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During the month of February we have a whole host of holidays and special dates, including Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day. February is also Black History Month, or African-American History Month. During this month, take some time to remember the important people and events in American History.

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Black History Month

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TCR8024 Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Social Studies, Grade 3

TCR8024 Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Social Studies, Grade 3
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: 3
Pages: 144
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TCR3395 Spotlight On America: African Americans Grade 5-8

TCR3395 Spotlight On America: African Americans Grade 5-8
Enrich content area reading and encourage students to take an in-depth view of the people and events of specific eras of American history. Nonfiction reading comprehension is emphasized along with research, writing, critical thinking, history, and geography. A readers' theater is also included.

Topics include:

TCR8099 Rigorous Reading: The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

TCR8099 Rigorous Reading: The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963
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]

Pages: 80
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TCR8019 Reading Comprehension Practice, Grades 6-8

TCR8019 Reading Comprehension Practice, Grades 6-8
Over 90 nonfiction passages from The World Almanac for Kids are combined with multiple choice questions. These exercises help students develop skills in reading comprehension, critical thinking, and test taking. [more]

Grade(s): 6-8
Pages: 112
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National Periodic Table Day (February 7)

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TCR3169 Analogies for Critical Thinking Grade 6

TCR3169 Analogies for Critical Thinking Grade 6
Approach analogies as puzzles. To solve them, students need to use cognitive processes and critical-thinking skills. These exercises present word and/or picture relationships in several different ways. The goal is to develop skills in visual imagery, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reasoning, and test-taking. [more]

Grade: 6
Pages: 64
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TCR3793 Take Five Minutes Fascinating Facts from The World Almanac(R)

TCR3793 Take Five Minutes Fascinating Facts from The World Almanac(R)
Give students practice with interpreting nonfiction text
from The World Almanac presented in different formats, charts, and graphs. Follow-up questions build comprehension and critical-thinking skills. [more]

Grade(s): 6-8
Pages: 96
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Valentine’s Day (February 14)

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TCR3889 Reading, Language & Math Activities: Winter

TCR3889 Reading, Language & Math Activities: Winter
These quick and easy-to-implement seasonal activities provide students with fun-filled learning experiences. The activities are related to a variety of winter themes and holidays such as snow, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and the 100th day of school. Reading and language activities include mini-books, letter matches, word play, vocabulary-builders, and [more]

Grade(s): K-2
Pages: 240
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TCR3351 Holiday Brain Teasers

TCR3351 Holiday Brain Teasers
Encourage vocabulary usage, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills with holiday-themed activities. [more]

Grade(s): 3-5
Pages: 48
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TCR8061 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 3

TCR8061 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 3
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:

TCR3709 Get Up! Get Noisy! Get Writing!

TCR3709 Get Up! Get Noisy! Get Writing!
Give writing programs a boost and spark student creativity with innovative activities that meet writing standards! From writing dialogue to creating comic strips, each lesson is designed to get students moving and making noise while exploring a variety of writing topics. [more]

Grade(s): 4-6
Pages: 80
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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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