Reading Between the Lines: Making Inferences About Idioms

Subject: Language ArtsGrades: 4-6 OverviewIdiomatic expressions are a great way to give students practice with inference skills. In this lesson plan, students practice using prior knowledge and textual information in order to infer (or guess) the meaning of idiomatic expressions. ObjectivesStudents will:· Learn the definition of “idiom”· Identify idioms in passages· Infer the meaning of […]

WorldTeaser Geography Challenge

Subject: Geography; World CultureGrade(s): 4-6 OverviewUsing the process of elimination and critical thinking skills, students determine the correct answer to questions about geography and world culture and then demonstrate their understanding of the process of elimination strategy by creating their own WorldTeaser Challenge questions.ObjectivesStudents will:· Understand the meaning of process of elimination· Learn how the […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Composer/Artist of the Month" – Age 7+

How many pieces did Mozart compose before he died at age 35?Composer/Artist of the Month — Choose a composer or artist to focus on during the month and gather information from the library (musical samples of his/her work, books, art magazines, etc.) to explore with your child. find a picture of the artist or composer […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Watering Jug" – Age 1

Observation & Discovery, Imagination Using a hammer and nail, punch six small holes in the cap of a half-gallon plastic milk jug. Also make one small hole halfway down the side of the jug under the handle, as an air vent.Fill the jug halfway with water and screw on the cap. show your child how […]

Free Teacher Joke – "Water"

TEACHER: What is the chemical formula for water? BOBBY: “HIJKLMNO”!! TEACHER: What are you talking about? BOBBY: Yesterday you said it’s H to O! ================================ Hope you have a great weekend! I love this time of year because of the beautiful lilac bushes in bloom. Take time to smell the flowers! And… If you are […]

An Analogous Relationship: A Vocabulary Lesson Plan

Subject: EnglishGrades: 7th + OverviewHelp students sharpen their critical and logical thinking skills and improve their vocabulary in preparation for the SAT or ACT test with this lesson plan on analogies. ObjectivesStudents will:· Determine the meanings of new words through the use of analogies· Create analogies to build their skills for learning new words. IRA/NCTE […]