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Research Writing: An Introduction for 4th Grade

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Writing a research paper has never been so easy! From choosing a topic to publishing the final draft, this presentation covers all the steps in between. Show this to your class in a single lesson, or cover it a few slides at a time as...
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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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Analysis of the Tuck Everlasting and The Birchbark House Text Exemplars

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Looking to introduce some text-based questions into your ELA lessons? Practice the kinds of skills the Common Core demands with the seven text-based questions and the essay prompt provided here. Designed to be a three-day instructional...
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Group Think

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Students discuss cyberbullying and how they can react to someone who is causing the problem. In this cyberbullying lesson plan, students discuss what they would do in certain situations. As a group, students develop a class pledge about...
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Rating Web Sites

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Teach digital natives that they can't believe everything they read on the Internet. Working in small groups, young scholars use the provided worksheets and rubric to evaluate different websites and determine if the information being...
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Paraphrasing and Summarizing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Read an article about the migration of our ancestors and write a paragraph. Pupils paraphrase and summarize to restate the information found in a nonfiction text. They write a shortened version of the reading to demonstrate the...
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Learning to Think Like an Historian Through Personal Primary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Individuals interview a parent or relative about a significant event that happened before they were born such as a wedding, immigration, or other event. They interview the primary source, collect evidence such as pictures or notes, and...
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Signal Words in Expository Text

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Signal words are one way that authors make the relationships between their ideas clear. Allow your learners the chance to investigate cause and effect in texts by identifying signal words. They locate and analyze cause-and-effect...
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Antagonist

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young learners explore the antagonist. They retell Hansel and Gretel and identify the witch and the stepmother as antagonists. They then brainstorm common character traits of an antagonist, and then write a paragraph describing an...
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Top Secret Sensitive Information

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Bring the multiple cultural perspectives of a state to life in a lesson designed to challenge assumptions. Learners develop criteria to evaluate different cities, looking to find the one that should be "the heart of Florida capital." A...
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Graphic Organizer: Reference Citations

For Students 3rd - 11th Standards
Pupils practice researching sources and logging citation information with this graphic organizer. After posing a general topic, groups of students are asked to devise general questions about that topic, and to research sources that they...
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No Foot, No Horse

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Why do horses wear shoes? Why do people wear shoes? Using worksheets, which are embedded in the plan, learners write descriptive paragraphs about their own shoes, classify a pile of shoes, and also engage in math games about the variety...
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Civil Rights: Rosa Parks Centers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Research the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks. Set up different centers and have learners rotate through the activities aimed at researching Rosa Parks. They read The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks, write a...
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Clothesline Sleuth

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What fabrics are our clothes made of? Where do those fabrics from? Lead your pupils to discover the answers to these questions and more. Class members have a chance to play with various fabrics, invesitgating the materials and labels...
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Talking Safely Online

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Students compare and contrast online friends and real-life, face-to-face pals. In this cyber safety lesson plan, students see that private information should not be given to anyone online without the permission of a trusted adult. They...
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Biography

For Teachers 4th Standards
Familiarize your class with the genre of biography. After some direct instruction about biography, work together to discuss historical facts and significant events from A Picture Book of Anne Frank by David A. Adler. In order to assess...
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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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Protagonist

For Teachers 4th Standards
Teach your class how to identify the protagonist in a story. The plan suggests starting with a protagonist from a tale you have previously read in class. Then, you can read a new story and work together to identify the protagonist,...
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Climax of a Story

For Teachers 4th Standards
Demonstrate how to track the elements of plot in a story. After watching you mark down the rising action, problem, climax, falling action, and resolution for Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth, pupils complete a graphic organizer for Sweet Clara...
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Bread in a Bag

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
This lesson focuses on making bread, but also spends some time on the origins of wheat. In order to make the bread, each class member receives a kit full of the materials they will need. Included here is a detailed list of instructions...
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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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Mighty Earth Movers

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Note that although the publisher lists almost all of the Common Core standards for both math and language arts, you will most likely want to take the general topic and choose which area to focus on. Regarding math, pupils measure worms...
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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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Truth or Hogwash

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Explore the history of domesticated pigs and their important byproducts. After discussing the use of pigs, class members create game boards describing the animals. While playing the game, they determine if the answers are true or...