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  • Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about a marine mammal of their choice. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Mammals of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about non-flying land mammals. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Mammals of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing assignment students use their own ideas to define the abstract term defense in relation to plant survival strategies. One of many focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding their favorite thing derived from plants. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity students will satisfy curiosity about how some plants grow from seed and create a report using a variety of resources. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses honesty when someone makes a mistake in your favor.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses the conflict between doing what is expected, and doing what is creative.
  • Excerpts from Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech are reviewed in writing prompts, with an emphasis on rhetoric. Adaptable to a range of grades.
  • Poster defines the fallacy and gives examples."Gina was so afraid. Her neighbor had a mean dog. Gina was sure it would bite her some day."
  • Poster defines the fallacy and gives examples. "You still read those books? What are you, a baby? Only babies like those books."
  • Poster defines the fallacy and gives examples. "People under the age of 18 should not have the right to vote because only adults should have the right to vote."
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students.This activity helps students compare, contrast animal species found at the public aquarium. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium". ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students.  This activity helps students compare and contrast similar invertebrates found in the same biome. Check out Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding the use of amphibians to entertain or inspire us. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Birds of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity asks students to consider an ecological issue and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Amphibians of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare and contrast animals with special adaptations and those without.Check Mammals of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding their favorite food that is derived from a plant: fruit, vegetable, grain or berry. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Print as many pages as necessary to make a tour guide book for the best sites on Earth to take an alien visitor to see.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare, contrast animal species found at the zoo. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit. ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare and contrast animal subspecies. Based on the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. Common Core- ELA - Reading for Informational Text -Integration of Knowledge and Ideas - Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Writing and following directions are important skills to have when putting something together, repeating an experiment, or learning new techniques. This activity helps students describe animal life cycles. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare and contrast two amphibian species. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Amphibians of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. Common Core- ELA - Reading for Informational Text -Integration of Knowledge and Ideas - Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare and contrast fish from different biomes. Check out Birds of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses whether it's right to get back at a bully.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses suspecting a friend of wrongdoing.
  • 31 quotes from famous women form the basis for writing prompts that require students to use their skills of reflection, research, and writing.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity asks students to consider a zoo safety issue and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Five logical errors are presented and explained, then reviewed with comprehension questions and writing prompts.
  • Poster defines the fallacy and gives examples. "Errol claimed cats could read minds, because scientists had never proven they couldn't."
  • Poster defines the fallacy and gives examples. "Jack said Susan didn't cheat, but he is a thief, so she probably did cheat."
  • Read Kipling's poem on adulthood, and fill in the missing verbs. Then match the lines to their modern-day equivalents. Finally, discussion (or essay) questions to address the themes of the poem: adulthood, coming of age, etc. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.
  • Take these sentences (created from real news leads) and combine them into as few complex sentences as possible.
  • Take these complex sentences from real news leads and break them down into as many simple sentences as possible.
  • Read each situation. Identify one action (cause) and the consequence (effect). There may be more than one correct answer.
  • Note taking and paragraph writing are essential study skills. Learn how to take notes on the important content found in nonfiction texts. Learn how to compose strong original paragraphs from the notes taken.
  • Improve writing skills by focusing on the topic, audience, purpose, and form of writing. This prompt works well at the end of a map-focused geography lesson.
  • Rosa and Thomas both have ideas about peer pressure and bravery, but they have different ways of responding. Compare the two stories using charts; answer short questions; make predictions about the future. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Students exercise logic and creativity to complete sentences with probable causes and predictable effects.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses helping others.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses making friends in a new school.