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Polishing Narrative Writing
Eleventh graders brainstorm personal experiences and create journal entries that reflect these experiences. They select and develop one of these journals into a personal narrative. They revise and edit their narratives through peer response writing and editing groups.
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High schoolers engage in a variety of activities in order to increase knowledge about The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. They build a model of the ear and demonstrate to the instructor the anatomy of the ear and explain the dynamics of hearing loss.
Every Day Edit - Jim Henson's Muppets
Read about Jim Henson's Muppets! Cut this worksheet in two, so that each learner can have a bell-ringer activity. As they read the excerpt, they correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling errors.
Activities for The Great Gilly Hopkins
In this activities for <i>The Great Gilly Hopkins</i> worksheet, 6th graders use a time zone map to answer 8 word problems, then use the suggested research topics to learn more about things mentioned in the story.
In this using extrapolations worksheet, 6th graders use data analysis to answer nine questions about data prediction and extrapolation.
Students examine the concept of American Communication and technology. In this communication activity, students work in small groups through to complete a variety of lessons and activities that enable them to understand how media is transmitted from one form to another.
Bunraku and Western Puppet Theater: A Comparison
Young scholars compare and contrast puppet theater traditions. For this cultural traditions lesson, students watch film clips of bunraku puppet theater in Japan and then research the art of puppet theater in the world. Young scholars share their findings with their classmates by completing 1 of the 5 listed follow-up activities.
Students gain an understanding of shapes and patterns using Interactive Math Journey while reviewing the names of shapes and colors.
Students create a travel diary for a class trip. They collect "souvenirs" from the trip and illustrate in their diaries things they saw and liked it. They create a journal entry about their trip, as well.
Television and Teens
Students discuss the relationship teenagers have with the television. In groups, they watch different excerpts from various television shows and note every instance of violence including children. They also discuss the instances of stereotyping on television and how it influences those who watch it. To end the lesson, they identify ways they can reduce the amount of television they watch.
Up in the Sky
First graders associate events and objects with day or night. They create a word bank and use is as a reference to create sentences about the sun. They conduct sun-themed experiments and art projects.
Students investigate their knowledge about HIV/AIDS and read an online article about treatments that have been prolonging lives of sufferers. They create media campaigns to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.
American Indians, European Settlers, and Colonial Arkansas
Students identify the interdependence among various ethnic groups in early Arkansas history. They illustrate timelines and visit historic sites. They make maps of the site and give class presentations.
Abuela's Weave Teacher's Guide
Students read and response to the book, Abuela's Weave. In this African-American literature instructional activity, students discuss pre-reading questions, that focus on family traditions and make predictions about the text. Students read the text and discuss the character traits and draw illustrations of their favorite characters. Several other writing activities are included with this literature unit plan.
Cultural Discovery Through Mexican Literature
Students compare and contrast traditional literature in Spanish; reflect upon the cultural uniqueness of Mexico; familiarize themselves with poetry, songs, etc. from the Mexican culture; and recognize themes in Mexican literature.
Ninth graders are introduced to the concept of self esteem - both high and low. Through role play, a hands-on activity and responding to literature, 9th graders explore the issues of self esteem.
Where the Wild Things Are
Students experience the book, Where the Wild Things Are in many different ways across the curriculum. This clever lesson has ideas for math, geography, language arts and visual art.
Students identify factions in society. They determine the problems of factional activities. They finally predict benefits of the factional activities.
Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Public Good
High schoolers examine the acts of famous athletes. They record the information they collect on to a chart to share with the class. They identify the benefits of private action to help the common good.
Spanish Days of the Week/Counting
Learners practice using the Spanish words for the days of the week and numbers. They use a calendar to help them with the activity. They also demonstrate their ability to say "tomorrow will be" and "yesterday was".