Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
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.
Students explore the nature and structure of expository texts that focus on cause and effect and apply what they learned using graphic organizers and writing paragraphs to outline cause-and-effect relationships.
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Bookworms will enjoy the bytes they find in this lesson as they research and share information about online library services in places around the world.
The Mystery Cube helps students identify and summarize story elements in this popular genre. It can be used as a postreading or prewriting activity.
After listening to haiku poetry, students use seasonal descriptive words to write their own haiku, following the traditional format. They then publish their poems by mounting them on illustrated backgrounds.
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.
Students can use this tool to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own.
Writing instruction is front and center in today’s classrooms. Gain insights from field leaders who provide ideas for using mentor texts, digital tools, vision and choice in writing workshop, multi-genre projects, and more to engage and grow today’s diverse learners.
In this Strategy Guide Series, you'll get information and ideas about teaching reading in the different content areas.
Jacquelynn Pleis | Teacher | Centennial, CO
Our fifth graders study their culture as a culminating experience to their elementary years