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First Come the Zebra Teacher’s Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of First Come the Zebra written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch with a teacher's guide equipped with before reading, vocabulary, and after reading activities. Additional social studies, science, music, art, math, and...
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Tiger-Tiger, is it True?

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Scholars take part in a philosophical discussion about truth, thoughts, and feelings following a reading of Tiger-Tiger is it True? by Byron Katie and Hans Wilhelm. 
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Study Guide for A Wrinkle in Time

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which would not be so confused if they had a study guide as great as this. Scholars increase their comprehension of A Wrinkle In Time through many supports such as guided questions, background...
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Study Guide for Bridge to Terabithia

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Bridge to Terabithia is a story about friendship that brings magic into ordinary life. Study guides may not be magical, but the guided questions, graphic organizers, extension activities, vocabulary, and discussion questions help...
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George Washington and His Hatchet

For Students 4th Standards
America has a long history of presidents with an affinity for the truth, from Honest Abe to George Washington and his cherry tree. A short passage features Washington's infamous hatchet and confession, and includes four comprehension...
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The Wolf

For Students 4th Standards
Fourth graders have likely heard the expression to cry wolf, but they may not know the saying's origin. A short reading passage tells the story and includes four comprehension questions for pupils to demonstrate their understanding.
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Androclus and the Lion

For Students 4th Standards
Kindness is never a standalone act. Fourth graders read the classic tale of Androclus and his act of service to the lion, which is repaid to him by the lion in a Roman colosseum. After reading the passage, they answer four comprehension...
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Grace Darling

For Students 4th Standards
Scholars read about a courageous young girl named Grace and her fearless act to save sailors at sea. Then, test their reading comprehension by way of four short answer questions.
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The Merchant's Caravan

For Students 4th Standards
Scholars show what they know about a reading passage, The Merchant's Caravan, by way of four short answer questions designed to reinforce reading comprehension skills.  
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Mouse Madness

For Students 4th Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension skills with a practice page that challenges scholars to read a passage called, Mouse Madness, then prove their comprehension by way of five short answer questions.  
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Luke, Jay and Zach's Winning Game

For Students 4th Standards
There's nothing like the thrill of winning the big game! Fourth graders practice reading comprehension skills with a short story and series of questions.
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Covering Your Bases: Rhyming, Ordering, and Recapping

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After reading the poem, Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, scholars examine each stanza in order to complete the challenge—organizing stanzas to recreate the poem in its correct order. A grand conversation follows the activity...
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Emma's Favorite Restaurant

For Students 4th Standards
Scholars answer six short answer questions following a tale about a family who decides to try a new restaurant and the surprise their children feel when they enjoy their meal.   
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An Honestly Fun Camp

For Students 4th Standards
Six short answer questions challenge scholars to show what they know after reading a passage about a boy not so keen on his first trip to summer camp. 
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Compare Themes and Topics Across Cultures

For Students 4th Standards
Compare and contrast folktales, myths, and fables in an interactive eBook. The interactive is broken up into three topics: myths, fables, and folktales. Each section includes a reading passage and a guided lesson on the theme, topic, and...
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Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Encourage scholars to retell their favorite short story or folktale, adding personal details to make it their own. After reading their book of choice several times, story tellers retell a tale verbally to their classmates. 
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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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Book Report Task Cards

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
With 52 task cards, learners will not run out of things to do with a book they are reading independently or with the class. Tasks include making a poster on a specific topic, writing a summary, drafting a sequel, creating a windsock,...
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Academic Reading Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
From A to Z, learners define, draw, and find examples of specific reading focus skills in an alphabetized reading vocabulary packet. Words include dialogue, theme, text structure, genre, paraphrase, and many more.
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What did it Say? – Summarizing

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Provide scholars with an opportunity to practice summarizing text with a two-page learning exercise. Learners read poems, share stories with their peers, and summarize their new-found-knowledge. 
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Fiction Graphic Organizers

For Students 4th Standards
Get an in-depth look into a narrative text with a three-page worksheet that examines a story's character—actions, sayings, thoughts, and appearance—setting, and challenges scholars to write a brief summary about what they've read. 
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Guest Teacher Plans Grade 4

For Teachers 4th Standards
Creating substitute plans may not be the highlight of your workday. Make the task less daunting with a general, day-long plan covering math, reading, word work, and writing. 
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Tuck Everlasting: Discussion Web Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Guide learners through a discussion about Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with a helpful graphic organizer. As they read through the novel, individuals note their reactions to statements about the book's themes, and fill out a chart...
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Immigration Journeys

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Through the journey of four stories of immigration, scholars complete graphic organizers and apply knowledge to create a visual representation of their findings on a large poster. Third and fourth readers write a letter to their family...