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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
Math
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Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
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Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Your students’ understanding will reach its peak when they ask detail-seeking questions from observations made about plateaus, mesas, canyons, and buttes. Students will use illustrations and text to assist in their questions and answers.
3rd grade
Math
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
4th grade
Math
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Great Lake Stories
Great Lake Stories
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Great Lake Stories
Natural landmarks are a source of wonder and fascination, and they encourage people’s imaginations. Students will get a chance to use their imaginations in this lesson where social studies and writing combine.
4th grade
Math
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What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
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What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
Quoting is a valuable skill in today's education. Lead your students on the right path with explicit instruction that will stick. Then, back it up with hands on practice on and experience in their own leveled chapter books.
5th grade
Math
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Explorer Letters
Explorer Letters
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Explorer Letters
Step into the shoes of an explorer. Students will learn more about the lives and accomplishments of important explorers, and they'll demonstrate their knowledge through a creative writing assignment.
5th grade
Math
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
4th grade
Math
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Papering the Plains States
Papering the Plains States
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Papering the Plains States
Making inferences from texts about the Plains States, your students will learn how to read with a purpose! In this lesson, your students will practice important skills while developing knowledge of various states.
4th grade
Math
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily kindergarten sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
Kindergarten
Math
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All About the Story
All About the Story
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All About the Story
Use this engaging lesson plan to introduce the concept of perspective and story sequencing to your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Put Me in the Zoo.
Kindergarten
Math
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Switching U.S. States
Switching U.S. States
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Switching U.S. States
This lesson combines students' knowledge of US geography and their creative writing skills in one fun activity!
4th grade
Math
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Hidden Animals
Hidden Animals
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Hidden Animals
It's time to make—and hide—animals! In this lesson, students read a story about camouflage and then create their own animals to hide. Finally, students write an informational paragraph to describe their animals' hiding powers.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
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"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
What do red envelopes, pomelos, and water narcissus flowers have in common? They all bring good fortune during the Chinese New Year! In this lesson, students will write about someone to whom they would like to grant good fortune.
2nd grade
Math
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Town Signage
Town Signage
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Town Signage
In this lesson, students will learn about the history of their town while improving their writing and research skills. No matter how big or small the town, there’s always something fun to uncover in this assignment!
3rd grade
Math
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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
This engaging lesson teaches students about the famous author Faith Ringgold. Students will explore two pieces of literature, comparing and contrasting story elements, then write opinion pieces to illustrate which book they liked best.
1st grade
Math
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Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
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Peter Pan and Neverland 3: The Flight Part 2
"You must be nice to him, Wendy impressed on her brothers." In this lesson, your class continues work in their Peter Pan and Neverland workbooks, focusing on comprehension of Wendy Darling's personality.
5th grade
Math
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the life of Frederick Douglass. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, and then they will record important information about him on a graphic organizer. Lastly, they'll choose an important event from his life to illustrate and caption.
Kindergarten
Math
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Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
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Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Whoa, weather! Using technology as an aid, students will put their research skills to the test while learning about hurricanes.
4th grade
Math
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African American Poets
African American Poets
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African American Poets
Students will use a combination of graphic organizers in this lesson plan to learn about famous African American poets and their poetry. They will work in groups to research a famous poet, and choose one of their poems to analyze. Then, they'll share their findings with the class.
3rd grade
Math
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Standing Up for Symbols
Standing Up for Symbols
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Standing Up for Symbols
Students will show off their patriotism as they put their research and oral advocacy skills to the test in this history lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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