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Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer...
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Explaining the Themes of Eagle Song: (Chapter 8, "Peace")

For Teachers 4th Standards
Your class reaches the end of the novel Eagle Song as young readers focus on determining the theme of this story. Similar to previous lessons in the unit, the teacher begins with a read aloud of the first few pages of chapter 8, before...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Fantastic Fairy Tale

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learning about literature can be so much fun; it can also be made more accessible through projects and dramatic play. As they explore theme, character, and setting, the class gets creative and makes a dramatic recreation of a classic...
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Teach This Poem: "Violin" by Nikki Wallschlaeger

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
New ReviewNikki Wallschlaeger's Violin is the featured poem in a lesson that uses music and multiple readings to delve deep into its analysis. After a writing warm-up, learners watch and listen to a video that showcases Regina Carter Quintet's...
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Harriet Tubman: Retelling History Through Dance and Drama

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars listen to several pieces of music in preparation for a discussion about how instruments and lyrics convey emotions. With Harriet Tubman as the focus, small groups create an original song or dance. A reflection piece concludes...
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The Polar Express Newspaper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Boost writing skills and reading comprehension with a lesson plan that combines the art of journalistic writing and a favorite children's story. Young journalists compose an article referencing an event from the story, The Polar Express...
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Thank You, Mr. Falker

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Thank You Mister Falker by Patricia Polacco is the focus of a instructional activity that promotes perseverance. Following a reading of the story, scholars discuss story elements, paying special attention to the main characters. A...
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Candy Bar Book Report and Character Study

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Over five days, scholars conduct a character study and report on the class story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Scholars first examine a candy bar wrapper, list their observations, and name as many candy bar names they...
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Retelling Henry's Freedom Box

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine is the focus of a lesson that sheds light on a child's experience as a slave. Following a preview of the book, scholars begin a KWL chart and discuss their...
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Love That Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
After reading the novel, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, scholars review poetic devices such as metaphor and onomatopoeia. As a class, then small groups, pupils compare and contrast two poems from different authors, discuss how one...
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Can You Show the Moral?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Aesop's fables are the focus of a lesson that challenges scholars to identify the moral of a story. After completing a worksheet that provides an overview of what a fable is, scholars choose a story to read independently or...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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Connecting with Ruby Bridges

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
When Ruby Bridges entered an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, she also entered history. Scholars consider what the experience must have been like for the young girl using two books that document her experience as well as a double...
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A reading of Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes provides upper elementary students an opportunity to contribute to the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan. After reading the story, class members learn about...
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Flat Stanley–Flat ME!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After reading Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown, scholars test their comprehension by answering questions about the story's beginning, middle, and end. Participants craft a flat replica of themselves then compose a story where they are mailed...
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Little Red Riding Hood

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The Little Red Riding Hood is the focus of a lesson that challenges scholars to compare and contrast two different versions. After writing a summary, readers listen carefully to both versions of the tale then complete a Venn diagram—a...
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The New Colossus

For Students 4th Standards
Over two days, an assessment tests scholars' skills as they read, discuss, and write. Learners read a poem, discuss their findings with their peers, then write an explanatory essay detailing the theme of the poem. 
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The Impact of First Impressions and Friendship

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Are first impressions as important as they seem? A lesson on the literary themes of Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick prompts readers to compare their friendship experiences with those from the book, and to determine whether or not to...
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Empathy, Friendship, and Support

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Everyone is different—which is a great reason to teach empathy to everyone. Teach neurotypical learners about autism, including a definition and how students with autism sometimes act in the classroom, with a language arts instructional...
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Charlie Brown may not feel the Christmas spirit this year, but your elementary students can use the season to practice important cross-curricular skills! A set of worksheets and activities based on A Charlie Brown Christmas guide apply...
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Narrative Text Structure

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Thirteen activities work alongside a narrative text of your choice. With reading comprehension at its focus, readers complete worksheets covering character descriptions, similarities, and differences between characters, the sequence of...
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Genres in Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Enthusiastic readers take part in a book club unit that focuses on genre, particularly historical fiction, fantasy, and adventure. Over the course of 10 days, groups read a variety of stories and choose leveled activities from a learning...
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Roald Dahl-Inspired Ideas Book

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Inspire young authors to dream big and connect with their inner writer with a 13-page packet that showcases the work of the famous author, Roald Dahl. A focus on the story, The BHG, scholars begin their Idea Book, reflect on their...
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Well-Known Tale: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is the focus of a lesson designed to shed light on the importance of keeping promises. As a class, scholars take part in a discussion on the topic of honesty and consequences. Independent readers then take to...