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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.
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Reader's Theater Exercise

For Teachers K - 6th
Here's a great idea for your Parent/Family Night—host a Reader's Theater! Everything you need to organize the night, as well as a K-3 and a 4-7 script, is provided in the packet. 
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Exploring Homophones

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
What do homophones and levers have in common? They're part of a design challenge that asks primary graders to create a display that connects two homophones and has at least one part that is moved by a lever. A knight that raises his...
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Reader's Theater Exercise: The Night Before Christmas

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Yes, Virginia, there really is a reader's theater script for "The Night Before Christmas." The exercise is a great way to productively channel pre-holiday energy.
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Will He See His Shadow? Groundhog Day Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
What a fantastic collection of activities for celebrating Groundhog Day! This resource includes a variety of holiday reading selections, groundhog facts, links to printables, story comprehension lessons, and much more!
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Convergence with The Cay: Exploring Geographic Concepts Wrapped in a Story

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Here's an awesome unit that uses The Cay as the anchor text. The 16-page packet is loaded with teaching ideas, activities, and suggested adjustments.
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The Chronicles of Narnia

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Designed to be used after a reading of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and after a viewing of the film, the packet includes discussion topics, activities, and projects. A must-have resource for...
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Who Were the Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Elvira Woodruff's The Orphan of Ellis Island: A Time Travel Adventure is the core text in a interdisciplinary unit study of immigration at the turn of the century.
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Arthur’s Pet Business

For Teachers K - 3rd
Marc Brown's Arthur's Pet Business provides young readers with an opportunity to investigate financial responsibility.
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Student Center Activities: Fluency

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Teaching children to read is no simple task, but this collection of phonics resources will make the journey a little easier. From simple activities and games that improve young children's letter recognition, to a reader's theater script...
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Simple Machines Make Things Go

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Trying to plan a physical science unit on forces and motion? Make your work a little easier with this comprehensive collection of simple machines resources. Offering a wide variety worksheets, activities, and projects, these materials...
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Beverly Cleary Memory Game

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Where is Henry Huggins? Class members craft playing cards for a memory game. One side features a description or an illustration of a memorable scene, the title of the book and the names of major characters, or a description about the...
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First Aid Kit

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Here is the perfect resource to support learners in designing comprehensive first aid kits tailored to their unique location, budget, and needs. This is an excellent supplement to your instruction on emergency preparedness!
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El Dia de los Muertos

For Students 1st - 8th
Celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday El Dia de los Muertos! Explore the intricate history behind the traditions, compare other cultural rituals honoring the dead, and create sugar skulls. Learners read informational text on Aztec...
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Westward Expansion in the Garden

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers...
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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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Dinosaurs Before Dark

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education students, this resource provides reading comprehension,...
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Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
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Civil War on Sunday

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Reading Mary Pope Osborne's Civil War on Sunday? Here's a packet crammed with activities, exercises, reading guides, and project suggestions. A must-have for your curriculum library.
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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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Grid and Bear It!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What do your pupils know about latitude and longitude? Make sure they have a thorough understanding of this topic by completing the comprehensive series of activities included here. Learners simulate latitude and longitude, take notes,...
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Charlie Brown and Friends

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Charles Schulz' Charlie Brown and Friends, a collection of Peanuts comic strips, provides young readers with an opportunity to engage in full-class discussions, work in groups to examine how Schulz develops his characters, and...
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Literacy Centers Using Nursery Rhymes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
And in this corner we have Little Jack Horner. Engage your learners with phonemic awareness activities that encourage them to play with language. Eight different categories of phonemic awareness activities are detailed in the resource...
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Let's Face It: Picasso

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Whether or not you decide to credit Picasso, young cubists will enjoy playing with facial features in an activity that has them creating faces, cutting the images into pieces, and reassembling the pieces into new images.