Teacher Resources by Grade
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Verizon Thinkfinity offers thousands of free K-12 educational resources across seven disciplines for use in and out of school.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
Grades 4 – 8 | Lesson Plan
Students in grades 4–8 activate prior knowledge and research information about a historic event through fiction and nonfiction literature and exploration of relevant websites.
A is for zoo? Q is for duck? The alphabet as students know it is transformed when students create a class book that contains clever associations for each letter of the alphabet.
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
Gist is a summarizing technique that can be used in any content area. Students will learn and apply the strategy while doing online research and writing activities on news stories.
Students can generate descriptive timelines that can be plotted with their choice of units of measure (date, time, event, entry, or other).
Students create poetry collections with the theme of "getting to know each other." They study and then write a variety of forms of poetry to include in their collections.
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.
Working in small groups, students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.
This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.
This article discusses the need to engage students and teachers in active poetry writing.
Wheeler and Swords show K–6 teachers how to use code-switching and contrastive analysis to help students use prior knowledge to translate vernacular English into Standard English.
Lori Hall | Virtual 6-8 English Teacher | Peyton, CO
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