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You can Create a Collage in the Style of Eric Carle!

For Students K - 2nd
Recreate the iconic stylings of Eric Carle with a creative class project. Learners follow a step-by-step guide to make a collage using painted tissue paper.
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Do Your Own Thing Guide for Kids

For Students 3rd - 7th
Inspire scholars to take action into their own hands with a how-to guide for planning and conducting a service learning project. The guide takes pupils through a detailed planning process to guarantee a successful project idea and...
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24 Nonfiction Passages for Test Practice

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Practice makes proficient. Get your scholars practicing their reading comprehension skills using this packet of 24 nonfiction paired reading passages, each followed by a set of questions to test their unerstanding. 
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Introduce Vocabulary: Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride (Priceman)

For Teachers K - 3rd
What a fun way to explore new vocabulary words! Marjorie Priceman's book Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride offers plenty of new words for scholars to learn in context: amateur, assembled, demonstration,...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Have You Seen Bugs? (Oppenheim)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Are your scholars interested in bugs? Get future entomologists excited about vocabulary through Joanne Oppenheim's colorful book Have You Seen Bugs? They use the informational text (although this strategy is useful for any book) to learn...
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Introduce Vocabulary: A Day at the Apple Orchard (Faulkner and Krawsky)

For Teachers K - 3rd
If your class is reading A Day at the Apple Orchard by Megan Faulkner, be sure to use this guide for vocabulary in context. Go over the orchard-related terms (cycle, harvest, orchard, pollen, and ripen) before reading the story aloud....
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Introduce Vocabulary: Sorting (Pluckrose)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Find guidance to introduce math vocabulary in context using Henry Pluckrose's book Sorting. This text is an excellent cross-curricular resource for budding readers. Before starting, review some new vocabulary words: collect, common,...
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Introduce Vocabulary: It's Pumpkin Time (Hall)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Looking for a Halloween-themed vocabulary lesson? Study words in context using Zoe Hall's story It's Pumpkin Time, an excellent informational text for budding readers. The spooky suggested words are: buds, gather, hollow,...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Franklin Goes to the Hospital (Bourgeois)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Franklin the turtle is on another adventure in Paulette Bourgeois' book Franklin Goes to the Hospital, and there are plenty of new words for your young readers to explore as they hear this story. Although you can include more, you'll...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Puff, the Magic Dragon (Yarrow and Lipton)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Puff the Magic Dragon remains a childhood landmark for budding readers (and singers), but did you know it also makes an excellent vocabulary study? By focusing on several in-text words (in this case: billow, cease, fearless,...
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Introduce Vocabulary: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Priceman)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Ask budding readers, "How do you make an apple pie?" You may get many answers, but Marjorie Priceman takes the cake with her idea in How to Make an Apply Pie and See the World, an adventurous tale full of wonder and new vocabulary. Using...
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Chef for a Day

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Have class members create a recipe flip book for their favorite after school snack. Using ordinal words (first, second next, etc.), young chefs write and illustrate each step in the process on separate cards. They then design a cover,...
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Writing Prompts for High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are you teaching a high school language arts class and stumped for writing topics? Five pages of writing prompts for all kinds of writing should help you out. Many of these prompts refer to texts that are not included in this resource,...
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A Walk Around the School: Mapping Places Near and Far

For Teachers K - 1st
After reading Pat Hutchins’ Rosie’s Walk, have your young cartographers create a map of Rosie’s walk. Then lead them on a walk around the school. When you return class members sequence the walk by making a list of how the class got from...
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Spider "How To" Make a Spider

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young chefs follow the set-by-step instructions of a recipe and use their prior knowledge of the body parts of a spider to make edible spider cookies.  After completing a pre-writing graphic organizer they then write a "how to" paragraph...
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Using Details from Nonfiction Text to Organize Sequence of Events

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Is it important to do things in a certain order? Yes, especially when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or so your class will learn in a lesson on sequencing. After guided practice, class members generate their own “how-to”...
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Hula How?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders start writing papers with much more regularity than they did in the previous grades. They are starting to differentiate between the styles of writing and know why each is important. This activity gives the them a chance to...
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Holiday Celebrations Writing Activity

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write an essay about their favorite holiday.  In this holiday essay lesson, 5th graders write a how to about materials they used and the steps they followed with those materials.
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You Can Do It: Creating How-To Videos

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create instructional videos. in this video lesson, students choose a subject area and topic to make their own how-to video. They research this topic and film their video using a flip-camera. 
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"How To Build A Snowman" Expository Writing

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write a "how to..." or an expository essay on building a snowman. They practice giving directions by explaining how to draw a person using shapes without mentioning that it's a person being drawn. They revise through the...
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Writing About Math

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write about math processes. In this content area writing lesson, 4th graders write out step by step directions for solving math problems. This lesson reinforces the use of math vocabulary as well as proper grammar and...