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Students examine North Dakota and its history. In this state instructional activity, students research Thomas Jefferson, the Corps of Discovery, the Badlands, The Peace Gardens, and many other geographical features and famous persons. Students use information gathered to create a web.
Students engage in conversation using the target vocabulary and grammar structure while discussing prices in euro. They also engage in listening and writing skills related to these topics. Finally, students identify and analyze the monetary unit euro and foreign exchange rate used in the target culture and use math to convert prices from euro to US$.
Second graders explore the Rain Forest. In this research lesson, 2nd graders go online to gather information about Rain Forest animals. Students print and use the information to write about the many parts of the Rain Forest. Students are graded using a writing skills rubric.
The multi-paragraph essay is the subject of a presentation designed for high schoolers. Color codes are used to highlight for viewers the different elements found in each paragraph. Unlike some presentations, the same essay is used throughout to illustrate how the various elements work together to produce a coherent whole. If using the presentation as a review, class members could be asked to critique the essay. Also included are two practice exercises.
Students discuss the importance of having good observational skills. Using artifacts, they discuss what can and cannot be told about previous cultures. They use their observations to write a paper about the culture and use the internet to go further into depth. To end the lesson, they complete a packet of worksheets based on their observational skills.
Students create questions for a grammar based version of a Jeopardy quiz game. The teacher assesses student questions and decides which questions should be used in the game. Individuals compete using proper grammar, phonics, and writing skills to earn points.
Bring technology to your novel unit with this lesson, which prompts readers to analyze a book they are reading in a Socratic discussion with their classmates. They create a live blog online in which they can give their opinions and insights into the assigned book they're reading. Afterwards, they utilize podcast software to record their oral reports and present to their classmates.
Fourth graders create onomatopoeia for a variety of things such as a mean dog, a crying baby or a doorbell ringing after exploring word choice as used by authors in selected books. They complete a Word Choice worksheet that is attached.
Young writers use technology and other media to research information on a chosen topic. They explore countries where keypals and e-mail friends are located. Using their writing skills, they correspond with their e-mail friend and exchange opinions on environmental issues with their friends.
Photography is a conduit for helping pupils develop artistic and writing skills. In this lesson, they take photographs, critique each other's photos, and fill out a Google form describing what they have learned.
First graders observe school events depicted in photographs. They write sentences or captions describing the picture. Using computer technology, children create a slide show presentation of their classroom experiences to be shared with family and friends.
Here is a comprehensive stereochemistry exam for advanced chemistry kids. In the 101 problems, there are short answer, multiple choice, and drawing questions. Topics include chiral and achiral molecules, enantiomers and diastereomers, asymmetric carbons, meso compounds, and more! Hopefully it contains everything that you would want to assess. 
Narrative essay writing is the focus of a series of exercises that model for learners how to not only read a narrative, but how to also examine the techniques fiction writers use to create a setting, develop their characters, representaction, and establish a theme. Class members listen to examples from Grapes of Wrath, Tillie Olsen’s “I Stand Here Ironing,” and Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief, and then respond to question about the selections. Step-by-step directions for the various activities, discussion questions, and a resource list are included in the richly detailed plan.
Equip your high school writers for the rigors of timed persuasive writing by employing the preparatory ideas available in this exercise. Learners use persuasive essays, provided by the educator, to acquire how to identify persuasive writing, and determine what side they would support in a given argument. They dissect the essays, and place their findings on the provided worksheet. Their responses include when and where each side used logos, pathos, and ethos, and how it contributed to persuasion; essential skills for today's writing curriculum.  
Imagine you need to be a substitute teacher in a classroom that helps learners with visual impairments, and you have no idea where to start. Here is a complete, easy to follow, and insightful teaching guide to aid you in teaching English or ELA to your non-sighted students. Tips, techniques, online journal links, and links to teaching materials make this an excellent resource to get you started. Ideas for active engagement are outlined to help you understand your role as an educator of the blind.
Third graders develop writing skills. In this beginning, middle and end of a story instructional activity, 3rd graders understand how the sequence of events develops the story. Students work in small groups and act out parts of a story they write. Students focus of the main character and their importance in the story.
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
Students practice multiplication facts and write a persuasive letter. In this multiplication and letter writing skill building lesson, students use a magnetic fishing pole to fish for multiplication facts, then write a letter explaining why magnets are important.
Integrate this essay-writing contest into your high school classroom to develop writing skills and encourage international study.
Write and work with authors on the Scholastic Website to promote the recognition of various genres.  Young writers will participate in activities based on the type of writing such as biography, descriptive, folktales, mystery, news, and speech writing. Links to resources are provided and many extensions ideas are offered.