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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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Head to Head

Helping athletes who suffer traumatic brain injuries

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Why and How Bears Hibernate

Can snoozing bears help scientists cure diseases?

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Are You Afraid of Spiders?

These creatures actually help us out!

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The Atom Bomb

A look at the long shadow of nuclear war

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Teachers to Teach Teachers

Statewide CCSS Summits are slated for California in July.

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English Class in the Common Core Era

Fiction and nonfiction pairings are now more common in ELA classrooms.

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State Teachers of the Year Survey

The 2015 Teachers of the Year weigh in on independent 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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Good Summer Reads

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

War Stories

Books and lesson plans to help you observe Memorial Day with your students

“Neon Aliens Ate My Homework”

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Nick Cannon