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Meet Mr. Poe

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce your readers to Edgar Allan Poe via internet research. Begin by going over rules for the library and search engines, then set learners loose to gather facts on Poe's life. The following day, have the entire class review their...
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The Nature of the Antagonist

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Darth Vader, The Wicked Witch of the West, Shere Khan, Moby Dick...these are some of the most famous villains in film and literature. Study the four categories of conflict with your class and have them finish the day by creating a...
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Create a Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Take the classic "group-written story" and apply it to the computer. Instead of passing around a sheet of paper for learners to continue writing where another person left off, have individuals move from computer to computer, continuing...
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Hearts for St. Patrick

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore the history of St. Patrick's Day and add a festive touch to classroom decor with an activity that combines holiday symbols, limericks, and class members' craftiness to create paper shamrocks. 
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From the Mouse's Point of View

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students will write a short story from Amos' point of view about one of Benjamin Franklin inventions not mentioned in Ben and Me.
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Karma Tycoon Video Game Study Guide Unit Learning Goals and Links to Classroom Learning

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Utilize smartphone or computer technology and have your learners develop their nonprofit business vocabulary and skills in civics, geography, economics, language arts, and math with the plans and activities in this resource. Included are...
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The Talking Stick

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the lives of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan. In this talking stick instructional activity, students discover dance, art, music, and traditions of the First Nations people.  Students design and create a talking...
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Poetry for Two Voices

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write their own poems based on a topic they chose. In this language arts lesson plan, 6th graders create a multimedia presentation on the poems they wrote. They present their final project in class followed by a brief...
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The Anti-bullying Magazine

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discuss bullying. In this art lesson, 6th graders use role play and create scenes that are photographed and used in a PowerPoint. Students create an anti-bullying magazine.
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Learning Through Locative Media

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders share locative media projects. In this unit highlighting important locations, 7th graders use the history of their community and a GPS locating device to pinpoint important locations in their story.
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"One Evening in the Rainy Season" Shi Zhecun

For Teachers 12th
Did you know that modern Chinese literature “grew from the psychoanalytical theory of Sigmund Freud”? Designed for a world literature class, seniors are introduced to “One Evening in the Rainy Season,” Shi Zhecun’s stream of...
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Puppet Scenes

For Teachers 2nd
Explore character, plot, and setting through dramatic puppet play. Second graders discuss basic story elements and then practice making a character with their sock puppets. After they've crafted a dynamic puppet, they pair up to create a...
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Happy 40th Birthday Brown Bear

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What do you see? Wish a happy birthday to Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The lesson includes six extension activities for the books and its companion stories, including a maze and animal...
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Getting to Know You

For Teachers Pre-K
Students read a book about understanding differences.  In this getting to know you lesson, students sit in a circle, roll a ball to each other and tell one thing about themselves when they get the ball.  Students read the book One and...
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Elements of Myth

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read and act out myths. In this world mythology activity, students read and analyze myths from various cultures and then recognize their attributes as they prepare presentations of myths that explain natural phenomena.
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Bugs

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore the wonders of bugs. In this bug lesson, students examine various types of bugs. Students make crafts, sing songs, discuss nutrition, and investigate different types of insects.
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Grocery Store

For Teachers Pre-K
Students explore food and grocery stores. In this lesson on foods, students are introduced to the food pyramid and healthy eating through a variety of center activities. Students have to opportunity to role-play working at a grocery store.
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Primates

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore different primates. In this primate lesson, students examine the various primates by engaging in crafts, dramatic play, singing songs, and games. 
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Pirates

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students investigate pirate life. In this cross  curriculum art, P.E., math, and vocabulary development cross curriculum pirates lesson, students count treasure chests, construct pirate ships made of blocks, role play pirates in "pirate...
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Monsters, Monsters, Monsters

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students are introduced to how to use the internet and send emails. In groups, they work together to send emails to other students around the world. To end the lesson, they read their emails to the class and respond to their questions.
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Introducing Rhythm: Half-, Quarter-, and Eighth Notes

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Here's a quick, kinesthetic activity to introduce basic rhythms to pre-literate musicians. This resource should strengthen brain development that connects the body to later literacy skills, and your kids should have fun doing it!
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Getting Personal/Concept Mapping Narratives : Language Arts, Creative Writing, Peer Editing

For Teachers 4th - 9th
After reading and discussing examples of personal narratives, groups of young scholars highlight elements of the text that emphasize setting, conflict and private thoughts. Class members then work independently to create a concept map of...
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Partner Christmas Story

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Add some spice to your writing! Writers work with descriptive details, action verbs, and transitions in this writing activity. Working in partner pairs, writers from fifth to tenth grade write a two or three paragraph story, with each...
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Prepositional Boogie

For Teachers 4th - 6th
It's like Simon Says with grammar! Prepare some phrases yourself (example phrases are included here), and have kids do the things you say. For example, you could say, "Kids are under the desk." 

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