craft skits in which major characters from each text meet. There is a rubric for the...
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What Impact did European Explorers have on the Native American Culture?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Engage your fifth graders in a Socratic discussion on the impact European explorers had on Native American culture. Everything is outlined in a highly structured fashion, from what the teacher does, to what the student does. The lesson...
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Sequencing

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Are you looking for a way to teach sequence of events in your narrative writing unit? Bring this lesson to your middle school class, as it prompts young writers to create a narrative sequence map of events that have happened at school...
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4th Grade Personal Narrative

For Students 4th Standards
Throughout 10 lessons, fourth graders learn how to plan, organize, write, and edit their own personal narratives. In the beginning, young writers come up with ideas of personal experiences and the emotions linked with those experiences....
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New York English Language Arts Test: Grade 6

For Students 6th
This comprehensive end-of-year language arts test requires that sixth-graders demonstrate their listening, writing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills. It includes 9 essay/short answer questions; however, the story, "A Winning...
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Integrating Your Research

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Employ this resource to expand efficient ideas on how to present and organize activities that describe how researchers can implement their research by using direct quotes, paraphrasing, and summarizing—without plagiarizing. Activities...
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Outstanding Women

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Research the lives of famous women in this social studies lesson. Middle schoolers use various sources to research a famous woman and create a presentation about the accomplishments of the woman. They can find the central idea throughout...
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Inspector Readers: The 002 Book Club

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
This unit introduces book clubs/literature circles to lower elementary classes, but could be adapted to higher grades. It outlines the anticipatory activity that includes a WebQuest, a discussion to clarify questions about the unit,...
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Mark Twain: Interpreting Literature through Conventions of Language & Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Learners decipher the use of standard and non-standard English in Mark Twain literature. As a class or in small groups, they discuss dialect and slang. They map the concept of standard English, dialect, slang, vernacular, accent, drawl,...
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Plagiarism: Avoiding Accidental Internet Plagiarism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Demonstrate how to cite information from Internet sources without plagiarizing. If your class is working on an Internet research paper, and you have observed learners cutting and pasting directly from the Internet, the activities and...
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Note-Taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep It Short and Simple"

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Note-taking is an essential study skill, and it needs to be taught! In the context of a research project on energy sources, learners find multiple sources, evaluating, paraphrasing, and citing them correctly. Two lists with note-taking...
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Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 3rd - 5th
Topic sentences are the focus of this language arts worksheet. Learners read text about quicksand, identify the topic sentence and supporting details, and fill out a chart. Very good practice!
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Gandhi Speech Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore non-violent protest in this social values and world history lesson. After viewing the movie Gandhi, and discussing important events in Gandhi's life, young orators write a speech defending Gandhi's position on the value of...
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"Comprehension of Word Problems" Using a Table

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Problem-solving strategies and text analysis come into play as learners attemtp to comprehend data dealing with animals and agriculture. After analyzing the different livestock populations on a farm, learners create a data table in order...
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Hercules and the Waggoner

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Build learners as strong as Hercules with a narrative writing and critical thinking activity. One out of a set of Aesop's fables, the audiobook recording differentiates the passage with text versions of the story. Class members then...
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Introduction to Cells

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewInvite biologists to watch an animal cell feasting on a bacterium as just one exciting part of a multi-faceted and extendable activity. Topics addressed include cell organelles and the differences between eukaryotes and prokaryotes....
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Writing a News Report

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young journalists try their hand at writing a news report. They go through the process of developing ideas, and collecting and organizing their information. The headline everyone works with is, "Mystery Disappearance of English Teacher:...
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Regroup Tens

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Second and third graders solve 10 problems in which three digit numbers are subtracted with regrouping. Place value columns are provided to organize each problem.
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Writing Fables

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students write their own fables. In this writing fables instructional activity, students use handheld computers to write a fable. The class designs a spreadsheet to organize common elements of fables. Students also edit each others' work.
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LiveBinders

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Organize, sort, and share with this wonderful service. Create virtual binders on various topics/subjects by collecting a variety of resources and formats. It is like being your own curator of artifacts!
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Drafting Board: Military Intervention

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Should countries use their militaries to stop humanitarian crises in other countries? Learners make claims, organize their reasoning, and provide evidence for their arguments with this rich resource.

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