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 26), 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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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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November 8 - National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day

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TCR8273 Story Engineering: Problem-Solving Short Stories Using STEM (Gr. 1–2)

TCR8273 Story Engineering: Problem-Solving Short Stories Using STEM (Gr. 1–2)
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): 1-2
Pages: 112
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TCR3966 Stepping Into STEM Grade 5

TCR3966 Stepping Into STEM Grade 5
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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November 26 - Thanksgiving

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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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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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