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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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All About the Informative Essay
All About the Informative Essay
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All About the Informative Essay
Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Giving Directions: Tell Me How
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Students will have fun engaging in activities that develop their ability to write sequential step-by-step directions. This lesson helps young learners with being detailed and using transition words in their writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
This lesson will help students map out their argument essay after they have identified a topic. Students will learn the three basic components of constructing an argument: stating a claim, listing reasons, and providing evidence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Different Points of View
Exploring Different Points of View
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Exploring Different Points of View
The activities in this lesson will engage students in thinking about how a person’s position, needs, and concerns affect their point of view on an issue. Students will apply this to characters in "The Memory String" by Eve Bunting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring the Narrative
Exploring the Narrative
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Exploring the Narrative
Teach your students to entertain readers with narrative writing. This lesson will help your students understand the genre, the different parts of a story, and elements such as character, setting, and conflict.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Punctuating Dialogue
Punctuating Dialogue
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Punctuating Dialogue
Your students will surely exclaim, "This is fun!" in response to this writing lesson. It covers topics that range from dialogue punctuation to sentence types, and will definitely help improve reading comprehension skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Writing: Conclusions
Informational Writing: Conclusions
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Informational Writing: Conclusions
In this lesson, students will learn how to write a conclusion for informational text using pre-written texts for practice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Holidays Around the World
Holidays Around the World
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Holidays Around the World
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to learn about winter holidays that are celebrated all over the world. Learners will utilize a graphic organizer to guide their research of their chosen or assigned holiday. Then, they will share what they learned with their peers. Your students will hone their research skills by using the internet, books, or other available research materials, and they will practice their speaking and listening skills when they share the interesting facts and details they found. Designed for a second through fifth grade reading and writing curriculum, your learners will enjoy learning about some of the many holidays that are celebrated around the world.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
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Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Students often understand the basic conventions of writing, but may need support in incorporating these skills into their work. In this lesson, students will review some of the more common capitalization and punctuation errors and apply their editing skills to real writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
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Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
This lesson walks students through the first few steps of crafting a personal narrative. Writers will start by going through a process to select an idea to write about, then begin to craft a hook that invites readers into their story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Impact of Westward Expansion
The Impact of Westward Expansion
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The Impact of Westward Expansion
How did westward expansion impact people living in the United States? Use this history lesson to give students an overview of the people and events involved. Then help them reflect on multiple perspectives in an informational paragraph.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
5th grade
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Focus on Founding Fathers
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Is the Electoral College?
What Is the Electoral College?
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What Is the Electoral College?
In this civics lesson, your students will learn about the electoral college through first-hand experience! Then, they will write about the best way to vote using evidence to support their opinion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
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Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
Once students have selected a topic related to a piece of literature they have read and mapped out their argument, this lesson will help them turn their prewriting into an essay.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
In this lesson, Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech, students will be able to understand the allusion Martin Luther King, Jr. makes to the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Have students discuss allusions in this speech.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
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Malala: Speaking Out for Girls' Rights
In this lesson plan, students learn about Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist who advocated for a girls' rights to an education.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Five Ways to Respond to Literature
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Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Prepare your students to analyze and respond to literature by practicing five types of responses: predictions, questions, clarification, connections, and opinions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
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Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
The hardest part of writing an essay can be the first few steps. This lesson and accompanying graphic organizers will help students map out their ideas and practice crafting paragraphs. With this support, your writers will be off and running!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Classroom Time Capsule
Classroom Time Capsule
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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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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