by Natalie Dean, Share My Lesson
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As educators return to their classrooms after the holiday break, Share My Lesson has compiled a list of top teaching resources for them to use with their students.
Early Elementary (Grades K-2)
In this first grade unit, students compare and contrast multiple versions of Cinderella by different authors and from different cultures.
This kindergarten math lesson helps students learn position words, such as “above”, “below”, “beside” and “in front of.”
In this lesson, students practice close reading techniques and strategic behaviors that help them read for meaning.
Help your students learn all about different types of nocturnal animals with this PowerPoint presentation.
Students will work with ten frames to extend their understanding of numbers to include numbers 11-19.
Late Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Students will read through a grade level complex text to determine its meaning and identify difficult vocabulary words.
Eliminate the suspects and find out who committed the crime.
Use this video and lesson to teach your students how snow is formed.
Review the basics of fractions with this easy-to-use PowerPoint presentation.
Use these prompts to get your students thinking about the books they have read.
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Develop students’ abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors’ perspectives through an examination of a series of texts.
In this comprehensive lesson, students learn about ratios using real world examples.
In this lesson, students learn how to select and present information from a text in a relevant way.
These lesson plans and handouts designed to increase literacy, comprehension and other language related skills across the core curriculum.
Students review the First Amendment and decide if actions in five different scenarios are protected under than amendment.
High School (Grades 9-12)
In this lesson plan, students will apply the Law of Sines and Cosines to solve real-world problems.
Teach your students how to analyze quadratic and linear functions in with this resource.
Students assume the roles as the heads of different governments in this activity.
Teach your students about this influential text with this creative video.
Help your students learn about trigonometry using this fun scenario.
Special Populations (English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Gifted & Talented)
These activities are designed to enable students with special needs to access this classic text.
Use these resources to help teach this classic text to English Language Learners.
Help ELLs pay attention to idioms and context clues with this activity.
Use this handout to help students identify the author’s purpose.
This resource helps prepare Special Education teachers as they conduct IEP meetings.
Image attribution flickr user tulanepublicrelations; 25 Teacher-Created, Free Lesson Plans For K-12