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Lyddie: An Instructional Unit Resource Guide
Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel Lyddie is the foundation of a differentiated instruction unit that not only explores the rise of industrialization and labor but women’s rights issues as well. The resource links, list of activities, assessment tools, and template for planning modifications make this a powerful teacher resource.
6th - 8th Language Arts 63 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Are You Absolutely Sure of the Value? - Grade Seven
In a math journal, seventh graders address the questions of using variables and notation in real-world math problems. In groups, they arrange themselves in order of birthdate, then subtract the number of their month from seven (for July). These numbers become the integers for a number line investigation on absolute values.
6th - 8th Math 15 Views 280 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts instructional activity. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two pieces of artwork, before eventually creating there own mobiles that demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge about shapes.
4 mins K - 4th Math 52 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fraction and Decimal Equivalency
Mathematicians make representations of fractional parts of a whole and learn that a decimal is another way to represent a fractional part. Understanding is extended by comparing and ordering fractions and decimals on a number line. This high-quality resoucre comes complete with student handouts.
3rd - 5th Math 146 Views 259 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and Contrasting
Teach your third graders to compare and contrast literary elements in two different works on related topics. A pre-assessment activity asks young readers to identify story elements such as character, setting, plot, and main idea.
3rd Language Arts 101 Views 690 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Create a graphic autobiography integrating images and text. Working within the structure of the programs Comic Life and Photoshop, pupils integrate the Principles of Design. They focus on balance, rhythm, proportion, and text structure. The lesson provides assessment, differentiated instruction, and enrichment options.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 32 Downloads
What role does geography play in the development of a culture? How does ancient Greek culture still influence civilization today? These and other questions are explored in a unit study of Ancient Greece. The overview of the unit provided in this resource includes the unit and lesson objectives, essential questions, links to daily plans, graphic organizers, timed activities, a vocabulary list, and differentiated instruction strategies.
9th Social Studies & History 80 Views 128 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Combinations and Permutations
Ninth graders explore combinations and permutations. In this discrete mathematics lesson, 9th graders examine hypothetical situations to gain an understanding of the difference between a combination and a permutation. The lesson provides for differentiated instruction and uses real-world application problems.
9th Math 27 Views 108 Downloads
What's My Point: Persuasive Writing
Why do readers need to know an author’s purpose? How do you figure out what that purpose is? Guide your pupils through a series of activities that show them how to identify various techniques and structures used in persuasive writing. They then draft their own persuasive piece.
4th - 7th Language Arts 87 Views 1552 Downloads
Fraction and Decimal Equivalency - Grade Four
Investigate fraction and decimal equivalencies by using base-ten blocks and grid paper to determine the relationships. Your young mathematicians will compare and order the fractions and decimals to increase their understanding of the concepts.
4th - 5th Math 35 Views 387 Downloads
Brick by Brick
Kindergarteners create an illustrated class book detailing their experiences creating adobe bricks and building a house that the Big Bad Wolf cannot blow down. Richly detailed, the activity not only includes a recipe for Adobe bricks but also includes a discussion of man-made and natural materials, differentiated instruction support, extensions and connections.
K Language Arts 4 Views 77 Downloads
Can History Be Rewritten?
Can history be rewritten? Or, more precisely, is history documented accurately? High school juniors and seniors compare primary source material with secondary sources. For example, they compare President Roosevelt's December 29, 1940 fireside chat with a summary of the speech.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Myths and Legends on Natural Disasters: Making Sense of Our World
Young scholars explore different natural and manmade disasters through a webquest. In this earth science lesson plan, students explain their causes. They also discuss how disasters affect society.
5th - 8th Science 54 Views 316 Downloads
What's Shaking? Three-Lesson Unit
Your young architects use the Internet to research tall structures or sky scrapers to help in the design of their scale drawings. This is lesson one of three in which learners design, build, and test model skyscrapers for seismic safety. Ways to differentiate instruction are included.
6th - 7th Language Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
Complex Number Properties
High schoolers experiment with complex numbers to see which properties of real numbers apply to the system of complex numbers and practice computations. The study of these properties is first explored by looking at rotational transformations and completing a chart of the rotations.
10th - 12th Math 34 Views 232 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable