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Students investigate the great philosopher Socrates and the influence he has had on our world ever since his death. In this Greek Philosophy lesson, students identify several great thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle and Aristophnes. Students complete a fill in the blank worksheet about Socrates' life.
Eighth graders study words the contain consonant blends and consonant digraphs. They identify the blends and digraphs in word lists. They read a portion of Socrates identifying words that need clarification and answering comprehension questions after the reading. Finally, the complete vocabulary and fluency practice.
Ninth graders review consonant blends and consonant digraphs by examining word lists. They complete a dictated spelling assignment of 20 words that contain digraphs and blends. In the text comprehension section, student read portions of Socrates while looking for unfamiliar words, and completing comprehension questions. Next, they read the poem, High Flight, using proper inflection and by creating a mental pictures.
Eighth graders explore how to write a summary. They discuss the purpose of writing a summary and review the steps used in writing a summary. Students review the format used to write a summary and they make a keyword outline of "Socrates." They write a summary of the text.
Eighth graders examine long and short vowels and patterns in the direct instruction phonics section of this instructional activity. They work on summarizing the second and third paragraphs of Socrates using keyword outlines. Finally, they review a list of sight words and a word parts chart.
Ninth graders examine word lists that contain consonant blends and digraphs. They circle the blends and digraphs in one set of words and the digraphs that are blended with consonants in another. They study the FLOSS rule spelling rule. Next, they complete a keyword summary of a selection of Socrates. Finally, they review a 1000 sight word list.
Students comprehend the definition and uniqueness of life and its complexities. They examine what characteristics constitute a living organism. Students recognize the extent of the role nanobacteria play in the movement and molding of life as we perveive it today. Theey debate the possibility for the existence of life on other planets.