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Teacher Resources by Grade
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Catching the Bug for Reading Through Interactive Read-Alouds
|Grades||K – 1|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 30-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Through a series of picture book read-alouds, students engage in critical discussion of complex issues of race, class, and gender.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
The interactive read-aloud in this lesson helps students to identify and classify the three verb typesaction, state-of-being or linking, and helping verbs.
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Visual clues in winter-themed books used in this lesson encourage students to make real-world math connections.
Grades K – 7 | Calendar Activity |  November 19
Students read and discuss an award-winning book before writing their own story that demonstrates compassion.
Grades K – 6 | Calendar Activity |  December 3
Students talk about the causes of heart disease and the role that diet and exercise play. Then, students find healthy dessert recipes and vote on one dessert to make in class.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 28
After learning about Dr. Salk, students interview a family member or someone they know who remembers the polio epidemic.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 1
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, students read a book about a teacher and follow up with an activity related to the book using the Venn Diagram, Letter Generator, Story Map, or Essay Map.
Grades K – 12 | Strategy Guide
This guide describes the basic elements for reading aloud to students in ways that demonstrate thoughtful and deep interactions with the text.