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Learners 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 activity, 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, learners 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.
Students 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 learning exercise, students choose the correct word to complete each sentence. Students choose either comprise or compose to complete 9 sentences.
Young scholars 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."  Young scholars identify five major words and explore the denotative and connotative meanings, discussing the atmosphere and mood created by the repetition.
In this function worksheet, learners explore note and examples about functions.  They identify the domain and the range.  Students graph quadratic equations and find the reciprocal of a function.  This six-page worksheet contains detailed notes and 4 problems with answers.
Second graders compare the clothing of today with the everyday dress of the Pilgrims.
Over the course of three days, middle schoolers explore the concept of connotation. They differentiate between the connotative and denotative meanings of sports team names, develop their own team names, logos, and text, and revise a news article about a victorious new team to change connotation. Links to materials for all three lessons are included. 
Students simulate the Sanger method of DNA sequencing using color pop-beads as a representation of nucleotides and dideoxynucleotides. Students assemble DNA sequences and run their sequences through a "sequencing gel" and sketch what the DNA sequence bands should look like.
Learners share information about themselves and their surrounding area through postcards, quilt squares, and recipes. Students use a digital camera to take pictures of their community and create postcards using desktop publishing. They send and receive postcards to other schools and create quilt squared depicting the state with fabric paint and thread.
Students assume roles of various health care professionals and educators to problem solve patient education issues. They introduce and comprehend cross-training in health care. Students assess the problem and brainstorm the problem.
Students review connotation and denotation and stylistic devices in poetry. They read the lyrics to a song as it is being played and then discuss the meaning of the song. As a class, students read poems, share their thoughts, and define stylistic devices. They write poems or lyrics using several methods of stylistic devices and share them with the class.
In this successive interval worksheet, students find the approximation of a root, using the Bisection Algorithm. They identify intervals, and use algebraic manipulation to identify functions that have a fixed point.
In this integral formula, students explore how theorems are derived. They write proofs supporting Cauchy's Inequality, Liouville's Theorem, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, Gauss' Mean Value Theorem and Cauchy's Residue Theorem. This two page worksheet contains approximately eight problems.
In this multivariable function worksheet, students find the limits of a function, identify the domain, and explore continuous functions. This two page worksheet contains explanations, definitions, and examples. There are approximately four multi-step problems in this worksheet.

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