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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.
4th 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.
4th 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.
4th 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
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Object Creative Writing
Object Creative Writing
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Object Creative Writing
This writing lesson allows young authors to take random objects on exciting adventures. Students will enjoy telling stories from their objects' points of views, from exposition to resolution.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
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Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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.
4th 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!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
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Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s monumental achievements in chemistry and physics are remarkable. In this lesson, your students will read two accounts of her life, integrate the details, and assess the importance of having more than one source of information.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Substitutes can keep your students learning in your absence by using these engaging lessons, worksheets, and activities. In this daily sub plan, learners will make inferences in nonfiction texts, study the water cycle, and determine equivalent fractions.
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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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
Revising Your Persuasive Letter
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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
Once your students have drafted a persuasive letter, use this lesson to help them polish their writing. Students will use a checklist to ensure that all of the most important parts of their letter are included and the argument is solid.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
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Explorer Letters
Explorer Letters
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Explorer Letters
Step into the shoes of an explorer. Students will learn more about the lives and accomplishments of important explorers, and they'll demonstrate their knowledge through a creative writing assignment.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Substitutes can keep your students learning in your absence by using these engaging lessons, worksheets, and activities. In this one-day sub plan, students will measure volume, consider facts and opinions, and write an opinion piece.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Substitutes can keep your students learning in your absence by using these engaging lessons, worksheets, and activities. In this one-day sub plan, students will fluently solve division problems, write a fictional piece, and read fictional stories closely.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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