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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Teach your students to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using a strategy that works for both operations: converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again!
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Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
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Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
Imagery is one of the most important tools in a narrative writer's arsenal. In this lesson, students will will learn to craft vivid scenes by selecting powerful verbs and adjectives, as well as to critique descriptive writing using the same criteria.
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Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor
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Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor
When fractions have big numerators and denominators, it can be tough to find the simplest form. Fear not! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to find the simplest form using the greatest common factor.
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In this lesson, students will learn about interdependence and explore how we are all connected and part of the web of life.
Social emotional
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Multi-Step Word Problems
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Multi-Step Word Problems
Freshen up your understanding of multi-step word problems! Use this lesson to help students use problem-solving thought processes to solve multi-step word problems.
Math
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Fact vs. Opinion in Texts
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Fact vs. Opinion in Texts
Understanding the difference between fact and opinion is a critical skill. Your students will practice differentiating between facts and opinions in nonfiction texts and will apply the skills they learn to write their own statements.
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
Encourage students to explain the relationship between decimals and fractions to help them with future computations. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area with Decimals and Fractions.
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Three Times a Charm! Close Reading with Annotations
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Three Times a Charm! Close Reading with Annotations
In fifth grade, students are expected to analyze complex texts on a deeper level. Teach your students to use close reading strategies, like rereading and annotation symbols, to dive deeper into fictional texts.
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Multiplication as Scaling
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Multiplication as Scaling
Teach your students to interpret multiplication as scaling. In this lesson, students will learn to predict the size of a product, using one factor as scale.
Math
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Perseverance to Achieve Goals
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Perseverance to Achieve Goals
Motivation, perseverance, and grit are all key in learning and in the classroom! In this lesson, students will explore the term "perseverance" and research ways they can stay motivated in school and in their lives.
Social emotional
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Onomatopoeia Practice
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Onomatopoeia Practice
Does onomatopoeia BANG your students up or cause them to want to BARF? Help them out with this comical lesson on the well-known figurative device. Students will have a fun time completing worksheets and using onomatopoeias themselves.
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High-Five Homophones
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High-Five Homophones
In this homophone lesson, your students will have fun getting out of their seats to play a "mingle" game before they practice using homophones in sentences.
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Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
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Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
What's the difference between primary and secondary sources? This lesson will compare the two types of sources and ask students to discuss the benefits of using each source.
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
Help students decode tricky language in the Declaration of Independence with an integrated vocabulary and history lesson. After reviewing vocabulary as a class, students will rewrite the Declaration of Independence in kid-friendly language.
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Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
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Compare and Contrast Information Across Sources
Sharpen your students’ reading and research skills in this lesson that guides them in comparing and contrasting information and drawing conclusions. Students will collect information across several resources including Internet sources.
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Cause and Effect Structure
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Cause and Effect Structure
Use this lesson to help your ELs see patterns and signal words in the cause-and-effect text structure. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Eyeing the Effects of Weather.
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Main Idea and Details in Fiction
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Main Idea and Details in Fiction
In this EL support lesson, your students will use introductory phrases to write about the main idea and details in a fictional story.
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Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
If your students are screaming, make sure they are grammatically correct! In this pronoun lesson plan, your students will identify and use a variety of pronouns to replace common and proper nouns.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
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Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
What’s unique about abbreviations and acronyms? In this lesson, students will learn the mechanics of using abbreviations and acronyms, including how they are similar and different.
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Volume and Rectangular Prisms
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Volume and Rectangular Prisms
Students will find volume for rectangular prisms by applying the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h.
Math
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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.
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Fraction Stories
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Fraction Stories
Multiplying with fractions may seem easy to your students, but challenge them with this engaging lesson that requires them to write their own word problems!
Math
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Problem and Solution Practice
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Problem and Solution Practice
Help your ELs learn how to identify the problem and solution in a fictional text by using transition words as a foundation for their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support to the lesson There’s No I in Theme-work!
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Simile for Me!
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Simile for Me!
Swift as a coursing river, your students will get the hang of similes with this creativity-fueled writing lesson. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, these activities are sure to keep young learners engaged.