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Lesson Plans for Grades K-5

GradeTitleCreated by
K-2Mount RushmoreAmanda Demars
K-2Awesome AmphibiansTracy Edgerly
K-2Dear Mr. BlueberryTori Basso
K-2Monarch ButterflyGail Gibbons
K-2The Kissing HandStephanie Truksa
K-2This Quiet LadySarah Dugas
K-2Koalas by Laura MarshStacy Maule
K-2Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic Story by Ginnie LoSusan Caldwell
K-2A Monarch Butterfly's LifeRachel Valentine
K-2The Story of Ruby BridgesPatricia Scully
K-2Halley Came to JacksonPenelope Igo-Clark
K-2Owl MoonPatricia Onofrio
K-2Chameleon’s ColorsTricia DeLapp
K-2Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy ButtonsNatalie Rudyk
K-2A Caring FatherNatasha Mills
K-2Henry’s Freedom BoxNicolette Monarca
K-2“A Tree Can Be…”MaryLou Czarnecki
K-2Stone FoxNicole Dabros
K-2A Monster or a Fake?Lillian Sunderland
K-2Rosa Lori Ann Hickey
K-2 “The Hat” by Jan BrettLisa Burton
K-2Frogs by Gail Gibbonsby: Lisa DiCioccio
K-2The Tree Lady: How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever Lori Andrada
K-2 A Community of PeopleKate Tibbitts
K-2A Pink Sheep by Kyria AbrahamsLinda Pillo
K-2Night of the Veggie Monster by George McClementsKelly Mocarsky
K-2Each Kindness by Jacqueline WoodsonKerry Leff
K-2The Happy Hedgehog by Marcus PfisterKimberly Kreft
K-2A History of TV Kimberly Gentile
K-2A Star-Spangled BannerKimberly Garger
K-2The Gray Wolf by Ned JensenKris DiMaio
K-2Sunflower House by Eve BuntingJackie Vece
K-2 Air and WeatherJoyce Pope
K-2Each Kindness by Jacqueline WoodsonJennifer Riccio
K-2The Seasons by Ian SmithJulie DeVito
K-2Thanks to a Spire, New York’s New Skyscraper Is Now Nation’s TallestJoAnn Frank
K-2Honey Then and NowJulie Breault
K-2A Lion’s TaleHeidi Borski
K-2Christopher ColumbusHilary Kearcher
K-2“Polar Bears“ by Gail GibbonsEllen L. Repay
K-2Poppleton in Winter by Cynthia RylantDonna Schroyer
K-2The Rock CycleDorothy N. Burns
K-2Bugs Are Insects by Anne RockwellDonna Bober
K-2A New FamilyColleen Tules
K-2 Water Sings Blue: Ocean PoemsCourtney Smith
K-2Stellaluna by Janell Cannon Colleen Gallagher
K-2Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson RawlsAlicia Stofko
K-2Sharks! By Anne SchreiberAllison Pascucci
K-2From Seed to Pumpkin By: Wendy Pfeffer Amy Stiles
K-2Important People- Michael StahlAmanda Fecteau
K-2Earth Dragon Awakes by Laurence YepAdam Fassanella
K-2Sheila Rae the Brave by Kevin HenkesCaroline Stackhouse
K-2A Family of ArtistsChristine Butler
K-2What Do You Do With An Idea? Brianna Flaherty
K-2From Seed to PumpkinAmanda Lynch
K-2National Geographic Kids: Seed to PlantAmy Neureither
3-5Earth Dragon Awakes by Laurence YepEarth Dragon Awakes by Laurence Yep
3-5When Charlie McButton Lost PowerKristina Kiley
3-5Ruffled FeathersKim Gott
3-5George vs. GeorgeJ. Brett VanderMale
3-5Sailing for FreedomJohn Niemann
3-5I Break Stuff for a LivingJim Eschert
3-5“Can You Hear Me Now? – National Geographic PathfinderJohnna Cunningham
3-5Color and LightJennifer Childree
3-5The Lion and the BeetleThe Lion and the Beetle
3-5The Bleeding ScreamHeather Bacchus
3-5Energy IslandElaine Shapiro
3-5Cool to Be KindErin Jones
3-5Benjamin Franklin: The Ultimate Solution CreatorErica Augustyn
3-5Kumak’s FishDiane Olsen
3-5A Quiet HeroDianne Nelson
3-5Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim AgainDonna Mingrone
3-5Worldscapes: Keeping the BalanceDiane Kinkade
3-5A Great SpeechDonna Drasch
3-5A Summer’s TradeDawn DeLia
3-5Slavery, the Civil War & Reconstruction: The Emancipation ProclamationDenica Burnell
3-5The School Days of an Indian GirlDebra Benedict
3-5Abe’s Honest WordsChristine Mercier
3-5Saving the Great White MonsterCindy Marchell
3-5Lost TreasureCheryl Martinelli
3-5Great Wall, Great JumpCynthia Lindsley
3-5Gettysburg: A costly win for the NorthChristine Lang
3-5My Uncle Terwilliger on the Art of Eating PopoversClare Kilfoyle
3-5Got Poison?Crystal King
3-5Faces of the MoonClorinda Cuomo
3-5SpaghettiCarolyn Didden
3-5Kicking Unhealthy Food Out of School CafeteriasCaron Carpenter
3-5Ice CityChristina Altieri
3-5The Noisiest CatBonnie Ruby
3-5My Rows and Piles of CoinsBrittany Wilczek
3-5“Eleven” from Woman Hollering CreekAngela Jones
3-5The Moon Over StarWhitney Olson
3-5Star-Spangled RelicTerri Faucher
3-5What About Me?Wendy Davis
3-5Flight and RocketryThomas Ebersold
3-5Whooping Cranes in DangerTricia Lance
3-5Star Times – 1984 Brings a Facelift for Lady LibertySandie Satkowski
3-5A Very Messy Tea PartyTamara Brierley
3-5Amazing BatsSandra O’Gara
3-5The Giving TreeSeth Lyall
3-5ElevenSusan Klosowski
3-5Paradise LostSheila Lewis
3-5After the TornadoStacy Dutil
3-5Famous African Americans Harriet Tubman and the Underground RailroadSusan Hyatt
3-5Colonization and the Revolutionary War Background to the ColoniesSarah Dorsey
3-5Twilight Comes TwiceStephanie Davis
3-5The Ducks and the FoxRosie York
3-5Enemies and FriendsRebecca Pilver
3-5Rain, Rain Go Away Come Again Another DayRosemary Humes
3-5The CrocodileRamsey Binnington
3-5River to the SeaPatrick Walsh
3-5The Hundred DressesRobyn Albertson
3-5A Sense of PlantsPamela Desmarais
3-5The Stamp ActNicole Solimine
3-5Song and Dance ManMartha Wyatt
3-5Extreme Survival: Polar RegionsNancy Hamilton
3-5ChameleonsMelissa O’Neil
3-5Malala’s DreamMary Lee Quinn
3-5How Rocks Are Like DessertMarcia Meakim
3-5The Dragon HunterMegan Field
3-5Look Out!Mary Connolly
3-5Help! Rainforest At Risk!Laura Moore
3-5Snow by Cynthia RylantLynn Marinelli
3-5Monticello: Thomas Jefferson’s MasterpieceLynn S. MacLennan
3-5Schooled - Gordon Korman Lauren Giroux
3-5The Story of Ruby BridgesLeanora Donofrio
3-5Number the StarsKeri Snowden
3-5Stone FoxKelly White
3-5Frogs at RiskKathryn Olesnevich
3-5A Sudden Slice of SummerKylie Rousseau
3-5A Hurricane is a Big StormKerrie Niemann
3-5The Junkyard WondersKaren Libby
3-5Iqbal A NovelKaryn Kruzick

Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8

GradeTitleCreated by
6-8Important PeopleSheri Wilson
6-8The Railway TrainSharon Bunyan
6-8An Introduction to Poetry By Billy CollinsRachael Maginess
6-8Combing the Universe for a New Galaxy Leads to Unexpected Space DiscoveryMonica Grezlik
6-8Sticky Fingers, Helping HandsLauren McKenna
6-8 Last of the original Navajo code talkers dies at 93Lisa Henríquez
6-8Shrewd Todie & Lyzer the MiserKatie St. John
6-8The Boy In The Striped PajamasKathleen Simoneau
6-8The WinnowingKim Reilly
6-8Those Winter SundaysKristina Nero Rodriguez
6-8Children Toil in India’s Mines, Despite Legal BanKaryn Bacinskas
6-8George vs. George: The American Revolution as seen from Both SidesJessica Murray
6-8Abraham Lincoln by Berton BellisHilary Evans
6-8Grand Canyon's views could be altered by developmenErica E. Watson
6-8Tracking TornadoesElisha Rose
6-8The Lottery by Shirley JacksonEmilia Cassata
6-8A Jewish Hockey Player at History’s Indelible CrossroadErin Georgini
6-8Eleven by Sandra CisnerosCathy Emerick
6-8Shrewd Todie & Lyzer the MiserDanielle Muir & Katie St. John
6-8The Witch by Jack PrelutskyAlyse Castonguay
6-8The Outsiders – S.E. HintonAshley Millerd

Lesson Plans for Grades 9-12

GradeTitleCreated by
9-12Ethicists Criticize Treatment of Teen, Texas PatientTheresa Thomas
9-12Give me Liberty or Give me DeathRachel Liscinsky
9-12Joyas VoladoresMatthew West
9-12TLA – Jane McFannMichael Webb
9-12The Story of an Hour by Kate ChopinMelinda Jackson
9-12Excerpt from Narrative Of The Life of Frederick Douglass, An American SlaveMichelle Henry
9-12Huck Finn stirs up trouble againLisa Martinchek
9-12Letters from an American FarmerLaureen Anthony
9-12HamletK. Tuthill-Jones
9-12Resignation Speech August 8, 1974 - Richard NixonKristen Keska
9-12The Pedestrian - Ray BradburyJennifer Kinsall
9-12Nobel Acceptance Speech - Elie WieselJessica Gillespie
9-12No More Teachers? No More Books? Video Game Will Teach College CourseCynthia Wright
9-12The Scarlet Ibis - James Hurst Caitlin Eichler
9-12Why being a thinker means pocketing your smartphoneChristina Carew
9-12Can You Sue A Robot For Defamation? - Ryan CaloAlecia Walkuski