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Historical Treasure Chest
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This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of ...

This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of authentic materials from the past. The students will be provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Stevens Institute of Technology
Read the Signs
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In this video segment from Between the Lions, Sloppy Pop's song Read ...

In this video segment from Between the Lions, Sloppy Pop's song Read the Signs spotlights the letters and words we see on signs every day, encouraging children to be aware of print in their environment. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
School-Home Links Reading Kit
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Offers 400 activities for strengthening children's reading and writing skills (one kit ...

Offers 400 activities for strengthening children's reading and writing skills (one kit for each grade level, kindergarten through 3rd grade). These kits, part of the Compact for Reading, not only help improve children's reading skills, but also provide guidance on creating and maintaining school-family partnerships.

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Arts and Humanities
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Internet Scout Project
U.S. Department of Education
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
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This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits ...

This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath. The images represent the original glass plate negatives made under the supervision of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as the photographic prints in the Civil War photographs file in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. These negatives and prints are sometimes referred to as the Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection to indicate the previous owners.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Writing an Author Page
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Children are encouraged to write an author page in the third person ...

Children are encouraged to write an author page in the third person to describe themselves and to copy their piece of writing in the book they have made and illustrated.

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Arts and Humanities
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
Provider Set:
Scoilnet
Author:
Eithne Kennedy
FreeReading Intervention A
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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early ...

FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains, Intervention A, a 40-week scope and sequence of primarily phonological awareness and phonics activities that can support and supplement a typical kindergarten or first grade "core" or "basal" program.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Wireless Generation
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FreeReading
Author:
Holt, Laurence, et. al.
Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon National Monument: A Curriculum for High School Students
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provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of ...

provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of this national park near Arco, Idaho. A high school unit on Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon focuses on degradation of geologic features, water and air quality, and the balance of life of lava. Craters of the Moon National Park offers one of the best examples of basaltic volcanism in the world.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Park Service
Writing Activities
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FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early ...

FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Writing Activities, a page of activities to address important writing skills and strategies.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wireless Generation
Provider Set:
FreeReading
Author:
Holt Laurence et al
CC Tasks: Garden Helpers (Grade K)
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Task Description: This task asks students to write an information/explanatory report demonstrating ...

Task Description: This task asks students to write an information/explanatory report demonstrating what they learned from an informational text. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the main idea of the text - not all bugs are bad - by retelling key details. This task is embedded in a unit that introduces students to informational texts as sources of information, or ŇteachersÓ that we can learn from. After spending time exploring nonfiction texts, through read alouds as well as collaborative and independent research, students will demonstrate their understanding by writing a book about what theyŐve learned from a nonfiction read aloud. The unit length is approximately 3 weeks, depending on studentsŐ incoming familiarity with nonfiction, and can be extended with enrichment activities.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
AR SPELL Podcasting in the ELL Classroom
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Podcasting can be a great way to get students, parents, and community ...

Podcasting can be a great way to get students, parents, and community members involved with classroom activities and information. ELL students can use podcasting as a way to demonstrate the skills they are developing as well as provide a way to reach other ELL students who may be encountering similar (difficulties).

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Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
David Henderson
Grade 3 ELA Module 1
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This module uses literature and informational text such as My Librarian Is ...

This module uses literature and informational text such as My Librarian Is a Camel to introduce students to the power of literacy and how people around the world access books. This module is intentionally designed to encourage students to embrace a love of literacy and reading.

Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Common Core Curriculum: Kindergarten ELA: Listening and Learning Strand
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The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to ...

The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read_alouds. The 9 units (or domains) provide lessons (including images and texts), as well as instructional objectives, core vocabulary, and assessment materials. The domain topics include: Nursery Rhymes and Fables; Five Senses; Stories; Plants; Farms; Kings and Queens; Seasons and Weather; Colonial Towns; and Taking Care of the Earth.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Ecology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Common Core Curriculum Grade 4 Module 1 Overview: Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn - Native Americans in New York
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This module ensures that students read, write, listen and speak to learn ...

This module ensures that students read, write, listen and speak to learn the history and contributions of Native Americans in New York State, particularly the Iroquois Confederacy. It focuses on reading and listening to primary and secondary sources to gather specific details and determine central ideas, and to reinforce reading fluency and paragraph writing. Students will read literature to develop an understanding of setting, characterization and theme, and informational writing.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Grade 4 ELA Module 2A
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Students learn about what life was like in Colonial America. They go ...

Students learn about what life was like in Colonial America. They go on to study the many roles people played in a colonial settlement and how necessary their interdependence was for survival. Students select one role to explore more deeply through various forms of nonfiction texts. With an emphasis on making inferences, summarizing informational text, basic research (note-taking and pulling together information from a variety of texts), this module will foster students’ abilities to synthesize information from multiple sources and integrate research into their writing. At the end of the module, students participate in several critique experiences during the revision process as they write a research-based narrative that vividly describes an event in a colonist’s life.

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Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY