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  • Use this 'Writing: Explain the Process - Banana Fiber Products are Made (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Explain the Process - Banana Fiber Products are Made (middle/high)'. In this writing activity students research and explain how banana fibers are used to create a variety of products. One of many focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • This Photo: ASL Vocabulary: Explain 01 HiRes clipart is great to illustrate your teaching materials. As an abcteach member you have unlimited access to our 22,000+ clipart illustrations and can use them for commercial use. This Photo: ASL Vocabulary: Explain 01 HiRes clipart is provided in jpeg format.
  • This Photo: ASL Vocabulary: Explain 01 LowRes clipart is great to illustrate your teaching materials. As an abcteach member you have unlimited access to our 22,000+ clipart illustrations and can use them for commercial use. This Photo: ASL Vocabulary: Explain 01 LowRes clipart is provided in jpeg format.
  • Use this 'Writing: Explain the Process of Paper Making (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Explain the Process of Paper Making (middle/high)'. Writing and following directions are important skills to have when putting something together, repeating an experiment, or learning new techniques. This activity helps students describe how paper products are made from any number of plants and recycled plant products. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • This video explains the fundamental concepts behind place value, including how to identify the ones' place, the tens' place, the hundreds' place, and beyond. Many visual examples are given and explained. Students can practice along to the video.

  • This video explains the fundamental concepts behind place value, including how to identify the ones' place, the tens' place, the hundreds' place, and beyond. Many visual examples are given and explained. Students can practice along to the video.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Mother's Day Similes (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Mother's Day Similes (elem)'. Briefly explains similes and encourages students to write their own on the theme of Mother's Day.
  • Use this 'Book: Trumpet of the Swan - Favorite Character' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Trumpet of the Swan - Favorite Character'. Write a description and explain why this was your favorite character.
  • A short fact-filled reading comprehension explains some of the traditions of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Ramadan starts in August in 2009
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Circus Similes (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Circus Similes (elem/upper elem)'. Briefly explains similes and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own.
  • This "rock solid" unit explains the different hardnesses of rocks, the origins of different kinds of rocks, and their classifications. Best of all, it includes several great experiments that are sure to involve and enlighten.
  • This Place Values (elem/ upper elem) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Place Values (elem/ upper elem) Word Problems. Explains place value, then uses word problems to help practice.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Idioms (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Idioms (elem/upper elem)'. Explains the origins of some idioms, and helps students better understand the definition and use of idioms.
  • Explains the first ten amendments in clear and simple language, then presents a real case (Tinker v. Des Moines) and a hypothetical case to help understand how those amendments work. Excellent review and critical thinking questions.
  • Use this 'Rules and Practice: Compound Sentences' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Rules and Practice: Compound Sentences'. Explains the rules of compound sentences and then provides sentences for students to practice their knowledge.
  • Short comprehension explaining some of the traditions of Ramadan. Ramadan falls in August 2009.
  • A very full twenty page unit, which can be used as a whole or in parts. Each act of the play is summarized in simple language; the most famous quotes ("Alas, poor Yorick!") are listed and explained; the story is related to its historical setting ("What is the Ptolemaic system?") and to modern times ("Label the map of Europe"); plus comprehension, vocabulary, and essay questions. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3

  • The commutative, associative, and distributive properties are explained with examples. Common Core: Math: 3.0A.5 3.0A.6, 4.OA.1
  • Why did immigrants come to the United States? This factual comprehension passage explains some of the many reasons. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, one essay question and 5 short answer questions.
  • This reading comprehension explains some concepts from physics and then looks at them in terms of a popular sport. ("What is acting on a soccer ball when it stays in one place until a player moves it?")
  • This booklet explains a lunar eclipse simply and clearly.
  • This unit defines folklore and explains the various types of folklore in reading comprehensions with short-answer questions. The concepts are reviewed with activities including interview suggestions and even role playing fun! The emphasis is on American folklore; this unit is great for a social studies lesson on American culture and traditions.
  • This Regrouping in Addition (elem) Poster is perfect to practice addition skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Regrouping in Addition (elem) Poster. Three colorful math posters explain the rules for regrouping ("carrying") in addition.
  • This Regrouping in Subtraction (elem) Clip Art is perfect to practice subtraction skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Regrouping in Subtraction (elem) Clip Art. Three colorful math posters explain the rules for regrouping ("borrowing") in addition.
  • Read the events, put them in order (explaining the reasoning for the order), then write them into a story with creative embellishments. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.
  • Bookmarks explain the parts of a circuit (battery, wire, light bulb, switch). A handy study tool.
  • Students are asked to look at a fictional situation, determine which democratic value would apply ("freedom of religion" is the expected answer) and why, and explain their answers.
  • This Subtracting Decimals Clip Art is perfect to practice subtraction skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Subtracting Decimals Clip Art. Simple poster explains how to subtract decimals. Common Core: 6.NS.3
  • Explains why bird watching is a good educational project as well as how to set up a successful project. This idea is great for homeschoolers! Illustrated pages for journal entries are available to abcteach members.
  • Explains why gardening is a good educational project and how to set up a successful project. This idea is great for homeschoolers! Illustrated pages for journal entries are available to abcteach members.
  • This non-fiction selection explains the use of poppies as a symbol of remembrance for fallen war veterans.It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 4 questions requiring short written responses.

  • PowerPoint with Audio. Part of the Living on Planet Earth series. This presentation includes colorful images and illustrations that describe how plants reproduce. It has high vocabulary and deeper concepts than most in this series. Explains the basic methods of plant reproduction for spore and seed bearing plants. Provides answers to many "How do they do that?" questions.
  • PowerPoint with Audio. Part of the Living on Planet Earth series. This presentation includes colorful images and illustrations to explain how plants grow by describing their basic structure having roots, stems and leaves. Describes how glucose is converted into celulose to develop tissues for growth. Part 1 of 2 units.
  • PowerPoint with Audio. Part of the Living on Planet Earth series. This presentation includes colorful images and illustrations to explain how plants grow in places with too much water.
  • PowerPoint with Audio. Part of the Living on Planet Earth series. This presentation includes colorful images and illustrations to explain how plants have adapted to living in soils with high concentrations of minerals. These plants are growing near salt water, in irrigated fields and in soils containing volcanic rock.
  • PowerPoint with Audio. Part of the Living on Planet Earth series. This presentation includes colorful images and illustrations to explain how plants have adapted to living in the tundra of mountains and the Polar Regions. These tundra environments have extreme conditions involving climate, weather, sunlight and soil conditions. Part 2 of 2 units.
  • This short video explains how to find materials on abcteach, and how to get started with abctools and interactives.

  • This Negative Numbers Division Math Poster is perfect to practice division skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Negative Numbers Division Math Poster. A poster explaining the rules of division of negative numbers.
  • A two page text explains the history and science of the big bang theory and the reasons scientist consider it valid. Includes a vocabulary exercise of related scientific terms and a set of short answer questions.
  • One page numbered text explains how a tornado forms, part of abcteach's primary investigative series, "How, What, Why?" Includes three questions and both a primary and an elementary level spelling list.