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Grade 3 Literacy in Science: Animal Adaptations
I've always feel that the best lessons or units are ones that employ multiple content areas as a way to foster a complete topical understanding. Third graders research and study animal adaptations and then use their findings to write narratives that include scientific criterion.
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy
Support children in living fun, active, and healthy lives with a video on physical and health literacy. Whether its learning basic skills like running, jumping, and throwing, or making healthy choices about the foods they eat, students will realize that there are both physical and mental aspects to fitness.
3 mins K - 5th Physical Education CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Exploring Physical & Health Literacy
Help students discover the importance of physical fitness with this health literacy video. Beginning with a comparison of the choices made by two fictional teenagers, this resource continues on to explore the basic physical and thinking skills necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
3 mins 4th - 8th Physical Education CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Applying Physical & Health Literacy
Raise teenagers' awareness about the importance of living an active life and staying physically fit by using this short health video. Starting with a series of facts about the negative consequences of physical inactivity and unbalanced diets, the video continues on to explain the physical and critical thinking skills necessary for developing physical and health literacy.
3 mins 6th - 12th Physical Education CCSS: Adaptable
ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.5: Structure of an Argument
Imagine a cross-curricular project that not only rewards learners for examining the textbooks used in their other classes but builds literacy skills as well! Groups compare the formats and writing style in their various textbooks. Teams then select one text and craft an additional page in that format.
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Prefix Game and Associated Worksheets
Help learners grasp prefixes, antonyms, and spelling rules with this engaging game and the related worksheets. All directions and materials are included to give kids a variety of opportunities to interact with the prefixes mis-, dis-, un-, and il- along with several others.
4th - 12th English Language Arts
What do you use to chop an onion or brown the meat? Learners with special needs read through a taco recipe, then use it to complete three different academic development activities. They circle the best utensil for the job, match each food to its food group, and use the recipe to fill blanks in a story.
10th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
Analysis of Speeches: Task 2
A graphic organizer is employed to help sixth graders determine author's point of view and word choice. They listen to, read, and watch portions of the "I Have a Dream Speech" taking word choice and author's craft into deep consideration. There are three lessons attached to this link.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Information Technology: Photoshop Scale
Scaling is a practical skill as well as a topic to be addressed throughout the Common Core math standards. You are given three different presentations and a detailed teacher's guide to use while teaching proportion, as well as practice exercises for your learners, involving the resizing of photos and postcards.
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
My Personal Wellness
Merge technology and wellness. Class members complete inquiry-based research on a personal wellness issue and create an annotated bibliography, uploading their completed work to their personal wellness websites. Prior to beginning, your class should have their own sites set up so they can upload and share their work.
It is no easy feat to wade through legal and political documents. And incorporating this type of informational text into a literature class can also be a challenge. Here’s a resource that includes suggestions for how to address this standard.
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Eighth graders examine American voting rights. In this suffrage lesson plan, 8th graders analyze excerpts from the Alabama Literacy Test that was used in 1965 to limit African American voting. Students read the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments prior to discussing the issue of voting rights.
8th Social Studies & History
Breaking Down Hate Speech
Defining and considering the affects of hate speech is the focus of a series of activities that encourage class members to develop approaches for dealing with hate speech both online and offline. Groups act as mediation committees and create guidelines for creating a safer school environment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Business Management and Administration: Compound Interest - A Millionaire's Best Friend
Many math concepts are covered through this resource: percentages, decimals, ratios, exponential functions, graphing, rounding, order of operations, estimation, and solving equations. Colorful worksheets and a link to a Google search for fractals images are included.
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed