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Assign a paragraph a day! For the first four days, class members will need to focus in order to improve a paragraph and make it their own. Revision suggestions are given for each prompt. On the fifth day, give writers the chance to compose their own paragraph. Accompany these paragraphs with lessons on how to improve word choice and grammar. Sample revisions are included.
Explore biology by researching adaptation. First, learners research and define a list of insect vocabulary terms and discuss the benefits of each insect characteristic. They then utilize a worksheet to create their own insect and share its habitat, eating habits, and body type with their classmates. A change for your scientists to be imaginative!
Students share their knowledge of creatures that live in caves, then read a news article about new cave animals that have been found in California. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Students explore the environment by creating a poster presentation. In this biome lesson, students identify the characteristics of a desert and the species which inhabit it. Students create a bulletin board based on a specific biome such as savanna, tundra or rainforest.
Tenth graders analyze the setting significance in John Steinbeck's novel, The Pearl. In this John Steinbeck analysis lesson, 10th graders visit the given websites about John Steinbeck. Students take a visual tour of his homes and research his works using the given websites. Students research elements in his novel and write an informational paragraph about the lesson. Students complete geography activities for the novel.
Investigate the life of bugs and how they interact with the environment in this integrated science and language arts lesson. Young scientists construct mini environments in cages in order to make observations. This data forms the basis of research papers and/or imaginary stories about the insect they collect on the school yard or at home.
Students explore biology by writing fictitious stories in class. In this insect life lesson, students identify many different types of insects in the animal kingdom and the classifications they fall into. Students collect insects on a field trip, examine them in class, and write stories using their insect as the main character.