Free Monthly Activities

There is a lot going on this month! In addition to being the month for nationwide elections (November 3), Veterans Day (November 11), and Thanksgiving (November 26), November is also home to many dates related to such important educational areas as literacy and STEM/STEAM.

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National Authors' Day (November 1)

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TCR8289 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Picture Book Gr 2-4

TCR8289 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Picture Book Gr 2-4
Use this customizable resource to help students dig deeper into the three modes—text, visual images, and design—picture books use to convey meaning and create a unique reading experience. This guide is organized by literary and visual elements. Each section includes teacher instructions that provide activity overviews, a quick guide that [more]

Grade(s): 2-4
Pages: 128
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TCR2972 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 3-5

TCR2972 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 3-5
Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage [more]

Pages: 144
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TCR2973 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 6-Up

TCR2973 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 6-Up
Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage [more]

Pages: 144
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National Family Literacy Day (November 1)

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TCR2691 Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions Grade 2

TCR2691 Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions Grade 2
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]

Pages: 96
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TCR3869 Stepping Into STEM Grade 3

TCR3869 Stepping Into STEM Grade 3
These dynamic resources provide guided lessons to integrate project-based learning into your science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum. Each unit provides background information for teachers and students and moves from teacher-directed activities toward more open-ended activities. The culminating activity in each unit allows students to design their own unique “invention” [more]

Pages: 160
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TCR8185 STEM: Engaging Hands-On Challenges Using Everyday Materials Grade 5

TCR8185 STEM: Engaging Hands-On Challenges Using Everyday Materials Grade 5
Provide students with grade-level appropriate challenges guaranteed to spark imagination as they ask, imagine, plan, create (build), test, and improve. In each challenge, students will be making sense of phenomena and/or designing solutions to a problem as they build a clearer understanding of science and engineering practices (SEPS), disciplinary [more]

Grade: 5
Pages: 112
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National Young Readers' Day (November 10)

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TCR0093 Holiday Graph Art

TCR0093 Holiday Graph Art
Mystery pictures with a variety of themes magically appear as students follow directions for coloring graph paper squares. Students develop graphing skills while having fun. [more]

Grade(s): 2-6
Pages: 48
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