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Keep skills sharp this summer with these engaging writing activities. They are designed to be used for all grade levels. The slides provide directions for students and the templates should …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades 6-8Grades 2-5Grades K-1

This month Grade 6-8 students will be writing a full narrative in the form of a Memoir. They’ll choose an artifact that has some meaning to them and write the …

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This month students will learn financial literacy as they research how to be a wise consumer. This lesson includes math, research, shopping and writing. As students go shopping for a …

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This month students will be able to practice effective constructed response with a variety of texts. These lessons will utilize the texts we provide, but the steps can be used …

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Grades 6-8, students will be gathering information about a specific sport in the Olympics, and then finding and using Golden Bricks to complete an essay. .......................................................................................... For more lessons like …

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Grades 6-8 students will use content area topics and write a short descriptive paragraph using their powers of observation. They will apply their academic vocabulary to create word referents and …

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Grades 6-8 students will be creating their own Perfect Holiday! The sky’s the limit on this one! Any kind of holiday at any time of the year! This informational project …

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Grades 6-8 will research World Kindness Day and write an informational paragraph about the impact of kindness. They will have a chance to view a video and create a Kindness …

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Your students will be responding to literature using our literary elements cards along with the classic tale by Janell Cannon, Stellaluna. As you read this delightful tale, students will identify …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8Grades 2-5

Your students will be responding to literature using the literary elements reference sheet along with sentence starters to help them frame up their responses in a creative way. They’ll start …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8Grades 2-5

Using grade appropriate texts, students will skim and scan informational text, locate evidence of a variety of text features and complete the Text Detective slides. Use these slides for whole …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8Grades 2-5

Summer is the time to rest and reflect. These slides are designed to keep your student's writing skills sharp through a series of journal entries. Downloads June 2021 Grade K-8 …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades 6-8Grades 2-5Grades K-1

Students will dive into argument writing as they grapple with the issue: Should we have year-round school? They will learn the vocabulary of argument writing including, claim, issue, supporting details, …

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Students will read and/or listen to several poems that use imagery as a literary device to allow the reader to visualize a topic or theme. They will then create their …

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Time for revision! In this robust lesson, students will have the opportunity to go step by step through the revision process to add necessary “VITAMINS” to the weak sentences provided …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

The theme in this story is friendship. Students will listen to the read-aloud, Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, and think about how the author portrayed the theme. Then, in a …

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In this lesson, we want to challenge our students to work hard and keep going. Students will kick-off 2021 by creating a vision board, helping to focus their efforts on …

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What is the perfect gift? Are there gifts that last a lifetime? In this lesson, students will listen to the read-aloud, What is Given from the Heart by Patricia C …

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Written by the son of a career officer, this book explores the branches of the Armed Services and speaks from the heart about the honor, privileges and sacrifices of military …

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How do others perceive you? How is it that two people can look at the same thing, but see something entirely different? In this lesson students will listen to the …

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In this lesson students will learn to identify the productive questions that author's use to generate specific elaborative detail and then use those questions to generate a segment of their own …

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The Memory Box - Friendships Made This is a great end of the year lesson to replace some of the activities like signing yearbooks. Using a vivid verb, students will …

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This month, connect on a meaningful level with your students as they spend their days and weeks at home. Through the song “Be A LIght” students will make connections to …

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When we teach young writers to be precise and thoughtful in their choice of words, we are doing so much more than improving their test scores, although that will be a …

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How can we teach our students to deeply love and accept themselves and others, despite their weaknesses and differences? This February, whether you are celebrating Valentine's Day, Black History Month, …

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Growth mindset is a trending topic in education. As teachers, we want to challenge our students to work hard and keep going, despite the many challenges and setbacks they may …

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Is there a such thing as the perfect gift? This month, discuss with your students what they think the perfect gift would be. Is it a gaming station, or maybe …

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Since becoming a national holiday in 1938, our country has been celebrating and honoring United States veterans each year on November 11. As this day of observance rolls around, your …

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Bring Disney right to your classroom this October with the book The Haunted Mansion written by Buddy Baker and Xavier Atencio. Use this magnificent book to guide your students in creating a …

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Here is a fantastic lesson to get the school year started in your classroom grades 5-8! The focus is all about perspective. Downloads Grades 5-8 Back to School Lesson of …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8