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Subject: Arts Education (K - 3), or English Language Arts (K)
Title: RHYMING CHARADES K, 1, 2, 3
Description: Students use listening and kinesthetic skills to show their understanding of rhyme.  They associate words that rhyme through pantomime.  This activity encourages students to use prior knowledge and experience.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K - 1), or Mathematics (1)
Title: Telling Time to the Hour
Description: This lesson helps children make a connection between the digital and analog clock. In general, the number system is based on units of ten which can sometimes make it difficult for children to realize that time is based on cycles of 60.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Arts Education (K), or English Language Arts (K), or Mathematics (2), or Science (K)
Title: The Very Hungry Class
Description: Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a great trade book to teach many concepts across the curriculum. This lesson has activities to excite your students in all subject areas. Students will be familiar with the metamorphsis process and will enrich skills in other curriculium areas.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: It's Great to be ME!
Description: This lesson addresses the similarities and differences among people. Incorporating the literature of Eric Carle and a virtual field trip focusing on healthy habits and the five senses, students will have a greater sense of their connection to each other.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Cookies and Rhyme
Description: This lesson will help students reinforce reading readiness skills (rhyming) with a chant and activities. After reading the story,Who Took The Cookies From The Cookie Jar, the students will recite the word that rhymes with a word from the line in the story. A puppet activity and Internet games will reinforce rhyming skills.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Cooking Experience with Blueberries For Sal
Description: This lesson will enhance the study of the color blue by providing a story, cooking experience and writing activity.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (1 - 2), or Mathematics (1 - 2)
Title: What Can We Learn From Pigs?
Description: This thematic language arts lesson uses a variety of beginning reading books about pigs to help special education/early elementary students learn about character traits and concepts. The wide use of graphic organizers introduces beginning readers to early reading strategies.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Recognizing Letters of the Alphabet
Description: This lesson reviews the alphabet with very young learners and introduces the concept of shelving in the library. The lesson incorporates software, reading, and games to address individual learning modes of the students.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Mathematics (K)
Title: There's Magic In Green Eggs and Ham
Description: As a part of a unit about Dr. Suess, students will learn about sequential order. Student understanding will be aided by the use of hands-on preparation of green eggs and ham, dictation, flannel board, sentence strips, and a living center.


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Subject: Arts Education (K - 1), or English Language Arts (K - 1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Easter Egg Eggstravaganza
Description: Computer and language arts skills will be introduced, reinforced and enriched through Easter activities related to the book The Golden Egg by A.J. Wood.


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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (K - 2)
Title: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Description: This is a reading lesson for special education/early elementary students. This lesson helps students with their reading skills as they learn about generosity.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K - 1), or Information Literacy (K - 12), or Science (K - 2)
Title: The Four Seasons
Description: This is a reading and writing lesson for special education/early elementary about the four seasons.


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things     
Description: Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things that are important to them.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Active Reading Using The Enormous Watermelon      
Description: Using names and high-frequency words from nursery rhymes and the Big Book The Enormous Watermelon, students engage in word recognition activities such as character identification and a word matching game.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Book Sorting: Using Observation and Comprehension to Categorize Books     
Description: Students utilize their reading and writing skills as they think critically in order to sort books in multiple ways.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study     
Description: In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Catching the Bug for Reading Through Interactive Read-Alouds     
Description: Students learn about story structure, new vocabulary, and a variety of reading strategies by participating in an interactive read-aloud of Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten by Joseph Slate.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Creating Class Rules: A Beginning to Creating Community     
Description: Students work together to create classroom rules by brainstorming why they are at school and what they need while they are there.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Draw a Math Story: From the Concrete to the Symbolic     
Description: Students create math stories by first drawing, then writing, and finally using math symbols to show addition or subtraction.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Draw a Story: Stepping from Pictures to Writing     
Description: Students draw a series of pictures that tell a story, including character action, problem and solution. They '' read their story to others, transcribe it into writing, and create an accordion book.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: From Fact to Fiction: Drawing and Writing Stories     
Description: Students gather factual information about frogs and toads to create nonfiction and fiction stories. Drawing is used for prewriting.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose     
Description: Watch Mother Goose work her magic! This lesson uses nursery rhymes to help emergent readers remember the letters and their sounds and identify word chunks.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Guess What's in the Bag: A Language-based Activity     
Description: Students play a guessing game to practice using descriptive language.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Have Journal...Will Travel: Promoting Family Involvement in Literacy     
Description: Students build positive memories of literacy activities when they take turns taking home a book bag stuffed with items to encourage literacy interactions with their families.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Investigating Animals: Using Nonfiction for Inquiry-based Research     
Description: Inspired by their curiosity about animals, students work together to research an animal of their choice and present the information they gather to an authentic audience.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: It Doesn't Have to End That Way: Using Prediction Strategies with Literature     
Description: After listening to the beginning of a story, students use details in the text, personal experience, and prior knowledge to predict the way the story will end.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Learning Centers: From Shared to Independent Practice     
Description: Seven blind mice see how they spend each day of the week in this lesson that uses the book Seven Blind Mice to guide students through shared reading, writing, and listening activities.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness     
Description: This lesson provides the action piece for any study of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this project, students participate in Dr. King's dream by doing 100 acts of kindness.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero     
Description: This lesson provides ideas for celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by encouraging students to explore the connections between Dr. King and themselves through journaling and inquiry-based research.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Playing Name Bingo with Chrysanthemum      
Description: In this twist on traditional bingo, the game boards feature students' names, and students answer questions designed to help them learn more about one another when their names are called.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Poetry Portfolios: Using Poetry to Teach Reading     
Description: Teach your students about sentence structure, rhyming words, sight words, vocabulary, and print concepts using a weekly poem.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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