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Want to build your class' vocabulary through a fun learning game? In this activity learners explore new words and their meanings and usages using Word Attack 3 computer software. They unscramble words, develop vocabulary words, navigate word mazes, and cumulate records of their work to evaluate their individual progress.
Jacque’s soliloquy from Act II, scene ii of As You Like It is the stage for a close reading exercise that enables readers to practice reading comprehension and analytical skills. Learners are given a copy of the speech formatted into three columns: the first column contains the text, the second vocabulary words, the third leaves room for notes and observations. Step-by-step directions are included in the teaching guide.
Explore caves with your class! Your scholars will participate in scientific observation, research, inference and deduction, reading, vocabulary, and writing activities about caves with this lesson plan. This resource contains five reading sections and after each one, learners participate in follow-up activities designed to reinforce the knowledge they gained from the reading.
Secondary learners will study reduction principles in order to apply them to sentence structure. By going over phrases, clauses, adverbs, and adjectives, students learn and apply the concepts. Also included is an independent practice exercise and answer key. Tip: Break this into two days if time is limited.
Children, based on a set of criteria, evaluate the quality of pecans. They research recorded history of pecan trees as well as how their seeds moved across western Missouri into southeastern Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico. In addition, in groups they complete a worksheet, weigh and measure pecans. Be aware that it will take some thinking and planning in order to really incorporate this into your Common Core focus.
Identify common prefixes and suffixes used in the English language and categorize the different kinds of information provided in a dictionary entry. Learners will write at least five pieces of information that they learn about a word from the dictionary. In addition, they will use prefix and suffix cards to create words.
First, read a document that relates factual data regarding a family trip to Costa Rica. Then read the same information in a piece where the author conveys a negative tone; finally, read one where the author establishes a positive tone. After analyzing the author's use of diction, learners are presented with neutral data regarding a fictional family celebration on a Fourth of July that they can convey in positive or negative ways. Excellent active practice with diction and connotation.
Middle schoolers learn some key words and phrases from the Malagasy language of Madagascar. Two game-type activities are described in the plan where players race to find the Malagasy word that corresponds to its English language counterpart. The games are easy to play and should be enjoyable for the class. A writing activity is assigned for homework which invites learners to use the new language in a friendly letter.
Learners read an autobiography of a peace corps volunteer studying Chinese. In this cultural acceptance lesson, students compare the dialects of Chinese with English dialects. Learners discuss the differences in learning and teaching a language in different cultures and how language acquisition leads to cultural acceptance.
Review basic French vocabulary with the Simpson family! Each of the 14 slides is easy to read, providing manageable text amounts for beginning French speakers. Vocabulary words such as mère, père, and frère are included. Do some choral reading to practice pronunciation with your class.
Students participate in a variety of lessons/activities designed to teach them about Mexico. They discuss the language and the flag of Mexico. Students learn about the celebrations, family values, music and food of Mexico. The final project, a Pinata, ties together different aspects of the unit into a final celebration.
Students consider the immensity of the the task the author undertook to learn Chinese. They examine the rigors involved in learning another language-particularly one as notoriously difficult as Chinese and compare aspects of Chinese culture, such as teaching style and treatment of foreigners, with those in the United States.