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A student portfolio of the year’s “best efforts” offers an exciting way to see and share student progress. Invite students to create a book of their own favorite work and reflect on the progress they have made.
Give kids a head start in creating handmade valentines for their parents, grandparents, pets, or “secretly admired” heroes, as they pun, riddle, and play with words in this Valentine's Day-themed lesson plan.
Offer some words of thanks to your students and encourage them to share stories about people, inspirations, and small moments for which they are thankful.
Have students research a cookbook and team up to write a Who’s Who of Native Americans and Latino/Latina Americans for Hispanic Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Month.
Put a graphic twist on summer summaries. Plan a class video or comic book, using real or imagined “dream vacations.”
Showcase student growth throughout the school year. Publish a class album, yearbook, student presentation, or group project with TikaTok!
Noticed any signs of spring lately? The Vernal Equinox, March 20, is the official start of the season. So keep your eyes on the outdoors with these projects that turn spring into pure poetry!
The Winter Olympics in Sochi bring the best and most dedicated athletes from 16 countries to compete in front of 1.8 billion people worldwide. The games can be a platform for teaching and learning. This lesson suggests simple ways to capture the energy of the history-making events!
Are you teaching students the basic elements of stories? One of the best ways to understand plot, setting, and character is to write a story from scratch. In this lesson, you’ll find basic tools for generating stories. Use these tips to help students pre-write, develop, and share their stories!
Are you studying about holidays and the stories behind them in your classroom? What better way to give a holiday meaning then by making it personal for students? In this lesson plan find some quick and simple ideas that will help spark students’ interest as they write their own stories!