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Foxes and Rabbits 3
Use realistic data to find trigonometric models that best fit the populations of foxes and rabbits in a national park. Included are detailed explanations of the answers and process. This is a follow-up exercise to the lesson listed in the additional materials section in which the data is more an exact sine curve match.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Fantastic Mr. Fox
A fancifully illustrated guide to Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox, this series of lessons, activities, and tasks could be used in its entirety or picked apart and used piecemeal. Have young readers investigate the traits of foxes in children's books and in traditional literature, complete a storyboard of a trickster story, or focus on character traits.
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Read Aloud Fox in Sox
Kindergarteners listen to the Dr. Seuss and create their own rhymes. They read the story Fox In Sox by Dr. Seuss and discuss the author's work and his impact on children's literature. They will also create their own rhymes similar to the rhymes used by Seuss.
K Visual & Performing Arts
Same Theme, Different Story Using Fox by Margaret Wild
Middle schoolers work with themes in this lesson plan, which is based on Fox by Margaret Wild. Because the book has multiple themes, it is a great way to transition into exploring literary analysis and writing stories. A Six Trait writing activity takes them through the writing process, and an attached link allows them to post their work online (if desired).
5th - 7th English Language Arts
WWII - Brits Duel Desert Fox
Who is the Desert Fox? Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox, was forced to lead German troops to Tobruk after Italian troops failed to drive back British forces. Although Rommel's army ended up retreating, he still solidified himself as a sly, dangerous enemy.
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Reading Historical Fiction: Stone Fox
Third graders discuss purposes for reading historical fiction. For this Stone Fox lesson, 3rd graders read the story and research a designated topic related to the book. Students also view film and use a Venn Diagram to offer text/film comparisons.
3rd English Language Arts
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Stone Fox
Students read and complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the novel, Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner. Included are reading, math, science, writing, social studies, and library connections. A vocabulary/spelling list is also included.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Foxes and Rabbits 1
Here is where algebra learners begin to understand that a function is a rule, and for each input there is exactly one output. The commentary gets bogged down with information about the predator-prey relationship between the fox and rabbit, but it is a good example of how functions work.
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Hattie and the Fox
Who is Hattie? Youngsters explore animal characteristics by reading poems and stories in class. They read the book Hattie and the Fox about a fictitious fox and his drama with the other farm animals. Then they reread the story over several days and practice spelling vocabulary words from the book and answer study questions.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Lesson Plan: Newsflash!
Fox Games is an Installation piece that allows observers to walk through a clay environment. Kids analyze the piece, considering storytelling and perspectives of light. They imagine how different the piece would look at various times of day.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Plan: A Miniature Game
Art inspires art, as children work to understand artistic forms that come from the imagination. They analyze the installation piece, Fox Games and then discuss the design process. They then use clay to create imaginative dioramas, similar to the inspiration piece.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Rules and Responsibilities: Was It the Pied Piper's Fault?
Examine situations from children's literature to look at responsibility and connections between people. Listeners hear The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning and participate in a mock trial to determine who is responsible for the children's disappearance.
1st - 4th English Language Arts