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What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your classroom about real-life stress. After reading the article, have your class complete one of the suggested extension activities such as writing a news broadcast, adding to a blog, or even creating a map of the brain.
Beginning a persuasive writing unit with your middle schoolers? Approach it through something that persuades us all: advertising! Through studying video and print advertisement, your class will practice Common Core skills for reading informational texts. They will also sharpen their narrative writing prowess as they study and craft emotional charged stories meant to persuade. Includes several handouts that are sure to help any ELA teacher lead up to a more in-depth persuasive writing unit.
Learners identify the times when they are susceptible to stress. In this stress lesson, students chart information individually but share it with their small groups. Learners keep track of their daily activities for one week and mark when they feel stressed. Students also use the acceptable form included with lesson.
Second graders determine stressors in their life and how to cope with them. In this stress management lesson, 2nd graders define stress and stressors and give examples. They watch a power point presentation about stress management and as a class they discuss coping skills and physical reactions to stress. Students write down three coping skills they use, share something that makes them feel stressed and construct homemade books.
Students identify the major stressors within their teenage peers. For this stressful survey lesson, students research and brainstorm stressors in their lives to formulate a survey. Students type a completed survey using the computer. Students also conduct their survey of their specific subset and formulate a hypothesis as to major stressors of their peers.
Learners listen to a brief description of stress including an emphasis given on distress and eustress as well as a description of the emotional and physiological understanding of stress. They then get into groups of 4 or 5 standing in a circle formation. When the music stops, the student with the ball describes a daily or small stressor to his or her group.
Ninth graders explore factors that cause stress. They identify stress factors and how to deal with them. They role-play differences in cultures and equity issues and how they are affected by them. They record stresses they have and rate them. They complete job applications and research ways to volunteer in their community.