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Each literary skill is linked to a part of speech in this ELD lesson plan, which works with three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Grizzly Bear Family Book, The Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home," and "My Side of the Mountain"). Learners practice making generalizations with adverbs, noting details with prepositions, and drawing conclusions with pronouns. The sentence frames and vocabulary lists are differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels.
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.
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.
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 plan 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.
Middle schoolers study the five New York City boroughs. They explore the impact of population, geographic location, and artistic endeavors on New York City. Some intriguing parts of the lesson plan are the construction of scale models of a New York City landmark, and the production of a Broadway musical.
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.
Eleventh graders investigate different measures of variability and standard deviation. Students analyze the data to make generalizations about the measures of dispersion. They explore how the standard deviation is an accepted statistic to measure the dispersion of data about the mean.