Activities for all ages, CCSS-ready lesson plans, and more.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Five getting-to-know-you activities to create a classroom community.
Learning doesn’t have to stop when students leave your classroom.
Travel to the moon and the depths of the sea without leaving your classroom.
Travel the world with five multicultural art lessons.
Get to know favorite authors with cross-curricular lesson ideas.
6 exercises to build motor skills and improve handwriting.
Say farewell to your students with these crafty creations.
Teach students about the wonders of winter weather with these awe-inspiring experiments.
Try these multisensory strategies to prepare students for learning.
Make reading class feel like recess with hands-on activities for early learners.
6 activities to teach manners and feelings to young learners.
Activities to get kids ready for (safe) summer fun from Instructor Magazine.
Make math, phonics, and music come alive with activities to commemorate Presidents’ Day.
Pair books and activities to get kids thinking about habitat, hibernation, and migration.
Hands-on activities to empower students to help the planet.
Use favorite books to help students develop their writing skills.
Bring landforms and landmarks to life with a variety of geography projects.
Pair these books with experiments for picture-perfect science lessons.
Rethink traditional book reports with these unique activities.
Round out the year with educational activities that have a summery twist.
Improve students' phonics, fluency, and vocabulary skills with these engaging poetry activities.
Take a cue from Dr. Seuss, get on a Magic School Bus, and Skype for Read Across America Day on March 3.
Engage students in hands-on learning with these six easy-to-make projects.
Use much-loved children’s books for real-world math activities with a cross-curricular twist.
4 core-ready lesson plans to introduce students to informational texts and key text features.
Reflect on lessons learned and friendships made with activities that wrap up the year from Instructor Magazine.
Kids have strong opinions about everything from school rules to the clothes they wear. Put their ideas to work writing persuasive pieces.
Get ready, get set, get reading with these nifty activities and other ideas to improve reading comprehension skills.
Engineer a positive class environment while growing STEM skills.
Broaden students’ reading horizons with books that celebrate diversity.
Five strategies to promote cooperative learning in your classroom.
Four out-of-the-box ideas your class can do with younger students.
Shape up your geometry unit with these standards-based math activities. Perfect for Common Core classrooms.
Make persuasive, descriptive, expository, and narrative writing come alive through art-meets-literacy projects.
These five activities will prepare your information investigators for nonfiction summer reading success.
Teach kids the power of language—and meet Core standards—with these activities for National Poetry Month and beyond.
Make multiplication stick with these activities that reinforce automatic fact retrieval.
Help students build vocabulary and deepen comprehension with engaging word activities.
Four simple go-to activities to keep students calm, focused, and motivated in your classroom.
6 core-ready writing activities to help you get to know new students and meet ELA standards.
Common Core-ready lesson plans to develop public speaking skills from Instructor Magazine.
Human sundials, windowsill trash, and other creative, hands-on science experiments
Math skills become that much more meaningful when students use them to do good.
The election season offers a fresh reason to incorporate current events into your lesson plans.
Close out the year with reflection, celebration, and meaningful projects.
Creative, CCSS-aligned activities to get students to respond deeply to a text.
Use visual tools to help students grasp complex text.
Creative lessons to revitalize the way you teach beloved books.
4 ideas to teach informational texts in any subject area.
Help your students become socially-savvy through lessons on attitude, boundaries, and more .
Make the last month of school unforgettable with these standards-based games.
5 easy ways to check in with students before and after lessons
Go beyond raising a hand with teacher-tested strategies for getting students involved in class discussions and collaboration.
Integrate technology across the curriculum—while meeting Common Core.
Underline the importance of taking great notes with thoughtful activities for reading class.
Beloved YA authors Avi, Blue Balliet, Walter Dean Myers, Jennifer A. Nielsen, and Lauren Tarshis share their best advice for your middle school writers.
Celebrate the school year and keep students engaged with hands-on group projects from Instructor magazine.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with these poetry lesson plans.
Pair rich activities with key “firsts” in black America.
Turn book-shy kids into some of your most avid readers.
There’s a just-right activity for every kid’s learning superpower.
Scholastic authors share their page-turning tips for the Summer Reading Challenge.
20 citizen science projects that let kids take control of real-world research.
The innovative Turnaround Arts program shows how arts integration can increase engagement and improve learning. Plus, how to incorporate the arts into your curriculum.
Nell K. Duke shares her tips for using the strengths of project-based instruction to teach informational text.
Service-learning projects are more than “feel-good” exercises—they can launch students into a hands-on world of learning.
Why handwriting instruction may be your secret weapon to academic success.
Pam Allyn shares her top tips for inspiring a love of literacy in your students.
The 2013 Scholastic Summer Challenge winners share their secrets for success.
The editors of SuperScience and Science World magazines share their favorite student-centered science experiments.
Hands-on “craftivities” to extend learning across your curriculum.
Math expert Marilyn Burns talks Common Core practice standards with Instructor.
Teacher-tested ideas to help you meet the new Common Core anchor standards.
20 new titles to satisfy every interest and keep students reading all summer long from Scholastic Instructor.
Key strategies to prevent the summer slide and help kids discover the power of a good book from Instructor Magazine.
As more K–8 programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and math, teachers are finding that chaos creates learning opportunities.
CCSS activities that bring literacy lessons into the science lab.
Whether you’re teaching science, social studies, or writing, integrating the arts will deepen students’ understanding.
You asked, we answered. Our experts weigh in on your biggest questions about ELA Common Core.
Your students may not be able to vote (this time around!), but these activities will show them what it means to be a good citizen.
Help your students figure out why they aren’t getting math concepts.
Think informational text = boring? Reinvent your reading lessons with dinosaurs, artists, and geologists!