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exceptional children
Designation for students who have different educational needs than the average child. Many children in exceptional children's (EC) programs have physical, mental, or social disabilities, but in North Carolina academically gifted children are also classified as EC.

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Book order math
Using a book order catalog, students will calculate costs for their book choices, learn how to write a check, and to fill out an order form.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–3 Mathematics)
By Teri Dammann.
Reading picture books: resources for teachers
Illustrations, picturebook finding aids, and great picture book websites.
Format: article
By Melissa Thibault.
Letter books
Kindergarten children are usually familiar with beginning sound "ABC" books with texts such as "A is for apple." In this activity, repeated for each consonant letter, art, writing, conventional spelling, and reading are combined to create a personal "Letter Book" for each child.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
By Clara McKenzie.
Making patterns make sense
Students will analyze organizational patterns in analytical writing by reading, Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. Students will then apply these patterns to their own writing by creating children's books about success.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–10 English Language Arts)
By Heather Bower.
Jelly beans count!
Children will fill plastic Easter eggs with the correct number of jelly beans. After they complete the entire dozen, they are allowed to keep the ones they get correct.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Mathematics)
By Ronnia Frazier.
Itsy, bitsy spider
The learner will use the words of the fingerplay "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider" to create a book.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
By JanetD White.
Reference resources
In Election 2012, page 3.6
Reference resources to help students and teachers understand election procedures and terminology.
Format: bibliography
Reading picture books
Two strategies for helping children understand a story through illustrations.
Format: article
By Melissa Thibault.
"Mice" in the Media Center
This lesson plan will foster literature appreciation in the Elementary School through sharing a variety of books (fiction and non-fiction) poems, puppets or models, focusing on a mouse or mice as a main character or characters.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1 Information Skills)
The wolf in children's books
Students will explore the ways wolves are represented in children's stories. They will decide if the wolf is a protagonist or an antagonist in the story. They will also attempt to determine if these representations are scientifically accurate. The first in a two-part lesson.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 English Language Arts and Information Skills)
By Vanessa Olson.
Number fun
Students will use games to recognize numbers. They will match the number with a set of objects. This is a two day lesson with 45 minutes each day.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Kay Nix.
The long and short of it!
This lesson will assist students in recognizing and discriminating short and long vowel sounds.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1 English Language Arts)
Learning to Read
Young children love to be read to and look forward to reading themselves. This sampling of resources provide activities that are fun and stimulate interest in reading.
Format: bibliography/help
The benefits of teaching with nonfiction
In this video, classroom footage and teacher interviews explore the benefits of teaching with informational text. Teachers discuss particular student populations that benefit from reading nonfiction, including exceptional children, English language learners,...
Format: video/video
Nepalese school
Nepalese school
The whitewashed building of a primary school in Kaalopaani en route from Ghasa to Tukche, Nepal. Formal Nepalese schools are often built with the help of foreign aid. An ever-increasing number of children go to school, although there are still many who cannot...
Format: image/photograph
Picture, letter, word
A lesson designed to engage pre-emergent readers in an activity which will enable them to identify pictures, letters, and words in books. It will provide an opportunity for them to work in a small group setting to develop a product and enhance their learning
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
By Linda Kinnamon.
Predicting skills
Students will practice predicting what will happen in different stories and understand why predicting is important while reading.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–4 English Language Arts)
By Susan Bell.
Introduction to community helpers
This is a introductory lesson to a unit on community helpers. It will begin to help students to identify different types of community helpers and the jobs they perform.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Social Studies)
By Jerrye Ficklin.
Weaving picture books into narrative writing
Children's picture books are the perfect medium for mini-lessons in narrative writing. Teachers provide books which demonstrate the qualities the students need to develop in their own writing.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 English Language Arts)
By Jan Caldwell.
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Students will examine language in three different versions of the traditional "Gruff" tale. These will be compared and contrasted through Venn diagrams. Each text will be introduced, examined, and contrasted in a different lesson.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 English Language Arts)
By Sandra Doyle.