Kidspiration Activities

Kidspiration Templates forGrades K-5 Standards

Kidspiration is a wonderful tool. It isa unique type of software that helps teachers integrate technology intotheir curricula with the use of graphic organizers such as conceptmaps, idea maps, and webs. As you explore the many uses ofKidspiration, feel free to adapt the following Kidspiration templatesgleaned from the web into your lesson plans.

The No Child Left Behind Act requires research support for products andstrategies. Using Kidspiration is supported by research which findsthat student learning and performance will improve with the use ofgraphic organizers.

Each of the following activities is aligned with a curriculum objectivetaken from the MauryCounty Public Schools Curriculum. This particular group addressesobjectives taught during the upcoming second nine weeks.


Reading: Kindergarten


Word Analysis: Kindergarten and Pre-KThe learner will be able to identify the initial sound of a word.
TogetherKidspiration Templates

Listening: Language Arts
The learner will be able to identify the sounds of the alphabet letters.
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Nestwith an Nn
Applewith an Aa
Dogwith a Dd
Skatewith an Ss

Writing: Kindergarten
The learner will be able to understand and apply directionality whenwriting letters.
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Math:Kindergarten

Measurement: Kindergarten and Pre-K
The learner will be able to identify and name coins and their value.
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Change– 15 cents
Change– 50 cents

Geometry: Shapes: Identifying
The learner will be able to identify shapes including circle, square,rectangle, and triangle.
MatchingShapes

Patterns: Math
The learner will be able to create patterns through the use of objectsand pictures.
Finishthe Pattern

Social Studies: Kindergarten

Globe: Physical Features/Identify
The learner will be able to identify physical features such asmountains, plains, oceans, and islands.
Geographic Features in Kindergarten
Our World Activity

Science: Kindergarten

Weather:Change/Record/Daily: Kindergarten
The learner will be able to identify daily weather conditions (e.g.hot, cool, sunny, snowy, and rainy).
Weather Watching Activity
The Four Seasons
Weather words
SeasonsFall


First Grade: Science

Weather: Changes/Recognize
The learner will be able to associate temperature, precipation, andwind conditions with various types of weather.
1. Cloud Sort Activity


Social Studies: Second Grade

Holidays: Reasons/Associate: Second Grade
The learner will be able to associate a group of people (e.g. warveterans) with a holiday (e.g. Veteran's Day.)
National Holidays
Thanksgiving
HolidaysAround the World
Thanksgiving

Citizenship: Good/Examples: Second Grade
The learner will be able to identify the flags of the United States andTennessee.
Our Flag

Reading: Second Grade

Reality/Fantasy: Differences/Investigate
The learner will be able to investigate the differences between realityand fantasy.
20.Fictional Characters - Realistic or Fantasy?

Spelling: Second Grade


Vowels: Long/Short: Second Grade
The learner will be able to use the correct spelling with both long andshort sounds of vowels.
Long/Short Vowel Activity
Long and short vowels


Reading: Third Grade


Character: Inference/Recognize: Third Grade
The learner will be able to make inferences about and analyzecharacter, setting, and plot.
Sarah Noble Character Traits Activity

Word Analysis: Third Grade
The learner will be able to identify consonant clusters to correctlydecode words.
Sounds and Patterns Activity

Vocabulary: Read/Identify/Understand
The learner will be able to read, identify, and understand gradespecific vocabulary words.
Vocabulary

Writing: Third Grade


The learner will be able to generate ideas using prewriting strategies.
Biography Activity
"How To" Procedure
SentencesBuilding
StoryStarterImaginative


Writing: Fourth Grade

Composition:Fourth Grade
The learner will be able to use clear organization in writing.
The5 W's

Social Studies: Fourth Grade


Physical Science: Forces: Simple Machines/Types: Fourth Grade
The learner will be able to recognize simple machines (e.g. inclinedplane, pulley, lever)
Simple Machines

Reading:Fourth Grade

Vocabulary; Synonym: Fourth Grade
The learner will be able to define synonyms.
Synonym Activity

Reading: Fourth Grade
Vocabulary: Read/Identify/Understand
The learner will be able to read, identify, and understand gradespecific vocabulary words.
VocabularyTemplate, 4th grade

Math: Fourth Grade

Angles: Explain/Acute/Obtuse/Right
The learner will be able to explain angles as obtuse, acute, and right.
Angles: Identify
The learner will be able to identify angles within figures (includingright angles).
25.Identifying Angles

Shapes: Identify/Two-Dimensional
The learner will be able to identify two-dimensional geometric figures(circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles).
27.Math Shapes


Fifth Grade: Social Studies

Cultural Perspective: Fifth Grade
The learner will be able to analyze the effects of immigrations,migration, and limited resources on the economic development and growthof Tennessee and the United States.
Challenges for New Immigrants

History: Fifth Grade
The learner will be able to identify the heroic deeds of charactersfrom state, national, and global histories.
The Life of George Washington

History:Fifth Grade
The learner will be able to describe the lives of free and indenturedimmigrants who came from Europe to North America and Caribbean.
CompareLives of Colonists

Reading: Fifth Grade

Genres: Fifth Grade
The learner will be able to recognie a variety of literary genres.
Fiction Genres
Fiction and Non-Fiction Books Activity

Character Analysis: Fifth Grade
The learner will be able to explain the reasons for a character'sactions, analyzing both the character's motivation and situation.
CharcterTemplate

Compare and Contrast: Fifth Grade
The learner will be able to analyze the compare/contrast relationship.
Compareand Contrast Template

Reading Vocabulary:Fifth Grade
Vocabulary: Read/Identify/Understand
The learner will be able to read, identify, and understand gradespecific vocabulary words.
VocabularyTemplate
VocabularyTemplate

Language Arts: Fifth Grade

Quotation Mark: Identify
The learner will be able to idenify the correct use of quotation marksin a sentence.
Tella Story Using Quotation Marks

Science: Fifth Grade

Organisms: Extinct/Examples
The learner will be able to identify animal and plant populations asthriving, threatened, endangered, or extinct.
11. Endangered Animals Report

Physical Science: Forces:simple Machines/Explore/Lessen
The learner will be able to explore and explain the use of simplemachines.
12.Three Classes of Levers
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