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Students increase their self-esteem and identify how and why they are important. They listen to various books. as listed in the lesson. Then, students list various famous people and write about how those same people are famous. Finally, they make plans for interviewing the Famous First Graders.
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners. It includes a one-page reading on the comedic actor Rowan Atkinson and 10 activities/exercises that focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more. An answer key is provided for some of the exercises.
Providing background information on a topic is key to building a deep understanding. This resource is less of a presentation and more of a complete lesson which will use images, bio information, and activities to build your students understanding of the Civil War. Students will view a video, create a timeline, engage in a jigsaw, and complete a journal entry on famous people from the Civil War.
Famous people who have overcome obstacles are the focus of this language arts and social studies lesson plan. Pupils are introduced to the concept that they have the ability to overcome obstacles in life. They read selections embedded in the plan about people who have overcome obstacles, then fill out graphic organizers which are also included in the plan. An excellent lesson plan!
Students participate in a variety of state-related activities. They read various books about the fifty states, create a travel brochure about a selected state, conduct research on famous people from their own state, and create a collage about different climates and areas of the U.S.
Students are given a world leader to research a week before participating in a class game. Using the internet, they discover their major contribution to history and the time period and location in which they lived. They present their world leader to the class for them to decide who should be the focus of a essay competition.
Students complete a variety of vocabulary-related activities with a focus on a news article about Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday. They read the article, define key vocabulary terms, identify the famous people mentioned in the text, answer comprehension questions, and complete comprehension worksheets.
Students prepare a "not-so-famous" people report and presentation. In this research and presentation lesson, students determine what makes a person important in their judgement. They interview or research a person who they consider to be interesting or life changing before doing an oral history report. They also write a narrative of the interview.
Fourth graders, after exploring and researching the state of Indiana, create a travel guide about the state of Indiana including its capital, major rivers, governors and two famous people from the state. They utilize a variety of art supplies and resources to create their travel guides.
This lengthy assignment for English language learners includes a one-page reading on the Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, and numerous activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more. An answer key is provided for some of the exercises.
Learners identify some famous people in the United States and why these people are famous. Students identify and discuss famous people in Japan. Learners use internet websites in bibliography if computer is available to learn more about HOKUSAI. Students make an outline, chart, or web of what they learned to give a 5-10 minute report to the class.