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Music Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Worksheet
Music Appreciation
Mini musicians, get ready for a jukebox adventure back in time! Visit the Library of Congress Jukebox website to hear 5 classic melodies by famous composers.
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Bio Poem Template
Bio Poem Template
Worksheet
Bio Poem Template
In this worksheet, children read an example of a bio poem for jazz musician Thelonious Monk, then use the prompt to create a bio poem for a person of their choosing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Crafting a Thesis Statement: Literary Essay Writing
Crafting a Thesis Statement: Literary Essay Writing
Worksheet
Crafting a Thesis Statement: Literary Essay Writing
This activity will afford your fourth graders the chance to think about the claim they want to make in their literary essays and give them practice writing an intro paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finish the Story
Finish the Story
Worksheet
Finish the Story
Read the introduction and conclusion of this story starter, and use his own creativity to finish the story about Fiona's fury.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sensory Words
Sensory Words
Worksheet
Sensory Words
Introduce your third grade writer to sensory words with this worksheet that asks him to sort each adjective under the correct sense.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Close Reading Through Word Choice
Close Reading Through Word Choice
Lesson Plan
Close Reading Through Word Choice
Every great reader and writer knows that syntax matters. During this lesson, students will use the close reading strategy to focus on word choice, and use their understanding of syntax to develop theories about patterns in the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Personal Narrative Problem & Solution
Personal Narrative Problem & Solution
Worksheet
Personal Narrative Problem & Solution
Students can start a personal narrative with a clear problem and solution by using this activity to organize their story. This handy graphic organizer will have students consider various aspects of their problem and solution, and how it made them feel.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simple Sentence Structure
Simple Sentence Structure
Worksheet
Simple Sentence Structure
With this worksheet, your student can rearrange these nouns and verbs into complete sentences, building creative writing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tall Tales
Tall Tales
Workbook
Tall Tales
Can you read 100 books in a day? Run a mile in 30 seconds? Kids can compare fact and fiction with Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and others to learn about story structure, character analysis and hyperbole.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Drawing Conclusions
Drawing Conclusions
Worksheet
Drawing Conclusions
Time to play detective! Can you describe what happened int his scene, just by looking at the picture? Practice making inferences by looking at context.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Perfect Pet
My Perfect Pet
Lesson Plan
My Perfect Pet
In this lesson, your students will go through the writing process to write about their perfect pets and then make a 3-D version of this pet, mount the final draft, and display it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
How to Write a Paragraph
How to Write a Paragraph
Worksheet
How to Write a Paragraph
Yum, this paragraph is making me hungry! With this introductory worksheet, your student will learn how to write a paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Concept maps are versatile and useful for all subject areas. Use this concept map for word work, main idea and supporting details, or to map out ideas.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
Lesson Plan
Classroom Time Capsule
Help show your students' growth with a time capsule. Use the lesson plan Classroom Time Capsule to have students prepare any academic work they want to include in the capsule. They will also add a completed worksheet about their goals for 2020.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Workbook
Pick a Peck of Poetry
What's a metaphor? How do you haiku? Kids will hone reading and writing skills with this book, from a simple syllable counting exercise to inventing rhymes and tangling with the Jabberwocky!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Stretching Sentences
Stretching Sentences
Worksheet
Stretching Sentences
Flex those writing skills with these clever prompts. Practice stretching sentences by adding details of who, what, when and where!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Lesson Plan
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Students are often taught that written pieces should be long and detailed, but this isn't the case when it comes to summaries. This lesson gives students the chance to practice keeping summaries concise in a fun and engaging way.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
One Happy Classroom
One Happy Classroom
Lesson Plan
One Happy Classroom
This is a great lesson to use at the start of the school year. The focus is creating one happy classroom! Students will get to know themselves and their peers and describe how they will make the classroom a happy learning place.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
On Demand Writing: Picture Prompt
On Demand Writing: Picture Prompt
Worksheet
On Demand Writing: Picture Prompt
Use this picture prompt to provoke creativity in student writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Write Direction
The Write Direction
Workbook
The Write Direction
Get your second grader's creativity flowing with this workbook, boasting all of the right stuff he needs to create events in a sequence, and eventually even pen his own prompts!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
My Super Power
My Super Power
Worksheet
My Super Power
Flex your superhuman writing abilities with a fun prompt! If you could be a superhero, what power would you want to have?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Drawing Conclusions
Drawing Conclusions
Workbook
Drawing Conclusions
In this series of maps, charts and match-ups your child will learn to use his logic to read contextual clues and label the information. Every picture has a story to tell!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Activity
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with fun and memorable interactions between family members. This holiday, why not memorialize some of those details and events with a family poem? You can create a lasting memory in the form of a poem with contributions f
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Interesting Introductions
Interesting Introductions
Lesson Plan
Interesting Introductions
Teach young authors how to "hook" readers with this hands-on lesson. By examining novels and developing their own introductions, students will be able to hone their writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

Brainstorming

Hmm...what to write? If your student is stuck trying to think of writing topics for reports, speeches, or just a silly story, we’ve got a world of writing topic ideas at your fingertips. Try a story prompt, a brainstorm sheet, or a mix-and-match game to get those creative juices flowing. Next thing you know, the ideas will come with ease and writing will be a breeze.