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Students draw self-portraits on die-cut crayon patterns after hearing the poem "A Box of Crayons" in this Art instructional activity for the elementary classroom. The instructional activity is ideal for celebrating Martin Luther King Day and includes extra resource links.
In this reading comprehension skills worksheet, students read a brief selection titled "Blue Memories" and respond to 4 multiple choice questions.
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a passage titled "Ready for Summer Camp," then complete 5 multiple choice comprehension questions.
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a passage and complete a set of 5 multiple choice comprehension questions.
Students watch a video about wild stallions and conduct research about wild horses and wildlife photography. Students explore the relationships between animals and humans and conduct Internet research about the treatment of wild horses in the United States. Students create a mock newscast about their findings.
Students study the issues surrounding the Tiananmen Square Massacre through student-produced newscasts. They read, "China after Mao" to understand the intellectual and political climate of the times surrounding the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
First graders each add a different item to a classroom salad while discussing the connection to a multicultural society. They also create a friendship web with yarn by each of them contributing some unique quality about themselves. They read some literature about cultural awareness and make a collage of themselves.
Build on the concepts of shared and repeated subtraction division. The teacher guides the class through using both methods for solving a word problem, including formulating an equation. After pairing off for independent practice, one partner uses shared division to solve a problem, the other repeated subtraction. Then then compare answers to see if the result is the same, and recalculate if not.
This units gives students 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.
Students use structural analysis and context clues to determine meanings of words. They play a game to decode, read, and comprehend written text . They treat others with kindness and fairness and include others in learning and play activities.
Learners determine the origin of everyday words. In this language and literacy lesson plan, the teacher identifies words that students use that have roots in another language, then learners work in pairs to determine the original languages of words. Then, students complete an activity finding the origins of English terms.
Students study health facts while playing a game of croquet. In this croquet lesson, students record the answers to health questions on a clipboard as they shoot their ball through the wicket. An example of a health question is "How does physical activity help you in school?"
This thirteen page data analysis worksheet contains a number of interesting problems regarding statistics. The activities cover the concepts of average measurements, standard deviation, box and whisker plots, quartiles, frequency distributions, and lines of best fit.
Students investigate unit conversion. In this unit conversion instructional activity, students will build models of square and cubic centimeters using grid paper and generate formula tables for converting units of area and volume. The tables will be used to solve real-life problems.
High schoolers reflect on the events that lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s. In this history lesson plan, students explore the conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union revolving around missiles in Cuba, then answer reflection questions about the topic.
Students discuss conflict resolution. In this conflict resolution lesson, students listen to a scenario in which a boy has to listen to his "inner wisdom" to solve a problem. Students discuss this idea and role-play in groups to ensure their understanding.
Geometry can be fun when you read books like, Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy. Using the book and concrete objects, pupils will identify basic 3-Dimensional shapes and their properties. They will then use a digital camera to capture and create 3-D shapes trading cards. What a fun way to get to know all the 3-D shapes!
How are the active and passive voices different, and when should you use each one? The first page of this two-page worksheet 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.
In this geometry instructional activity, 6th graders use a compass and a straight edge to recreate the path of the a basketball during a game. They follow 3 sets of directions to draw the bisectors of lines and the angles that are described.
In this eighth grade activity, 8th graders solve problems that represent the grade level expectations for mathematics in New York State. The twenty-four page activity contains sixteen free response questions. Answers are not provided.