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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 review strategies used to read unkown words. They listen as the teacher reads sentences using a variety of reading fluencies and expressions. They read assigned parts of the play, "Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer" by Aaron Shepard. They practice reading their parts with fluency and expression.
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.
Two areas of the arts are addressed in this series of terrific lessons. Sixth graders look at artistic styles and create pieces of art that represent each period. The music lessons focus on the same time periods. Learners listen to, and compare works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic time periods. This 21-page plan has everything you need embedded in it to allow you to successfully implement the lessons with your young art lovers.
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 instructional activity! 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.
How are the active and passive voices different, and when should you use each one? The first page of this two-page activity contains the rules and several examples. On the second page, your grammarians will be able to put pen to paper as they convert sentences from active to passive or from passive to active.
This units gives high schoolers opportunities to * Research the history and patterns of French settlement in Louisiana * Discover three types of music (New Orleans jazz, Cajun, Zydeco) which are representative of the Francophone presence in Louisiana. * Make connections between the rhythms of the music and those of the French language.
As the title suggests, this activity is designed for a foster care therapy group. C.S. Lewis' novel provides children an opportunity to discuss life issues vicariously through fictional characters. However, the discussion questions and activities included in the plan could easily be adapted to any classroom.
Learners design a detailed drawing of their family crest. They incorporate imagery that's relevant to their family's life. Students consider the variety os shapes for the family crest- circles, ellipses, and triangles. They represent their family name in their crest. Learners use contemporary lettering styles and script.