Free Monthly Activities

There is a lot going on this month! In addition to being the month for Veterans Day (November 11) and Thanksgiving (November 24), November is also home to many dates related to such important educational areas as literacy and STEM/STEAM.

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November 1: National Authors' Day

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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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November 8: S.T.E.M Day

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TCR8274 Story Engineering: Problem-Solving Short Stories Using STEM (Gr. 3–4)

TCR8274 Story Engineering: Problem-Solving Short Stories Using STEM (Gr. 3–4)
Integrate engineering and literacy into your curriculum with this innovative approach to learning. Students will read fictional passages and solve problems using STEM and the engineering design process. Students can create devices and solutions using everyday materials. Each unit focuses on one problem and one challenge, but other problems are [more]

Grade(s): 3-4
Pages: 112
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November 24: Thanksgiving

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TCR2602 Big & Easy Patterns: Holidays and Seasons

TCR2602 Big & Easy Patterns: Holidays and Seasons
Lots of patterns are presented for each of the four seasons and their corresponding holidays. The book also includes teacher-tested ideas for using the patterns. [more]

Grade(s): PreK-3
Pages: 224
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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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