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Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Moving Day," "Me on the Map," and "The Kite") guide this lesson, which addresses comparing and contrasting details, making generalizations and inferences, and cause and effect. Pupils answer questions about maps, weather, and details about shells.
In this making generalizations activity, students read a short story, "Bake Sale", and answer questions about it. Students choose 5 multiple choice answers.
Weathering both family dynamics and sudden storms are the main topics of these three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Brothers and Sisters," "Jalapeno Bagels," "Carousel," and "Thunder Cake"). Practice generalizing and sequencing events as you read about siblings, baking, and thunder. The lesson is differentiated for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced learners, and includes vocabulary and sentence frames for each skill level.
Three coming-of-age Houghton-Mifflin stories (an excerpt from Where the Red Fern Grows, as well as "Last Summer with Maizon," and "The Challenge") show your ELD pupils the trials and tribulations of growing up. Differentiated sentence frames incorporate vocabulary and conventions, as well as practicing literary skills from ELD standards.
Students use the Canadian Atlas online to gather information on the early explorers and settlers of Canada. Individually, they complete a WebQuest to extract information from maps to make generalizations about early settlement patterns. They also describe how the physical geography of Canada influenced where populations settled.
Access your beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners' needs with this thorough lesson plan. The Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Pepita Talks Twice," "Poppa's New Pants," and "Ramona Quimby, Age 8") address vocabulary, grammatical forms, and and increasingly independent writing activities. Additionally, individuals can work on their listening and speaking ELD standards as well as their reading and writing ELD standards.
Students explore the bird's-eye views on the Texas Bird's-Eye Views website, and discuss why the views were created. They design and create a bird's-eye view of their classroom, school, or community.
Third graders create polygons with perimeters of 30 centimeters, use the centimeter grid paper to determine the area of each shape, and organize the shapes to make generalizations from the patterns they see.
Fifth graders identify causes, key events, and effects of Civil War, develop skills for historical, geographical, and cultural analysis in making generalizations about events and life in United States after 1860, and create presentations using note cards, visual organizers, and multimedia software.
Young scholars participate in research of various government leaders in order to have the ability to role play in a mock press conference. Students are the leaders and the press for this lesson using guided questions for the skits.
Pupils identify various forms of eighteenth-century travel and make generalizations about the people that utilized eighteenth-century modes of transportation.
Students use the Canadian atlas online to research early explorers and settlers in Canada. They also complete a Web Quest to gather information from maps. They make generalizations about the early settlement patterns as well.
Sixth graders engage in a variety of assignments and activities surrounding Ancient Egypt. They pretend they are archaeologists on a Pyramid dig and create a PowerPoint presentation to their fellow "archaeoloists" on their findings.
In this climate learning exercise, students complete a graphic organizer to make generalizations about tropical climates in Southeast Asia and Oceania, then they fill in a chart comparing the moderate and desert climates of that region.
Students examine generalizations and plural and singular nouns. They view computer flashcards, take an online quiz, and complete teacher-led examples.
Students practice changing nouns from singular to plural. They use the words "alot", "some" and "many" in the appropriate way. They create their own generalizations about nouns.
In this product map worksheet, students read about the type of map, then use a map of New Jersey agriculture to answer 5 questions.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 2-paragraph selection and respond to 5 multiple choice questions that require them to consider generalizations.
Imagine being a war photographer embedded in World War I. How do you see your role? How might your photos influence that study of the war? Of history? Class members select a photograph, adopt the perspective of the photographer, and craft an analysis of the picture. Detailed directions for the activity, as well as photos and worksheets are included in the packet. Although designed for Canadian young scholars, this activity could be easily adapted to any classroom.
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