Common core lesson plan templates

Swiftform have created a lesson plan template, that educators can use to create and fill out lesson plans with a professional design for their math, science and english courses, and then download them in PDF or MS Word format with a single click.

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Mend my Broken Heart – A Valentine’s lesson idea on Addition and Subtraction

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This activity is also perfect for matching coins & their values, contractions with the words they correlate to, etc.

=> http://bit.ly/1HZz6ke

Beautiful rhyming ghost story – The ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon

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The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon

Aaron Blabey

Winner: Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature in the 2013 NSW Premier’s Awards

Life is cursed for the people of the village of Twee. The ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon haunts their every waking hour and they’ve had enough! But then one day, the brave and practical young Herbert Kettle has the most extraordinary idea …
With teaching notes => http://bit.ly/17C1hDX

A surprising lesson about listening to your inner gosling … “That is not a good idea”

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That is not a good idea

Mo Willems

One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose.
A dinner invitation is offered.
Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient . . . ?
(Don’t forget to listen to the baby geese!)
From the brilliant mind of Mo Willems comes a surprising lesson about listening to your inner gosling.

=> http://bit.ly/10PBT3A (includes classroom activities and event kit)

Lemony Snicket – discussion questions, vocabulary activities, writing activities, character studies, and cross-curricular activities

Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler. Snicket is the author of several children’s books, serving as the narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (his best-known work) and appearing as a character within the series.

Even reluctant readers find all of the books fun to read. They are told with such an offbeat sense of humour. The stories are mysterious, but they are soothing in that the plot is predictable, the writing is informal and the characters are very simple. Lemony Snicket has very cleverly titled his books using alliteration: There is a wonderful use of language, and the books are a pleasure to read aloud.

Incorporate the books into your classroom curriculum with these discussion questions, vocabulary activities, writing activities, character studies, and cross-curricular activities to supplement and enhance your teaching.  => http://bit.ly/14iVsUE

My Place in History

My place in history is a free web-based program providing interactive activities and resources which place history in context with each student’s own family background.My place in history

=> http://bit.ly/15yYBlP

Author of the Month – Laura Numeroff

Laura Numeroff says that when she gets bored she gets silly. And when she gets silly, she gets creative. It was on a rather long roadtrip from San Francisco to Oregon that she came up with the idea for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, the first installment in what would become a wildly popular series. Read more about this author, her cat, her writing and her books at our Author of the Month page

Fiction activities for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl