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Famous Person Book Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What a great adaptation of your traditional famous person project! After selecting and reading a biography of a famous person, pupils design a "book" that includes a doll/action figure printable of the famous person, written summary, and...
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Teaching Spelling

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
"Spelling is a thinking activity, not a rote learning activity." This packet contains everything from research information and diagnostic tools to teaching strategies and activities. A must-have for your curriculum library.
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Teacher Strategies for Dyslexics

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Here's a must-have resource for parents and teachers working with dyslexics. The 22-page packet includes background information about this disability, teaching strategies, accommodations, and information for parents.
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Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Here's a 40-page packet that offers suggestions for projects to accompany a reading of Avi's Newbery Award-winning historical novel, Crispin: The Cross of Lead.  The list includes math, science, language arts, social studies, and health...
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Phonemic Awareness and Sounding Out Words

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Although designed for children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, the multi-sensory tips and tricks included in this illustrated eight-page packet are designed to develop phonemic awareness and are appropriate for any classroom.
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Phonemic Awareness Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Phonemic awareness, one of the five areas of reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and text comprehension) is the focus of this packet designed for emergent readers, including those with significant...
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The President’s Desk

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...
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Stepping Stones for Early Readers

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Designed for parents to help their children prepare for school, this eBook is packed with worksheets, games, and activities that can be used by teachers as well.
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Activities to Support Teaching the Alphabet

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Whether or not your class includes kids with significant disabilities, teaching the alphabet to emergent readers and writers can be a challenge. Here's an activity packet designed for all learners.
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Folk Tales and Fables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
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Literacy Survival Tips for New Teachers!

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Whether new to teaching or a seasoned pro, this 12-page phonics and phonemic awareness guide is a must for your curriculum library. Everything from a summary of research on the topic to exercises and activities is included.
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Special Olympics Young Athletes Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 3rd
From bunny hops and bridges to bean bag tosses and big ball catches, your activity toolkit will be overflowing with great new ideas for adaptive physical education!
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Lifesavers for the Music Teacher

For Teachers K - 8th
A symphony of ideas are contained in this eBook designed by music teachers for music teachers. The 40 activities have all proven to be lifesavers. A must-have for your curriculum library.
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Game

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
How well do you know your affixes? Find out how proficient your learners are with a game that requires them not only to define various affixes, but also to use them to create words that they then use in sentences.
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Fun with Magnets

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Searching for ways to make your science unit on magnetism a little more attractive? This 47-page collection of printable materials, worksheets, and activities is perfect for any elementary teacher exploring magnets with their class.
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At the Improv. SIX drama speaking activities for the EFL/ESL Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Improv for EFL/ESL? Indeed! The six improvisation exercises detailed in this resource are intended to provide fluency practice and boost the confidence of all levels of language learners but can be used in drama classes as well.
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Go Fish!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
"One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish." Kids color, cut out, shuffle and deal a set of cards to play Go Fish!, use hams and green egg cards to play tic-tac-toe, and engage in other activities connected to books by Dr. Seuss. Oh, the...
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Literacy Activities for Any Time

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
As the title suggests, this packet is loaded with activities that can be used at any time. The common element in all the exercises is that they are connected to books by Dr. Seuss.
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Taking the “General” Out of Middle School General Music!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle schoolers will sing the praises of this music program. The resource, designed as an overview for music instructors, is loaded with ideas, activities, and links. Not a sour note in the packet. 
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The Moon Seems to Change: Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Use Eric Carle's sweet book, Papa, Please get the Moon for Me to learn about phases of the moon. They use a moon template calendar to chart moon phases for a month, sing lunar phase chants, and create a delicious visual diagram using a...
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Poetry Assignment

For Teachers 5th - 9th
As the culminating activity in a unit study of poetry, class members demonstrate what they have learned about poetry by creating a notebook containing original poems they have written, published poems they enjoy, and analyses of these...
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Mandala Portfolio Project

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Here's a great idea for writing portfolios. Kids decorate all four sides of their portfolio, introducing themselves, their families, goals, dreams, and favorite things. Detailed directions for all four panels and a rubric are included in...
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Mystery Paper Bag Book Report

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What's in the bag? Class members report on their independent reading by creating a paper bag book report and presenting their findings to the whole class. Part of a 10-lesson series on mystery writing.