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Free Reading Program. English Vocabulary. April Fools' Day Mystery: How Did It Originate? For the eager prankster, nothing beats the centuries-old tradition of April Fools' Day. "A lot of people think [April Fools' Day] is just obnoxious, and just wish it would stop," said Alex Boese, curator of the Museum of Hoaxes in San Diego, California.

(Read an April Fools' Day Q&A with the Museum of Hoaxes curator.) "But people who love pranks really love the day and refuse to give up the tradition. They're the ones who keep it alive. " Boese notes, however, that the number of pranks in the home and at the office has decreased in recent years in the United States, and has been replaced by large institutionalized media hoaxes, he said. (Related: "April Fools' Day Special: History's Hoaxes" [April 1, 2003].) April Fools' Day Origins a Mystery The origins of April Fools' Day are shrouded in mystery, experts say.

However word of the change traveled slowly, and many people in rural areas continued to celebrate the New Year in the spring.

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Teaching Graphic Novels. News for tweens, kids and students. Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts. 1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (show more) Print many upper- and lowercase letters. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs. Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes). Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how). Kindergarten students can use and expand complete sentences, print many (upper-and lowercase) letters, use nouns and verbs, use question words, and use prepositions. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. First grade students can use and expand a variety of sentences, print all letters, and use singular and plural nouns with verbs (past, present, and future). Second grade students can use, expand, and rearrange a variety of sentences.

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Maggie's Learning Adventures Home. Bio Cube. The Bio Cube interactive has been changed to a new format: the Cube Creator.

Bio Cube

Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality. Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Story Cube: In this cube option, students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Pimpampum. Comic Creator.

FREE Printables from MakeBeliefsComix.com! Student Materials: Word Wizard. Results on ReadWriteThink. Welcome to Teaching That Makes Sense! A Character Life Box. Preparation Lesson Setup Teacher Background Teacher should: Have read the book Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood.Teachers should be familiar with the format of a rhyme royal.

A Character Life Box

A good resource on this type of poetry can be found here. Prior Student Knowledge. The Lexile Framework for Reading. Lesson Plans. Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans We have hundreds of standards-based lesson plans written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices.

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Find the perfect one for your classroom. Standard Lessons See All Standard Lessons These lessons are designed to offer three to five classroom sessions with step-by-step instructions. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. Literacy Resources For Teachers. English Links : Teaching English/Lesson Plans/Music. 6 Reading StrategiesforComprehendingTextcolor-2.pdf. Graphic Organizers. Borrow books, specifically borrow kids books.

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