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Ice skating, music, hiking, and astronauts - what do they have in common? The four Houghton-Mifflin stories featured in this lesson ("Michelle Kwan," "La Bamba," "The Fear Place," and "Mae Jemison") show pupils that in order to be successful, you have to "give it all you've got!" The lesson details ways to practice listening and speaking ELD standards, as well as reading and writing ELD standards. The lesson is differentiated for three skill levels.
High schoolers identify athletic programs to be cut from school district budget, find out how many students have received college athletic scholarships in past, and interview high schoolers and coaches to find out how scholarship search is going if school has cancelled or cut back on athletics. Students then prepare presentation for classmates and School Board about impact of program cuts on high schoolers' ability to get scholarships.
Students collect financial statements from the district and find out what, if anything,is cut from athletics. Students investigate how many hope to use athletic scholarships next fall. Students interview students, their parents and coaches to find out how the scholarship search is going if your school has cancelled or cut back on athletics.
Students read a story called Athletes Need to Make the Grade to Play and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current events college athletes and academics lesson plan, student respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, alphabetizing NCAA sports, and taking an online quiz matching NCAA schools with their nicknames.