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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.
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.
Each of these rectangles and squares has the length and width given with units. Can scholars solve for the area? Designed for beginners to this skill, all of these are whole-number single-digit measurements. There is a detailed example displaying the area formula. Unfortunately, the square units are already written into every answer, so this skill isn't reinforced for learners.
Using the words ride, walk, begin, start and feel, learners are introduced to irregular verbs. They have to spell the past tense of the words listed and sort them into two categories: regular and irregular. Then they work to build skills with an irregular verbs worksheet (included).
Use this resource to discuss various ways to dictionaries can be used. What a terrific presentation to display when exploring how dictionaries are used to define words, check spellings, identify parts of speech, and more. The PowerPoint also talks about the different types of dictionaries available, such as online sources and illustrated versions.
Begin writing personal narratives in this writing lesson. Junior high writers start by writing a journal about their favorite holiday. They read a book at their skill level and use graphic organizers to record their ideas for writing. Working in small groups, classmates edit and help each other add details. They can create visuals using PowerPoint to present to the class.
Review and use standard units of measure with your math class. They move from station to station estimating and measuring length, volume, weight, and area. At each station they estimate and measure, and then compute the difference between the two. They practice linear measurement estimation skills by throwing cotton balls and rolling toy cars.