Communication Careers Teacher Resources
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Journalism Career Pathway Unit
High schoolers explore a career in journalism while using various forms of technology; such as, distance learning via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) and the Internet. They have the opportunity to create a final project that is based realistically in the journalism career of your choice.
That's Not a Noun!
For this grammar worksheet, students read a list of 12 words that can be verbs or nouns. Students use the words to complete 12 sentences.
For this famous people worksheet, students read a selection about the life of Gore Vidal, then complete a variety of comprehension activities including synonym matches, fill-in-the-blank sentence completions, unscrambling words and spelling and writing activities. An answer key is included.
Creating an Author Brochure
Students, while in the computer lab, visit a variety of web sites and read about the life and work of Langston Hughes. They create an author's brochure on Mr. Hughes from the data they collect from the various web sites. Each student includes facts about his life, his writing career and one of his poems.
Study Guide for Island of the Blue Dolphins
Dive your class into a reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins with this in-depth study guide. Breaking the novel into three parts, the resource begins each section with a focus activity that identifies a specific theme or question to be addressed in the reading. Learners are then provided with background information, key vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to use while taking notes, before answering a series of five comprehension questions. Each of the three sections concludes with extension ideas for writing and discussing key concepts from the book. Also included are reading guides for five additional pieces of writing that encourage young scholars to expand their learning and make connections between multiple texts. A thorough resource that supports students in reading and understanding this award-winning novel.
Personal Learning Plan
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
Does your ELA class need some practice with the specific skills outlined in the Common Core standards? Then this is the perfect resource for you! One in a series of connected lessons that cover the standards for reading literature, reading informational texts, and writing, this particular lesson addresses standard RL.9-10.1. As a class, pupils will practice finding pieces of appropriate evidence from two different texts before moving on to complete the two provided multiple choice quizzes. The included quizzes, although multiple choice format, are high-quality assessments based on separate reading passages that get right to the heart of identifying key details and evidence.
Taking Care of Business
Young adults consider the application of technology and communication in the business and management career cluster. They research careers in the cluster and discuss what skills are required to be successful. They use their findings to create a poster on business careers.
Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Roll, Who Art Thou?
Learners discuss gender role stereotyping and males and females in non-traditional work roles. They debate and discuss opinions as a group, and then as a class, concerning "men only" and "women only" jobs
The Jacket: Journal Templates Teacher's Guide
Explore this story involving prejudice and racism to enhance learners' comprehension skills. The story The Jacket by Andrew Clements involves an African American boy who is falsely accused of stealing someone's jacket. This teacher's guide supports use of the journal templates (for literature circles or for individual work) that you can find when you search Lesson Planet resources for "The Jacket: Journal Templates."
Great Greeks With Animoto
Sixth graders are paired up, and are assigned a famous person from ancient Greece. They utilize the program Animoto in order to create a presentation on their famous person from the past. Pericles, Homer, Socrates, and Artistotle are a few of the many people who are assigned. Links to websites, and an excellent worksheet to guide them through the process are embedded in this fine plan.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Who was Percy Shelley, and what is he famous for? Your class will be surprised at his rather promiscuous past. Detailed here is a brief account of his life and relationships in a general timeline format. The presentation also highlights Mary Shelley's successful writing career.
Who am I and Why?
Students make comparisons about themselves and others, which are real and meaningful. They study some basic concepts in the area of genetics and do a complimentary series of experiments, or explorations that illustrate these concepts
TE Activity: Wow! That Captures It!
Students examine how motion capture technology allows computer based animators to design realistic effects in animation. They study how the center of gravity contributes to animation and how to use the center of gravity to write an action scene.
Develop An Individual Career Plan
High schoolers research, investigate and develop an individual career plan. They analyze all their career options and goals. Each student fine tunes their interviewing and written skills as they prepare to seek certain jobs out in the work force.
Portraits Visual and Written: Louisa May Alcott and Samuel Clemens
Students discover the life and work of an American author, either Samuel Clemens or Louisa May Alcott. In this study of visual and written portraits lesson, students take a look at the authors through four different sources: a portrait, a stamp, an autobiographical writing, and a passage from a novel.
Sounds and Stories - Activity 1
Students investigate sound sources through a class discussion and team field trips around the school in this excellent elementary school activity. The activity is Part One of a three part unit and takes about 2 days to complete.
RASHMON AND OTHER STORIES (1915)
Students examine Akutagawa Ryunosuke and several of his literary works. They discuss each of the works in detail focusing on the culture of Japan. They apply their knowledge by writing a comparable story based on contemporary events.
Rediscovering Forgotten Women Writers
Students investigate and report on an obscure woman writer. In this women's writer lesson, students research a woman whose writings are considered to be lost, out of print, or forgotten. They develop an oral presentation that includes a poster based on their research.
Responding to Media
Scholars investigate making inferences, drawing conclusions, and quoting others by analyzing written and visual sources of information. They read legitimate accounts of people dealing with books, magazines, television, and the Internet. They complete several worksheets, activities, and study questions based on the previously told stories.