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First graders (first graders) use the inflectional ending -ed to create past tense verbs from present tense verbs. They change root words into longer words to denote past time. The assessment portion of the lesson invites students to write about a past event that they choose and an illustration may be included with the sentence.
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.
For this further differentiation worksheet, learners solve and complete 7 various types of problems. First, they sketch the graph of each equation using a stationary point. Then, students find the stationary points of each and describe their important characteristics. In addition, they sketch a function that satisfies the given conditions.
Free speech, privacy, and cyberbullying are the focus of a series of activities that cause class members to engage in discussions about these interrelated topics. They view a segment from PBS’s “Cyberbullying—Effects on Teens Across the Nation,” read articles about teens who committed suicide, and discuss the motivations of key players in several scenarios. A powerful topic sensitively handled.
The 2010 immigration bill passed in Arizona provides class members with an opportunity to examine various perspectives of the immigration debate by watching news videos, reading interview, editorials, and viewing images. Discussion questions, activities, and assessment strategies are included in the richly detailed plan.
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election. They read and discuss an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they develop storyboards for positive campaigns. With a little more prep time (check for current ads online), the resource could be easily updated to cover current election campaigns.