In this lesson, your students will use guiding questions as a way to organize their thoughts about non-fiction reading. They will also gain an understanding of some of the factors that led to the colonization of the Middle Atlantic States.
Algebra concepts can be challenging for students in upper elementary and middle school. This lesson introduces students to the idea of a missing or unknown number while also considering the order of operations.
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.
How familiar are your fourth graders with the fictional genres available in their class or school libraries? This lesson introduces them to many genres of fictional books so they can get off to a terrific start of fourth grade reading.
Deep relaxation in school? Yes, it is possible! Through this process you will guide students to consciously focus on relaxing various body parts, leading to a visualization to help relax their full body mindfully.
This lesson helps students summarize fictional stories using sequence words. Students will have a chance to practice distinguishing the different parts of a story in this lesson, which can be taught as a precursor to Storyboard Superstars.
In this lesson, your students will practice writing about places important to them through poetry. By the time they are done, students will have become better writers and taken a walk down memory lane!
Kids are naturally curious! Use this lesson to inspire them to research a topic they are interested in. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on various sources and present their information to their peers.
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.
You know the expression, “Say it, don’t spray it!” In this lesson, we don’t want you to say it or spray it, we just want you to see it! Students will practice identifying, reading, and creating words with silent letters.
There's no shortage of homographs in the English language, making them a fun topic to explore with your fourth graders! In this lesson, students will become experts on distinguishing the different meanings of homographs.
Text formatting can add a lot of richness to how information is explained. In this lesson students will explore the organization of nonfiction texts and go on a scavenger hunt for different kinds of text formatting features.
We often conduct reading fluency tests on our students without explicitly teaching this skill. Use this lesson, which incorporates student peer review, to help raise awareness of reading fluency while improving it.
In this lesson students will be guided through a session of reflecting on their day and their emotions. They will also practice ways they can welcome and befriend their emotions with kindness and curiosity.
Good writers begin with a knowledge of who their audience is. They shape their piece knowing that there will be a certain kind of reader on the other side. This lesson will help young writers cultivate an awareness of their audience.
Mindfulness 101! Students focus on the present moment using their senses to observe what is happening right now. They are introduced to the idea that mindfulness is about paying attention to the present.