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Allie's Basketball Dream
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Allie has a new basketball. She has a hard time finding someone to play with her because they believe basketball is a boys game. Allie continues to practice and play, despite their opinions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Newark District
Author:
Barbara E. Barber
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Author, A True Story
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The author, Helen Lester, traces her writing career from the age of three to adulthood. She shares her struggles with writing in elementary school and even later as a successful writer. Helens story demonstrates that even the most challenging struggles can be overcome with persistence and a good sense of humor.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Atlanta District
Author:
Helen Lester
Date Added:
09/01/2013
The Babe and I
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This historical fiction story takes place in 1932 in the midst of the Great Depression in New York City. Baseball was king and Babe Ruth was at the top of his game. In this story, a young boy and his father become a team as they both work to support their family.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Tangipahoa Parish District
Author:
David A. Adler
Date Added:
09/01/2013
The Baker's Neighbor
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary from the modern fable and play, The Baker's Neighbor. In this play, the neighborhood baker Manuel bakes delicious smelling pastries and puts them out for sale each morning, but his neighbor, Pablo, loves to smell the fresh bakery every morning without purchasing any pastries. This irritates Manuel to the point where he feels Pable should pay to smell his baked goods, and Manuel takes his complain to the town judge who eventually offers a ruling that allows Manuel to get the pleasure of "touching" Pablo's gold coins in return for Pable "smelling" the bakery.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Cleveland District
Author:
Adele Thane
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Behind the Scenes With Cinderella
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Cinderella without castles, coaches, or ball gowns? Students use versions of Cinderella to explore how the setting of a story--time, place, and culture--affects the characters and plot.

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/05/2018
Blue Willow
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary from the text Blue Willow. Janey's father is an immigrant worker and this forces Janey and her family to move around every few months, but Janey finds a friend named Lupe and a place she would like to call home permanently. Janey has to go to Camp Miller School for immigrant children like herself and she finds once again she must learn whether the new teacher will be a friend or just another teacher like the ones before her.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
West Virginia District
Author:
Doris Gates
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Boss of the Plains
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary from the biographical text, Boss of the Plains. This biography relates the life of John Batterson Stetson as a hatting apprentice until he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and decided to explore the American West. During his time with the people of the West, he invents a better hat, nicknamed "Boss of the Plains," - the first real cowboy hat.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Washoe District
Author:
Laurie Carlson
Date Added:
10/23/2019
The Bridge Dancers
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary using the fictional text The Bridge Dancers. In this book, two sisters, Maisie and Callie, are faced with a challenging situation. Callie gets hurt while their mother is away and Maisie must decide if she can rely on her knowledge of herbal medicine to save her sister's life.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Carol Saller
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Cendrillon
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary using the modern fairytale, Cendrillon. In this Caribbean Cinderella story, Cendrillon is treated as a servant by her step-mother and half-sister. Nannin, the gogmother, uses a magic wand to ready Cendrillon for a ball, where Cendrillon meets a rich man's son, Paul, who falls in love with her and finds her when she is lost to him.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Anchorage District
Author:
Robert D. San Souci
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Centerfield Ballhawk
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Young Jose Mendez is a terrific centerfielder but a weak hitter. Jose wants his father to be proud of him. When his father calls him a "Born Outfielder," Jose realizes that his father is proud of his abilities on and off the field.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Lafourche Parish District
Author:
Matt Christopher
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Character Strong
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This site offers a 30 Day Kindness Journal that will impact mental wellness and the world through a daily practice of Kindness that will take 10 minutes or less and can all be done from home. The Virtual Resource Library is a huge library of tools & resources (videos, strategies, family/student/staff challenges). Virtual Assemblies offer some of the best youth speakers and performers to provide online assemblies to keep students (and staff!) engaged, inspired, and hopeful.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Character Strong
Date Added:
03/24/2020
Charlotte's Web
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary using the children's novel, Charlotte's Web. A story of friendship and loyalty between Wilbur, a spring pic and a grey spider named Charlotte. Wilbur learns that he is being fattened for slaughter in the fall. Wilbur is at first disgusted by the fact that charlotte eats flies, but comes to both appreciate and love her.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Erie District
Author:
E.B. White
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Creating  Psychological Profiles of Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird
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Students explore the motivation behind charactersŐ actions in "To Kill A Mockingbird" by creating psychological profiles for characters from the novel.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/05/2018
DLC ELA6: Unit 1 - Web a Character Profile
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The purpose of the video lesson is to explore the components of a character profile, gives an example and then the opportunity for students to write a character profile of their own. The accompanying handout is a graphic organizer that can be used for developing a character profile.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Provider:
Sun West Distance Learning Centre (DLC)
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/16/2019