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Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing s Student Science Journal
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. Guidelines are described to help you smoothly lead them through the process. The end result, is the publishing of a classroom scientific journal! Consider doing this lesson well before your science fair so that their project reports are written by experienced and peer-critiqued young scientists!
Editing and Publishing: Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph
Provide time to polish paragraphs in class. Pupils, who have been working on these informational pieces for several days now, will have a chance to check for spelling and grammar before publishing their work. Sure to be a rewarding final step, the publication of their work will make all of the revision and editing worth it. The plan calls for learners for write out their work carefully, but you could have them word process their final drafts to add an element of technology to the lesson. Youngsters might need guidance while correcting their spelling and grammar errors; consider providing a checklist or handout for reference.
Fifth graders create a final draft of an original realistic fiction story. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders discuss what should be in place in order for a piece of writing to be published. Students share their writing piece with the class once they have made their final edits.
Fifth graders write the final draft of a research paper. In this publishing instructional activity, 5th graders use correct grammar, punctuation and form to complete their final drafts. Students share their work in small groups.
Publishing a Book Report Using Word Processing
Give your book report that extra pizzaz by typing it! After kids write a book report by hand, have them publish a final copy of a book report using word processing software. They view the How To Write a Book Report website, follow step-by-step directions to type in their book report, and publish a final copy.
Irish Eyes: Taking a Look at Local Landscape
Direct your class’s attention to the elements that make their community unique. After examining sample travel brochures, groups select something from their community to use as the subject, and then research, create, and publish a brochure celebrating this element. Extension and enrichment activities, as well as resource links, are included. A great way to incorporate technology into your curriculum.
Creating with Publisher
Students create a book cover using Microsoft Publisher. In this computer publishing lesson, students learn how to use the program Microsoft Publisher. Students experiment with fonts, styles, formats and clip art. Students use what they have learned to create a book cover for their favorite book.
Publish a Historical Catalog
High schoolers conduct research and publish a catalog consisting of items from the early 1900's. They select a market of items from the early 1900's and explore a variety of websites. Using their research information they write and publish a catalog and catalog order form.
Ghost Stories Published in Colorado Newspapers in the 1900s
Students read Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection to locate ghost stories published in the 1900's. They select stories of interest from this primary resource. The stories are read in order to increase critical thinking skills and reading comprehension.
Creating a newsletter with Publisher
Sixth graders create a newsletter using Microsoft Publisher. They focus on the correct use of adjectives (movie review), quotation marks (interview), and verbs (report an event). Students use pre-writing strategies to create three compositions. Students can choose to review a movie, interview the star of that movie and write about an event when they were in the news.
The Game is Afoot - A Study of Sherlock Holmes
Mystery is an exciting genre for young readers to get into. The plots are so intriguing! Here is a series of lessons which invite learners to enter the world of the mystery genre. Sherlock Holmes mysteries are featured. Pupils create their own detective stories and publish them in a book format. They must also try their hand at solving mysteries by using inductive reasoning skills. A highly recommended series of plans that are sure to be a hit!
New! Charles' Law Worksheet
Although it was published in the year 2000, this chemistry assignment is ideal for practicing the application of Charles' law. There are seven real-world problems to solve, and plenty of space provided for doing so. Add this to your library of homework pages for when your chemistry class is studying the relationship between volume and temperature.
From Brainstorm to Published Paper
Young scholars investigate a topic through research, observation, and experimentation. They prepare a short science report and publish it online. Students reflect on the role of science reports in the larger scientific community.
Publishing Written Reports
Seventh graders discuss the importance of presentation in report writing. They prepare and publish written reports on pre-selected topics. Students use various media, including covers and visual aids.
Publisher Skills Assessment
Learners complete a technology integration project using Publisher. In this technology lesson, students use Publisher to create magazine activities for the American Revolution, indigenous cultures, California missions, colonization, and learn the basics of the program.
Lesson Plan 3: Publishing
Students, in groups, publish an integrated and functional web page. They create action plans and establish daily and weekly objectives, and then use cameras and video cameras to tak epictures and short movies of school activities.
Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram, Outline, Publish
Research paper writing challenges learners' ability to research, plan, organize, write, and revise. Detailed, step-by-step directions, color-coded models, and a series of templates guide class members through the entire process.
Publishing Natural Disaster Articles
Wow, what a terrific instructional activity! After learning about natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, pupils write an article and publish their work. This instructional activity is chock full of resources and supplemental materials.
Cotton Mills from Differing Perspectives: Critically Analyzing Primary Documents
The working conditions in the cotton mills at the turn of the 20th century are the focus of a series of activities that ask learners to examine primary source documents written from different perspectives. In the first activity, groups study a pamphlet published by the National Child Labor Committee. The included photographs document the use of children as young as eight years of age and reveal the conditions in the mills. For the second activity, groups look at a weekly newsletter published by the mill owners. Finally, the class listens to oral histories narrated by mill workers. After a whole class discussion, individuals craft a critical analysis of the documents, identifying the intended audience, the author’s purpose and the central arguments of each document. The activities would fit nicely into a study of the Industrial Revolution and the development of labor laws.
From Brainstorm to Published Paper
Students research a science topic and create a science report to publish online. In this science lesson plan, students complete their report by observing, researching, and experimenting with their topic, and prewrite, write, and edit their reports.