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RL.3.6
Help your students learn how opinions are formed with this engaging lesson on likes, dislikes, and what they have to do with perspective. They'll love making connections between their personal opinions and those of book characters.
by Gabriela Lozano
November 7, 2015
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2D shapes are all around us! In this lesson students will explore the properties of four different shapes—triangles, circles, rectangles, and squares! They will learn that they can find these shapes anywhere in the world around us.
by Anna Parrish
November 6, 2015
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Looking for a fun way to reinforce multiplication and area finding skills? This hands-on lesson gives students a chance to create their own multiplication equations by making rectangular models.
by Sabrina LeBlond
November 6, 2015
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This lesson combines an introduction to biomes with some fun Venn diagram exercises. Not only will students learn more about nature, they'll also learn how to make comparisons between different things in nature.
by Sarah Marten
November 5, 2015
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What has a herd of cows, a float of crocodiles, and everything in between? This quirky reading lesson, that's what. Your students will love learning about collective nouns through music, literature, writing, and arts and crafts.
by Molly Stahl
November 5, 2015
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RL.4.3
Have you ever wished that books, like movies, would state their conflict and genres on the cover? With the help of an Education.com workbook, students will learn to find the clues and read like a writer.
by Elizabeth S. Tyree
November 4, 2015
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Have you ever read a story and immediately began to compare the characters to those of your favorite story? In this lesson, students will learn to read context clues and descriptions in order to understand characters and compare them.
by Elizabeth S. Tyree
November 4, 2015
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In this lesson, students will make bar graphs and interpret data using real-life data from other students. They will get practice writing and answering survey questions.
by Yolanda Swain
November 3, 2015
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Sometimes authors choose to describe their setting for readers to imagine, but don't actually tell them where the story is set! In this lesson, students will learn to deduce settings from context.
by Elizabeth S. Tyree
November 3, 2015
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Get ready to get dramatic! Use this fun and interactive commands and exclamations lesson to teach your students about imperative and exclamatory sentences.
by Ms. Kara Smith
November 2, 2015
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2.OA.C.4
In this lesson, your students will use repeated addition to find the total number of objects in arrays. This lesson will help your students build upon the skills needed to learn multiplication.
by Yolanda Swain
November 2, 2015
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One of the basic concepts in science is recognizing that all things can be classified as living or nonliving. In this lesson, your students will explore the characteristics of living and nonliving things with engaging hands-on activities.
by Susan Russell
November 1, 2015
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In this lesson, your students will learn about their roles as consumers and producers in a community through engaging activities and discussion.
by Susan Russell
November 1, 2015
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Characters, settings, and events, oh my! In this lesson, students will dig deeper into each of these components and learn to provide specific details from their texts.
by Angela Fiorille
October 31, 2015
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Through creative and engaging activities, your students will explore and learn about landforms. In this lesson, they will make their own mini dictionary of landforms.
by Susan Russell
October 31, 2015
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In this lesson, your students will learn how to identify what direction they are going when they move from one place to another. They'll be able to visually see directions in the classroom.
by Yolanda Swain
October 30, 2015
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Help your students learn the difference between proper and common nouns with this lesson that has them come up with examples of their own and complete a worksheet to check for comprehension.
by Yolanda Swain
October 30, 2015
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In this lesson, your students will measure the lengths of items and then make a line plot to show the measurement data. They will get hands-on by measuring and surveying the class.
by Yolanda Swain
October 29, 2015
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Make multiplying by powers of ten more accessible to your students by focusing on patterns in the number of zeros!
by Angela Fiorille
October 29, 2015
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In this lesson, your students will use music and art to visualize emotions and express feelings. They will love using music to practice writing!
by Mary Harrison
October 28, 2015

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