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Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
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Murder in the School

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Whodunnit? That is the question young sleuths must answer as they use their deductive reasoning skill and assume the identity of various persons attending a party where Miss McGowan is murdered. The ninth lesson in a ten-part series.
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501 Writing Prompts

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
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Narrative Writing

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
If you're looking to start a unit based around narrative writing, make sure to consider this resource while you're planning. This book covers five topics: writing personal narratives, writing narratives about others, writing narratives...
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A Reading Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Eliminate the hard work of creating an entire literature unit with this reading guide for the novel Sarah, Plain and Tall. From background information about the author and her motivation for writing the story to reading comprehension...
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Chocolate Taste-Testing: Introduction to Loco for Cocoa

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Is the price of chocolate a good indicator of taste? Your learners will approach this question through experimentation and analysis, and will then delve into the rich history and complexity of cacao and chocolate.
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in...
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Separate But Equal - Is It Black or White?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The story of Ruby Bridges and the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education are fantastic tools for discussing the concept of separate but equal. Kids tackle some big questions about what is fair, what is civil, and what rights or laws...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Digging for Clues

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Make critical and creative thinkers out of your class, with an archeology-based project they'll love. They start the activity by first researching what archeologists do, then they generate a list of the qualities archeologists need to be...
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Colorful Fish Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
I love lessons that incorporate the arts, they're so engaging and address a more diverse set of learners. Your class will investigate the reasons fish from the coal reef have adapted such colorful fins. They design a fish that uses color...
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Details, Details, Details

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Writing can become one-dimensional if authors don't involve all their senses. First, scholars observe a strange object which, ideally, they can touch and even smell. Without using certain words (you can create a list or have the class...
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The Five-Transition Adventure Planner

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Having problems with abrupt and stunted writing? Upper elementary and middle schoolers write comic book scenes focusing on transition words. After listening to the book Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer, they participate in prewriting...
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Outline Your Plot

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a...
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Details, Details, Details

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Have you assigned your learners a creative writing project, only to find that their incredible creativity doesn't easily translate to writing? Here's some practice to kick them into sensory overload! Using their five senses, they choose...
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Creating Villains

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The villain is sometimes the best character in a book. They are usually troubled, dynamic, and will do anything to stop the main character. Have your class better understand villainous antagonists by creating one in class. They work...
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Settings that Reinforce Characters

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
A vivid setting can bring a story to life. Challenge your writers to dive into this element as they complete worksheets in preparation for their first draft. This packet starts by giving an example of a description that simply tells who...
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Leading into Good Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Discuss the importance of a lead in writing with your upper graders. They examine several examples of leads from literature and practice writing leads for pieces of artwork. They then select a topic from a list and write an introductory...
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Creating a Graphic Novelette and Peer Critique: Sections 2, 3, and 4

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLet's get creative! With the fun resource, pupils continue working on their graphic novelettes about an invention, adding text and images to each section. When finished, they engage in a peer critique process, giving and receiving...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 1: Text-Dependent Questions and Storyboard Draft: “You Can Do a Graphic Novel” Excerpt

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewEyes on the finish line. Serving as the first part of the end of unit assessment, learners answer questions based on a text about how to write a graphic novel. Using what they've learned, they then create a storyboard about the invention...
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Final Performance Task: Presenting Graphic Novelettes

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLet's get graphic. Serving as the final performance task of the unit, scholars complete their graphic novelettes and design covers based on their sketches. Finally, they present their hard work to classmates. 
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Creating a Graphic Novelette and Peer Critique: Section 1

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewHelp the class put a plan in place. With the detailed resource, pupils plan the first section of their graphic novelettes about an invention, creating and labeling their pages. Next, they work with partners to give and receive feedback...
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Summarizing Notes: Planning a Graphic Novelette Part 1: The Invention of Television

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewWhat's the story? Learners create the first of four storyboards about the invention of the television, incorporating narrative techniques and descriptive details. Next, they offer and receive feedback by participating in a peer critique...
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Our Group Readers Theater: Revision, Conclusion, and First Rehearsal

For Teachers 5th Standards
Revision is the key to great writing. Individuals revise their readers theater scripts and write a group conclusion. Scholars then perform their scripts for another group and receive feedback.
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Our Group Readers Theater: Managing the Sequence of Events in Our Group Script

For Teachers 5th Standards
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Working in small groups, class members combine their independent readers theater scripts into part of a larger group script. They complete a storyboard to determine the best sequence for...