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Boom, meow, smack! These are all onomatopoeia words that imitate the sounds they denote. Use this video to tell students more about onomatopoeia.
Here’s a 19-page Things Fall Apart teacher resource packet from the UK that includes background information on Chinua Achebe, the culture of the Ibo people before and after colonization, and activities designed to prepare learners for AP-style exams. Richly detailed, the packet deserves a place in your curriculum library.
This resource examines the present tense through several mediums. The information covered includes: regular present tense verbs, stem-changing present tense verbs, irregular present tense verbs, and use of the present tense. Included is a summary page titled At a Glance that would work well for a reference page, an interactive presentation, and an online practice exercise that could be used for the present tense and much more. Flip your class with these materials, or use them as inspiration!
Learning to read is not a simple task, but there are methods for assisting pupils as they develop literacy skills. The first four pages of this resource include information about language development and reading development, as well as various strategies with a focus on English language learners. After the information section, you will find a breakdown of 12 reading strategies. Each strategy is placed in a chart and marked according to when to use it and written about in-depth with a description, goals, and methods for teaching the strategy.
While designed for computer science, the activity here could be used in any lesson involving communication or problem solving. In a game similar to Mastermind, one group member is the controller and is able to see the numbers on a series of objects. The rest of the group must ask yes/no questions and give commands to the controller to get the objects in numerical order. The are a series of progressively difficult challenges once the objects are sorted.
Your students will impress their friends and family when they can speak the language of set theory using Zermelo-Fraenkel's axioms. This poster summarizes set theory in one page and looks impressive doing it.
To prepare for the AP English exams, individuals are asked to create a notebook of literary terms and devices. The terms must be defined, accompanied by representative artwork, and illustrated by an example drawn for a named source. A project designed to make these many terms memorable.
It is no easy feat to wade through legal and political documents. And incorporating this type of informational text into a literature class can also be a challenge. Here’s a resource that includes suggestions for how to address this standard. One idea is to include documents on race-based laws while reading A Raisin in the Sun. Or the class could reenact a Supreme Court case. Also included are sample quizzes that could be used as assessments or for whole-class or group discussions.
Words carry baggage (denotation and connotation) that influence a reader's perception and response to a text. Analyzing how a poet's diction and syntax contribute to the meaning of a poem is the focus of a short video that examines Edna St. Vincent Millay's word choice in her poem "Sonnet VII." The video is part of a six-part series that uses Millay's sonnet as an anchor text. A great way to introduce close reading strategies.
Take a walk through time, 1852 to 1994, following the mathematical history and development of the Four-Color Theorem. Learners take on the role of cartographers to study an imaginary world of countries that need to be mapped. One rule: no adjacent country can be the same color. One question: What is the minimum number of colors the map maker should keep in stock?
Nearly everything that is purchased these days comes in some sort of packaging; which type of packaging is the most environmentally friendly and why? Through a discussion and a card-sort activity, your young consumers will think more critically about reducing, reusing, and recycling. The discussion and materials are explained so clearly that you could put the lesson plan in your emergency sub pla folder to ensure your kids are doing something more meaningful than watching a video when you are missing school.
Introduce youngsters to the art of Fernand Leger. Provide images, examples, and biographical information on one of contemporary art's famous forebearers. They'll learn about his technique, style, and see multiple examples of his work.
Scribes once had to copy books by hand, and it was this process that birthed the word miniature. Watch as minium, or red lead used for pigment in ink, becomes miniature. The resource, part of a series of videos on vernacular, includes questions, additional information, and an online discussion question.
What is a periodic function? This video defines what it means for a function to be periodic. It defines the terms cycle and period in relation to periodic functions and then by looking at two different examples, shows how to analyze a function to determine if it is periodic.
“When icicles hang on the wall” speech from Love’ Labor Lost provides class members with an opportunity to analyze figurative language. Groups identify the sensory appeals in the speech, both positive and negative, and then infer the speaker’s attitude toward winter. The instructional activity ends on “a merry note” as learners demonstrate their understanding of imagery by creating PowerPoint presentations to illustrate imagery in a poem or text. Richly detailed, the plan includes templates, discussion questions, and teaching suggestions.
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they finish the activity, they read the first chapter of the book and research Olympian gods.
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. Hand outs and video links are included.
How has the Internet of Things affected our lives? Scholars examine the massive influence of mobile devices in this analysis activity, which begins with a seven-minute documentary clip. They also read a New York Times article (linked) which acts as the basis for a pro/con list analyzing Google's privacy policies. After creating a paired perspectives poem, learners read excerpts from Fahrenheit 451 and The Veldt, connecting to current technology expansion. Finally, pupils synthesize what they have learned in an essay evaluating a quote (provided). A rubric is included and informational text are included.
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze political cartoons using a graphic organizer (included), focusing on satire. Scholars find their own state districting boundaries and reflect on the implications. Finally, they use another handout to create their own political cartoon based on opinions they have formed about gerrymandering. Learners can also write a letter to their state legislature expressing these views. A rubric is included.
Because they have been immersed in the digital world since birth, most young people don't spend a lot of time reflecting on the immediate or future impact of the Internet. It's a high-interest topic which makes this resource all the more appealing. In it, social science classes read about and watch a video on The Internet of Things (IoT). If you are unfamiliar with this term, you're not alone. Definitions are loose, but the general idea is that the IoT includes physical objects that can digitally transfer data. It already exists, but there is a movement to expand this source of information. An example of one such device is a "smart" prescription bottle cap that keeps track of medication doses. After the class discusses the concept, controversies, and conducts additional research, they have a debate. Lastly, individuals write an evaluative essay on the potential impact of the IoT on a specific population of people. While the resource indicates that this is a 3-day lesson, I would plan for a buffer of a day or two. It includes standards, key vocabulary, a rubric, and clear instructions.

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