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For this Cartesian plane worksheet, students examine the Cartesian plane.  They identify the y-axis, x-axis, origin and quadrants.  Students plot ordered pairs.  This four-page worksheet contains note, examples, and 4 problems.
Students examine denotation and connotation in language, and paraphrase a poem. They read and analyze a sonnet by iam Shakespeare, analyze the attitude and tone, paraphrase a poem, and create a thesis about a poem based on textual evidence.
Ninth graders read O'Henry's, Gift of the Magi before writing an expository essay. They watch a teacher PowerPoint about word definitions and explore the connotative as opposed to denotative meaning of "gift" in their essay. They present the essay as a gift itself after word processing it.
Students explore the Sanger sequencing method which produces a nested set of radioactive fragments from a template strand. They simulate the Sanger method of sequencing DNA, both visually and kinesthetically.
This 6 page information packet provides an overview of gardening and plants. Using this activity, students could design their own gardens, using math, science and writing skills. There are 30 questions involved.
In this nuclear decay worksheet, students read about alpha and beta decay and the isotopes formed by the reactions. Students solve nine problems including writing the equations for the decay of radioactive isotopes, identifying the particles emitted in the decay process and identifying nuclides formed in decay reactions.
Students explore the roles of women in the Revolutionary War. In this roles of women lesson, students break into groups, and research one woman. Students gather information and present it to the class. Students view a cartoon about women and discuss it's meaning and how it portrays women.
Search the news for nature-related issues and learn to develop thoughtful discussion questions. Learners listen to readings about earthquakes, create a chart, and answer comprehension questions.
High school writers identify the purpose of both a topic sentence and a transitional statement. They write a topic sentence which denotes the paragraph topic and the author's stand on that topic. Then they write an effective transitional statement which connects the ideas of a preceding paragraph to those of a subsequent paragraph.
In this line and angles learning exercise, students explore basic geometry vocabulary.  They classify polygons.  Students determine the area and perimeter of given shapes.  They examine the parts of a circle, find volume and surface area of objects.  Students identify various properties of angles and sides.  This nineteen-page learning exercise contains detailed notes.  The approximately 15 examples may be used as independent work with answers.
Students select vocabulary words from their reading each week then complete a card for each word which includes definition, source and a sample sentence. They share their cards with the class and complete vocabulary building cards worksheet in class.
Students explore motion in different positions.  In this math lesson, students experiment with motion in a straight line vertically or horizontally.  They also graph these lines on a TI and examine the curve produced when an object is thrown.  
Students read Frederick Douglass' autobiography as an analysis on slavery. In this slavery and literature analysis lesson, students read Douglass' slave narrative and analyze the precise word choice, imagery, irony, and rhetorical appeals. Students . Students the use of ethos, pathos, and logos in the text and write a response reviewing the effect of persuasive appeal.
In this passed and past worksheet, students choose the correct word either passed or past to complete the sentences. Students choose 5 words in 3 sentences.
While the focus is applicable to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and higher education, the slides are text heavy (as they were originally designed for higher education). Learners will review rules for using a preposition and how to use a prepositional phrase before seeing a list of prepositions. Not many examples are included; consider adding some of your own to strengthen the resource. 
Sixth graders analyze idioms and find examples from literature. They choose one idiom and finds pictures or draws pictures to show what it would mean if taken literally and what is it generally thought to mean.
Middle schoolers are introduced to the various types of suffixes and prefixes. In groups, they identify the root words and determine the proper suffix or prefix to add to the root. They complete a worksheet and review their answers to end the lesson.
In this Riemann sum worksheet, students use the Riemann sum to determine the volume of a square pyramid and the estimates of area around a circle. This four-page worksheet contains 18 problems.
In this comprise and compose worksheet, students choose the correct word to complete each sentence. Students choose either comprise or compose to complete 9 sentences.
Learners research word frequencies in Macbeth and create a frozen picture inspired by a word.  In this Macbeth instructional activity, students view Blood Will Have Blood and discuss the dual meaning of the word "blood."  Learners identify five major words and explore the denotative and connotative meanings, discussing the atmosphere and mood created by the repetition.

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