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First graders study the characteristics of butterflies and examine their life cycle in this unit of six lessons. They examine the anatomy of the butterfly, learn the associated vocabulary, and watch the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly as they raise the caterpillar larvae. As they watch the metamorphosis, they write a daily journal entry.
Students explore animals that are endangered. They choose an endangered animal that they would like to keep from becoming extinct. Students create a persuasive presentation to persuade someone to understand why they feel keeping their animal from being extinct is important.
Middle schoolers discover dialects and write a fable, modeling Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn."  In this interdisciplinary unit on birds, students discuss dialect and personification used in the tale.  Middle schoolers write a fable, using dialect and personification. This lesson plan has an accompanying math and science component.
Students create an idea for environmental artwork for installation somewhere on school property.
First graders experience quarter and eighth notes through song and rhyme and chant repertoire, and use appropriate rhythm syllables to identify and demonstrate quarter and eighth notes.
Students are introduced to the concept of a community. In groups, they research the history of their community and identify situations that need resolving. They end the instructional activity by completing a community service project and reflect on their experiences.
Sixth graders are introduced to the characteristics of homonyms. In groups, they are given points in the baseball game when the homonyms are matched to the correct definition. To end the lesson, they practice spelling the different homonyms with a partner.
Eleventh graders write a personal reflection of a historical document. After accessing a digital copy of "The Crisis," they examine the community's reaction to the events portrayed in the story. Students use the information the have gathered to write an essay documenting their reflection on what they have read.
Students explore the Encyclopedia Britannica Reading Activities and participate in various pre-reading, vocabulary, comprehension, and assessment exercises. The program includes quizzes to help gage students' understanding.
Young scholars write a persuasive letter and create a poster about pollution and conservation. In this pollution and conservation lesson plan, students learn how humans are the number 1 cause of pollution.
Students investigate the many forms of Haitian art. They compare the art of some different cultures, religions, countries, and philosophies. Students also read the biography of an artist to build context for a particular piece of artwork. Then they write reflectively about the artwork and the artist.
Eighth graders investigate the concept of artifacts that are collected as part of a research study. They conduct research using a variety of resources that are used to create subjects for role playing. Students work to complete a worksheet to focus the information search.
Pupils are introduced to the novel Sing Down The Moon written by Scott O'Dell. Throughout the book, after each chapter is read, class discussions and journal writing is incorporated into the unit.
Sixth graders will be able to identify a mathematician and correctly answer higher level questions. They classify and produce characteristics and facts and creatively answer synthesis questions.
First graders learn quarter and eighth notes through rhyme and chants. In this rhythm lesson, 1st graders sing folk songs or chants while performing beat motions. Students learn quarter and eighth note rhythms and practice singing that rhythm.
Students analyze the elements of community in literature. They discuss which elements of the story showed that it was a strong/weak community. Students each pick one of the important sentences to illustrate.
Second graders discuss and list verbs that describe what they have done. They discuss the "-ed" endings. Students read the story "Wake Me in Spring." They complete a worksheet by drawing and labeling three more activities from the story. Students participate in center activities that reinforce past tense verbs.