Are you looking for an unforgettable classroom activity to teach mood to your upper elementary students? Why not try this mood ring craftivity? Students read 7 passages and identify the mood of each passage. Then, they follow the student-friendly directions to assemble the craftivity. It makes a great reading bulletin board, too!

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Great State Plates Project- could change it up to another social studies project but use the plates.

Great State Plates

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Tri-fold information sheets on books (setting, characters, main idea, supporting ideas, problem, solution, etc.)

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: A Week Without the Workroom!

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Main Idea! Anchor Charts, main idea posters, graphic organizers, 10 student main idea practice passages building in difficulty, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Main-Idea-2122542 (main idea) paid

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Puffin... click through for live streaming video.

Turtle Bay - East

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Nesting Puffin video (to go along with the book Puffling by Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas)

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Puffins on Heimaey Island, Iceland.

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African Animals: Informational Article, QR Code Research Page & Fact Sort is a set of 11 informational articles all about African Animals. These articles are full of interesting facts and details that students can use during reading and writing activities. NGSS for Habitats | Technology in the Classroom | Second Grade Science | Third Grade Science | Teaching Science | Common Core Science | Teaching Reading Informational Texts

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Paired passages reading centers for 4th and 5th grade. Use this in a reading center to provide your students with an engaging way to practice this tricky reading skill.

Paired Passages Reading Centers

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This includes three sets of paired texts that allow your students to compare and contrast two of the most famous players in the NBA. Quizzes are included for each set of paired texts.

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All three pairs of texts include a quiz. Passages and questions are written in a way to help students learn valuable lessons from the lives of Elway and Manning. Passages are ideal for students reading between grade levels five and eight.

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K-12 Paired Texts & Question Sets | ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension

ReadWorks.org | K-12 Paired Texts & Question Sets

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These wintry passages (Lexile 850-1010) meet the demand for more rigorous, complex texts with Common Core- especially paired texts that students can use to compare and build knowledge to integrate information and draw conclusions. Text dependent questions and constructed responses are included with each pair of passages.

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This could be adapted to help students write compare and contrast essays.

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Life Cycle Articles in two versions (two-page with photos and one page with just text), QR Codes for additional research via web sites and videos, and Fact Sheets useful for sorting. Second Grade | Third Grade | Technology in the Classroom | iPad Activities | Biology Lessons | Common Core Science | Cross-curricular activities | Teaching Students to Read Informational Texts

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African Animals: Informational Article, QR Code Research Page & Fact Sort is a set of 11 informational articles all about African Animals. These articles are full of interesting facts and details that students can use during reading and writing activities. NGSS for Habitats | Technology in the Classroom | Second Grade Science | Third Grade Science | Teaching Science | Common Core Science | Teaching Reading Informational Texts

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Martin Luther King Day Worksheet

Martin Luther King Day Worksheet - The Mailbox

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New Year's Resolution Reading and Writing Activities Mini-Unit

Happy New Year {ELA activities for BIG KIDS! 3rd-5th Grade}

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Ladybug's Teacher Files: New Year's Writing Project

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Teaching Main Idea and Supporting Details with Hands on Activities

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Learn all about Ghanaian Kente Cloth with Books

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Highlife is a popular music in Ghana. Great for kids to listen to multicultural music, especially when studying a unit on Africa:).

Highlife, the Signature Music of Ghana

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Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Gingerbread Men Tales from Around the World

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Reading and writing ideas for teaching with The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School as well as many other versions of The Gingerbread Man.| Around the Kampfire

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This is a dramatic reading and sing-a-long of the Tale of the Gingerbread Man by Heidi Butkus! This book is available for purchase, along with a CD of the ac...

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