SPIN-A-STORY Writing Prompts Chart – Teaching Guide by Scholastic SC-921567

When you first present the Spin-a-Story Writing Prompts Chart to students, explain that the three wheels provide the three major elements every good story needs:• WHO (character): person, animal, or animated object, such as a robot• WHAT (plot): the main event that happens in the story• WHERE (setting): place and time in which the story … Read more

Whale Tails Early Themes: Ocean Life by Scholastic Professional Books

Teaching the Whale Tails Lesson Explain that scientists can tell whales apart from one another. Humpback whales have markings or patterns on the underside of their flukes—the two flat halves that make up the tail. Each humpback whale has its own unique markings. By looking at the flukes, scientists can identify specific whales and track … Read more

Awesome Art Activities Around the Year by Scholastic Teaching Resources SC-0439044987-904498

Art References: Sculpture: Houdon, Rodin, Duane Hanson, African and Roman portraits; Naturalistic Painting: Da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Ingre, Sargent, Grant Wood;Stylized, Abstract, Mixed-Media Painting: Van Gogh, Modigliani, Picasso, Warhol, Chuck Close, Alice Neel;Caricature: Honoré Daumier, Thomas Nast, David Levine, Al Hirschfeld MaterialsFor each student:• Portrait Template (page 21)• 5 to 8 sheets copy paper• masking … Read more

The Alamo Additional Activities by Scholastic Teacher Resources SC-937081

Letters From the Alamo This site contains actual letters from two lesser-known defenders of the Alamo: William Carey and Micajah Autrey. Read their biographies and letters to understand more about the men who fought in the Texan Revolution. Imagine that you are a volunteer in the Texas army, writing home to family members or friends. … Read more

Data-Collection Mini-Books Science, Math, and Social Studies by Scholastic SC-0439580633-958063

Each of the 15 mini-books encourages children to use active learning and hands-on experiences as they construct knowledge about the world. A lesson for each mini-book provides step-by-step support for guiding children in conducting their research and analyzing data, to create books that they can revisit again and again. Children not only learn about specific … Read more

Science Vocabulary Readers Set Wild Weather by Scholastic SC-0545015987-501598

The program is flexible and easy to use in the classroom. Among the helpful features are the following:• a tiered storage box that makes the titles easily identifiable• six copies of each book, allowing for both independent reading and group instruction• this guide to support and enhance your teaching plans• two student reproducibles for each … Read more

Kindergarten: Tracing and Writing the ABC’s by Scholastic SC-0439819652-981965

Downward linesA Rainy DayTrace each line from top to bottom. Slanted linesColorful KitesTrace each line from bottom to top. Forward circlesClowning AroundTrace each circle. p, b, hPerfect PumpkinsTrace and write. Fill plastic squeeze-type bottles with different colors of tempera paint. Squeeze the paint onto construction paper to create letters. U, P, RUp, Up, and Away!Trace … Read more

20 Week-by-Week Word Family Learning Packets for Grades K–2 by Scholastic SC-0439929237-992923

Research has repeatedly shown that direct phonics instruction is an important part of literacy learning, and that word family instruction is a highly valuable way to teach sound-spelling relationships. An astounding number of the words children will encounter in their reading fall into common word families, and within these families, words that use the same … Read more

Easy Simulations Pioneers by Scholastic SC-043952220X-952220

Throughout the simulation, students will keep a journal of their experiences and keep track of the supplies they use and the distance they have traveled. At the end of the simulation, they will write a letter to a fictional aunt who lives “back East,” describing what they have experienced and what they have learned from … Read more

The Declaration of Independence Classroom Activities by Scholastic SC-0439385199-938519

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. On July 4, 1776, the members of the Second Continental Congress approved this Declaration of Independence. The AssignmentFirst, make sure … Read more

The Battle of Gettysburg Classroom Activities by Scholastic SC-0439385199-938519

The AssignmentThink of an animal grazing in a peaceful, grassy setting. Label the animal “Army of Northern Virginia.” Label the grass “Southern Victories.” Draw a lion or some other predator of the grazing animal lurking in the tall grass. Label this animal “Gettysburg.” Possible TitleThe Battle of Gettysburg, July 1–3, 1863 From Read Draw Remember … Read more

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