Social Studies Lesson Plan: Community Helpers, Grades K-1
This lesson serves as an introduction to a unit about community helpers.read more
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.read more
Social Studies Lesson Plan: Freedom Leaders (Ruby Bridges), Grades 2-3
This lesson serves as an introduction to a unit about inspirational leaders.read more
Child Laborers in the U.S.
Why do so many teens have dangerous jobs?download PDF
A See-Through Frog
A new find in the rainforest and remembering a Titanic discoverydownload PDF
Desperation at Sea
What is fueling the desperation to flee Africa and the Middle East?download PDF
Head to Head
Helping athletes who suffer traumatic brain injuriesdownload PDF
Reading Responses and the Common Core
Strategies for getting the most out of independent readingread more
Creative Writing Resources
Writing prompts based on the Goosebumps movie and series (Grades 5-7)read more
Are You Committing Readicide?
A teacher questions the wariness around "pleasure" reading.read more
“We All Are Tall”
Andrea Davis Pinkney talks about reading, writing, and editing.watch video
Harnessing the Power of Students' Stories
Pam Allyn discusses breakthroughs in literacy instruction.watch video
Diversity in Children's Literature
A panel discussion on why all children need to see themselves in bookswatch video
Nellie Bly: From Bylines to Headlines
Use these informational texts to introduce students to the fearless reporter and other trailblazing women.
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.