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How can we describe the Earth's oceans?

Ask and answer questions

Grade 3 | Informative Writing

Have you ever thought about all the things that make up our Earth? There are many geographical features that form Earth. In this lesson, you will learn more about one of the main features that make up the Earth: oceans. Then you’ll write an article describing interesting facts about our oceans.

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How does deforestation affect our world?

Determine the main idea and summarize

Grade 4 | Informative Writing

What happens when we cut forests down? In this Frontier, students learn all about deforestation and write a blog post that summarizes their findings and explains how deforestation affects our world.

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How has the right to vote changed throughout history?

Determine the main idea and summarize

Grade 4 | Narrative Writing

Did you know that women weren’t able to vote in the United States until 1920? In this Frontier, you’ll learn how women gained the right to vote and reference digital research to write a journal entry from the point of view of Susan B. Anthony.

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How do germs help or harm us?

Quote accurately from a text

Grade 5 | Narrative Writing

Did you know that germs can give you a cold, but they can also help you digest your food? In this Frontier, you students learn about how germs help and harm humans, citing evidence from their research to write a journal entry about the life of a germ.

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What is integrity?

Determine the theme and summarize

Grade 5 | Narrative Writing

Integrity means doing the right thing. In this Frontier, students read stories and poems related to integrity and apply their knowledge to write a story or poem about a time in which their integrity might have been compromised.

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What are evolution and biodiversity?

Determine the meaning of words and phrases

Grade 6 | Informative Writing

Who is Charles Darwin? In this Frontier, students explore engaging science texts and resources and apply what they learn to write a short passage about biodiversity.

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What was life like during the Great Depression?

Develop real or imagined experiences

Grade 6 | Narrative Writing

In this lesson, you will practice gathering information from different media, like images, video, and texts, to learn about what life was like for people during The Great Depression. Then, you’ll pretend you’re a museum curator, and you’ll write about what you will include in an exhibit to show viewers all about life during this time.

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Should driverless cars be allowed on the road?

Determine the theme and summarize

Grade 7 | Opinion Writing

Have you ever wondered how driverless cars work? In this Frontier, you will learn about how driverless cars work and different people’s opinions about them. Then you’ll decide what you think and convince the National Transportation Safety Board whether driverless cars should be allowed on the road or not.

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Haven’t found what you’re looking for?

There are many more digital resources and lessons waiting for your students.

Here’s how Frontier works in your classroom:

  • Support
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  • Discover
  • Create

Find engaging lessons that support your instructional goals

Browse a library of digital lessons to find relevant content for core instruction. Each lesson aligns to state standards and centers around an engaging, timely topic that matters to young readers.

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Differentiate instruction with ease

Curated multimedia resources reinforce reading comprehension and teach students how to synthesize information from multiple sources. Students receive personalized content aligned to their reading level while mastering the same skills and standards as their classmates.

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Quickly modify lessons to meet classroom needs

Customize any of Frontier’s teacher-vetted lessons by adding or removing content to further your instructional goals. Edit discussion notes and writing prompts to emphasize the specific vocabulary terms or learning strategies you want students to learn.

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Use guided exploration to engage students in reading and writing

Students are guided through constructed response questions and prompted note taking after reading or watching each resource to practice writing and synthesizing knowledge.

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Nurture higher order thinking to build strong writers

Referencing a customizable rubric, students will craft a final written assignment that creatively synthesizes their learning. Students give and receive peer feedback before submitting a final draft. No two projects will look alike.

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