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Create-an-Animal or Create-a-Plant! Excellent activity for higher level thinking! 4th Grade Science! TEXT FEATURES!!!

40 fluency passages for my third graders to practice next year.  These passages will be what they take home as homework to read to their parents, or adult, every night.  Fluency passages are nothing new, and I'm sure we all already use them.  What makes these different is that I've integrated them with science and social studies.

Lots of good ideas for teaching map skills! For sure using this in my social studies unit this semester!!

Making map and buildings - use houses and signs from other posts. This would be a good project for peer tutoring activity - would have to span several sessions and could use it for teaching between growth spurts.

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Needs and Wants

Needs and Wants with Mo Willems' pigeon.

Free - Map Adventures, with 7 lessons, is appropriate for grades K-3. Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand /and use maps. Be sure to grab the free 15 printables here too that go along with these 7 lesson plans.

5th Grade Interactive Social Studies Notebook WOW, WOW, WOW. This is one of the most fantastic interactive notebooks (journal) I've ever seen!!! I wish this had been around a few years earlier. I wonder if we could do something like this for our study of Christianity.