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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Nature Reflections: Interactive Language Practice for English-Language Learners
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eight 45-minute sessions|
Grades K – 6 | Calendar Activity |  August 21
After exploring the ways that monarch butterflies react to seasons, students complete an inquiry study to examine how other things change because of the seasons and create a class anthology.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 25
Students visit a quotation attributed to Emerson and identify the definition of success. Students then use the Postcard Creator to write a note to a person that they feel is successful.
Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 12
Students make mental "snapshots" of a natural setting, then capture the details of their setting by writing and then creating a class booklet of the nature walk.
Grades K – 5 | Strategy Guide
This strategy guide explains how you can employ peer review in your classroom, guiding students as they offer each other constructive feedback to improve their writing and communication skills.
Grades K – 12 | Strategy Guide
Shared reading affords teachers the opportunity to teach reading strategies in larger groups. The shared text and teacher support offer unique opportunities for instruction.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
Whether you need survival how-tos, want to put your survival skills to the test, or like to read historical adventures about brave kids who have survived real disasters, this episode has something for you.