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  • A two page essay briefly addresses the topics of freedom of speech and banned books. This is followed by a page of suggested creative, persuasive, and research writing ideas for middle school students. Includes a rubric to help with grading; all assignments are open-ended. Banned Books Week is the last week in September.
  • A one-page worksheet to review some of the main ideas in Stephen Krensky's humorous Christmas story.
  • A suggestion for creating an "all about me" bulletin board.
  • Illustrate the main idea of a book visually and orally by presenting a drama.
  • Illustrate the main idea of a book visually by making a diorama.
  • Introduces the idea of magnets, with space for students to list examples of magnetism in their own lives; the concept is reviewed with three science experiments.
  • On the Go cards are a great way to keep small hands busy and young minds learning when away from home.
  • Introduces the idea of push and pull in force, with space for students to list examples from their own lives; reviewed with a simple experiment.
  • Use this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)'. 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 explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • 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 asks students to consider the ballast water issue and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of 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. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity asks students to consider a conservation issue and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Reptiles of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Use this 'Writing: Basic Inquiry for Flying Mammals (upper/middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Basic Inquiry for Flying Mammals (upper/middle/high)'. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students learn about a flying 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 special holiday edition of our Family Activity Planner series presents a wealth of fun ideas for activities your family can share over the holiday season.
  • Use this 'Writing: Define the Concept of Plant Defenses (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Define the Concept of Plant Defenses (middle/high)'. 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.
  • This integrated unit contains informational text that describes Cozumel Island, Mexico, and its history. The text is followed by: math activities, solving multi-step word problems, reading comprehension questions about the text; language activities - vocabulary acquisition and use; and activities that address writing standards. (17 pages, color illustrations, plus 4 pgaes of answer keys)

  • Compare and Contrast a news article and a news video on the same topic.  Planning form to use individually or with a group. ELA Standards Grade 4 RI6,  Grade 4 RI5

  • This is a 5 page template addressing the common core standards for second grade reading; key ideas and details. RI.2.1-3

  • Handwriting practice cards with a cute penguin-shape. May also be used for winter bulletin boards.

  • Here is a non-fiction book report template perfect for reading month. It addresses the Common Core curriculum for Informational text, Key Ideas and Details. CC: ELA: RI.4-5:1-3

  • Here is a non-fiction book report template perfect for reading month. It addresses the Common Core curriculum for Informational text, Key Ideas and Details 1-3. CC: ELA: RI.1-3:1

  • This easy gift project has printables and directions for making a cute Mother's Day apron with a pocket full of utensils, each one with a helper coupon.

  • A set of bulletin board straight borders with a pixel-themed design.

  • Owl name tag. Have each student color, and cut out to add to a classroom bulletin board. Great for Fall!

  • Fun, Summer Olympics report packet. Includes a sports survey, map of events, create a team uniform and other creative ideas. Great for all ages!

  • This game includes 8 game boards, instructions, and ideas for game play. Use with abcteach letter tiles.

  • Welcome students to 1st grade with a candy bar wrapped in this colorful wrapper.

  • This is a 3 page comprehension template addressing the common core reading standards for third grade information text; integration of knowledge and ideas. The emphasis is on integrating illustrations, maps and diagrams with the key ideas of the text. Students must also connect information as cause/effect, compare/contrast or sequencing. Common Core: ELA: RI.3.7-9

  • This is a 3 page comprehension template addressing the common core reading standards for fourth grade informational text; integration of knowledge and ideas. The emphasis is on analysis of illustrations, timelines, charts, maps and diagrams and explaining how these deepen their understanding of the text. Students must also explain how the evidence presented strengthens ideas. Common Core: ELA: RI.4.7-9

  • This is a 3 page comprehension template addressing the common core reading standards for fifth grade information text; integration of knowledge and ideas. The emphasis is on using informational text to answer questions and solve problems. Student must also explain how the evidence presented strengthens ideas presented in the text. Students must further write a topic using several different texts. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.7-9

  • This activity is designed to help students locate and understand the main idea in an informational text. A series of questions guides the students through the process and gives opportunities for critical thinking and true understanding of the main idea. CC: ELA: RI.4.2

  • Use this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (elem)'. This activity page allows young students to show (draw) and tell (write) the main idea of a non-fiction book. Includes a place for 2 supporting details.
  • Use this 'Teaching Idea: Book Report Tags (all ages)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Teaching Idea: Book Report Tags (all ages)'. Use these tags to help track what book students have read. Suggestions for ways to teach students about genre and more are included here.
  • Use this 'Teaching Idea: Story Boxes (multi-age)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Teaching Idea: Story Boxes (multi-age)'. Enhance reading and understanding of any book with this great "story boxes" (or story sacks, or story bags...) project. Adaptable to any age.
  • Use this 'Common Core Reading Standards: Poster 3rd Grade-Key Ideas and Details' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Common Core Reading Standards: Poster 3rd Grade-Key Ideas and Details'. Sample from our student friendly posters for 3rd grade literature that will help guide students toward goals established by Common Core Standards. Member Packet includes 4 posters each, and includes an overview of these standards for teacher or parent use and a student checklist.
  • This is a 3 page comprehension template addressing the common core reading standards for kindergarten informational text; integration of knowledge and ideas. The emphasis is on comprehension; integrating illustrations with text. Students must use illustrations to connect with text. They must also identify the author's reasoning. Common Core: ELA: RI.K.7-9

  • This is a 3 page comprehension template addressing the common core reading standards for second grade informational text; integration of knowledge and ideas. The emphasis is on integrating illustrations, maps and diagrams with the text. Students must also identify the author's purpose and reasoning. Common Core: ELA: RI.2.7-9

  • Young students will explore and describe the main idea of their story with this activity.

  • Students determine the central idea of informational text and write a summary. Students can choose an article of their choice or with given text. Common Core: ELA: RI.6.2, RI.7.2, RI.8.2