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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Here Comes the Easter...?
Here Comes the Easter...?
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Here Comes the Easter...?
In this fun Easter-themed lesson, students will get to practice identifying characters, setting, and events, all while learning about a very silly cat!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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We Love the Earth
We Love the Earth
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We Love the Earth
It’s time to celebrate Earth Day! This music and literature-inspired lesson plan will get your students thinking about how they can help our planet stay healthy.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Celebrating Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day
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Celebrating Earth Day
It’s time to celebrate Earth Day! Use this fun art and writing lesson to help your students deepen their appreciation for all that the earth provides.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Earth Day Letter Hunt
Earth Day Letter Hunt
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Earth Day Letter Hunt
Help your students learn uppercase and lowercase letters while teaching them about environmental responsibility with an Earth Day letter scavenger hunt.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
Make history come alive with this interactive lesson! Students will have a blast presenting a "living timeline" to help their classmates understand the events of the Revolutionary War.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Focus on Founding Fathers
Focus on Founding Fathers
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Focus on Founding Fathers
This lesson will allow students to explore the backgrounds and contributions of the Founding Fathers by completing an online scavenger hunt and writing a basic biography.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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How Pumpkins Grow
How Pumpkins Grow
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How Pumpkins Grow
In this lesson, students will explore the life cycle of a pumpkin plant. Then they will have the chance to grow their own!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
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Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, teach your students about fun and silly limerick poems. In this lesson, students will learn about the characteristics of limerick poems and will have fun reading a variety of them!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
In this lesson, Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech, students will be able to understand the allusion Martin Luther King, Jr. makes to the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Have students discuss allusions in this speech.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
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Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
In honor of Chinese New Year, share with your students a famous Chinese story called *The Monkey King*. Students will practice their comprehension skills as they retell the story, identifying what happens in the beginning, middle, and end.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Caught a Leprechaun...
St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Caught a Leprechaun...
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Caught a Leprechaun...
Catch him if you can! In this St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will write about what they would do if they caught a leprechaun. They will also create their own leprechaun doll that they can hide somewhere in their home or classroom.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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The Guiding Beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Guiding Beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Guiding Beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
This lesson will teach your students about the six guiding principles of Martin Luther King, Jr. They'll read a picture book to learn about these beliefs. Then they'll write about how these principles were present in MLK Jr.'s life, and how they're present in their own lives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Wish Lists for Santa
Wish Lists for Santa
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Wish Lists for Santa
Have you been naughty or nice this year? It’s time to find out! In this writing lesson, students will practice using invented spelling to write Christmas wish lists to Santa.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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“I Am Thankful For…”
“I Am Thankful For…”
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“I Am Thankful For…”
Finding reasons to be grateful is a big part of the Thanksgiving season. Students won’t forget these reasons once they write them down!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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My Chinese Zodiac Animal
My Chinese Zodiac Animal
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My Chinese Zodiac Animal
Are you similar to your Chinese zodiac animal? In this lesson, your students will learn about their zodiac animal and write about an example from their life that captures a time when they displayed traits similar to their zodiac animal.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Learning to Listen With My Heart
Learning to Listen With My Heart
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Learning to Listen With My Heart
Gabi Garcia's "Listening With My Heart" provides students with an opportunity to reflect on ways to extend themselves compassion all year long. This engaging lesson supports students in understanding what kindness is, as well as how to be kind to themselves and others in their daily lives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
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Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
It’s time to take a trip around the world and experience Christmas in different countries. Students will explore how their Christmas traditions compare and contrast with kids across the world and chart their findings on a Venn diagram.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What's Inside a Pumpkin: Creating a Book
What's Inside a Pumpkin: Creating a Book
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What's Inside a Pumpkin: Creating a Book
Play with pumpkins! In this lesson, students will make representations of real objects. They will get a chance to be the authors and illustrators of their own stories about pumpkins.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
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Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Sugar skulls and fancy dress aren't all there is to the Day of the Dead. In this lesson students will learn about several societies that celebrate their dead, as well as some of the history behind the traditions of the Día de los Muertos.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
In this Saint Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will complete a 5-strategy comprehension exercise using "The Legend of the Blarney Stone."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Leprechaun Traps
Leprechaun Traps
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Leprechaun Traps
What says St. Patrick’s Day more than leprechauns? After reading a story, get students to use recycled materials to make their their own leprechaun traps. They will use the story's setting as inspiration for their projects!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Love Lists for Valentine's Day
Love Lists for Valentine's Day
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Love Lists for Valentine's Day
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. In this Valentine's Day lesson, students will practice using invented spelling to write a love list for someone titled "10 Things I Love About You."
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Presidential Pets
Presidential Pets
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Presidential Pets
Holy cow! Did President George W. Bush really have a longhorn named Ofelia as a pet? Students learn about wacky White House pets in this fun research activity that includes “president interviews” and a pet choice writing page.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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