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Social Studies Lesson Plan: Community Helpers, Grades K-1

This lesson serves as an introduction to a unit about community helpers.

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Social Studies Lesson Plan - U.S. Presidents: George Washington, Grades 4-5

This lesson serves as an introduction to a unit about the founding of the U.S.

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Social Studies Lesson Plan: Freedom Leaders (Ruby Bridges), Grades 2-3

This lesson serves as an introduction to a unit about inspirational leaders.

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Child Laborers in the U.S.

Why do so many teens have dangerous jobs?

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A See-Through Frog

A new find in the rainforest and remembering a Titanic discovery

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Desperation at Sea

What is fueling the desperation to flee Africa and the Middle East?

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Head to Head

Helping athletes who suffer traumatic brain injuries

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Reading Responses and the Common Core

Strategies for getting the most out of independent reading

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Creative Writing Resources

Writing prompts based on the Goosebumps movie and series (Grades 5-7)

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Are You Committing Readicide?

A teacher questions the wariness around "pleasure" reading.

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The Common Core: Mathematics

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The Common Core: English Language Arts

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Glossary of English Language Arts Terms

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Crafting Evidence-Based Questions

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10 Tips for Parents

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“We All Are Tall”

Andrea Davis Pinkney talks about reading, writing, and editing.

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Harnessing the Power of Students' Stories

Pam Allyn discusses breakthroughs in literacy instruction.

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Diversity in Children's Literature

A panel discussion on why all children need to see themselves in books

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Bringing the Arts to Your Students

Activities, crafts, and nonfiction to get kids thinking creatively

September Lesson Plans

There's a story for everyone in these back-to-school lesson plans.

Good Summer Reads

Book lists, tips, and activities to keep kids reading all summer long