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Thanksgiving Lessons for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A historical journey of Thanksgiving explores the Mayflower voyage pact and the life of the colonial people by providing an understanding through writing and research.
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 5 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 5th Standards
Check in on the development of your fifth graders' reading and writing skills with this Common Core-designed assessment. Given a series of six reading passages ranging from narrative stories to informational texts, young learners answer...
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Writing Project- Persuasive Letter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Class members craft persuasive letters addressed to their teacher or the school principal, encouraging change to or the establishment of a program.
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Rocks & Minerals

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on an exploration of the rock cycle with this six-lesson earth science unit on rocks and minerals. Through a series of discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on investigations your class will learn about the...
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Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Through character trait graphic organizers, a vocabulary sorting activity, class discussion, and a civil rights movement slide show, your young historians will be introduced to the amazing story of Ruby Bridges and her experiences as the...
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Math Biography Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Celebrate the lives of early mathematicians with this cross-curricular research assignment. 
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The History of Mysteries

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young sleuths investigate the history of mysteries, researching the usual suspects and their nefarious plots.
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Maniac Magee: A 5th Grade Literature Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
There's no need to run around trying to plan a unit for the book Maniac Magee, the work has already been done for you. Through a series of whole class, small group, and independent lessons and activities, students practice synthesizing...
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My Explorer Report

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
This is the perfect resource to accompany your class project on famous explorers! Learners detail basic information about their chosen explorer, his/her main events of exploration and means of transportation, and finally, illustrate the...
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POW! A Peanuts Collection

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Make a study of Charles M. Scultz's famous comic strip Peanuts in your language arts class. Class members read and discuss the baseball-themed book POW! A Peanuts Collection. After talking about themes and vocabulary, they complete...
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Greek Barbie or Action Figure

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Young historians bring Greek mythology to the twenty-first century with this engaging research project. Hired to create a Barbie doll or action figure modeled after a Greek god or goddess, students gather the information necessary to...
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“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Writing

For Teachers 5th Standards
Your fifth graders can meet the Common Core standards for writing! This checklist will help show them how much they've learned. Each standard is listed in the form of "I can" statements in simplified language that is accessible to fifth...
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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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A Wrinkle in Time

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Ask your class to respond to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle with these three project ideas. Two activities include art, and all three require writing or quotations from the text. The projects ask class members to use creativity...
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Impact of Climate Change on Hawaiian Monk Seals Activity 3: Seals, Corals and Dollars

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Hawaiian monk seal's population is declining, and it's up to humans to help them out; But how? Learners examine all the facts surrounding these seals, including the importance of the coral reefs and rapidly changing climates. In...
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Intermediate 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Online resources take many forms: blogs, search engines, news websites, documents, wikis. In order to conduct effective research, pupils should become familiar with different formats so that they can more easily choose suitable sites for...
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Beginner 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Having a strong searching skill set can make a research project much easier and much for successful for pupils. Tackle finding evidence with the ideas included here. The ultimate goal is for class members to learn the stepping stones...
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Climate Change Impacts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Getting kids thinking about climate change now, will hopefully push them into action when they become adults. Young environmentalists discuss the evidence and causes of climate change seen in the state of California. They brainstorm ways...
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The President's Message: Franklin D. Roosevelt

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Decipher Franklin D. Roosevelt's message to Congress concerning a declaration of war on December 11, 1941. Learners analyze the message through a close reading and a series of text-dependent questions. Specific directions are provided,...
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End of Unit 1 Assessment: On-Demand Analysis of a Human Rights Account

For Teachers 5th Standards
The last instructional activity in this unit about human rights consists of a final assessment. To demonstrate the skills your class has acquired throughout this unit, they will work with a new article entitled "From Kosovo to the United...
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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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Textual Analysis Lesson: Segregation: Past or Present?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Are your scholars reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee? If so, use this textual analysis packet and lesson guide to drive deeper thinking about the characters, create personal connections, and apply historical contexts to the text....
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Comparing Poems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
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The Three Princes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Explore the world of folk tales. After reading The Three Princes by Eric A. Kimmel, learners answer questions that require them to identify the main idea and details, analyze story elements, and compare folk tales. Resources are...