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How to Write a Paragraph Lesson Plan

Follow this step-by-step lesson plan to teach your students how to write an organized paragraph. The writing activities and topics will work well with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students!

Free Reading Response Fiction Choice Board

This free reading response choice board for fiction texts is perfect for giving students a chance to take ownership of their learning! Download this printable and digital reading freebie today!

6 Travel Brochure Project Panel Ideas

Get your students excited about history with a travel brochure project! These 6 travel brochure panel ideas will challenge students in grades 4, 5, and middle school to think critically and creatively about a geographical location.

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.

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