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Students, who are novice teachers, use he iSight camera and iChatAV to explore the effectiveness of alternative science teaching strategies in their preservice science methods course.
Sixth graders read chapters 3 and 4 of the book On My Honor and use the reciprocal teaching strategy to discuss it with each other. In this honor lesson plan, 6th graders also complete vocabulary activities and discuss honesty.
Young scholars examine honesty and trust. For this language arts lesson, students journal about whether they would trust a character from On My Honor to be their friend and why. They share their responses then continue reading in the book. After reading, young scholars complete an SOPQ. Students will break into groups to practice the reciprocal teaching strategy and complete a decision web.
Sixth graders use the reciprocal teaching strategy to review what they have learned about the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages lesson plan, 6th graders also work on their Middle Ages festival project.
Students research Eakins' teaching methods. They incorporate research to prepare and present a verbal argument. They understand and articulate a perspective and develop their own opinion.
Engage your class in a lesson that is concerned with the development of skills in the realm of teaching strategies needed for Social Studies. They will participate in delivering content using several strategies that are demonstrated by the teacher. There are many fabulous strategies that can be used with other lessons.
Drop everything and check out this amazing resource! It includes everything a teacher would need to teach a child how to summarize text and compose written summaries. It begins with goals and vocabulary and then provides page after page of research-based and evidence-based strategies that are proven to effectivly teach comprehension through summarization, sequencing, plot events, key details, and main ideas. Also included are graphic organizers, story maps, and worksheets that can be printed and used in conjunction with each outlined teaching strategy. Fantastic!
Carefully balanced, developmentally appropriate spelling lessons and expectations can keep young writers focused!
Here is a lesson that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson's procedures include conducting interviews with members of the community and designing an oral report on what was learned throughout the process.
Main Idea Lesson Plans can help teachers make identifying the main idea of a passage a breeze.
Your class has just begun reading Jacob Have I Loved, and they're coming upon the fifth chapter. Pause their reading and have them complete a KWHL chart (not included) to detail what they've learned from the novel's beginning. An example chart is included with a few potential observations. 
Students consider Rafe's classroom secrets and teaching methods.
Students participate in various activities through the school week involving the high-frequency words on their word wall in order to increase familiarity with reading and spelling the selected words. In this word wall lesson, students first write down the words, write a dictated sentence including the words, and find words that rhyme with the Word Wall words. At the end of the week, students take a quiz on the selected words.
In an interdisciplinary exploration, trace the development of West Nile fever and Lyme diseases. Pupils discover how these diseases are contracted. They collect statistical data and analyze trends.
Tips for self-mentoring that will help you to continuously improve as an educator, whether it’s your first or twentieth year of teaching.
How does PBL differ from a basic thematic unit? Discover the answer to this important question. A bulleted comparison is made between each type of teaching method, example projects are included, and a full "how to" is laid out in an easy to follow format. Four great hand chosen lessons are included.
High schoolers conduct a series of experiments to investigate density, buoyancy and climate. For this math lesson, pupils design and build a hot air balloon to demonstrate convection. They research and write a paper about solar chimneys.
Use magazine cut-outs or pictures from the Internet of various animals with different coverings to pass out at the beginning of this science lesson. Using these visual aids, your young scientists will observe and share what they know about the animal they picked. Next, they complete the animal handouts provided. Lastly, use the computer program, Kid Pix, to sort animals by their coverings. Tip: If it is possible, contact a local zoo or animal center to bring in real-life animals!
A well-designed lesson on the skeletal system awaits your students. They perform hands-on explorations of common items, view a PowerPoint presentation, and utilize other visuals to be able to identify a hinge, ball and socket, and gliding joint in a skeleton. This is a very engaging lesson which should have your third graders very excited!
Students simulate digging for forensics evidence at a crime site. They choose tools to use in order to reveal the clues and determine whether what they've found is relevant to the crime and how it relates. They write a report about forensics evidence.