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Narrative Writing: An Imagined Story Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Let's pretend! Ben Bova's short story "Moonwalk" is used as a mentor text in a unit that shows kids how to create their own imaginative narratives. A great resource that deserves a special place in your curriculum library.
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Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Opinion, audience, purpose. Fourth graders are introduced to the three characteristics of persuasive writing in the third unit of a year-long writing program. The 98-page packet is complete with plans, model essays, graphic organizers,...
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Informative/Explanatory: Informative Article Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Here is everything you need to teach fourth graders to write informative/explanatory articles in one unit plan. This carefully crafted resource packet includes lessons, exercises, and activities based on the writing process, that enable...
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Opinion: Literary Analysis Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Julia Alvarez's How Tia Lola Came to Stay is the mentor text used in an expository writing unit that teaches fourth graders how to write critically and thoughtfully about text.
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Launching Writing Workshop Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Launch a year-long writing program with a narrative writing unit that introduces young writers to the systems, routines, and procedures of the writing workshop.
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No-Blender Pulp Painting

For Teachers K - 12th
Like finger painting, this project is very tactile. Kids tear tissue paper into small pieces, add water, and mix up a pulp that can be pressed onto a canvas to create a colorful, textured painting.
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Insoluble Paintings

For Teachers K - 12th
Insolubility and density? Yup, it's art class, of course. To create insoluble paintings that continually move and change, kids mix water-based paint with mineral oil and seal the mixture in laminating pouches.
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Simple Suminagashi

For Teachers K - 12th
Go ahead. Spill the ink! Combine the study of art, social studies, and science with a Suminagashi (spilled ink) activity that produces "unique and unreproducible" works of art.
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How To: Transfer from Floor to Chair

For Students 3rd - 12th
Mary Allison discusses why no one should feel "wheelchair bound" in the next video of her series on maneuvering in a wheelchair. She leads viewers step by step through how to transfer from a wheelchair to the floor and back again.
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Artist’s Challenge Coins

For Teachers K - 12th
Make 'em, trade 'em, share 'em. Kids create artist's challenge coins to celebrate personal achievements, as mementos, or as encouragement. Originally designed for service personnel, these coins are a great way to recognize achievement.
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How To: Hop, Pop, and Jump (Using a Wheelchair): Part One

For Students 3rd - 12th
My disability might change the way I do things, but it never diminishes my independence. An inspirational young woman takes viewers through her tips and tricks for how to make any situation accessible while in a wheelchair.  
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"When I Can Scream" Social Skill Story

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Sometimes it is okay to scream and sometimes it is not. This 18-slide presentation shows kids when to use a loud, outside voice and when to use a quiet inside voice. Customized this social skills story by inserting the child's name and...
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The Last Banana: A Thought Experiment in Probability

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Your learners will be surprised by the thought-provoking, counterintuitive puzzle presented in this short video that models a fun, fictional situation in which a game is played with two number cubes to decide which of two people wins a...
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Making Regolith

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
You may not be able to take a field trip to the moon, but that doesn't mean your class can't study moon rocks. Using graham crackers as the moon's bedrock and powdered donuts as micrometeorites, young scientists simulate the creation of...
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The Rainbow Fish: Activities for Parents to Do with Children at Home

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister's award-winning story about the joys of sharing, is the inspiration for this resource loaded with fun. Suggestions for language and language arts, math, science, and social studies activities are included...
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Fractions as Numbers

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Your learners will enjoy thoroughly understanding fractions, and you will appreciate the abundant, quality resources in this comprehensive unit that builds toward a complete understanding of the concept of fractions as numbers. Many...
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Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Use ancient Egypt to engage your class in learning about the world of fractions with this 16-lesson unit. Starting off with an introduction to unit fractions, young mathematicians slowly piece together their fractional number sense,...
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Flextangle Template

For Students 2nd - 12th
Flexagons? What a great way to play with geometry. Kids use the provided template to transform a plain G sheet into a solid G paper toy. The resource even comes with an instructional video and illustrations.
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Task: How Long Should Shoe Laces Really Be?

For Teachers 8th Standards
Your eighth grade learners are asked to analyze and graph linear data collected by fifth graders in order to prepare a report of recommendations on the length of shoe laces for shoe manufacturers. Given the bivariate data, learners...
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Task: Mini-Problems

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
Your learners will expand their deeper-thinking and problem-solving skills while they model these real-life scenarios using linear functions. Beginning with the creation of tables, equations, and graphs for each situation, learners are...
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It's Probably Probable

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners make predictions and draw conclusions from given information as they learn the meaning of probability in this vocabulary-rich, integrated activity that presents a variety of teaching strategies to motivate and reach all learning...
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Eighteen Flavors

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Your learners will be tantalized by this inquiry-based, collaborative activity as they discover how to write an equation that represents the height of an ice cream cone. Given the scenario based on the poem, "Eighteen Flavors," and...
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Solving Linear Inequalities

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Your learners will appreciate the complete picture of linear inequalities presented in this lesson plan. Starting simply with definitions and moving all the way to solving linear inequality word problems this activity is simple to follow...
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Brassica Fried Rice

For Teachers 4th
Here's a delicious way to engage fourth graders into working with fractions. Kids chop brassica or cruciferous vegetables, measure the required ingredients, and add them to cooked rice to produce a delicious treat.