For Educators

Educator Resources

Use our free, teacher-vetted lessons to help your students understand the power of words and take full advantage of a field trip to Planet Word. Resources were designed based on feedback from a council of local educators, are standards-aligned, and include in-the-moment teaching and facilitation supports. The ready-to-go Google Slides format allows our resources to be instantly implemented in your classroom or easily customized to meet your students’ needs. Lessons are available for elementary, middle, and high school students.


Field Trips

I’m Sold! Virtual Field Trip

Virtual field trips bring the magic of Planet Word into your online classroom. All offerings are Common Core standards-aligned.

In this approximately one-hour-long interactive virtual workshop, a Planet Word educator will guide your students (grades 7-12) through advertising copywriting techniques that make ads memorable and persuasive. The program will finish with students writing their own copy, while discussion centers the idea of being a savvy consumer.

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On-Site Field Trips

Watch books come to life, sing your favorite song, and learn why words matter at Planet Word! Planet Word is pleased to welcome groups for on-site field trips. Title I schools are free, always.

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Educator Workshops

Planet Word virtual educator workshops are designed to demonstrate Planet Word’s vetted and standards-aligned resources through interactive participation. Workshops model activities and museum-based teaching techniques that you can implement with your students, grades 3-12. Connect with a network of fellow educators who care about empowering their students with a love of words and language.

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October 27     October 28

Commitment to Literacy

Every child has a right to read. However, not every kid in our hometown has equal access to age-appropriate, culturally relevant reading materials. Planet Word works within a network of community partners to help address this need, making appropriate reading materials available to young people who need them.

Own Your Story Project

As the start of our ongoing commitment to getting books to kids, Planet Word partnered with Shout Mouse Press to deliver books by and about District youth to District youth — for free.

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