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Jellybeans Up Your Nose, by Jeff Moss, prompts a discussion of responsible and irresponsible behaviors. After reading and discussing the poem, groups of fifth graders examine a Dr. Seuss-ism, from Geisel’s Seuss-isms, and report back to the class about the kind of responsibility (personal responsibility, environmental responsibility, etc.) of which their Seuss-ism is an example and the consequences of ignoring that responsibility.
If you are considering reading Esperanza Rising with your class, this fine packet of worksheets may be what you're looking for. Students read the book in groups, utilize the packet to keep on track with their reading, and respond to what they've read with meaningful activities. Activities include prediction, character analysis, and vocabulary.
If you are considering reading Bearstone with your students, utilize these worksheets for a richer experience! They will help your readers stay on task with their assignments, and elicit significant responses to what they have read. You will also find interesting activities which will facilitate character analysis, prediction and the creation of a story map. Excellent questions are provided for use at the end of each chapter. Beautiful!
Learners reading the book Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George can enhance their understanding of the novel using this comprehensive activity. Students can use the graphic organizers to display information and the many comprehension questions to check for understanding.
Are you planning on reading The Summer of the Swans with your students? Then this packet of worksheets is for you! Students read the story in groups, and utilize this fine packet to help them keep on track, and to respond to what they are reading in a variety of high-quality and meaningful ways. An outstanding resource!
Are you planning on reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with your students? Then this journal is for you! Students read the book together in groups. They can use this fabulous packet of worksheets to help keep them on track and to respond to their reading in a variety of ways. An excellent resource!
Students investigate how to work together during physical exercise. One person in the group records the number of exercises. They are scored according to a physical fitness participation rubric. The group is assessed together for a score. The grouping has one member who is motivating students during the activity.
Students identify Web sites containing pertinent information about their particular topic. They judge Web site for accuracy and reliability. Students determine the critical information to be included in their presentation. They create questions for their audience that provide information and pique interest in their topic.
Students identify the key issues and critical concerns associated with environmental ethics for the 21st century. They articulate their role and personal responsibility with respect to the earth and its systems. Students explore and determine the green studies issues most appropriate to introduce at grade level.
What is liberty rhetoric? Examine how people have used it in four different time periods and situations. High schoolers investigate original source documents and compare them with the Declaration of Independence to decide how liberty rhetoric is used over time. Essential historical questions, learning targets (keywords, essentially), and possible resources are included.
One of the five legal duties of children in most states is to attend school until age 16. In 1869, to justify the funding of compulsory, public education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina declared, “The State may be poor, but a poor State can, least of all, afford to be ignorant. Poverty without intelligence, becomes degradation, misery, crime; no State can afford such results.” Using the provided worksheet to focus their attention, class members read the full text of the superintendent’s report. They then discuss whether states should require students to attend school until the age of 16. Consider concluding the discussion with a class debate or by having individuals craft letters to the current superintendent stating their position on compulsory attendance.
In need of a scripted instructional activity anyone can deliver? Along with a teaching script, you'll find several scenarios for learners to consider. They'll discuss decision making and goal setting as they relate to each scenario. Guiding worksheets and a goal-setting hand out are also included.