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In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Jack Schaefer's Shane. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Shane Study Questions and Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Jack Schaefer's Shane. Students may check some of their answers online.
To This Day Project
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.
STI CAse Studies
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.
At the Aquarium
For this writing equations worksheet, students solve 6 math word problems that require them to write and solve equations using the information provided.
Appreciating Likenesses and Differences
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 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.
"Shh-h-h" Says Mommy
Pupils 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.
Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age
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.
Living in a Digital World
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.
Dark Matter: How Does it Explain a Star's Speed?
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.
Making Connections: Art and Music History
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.
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 in your unit about persuasive or expository writing, and encourage young writers to back up their findings with evidence.
Become a Slam Poet in Five Steps
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.
Grammar Bytes PowerPoint Presentation: Parallel Structure
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.
Using Picture Books to Celebrate Diversity
Help young learners develop social awareness and tolerance by integrating these books into your lessons.
Word Choice - Exercise 12: To, Too, and Two
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.
Are We Safer?
Students discuss the meaning of feeling safe in their environment after September 11th. After reading National Intelligence reports and news articles summarizing the findings about national security, they write letters to their representatives expressing their perspectives on the role of government in keeping communities safe.
New York State Standards
For this math worksheet, students review for the high school exit exam of New York. They solve problems using algebra, geometry, and precalculus. There are 30 questions.