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21 Amazon Prime Day Deals for Teachers

21 Amazon Prime Day deals for teachers! Check out this curated list of Amazon Prime deals for the classroom including art and craft supplies, storage and organizations items, classroom management tools, and more!

Lewis and Clark Expedition Intro Activity and Lesson Plan PDF

This FREE printable and digital activity is perfect for introducing upper elementary or middle school students to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This printable PDF and Google Classroom lesson plan includes Lewis and Clark’s Expedition supply list, a graphic organizer, packing template, and research worksheet.

Adapting Primary Sources So All Students Benefit

Three quick and easy steps for adapting primary source documents so all students benefit. These strategies are perfect for upper elementary and middle school teachers looking to use primary sources with students of all levels and abilities.

19 Inspiring Children’s Books About Immigrants and Refugees

These 19 must-read children’s books are perfect for teaching elementary and middle school students about the obstacles many immigrants and refugees face when moving to a new place. Use the inspiring stories with elementary and middle school students.

8 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

8 FREE online resources for finding historical primary source documents. These websites are perfect for upper elementary and middle school teachers looking for examples, lesson plans, and student activities for primary source analysis.

15 Exit Ticket Prompts For Any Subject

15 exit ticket ideas for any subject or grade level! These exit ticket questions and prompts will work to assess elementary, middle, or high school students.

5 Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving

These five Thanksgiving lesson plan ideas for elementary and middle school students are a quick and easy way to add relevant language arts practice to your curriculum! The no-prep Thanksgiving activities include free printables, templates, worksheets, and more!

Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tell Tale Heart” Lesson Plan

This free Common Core aligned “Tell Tale Heart” lesson plan is perfect for your middle school English or Language Arts class. Students will gain a clear understanding of the short story and Edgar Allan Poe’s use of tone and mood.

12 Unique Must-Haves If You Teach Reading

These 12 unique resources and ideas are must-haves if you teach reading! All of the items support reading comprehension skills or a reading intervention program, making them perfect for small group, whole class, or one-on-one instruction.

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