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Investigate how graphics in informational text enhance the author's purpose. Your class will discuss the benefits of graphics in informational texts such as text books, and use a rubric to evaluate the graphics. Additionally, they bring in articles to evaluate, and develop a graphic that enhances a text article provided by the teacher. Use this resource to emphasize textual evidence in informational text.
To help learners better comprehend informational texts, they work through a series of activities. They discuss strategies, make predictions, skim passages, focus on key words, and practice taking notes. This lesson focuses on what to do before, during, and after reading. It also includes an information collection chart and handouts.
Students explore the concept of linear regression. For this linear regression lesson, students collect data on muddy footprints. Students measure the distance between steps and the size of the footprints. Students plot the data and perform a linear regression on the data.
Students investigate reaction rates. In this seventh or eighth grade mathematics lesson, students collect, record, and analyze data regarding how the temperature of water affects the dissolving time of a sugar cube. Studetns determin the line of best fit and relate slope to rate of change.