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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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The Atom Bomb

A look at the long shadow of nuclear war

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Are You Afraid of Spiders?

These creatures actually help us out!

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Metaphor Writing

Using The Ocean Is... to teach metaphor writing

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Opinion Writing

Graphic organizers to help your students with opinion writing

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Celebrate National Poetry Month

The Dear Poet project introduces students to great poems.

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What Does a Good Preschool Classroom Look Like

A Q&A with the head of Bank Street Head Start in New York City

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"The Fine Black Line"

A conversation with author Andrea Davis Pinkney about her life and work

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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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NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña: Teacher to Teacher

Chancellor Fariña talks about her hopes for the school year.

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Harnessing the Power of Students' Stories

Pam Allyn discusses breakthroughs in literacy instruction.

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War Stories

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

“Neon Aliens Ate My Homework”

“Rejoice in the Legacy”