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    Social Studies

    6 Successful Strategies for Teaching Colonization

    Do you need ideas for teaching colonization? Here you will find book suggestions, comprehension ideas, projects, crafts, activities, and more. These lessons are also included in one of my best-selling social studies units!   Mentor Text   When I am teaching a social studies unit, I love to recommend some great books for my students to read or to use as a read-aloud tool. Here are some suggestions for a colonial unit! You Wouldn’t Want to Be an American Colonist by Jacqueline…

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  • Reading

    How to Teach Theme

    Are your students having trouble identifying theme within a story? This step-by-step process scaffolds through several reading comprehension skills to help students get a thorough understanding of theme. Students will be…

  • Crafts, Social Studies

    Arctic Region Igloo Craft

    Do your social studies standards include studying the indigenous peoples of the Arctic region? A fun way to celebrate their fascinating culture is to do an igloo craft. This post will…

  • Poetry

    Step-by-Step to Effective Poetry Analysis

    Are you looking for ways to help students analyze poetry effectively? This post will share step-by-step ideas to help your students with poetry analysis. When you are finished, they will be…