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Students participate in a lesson plan that focuses on the skill of analyzing information. They pick the subject for keeping engagement throughout the assignment. The information is analyzed using higher order thinking skills and they develop an outline.
Engage your scholars in a discussion about pigs! Scholars analyze information about keeping pigs as pets and write a persuasive paragraph. An informational text and video are included for research. While examining these materials, class members write down their findings on a graphic organizer. The final product is a well-supported and organized paragraph.
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.
Students gather information about life in a different era. In this information gathering lesson, students interview a parent and grandparent to learn about life during their childhood and compare it to their own life.
Tenth graders explore narrative poetry. They analyze sections of a poem and present to groups. They compose their own narrative poems using pictures as prompts. They exchange their poems and analyze their classmate's poem.
Students identify and solve problems as they modify the design of an everyday household item. They gather and analyze information and work in collaborative teams to create a design plan for a new product.
Students examine the role of the Islamic religion in the Middle East and around the world. They determine that Muslims believe that Islam is a way of life and analyze information on Islamic movements to create both a written and oral report.
Students determine pulse rates using Team Labs heart rate monitor software and probe. They determine the effect on pulse rate of at attention, holding your breath, breathing into a bag, deep breathing, exercise, and make a line graph using Excel.
Seventh graders use the Internet to research the city of ancient Rome. They follow guidelines to design and create a travel brochure about the city and the class then votes on the most convincing representation.
This is an awesome lesson filled with tons of engaging learning activities. Over a period of weeks learners will make observations, collect plant and analyze plant data, read and review agricultural articles, design and conduct an experiment based on a developed hypothesis, conduct research, and work toward having a strong paper and product for the science fair.
Students view butterflies and participate in a butterfly activity to learn needed vocabulary. In this butterfly life cycle lesson plan, students access prior knowledge of butterflies. Students listen to a butterfly life cycle book. Students create a graphic organizer about the life cycle of a butterfly. Students record a journal entry.
Fourth graders describe how the French and Indian War resulted in expansion of United States Territory and analyze information from two or more sources for agreements, contradictions, facts, and opinions.
Learners engage in a simulation/role play. They analyze information about flavors and ingredients that create a unique flavor of a culture. They make recommendations to the executive chef on menu items appropriate for international buffet.
Students study wolves and their habitat in Yellowstone. In this environment and behavior instructional activity students create an interactive map of wolves in Yellowstone.
Eleventh graders brainstorm controversial themes of Spanish-speaking countries. They read articles written in Spanish. They discuss the articles, practicing their Spanish speaking skills. Students conduct research and design a presentation about one of the themes from above.
Eleventh graders examine the way emerging medical technologies contribute to desirable and undesirable outcomes. They read and discuss news articles and editorials, and conduct Internet research. Students contribute to a Web Log, and participate in class discussions.
Eleventh graders use medical technologies and protocols to debate certain innovations. In this technology lesson plan students research biotechnology and publish their findings.
Middle schoolers research weather disasters by exploring relationships in the atmospheric variables that they can observe locally. They describe people who need weather forecasts in their daily lives/occupations and analyze weather data to produce a local forecast. Consider having learners create an online bulletin board showing pictures of different types of weather and forecasting tools.
Middle schoolers explore the theme of "The Californian's Tale" by Mark Twain. After reading Twain's short story, they identify and study its literary theme. Additionally, they analyze information and relationships in the piece, and write a persuasive essay.
Eighth graders build a structure that is able to withstand a simulated earthquake. They research earthquakes, earthquake measurement, and society's preparation for and reaction to them. Pupils build models and present them to the class, along with their research.