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Model for young readers how charts, graphs, diagrams etc., can help them interpret information found in nonfiction text. Chapter 1 of The Iroquois: The Six Nations Confederacy provides the opportunity for direct instruction and guided practice exercises. Learners identify text features that help them understand the central message, use context clues to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words, and practice their close reading skills. Although the introductory lesson of the second unit in a series of units focused on the Iroquois and the Six Nation Confederacy, the approach to interpreting informational text could be used with any nonfiction.
Rwanda, Darfur, Armenia, Germany. Genocide is focus of an exercise that asks groups to read, discuss, and analyze three accounts of genocide. Next, the whole class contributes to a Venn diagram that compares evidence found in the articles. Individuals then craft a summary of what they have learned citing information from the articles and ideas from the discussion. The packet also contains links to articles related to the genocides in Rwanda, Darfur, and other countries.
Junior geologists work through three mini-lessons that familiarize them with the formation and location of fossil fuels. Part one involves reading about petroleum and where it comes from via a thorough set of handouts. A lab activity follows in part two, in which investigators experiment with the sedimentation of different sized particles. In part three, they will examine maps of the distribution of oil deposits throughout the New York region. Use any one or all three terrific activities as part of your earth science curriculum.
Is there a nightmare in your closet? The first in a series of lessons devoted to writing original monster myths sets the stage with a discussion of childhood fears, nightmare creatures, and the things that scare little kids. Class members imagine a monster and write a description of this monster. Pairs then trade descriptions and create a drawing based on that description. After they trade back, partners discuss how well the drawing matches the monster the writer imagined and how the written description could be improved. Although the referenced worksheets are not included, the concepts, directions, and activities are fully developed and deserve a place in your curriculum file.
Through the use of stories, young learners explore the commonalities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Activities in the arts, geography, math, reading, and games are also part of this educational experience. This impressive, 24-page plan has got everything you need for successful implementation. Some of these activities look to be somewhat ambitious, so having a few parent helpers in class during these lessons to help your first graders will be essential.
Middle school science stars examine fuels and energy with a variety of activities. They begin with a KWL chart, read an informative passage, and then complete a puzzle. The puzzle itself is included. Cleverly, each piece corresponds to a statement which learners must determine if it is true or false. They will only be able to complete the puzzle if they answer each correctly. This foundational topic is presented in a creative way.
In this essay writing worksheet, 11th graders read information on how to write an essay. Drafting, paragraph structure, persuasive writing, topic sentences, essay planning, and revising, are topics covered in the worksheet. Students answer about thirty questions related to these different areas.
The skills of decoding, word recognition, oral reading, phonemic awareness, and writing are all covered in this terrifc language arts instructional activity for 1st graders. In it, pupils discover that letters are written symbols for sounds. They work with print to help them read words, retell a story, and create one of their own. This instructional activity has everything you need in it for successful implementation. A rich educational experience, for sure!
How did the ancient people of Egypt preserve their dead so well that their bodies are still recognizable today? Learn the painstakingly complex process they used for preservation. Young scholars read and summarize a narrative detailing ancient techniques for preservation of the dead, taking notes and drawing inferences and conclusions from the reading.
An impressive lesson plan produced by The Washington Post on various aspects of economics. This nine-page page lesson has an amazing variety of activities embedded in it for high school young scholars. There are great worksheets, websites, articles, and in-class economic simulations embedded in this plan. Highly recommened for secondary learners.
A study of the Aztec, Inca, and Mayan cultures is par-for-the-course for most fifth grade classrooms. This set of lesson plans is worth looking into if you are a fifth grade teacher! In them, learners focus on the geography and culture of the Meso-American civilizations. They engage in hands-on activities and a host of language arts-based activities that require them to listen, write, read, and speak in front of others. Many terrific worksheets are embedded in this fine series of plans.
Get out that sewing machine it's time for a textile project. The class learns how to use a sewing machine, read a pattern, and create a simple article of clothing. They identify the sewing machine parts, use an iron, and think about exploring a career in the clothing industry. Note: This is an outline for ten days of instruction.
Through this three-day lesson, learners will develop an understanding of several elements of narration such as plot, characterization, setting, point of view, and theme. Reading several fiction texts and taking notes using dialectical journaling, your class will make analytical observations, comparisons, and ask textual questions. Using the data collected, they will present their findings in an analysis. Home connections, extensions, and differentiation activities included.
Sixty multiple-choice questions test on a variety of first year chemistry subjects. In order to succeed, exam takers must be competent with properties of elements, stoichiometry problems, gas laws, bond dissociation, and types of reactions. A page is provided that displays a comprehensive chart of abbreviations and symbols, constants, and the periodic table. Also, an answer key is provided for teachers. This is a top-notch exam!
As to be expected from the American Chemical Society Olympiad Examinations Task Force, this 60-question test tops the charts in terms of excellence. It consists entirely of multiple choice questions designed to assess a year's worth of chemistry curriculum. Topics include, but are not limited to pH, molecular geometry, bonding, behavior of gases and solutions, phase changes, and chemical reactions. Use this as a final exam or as a practice for those who want to enter the nation-wide challenge.
Here is a nice reading comprehension and research lesson on whether or not, dinosaurs roamed the area now known as Washington D.C. The class is divided into four groups. Each one takes a look at specific information regarding this question. Each group then puts their heads together and comes up with a report on their findings. Teacher guidance, good worksheets and reading materials, a final quiz, and clear instructions are all embedded in this terrific plan.
How many potatoes tall are you? Unearth this rich resource! A reading of John Coy’s Two Old Potatoes begins a cross-curricular exploration of potatoes. Class members read, write, weigh, measure, and experiment with potatoes. Additional readings, activities and extensions are included. A great addition to your curriculum library.