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Students divide into groups and read an article on cell division.  In this mitosis lesson students create a PowerPoint presentation. 
In this vector worksheet students find the geometric interpretation of the change in a vector. They identify vector fields for specified functions. This two-page worksheet contains five multi-step problems.
Although labeled as a listening test, no questions accompany Jim Davis’ "Flight of Fancy," a short essay in which he describes how he came to be a cartoonist and the creator of Garfield. However, the article is interesting and crafting listening questions would not be difficult.
Twelfth graders discuss the division of powers between national and state governments. Groups create a PowerPoint slide representing one of the 3 types of powers.
Young scholars use their senses to help describe special place they have been. They write short sensory-image essay that incorporate all five of their senses, and identify sensory language while reading different pieces of literature.
Students practice writing career oriented letters and filling out job applications. As a class, they review the proper ways to make citations and identify the difference between the various types of letter formats. They use peer editing to check for spelling and punctuation errors.
In this math worksheet, students solve differential equations. Students use similar equations, and analyze ways they differ from one another. Students draw directional fields and sketch solutions. The final three questions are applications of differential equations and include problems about mixtures, interest, and radioactive decay.
In this language arts book 1 grade 4 test worksheet, 4th graders read 5 passages, then answer 28 multiple choice comprehension questions in standardized test format.
Students demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Matter. They analyze data that has been collected using laboratory equipment (balances). Students dispel common misconceptions about combustion reactions. They burn steel wool in both an open and closed environment to comprehend what happens to matter during a chemical reaction.
Students explore the history of the United States and slavery. In this slavery lesson plan, students view primary sources, complete journal writing, view videos, and answer short answer questions.
Reinforce conversational skills in your ELD class with this activity. Pairs of partners ask questions about twelve famous movie star based on a given example (Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt). Questions address given names, birthdays, birthplaces, and movies that the person starred in.
English learners ask and answer questions about the five senses. They participate in sight and sound signal reading, singing songs, and creating sense charts. They make cross curricular connections by reading books and by focusing on specific social studies areas. They complete activity sheets and work together in groups to practice verbal communication.
A brief passage about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is accompanied by an array of language activities for ELD: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing, writing process (peer editing), and homework/extension ideas. Links to a British-accented audio clip of the passage and an interactive multiple choice sequencing activity in which readers reconstruct the passage phrase by phrase.
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing, and homework/extension ideas. Links to a British-accented audio clip of the passage and an interactive multiple choice sequencing activity in which readers reconstruct the passage phrase by phrase.
Explore consonants with this letter "b" lesson, the learner will complete various activities to reinforce the sound associated with the letter "b". He/she will work one on one with a teacher to identify words that begin with "b" and will be assessed upon completion of the lesson.
What will happen next? Your kindergarteners will be experts at making predictions in stories after this activity. Using three books (My Balloon by K. Davis and W. Oldfield, The Berenstain Bears: Big Bear, Small Bear by J. and J. Berenstain, and Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree by Eileen Christelow), guide your learners into literacy as they guess what will happen next. The activity would also work with books other than the ones listed.
Be the best with this basic "B" review lesson. Early Intermediate learners can practice their knowledge of words that start with "B" in various activities, including a Memory card game with different words and images that begin with "B." The lesson is designed for one-on-one instruction, but can be used in small groups as well.
Celebrate Thanksgiving. Given a list of vocabulary words, pupils read "Albert's Thanksgiving" by Leslie Tryon. The lesson continues through direct teaching (copying down vocabulary from the story), guided practice (writing one sentence per vocabulary word, creating a summary of the story), and independent practice (illustrating the summary). This is designed for one-on-one instruction, but could easily work for a whole class.
Students participate in several Valentine's Day activities that are geared towards ESL learners. In this holiday lesson, students visit several websites such as acbteach.com to complete several reading comprehension activities. Students also complete journal questions that are focused on Valentine's Day.
Students write paragraphs about their New Year's resolutions following a format given. In this ESL New Year's lesson, students write short paragraphs about the New Year's customs in their countries and discuss their feelings about New Year's in general.

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