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By reading the article "In New York, It's Open Bag or Find Exits" from the New York Times, young readers can work on evaluating claims in a piece of informational text. They analyze current search procedures implemented to fight terrorism and examine constitutional rights to privacy.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 37 Views 260 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. Your class uses descriptive language to illuminate and analyze characters. Similarly, they compare and contrast texts, plots, settings, themes and characters.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 139 Views 721 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Impact of Violent Images
Should newspapers and broadcast news programs show images of violence, destruction, and death? Challenge your class to join the debate. After reading and discussing the New York Times article, “Breaking a Taboo, Editors Turn to Images of Death,” each class member is given an article and an accompanying emotionally charged photograph.
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 289 Downloads
Lesson: Possible Perspectives
Visual art is the inspiration for a creative writing activity focused on having learners write from different perspectives. They analyze the image Yellow Rain Jacket, picking out details to help their storytelling. They use the details to draw conclusions about the horse and rider, then write a story from a unique perspective.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 29 Downloads
Read-Aloud Lesson: Officer Buckle and Gloria
The children's book Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann is a great story for teaching young learners about teamwork and the importance of following rules. In a detailed, read-aloud lesson, children learn to use both the words and illustrations to draw inferences and understand the problems and solutions presented in a book.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 253 Views 177 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1: Explicit Information versus drawing conclusions
Second graders look at the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions. In this drawing conclusions lesson, 2nd graders read a passage and find areas where information is given and others where they have to think to find what happened.
2nd Language Arts 14 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About the Importance of Religion in Colonial America
Improve class understanding of colonial times by reading an informational text and filling out the accompanying graphic organizer. Class members work with a partner to read, take notes, make inferences, and synthesize information.The lesson does not provide a copy of If You Lived in Colonial Times, so you will need to find the text.
4th Language Arts 118 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Size It Up: Map Skills
Compare information from a US population cartogram and a standard US map. Learners draw conclusions about population density by analyzing census data a population distribution. They discover that census data is used to apportion seats in the House of Representatives.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Drawing Conclusions from Historical Fiction
Students read historical fiction. In this drawing conclusions lesson, students learn how to draw conclusions from text, specifically historical fiction. Students read Molly's Pilgrim and complete a graphic organizer where they answer comprehension questions.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 31 Views 148 Downloads
My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.
Although this legislative process lesson is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.
4th - 6th Language Arts 17 Views 159 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Can Scientists Discover a Limit to Discovery?
Is there anything left to discover? Evaluate opposing sides of the debate regarding whether or not there is a future for scientific discovery. Middle and high schoolers assess quotations from the articles included to evaluate claims and write final reflections, choosing one of the two viewpoints.
8th - 12th Science 18 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
When does trash become litter? Use this litter awareness lesson to help them understand the importance of trash disposal. Get learners engaged by reading Nancy Loewen's Lady Lulu Liked to Litter (not included). After discussing what litter is, they complete two worksheets, circling potential litter and actual litter in a park scene.
Pre-K - 1st Science 16 Views 37 Downloads
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book or a multimedia project for an oral presentation.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 14 Views 213 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? They watch a video (linked) about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Scholars focus on rhetorical device by listening to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 163 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Pay to Play?
Lead your class in a discussion about how they believe money influences politics. After reading "Go Ahead, Try to Stop K Street" from the New York Times, they evaluate the claims in the article about the current lobbyist scandal in Washington.
6th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 191 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Help youngsters make connections between two different texts. They read two stories about the same character, Ira Sleeps Over and Ira Says Goodbye. They discuss how the character of Ira acts in each of the stories, how he is the same or different.
2nd Language Arts 6 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
All in a Day's Work
Who is Herman Melville? Read and discuss "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-street." Then, discuss the film adaptations of Melville's work and translate a passage of the text into modern-day English. Discussion questions are included, and be sure to check out the possible extension activities.
6th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 132 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Social Studies in Five Shared Reading Lessons: Geography
After several short 15-minute mini-lessons, your learners will gain an understanding of the characteristics of a non-fiction text. Using the book Map It by Elspeth Leacock, your class will become acquainted with non-fiction terms such as symbols, glossary, and more.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 12 Views 237 Downloads