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Readers explore East Asian culture and literature with a book folder project. Before beginning the project, learners record three beliefs they have about East Asian culture. They then select two books to read and create a display for the school library. Detailed instructions for the book folder project, a project rubric, and an extensive annotated book list are included.
Students practice taking measurements using non-standard units of measure. In this measurement lesson, students use non-traditional objects such as their hand, crayons or paperclips to measure various objects found in the classroom. This is a great hands-on approach to introducing measurement.
Ring in the new year with this ESL presentation about New Year's celebrations in the United States. Slides show details of the holiday, such as a calendar, confetti and streamers, and fireworks. Use the slideshow in the context of a unit about holidays, or during the holiday season.
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of holidays celebrated by a majority of people in the United States. They each select an American holiday from the list as well as another country that may have a holiday that is similar. Next, they conduct research to locate useful information using a minimum of three sources. Note: The lesson includes an extensive list of holidays.
Young scholars understand the importance of the Bahamian celebration of Junkaroo. In this culture lesson, students participate in the activities of Junakroo and how it makes people work together. Young scholars define vocabulary related to the celebration. Students explain why its important to keep up the festival. Young scholars create original headdresses.