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It’s October, and you know what that means: Halloween is coming! Celebrate the holiday with fun activities and festive decorations. But let’s not forget that there are 31 days in October and there is a lot more to this autumnal month than just Halloween.

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World Animal Day (October 4)

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TCR8060 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 2

TCR8060 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 2
Equip students with the skills they need to synthesize information from a variety of different text types. Each unit provides multiple text sources. Students are prompted to explore the reading materials and complete the accompanying activities. The activities are designed to teach students to:

TCR8026 Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science, Grades 1-2

TCR8026 Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science, Grades 1-2
High-interest, nonfiction articles help students learn about science topics while developing skills in reading comprehension. Each story is followed by questions that cover main idea, detail, vocabulary, and critical reasoning. The format is similar to that of standardized test, so as students progress through the book's units, they are preparing [more]

Grade(s): 1-2
Pages: 144
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TCR2692 Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions Grade 3

TCR2692 Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions Grade 3
Provide students with the skills they need to thoughtfully and critically analyze text. The resource includes 22 short, complex, high-interest reading passages that students are guided to read, summarize, reread, annotate, and discuss. Text-dependent questions prompt students to examine the passage’s meaning, purpose, vocabulary, and structure and to use textual [more]

Grade: 3
Pages: 96
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TCR8070 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 6

TCR8070 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 6
Equip students with the skills they need to synthesize information from a variety of different text types. Each unit provides multiple text sources. Students are prompted to explore the reading materials and complete the accompanying activities. The activities are designed to teach students to:

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Universal Music Day (October 13)

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TCR2002 Music for Everyone!

TCR2002 Music for Everyone!
You don't have to be a great singer to foster children's interest in music. Just encourage them to sing, dance, march, and play instruments at school or at home. These songs, movement suggestions, and directions for making musical instruments are easy to follow. The benefits range from just plain fun [more]

Grade(s): PreK-2
Pages: 64
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TCR8027 Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Social Studies, Grades 1-2

TCR8027 Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Social Studies, Grades 1-2
High-interest, nonfiction articles help students learn about social studies topics while developing skills in reading comprehension. Each story is followed by questions that cover main idea, detail, vocabulary, and critical reasoning. The format is similar to that of standardized test, so as students progress through the book's units, they are [more]

Grade(s): 1-2
Pages: 144
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TCR8062 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 4

TCR8062 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 4
Equip students with the skills they need to synthesize information from a variety of different text types. Each unit provides multiple text sources. Students are prompted to explore the reading materials and complete the accompanying activities. The activities are designed to teach students to:

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TCR178211 STEM Jobs in Music

TCR178211 STEM Jobs in Music
Grade(s): 4-8
Pages: 48


National Color Day (October 22)
International Artists’ Day (October 25)

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TCR8105 Early Math Skills: Numbers to 10-Adding-Subtracting

TCR8105 Early Math Skills: Numbers to 10-Adding-Subtracting
Delightful illustrations and short, simple exercises help young learners develop essential skills with confidence. Each standards-based activity focuses on a specific skill. Clear instructions and examples help children complete the lessons successfully. Since each page includes a suggestion for extending the learning and reinforcing the skill, the books are ideal [more]

Grade(s): PreK-K
Pages: 96
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TCR2210 Busy Teacher's Guide: Art Lessons

TCR2210 Busy Teacher's Guide: Art Lessons
Teaching art has never been easier! Each project has a lesson objective, a bit of art history, a list of materials, complete directions, suggested variations, and illustrations of the finished work. Includes over 30 projects. [more]

Grade(s): 1-3
Pages: 80
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TCR8060 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 2

TCR8060 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 2
Equip students with the skills they need to synthesize information from a variety of different text types. Each unit provides multiple text sources. Students are prompted to explore the reading materials and complete the accompanying activities. The activities are designed to teach students to:

TCR3081 Art & Artists Through the Centuries

TCR3081 Art & Artists Through the Centuries
Students gain an appreciation for fine art by analyzing the distinct techniques used by more than 20 artists throughout history. Follow-up projects help students imitate those techniques. Included are biographies, vocabulary lists, and assessment guidelines. [more]

Grade(s): 3-8
Pages: 112
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Halloween (October 31)

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TCR3033 Celebrating Holidays: Reading, Writing & Hands-on Activities

TCR3033 Celebrating Holidays: Reading, Writing & Hands-on Activities
Introduce, teach, and celebrate the holidays with your students. This culturally diverse book is full of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, along with writing, speaking, listening, and craft activities. Relevant vocabulary is also included. Each of the twenty-two units covers a specific holiday. The reading passages and accompanying activities are [more]

Grade(s): 1-2
Pages: 128
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TCR3178 Celebrating Holidays: Reading, Writing & Hands-on Activities

TCR3178 Celebrating Holidays: Reading, Writing & Hands-on Activities
Introduce, teach, and celebrate the holidays with your students. This culturally diverse book is full of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, along with writing, speaking, listening, and craft activities. Relevant vocabulary is also included. Each of the twenty-two units covers a specific holiday. The reading passages and accompanying activities are [more]

Grade(s): 3-4
Pages: 128
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TCR3179 Celebrating Holidays: Reading, Writing & Hands-on Activities

TCR3179 Celebrating Holidays: Reading, Writing & Hands-on Activities
Introduce, teach, and celebrate the holidays with your students. This culturally diverse book is full of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, along with writing, speaking, listening, and craft activities. Relevant vocabulary is also included. Each of the twenty-two units covers a specific holiday. The reading passages and accompanying activities are [more]

Grade(s): 5-6
Pages: 128
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TCR3893 Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts Grade 3

TCR3893 Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts Grade 3
Promote student engagement and improve comprehension skills by teaching students to make connections between fiction and nonfiction texts. This resource provides high-interest passages, multiple-choice questions, and short-answer activities designed to meet the rigor of today’s standards. Each assessment motivates students to look for textual evidence when answering questions. All units [more]

Grade: 3
Pages: 144
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TCR8039 Rigorous Reading: Wonder

TCR8039 Rigorous Reading: Wonder
Maximize your students’ reading experience by providing activities that foster comprehension and reinforce understanding of literary elements. Activities for each section allow students to process portions of the novel through individual and collaborative exercises that encourage close reading. Suggestions for maintaining Interactive Novel Logs provide students with additional ways to [more]

Grade(s): 4-6
Pages: 80
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