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Shmoop Debuts Daily Lesson Plans for Elementary Teachers

Digital publisher Shmoop has released daily lesson plans for elementary school teachers in English, social studies and science, with math coming soon.

"Every lesson is packed with valuable, skill-building activities that teach the nitty-gritty while building up to bigger-picture concepts," according to a news release. "Teachers can follow the course verbatim in its day-by-day progression or pick specific lessons by previewing the curriculum maps and seeing which standards skills, or texts they'd most like to teach."

All courses are divided into themed units and lessons feature warm-ups, direct instruction, guided and independent practice, worksheets, answer keys, videos and ideas for differentiation and extension. There are also weekly quizzes and each unit's final lesson is a test with downloadable answer keys and explanations.

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