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How Plants Feed Themselves | Photosynthesis

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Facts and Details Grade Level: Upper Elementary How Plants Feed Themselves Have you ever wondered how plants feed themselves? Most plants create meals for themselves in the form of sugar. This process is called photosynthesis. The word ‘photo’ means light, and the word ‘synthesis’ means making. Photosynthesis means making food with light. If we were to put the

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The Secret in the Basket | Fifth Grade | Story Structure

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Story Structure Grade Level: Upper Elementary The Secret in the Basket The sun was shining brightly, but Meena’s head was full of dark clouds. As she sat on the stoop looking at the chickens in her yard, she kept thinking about the secret she had promised to keep. It all started two days ago when Meena noticed a

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Bed in Summer

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Reading Skills Grade Level: Middle Elementary Bed in Summer In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people’s feet Still going

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Spell It Out! – 4 Fun Spelling Games for Students

Over the summer, students sometimes can’t seem to find time to pick up a book or keep up with their summer reads. There are plenty of fun games that can help students improve and keep up. Spelling is often tied into reading lessons, so if it is presented in a fun matter, students will have no problem keeping up with these skills over the

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First Man to Walk on the Moon (Apollo 11)

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Prediction Grade Level: Upper elementary First Man to Walk on the Moon (Apollo 11) On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a commitment that the United States would land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth by the year 1970.  This marked the beginning of the Apollo Program headed by NASA, the

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Game On! – Punctuation Games

Educational games are always a fun and easy way to get kids to practice their academics and have fun at the same time. The summer time is the perfect opportunity for kids to brush up on what they have been learning all year long in school. By simply spending a few minutes each day on the computer with games like these, kids can keep

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Learning in Mysterious Ways

Creating a scenario or fictional setting can be a great way for children to express their creativity and imagination. Tools that take students into another world and let them be whoever they want to be allow for their minds to grow and expand. The Mystery of the Poison Dart Frog is a site that comes from the North Carolina Museum of Art. In this

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Compare and Contrast Stories | Second Grade

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Review Grade Level: Middle Elementary The Fox and the Crow There once was a very hungry crow.  She picked some food off the ground and held it in her beak.  “I will fly up to the tree branch.  There I will eat my meal in peace,” she said to herself. Just then a fox looked up and saw

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Story Time | Sea-Shell | Third Grade

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Review Grade Level: Middle Elementary Sea-Shell Sea-shell, Sea-shell, Sing me a song, oh! Please! A song of ships, and sailormen, And parrots, and tropical trees; Of islands lost in the Spanish Main, Which no man ever may find again, Of fishes and corals under the waves, And seahorses stabled in great green caves. Oh, Sea-shell, Sea-shell, Sing of

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Summer Reading Challenge | Scholastic

http://www.scholastic.com/summerreading/index.htm Students Ages 7 and Up The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge aims to keep your kids reading all summer long. Students age seven or older can register here to log their summer reading minutes and participate in the “Read for the World Record Challenge”. The top 20 schools with the most minutes logged will appear in the Scholastic Book of World Records 2011 edition.

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