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  • Compare and Contrast
  • Students learn the elements of and write comparison and contrast paragraphs.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Writing, Editing, Writing Process and Traits of Writing
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  • Terrific Topic Sentences
  • Students will create topic sentences using writing prompts and learn how to restate topic sentences as questions, commands, or exclamations.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process and Traits of Writing
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  • Getting to Know You
  • Teachers can use these activities to learn more about their students and help them get to know each other better.
  • Kindergarten - 8th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Writing, Oral Language, Journaling, Listening and Speaking
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  • Similes and Metaphors
  • Students practice writing creatively through the use of similes and metaphors.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process and Traits of Writing
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  • Paired Passages: Unit 4
  • Students will develop and practice the skills they need to compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction passages. After the pair of passages, students are asked both multiple-choice and open-ended questions.
  • 5th Grade
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, Reading Comprehension and United States History
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  • Logical Sequence
  • Students will re-arrange sentences to retell the story, or letter, in each lesson in proper sequence.
  • 1st - 3rd Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process and Traits of Writing
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  • Earth Day
  • Students will read a brief description about Earth Day, and then complete related reading, writing, and speaking activities.
  • 4th - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Oral Language, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Speaking
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  • Be an Olympian
  • Students will find 18 words in a word search that describe the qualities of a true Olympian.
  • 3rd - 6th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Reading and Vocabulary
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  • I Want to Be Just Like You!
  • The student will explore biographical information to gain new knowledge about people of eminence; compare and contrast people of eminence; recognize the differences between being great and being famous; identify a personality whom he or she would most like to emulate; and participate in a self-examination in order to set goals which will bring him/her closer to recognizing a personal improvement goal.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Social Studies
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  • Definition Poems
  • Students will write definition poems, which are free verse poems using metaphors to describe the topic.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process and Traits of Writing
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  • Voyage to Space
  • Students will read a passage about different space voyages and answer 10 multiple-choice comprehension questions.
  • 4th Grade
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Reading, Reading Comprehension and Earth and Space Science
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  • Christopher Columbus
  • Create a layered mini book of Christopher Columbus's voyage.
  • Kindergarten - 3rd Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, Reading Comprehension and United States History
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  • Olympians Don't Quit
  • Students learn about the challenges faced and overcome by Olympic athletes.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading and Reading Comprehension
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  • Create-a-Town Simulation
  • Students will work together to create a small town and will learn about all the aspects of town life by further working on their new creation.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Social Studies, Oral Language, Art, Listening, Speaking, Geography, Mediums and Techniques
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  • Root Words
  • Students find root words from words with prefixes and suffixes.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Reading and Vocabulary
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  • You Are the Puppet Master
  • The student will create a scrap puppet for use in a skit/play/show.
    The student will incorporate outside ideas/suggestions with his/her own ideas.
    The student will collect and organize information from a Web site.
    The student will evaluate a personal performance in order to find improvements.
    The student will apply professional techniques to an amateur production.
  • 5th - 8th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Writing, Oral Language, Writing Process and Speaking
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  • Color Poems
  • Students write poems using similes to describe colors from every sense but sight, requiring them to think about a topic that is primarily visual but describe it without using any visual references.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Writing and Writing Process
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  • Natural Flow with Vincent Van Gogh
  • March 30, 1853: Vincent Van Gogh's Birthday. Students will read about this vibrant artist and learn how to recreate one of his most famous paintings in this activity.
  • 3rd - 8th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Reading, Art, Mediums, Techniques and History
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