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Whose Side of the Story?
Whose Side of the Story?
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Whose Side of the Story?
Allow your students to explore how stories may change depending on the perspectives from which they're told. Interesting texts and a creative writing assignment make this quite the engaging lesson.
5th grade
Math
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Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
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Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Walk your young writers through the letter-writing process, including formatting, drafting, and editing. Use the checklist to ensure that all of the important parts of the letter are included and the details are polished.
4th grade
Math
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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!
4th grade
Math
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Pop Rocks Matter
Pop Rocks Matter
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Pop Rocks Matter
This experiment is a fun lesson that captures the ears, eyes, and minds of students! It combines writing, reasoning, predictions, and teamwork with candies and soda to produce a memorable lesson on chemical reactions and energy.
4th grade
Math
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Experience Explanations
Experience Explanations
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Experience Explanations
When your students make connections to their personal lives, their writing will flourish! Use this lesson plan as a springboard to helping students plan and develop their own personal narratives.
3rd grade
Math
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Who Are You?
Who Are You?
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Who Are You?
Encourage your students to get creative by having them create self-portraits and write down adjectives that describe them. The artistic element of this writing lesson makes learning about adjectives fun.
4th grade
Math
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Two Points of View
Two Points of View
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Two Points of View
Are your students ready to see narratives from a different perspective? This reading lesson will get students excited about discovering first- and third-person points of view.
4th grade
Math
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Making Writing Better Through Revisions
Making Writing Better Through Revisions
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Making Writing Better Through Revisions
Give your second graders a glimpse into the life of an author as they give and receive feedback to revise their stories.
2nd grade
Math
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We Write About Dinosaurs
We Write About Dinosaurs
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We Write About Dinosaurs
This little dinosaur … helped build vocabulary skills! Introduce your students to writing with this fun class project using a familiar childhood poem. Your class will write their own verses to create a class book.
Preschool
Math
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Presidential Pets
Presidential Pets
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Presidential Pets
Holy cow! Did President George W. Bush really have a longhorn named Ofelia as a pet? Students learn about wacky White House pets in this fun research activity that includes “president interviews” and a pet choice writing page.
4th grade
Math
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Research: Where to Find the Answers
Research: Where to Find the Answers
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Research: Where to Find the Answers
This lesson introduces students to a variety of resources that they can use when doing research. It will also help them differentiate between print and digital sources and how to use each.
5th grade
Math
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
Could there be a pot of gold waiting for you at the end of that rainbow? Or is it hiding elsewhere? In this St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will write about what they would do if they found a pot of gold.
1st grade
Math
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Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
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Peter Pan and Neverland 5: Understanding Peter
Goodbye London, hello Neverland. In this lesson, students will complete the final pages of their Peter Pan and Neverland workbooks by taking a more in-depth look at Peter's full character and what possibilities Neverland might hold.
5th grade
Math
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Mixed Up Fairy Tales
Mixed Up Fairy Tales
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Mixed Up Fairy Tales
Put your students' imaginations to the test with this lesson on storytelling and creative writing. After reading some classic fairy tales, students will create their own using printed figures.
5th grade
Math
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Reading the Clues, Understanding Plot Lesson Part II
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Reading the Clues, Understanding Plot Lesson Part II
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.
4th grade
Math
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Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora
Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora
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Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora
Review synonyms and antonyms by creating oxymora! An oxymoron is a fun way to integrate figurative language in students’ writing. This lesson will ask students to use antonyms to create their own oxymora.
4th grade
Math
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Developing Voice
Developing Voice
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Developing Voice
Voice is the energy, intention, and personality behind a piece of writing or character, as shaped by the author. Writers will examine voice in story excerpts and then practice crafting voice on their own.
5th grade
Math
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Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
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Peter Pan and Neverland 4: The Flight Part 3
Up, up, and away! It's Peter Pan vs. Wendy vs. John in this reading comprehension lesson. Using the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook, students will use text excerpts and comprehension questions to write an essay comparing main characters.
5th grade
Math
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Polishing Your Written Work
Polishing Your Written Work
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Polishing Your Written Work
Whether students are revising handwritten drafts or work that has been composed on the computer, this lesson will help your writers understand some basic strategies and copyediting symbols for polishing their writing.
4th grade
Math
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Pondering the Purpose, Aiming for an Audience
Pondering the Purpose, Aiming for an Audience
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Pondering the Purpose, Aiming for an Audience
Help your students plan with a purpose! With instruction on both audience and purpose, your students will be equipped to strategically write for specific audiences.
3rd grade
Math
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Fan Fiction Finales
Fan Fiction Finales
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Fan Fiction Finales
Help your students' favorite characters come to life in new adventures as student writers draft new endings to their favorite stories.
5th grade
Math
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Great Lake Stories
Great Lake Stories
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Great Lake Stories
Natural landmarks are a source of wonder and fascination, and they encourage people’s imaginations. Students will get a chance to use their imaginations in this lesson where social studies and writing combine.
4th grade
Math
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Running On: Copy Editing for Run-on Sentences
Running On: Copy Editing for Run-on Sentences
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Running On: Copy Editing for Run-on Sentences
Equip your students to stop run-on sentences with punctuation and capitalization! In this lesson, your students will explore copyediting symbols for capitalization and punctuation and use these symbols as they edit writing.
3rd grade
Math
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What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
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What's a Quote? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part II)
Quoting is a valuable skill in today's education. Lead your students on the right path with explicit instruction that will stick. Then, back it up with hands on practice on and experience in their own leveled chapter books.
5th grade
Math
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Polish to Publish
Polish to Publish
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Polish to Publish
Students will get lots of editing practice in this lesson! After reviewing basic editing symbols, students will edit provided stories and a partner’s work. Student will also learn about editing tools used in word processing.
4th grade
Math
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