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Grades K–5

Apr 11

Creating Student Videos

Put your students in the director's chair to create Oscar-worthy...

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Apr 11

Starting a Class Book Club

How a teacher draws on the CCSS to set up student-led author studies

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Apr 1

Exploring the Power of Words

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a multi-genre approach.

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Mar 20

What Are Insects?

A curated list of read-alouds accompanies this guidebook with activities.

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Mar 13

Fraction Fun With Educreations

Students show how they solve complex Math problems.

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Mar 13

Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Try these real-world—and messy—science experiments.

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Mar 13

Graphic Organizers for Personal Narratives

Help young writers organize their thoughts.

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Mar 13

A Lesson on Identity

Tie in books, activities and technology with this ELA lesson on identity.

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Mar 13

ELA Instruction With an English Twist

Liven up your common and proper noun instruction with a British accent!

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Mar 6

Star Sisters

A feature article about two Native American basketball players

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Mar 6

Women's History: World Traveler

Paired texts introduce students to aviator Jerrie Mock.

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Feb 14

Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage

Lesson plans, teaching resources and a slide show

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Feb 14

Reading Across Genres

Using Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges as a mentor text

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Feb 14

Escape to Freedom

A lesson on Harriet Tubman

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Feb 14

Math Night for Common Core

Bringing the Math message home

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Jan 30

Novel Study: The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Use historical fiction to celebrate cultures and hone Common Core skills.

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Jan 24

A Guide to Teaching about Civil Rights

Books and text-based questions for students of all ages

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Jan 24

A Guide to Teaching About War

A Core-ready discussion guide for students in Grades 1-12

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Jan 13

Cultivating Observation and Inference Skills

This easy-to-teach activity builds science skills in a playful way.

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Jan 13

A Week of Winter Weather

Students explore weather through investigation, vocabulary and poetry.

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Jan 13

Life in the Arctic Tundra

Take your students on an imaginary expedition with these nine activities.

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Jan 13

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Explore the legacy of one of America's greatest icon. 

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Oct 24

Reading Informational Text: Discover Pumpkins

A kindergarten lesson combining literacy, science and math

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Oct 3

Reading Informational Text: Mmm, Mmm, Apples!

A feature article, skills builder and lesson plan

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Oct 3

Reading Informational Text: Jump Into Fall

A feature article, skills builder and lesson plan

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Oct 3

Earth Science: Ancient Army

A lesson plan, feature article and skills sheets

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Oct 3

Math: Subtraction Applications Activity

A lesson plan, feature article and skills sheets

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Oct 3

Using Context Clues: Pass the Bugs, Please!

A lesson plan, feature article and skills sheet

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Oct 3

Common Core: Reading in Science Class

Activities to help you bring literacy lessons into the science lab

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Oct 3

Analyzing Visuals: Floating Schools

A feature article, lesson plan and skills sheet

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Grades 6–8

Apr 11

Creating Student Videos

Put your students in the director's chair to create Oscar-worthy...

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Apr 11

Starting a Class Book Club

How a teacher draws on the CCSS to set up student-led author studies

read more

Apr 1

Exploring the Power of Words

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a multi-genre approach.

read more

Mar 13

Graphic Organizers for Personal Narratives

Help young writers organize their thoughts.

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Mar 7

The Exploits of Nellie Bly

Our special newspaper spotlights reporter Nellie Bly.

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Feb 21

"Crusader for Justice"

A classroom play about investigative journalist Ida B. Wells

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Feb 14

Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage

Lesson plans, teaching resources and a slide show

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Jan 30

Novel Study: The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Use historical fiction to celebrate cultures and hone Common Core skills.

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Jan 24

A Guide to Teaching about Civil Rights

Books and text-based questions for students of all ages

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Jan 24

A Guide to Teaching About War

A Core-ready discussion guide for students in Grades 1-12

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Jan 13

Cultivating Observation and Inference Skills

This easy-to-teach activity builds science skills in a playful way.

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Jan 13

Letters to Poets

Students explore poems through discussions and letter-writing.

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Oct 3

Math: Percent of a Number—Americans for Darth Vader!

A lesson plan, feature article and activity

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Oct 3

Biotechnology: Back from the Dead

A lesson plan, feature article and persuasive writing prompt

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Oct 3

Common Core: Reading in Science Class

Activities to help you bring literacy lessons into the science lab

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Oct 3

Citing Text Evidence: Two Days With No Phone

A lesson plan, skills sheet and feature article

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Oct 3

Current Events for Middle School: The Real Cost of Fashion

A feature article, map, lesson plan and skills sheet

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Oct 3

Narrative Nonfiction for Middle School: The Titanic

Paired texts, a lesson plan, and skills sheets

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Grades 9–12

Apr 1

Exploring the Power of Words

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a multi-genre approach.

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Mar 7

The Exploits of Nellie Bly

Our special newspaper spotlights reporter Nellie Bly.

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Jan 24

A Guide to Teaching about Civil Rights

Books and text-based questions for students of all ages

read more

Jan 24

A Guide to Teaching About War

A Core-ready discussion guide for students in Grades 1-12

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Jan 13

Letters to Poets

Students explore poems through discussions and letter-writing.

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Oct 3

Current Events for High School

Feature articles, questions and a quiz

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