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In this causative instructional activity, students rewrite sentences, fill in the blanks to sentences, and more with sentences in the causative form. Students complete 5 activities.
As the saying goes: there are no new stories. Standard 9 for reading literature in the Common Core addresses this fact and requires that students be able to analyze how authors use the themes, stories, and characters of earlier works. Like other lessons from this source, the lesson plan includes several pairings of texts that can be used to practice this skill with your class. After reviewing a couple sample pairings with your pupils, discussing what aspects they have in common as well as how they differ from one another, individuals can take the included multiple choice quizzes. The questions and discussion prompts do a great job of drawing students' attention to the details of the text and to supporting their analysis. 
This is part of a larger unit on cars (financing, insurance, budget, etc.). Before comparison shopping for their ideal car, teens fill out a survey on their transportation preferences. In related lessons, they consider financing, insurance, and car maintenance as they make their decision. This is not recommended as a stand-alone activity, but is an important component of the larger unit which is easily accessible from this web page.
Math whizzes model linear data in a variety of settings that range from the cost of car repairs, to bike jumps, to drug dosages. Learners construct scatterplots, interpret data points, and trends. They figure out and write linear equations that fit the situations. The lesson plan comes with links to activity sheets to be used in class.
Students examine how they use batteries, then read a news article about how cars are being designed to use batteries. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the new report and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Young spenders take a look at the best ways to save and spend money. This type of financial education is lacking in schools, so implementing this lesson would be of great value to your students. Things like bank checking account fees, amounts of interest on savings accounts, fees associated with credit cards, and the "cheapest" way to make purchases are all explored. Some excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in this fine plan.
Students discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In this Economics lesson plan, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans. Students review a case study on payday loans and calculate the costs of credit usage. Students write a final chapter for the case study based on their findings as an assessment.
In this identifying meanings of idioms online/interactive learning exercise, students choose idioms to replace the expressions in parentheses in sentences. Students choose 30 answers.
Students explore approximate and exact solutions. In this interdisciplinary lesson, 6th graders will be placed in 'family groups' to create a budget that is subject to random events as chosen from the 'things happen' box. This lesson involves decimal notation, practice of basic math skills, and a discussion on tolerance for poverty.
Students define goods, services, spending and savings and categorize picture cards into corresponding groups. In the goods/services lesson, student listen to the story Money, Money, Honey Bunny! They participate in a picture card game and identify rhyming words within the story, as well as identify the goods/services.
Learners read a story about spending and saving money and talk about the difference between goods and services. In this money lesson plan, students also play a matching game to review the story and practice rhyming words from the story.
Learners explore how to seek redress for a consumer problem. They examine how to fix a consumer problem by calling, visiting or writing letters to a seller of a product.
Third graders read The Tortoise and the Hare and discuss the characters. In this character traits lesson, 3rd graders explore the character traits in the book to find which traits would be helpful for workers in different jobs. Students analyze why some people are better suited for certain jobs.
Students discuss the relationship between the burning of fossil fuels and transportation. Various methods are used to reinforce this lesson.
Students write, edit and produce resum??s and cover letters in final form.
Students interview family members to get accurate information for use in developing a Family Budget Chart, and explore career options in the field of economics. This lesson would be great for a class on Economics, Careers, or Personal Finance.
Students define and discuss concepts of income and expense, figure out monthly take home pay, keep track of their spending for one month, identify at least ten categories of expenses, and develop budgets to prevent falling into debt.
In this environmental problems and solutions worksheet, students are given a list of 25 environmental problems. They match them with a given solution and paste the matching pairs to a piece of construction paper.
Students visit the Easy Breathers website and read to explain the economic and environmental costs associated with driving.
Middle schoolers model linear data in a variety of seings. They construct scatterplots, interpret data points and trends and investigate the line of best fit.