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In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Jack Schaefer's ShaneStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Jack Schaefer's ShaneStudents may check some of their answers online.

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Bring bullying out into the open with an involved lesson surrounding the animated version of Shane Koyczan's spoken word poem "To This Day." Class members discuss images related to bullying and watch the video without sound. They write a brief piece about bullying and perfect their work for homework. The next day, the class watches the film with sound and homes in on specific lines in the poem.
After showing they quick-paced featurette on the breaking of bonds, hold a discussion using the accompanying Think questions. Complex molecules are broken down into smaller molecules during digestion. There are six main molecules that are more commonly found: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur, or CHONPS. This is an outstanding lesson to use when introducing your class to elements for the first time.
Bullying. It is a prevalent topic in our society today, and it is something that occurs far too often among adolescents and school communities. With incredible animations and powerful narration, explore the real consequences of bullying. This is a perfect resource to initiate discussion or use as a writing prompt, as many of your learners will surely relate to this video or will find connections to their own communities.
Students evaluate case studies in which a person is exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. They read, discuss and answer questions based on four different case studies which involve herpes, HPV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.
In this writing equations worksheet, students solve 6 math word problems that require them to write and solve equations using the information provided.
Students listen to the story, THE CRAYON BOX THAT TALKED by Shane DeRolf and partcipate in a class discussion about why the crayons disliked each other. They discover that people are sometimes like the crayons in the story and may not like people that seem different from them.
Students rotate through six crayon stations to explore color through literature, by mixing colors and using various crayon techniques. They investigate how a crayon is made, and participate in a nationwide contest sponsored by The Crayola Company.
Students identify the digraph /sh/ in written and spoken language. After a brief discussion the independent and combined sounds of the phonemes /s/ and /h/ students practice identifying initial and final placement of the new digraph /sh/ in words and phrases.
Mix things up in your physical science class by introducing mixtures. The three types are defined: suspension, colloid, and solution. It all depends on the size and type of the involved particles. With attractive animation and an engaging narrative, viewers will be fully immersed in mixtures. Consider following the lesson with the making of a macaroni salad lunch!
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe to the free membership on the publisher's website, you will also have access to comprehension and discussion questions, as well as links to other related resources. 
What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Is it the same as face-to-face communication? In small groups, learners discuss the differences between digital and non digital life, how they are different and what each environment can offer. They then complete an at-home assignment where they document how much time they spend using computers, phones, or other such devices. When they reconvene, they discuss what being a good digital citizen means with regard to rights and responsibilities and then they set up a class blog or wiki in order to practice their new skill.
Studying spiral galaxies can make your head spin! With this video, find out how astronomers calculate a galaxy's rotational speed, and how the prediction that the outermost stars slow down does not seem to be true. The mystery may be solved by the presence of mysterious dark matter. Perhaps by showing this, you can inspire your space scientists to be the one who finally proves its existence! Because of the brevity of the clip, you may want to simply embed it within your own presentation.
With the use of a model rocket kit, aspiring aerospace engineers work cooperatively to construct and launch a rocket. A preparatory reading assignment is included, covering Newton's laws of motion and information about the first commercial spaceships, launched in 2011 and 2012. While your class can build and launch a rocket without this lesson, the reading and the reflection questions make it a valuable addition for your high school STEM or physical science classes.
Teach your class five straightforward steps to help them work on their slam poetry. Beautifully illustrated, the video will catch the attention of your pupils and inspire them to compose their own work. After each step is explained, a sample poem is modified and read out loud. The narrator ends with a recap of the five steps. Check out the additional materials and features in the toolbar to the right of the page.
What is really the best way to get rid of hiccups? Investigate some old wives' tales and folk remedies related to health. Middle schoolers explore the science behind why people might believe these myths to be true and find the real scientific causes or reasons for their effects. Use this lesson plan in your unit about persuasive or expository writing, and encourage young writers to back up their findings with evidence.
When preparing students for standardized tests, this presentation about parallel structure could be a great way to review. Using concrete examples, and providing detailed explanations, students could use this as an independent review.
Students reflect on life. In this reading comprehension lesson students participate in a variety of activities related to creating a positive outlook about life. Students read, write, and make inferences.
A twenty-question worksheet provides practice using the commonly confused to, too, and two. Meet Common Core standards with the help of this resource in your fourth grade classroom. Use as homework or an assessment.

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