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Students share the difficulties they have in determining what to write or draw for a project. In groups, they view examples from three different artists and discuss how their personal experiences affected their art. They brainstorm a list of issues they are concerned about, pick only one and create a piece of art reflecting their views.
Ice skating, music, hiking, and astronauts - what do they have in common? The four Houghton-Mifflin stories featured in this lesson plan ("Michelle Kwan," "La Bamba," "The Fear Place," and "Mae Jemison") show pupils that in order to be successful, you have to "give it all you've got!" The lesson plan details ways to practice listening and speaking ELD standards, as well as reading and writing ELD standards. The lesson plan is differentiated for three skill levels.
In pairs learners perform a silent skit portraying relationships between two known characters from a popular book or a play for their classmates. Next, the class will read and discuss a NYTimes article about a film school in the Bronx that influences urban teens positively through acting. Following, a short film clip will be viewed provoking a class discussion on character development. To sum up the instructional activity each pupil will create a wordless storyboard depicting the film.
Students analyze poems about death. In this poetry analysis activity, students read poems from both Dylan Thomas and A.E. Housman and analyze them in groups for common poetic devices. Students present their analysis and complete a Venn diagram comparison activity. Students select two poems about death and write an analysis of them.
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 study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. In this music study instructional activity, students read about the Klein String Competition and the importance of competitions in shaping musical careers. Students listen to classical music pieces and analyze the pieces. Students review music terminology, research the history of the violin family, and write a short report about the topic.
Students study the work of David Grisman and American blue grass music. In this blue grass music lesson plan, students research the origins of this music genre, and then participate in activities including researching oral traditions, play tunes, and writing their own music.
Students are read a series of stories with the use of puppets. For each story, they write their reflections and share them with the class. They discuss why it is important to be social with others and create their own invitation to give to a family member for an upcoming party.
Studnets comprehend the elements of value, perspective and color schemes. They comprehend the principles of contrast, emphasis and unity, and the expressive qualities of thematic development and sequence. Students are asked about their favorite cartoons now and when they were younger.