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The animated S2 Unit will use the adventures of a Super Hero and her sidekick to teach basic science and math concepts. Educators can use comic books, Saturday Morning Cartoons and the adventures of Super Heroes to teach a nine-week science and math unit. This unit will cover Metric Measurement.
Caricature drawing is fun, and can help learners explore the principle of design and content specific vocabulary. They view a video and books that use character drawings, discuss vocabulary such as exaggeration, proportion, and symmetry, then draw a caricature of a person or animal.
Students, using the Internet, communicate with peers around the world about winter-themed books. They study authors, write book reviews, re-write endings, interview book characters, create scene dioramas, paint murals, and write character sketches among other activities. Students develop an appreciation of literature and the works of students from other schools.
Energize your math class! They will use the story problem process to solve math riddle problems. They compute and solve problems involving addition and subtraction of 3- and 4- digit numbers and basic facts of multiplication and division using information from math stories. Recommended books are given along with extensions/modifications.
Using the book, Because of Winn Dixie, your class can participate in related activities using this literature guide. This lesson focuses on the grocery store by having students calculate how much money they will be spending on groceries. Students compare their lists and what they spent.
Students explore the cultural importance of Native American masks. In this indigenous cultures instructional activity, students are first introduced to the tribal groups of the Northwest and how they used masks for medicine, religion, and entertainment. Student will then research, discuss, and construct their own masks. This instructional activity includes an extension, rubric, and multiple web resources.
Students complete activities to learn about the culture and history of Korea. In this Korean study lesson, students learn facts about Korea by watching a video, complete a KWL chart, and making brochures for the topic. Students also learn about Korean culture by watching a video, playing a game, and making their own games and accordion books. Students read about the topic from various reference books and complete a Venn diagram. Students also study Korean currency and folktales.
Nine lessons in a grammar and usage unit provide endless opportunities for drill and practice. Topics include the four types of sentences, subject and predicates, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions, conjunctions and interjections, as well as capitalization and punctuation. The scripted unit includes a culminating activity, handouts, worksheets, a bibliography, and an assessment.
Have your middle schoolers define the terms outline, summary, paraphrase, plagiarism, citation, reference, and bibliography. They identify the main ideas, topic sentence, supporting ideas in technical writing and create note cards using direct quotes with correct citations and paraphrases.
Students study the Gullah culture by watching a video about Gullah, Gullah Island. They discuss the customs and crafts of the people such as basket weaving, food preparation, pottery, and quilt making. While working in centers, they make a Gullah counting book, a quilt design, and model an African dance. Finally, they make a Gullah meal.
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences they find? Compare and contrast the similarities and differences. Looking for an activity to extend this lesson? Assign each writer a specific event, and have them write a journal entry or two about the event as if they were living during that time period.
Create 21st century learners by utilizing technology and library databases. Scholars explore the concept of comic books as literature and create a superhero who could uniquely solve a 21st century global issue. Databases such as SIRS are used to research and comics are posted to a class wiki.