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- Cheryl G., Teacher
- Manteno, IL
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Use questioning techniques to interview the "star of the week." The "star of the week" will bring in a bag of items and explain how each relates to him/her. The class will ask questions to clarify as they learn about each week's special guest. Then every learner will write a sentence that tells something about that person in an informational passage.
Aspiring astronomers study stars. They compare stars and explain the relationship between radius, mass, and diameter. By creating a star simulation, they discover how a binary star system's orbit can cause changes in the observed brightness of the system. This is a terrific space science investigation or practical application of ratios and proportions.
This 3-day plan increases the understanding of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars, a historical novel on the Holocaust. It includes KWL charts, popcorn reading, vocabulary building exercises, summarizing, making predictions, letter writing, and creating a PowerPoint or brochure about the hardships of the people at the concentration camps. Associated teacher-made materials may not be accessible, but they are not indispensable.
Phonics is a great tool to teach both reading and writing. Learners are given a star, each star contains a c_c form in the center and vowels on each tip. They use the vowels to fill in the blank between the consonants making a simple cvc word. They write each word they make on a piece of paper. What a great activity! There are 10 different cvc stars for you to print, laminate, and use.
In this fiction books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, popularity of other books at the same time, and more.
After reading Number the Stars, told from the point of view of Annemarie Johansen, encourage your class to review some of the new vocabulary by completing this crossword puzzle. Fifteen definitions are presented, and learners must identify the word that each describes. Unfortunately, neither a list of words or an answer sheet are provided, so you will have to solve the puzzle yourself to find the words.