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Eighth graders might be intimidated about going to high school and they may not think they'll ever go to college. Ease those fears while making college readiness an eighth grade reality. In teams, pupils fill out several worksheets while they discuss how their lives will change during each academic transition time. They also discuss social and emotional changes such as dating and moving out of the family home.
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an article titled "Suspect in L.A. Shootings Surrenders to F.B.I" from the New York Times. Note: You could use a less-dated article to bring current events to your language arts lesson. The featured article is from 1999.
This is the first of a series of lessons designed to teach primary students skills for succeeding in school In this instructional activity, students watch a puppet play and hear a book "Berenstain Bears Go to School." They discuss their fears about school, and draw a picture of what they like to do at school.
Are first impressions always correct? Take a closer look at assumptions and why we shouldn't make them. Middle and high schoolers view a PowerPoint presentation that features primary sources and acts as a discussion starter for the class to share authentic stories instead of assumptions.
Young scholars examine school violence. For this school violence lesson, students listen to a teacher-led lecture regarding statistics and studies about school violence. Young scholars discuss ways to deter school violence and participate in a school board role play activity.
For this home/school activity worksheet, students use a phrase from a book they read in normal daily conversation while their family partner attempts to catch them doing it. They have the family partner guess which book it is from. They write down the facts about the book the phrase came from on the worksheet including why they chose the book.
Affect or effect? Ensure, insure or assure? Here’s a presentation that focuses on commonly misused words that sound similar yet have different spelling and meanings. The homonyms are defined and then examples are presented. Consider augmenting the presentation with a practice exercise.