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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 1
    Annie Moore becomes the first immigrant to enter Ellis Island in 1892.
    Students explore online resources about Ellis Island, interview an immigrant in the area, and publish their stories.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills
    Students use a text set to increase understanding of content area material and demonstrate what they have learned by writing an original piece that blends together narrative and expository elements.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 23
    Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the US to earn a MD degree in 1849.
    "Famous Firsts" are researched by students, followed by small group research and multimedia presentations to report research results.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters
    Students explore the nature and structure of expository texts that focus on cause and effect and apply what they learned using graphic organizers and writing paragraphs to outline cause-and-effect relationships.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 24
    Gold was discovered in California in 1848.
    Students read letters from the Gold Rush and follow up by writing an imaginary letter to a family member about their experience using the Letter Generator.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    How Big Are Martin's Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future
    Inspired by the book Martin's Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 8
    On this day in 1935, Elvis Presley was born.
    Students visit the National Archives to read a letter written by Elvis Presley to President Nixon. The Letter Generator is used to write a letter to a current artist suggesting a meeting with the President.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Talking About Books to Improve Comprehension
    This lesson is a conversation-starter! In this lesson, students learn about striking up deep-thought conversations and staying on topic in the form of a book talk.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 28
    The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986.
    Students interview a parent or another adult about the Challenger and hypothesize about differences. Students can also write about the Columbia disaster in 2003.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Two Voices of the ow Spelling Pattern
    Variable vowels are the focus of this lesson; students use nursery rhymes and ow to study how vowels can change their sounds according to different spelling patterns.

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