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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!
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 plan. 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 instructional activity, 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.
Students are inspired to write about what they see using Internet publishing.
Fifth graders write the final draft of a research paper. In this publishing lesson, 5th graders use correct grammar, punctuation and form to complete their final drafts. Students share their work in small groups.
Students 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students research, write and publish an A,B,C book based on research of their own.
Students complete a book study and publishing activity. In this book study lesson, students study the structure of a book and use worksheets to help guide them through creating their own book. Students design the front cover for their book and sew the pages of their book together.
Second graders are guided through the writing process and then given time to use the skills they have acquired by writing a story and publishing it using a computer.
Fourth graders, in groups, create and publish their own class newsletter. They are to write, edit and publish the stories. They also define the different parts of the newspaper and their purpose.
Students are asked to open Microsoft Publisher and start a blank publication. They then click on the "Hide Wizard" button. Students click on the dash at the top right-hand side of the screen to minimise Publisher. They open the CD-rom. Students find a photograph that they would like to copy.
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.