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The story of Gulliver's travels to Lilliput is a classic tale that includes the type of wonder and adventure children love to read about. However, some children have difficulty reading text with fluency and tend to lose interest, or become frustrated before the story even starts getting good. Here is an app that lets your learners read along with audio narration and highlighted text. Open the world of classical adventure for your struggling students.
Bio-terrorism: Danger under the Microscope
Learners use videos, books, comic books, games, workbooks, internet, and other research tools to research bio-terrorism. For this bio-terrorism lesson plan, students research bio-terrorism and understand the biological agents use for it and how it is spread and the symptoms and treatments. Learners take a quiz at the end.
Around the World Alphabet Book
Pupils explore the online dictionary portion of the EnchantedLearning.com website. They copy pictures and text to create an on-going, student-created classroom book which exposes them to different countries, cultures, animals, etc.
Students set up a bingo card using the appropriate tab settings. They also highlight text and underline the word they can cross off. They improve their use of the tab key while playing a game.
Research: Identifying Categories for Our Research About the Wheelwright
Here is a fine lesson plan on reading and understanding expository text designed for 4th graders. With a partner, learners read a passage of text about a machine called a wheelright. This machine was commonly used in the colonial period. Pupils' task is to get the gist of the text, think about the details, and to think about the categories of information they are learning about. They underline facts and details they think are important, and circle words they don't know. The class comes back together as a group and discusses the text and the purposes of the wheelright.
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Discover the world of free learning and professional development available through your tablet as you immerse yourself in educational content from leading universities, institutions and foundations, and public schools. Increase your content knowledge. Get ideas for course content and structure, and access course material. It can all be done with this app.
Analyze Character Development by Paying Attention to Word Choice
"Monkey's Paw," W.W. Jacob's horror story, is used to model for viewers how to use a writer's diction to analyze characters. Words describing the characters' actions, comments, and appearance are highlighted. After re-examining the highlighted text, two or more character traits are selected that are revealed by these passages. For guided practice, consider giving groups different excerpts from the story, asking them to repeat the process, and then having them share their findings with the class.
Microsoft What? - The Basics of Microsoft Word
This lesson on creating a Microsoft Word document is Windows-based, but can easily be updated, not only to newer versions of Windows but also to iMac. The step-by-step directions are well written and this means not having to create the whole thing yourself. You could even print it out and then read it aloud as you guide your young learners along these steps; that way you wouldn't have to update anything.
Lesson 1: Real People
A biography is a factual book or narrative about a real person. The book, The Story of Ruby Bridges is used to introduce non-fiction texts about real people and event to a Kindergarten class. A chart is used to highlight text features and facts from the story such as, important names, dates, and places. To conclude the lesson learners will state one fact from the book and explain how that fact lets them know the book is a biography.
Students develop a list of criteria for a book trailer. In this book trailer lesson, students review book trailers, create storyboards and use Photo Story 3 to create book trailers. Students create a mini-webquest to review copyrights.
A Proprietary Colony: Exploring the Charter of Carolina
Class groups use a graphic organizer to respond to questions and record impressions as they examine sections of the Charter of Carolina, the document that gave control of the colony to eight Lords Proprietors. After completing their study of the document, individuals then assume the identity of one of the Lords Proprietors and, writing in his voice, craft a letter to King Charles of England thanking him for the grant. Although some less-experienced readers may be challenged by the antiquated language of the Charter, readers can access background information and annotations by moving their mouse over highlighted text.
Navigating the Inlets and Havens
Young boat captains must decide where to deliver supplies to the Carolina colony. They examine “Of the Inlets and Havens of this Country,” a primary source document to determine where to put in. Luckily, your sailors have computer access for this exercise and can read the document online. They can move their mouse over highlighted text to reveal supplemental information and text annotation. Some of your readers may be at sea with the antiquated syntax, diction, and the sailing jargon, and thus, they will require additional support understanding the excerpt. Links to all required materials are included in the packet.
India: Outsourcing of Jobs
Students examine the significance and effects of outsourcing jobs to India and Malaysia. They conduct Internet research, create a map and a timeline, write an editorial of their view on the use of outsourcing, and participate in a class debate.
India: Is Terrorism Hurting the Economy?
Students investigate the effect of terrorism on the Indian economy. They conduct research on terrorist activity in India, create a timeline, and participate in a summit between Indian and Pakistan.
Graphic organizer: John Lawson's assessment of the Tuscarora
As part of their examination of Carolina history, eighth graders use a graphic organizer to record information found in a primary source about the relationship between colonists and the Tuscarora. If possible, have learners read the excerpt from John Lawson’s assessment online. As the reader moves the mouse over the highlighted text or images, background information or commentary is revealed. Included in the resource are links to Lawson’s writings, a template for the organizer, and a teacher guide.
Looking for an excellent lesson on teaching Word Processing and Windows skills? Then this lesson is for you! Using a file embedded in the plan, pupils practice developing desktop publishing skills. They practice editing, using a variety of formats, the toolbar, paragraph alignment, and how to properly save work. A terrific lesson which teaches important life skills.
Using Microsoft Word
In this Microsoft Word worksheet, students read the basic instructions on how to use Microsoft Word. There are no questions on this page, but it is a good overview.
"Dr. Xargle's Book of Earthlets"
Students examine the expressive and descriptive language used in the books "Dr. Xargle's Book of Earthlets" and "Planet of the Robots." In pairs they take notes about each other's physical appearance and conduct interviews, identify the expressive language in the books, and write about a problem and resolution.
Malaysia: Foreign Investment Returns
Students examine the Malaysian economy and the effect of the SARS epidemic. They conduct research, write an editorial evaluating Malaysia's proposed budget for 2004, and develop an advertising campaign to promote business in Malaysia.
Japan: Farmers Face Global Competition
Students examine the history of Japanese farming and current international farming issues. They conduct Internet research, create a chart to illustrate the history of farm products in Japan, and simulate a WTO meeting.