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8 Amazing Writing Activities To Improve Your Students’ Writing Skills

Writing is one of the most difficult language skills because it involves the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. It is no wonder that many learners find it very difficult to write one correct sentence. Writing skills are very important because students will need them outside the classroom. The answer is to make writing a fun…  learn more

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826 Digital Writing Lessons

Lessons are highly engaging and ready to use. They’re built around a topic and genre and focused on an educational outcome.  learn more

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Beautiful Blackbird Children's Book Festival

EDUCATOR’S TOOLKIT It is essential that we celebrate Black books and Black children’s book creators in our classrooms, libraries, and  homes. Dr. Krista Aronson of the Diverse Bookfinder outlines why in her video Black Books Matter. Below you  will find ways to engage with the books in this year’s Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival. We hope …  learn more

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BookPagez: Lesson Plans & Activities

Kick off the new year with flexible mini lessons and activities perfectly paired to your favorite Back to School read alouds With resources for books at every grade level, you can focus on balanced literacy instruction right away. Step by step mini lessons, student practice pages, and Reader’s Notebook prompts turn every read aloud into…  learn more

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Brain Waves Instruction

I love sharing free lessons, activities, and classroom décor with you! Just click on the links below and get downloading! OR CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OF FREEBIES  learn more

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CommonLit Library

CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. We believe in providing teachers with all the resources they need to set their students up for success,…  learn more

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CommonLit Library: Target Lessons

CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. We believe in providing teachers with all the resources they need to set their students up for success,…  learn more

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Digital Storytelling Lessons

Creative Educator focuses on effective ideas and strategies to foster creativity and engage students in the curriculum. Articles are designed to provide you with an informed and diverse view of today’s educational technology field, including fresh ideas about project-based learning, classroom management, and creativity. The classroom stories illustrate how educators are already utilizing creativity tools…  learn more

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Edsitement at the National Endowment for the Humanities

Edsitement at the NEH offers "the best of the Humanities on the Web" in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities. Edsitement brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to the classroom. EdSITEment, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, hosts a wide range…  learn more

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EDSITEment: Lesson Plans

EDSITEment is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for the Humanities. EDSITEment offers free resources for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality K-12 humanities education materials in the subject areas of history and social studies, literature and language arts, foreign languages, arts, and culture. All websites linked to EDSITEment have…  learn more

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Education World: Biography Acrostic

A perfect culminating activity for your biography, history, or literature unit. Students will learn how acrostic poems differ from other forms of poetry. explore samples of acrostics to see how the form can vary. write an acrostic about a famous person (or event).  learn more

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Elementary Nest: Free Lessons

Each of these free resources come with one lesson plan out of one of my RL units. In the full RL units, there are 3 lesson plans, graphic organizers, Lexile leveled passages (except Kinder), task cards, and an assessment. You’re getting a lesson plan with activities to check out.  learn more

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FCRR Student Center Activities

FLORIDA CENTER FOR READING RESEARCH  Offers research information and free material if FCRR “student center activities” link is clicked. Activities for use in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms. The activities are designed for students to practice, demonstrate, and extend their learning of what has already been taught, sometimes with teacher assistance and sometimes independently. Students can…  learn more

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Fishtank Learning Curriculum

Fishtank Curriculum Comprehensive unit and lesson plans for your classroom. Discover resources to make your lesson prep simpler and stronger. The fact that it's free, not pretentious, and highly relevant sold me right away. I would like to see my peers use a curriculum that engages with social issues in a more comprehensive way, and…  learn more

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Help Teaching: Online Self-Paced English Language Arts Lessons

Our collection of ELA lessons is designed to help students build core grammar, reading, and writing skills. Topics range from understanding relative pronouns to summarizing key details in a text and constructing a quality paragraph. Our lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning.  learn more

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How to write like the best-selling author of all time

With almost 100 mystery novels, each one a cleverly constructed puzzle box of clues, misdirection, and human drama, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. Her eccentric detectives, clever clues, and simplified suspects have stumped countless readers over the last century. So, how did she craft these perfect crimes? Jamie Bernthal dissects the…  learn more

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Informational Text Projects That Build Thinking and Creativity

Ideas for helping you move student work from ordinary knowledge to extraordinary thinking. New demands for literacy instruction require an emphasis on both literature and informational text. But student work with informational text doesn’t have to be a dry regurgitation of facts. In fact, putting a creative spin on student performance tasks can turn informational…  learn more

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JumpStart: Reading Lesson Plans

There are many different places a teacher can look for good reading lesson plans. Teachers that come to class well-prepared can be confident about spending a productive hour with their students. Here are some reading activities and worksheets for kids that teachers can use to add fun to any reading lesson plan!  learn more

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Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4Kids

The funny poetry playground of children’s author Kenn Nesbitt. Here you will find lots of funny poems for kids, classic children’s poems, games, poetry lessons and activities, plus a rhyming dictionary, videos, author visit information, and lots more!  learn more

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Language Arts Lesson Plans

Changing Lives Through Support of Our Educators  learn more

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Lessons Plans from Our Master Teachers

The Master Teacher Project is committed to building a body of knowledge around authentic instructional practice. We recruit and select high-performing teachers across the country to share their rich, comprehensive lessons and effective strategies with teachers across the globe.  learn more

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LitPick Lessons

A reading and writing initiative that connects authors with readers Teachers, parents, and students—class is in session! We are in the process of launching a comprehensive book-themed collection of downloadable lessons exclusive from LitPick. Due to the current educational climate, LitPick is fast-tracking those plans. We will add new LitPick Lessons weekly, and all downloads…  learn more

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Middle School English Lesson Plans

Bright Hub Education Find lesson plans for grades 6-8 covering material in core curricula such as English, math, science, social studies, and art. Many plans offer a series of lessons in a unit that you can teach during a several day or week time period, while others offer thematic tie-ins across several subjects, reinforcing the…  learn more

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Poets.org: Lesson Plans

The Academy of American Poets presents poetry lesson plans, most of which align with Common Core State Standards, and all of which have been reviewed by our Educator in Residence with an eye toward developing skills of perception and imagination. We hope they will inspire the educators in our community to bring even more poems into your classrooms!  learn more

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Read Write Think Lesson Plans

We have hundreds of standards-based lesson plans written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices. Find the perfect one for your classroom.  learn more

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Read Write Think Unit Plans

Here at ReadWriteThink, our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.  learn more

Shakespeare-VR

The Shakespeare-VR project uses virtual reality technologies to bring students face-to-face with professional actors performing Shakespearean soliloquies in a replica of Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Playhouse. Directed by Shakespeare scholar, Prof. Stephen Wittek, the project combines the talents of partners from the Carnegie Mellon Department of English, the virtual reality production company Stitchbridge, the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, the CMU Center for Digital Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Research, and Publishing (DSHARP), and the American Shakespeare Center. This site provides free access to streaming videos and downloads for all our virtual reality media, lesson plans, and much more!  learn more

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Storybird - Read, Write, Discover

Storybird’s tools inspire young people to build confidence and creativity in their writing. With 9 million members and 800,000 participating classrooms, Storybird is the world’s largest language arts program. Find resources for educators below. Choose from hundreds of lessons, quizzes, and writing prompts for all ages, or take our monthly Challenge.  learn more

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Switch Zoo Lesson Plans

Today, Switch Zoo has 142 species, and the website features animal games, music created from animal voices, a reference section about all the animals in Switch Zoo, lesson plans, and poetry, stories and artwork created by students and other visitors.  learn more

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Teaching English as a Second Lanaguage

Bright Hub Education. Looking for lesson plans and strategies for teaching English as a second language? You’ve come to the right place. Experienced ESL teachers from a wide variety of teaching backgrounds share their advice and tips for teaching in a diversity of situations. You’ll find techniques that vary depending on the needs of the…  learn more

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TeachingEnglish Elementary Lesson Plans

Here you can find a wide range of full lesson plans to use in your primary classroom. All of our lessons are designed around common themes from primary education syllabi and can be used to complement your school curriculum, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable ways.…  learn more

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TeachingEnglish Secondary Lesson Plans

Here you can find a wide range of full lesson plans to use in your secondary classroom. All of our lessons are designed around themes engaging and relevant to secondary learners and can be used to complement your school curriculum, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable…  learn more

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Teachingutopians: Lesson Plans

This section includes lesson plans of different lessons and different levels: Beginners Pre-intermediate Intermediate  learn more

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The Tech Interactive in San Jose

Education is at the heart of everything we do at The Tech. We encourage curiosity for science, engineering, math, and technology in students on field trips, educators in our professional development programs, and families in our communities. We strive to ensure that everyone we serve has the opportunity to learn skills the future will demand.…  learn more

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Writing A-Z

Writing A-Z delivers online writing lessons, resources, and tools to meet the needs of every student, at every learning level. Lessons and resources to teach writing Interactive online writing tools for students Online reporting to track progress and growth Comprehensive Resources and Tools for Writing Instruction Writing A-Z delivers thousands of downloadable and projectable resources…  learn more