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Restrictive or nonrestrictive, that is the question. When is it better to set off a clause with commas? After reading the definitions and looking at examples of these two types of clauses, young grammarians demonstrate their understanding by adding punctuation to 25 clause-filled sentences. An answer key is provided.
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members explore these questions and craft an essay that presents their reflections. The packet includes a brief plan but the real value is in the resources included. Provided are a resource list, a reflective essay writing assignment, rubric, and exemplary writing sample. In addition, templates for “Power Quotes,” historic events, famous people, significant art and architecture, education issues, fads, fashions, literature, music, and radio shows are provided.
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from 1945-1980. Extensive, complete, and well worth your time.
How are British English and American English different? Start by watching the rap battle video (attached). It is truly funny, and your kids are sure to enjoy the humor. Then, included in the packet are several short activities to build vocabulary. A transcript of the rap is also included. Don't worry, it is entirely appropriate for your middle schoolers!
Are holidays capitalized? What about seasons? After introducing your class to some basic capitalization rules, print these sheets for practice. In the first exercise, learners circle letters that should be capitalized. Then in part two, they give an example of a proper noun that should be capitalized. In part three, they write sentences with five of the proper nouns listed above.
Do your young grammarians have a hard time keeping their point of view consistent in writing? Use this resource to help them keep their point of view straight. After reading the reference sheet and instructions, learners rewrite eight sentences, some of which are easier than others.
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson plan! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their subject. Next, they research print and Internet sources for evidence of the subject's heroic actions.
Students explore psychology by answering gender study questions. In this sexuality lesson plan, students discuss the stereotypes often referred to men and woman and what the truth is about their characteristics and abilities. Students complete a gender role worksheet and define vocabulary terms.
Students complete a variety of vocabulary-related activities with a focus on a news article about Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday. They read the article, define key vocabulary terms, identify the famous people mentioned in the text, answer comprehension questions, and complete comprehension worksheets.