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The story Hansel and Gretel is used to build new vocabulary in context. The class reads the story together. They then focus on 2-3 new vocabulary words, using the context of the story to help define them. This lesson is fully scripted which makes it a great tool for substitutes and pre-service teachers.
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.
Feeling bored and unimpressed with word choice in your class? If so, consider this activity, which focuses on using specific and precise language. Pupils use highlighters, brainstorm independently and in small groups, and create a poster in order to improve awareness of word usage. Handouts are included.
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.
Here is an interesting and engaging instructional activity on the lungs and the respiratory system. In it, fourth graders should gain a better understanding of how the lungs work and the role they play in supporting life. Some good, in-class partner activities regarding heartbeat and pulse are especially rich.
Students identify and evaluate Korea's role in inventions in Asia. In this Korean Invention lesson, students complete a chart of innovations and discuss where they are from. Students read about Korean inventions and complete a chart. Students discuss their findings and create a timeline of Korean inventions.
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.
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.
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.
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 lesson 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.
Bring Edgar Allan Poe's spooky story to life! After reading the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart," middle and high schoolers identify the theme, character traits, irony, and other story concepts. During pre-reading, they take notes, underline key passages, and circle unknown words. They finish by writing a three-page reaction and review of the story.
Three pages containing 51 true and false questions make up this nervous system review. The major topics listed at the top of the test mention a film strip and a laboratory activity, but the questions appear to be answerable without having to have seen the film or participated in that particular lab. The content, however, is aimed at an advanced biology curriculum.