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It seems that this presentation was designed for future educators, particularly those teaching a foreign language. Basic reading, writing, and organizational skills are presented, encouraging a discussion of strategies amongst your viewers. Unfortunately, you cannot skip slides or start the presentation at any point besides the beginning, so you'll have to watch the 95-slide presentation in its entirety.
Explore the sounds, importance, and effectiveness of dialect in literature. Active participants read, listen to poetry, and explore dialect by developing a formal definition, discuss the benefits of its use, complete a Venn diagram and write their own creative pieces that reflect their skills in using dialect. Special education modifications are provided as well as specific poems to use.
Young scholars develop their estimation skills while evaluating their television-watching habits and draw conclusions about the influence of television in their lives.
Mature audiences are required for this instructional activity on implementing health-related policies. First, they openly explore the CDC obesity page while taking notes about what they discover. Then they view a PowerPoint about the success of public policies in different countries. Finally, they choose an issue to write about, imagining what consequences could come about if enforced. Note that the PowerPoint presentations for this instructional activity are not included, but they are easily located via an online search.
Model for young readers how to use illustrations, chapter titles, and events in a story to draw inferences and make predictions. Learners then practice these essential comprehension strategies by drawing inferences for another section of a text. In addition, they validate their assumptions with specific references. There are four interactive, online games that pupils can access in order to gain further practice. A fine language arts activity for elementary schoolers!
Using an article about the toxicity of uranium exposure, learners discuss how the precautionary principle relates to epidemiologic studies. They analyze exposure data displayed in graphs and write descriptions of the results. You will need to track the article down online since the link does not take you to it. A four-page worksheet is provided which includes background information, diagrams, data tables, and a series of questions to answer.
Is that job right for me? As learners grow up, they need to start considering job placement. They use the want ads and Internet to find a job they might like to apply for. They complete a worksheet to describe how their skills, experiences, and talents could help them get that job.
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election. They read and discuss an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they develop storyboards for positive campaigns. With a little more prep time (check for current ads online), the resource could be easily updated to cover current election campaigns.
After reading an informational text on the Agricultural Research Service (key vocabulary words are pre-selected and defined), learners research the role of the ARS in Oklahoma. Using reputable online sources, they label a map of the state (included) with relevant areas. Researchers focus on one of the three major areas of focus for the ARS, creating a research project and visual. They choose one of six engaging ways to synthesize their research creatively, or can choose to make up a seventh approach. An added objective here is to focus on acronyms, of which there are plenty in the world of agriculture.
Fourth graders research ways to use technology to raise awareness for refugee camps and the conflict in Darfur. In this world conflict and technology lesson, 4th graders work in groups as researchers, writers, and artists to create a website that helps other students learn about the conflict in Darfur. Students integrate a podcast, write letters, write Darfur reflections, given related links, and include biography information for the lesson.
Young scholars perform physical activities to test their fitness. For this fitness lesson, students do circuit activities to test physical fitness. Young scholars do warm up activities, then are introduced to the station activities. Students are shown the correct way to do the activities before starting. Young scholars rate their performance by color.
Students participate in playing online games. In this practice instructional activity, students play online games to practice skills learned throughout the week.
Students discuss cyberbullying and how they can defend their friends that may be bullied online and offline. In this sociology lesson, students discover the value in showing empathy for those who have been cyberbullied. As a class, students generate multiple solutions for helping others when cyberbullying occurs. A very important, well-designed lesson for middle schoolers!
Students discuss how adopting a different identity online can be perceived by others. In this online presentation lesson plan, students reflect on the benefits and risks of presenting their identities in different ways online, and evaluate certain ways people present themselves online as harmless or harmful. A very interesting lesson which touches on an ever-increasing social reality.
Students search kids websites in order to decifer between advertising on the websites and other information. Students focus on five different kinds of online ads which are prevalent on children’s sites. Working in pairs, they practice how to distinguish advertising content from other content on a website. Excellent instructional activity!
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to explore the universal topics presented in a current news article. Although the plan is thorough and easy to follow, the link to the referenced article is broken.
Helping adolescents make sound financial choices with effective, accurate cost comparisons is especially important considering how much marketing is directed their way. Make use of varied technology to keep them engaged: text polling, podcast, online ad shopping, interactive games, and online assessment. Links to all of these options are included. They learn and practice comparing the cost of items with different unit sizes, beginning with a single candy bar and a bag of the same candy, that pique their interest as they enter the room!
Explore persuasive writing skills. Budding authors will research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that they then present to their class.
There's a party going on! Learners examine an image of a birthday party and answer 10 analysis questions. They employ a variety of math skills including telling time, days of the week, division, subtraction, multiplication, addition, shapes, and evens/odds. Although these concepts are at play, learners don't necessarily need to understand the more complex ones. Questions are worded such that they can solve them without understanding the mathematical operation. An example of division is, "How many cupcakes can each person have?". This is a fun way to practice a wide array of skills in a real-world scenario.
It's all about the fours as scholars practice their multiplication facts. They skip count on a number chart, shading in each multiple of four. Do they notice a pattern? Next, scholars complete five number sentenes multiplying four by numbers 1-5 (one is done as an example). Finally, solidify this skill by asking mathematicians how many total flowers are in different sets of four. They examime visual bouquets to determine how many sets, then complete the multiplication to find the total. Encourage them to reference the number chart to make connections.