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A Questionnaire: What Do You Like to Read?

For Students 5th Standards
What do your fifth graders know about types of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry? Find out as they fill out this questionnaire that requires them to list authors and texts that exemplify each genre. Not only will you be able to assess what...
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Fast Fact-Finding

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Ever wonder why the sky changes color so often? Readers examine an informational excerpt from John Farndon's How the Earth Works. They underline key points as they read and then answer five response questions. Prompts review main points,...
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Following Instructions

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Get scholars thinking about the scientific process with this fun experiment they can do at home. Learners practice reading directions as they underline each instruction in a procedural paragraph. They create a flow chart and record what...
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How To Cite A Site

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How do you cite an online resource? Discover the special challenges involved in citing Internet sources. Young writers explore the components of a correct bibliography and create bibliography citations for online newspapers, magazine...
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This Land is Whose Land?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewWhose land is it, anyway? Young scholars debate the question using primary sources from a case where Maryland indigenous people petitioned for land rights after they lost their original tribal lands. An included chart helps organize...
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Pre-1861: Disunion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Nat Turner, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln all played a key role in the run-up to the bloody American Civil War. Using a PowerPoint, timeline activity, and essay prompt, young historians consider the roles of these men and more to...
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The Mini Page: Ben Franklin from A to Z

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Get the skinny on Benjamin Franklin with a newspaper that offers interesting facts including his background, political contributions, inventions, as well as fellow inventors from his time. After reading, scholars take part in activities...
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A Ship in a Storm

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Give reading comprehension a boost with a two-page worksheet featuring an informational text about ships at sea during stormy weather. After reading, scholars show what they know through four short-answer questions. 
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Reading Passage: Marathon Kids

For Students 5th Standards
Five questions—four multiple choice and one short answer—make up a worksheet that challenges scholars to read a brief informational text and show what they know about its main idea.    
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Britannica Kids: Rainforests

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Rainforests only cover about six percent of the earth's surface, yet they capture the imagination of everyone! Explore the rainforest flora and fauna with this informative and colorfully illustrated encyclopedia-style application.
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Choosing a Search Site

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
As technology becomes increasingly more integrated into education, pupils will need to know how to find accurate information online. Follow a very structured learning activity to help your class understand what makes a good search, how...
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Events and Effects

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Explore the plot structure in biographies. First, read the biography The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball and identify specific events that possibly changed the life of Jackie Robinson. As you guide your listeners, they...
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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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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, students see that private information should not be given to anyone online without the permission of a trusted adult. They...
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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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Privacy Rules

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
In this internet privacy lesson, young scholars look on websites and identify their privacy policies. Students discuss a scenario in which their private information is shared without their permission. A fine worksheet embedded in the...
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Lesson 3: Events and Effects

For Teachers 5th Standards
Class members use the biography Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart, by Patricia Lauber, in order to strengthen their understanding of how events can change a person. While working through the story, pupils will have a chance to see...
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Harvest the Wind

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Wind is a natural resource available around the world. Help your pupils appreciate the power and importance of wind by researching wind farms, making pinwheels, and designing windmills. 
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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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The Beet Goes On

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Root vegetables inspire the series of activities included here. Class members participate in activities related to language arts, social studies, science, visual art, and math. At first, the long list might feel overwhelming; however,...
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The Peanut Wizard

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Peanuts inspire this lesson about George Washington Carver, called The Peanut Wizard in the included informational text. Class members read about peanuts and George Washington Carver and create a timeline of his life. In addition, pupils...
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Agriculture is a Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
What do a bicycle and the life cycle have in common? Cover this and more with the series of cross-curricular activities included in this plan. Learners do everything from making bracelets that represent the life cycle to checking out the...
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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...