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Resource by Grade Level








April 2019 Grades 6-8 Lesson of the Month

Middle school students in all our classrooms are bouncing with spring fever, anxious to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. This month, in honor of Earth Day, let’s engage students with a little research about the consequences of producing too much trash.



April 2019 Grades K-2 Lesson of the Month

This month, the K-2 book is brought to you from space! Enjoy this fun story read by astronaut Scott Kelly. Your students will love how this book comes to life as it floats around inside the space shuttle.


March 2019 Grades K-1 Lesson of the Month

This month, engage your littles with this fun lesson on how their leprechaun escaped the trap! Using the No-Go words from Empowering Writers, your students will use powerful vocabulary with this fun topic that is easily differentiated for everyone in your class.


March 2019 Grades 2-4 Lesson of the Month

These books have quickly become a popular addition to many classroom libraries. This month, whether you are preparing for a state test or not, take advantage of reviewing homophones their, there, and they’re while your students write paragraphs that use exciting transitions to tell how they would capture a leprechaun. You’ll love this lesson using this fun and adorable read aloud!


March 2019 Grades 5-8 Lesson of the Month

How do you teach types of sentences so that students are able to understand the concept and use them with fidelity in their compositions? This lesson is a great way to introduce the types of sentences and continue to spiral the concept throughout the school year, applying the skills to several personal experiences so that students see how to create a variety of sentences in their own writing. Use a selection of published examples either from the samples that are shared here or from a read aloud you are teaching with currently.