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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Teach your students to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using a strategy that works for both operations: converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again!
Math
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What's Up, Prepositions?
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What's Up, Prepositions?
What's up with prepositions, anyway? Help your fifth graders get a leg up in grammar. In this preposition lesson plan, students will identify prepositions and use them to write complete sentences.
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Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Respiratory System
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Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Respiratory System
Show your students the parts that work together to make a person breath! Have them compare the lungs of a healthy person, the lungs of a smoker, the lungs of a city resident, and the lungs of a miner.
Science
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Simple Summaries
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Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
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Present Perfect Tense
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Present Perfect Tense
Have your students heard about participles and tenses? This fun lesson teaches students about conjugating verbs and forming sentences.
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness 101! Students focus on the present moment using their senses to observe what is happening right now. They are introduced to the idea that mindfulness is about paying attention to the present.
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Help your students determine the meaning of new and unfamiliar words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The skills learned in this lesson will strengthen your students’ vocabulary skills and will support decoding and spelling.
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The Branches of Government
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The Branches of Government
Teach your students about the people who decide which laws to pass. Activate the critical thinking skills of your students by having them decide the laws that they would like to modify!
Social studies
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What is Volume?
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What is Volume?
In this lesson, students will recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and learn to calculate volume by counting cubes. This is a great introduction to the formula V = L x W x H.
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The Three Types Of Rocks!
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The Three Types Of Rocks!
Teach your students about different types of rocks and how they're formed, using objects that your class is familiar with.
Science
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
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Giving Directions: Tell Me How
Students will have fun engaging in activities that develop their ability to write sequential step-by-step directions. This lesson helps young learners with being detailed and using transition words in their writing.
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Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
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Signal Words, Facts, and Opinions
Use this lesson to help your ELs search for signal words in texts to determine if a statement is a fact or an opinion. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the Is It True? lesson.
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Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
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Sounding with Syllables
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Sounding with Syllables
If your students need instruction in reading multisyllabic words with long vowel digraphs, then this lesson plan is for you! In this hands-on lesson, students will use manipulatives to break apart and read complex, multisyllabic words.
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All About Matter: Chemical vs. Physical Changes
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All About Matter: Chemical vs. Physical Changes
Show your class how combining two objects can create a new object in this hands-on science lesson. Students will learn why breaking apart an object doesn't change its mass.
Science
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Parts of Speech that Describe
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Parts of Speech that Describe
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying parts of speech such as adverbs and adjectives in a text. This lesson plan can also support the lesson Varsity Parts of Speech Review.
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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
In this engaging vocabulary lesson plan, students will learn to use a thesaurus to generate interesting synonyms and antonyms for several target words. Then, they will get up and *mingle* with their classmates with a synonym matching game!
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GEMDAS: Order of Operations
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GEMDAS: Order of Operations
If your students understand PEMDAS and its role in the order of operations, GEMDAS will be a breeze. The “P” is replaced with a “G” to represent a wider range of grouping symbols.
Math
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
When students read nonfiction texts, they will need to make inferences using text features and quotes as evidence. Support your students using short texts as practice before diving into more complex materials like textbooks.
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Use this lesson to teach your students how the different parts of a brain are responsible for any act they do. This lesson will teach your students how a 3.5 pound organ controls a grown human being!
Science
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters Across Fiction Texts
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Characters Across Fiction Texts
In this lesson, you will share with your students two books that emphasize the beauty and power of music. They will also meet two unique characters that they will compare and contrast by referencing specific examples from the texts.
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I Look, I See
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I Look, I See
Eye love science! This lesson will help your students understand the parts of the eye that work together to make us visualize the different colors, shapes, and textures of objects around us.
Science
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Prepositional Phrases
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Prepositional Phrases
Prepositions are all around us. This teacher-approved lesson plan will help students identify prepositional phrases through a number of engaging reading exercises.
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