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The art activities found here have learners take a critical look at the role of women in the domestic setting. They analyze Berthe Morisot's The Cradle through a guided discussion. Then they paint men and women in traditional domestic roles. Tip: Extend the discussion to included how roles have changed over the years, and then have them paint domestic life as it was in the 1800s and how it is now. 
Discover your inner microbe with this short online quiz. Kids can answer a few short questions to find out with which microbe they have the most in common. As a class, kids could group themselves with like microbes, then teach the rest of the class a few of the traits of their microbe. Young zoologists begin to understand how diverse the microbial world can be. If you do not have access to a computer lab, there is also a flipbook version of the quiz.
Help young readers learn to read and interpret complex text independently. Teach young children to ask interpretive questions and use the text itself to answer them. Use art, word play and drama to provide a deeper understanding of stories. Richly detailed, the scripted five-day plan uses an annotated version of Grimms’ The Fisherman and His Wife to teach these essential skills. A great resource.
What do a bicycle and the life cycle have in common? Cover this and more with the series of cross-curricular activities included in this plan. Learners do everything from making bracelets that represent the life cycle to checking out the Farmer's Almanac to conducting various related scientific experiments. Considering the large amount of standards the resource cites, there could be more detailed procedures.
As your authors prepare to write a hypothetical novel, they need all the inspiration they can find! Using a book they have already read (and enjoyed), learners complete a literary analysis by filling in eight short-answer questions. Then, they read an example of a book talk (like an advertisement to get people interested in a novel) and write their own in the space provided. Your class can present these book talks to each other in groups or during a gallery walk.
Learners read an article on trapped miners in Chile. In this social awareness ELL lesson, students read the details about how 33 miners had to be rescued in Chile when they got trapped underground.  Activities that reinforce the information in the article include class discussion, vocabulary, brainstorming, a grammar worksheet and a spelling test.
Fifth and sixth graders engage in a series of activities which show them the importance of using different types of measurement strategies. One of the primary goals of the lesson is to show learners that measurement is helpful in many areas of real life. Area and perimeter are two of the measurements which are focused on the most. Some outstanding worksheets are included in this plan.
Use this resource to explore the issue of immigration in the classroom. Learners read a story about a man from Mexico who immigrates to the United States. After reading El Guero by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, learners use structural clues, such as Latin and Greek roots, to answer questions about the story. They also complete activities involving sequencing and cause and effect.
Kids get artistic as they explore the impact of art materials, sculpture, and performance. They discuss the work of Janine Antoni and then create a performance piece that reflects social or global issues they feel strongly about. The end result should be an empathetic, thoughtful, and highly engaging experience for the entire class.
The oxygen needed by our bodies to burn during respiration of glucose is obtained by ventilation. The anatomical structures involved in gaseous exchange are drawn and labeled. The explanations are excellent for a review, or for a student with no prior knowledge. This is a detailed and lengthy video.
First graders participate in a lovely center-based lesson on how to properly begin and end a written sentence. After a class discussion on how sentences should begin and end, learners are split up into four groups. They are assigned to one of four centers, and spend the next few days rotating between the centers. The excellent activities that students engage in are clearly described in the lesson. A terrific plan!
Nearly all students have seen pregnant women and may have questions about human development. Intended for secondary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, this instructional activity defines the process of pregnancy  in a developmentally appropriate way. They define the term pregnancy, sort a collection of images depicting pregnant and not pregnant women, brainstorm differences they see, then discuss fetal development. The Miracle of Life by NOVA is suggested viewing.
Use O. Henry's ubiquitous tale of love and poverty to explore irony. After reading the story, middle schoolers identify examples of all three kinds of irony in the story. With partners, they brainstorm original examples of irony. Then the pairs merge into larger groups to create and present skits that demonstrate irony based on the ideas they developed. 
Young scholars complete a unit with cross-curricular activities to learn about a healthy body and maintaining their health. In this health lesson, students complete 8 lessons to learn about good health, a healthy diet, healthy foods, healthy habits, sanitary health, exercise, and the health professions.
In this identifying idioms online/interactive instructional activity, students choose idioms to replace the words and phrases in parentheses in sentences. Students choose 55 answers.
Use this reading comprehension assessment to prepare for a state test, or to assess your students' reading. After reading a four-paragraph passage, young learners answer seven questions on literary devices, tone, and author's purpose. An answer key with thorough explanations of each answer is included.
In this National Napping Day instructional activity, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions, surveying, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for National Napping Day.
In this Drowsy Driver Awareness Day instructional activity, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, correct word choosing, multiple choice, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities on Drowsy Driver Awareness Day.
In this animal sorting activity, 5th graders first match animal pictures with their names and a fun fact. Students must then fill in 15 blanks based on information given on the matching cards.
Students generate plans for a fictitious road trip.  In this time management lesson, students investigate the most effective way to travel the country arriving at specific cities.  Students create their plans based on time and distance. 

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