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Paradise Pond 1 - ROWK-12 lessons model innovative ways to integrate science, literacy and the arts and take the Common Core outdoors.

Lesson plans are designed by and for teachers along the Connecticut River to make learning local and relevant. Standards-based lessons highlight hands-on investigations and include student handouts, links to resources and tips for differentiating instruction.

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River of Words along the Connecticut River provides the much needed spark to lift my curriculum out of the mundane and into the extraordinary!
Susan Pelis, 2nd Grade Teacher, Turners Falls, MA


tree study

Adopt-a-Tree, First Visit


Go To River of Words Homepage Overview/Rationale for Lesson: Children revisit the same tree several times over the course of the year in order