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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Aaron's Errands
  • Students will use the information from four text sources that are all connected in some way to complete the comprehension questions and critical-thinking activities that follow.
  • 5th Grade
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Operations (+, -, x, /, etc.) and Problem Solving
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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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  • The Louisiana Purchase
  • Students will demonstrate fluency and comprehension in reading historically based text.
  • 5th - 8th Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, Reading Comprehension and United States History
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  • Search Engines
  • Students will practice using search engines and conduct Internet searches to locate information.
  • 4th - 8th Grades
  • Subjects: Social Studies and Geography
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  • Rocket Science
  • Students will investigate Sir Issac Newton's theory that "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction" by performing an experiment to learn how rockets are propelled.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science
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  • Harland David Sanders
  • Students will read a nonfiction passage about the founder of KFC, and then answer the comprehension questions that follow.
  • 7th Grade
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Reading and Reading Comprehension
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  • Daily Editing Practice
  • Students will add capitals and punctuation and correct the grammar and spelling in three sentences.
  • 2nd Grade
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Writing, Editing, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
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  • Using Graphs and Charts
  • Children complete charts ("T" tables) to obtain needed information for the activity. They are introduced to the idea of "pattern" and "function." Children manipulate numbers to reach a certain criteria and read a graph to obtain information. They also show through pictures, words, and numbers how they solved each problem.
  • 1st - 3rd Grades
  • Subjects: Mathematics and Data Analysis and Probability
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  • Improper Fractions
  • Students will work with improper fractions and convert them to mixed numbers.
  • 5th - 8th Grades
  • Subjects: Mathematics, Numbers and Numerations and Fractions
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  • The Planets
  • Students will read material and answer questions about the planets.
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Subjects: Science and Earth and Space Science
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