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Compare and Contrast Short Stories
Compare and Contrast Short Stories
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Compare and Contrast Short Stories
By fourth grade, most students are familiar with story elements such as setting, characters, and plot. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the elements in two stories with similar themes.
4th grade
Math
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Composing and Decomposing
Composing and Decomposing
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Composing and Decomposing
Use this lesson to introduce composing and decomposing as part of your students’ addition and subtraction toolkits.
2nd grade
Math
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Three-Digit Addition Strategies Review
Three-Digit Addition Strategies Review
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Three-Digit Addition Strategies Review
Use this lesson to review three-digit addition strategies including base-ten drawings, number lines, and the standard algorithm.
2nd grade
Math
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Blending Sounds
Blending Sounds
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Blending Sounds
This is a great introductory lesson to teach about beginning blends. Kindergarten students will love learning all about how to blend consonants together while reading a hilarious story!
Kindergarten
Math
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Fractions and Word Problems
Fractions and Word Problems
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Fractions and Word Problems
Fractions are in everyday life! This lesson reviews how to solve word problems involving fractions using tape diagrams. The problems include addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions.
5th grade
Math
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One Fish, Two Fish
One Fish, Two Fish
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One Fish, Two Fish
This wacky lesson combines math and reading practice with a Dr. Seuss classic and some fun online games.
Preschool
Math
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Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
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Stepping Through Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Use this lesson to teach your students how to determine if they should use addition, subtraction, or both operations to solve a word problem by following four simple steps.
3rd grade
Math
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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
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It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.
3rd grade
Math
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Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
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Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End
Let your class act out! Students will reenact Goldilocks and the Three Bears while learning about narratives and story plots.
Kindergarten
Math
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Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
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Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close reading isn’t about just ticking through words on a page; it’s about absorbing ideas and expanding on them. In this lesson, students will use this strategy to make interpretations about a character's emotions through their actions.
4th grade
Math
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In Search of the Main Idea
In Search of the Main Idea
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In Search of the Main Idea
Young learners will love finding the main ideas in short informational texts. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, this lesson will help students learn about different topics while improving their reading skills.
3rd grade
Math
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Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
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Show Me Equivalent Fractions!
In this lesson, students will construct their own number lines and bar models to find equivalent fractions.
3rd grade
Math
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Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
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Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
Students will have fun learning the Read, Draw, Write (RDW) strategy on two-step, mixed operation problems. First they will learn RDW, and then they will practice it in a game called Four in a Row.
3rd grade
Math
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Story Structure Rollercoaster
Story Structure Rollercoaster
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Story Structure Rollercoaster
Reading can be a rollercoaster with its ups and downs! Use this lesson that features a rollercoaster-themed story map to teach your students about story structure and how to use a graphic organizer to visualize it.
3rd grade
Math
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What's the Point?
What's the Point?
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What's the Point?
Give your students practice explaining how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. With these sports-themed texts, students will make inferences about the author and use text evidence to prove it.
5th grade
Math
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Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
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Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Teach your students to decompose factors as a strategy to find multiples of 6, 7, 8, and 9. This lesson supports flexible thinking and number sense.
3rd grade
Math
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Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
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Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
Five, ten, fifteen... Help your students practice their multiplication skills by teaching them to skip count by fives. In this lesson, they will use dice to practice math!
2nd grade
Math
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What's the Problem?
What's the Problem?
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What's the Problem?
High order thinking skills are critical skills for students of all ages. In this lesson, your students will create word problems about money.
2nd grade
Math
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Division: Solving for Unknown Factors
Division: Solving for Unknown Factors
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Division: Solving for Unknown Factors
Help your class conquer division with this lesson that has them find the unknown factor using multiplication!
3rd grade
Math
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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Adding fractions with unlike denominators just doesn't work like it does when the denominators are the same. Let's make it work! Students will add fractions with unlike denominators with sums between one and two.
5th grade
Math
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Adding with M&M's
Adding with M&M's
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Adding with M&M's
Use a sweet treat to help students do hands-on math! Students will practice their addition skills in this yummy activity.
1st grade
Math
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Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
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Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
Double dominoes! Get your students excited to add with dominoes and playing cards. This lesson is a fun way to help your students continue to learn to add.
1st grade
Math
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Picture Book Pacing
Picture Book Pacing
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Picture Book Pacing
The ability to read aloud well and with confidence is an important part of student development. In this lesson, students will use picture books and record videos of themselves reading aloud.
3rd grade
Math
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What Were They Thinking?
What Were They Thinking?
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What Were They Thinking?
What do Malala Yousafzai, Al Gore, and Michelle Obama all have in common? They are all nonfiction authors with a purpose. In this interactive lesson, students will gain practice looking at details in text to identify the author’s purpose.
4th grade
Math
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Parking Lot Multiplication
Parking Lot Multiplication
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Parking Lot Multiplication
Help your students make sense of the commutative property of multiplication by relating it to arrangements of cars in parking lots.
3rd grade
Math
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