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  • Students read a classic short story of generosity and gluttony, then research and discuss health issues from the story and their own lives. A cornucopia of science, literature, and writing ideas, ideal for middle school or advanced upper elementary.
  • Updated: This one page nonfiction selection presents the history and reasons for February 29th. It is followed by 7 multiple choice questions, 5 questions that require brief written responses, and a word search.

  • Transform a boring composition book into a playful & functional notebook. Requires old jeans, glue, and a little patience.
  • Use this 'Book: Scribbler of Dreams (middle school/ high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Scribbler of Dreams (middle school/ high school)'. Vocabulary and comprehension questions to review Mary E. Pearson's modern day "Romeo and Juliet". Includes character Venn, multiple choice and short essay questions, and more.
  • This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • This unit takes a different approach to Grimm. Starting with a straight reading of six stories (available in one download on abcteach), the unit then addresses deeper meanings (What does Cinderella's shoe symbolize?), and finishes with a humorous approach (what would a social worker say about Hansel and Gretel?)
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • Use this 'Book: Catherine, Called Birdy (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Catherine, Called Birdy (middle school)'. Reading comprehension questions to review Karen Cushman's Newbery Honor-winning story of a young woman coming of age in the Middle Ages.
  • Short-answer questions review comprehension of Tamora Pierce's popular fantasy novel.
  • This reading comprehension explains the stock market crash of 1929 in clear and simple language.
  • This reading comprehension explains the causes and effects of "the Dust Bowl"
  • This reading comprehension details Roosevelt's New Deal: why it was made, what it meant, what it did, and how it affects us today.
  • An old cell phone can be rejuvenated with creativity and alcohol ink.
  • A detailed and thorough history of the Spanish Civil War.
  • Thirty short answer comprehension questions to review Tamora Pierce's popular young adult novel from the "Song of the Lioness" quartet about a female knight. Suggested answers provided.
  • Alcohol ink transforms an old pencil case into something special. A great "back to school" craft!
  • The unit (all the "Jamestown" lessons in one download) presents a letter from a servant near Jamestown and has students "translate" it into modern English. A math worksheet uses the Jamestown population as the basis for a lesson in ratios and percentages. Finally, the location of Jamestown is used to discuss the importance of geography and climate.
  • Richard Frethorne, an indentured servant in Virginia, wrote a letter detailing the awful conditions in colonial America. Read the letter, update the spelling and vocabulary, answer the comprehension questions, and then "translate" the letter into modern English.
  • Students are introduced to some basic elements of allegory (via Mucha's "Evening Light") and then directed towards their own allegorical work.
  • The history of illuminated manuscripts is explored, and then students are directed to make their own illuminated manuscripts on a suggested topic. The complication level of the project should correspond to student ability and interest.
  • Cover a simple pen in denim and glitter. Makes a great quick gift craft.
  • A great use for old jeans: cover a spiral notebook in denim and glitter.
  • Use this 'Book: The View from Saturday (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The View from Saturday (upper elem/middle school)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany E.L. Konigsburg's 1996 Newbery winner.
  • Fact-filled reading comprehensions about knights, their armor and weapons, tournaments and heraldry, and chivalry and the Crusades.
  • A reading comprehension biography about Dickens, followed by activities like "Write Your Own Christmas Carol" and "Match the Quote to the Book" and more.
  • Use this 'Book: So B. It (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: So B. It (middle school)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and in-depth questions that would be good writing or discussion prompts review Sarah Week's story of a mysterious family.
  • Explains the purpose of electrical schematics, shows the basic electrical symbols, then checks comprehension with unlabeled symbols and worksheets for completing the circuit and finding the short.
  • Use this 'Book: Letters from Rifka (middle/high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Letters from Rifka (middle/high school)'. Vocabulary review, geography, short answer comprehension, and essay questions to review Karen Hesse's touching story, told via a Jewish girl's letters to her cousin as she moves across Europe in an effort to emigrate to America.
  • Use this 'Book: Treasure Island (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Treasure Island (middle school)'. Vocabulary, short answer comprehension, and essay questions to review Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of growing up among pirates.
  • Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review Patricia Wrede's fantasy novel about a girl who becomes a dragon's princess.
  • A reading comprehension biography of the French scientist Louis Pasteur, with his life story and scientific achievements.
  • A reading comprehension of the biography of Louis Braille, the French inventor of a reading system for the blind.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension questions to review the first book in the popular Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud.
  • Multiple choice,short answer, and essay questions to review Guy de Maupassant's short story.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension questions to review Joan Bauer's story of a 16 year old chauffeur with a knack for shoe sales.
  • Biography of the famous scientist, with comprehension questions.
  • A biography of the famous environmentalist, followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • Short answer, multiple choice, and essay questions to review factual understanding and general comprehension of the United Nations. An adapted text is provided or students can do their own research.
  • Use this 'Book: The Giver (middle/high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Giver (middle/high school)'. Comprehension and vocabulary work to enhance Lis Lowry's Newbery winning (1994) dystopian coming-of-age story.
  • A biography of the famous environmentalist, followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.