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Quick Literacy Centers for Back to School

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Use a set of quick and easy to use literacy centers at the beginning of the year as you start to assess your students. The 13-page packet provides writing and reading activities with simple directions that allows new class members to...
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Moving On

For Students 2nd Standards
Read about Daniel Boone and his early years in a new land in Yadkin County, North Carolina. After reading, pupils respond to four comprehension questions that address the how and the why. 
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Summary Writing

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Nineteen stylish worksheets offer lesson ideas and practice opportunities designed to reinforce summary skills. Scholars recall events over the weekend as well as favorite books—main characters, problems, solutions, the beginning,...
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Summer Reading Record

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
No more summer reading lag! Give young readers a set of graphic organizers and worksheets to keep track of the books they read over the summer and to keep reading comprehension skills fresh. The graphic organizers include identifying...
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The Hen That Laid Golden Eggs

For Students 2nd Standards
After reading a short fable about a man that killed his only hen because he thought she laid golden eggs, learners respond to 10 reading comprehension questions. Three of the questions have young readers explain their thinking and...
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The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf

For Students 2nd Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension while learning an important life lesson with a worksheet featuring the fable, The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf. Scholars read a one-page passage in order to answer 10 questions—seven multiple choice, three...
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The Crow and the Pitcher

For Students 2nd Standards
Ten questions make up a reading comprehension worksheet featuring the fable, The Crow and the Pitcher. Scholars read a brief passage about using one's wits when in a pinch, then prove their understanding of the story's details, events,...
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The Giving Tree Anniversary Teaching Guide

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Celebrate poetry month all of April with a guide that uses six of Shel Silverstein's most famous books as a basis for the lessons. Discussion questions and writing activities are provided for each of Silverstein's books.
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The Lion and the Mouse

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Encourage good deeds and enhance vocabulary with a video featuring Aesop's fable, The Lion and the Mouse, in which a lion and a mouse offer kindness to one another.
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The Grasshopper and the Ants

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Instill the importance of preparedness with a video featuring Aesop's fable, The Grasshopper and the Ants. Scholars watch, listen, and gain vocabulary recognition as insects prepare for winter proving that hard work pays off.
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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with a lesson that features the memorable tale of The Lorax. After listening to a riveting read-aloud, scholars take part in a grand conversation about the story and environment. Then they...
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Gingerbread Baby Lesson Plan Guide

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension and story mapping skills with the help from a story, Gingerbread Baby by Jen Brett. Individuals discover new vocabulary, make predictions, retell main events, respond to reading using a graphic organizer,...
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The Story of the First Thanksgiving

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
After reading about the basics of the First Thanksgiving meal, young readers respond to 10 short answer and multiple choice questions. They refer directly to the passage to find their answers.
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Direct Teaching Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Can the events of a story's plot reveal the literary theme? Discover the theme of four of Aesop's fables with the help of a graphic organizer that examines the stories' plots and main ideas. 
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Camelea: Like the Elephants

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Camelea loves the ocean air, breeze and beautiful things she sees on the beach. Her brother and mother both want her to swim in the ocean, but she doesn't want to get water in her nose. Follow along with the story to see how Camelea...
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Family Time: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Support English language development with a family-themed unit consisting of a series of lessons designed to get your scholars moving, looking, speaking, writing, and listening. Conversation topics include birthdays, family...
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Harnessing Solar Energy

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
How does additional daylight hours affect people and nature? With the help from the legend Maui and the Sun and a grand conversation, scholars complete a graphic organizer to distinguish between the positive and negative effects that...
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Around Town: Neighborhood and Community: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Neighborhood and community is the theme of a unit comprised of extra support lessons. Following practice pages and a teach, blend, guided practice, practice/apply routine, the series of lessons provide additional reinforcement of reading...
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Around Town: Neighborhood and Community: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Here is a unit designed to support English language development. Scholars speak, move, and write to learn more about topics that focus on community and local concepts. The series of lessons aids to reinforce concepts including consonant...
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Around Town: Neighborhood and Community: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Here is a unit consisting of activities designed to challenge your scholars. The extended learning opportunities include planning a celebration, making a presentation to the class, poster making, writing poetry, a problem-solving...
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Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Three mini units make up one large unit designed to explore multiculturalism and encourage cultural identity. Each lesson sparks thoughtful discussion, critical thinking, and are equipped with activities and assignments geared to...
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Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
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Preparing for Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Take your guided reading lesson plans to the next level with a collection of printables, templates, and reference tools equipped to support the reading needs of your readers. Included is a detailed information page, grouping sheet,...
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Planning Support and Sample Lesson

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Give guided reading lesson plans a makeover with a sample lesson plan designed to meet the needs of your early readers. The sample lesson is divided into three sections: before, during, and after reading. The model then extends to a...