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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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  • Carbon Cycle
  • Students will learn about the carbon cycle and answer the "Think About It" questions that follow.
  • 6th Grade
  • Subjects: Science and Life Science
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  • STEM: Pressure Bounce
  • Incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math into your curriculum using these project-based activities relating to air pressure and bouncing balls.
  • 2nd - 3rd Grades
  • Subjects: Mathematics, Science, Data Analysis and Probability, Physical Science and Science and Technology
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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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  • Measuring Weight
  • Students will use tables showing ratio between ounces and pounds, grams and kilograms, and pounds and kilograms; estimate whether an object should be weighed in ounces, pounds, grams,or kilograms, and use calculators to convert pounds to kilograms and kilograms to pounds.
  • 1st - 3rd Grades
  • Subjects: Mathematics and Measurement (includes Time)
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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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  • 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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  • Action Words
  • Students learn about and practice using action verbs.
  • 1st - 3rd Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Oral Language, Listening and Speaking
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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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  • 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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  • Bugs
  • Students will complete a variety of activities, including a poem and mini-book, about bugs.
  • Grades Pre-K - 1
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Reading, Oral Language, Phonemic Awareness, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Listening, Speaking and Life 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Major Earthquakes
  • Students will use almanac information to complete a bar graph and answer questions.
  • 5th - 6th Grades
  • Subjects: Mathematics, Science, Data Analysis and Probability and Earth and Space Science
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  • Math Detectives Activity: Alien Invaders!
  • Students will have fun being "math detectives" as they solve a series of story problems to finish an adventure in this activity connecting math and reading and reinforcing critical thinking skills.
  • 1st - 3rd Grades
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Operations (+, -, x, /, etc.) and Problem Solving
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