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Holiday Newsletter

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
There are so many holidays celebrated around winter that it can be difficult to keep track. Consider having your class members design a newsletter highlighting a particular holiday, such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Martin Luther King Jr....
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Components of Effective Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
What makes writing powerful, persuasive, and effective? According to this resource: focus, organization, support, and conventions. Each of these categories is paired with a guiding question and clip art for color and aesthetics.
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Planning a Response to a Writing Prompt

For Students 4th Standards
In the fourth of seven lessons on responding to a writing prompt, the instructor guides learners through pre-writing organization and using stories to illustrate points in the essay. The thought process behind each text addition is...
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Reading and Understanding a Writing Prompt

For Students 4th Standards
How do you figure out what a writing prompt is asking? That's the focus of the first in a series of seven lessons on narrative writing. Learners walk through dissecting a prompt's key words, determining whether to write a narrative or an...
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Generate a Topic Response to a Writing Prompt

For Students 4th Standards
Even with a writing prompt, honing in on a topic to write about can be tricky. The second of seven videos on responding to a narrative prompt gives tools for picking what to focus on in your essay. The instructor walks through reading...
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Whose Is It, Anyway?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Launch a discussion about plagiarism, the consequences of plagiarism, and how giving credit is a sign of respect for the work of others. Start out by defining plagiarism and sharing your school's official policy. Class members can then...
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What's Cyberbullying?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Learners discuss positive and negative aspects of interacting with others online. They compare a person who is being cyberbullied to a person who is being bullied at school. Students read a story of a student who is cyberbullied,...
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Writing a Research Report

For Teachers 4th Standards
Transfer information from an outline into a well-developed research report. Using an already-written outline, model how to write an introductory paragraph and a body paragraph. Work through the conclusion as a class before allowing time...
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Oklahoma's Berry Best

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Ask your learners to complete activities related to Oklahoma's agriculture, berries in particular. The lesson is cross-curricular and has class members investigate an article about berries, write an acrostic poem, and discuss new...
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Video Biographies

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Who was Alexander The Great? How did Abraham Lincoln’s early life influence his political life? Learners select a historical figure to use for video biography. After developing research questions and collecting information, pupils search...
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Edible Cell

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Students identify cell parts and their function. In this animal cell lesson, students view a video clip and discuss cell components. Students create an edible replica of an animal cell using food items.
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The Rockin' Rock Cycle- Igneous Rock

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Fifth graders recall prior knowledge about rocks. In this igneous rock lesson, learners work in cooperative groups to perform experiments to classify the properties of igneous rock. They write a detailed paragraph and illustrate the rock...
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Don't Fence Me In

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Ensure that your class has a well-rounded understanding of new inventions, in this case barbed wired. Class members, after researching the history and development of barbed wire, assess its impact on cattle and the development of the...
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Strong Passwords

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Students study how to create secure passwords for online accounts. In this computer lesson plan, students discuss tips and scenarios in which they choose safe passwords for online accounts. Students create posters about password tips.
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Rings Of Responsibility

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Gather your class and start a discussion on the importance of being respectful on and offline. Kids will learn what it means to be a good digital citizen, and how responsibility and respect need to be maintained when communicating in the...
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Writing Compare and Contrast Essays

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Practice writing compare and contrast essays in your class by starting out with a Venn diagram. A sample that can be expanded upon is provided here. After your writers have completed the guided practice, have them write individual essays...
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Men and Women of Space Exploration

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders research famous astronauts. In this space science instructional activity, 4th graders list famous astronauts and use reference materials and the Internet to write a report on them.
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Ag In The Outfield

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars explore baseball. This is a cross-curricular plan that includes math, history, and agriculture. Pupils use their five senses to observe the materials a baseball is made from and identify the agricultural products used. In...
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Piece by Piece

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
What do your pupils know about quilting? Read and discuss the information included here before sending class members off to create their own quilt blocks using construction paper. When they have completed their blocks, provide some time...
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Just Lookin' For a Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What is a boll weevil? Your class can find out that and more by following the activities included here. Pupils read an article, sing a boll weevil song, add to the song with their own original lyrics, illustrate the song, study the...
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Back to the Farm

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Read up on farming and ranching and connect this information to your learners' lives. After reading, send class members home to fill out a family tree and trace their family history, focusing on farming and ranching backgrounds. Once...