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Third graders recognize the attitudes, knowledge and skills contributing to effective learning in school and across the life span. They complete an inventory that self-assesses their ability in study skills, test taking strategies, and basic time management and organizational skills.
Third graders play a variation of Bingo to reinforce study skills, time management, and test taking strategies. As the teacher draws key words, they offer brief explanations or descriptions about how the words can be used. As key words are called, 3rd graders mark them with an X.
Students reinforce research and organizational skills with this project. Students create a photo essay and an interview with a person associated with the student's chosen topic. Students choose from a digital camera, magazines, etc. to get all their photos together. Students write a paragraph explaining each photo and elaborating on the subject.
Students analyze the attitudes, ideas and beliefs of characteristics that assist humans in living a positive, proactive life that values self, family, community, nation and world. Students identify their own strengths as individual. Students research the social programs that are assisting teachers and parents elsewhere. Students apply critical thinking and organizational skills to the selection of virtues to include in their curricula.
Students with special needs utilize organizational skills such as what supplies to bring to class, how to use an assignment notebook, and how long it takes to complete an assignment. They become more independent students, become more confident, strengthen their memories, become organized, and have a plan of attack for textbook use, test-preparation and test-taking.
Aloha! Young travel agents research Hawaii and then create a travel brochure and itinerary for a trip to the Hawaiian islands. Following a given list of criteria, pairs use the Internet to design a trip for a family of four, develop a brochure advertising their tour, and prepare a PowerPoint presentation.
Upper elementary learners generate sequencing and web graphic organizers while planning expository and narrative writing. They work in teams to complete webs in order to improve a short story and organize a report. Small groups discuss their ideas and then share with the class.
Students make a connection between changes in voting participation and the election of 1828. They describe regional factors evidenced by the voting results in the election of 1828 and analyze campaign materials from 1828 to explain the issues on which they touch and/or the style and tone of the campaign.