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Students explore communication in the work environment. In this communication and careers lesson, the class discusses ways in which coworkers communication, then work in pairs to role play a conversation coworkers in a certain field may have. Lesson includes extension and differentiation ideas.
Read Wole Soyinka's poem "Telephone Conversation" with your literature class. Point out literary devices and structures, asking learners to highlight as they read. Pupils can take on roles and read the poem in different voices, paying attention to characterization. Many focused questions and strategies help your scholars get the most out of this poem and develop techniques they can apply to any poem.
Create models of the infrared, visible, and ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Working in small groups, your class can investigate metric conversions calculations. They will find the length of the waves in nanometers, and then determine the size for the model of the spectrum if the scale is 1 nanometer equals 1 millimeter. They check their model by shining white light through a prism in order to see the visible spectrum.
Middle schoolers investigate the process of desertification in the Sahel region of Africa. They discuss photos from a National Geographic magazine, analyze the physical/political map of the Sahara, identify the causes and effects of desertification on a handout, and write a conversation between two people.
Students convert between different units of measure. In this lesson plan, students will fill in a table with listed numbers of gigabytes (GB) and megabytes (MB). Students use advertisements from local electronics stores to find the best deals per unit of memory in order to make clear real world connections. This lesson plan includes a clear procedure and necessary worksheets.
Students read 2 short news stories for 5-10 minutes and underline vocabulary that is new to them. In this EFL conversation lesson, students discuss the vocabulary words, what they think each story is about and which they like best. Students work with partners and role play one of the stories and the class discusses each.
Explore historical portraits through art, world history, and drama. Budding thespians view websites featuring historical portraits, then choose a person of interest to research. They role play the part of this historical figure and engage in conversation with classmates portraying other people of the past. This is a wonderful way to build strong character analysis skills and explore a historical perspective.
Study the difference between mass and weight. Your math group will compare the weight of an item to the amount of space that it uses. They'll then use conversion factors to find the difference between kilograms and pounds. Essential questions, vocabulary, and worksheets are provided.