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In this thinking skills worksheet, learners draw a line connecting each blue figure without touching any other color. Students connect 4 figures.
Pupils paint with watercolors to draw lines based on the Hanuman painting. They read stories about the Hanuman painting and discuss its history. They finish by creating their own watercolor paintings.
A geometry game that resembles Battleship is the foundation for hide and seek where "hiders" draw shapes on coordinate planes and "seekers" must guess the shape and its location based on questions and clues. Reproducible, paper-sized coordinate plane for the game is attached. This kind of skills practice can be fun!
Choose the symbol; mathematicians can get confused between division and multiplication, so drill these skills with them. They examine 54 number sentences without a symbol, writing either the multiplication or division operation into the otherwise-completed equation. This is a great opportunity to ask them to notice patterns. Do they see that the division problems always have a smaller quotient than the dividend, whereas the multiplication products are always larger?
Students identify characteristics and responsibilities they have in order to be good digital citizens. In this online lesson plan, students discuss what it means to have respect for others online.
Critical thinkers consider how word choice in speeches impacts the meaning and effectiveness of the message being presented. They examine and respond to some of the speeches made at the 2004 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. (All materials are included here.) A great way to build critical listening skills.
Students apply binary code in software applications for computer engineers. In this binary code lesson, students read about binary code and its applications to computer engineers. They download software and read an online binary clock. Advanced students may build a binary clock from a kit.
Interpreting idioms is a piece of cake! In groups, learners discuss the meaning of some common English idioms and choose 10 to use in sentences. Then, they illustrate the silly, literal meanings of those idioms and can engage in a fun online idiom activity (linked). A list of more than 50 idioms is included. Extend this activity by having learners illustrate both the literal and figurative meanings of an idiom.
Put your learners' decimal skills to the test with these five word problems. With space for students to write their work, the word problems contain addition and multiplication problems with money and measurement units. Use this resource as a quiz or an in-class activity to fully assess your class's comprehension.
Most kids love treats, but they have a hard time sharing them! Reinforce both the value of sharing and the skill of division. Third graders divide up various snacks between kids, puppies, and bunnies. Tons of fun to solve and color, this resource is a great addition to any lesson on basic division! For added practice, bring snacks to your class for kids to divide fairly.
Whether gathering data for a science project involving human behavior or in an effort begin a new organization at school, your learners are sure to benefit from learning how to conduct surveys that are both appropriate and effective. This lesson emphasizes reviewing the kinds of information needed in a survey, the number and type of individuals that should be included, and a discussion of the types of questions that should be asked. It concludes with an interactive guided activity whereby groups simulate designing their own surveys to be analyzed and presented to the principal!
Students explore presidential debate. In this US government instructional activity, students watch brief video clips of presidential debates and discuss how they effect the presidential process. Students will use the Internet and various worksheets to determine the role of debates in our democracy. This instructional activity includes multiple online resources, vocabulary, video, worksheets, and assessment options.
Create an online class collection of book reviews based on independent reading. Throughout the year, learners post reviews for at least two of the novels they read. Links to sample pages of student book reviews are available and requirements for a review are listed. Keep your readers accountable for their independent reader as they help others in their class by providing input and feedback.
Study the importance of word choice in informational text. Middle and high schoolers locate unfamiliar words and phrases in newspaper articles of their choosing, and use online word sites to explore the definitions and histories of each. They finish the activity by creating illustrated vocabulary posters incorporating this information in a fun way.
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson plan about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility online, practice fact checking, assess their own ability to read actively and skeptically, and write memos that educate others on how to do so. This resource provides vocabulary, assessment options, extensions, and interdisciplinary connections.
Fifth graders practice conversions from standard measurements to metric measurements using online games and online conversion tools. They work in teams of three to four to conduct hands-on experiments.
Students create Web advertisements to protect young people from online predators. For homework, they write letters pitching their ads and analyzing their effect. They discuss their own use of the Internet and how to protect young people.
Students share observations on the nuances of meaning in face to face and online interactions with others. After reading an article, they identify the causes and effects of internet flaming. They create their own comic strips demonstrating the outcomes of flaming and write a bill of rights outlining the responsibilities of internet users.
To gain a better understanding of Hispanic heritage and culture, as well as to build informational comprehension skill, learners explore facets of Hispanic American History. They engage in a class discussion, research three facts, and create a historical timeline. This lesson includes resource links, extension activities, and cross-curricular activity ideas.
Young writers examine the writings of Raymond Carver to investigate editing skills. They will develop original sentences. Then read the work of Raymond Carver to edit and analyze the ending. They revise and ending of their original writing work. Then answer questions about things writers do.