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New Review Vocabulary Starter Unit: Family and School
Work on family relationship words and school vocabulary. Using two word banks, kids use critical thinking to describe how people are related to each other, and complete a crossword puzzle about school items and subject.
4th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Unexpected Family History
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect of slavery in the US.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
We are Family!
Investigate fact families with your kids! For this addition and subtraction fact lesson, learners construct fact families using addition and subtraction facts 0-18. They complete a "family house" worksheet in which fact families are glued in the appropriate space.
1st - 4th Math 38 Views 196 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Solve for Unknowns: Using Fact Families
Understanding the relationship between numbers in a fact family can make solving for unknowns much easier. Follow along with the second video in this series as the instructor models this approach with multiple examples. A story problem is also presented that further demonstrates the usefulness of knowing fact families when solving problems.
4 mins 2nd - 4th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Swiss Family Robinson Teacher's Notes
Guide young readers through the classic novel The Swiss Family Robinson with this collection of activities and worksheets. From basic spelling and grammar practice, to reading comprehension skills, this resource will enhance children's reading of this timeless story.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides numerous activities that engage children in learning more about these important aspects of life.
K - 6th Language Arts 36 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Language Focus and Vocabulary Starter Unit: Forms of Be, Family and School
Several skills are the focus of a grammar and vocabulary learning exercise, including forms of be, possessive nouns, and family and school vocabulary. After completing sentences with the proper forms of be, kids choose which possessive nouns are correct.
4th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Vocabulary Starter Unit: Family and School
Practice vocabulary about family relationships and school subjects. Learners read a paragraph that describes how people are related to each other, then answer questions about what they have read. They also use word banks to fill in the blanks of sentences and dialogue, and look up four longer words (equipment, experiment, problem, translation) to decide which one to used based on context clues.
4th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Addition Fact Families
Fact families are an excellent way to connect math operations for beginners to addition and subtraction. Use the examples here to review this concept before scholars try these on their own. For each, they examine two related number sentences and circle one of the three following equations to indicate it is related.
1st - 2nd Math 31 Views 169 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Father and Son
Explore word relationships and the relationships between people with an interesting instructional activity. Learners practice pairing words that typically go together and write brief narratives using these words. They then go through a similar process, but move to a discussion about the relationship between father and son that leads into a short film.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
My Arkansas Family Tree
Here is a two-part lesson that introduces learners to genealogy by having them create family trees, and map the movements of their ancestors. While this resource is designed for kids who live in Arkansas, it certainly can be adapted for kids who live in other states.
1st - 4th Language Arts 16 Views 37 Downloads
Family Forms and Family Life Cycle
There are so many different types of families, and each family functions in a different way. Discover the different roles, responsibilities, and relationships that develop in different family types. The lesson provides you with five different teaching options, vocabulary, web links, multiple attachments, and material links.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 52 Downloads
Learners explore their family traditions through interview, art, and creative writing. They take home the included interview sheet to learn more about their ancestral celebrations and use a map to identify where their ancestors came from. Then, individuals choose one holiday or celebration to write a poem about.
2nd - 6th Language Arts 45 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Numbers and Operations: Addition and Subtraction Grade 2
Using unifix cubes, a spinner, a number line, and fact family triangles second graders will play their way to subtraction competency. They engage in a series of activities that has them playing game that require them to add and subtract single and simple double-digit numbers.
2nd Math 72 Views 331 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Family (La Famille)
Here's the teacher guide to a unit on family and family vocabulary. Sift through the ideas (a pre-test, lesson activity, and closing activity are all included), and include them in your own unit. Since visual connections are a great way to reach beginning language learners, definitely encourage your class to bring in family portraits, as suggested.
6th - 9th Languages 34 Views 95 Downloads
Student Opinion: What Have You and Your Family Accomplished Together?
Facilitate discussion about goals and family relationships with this resource from the New York Times and The Learning Network. After reading through an excerpt about Marshall Reid, a sixth grader who worked with his family to create Portion Size Me, learners respond to a writing prompt about working together with their families.
7th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 87 Downloads
Collecting Family Stories
Students interview relatives and compose a family story on the computer. They compile this lesson is with two others involving art and media into a student portfolio. Each student researches, diagrams and writes a story with a beginning, middle and end about appreciation for their own family heritage.
K - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 20 Downloads
Our Family and Other Families: Using Totoro to Teach Family Structure
What do families around the world have in common? Explore this theme through the popular animated film My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki. Over the course of two days, pupils view the film, pausing to discuss their own families and the family relationships they observe in the movie.
4th - 6th Language Arts 10 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Around the Block
Arthur and his friends help children explore the concepts of family, community, and diversity in a fun series of activities. From performing peer interviews to mapping out the different places students have lived or visited, this resource offers great ideas for building a strong classroom community in the early weeks of the school year.
K - 4th Social Studies & History 30 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable