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Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
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Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s monumental achievements in chemistry and physics are remarkable. In this lesson, your students will read two accounts of her life, integrate the details, and assess the importance of having more than one source of information.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Christmas Counting: 1, 2, 3! Time to Decorate the Christmas Tree
Christmas Counting: 1, 2, 3! Time to Decorate the Christmas Tree
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Christmas Counting: 1, 2, 3! Time to Decorate the Christmas Tree
Farewell pumpkins and turkeys! It’s time to decorate for Christmas! Your students will work on the foundations of counting, one-to-one correspondence, and one-to-one tagging as they add decorations to their Christmas cookies and trees.
Kindergarten
Math
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Ordering Up ABC
Ordering Up ABC
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Ordering Up ABC
Ordering is an important preschool skill—and one of the most important things to be able to put in order is the alphabet! Help students gain alphabetizing skills with this interactive lesson.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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A Pretend House
A Pretend House
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A Pretend House
Using their imaginations, your students will build houses for pretend mice and tell you all about them. This lesson is perfect for young, creative learners.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Thermometer Subtraction: Number Line Adventures
Thermometer Subtraction: Number Line Adventures
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Thermometer Subtraction: Number Line Adventures
Practicing subtraction using a thermometer for a number line makes math fun! In this lesson, your students will get more comfortable with subtracting two digit numbers.
2nd grade
Math
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Sticky Subtraction
Sticky Subtraction
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Sticky Subtraction
Don't put students in a sticky situation by not having them practice their subtraction facts! This lesson will give them plenty of practice, both in a group setting and individually to help them succeed later on.
1st grade
Math
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What’s This All About? Unpacking the Main Idea!
What’s This All About? Unpacking the Main Idea!
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What’s This All About? Unpacking the Main Idea!
Guide students through the challenging task of unpacking the main idea of a text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Halloween Place Value Race
Halloween Place Value Race
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Halloween Place Value Race
Double, double toil and trouble! Use two dice to roll up to 100 with one-digit sumations. In this lesson, students will play a place value game where they race to get to 100 by converting ones to tens.
1st grade
Math
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My "A" Dictionary
My "A" Dictionary
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My "A" Dictionary
Students build vocabulary and spelling skills through this engaging lesson. After brainstorming words that start with the letter A, students use words and pictures to create their own "A" dictionaries.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Same Sound, Different Location
Same Sound, Different Location
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Same Sound, Different Location
Learning that letters make the same sounds whether they are at the beginning or end of words can make a big difference in young students' understanding of letters and their ability to read!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Identify and Develop an Opinion
Identify and Develop an Opinion
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Identify and Develop an Opinion
Use this lesson to teach your students how to express opinions about nonfiction topics. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *What Does the Author Think?* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Adding Like Mixed Numbers
Adding Like Mixed Numbers
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Adding Like Mixed Numbers
Solve for the sum of two mixed numbers! They will use scaffolds such as fraction models to support the visualization of mixed numbers. This can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Sums for Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions.
4th grade
Math
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Race to 120
Race to 120
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Race to 120
Build familiarity with numbers from 1 to 120 with this fun game. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Then Came One.**
1st grade
Math
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Hunting for Contractions
Hunting for Contractions
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Hunting for Contractions
Some people hunt animals, while some hunt for treasure. We are going on a contraction hunt! Use this lesson to teach your students to find words in context that can form contractions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Turkey Patterns
Making Turkey Patterns
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Making Turkey Patterns
Festive fall decorations will fill your classroom after students complete these pattern-filled turkeys!
Preschool
Math
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Prefixes in Texts
Prefixes in Texts
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Prefixes in Texts
It is not only important for students to recognize words with prefixes, but also be able to choose the right prefix for the base word. In this lesson, students will work in groups to come up with as many words as possible with particular prefixes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
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Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Teach your students about picture walks as a strategy to understand the author's purpose in a fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mindful Animal Movement
Mindful Animal Movement
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Mindful Animal Movement
Let's move mindfully, with focus and ease, like a frog or a gorilla! In this lesson, students will practice mindful movement and come up with their own mindful animal movements that they can then teach to a peer.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Clip It!
Clip It!
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Clip It!
Let's clip some letter sounds. Have your students "pin" these common sight words into their memories with this letter sound recognition and sound blending lesson.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Verbs that Show Character Action
Verbs that Show Character Action
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Verbs that Show Character Action
Use this lesson to teach your students how to identify character actions with verbs. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Look for the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Beat the Drum
Beat the Drum
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Beat the Drum
Make some noise by counting! Help your preschoolers count from one to 10 while strengthening their fine motor and interpersonal skills.
Preschool
Math
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To Groove or Not to Groove?
To Groove or Not to Groove?
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To Groove or Not to Groove?
In this lesson, students explore ways they can give themselves more energy or help them relax. They will also learn that movement breaks are beneficial in releasing stress and tension and providing energy.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
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Analyzing Archetypes in Fairy Tales
Engage students in analysis by examining archetypes in fairy tales. Teach students to identify heroes and villains in fairy tales, examine patterns, and create their own fairy tales to express their knowledge of archetypes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fill in the Shape Notetaking
Fill in the Shape Notetaking
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Fill in the Shape Notetaking
Notetaking doesn’t just have to fit in a square! In this lesson, students will use different shapes to help them take notes and remember what they should be paying attention for as they read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Focus on the Similarities
Focus on the Similarities
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Focus on the Similarities
Use this lesson to teach your students to describe the similarities between stories with words that signal comparison. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *The Same or Different? You Decide!* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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