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Familiarize your young learners with the parts of a computer and some basic key terms relating to technology. As the teacher demonstrates using an LCD projector, class members practice moving a mouse, opening the Internet, typing in a web address, and using an online interactive game.
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.
High schoolers use videos, books, comic books, games, workbooks, internet, and other research tools to research bio-terrorism. In 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. High schoolers take a quiz at the end.
Young scholars 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.
Students 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.
In this taking notes and highlighting worksheet, students read a paragraph and then examine a piece of text. Students respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the information.
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry involves detailed analysis of primary and secondary source material, supporting learners as they develop an answer to the resource's guiding question.
This is a fantastic resource for teachers to have in their tool belts upon entering into the world of using Google Docs in the classroom! It is a reference sheet with step-by-step instructions and graphics for everything from basic actions like sharing and using folders, to teacher-specific activities like using comments in the grading process and utilizing folders as learners submit assignments.
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals the writers use to express their beliefs on a similar theme. As a culminating activity, individuals craft a comparative essay. The packet includes detailed instructions for the activities, handouts, an essay model, rubric, and links to the literary works. The first in a three-lesson unit that explores how different American writers view the issues of individual freedom and tolerance.
Drop everything and check out this amazing resource! It includes everything a teacher would need to teach a child how to summarize text and compose written summaries. It begins with goals and vocabulary and then provides page after page of research-based and evidence-based strategies that are proven to effectivly teach comprehension through summarization, sequencing, plot events, key details, and main ideas. Also included are graphic organizers, story maps, and worksheets that can be printed and used in conjunction with each outlined teaching strategy. Fantastic!
"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.
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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.    
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.
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.
How can you put a passage in your own words without changing the meaning of the original text? That is the question facing many young researchers. The advice modeled in this presentation is that writers read the passage carefully, identify the main idea, highlight important words or phrases, and then restate the main ideas in their own words. If the text on the slides appears superimposed on your screen, click the Enable Editing tab to shift the highlighted text to the right. 
Here is a fine lesson 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.
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.
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.
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.

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