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Synthesizing Information: Living Things in the Rainforest

For Teachers 5th Standards
How is a map a type of informational text? Class members view a world map of major rainforests, discussing its text features with a partner. Next, they take notes on key details from multiple texts about rainforests and write an...
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Identifying Theme: Connecting Passages from Esperanza Rising to Human Rights

For Teachers 5th Standards
Even fictional characters have rights. Scholars read selected passages from Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising and consider which of the five categories from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the text relates to. They glue each...
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Readers Theater and the UDHR

For Teachers 5th Standards
Let's make connections! Using the resource, class members make connections between the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and their readers theater scripts. To finish, they complete a worksheet to evaluate the role of narration in...
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The Genius of the Ancients

For Teachers 5th Standards
It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Fifth graders prove this with help from three lessons that examine how ancient cultures used their needs to drive innovations. In lesson one, pupils identify main ideas and supporting...
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Digging into Halloween

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Halloween is the topic of a writing activity that challenges scholars to research the holiday and create an information product such as a brochure or oral report. A presentation activates prior knowledge in preparation for a small group...
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Puberty: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
With puberty comes lots of changes to one's body. Scholars explore those changes with two lessons that examine the role of the pituitary gland and hormones. In the first lesson, pupils take on the role of the pituitary gland, write a...
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Self-Efficacy Strategies

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Scholars with high levels of self-efficacy perform better in school. Instructors review a list of strategies for enhancing self-efficacy skills. They discover how to teach learners to appropriately define success, celebrate progress, and...
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Life in the Middle Ages Compared to Today

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Life for serfs and peasants during the Middle Ages wasn't easy. Even knights, monks, and nobles faced challenges. To better understand the lives of the various classes during the time period, young historians research and then craft an...
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Four-Footed Heroes of 9/11

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Not all the heroes of 9/11 were human. After a brief discussion of the events of September 11, 2001, class members develop questions about the contributions of service dogs that assisted the first responders. Pupils select one of the...
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Identify and Act to Prevent Bullying in Our Class

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars begin by listing words related to bullying then discuss their definition as a class. Small groups write sentences or draw a picture that reflects what it is to be a bully, what they do, and how it feels to be bullied. A master...
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Stranger Danger

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Assist scholars in making safe choices with a activity all about strangers. After a discussion about instinct and what a stranger is, pupils listen to the story Ruby by Michael Emberley. Pairs work together to read a scenario and share...
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Grade 5 Literacy: TCRWP Nonfiction Reading and Opinion/Argument Writing

For Teachers 5th Standards
Choose a side! Pupils watch and read several nonfiction resources about zoos. After gathering their research, they choose a side either for or against closing zoos. Scholars complete KWL charts, anticipation guides, flow charts, and...
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Benefits of Connecting with Nature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Feel the healing effects of nature. Individuals learn about the benefits of nature using imagery. They begin by defining words to express how they feel emotionally and then practice using those words with hands-on activities. Once they...
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What's In a Name?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is in a name? Eager historians trace the geographical history of places in the United States with Spanish names. Using a worksheet activity, clues, and web research developed in conjunction with the PBS "Latinos in America" series,...
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Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Boost observational skills with an inquiry-based lesson that takes scholars on a virtual field trip. With help from webcams, learners observe animals in a zoo or aquarium. Observations go into a journal and a discussion is held to review...
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Marco Paul's Travels on the Erie Canal: An Educational Voyage

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Following the book, Marco Paul's Travels on the Erie Canal, readers complete an activity for each chapter, take part in discussions, and respond to several questions. To show what they know, scholars create an alphabet book using primary...
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Celebrating Women’s History Month

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Examine the lives of four women—Blanche Stuart Scott, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Evans Price, and Sybil Ludington—in a 23-page activity packet. Each profile comes with a set of vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. Further...
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One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Children in foster care face a lot of uncertainty in their lives. A guide for the novel One for the Murphys introduces a main character, Carley, who is thrust into the foster care system. Chapter-by-chapter questions cover key details in...
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An Educator's Guide to Al Capone Does My Shirts

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
It's hard to imagine that life on Alcatraz could be dull. A series of intriguing lessons take readers through the novel Al Capone Does my Shirts. Pre-reading questions introduce the text and a range of suggestions, from comic strips to...
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An Educator's Guide to the Works of Lynda Mullaly Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Middle school years can be tough. An educator's guide for the works of Lynda Mullaly Hunt introduces readers to two texts that discuss the struggles pre-teens face during middle school. Chapter-by-chapter questions and activities for two...
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An Educator's Guide to Matilda

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Chances are, you've got some precocious Matilda fans in your class! Use a thorough set of lesson plans to address Roald Dahl's classic novel about a bright girl who just wants to be understood. Vocabulary exercises, comprehension...
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Black History Month

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Enhance Black History Month with a twenty-page resource designed to boost scholars' knowledge of the great accomplishments made by African Americans. Learners take in fun facts about famous inventors such as George Washington Carver and...
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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

For Teachers 5th Standards
Compare and contrast popular works of fantasy literature with an in-depth reading comprehension unit. Language arts learners study the theme of good versus evil, fantastical characters and symbols, and the value of a visual...
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Analyzing Advertising

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Are advertisements really mind games that persuade people to buy products? Scholars analyze popular ads and think about how these ads influence them. They use reading advertisement comprehension skills and work in groups to analyze...