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Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Eye Contact While Speaking

For Teachers 4th - 8th
You want to make eye contact when speaking; not scanning so much, but randomly looking at various people. Your audience will feel a connection when eye contact is made. A British speaker demonstrates as he speaks to the camera.
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Song: Eye Contact When Greeting

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
When you say hello to someone, look at their eyes! Set to the tune of "When You're Happy and You Know It," this activity helps learners on the autism spectrum build a valuable social and conversational skill. 
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Non-Verbal Communication

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Many developmentally disabled young scholars struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This lesson contains fun activities and exercises, such as...
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Speech Rubric

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
From content and language to eye contact and body language, this rubric includes the most essential criterion for reviewing a speech or oral presentation. Ratings are based on clear and concise standards displayed in the Excellent column.
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Listening During a Conversation

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
What does active listening look like? Learners identify basic rules for listening carefully to others, such as maintaining eye contact and commenting appropriately, and then evaluate different examples of conversations on a worksheet to...
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Creating a Visual Component for the Speech: End of Unit Assessment Preparation and Practice

For Teachers 8th Standards
Eye contact, volume, pronunciation. Working with partners, scholars practice presenting their speeches about the best food chain. Additionally, they choose a visual component to support their end-of-unit speech. 
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Performance Task: Two-Voice Poem Readings

For Teachers 7th Standards
Eye contact, volume, and pronunciation are key ingredients to a successful presentation. Pupils present their two-voice poems to the class with their poetry reading partners. Next, to wrap up the unit, scholars use a worksheet to reflect...
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Using Multimedia in Presentations: Preparing to Present Claims

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewEye contact, volume, pronunciation are all parts of a great presentation. Scholars create visual displays to clarify the claim for an upcoming presentation about whether the American Academy of Pediatrics should increase its screen time...
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Watch the Road Signs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What makes a good speaker? Upper elementary learners practice oral fluency by working with a partner to read nonfiction books. While reading, they practice using correct tone of voice, making eye contact, and speaking clearly.
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Enhancing Your Presentation Skills

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Watch Doug Jefferys present on presenting skills! From a conference-type venue, Jefferys speaks to an audience about the fear of public speaking and how to overcome it. He indirectly refers to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, making eye...
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Listen To Me!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young learners need practice speaking comfortably in front of others. Post a list of oral speaking tips on the board during this unit. Over a week-long period, they create a story from their interview sheet and present it to the class....
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The Teller of the Tale, Part 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice use of volume, stress, pacing, enunciation, eye contact, and gestures needed to meet the needs of the audience when presenting their own tales based on Chaucer. They receive teacher and student feedback and prepare to...
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Communication Skills: Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore communication techniques by participating in speech role-playing activities. In this conflict resolution lesson, students identify the keys to being a good communicator such as listening, eye contact, and the tone of...
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Public Speaking

For Teachers 4th - 12th
As a quick and easy way to review public speaking skills, this resource could be used in an upper elementary or higher-ed classroom. It offers simple strategies like maintaining eye contact with the audience for three seconds. A teacher...
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Lesson Plans and WebQuests

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners review an overview of mediation techniques and listening skills. They practice good listening skills which are needed for the mediation process and discuss icebreakers in pairs to better utilize good listening skills.
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FACS: Communication Games

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students practice sending and receiving messages (nerf balls). They practice eye contact, focusing despite distractions, nonverbal communication, getting along with others, problem solving, and listening skills.
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Golden Rules Poster

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
The first step to good classroom management is establishing clear guidelines or rules. Here are eight printable posters that will help you get your class on the track to good behavior. Each poster contains one simple rule such as,...
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Simply Speaking

For Teachers 3rd
Emerging orators distinguish between effective and ineffective public speaking strategies. They read a text that fits in with a Native Americans unit and speak about the text with both ineffective and effective volume, tone, phrasing,...
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Understanding Money & Banking: What is Money?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Paul McKeever, leader of Ontario's Freedom Party, discusses money and banking while driving in his car. He definitely explains things clearly, but your learners may be distracted by his lack of eye contact and the moving background.
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Friendship Begins with A Smile

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the emotions behind different facial expressions. They explain how it feels when someone smiles at them and practice smiling and speaking to someone with eye contact. They also demonstrate the characteristics of active...
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Gold Standard

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If all the mined gold in the world was melted across a football field, it would rise 5.4 feet. That's just one interesting fact pupils learn when using the debate topics website to determine if the United States should return to a gold...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Teachers 11th Standards
Scholars analyze words to determine the central idea of the poem My Last Duchess. Pupils begin by discussing homework and then form pairs to work through a list of questions about the poem. Finally, they complete a brief writing prompt...
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Are You Listening?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars practice effective listening skills. In this character education lesson, students identify effective listening skills, such as giving eye contact. Young scholars practice good listening skills in pairs and compliment each...
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Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving: Dav Pilkey Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students perform humorous stories, plays, and poems in Twas the Night Before Thanksgivingusing eye contact, volume, and clear enunciation. In this early childhood language arts lesson, students perform for one another.
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Listening Well

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students demonstrate good listening skills. In this listening skills lesson, students identify the signs people give when they are actively listening, such as eye contact. Students practice good listening skills in a an interview activity.
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Listening and Hearing

For Teachers K - 1st
Students develop listening skills. In this listening skills instructional activity, students work in pairs to practice active listening skills by making eye contact, nodding, and using gestures.
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Exploring a Teaching Career Through an Energy Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After learning how to dentify information on energy and its conservation. your class can work in groups to create an activity and lesson plan for elementary high schoolers, teaching all about energy and its conservation. Students...
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Saving Energy at School

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Schools spend more money on energy than computers and text books combined. Pupils divide into five groups to learn about the energy used by your school. Each group researches a different aspect related to electricity such as appliances,...
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The Cost of Electricity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does it cost more to use an electric range or a refrigerator for an hour? Scholars learn how to calculate the cost of electricity in a variety of household appliances. The focus is on the calculations and understanding that even when...
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Energy Pioneers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Which electricity pioneer made the largest contribution to where we are today? Pupils select a scientist or inventor to research and present to the class. From Celcius in 1701 to Ed Hammer in 1976, many scientists contributed to the...
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Uncovering a World at War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Has media always had an influence on public policy? After researching and reading news articles written during World War I, learners understand the influence of communication and media. They discuss articles in small groups and as a...
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Drama Warm Ups

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Here's a 15-page packet packed with ideas for warm-up activities that can be used for drama classes or in content courses. Each activity is coded to indicate materials needed, space requirements and appropriate audience. A great addition...
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Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
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Exothermic, Endothermic, and Chemical Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists can't observe bonds breaking or forming, so how do they distinguish between exothermic and endothermic reactions? Young scholars complete two experiments to do just that. They monitor temperature change and calculate the...
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Narrative Writing Lesson

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders experience the stages of process writing, work cooperatively, to critique and to incorporate software tools to enhance writing and problem solving skills.
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BBC Learning English, Writing (Culture)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
Include this writing worksheet in your lesson about essay organization. After anwering five questions regarding their culture, middle schoolers use their responses to form the basis of a five paragraph guide to their culture. Each...
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On the Road Again

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars read to their peers from selected texts. As one person reads, the other person listens to his/her peer, noting tone and fluency. Afterward, they reflect on each other's reading. There is a guided reflection worksheet...
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Writing Personal Narratives

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Encourage your pupils to write about personal experiences with regard to participating in activities that don't involve media. Start off by reading several of the included poems and modeling how to write about a memory. Class members can...
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The Indian Removal Act: Was it Constitutional?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Pairs conduct an Internet search for a series of primary and secondary sources pertaining to the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia. Armed with information gathered, teams then debate whether the Indian Removal Act was...
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Government Final Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What is the right to privacy? Does censorship violate the First Amendment? Should a school reflect the religious values of a community? These are just some of the great research topics regarding civil liberties that are suggested in this...
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Persuasive Speech

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Everything from adoption (Should single parents or gays be allowed to adopt?) to video games (Do violent video games cause violence in people?). Individuals select a controversial topic "presently open for debate," and prepare a five- to...
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Self/Social

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Body language, our perception of others, and how to make a better impression socially are the focus topics for this lesson, which is part of a 23-lesson series on building important life skills. Learners complete a questionnaire on...
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The Stanford Prison Experiment

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Do people readily conform to the social roles they are expected to play? Do these roles shape behavior and attitudes? After reading a brief summary of Philip Zimbardo's simulation that has come to be known as the Stanford Prison...
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Criteria for Evaluating Debate Performance

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Behind every successful debate is a list of clearly stated criteria. Let your debaters know exactly how their performance will be evaluated with this packet that details the content, preparation, structure, and grading policy that will...
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Conversation Visual Prompts

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Help learners understand the importance and proper placement of non-verbal communication using these visual prompts. This set includes graphics to remind students to listen (ear), keep personal space (ruler), use the right facial...
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Do people live up to (or down to) stereotypes? After reading a short article describing the results of two studies about stereotype-based expectations, class members use the provided discussion questions to launch a discussion of...
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Making Predictions #1

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
How can you tell what is going to happen next in a story? Learn to make predictions with five sections of stories. Kids read the beginning, and then write what they believe will happen next. Additionally, they provide evidence for their...
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What is Bullying?

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What is the definition of bullying, and how can you deal with it? Elementary and middle schoolers discuss verbal, physical, social, and cyberbullying before talking about strategies to avoid and stop bullying in their school.
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The Peer Advocacy Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teasing, mocking, and disrespect can be the hallmarks in the life of those with disabilities. Disrupt the cycle of abuse with a toolkit designed to turn peers into advocates for all those who are bullied. Everything needed to create a...
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Santa Cruz Island Restoration Narrative

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would you be willing to do to save an animal from extinction? After re-viewing a video about the restoration of the Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island, individuals adopt the point of view of one of the key players in the debate and...
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Negotiation Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
What's the most effective way to get what you want? Middle schoolers practice negotiating without arguing in a instructional activity focused on clear communication.
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Responding to Conflict: Active Listening

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Did I hear you right? You need a great lesson on active listening? Through large- and small-group activities, learners differentiate between poor and excellent listening skills. The resource, 7th in a series of 15, focuses on active...
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Communication, Day 2: Assertiveness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Having social skills and being able to assert yourself in a positive way is so important. High schoolers with mild to moderate disabilities engage in a series of activities to practice assertive communication and social skills. Perfect...
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What is a class hearing and youth summit and what do they have to do with the presidential election?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After researching the presidential election process, class members develop questions and interview voters about their choice of candidate and the issues that concern them.
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Poe Readers' Theater

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore creative interpretations of literature! Groups work cooperatively to create a dramatic presentation of one of Edgar Allan Poe's poems or short stories. Using the actual text, they incorporate figurative language, dialogue,...
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A Guide to Getting Along: Listening

For Teachers K - 3rd
Here is an effective way to have your charges practice and model important listening skills. After a short review of effective active listening concepts, such as using body language, summarizing what the other person said, and asking...
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Speak a Little Clearer!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
What are the characteristics of effective public speaking? Emerging orators choose a fairy tale to present orally to the class. After modeling yourself, divide the class into small groups, having them critique each others' oral...
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Lead Up Skills fo Tchoukball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A simple lesson to practice the throwing and catching skills for the game of Tchoukball. There are several warm-up activities to have the class practice tossing a ball around. Then the main drill is organized much like a basketball...
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Lesson Plan 2: So What's a Novel, Anyway?

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
What makes a novel a novel? Class members select a favorite novel, record their impressions on a worksheet, and then come together in groups to discuss the elements common to narrative writing. Next, they identify the characters, the...
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Oral Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Practice public speaking in this oral presentation lesson plan. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech. Afterwards,...
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Speak Up

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Bring back some of your favorite kids for this lesson plan. Emerging speakers observe older learners making effective and ineffective oral presentations. They discuss each presentation and then prepare a speech of their own to deliver to...
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SHARING

For Teachers K - 1st
Students share something important to them and focus on the development of good verbal communication skills. They ask questions and give the speaker time to elaborate on the item.
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Listening Positions, Please

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice using effective listening skills as they listen to oral poetry readings.
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Homemade Barometer

For Teachers 5th - 8th
To reinforce the action of air pressure, have your meteorology pupils construct a barometer. They place the barometer into a closed system, a miniature atmosphere if you will, and notice the movement of the needle on the homemade...
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Interjections

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Teach your class that they can use interjections to make their writing more interesting. Individuals read a selection of sentences from their book using great expression and then explain to the teacher how interjections can make their...
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Renaissance Biographies

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Listening to a selected read aloud and using multiple research sources, your class will research a major figure of the Renaissance. They then will write a biography of the individual chosen and review and edit a partner's biography using...
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Coast-to-Coast Book Design -Part 2: What is Design?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the concept of design, and identify items in their lives that have been designed. They explore the concept of book design and create and arrange their own page layout.
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Enough to Make Your Head Spin

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars investigate the world of nonverbal communication by analyzing body language around the world.  In this cultural communication lesson plan, students research the Bulgarian language and how we could easily misinterpret their...
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Calendar Time

For Teachers K Standards
Use circle time to work on counting. Kindergarteners practice the months of the year, say the full date, chart the day's temperature, count to 100, and sing the alphabet song. This kind of daily routine cultivates deep roots for...
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Crab Soccer and the Navigator

For Teachers 4th - 10th
A typical physical education crab soccer game just for the fun of it. Included are several ideas for accomodations and modifications.
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Having an Academic Discussion on The Hunger Games

For Teachers 8th Standards
Introduce your class to the Socratic seminar ground rules with an inner circle/outer circle discussion of the first 10 chapters of The Hunger Games.  Class members view a video clip of the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games and...
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Childish Pride

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create skits based upon Greek myths that depict excessive pride. During the presentation of their skits, 6th graders complete a graphic organizer to help them compare and contrast story elements from each of the myths.
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Listen Up

For Teachers 12th
Improve communication skills by completing listening and speaking activities. Twelfth graders work in groups to create a speech about themselves. Students use a rubric as their guide for the speech and create quiz questions about their...
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Virtual) Poetry Slam

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a "virtual poetry slam." This project can easily be implemented at any grade level where students have created short pieces of personal writing. They write, edit, and revise a short piece of poetry or personal writing.
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Express Yourself

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Youngsters practice retelling a part of their favorite Native American tale to a small group of their peers. Peer partners assess each others performances. To keep comments positive and constructive, consider giving your class sentence...
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Making Movie Predictions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your kids practice public speaking by giving an oral presentation. They present reflective essays to the class which they have written through the guidance of a previous lesson plan. This is the third lesson plan in a series of...
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Lead Up Skills for Tchoukball

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners investigate the basic skills needed to play the game of Tchoukball. They take part in various activities focused on mastering skills of throwing and catching the ball. The lesson includes diagrams for drills that the teacher can...
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Let Me Tell You a Story

For Teachers 9th - 11th
After reviewing public speaking strategies and observing models of good public speaking, class members research and develop a topic for a three to five-minute speech, and then deliver the speech using proper public speaking techniques....
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Extemporaneous Speeches

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Practice writing a speech by analyzing examples. Middle schoolers research the six steps needed to write an extemporaneous speech by reading a portion of Oral Presentations Made Easy. They write and deliver a speech in front of their...
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Was Goldilocks Innocent or Guilty?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders act out a mock fairy tale trial. They use a fairy tale like "The Three Little Pigs", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "Hansel and Grete"l, and/or "Little Red Riding Hood".
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Strong Verb Image Makers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use description language to clarify ideas and create vivid images in an essay focusing of strong verbs. They discuss weak verbs and explore that the better image the words create, the better the reader understands the text.
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SAVE OUR EARTH

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research current environmental problems in order to develop and deliver an oral presentation. The presentation persuades the audience to act on the student's point of view on the issue.
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Reader Response Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write Cinquain poems about a novel.
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Take Time To Listen

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine and demonstrate effective listening and speaking techniques. They complete a listening activity by following step-by-step directions given by the teacher, identify ways to communicate clearly, and demonstrate...
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Topic: Persuasive Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine what makes a speech persuasive. In this speech lesson, students recognizes what is needed to make a good persuasive speech and create their own persuasive speech about something related to the human body.
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Modernism Introductory Lesson

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students compare and contrast images of American and Muslim women.  In this Modernism lesson plan, students look for changes in society and its values.  Students create a Venn Diagram showing similarities and differences in a slide of...
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Cause and Effects: SOL Strategy Practice and Myth

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders analyze several folk tales in class. In this storytelling instructional activity, 3rd graders read the story Prometheus and identify the characteristics of a myth that make it different from a traditional narrative....
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Enough To Make Your Head Spin

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine body language in the United States and Bulgaria. They also discover other forms of communication. They also examine a map of Bulgaria.
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Anti-Bullying Efforts in the Elementary Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Help prevent bullying from ever beginning with these simple strategies for implementing class meetings.
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Water Sources in Cape Verde and West Africa

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young explorers study the scarcity and importance of a continuous supply of fresh water in Cape Verde. They research the five main ways that fresh water is obtained in these countries. Each research group prepares a presentation, and...
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Purchasing Items Using the Next Dollar Strategy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Drill and practice is the method of teaching for today. Special needs pupils practice rounding to the next dollar value when purchasing an item at the store. They are shown flash cards with a monetary value, they then have 3-5 seconds to...
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Cultivate Active Discussion of Assigned Texts

For Teachers 5th - 7th
A flexible and adaptable method for opening learners up and engaging every individual in on-topic conversation.
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Socratic Seminar Questions/Observation

For Students 8th - 12th
Prepare participants for a Socratic seminar by asking them to not only design questions for the discussion, but to also observe an assigned partner during the seminar. A great way to encourage student-led discussions.
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Contributions of Famous Americans; Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars investigate U.S. history by researching Abraham Lincoln's achievements. In this Presidential biography lesson, students practice writing letters and stories explaining the accomplishments of President Lincoln during his...
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Persuade Me

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Practice persuasive writing and speeches with this lesson. Middle schoolers brainstorm the components of presentations by watching videos of sample speeches (if available), and ways the people delivering the speeches demonstrate correct...
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Active Listening

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Ensure that your pupils listen to one another in constructive ways by introducing them to active listening skills through discussion, role playing, and partner work.
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Show and Tell

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students practice their speaking skills by sharing information during show and tell about one object. Before giving their speech, they must analyze the relationship and space between them and the audience. They are evaluated by a...
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The Little Red House

For Teachers K - 1st
Students participate in developmental activities. For this developmental lesson, students listen to the story "The Little Red House" and participate in activities that develop gross motor coordination and fine motor coordination skills.
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Tissue Paper Designs

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the colors in the color wheel and complete a tissue art activity that includes a minimum of three different colors from the color wheel and two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. They discuss...
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Punnett Squares

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how traits are passed to their offspring using Punnett Squares. They demonstrate how a Punnett Square works by physically moving around boxes taped on the floor, representing the different traits of chicks and...
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Romeo and Juliet Project

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Romeo and Juliet worksheet, students choose one of four final projects to complete after reading Romeo and Juliet.  Students may choose a project in which they design costumes, draw a blueprint of the Globe Theater, or create...
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Seeing Both Sides of an Issue

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars practice the skill of seeing an issue from different points of view.
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Who Fed the Chickens?

For Teachers K
Students use the Ella Jenkins' song "Who Fed the Chickens?" to study the pronouns I, you, we, she, he, and they. After singing the song a few times, students utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan to gain practice with pronouns, and...
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Vacation Destination

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students participate in a role play where they are travel agents and must sell their assigned state to the rest of the class. They collect and present information in persuasive speeches to make their fellow students want to take a...
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Tracking Down Meaning in Great Expectations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are assigned an unique theme, symbol, or character in Great Expectations. They becomes the class expert on that facet of the novel while learning the basic skills needed to write a research paper.
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Inventing New Tall Tales

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a tall tale character and write a story about him.
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Controversial Character

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students analyze a controversial character from a literature selection. Working in small groups they analyze the character's involvement in the story and how it relates to real life experiences using an included rubric. Each group...
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Writing Similes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify and write similes. They define simile and discuss different examples, and with the help of a thesaurus, write original similes that compare the colors of crayons to objects or feelings. Students copy their rough...
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Character's Qualities

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders analyze the a character's qualities and the effects of these qualities on the plot and the resolution of the conflict in the story "The Pigman and Me." They develop a list of the qualities, discuss if these qualities were...
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read "Green Eggs and Ham" in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday and visit a storymaker website. Students create and type a three scene story using characters from Dr. Seuss's books and share their story with the class.
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Journalism Reporting for "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students write a news story using incidents and descriptions from the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. They work effectively in teams to edit and evaluate the newspaper articles and then present the newspaper article to the class....
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Indispensable Tiger

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars listen to the story "Indispensable Tiger". They then orally explain the conclusion of the story and discuss and write about how the tigers in the story relate to them. Finally, they clarify why is is important to listen.
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ADULT ESOL LESSON PLAN--Skills Necessary to Listen, Speak, Read and Write Effectively

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students, using a basic word picture dictionary, review the vocabulary terms on the board in conjunction with the picture dictionary and tie the two together for placement association. In addition, they practice using key grammar words...
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Getting to Know You

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers introduce themselves utilizing an alliterative descriptor. They begin building a nurturing learning community and follow multi-step directions for preparing applications and completing forms. Each student also...
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Little Engine That Could Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Young scholars retell the story The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. In this early childhood lesson plan, students identify the various trains featured in the story, focusing on the descriptive words. Young scholars then create...
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Recycling: Creative Uses for Items

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders list creative uses for old objects. In this recycling activity, 3rd graders work in groups to brainstorm creative, new uses for old, everyday items. This is the first activity in a unit on recycling.
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Counting Skills: Chicka Chicka 123

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice their counting skills. In this counting skillslesson, students listen to Chicka Chicka 123 by Bill Martin, Jr. and participate in activities that require them to count by 10's.
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Communications: Vocabulary Skills

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English vocabulary skills worksheet, learners answer 6 multiple choice questions regarding communications-related words.
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Images Draw You In: Communication

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders analyze images.  In this images draw you in lesson plan, 3rd graders view a poster and discuss their ideas about its meaning.
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We All Need Speed Limits

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Pupils consider fluency and speed of reading. In this speed limits lesson, students discuss the importance of speed when reading and how the rate affects comprehension and listening skills. Teacher models think aloud as a strategy.
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How Do I Write a Free Verse Poem?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read free verse poetry. In this language arts lesson, 3rd graders read examples of free verse poetry and create their own free vers poems.
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Lesson 9: Communication - Day 2: Assertiveness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Appropriate assertive and non-verbal assertive communication is the focus of this lesson designed for the special education classroom. Using mirrors, class members practice assertive responses to a variety of situations.
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Understand Job Search Techniques

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
So you want a job and don't know where to look first. Well, here are so quick tips on where, how, and what to look for in your job search. You'll learn the networking do 's and don'ts, how to make contacts, and how to land a job at a...
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Independent - To Be Or Not To Be

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars examine national symbols of freedom and speech strategies. They study the constitution, forefathers, and the Declaration of Independence.
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BBC Learning English, Listening Comprehension

For Students Higher Ed
In this specific listening comprehension worksheet, students listen to an audio file and then choose the best answer to 15 corresponding multiple choice questions. Students then respond to four questions about non-verbal communication in...
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Little Engine That Could Lesson

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars read The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and create the trains featured in the story. In this reading comprehension lesson, students create cardboard trains resembling The Little Engine That Could, painting them...
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Understand Procedures for Gaining Employment

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Want your upper grades to land a job right out of high school? They will after they take a look and discuss the contents of this very useful resource. How to complete a resume, fill out a job application, write a cover letter, and do...
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Creatively Creating Expository Essays

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students, after reading Fahrenheit 451, brainstorm inventions that could have been in the novel. They present their invention to the class and writing an expository essay about their creation.
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Writing to Reflect on African American History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students perform in a play demonstrating and event or significant individual in African American history. They research significant events and individuals in African American history. They write and present visual presentation that...
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Speaking and Listening

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What a terrific presentation! It takes learners through a step-by-step explanation to create a new type of chocolate bar, advertise the product, and design a presentation. This is a creative way to get your class writing and thinking...
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Back-to-School Night Basics

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Ease your fears about Back-to-School Night with practical planning ideas that are sure to make your event a success.
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Job Search: Body Language During Job Interviews

For Teachers 11th - 12th
This may be a short and simple lesson, but it is really quite important. Help your upper graders get ready for interviews, work place communication, and life. They role-play to see and show the differences between good and bad body...
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"We Few, We Happy Few": Motivational Speech in Henry V

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Class members may "think themselves accurs'd" when they first hear of an assignment that asks them to create a motivational speech. After studying the Saint Crispin's Day speech from Shakespeare's Henry V; however, they will count...
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Creating a Power Presentation

For Students 6th - 8th
Use this packet of materials to support your pupils as they plan, create, and present slide shows. Included here are graphic organizers and checklists for each step of the process: planning the presentation, outlining the presentation,...
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Lesson 8: Communication - Day 1: Non-Verbal Communication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As part of their study of communication skills, class members practice using verbal and non-verbal techniques to appropriately express their feelings.
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Social Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Every culture has a set of social skills one must learn to establish and maintain relationships. Some of these skills are particular to a culture and some are universal. Class members practice using appropriate language, polite manners,...
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Fantasies and Myths

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine different types of literature, specifically myths and fantasy. They listen to "The Giving Tree", identify in which genre of literature it belongs, and view several myths on a website. At end of lesson plan, 4th...
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Giving An Oral Book Report

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars study techniques used to give an oral book report. They read their book, plan their thoughts, and write their report. Students present their book report to the class.
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Finding the Story Setting

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss important things to know when reading stories, identify setting in variety of stories, create story map to record information as they are reading, state setting in their own words, discuss whether they thought...
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Think On Your Own Feet

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders have one minute to prepare a one-minute impromptu speech on a topic that is randomly selected. After a lecture/demo, 4th graders give their speeches, and also act as reviewers of their classmate's speeches.
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Where I'd Love To Be

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore how to use a thesaurus to find new words in their writing. They create an organized way to answer questions on a worksheet. They create a story using the worksheet.
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Promoting the South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominees

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders recongize and analyze different components of a piece of literature. They must also practice their oral communcation skills by reading a book to an audience.
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Word Roots

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discover that for some words, the definition is actually in the word and that much of our language is derived from Latin and many words have Latin roots. They look at the definition part of the worksheet and go over it...
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Cultural Maps

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine map elements. In small groups they create a map of an imaginary country that includes a title, legend, directional indicator, scale, boundaries, capital cities, country name, and icons of five natural resources. ...
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LET'S SHARE #2

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Pupils build group interaction and trust to encourage students to speak in front of the class. Pupils initiate dialogue useing questions.
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Independent - To Be or Not Top Be: Press Conference

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders deliver an oral presentation on the American war for independence to small groups. They use a rubric to give each other peer feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their presentation.
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Dateline: 442 BC Antigone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create and videotape a newscast about the events that take place in the play, Antigone. They perform scenes describing the main events, the main characters and their conflicts.
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Storytelling and Drawing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students orally retell the Yosemite Miwok legends and design accompanying artistic depictions. They discover the various storytelling elements, such as plot and theme.
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Giving a Persuasive Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how to plan their own thoughts, write down specific notes, and prepare to give their speech on a topic from the list. They take a specific side and present their arguments to the class.
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Humpty Dumpty Webquest

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars explore and dramatize the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty." They explore a variety of nursery rhyme websites, and listen to, dramatize, and recite Humpty Dumpty. Students also answer comprehension questions and sequence the...
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Just for Fun: Word Search

For Students 7th - 10th
In this word search worksheet, students search for terms related to interpersonal communication and interviewing for jobs. Terms include body language and job interview terms.
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Little Engine That Could

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students dramatize traditional literature.  In this retelling lesson, students practice retelling The Little Engine That Could and take on roles of the trains in the story.  Students create and display train props to use during their...
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Non-verbal Cues

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Young scholars distinguish between verbal and nonverbal communication. In this communication series lesson, students identify the emotions portrayed by photos shown. They role play examples of good and bad listening skills.
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Athens vs. Sparta

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the important facts about Athens and Sparta.  In this research lesson plan students read an article then fill out a Venn diagram. 
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Opening Statements (Timed Writing) Model Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars review purpose and timing of opening statements in mock trials, discuss particulars of what should be included in opening statements, and write individual opening statements based on facts of their case.
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Body Language in Presentations and Gerunds

For Teachers 5th - 12th
What makes someone a good presenter? Designed for English language learners, this plan has learners read articles and discuss common body language while giving presentations. Consider also showing your class video presentations. 
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Metaphors, Personifications, Similes, and Hyperboles

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss prior knowledge of the terms simile, hyperbole, metaphor, and personification. They then listen to the definitions of each and write a hyperbole, personification, simile, and metaphor to describe a Mr. Potato Head...
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Thanksgiving Timelines

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the significant people, events, and developments in the early history of the United States. They examine a timeline in their social studies textbook and discuss how a timeline works. In pairs they create a...
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Storytelling Model

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine how to model story telling for their classes. They investigate how to learn, rehearse and share stories.
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Using Soap Foam to Alter the Density of Plaster of Paris

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine the density of Plaster of Paris that has been prepared with a foam generated from dishwashing liquids and shampoo.
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Native American Friendship Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students demonstrate the proper steps in sequence to the Native American Friendship Dance.
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The Snowy Day

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders participate in making predictions about the story The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. They use the cover and the title to help them make predictions. They listen to the first half of the story read by the teacher rand then...
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American Revolution Dioramas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the causes and effects of the American Revolutionary War. Using the internet, they research famous people from the War and events. They write a report and create a diorama to accompany it. They share their...
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Preparing for a Job Interview

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the appropriate protocol and strategies for participating in a successful job interview. The participate in a mock interview.
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Peer and Self-evaluation in Spoken Tests: Tools and Methods

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, each take a different role and are to either ask or answer questions. They explore how to effectively evaluate themselves and others.
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Extemporaneous Speeches

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform the six steps of writing an extemporaneous speech including, choosing a topic, researching, writing, practicing delivering and processing.
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How to DO Just About Anything

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners discover how to use a digital camera and how to make a PowerPoint presentation. They practice good listening skills and hear how to make a "Supa Dupa Egg." They take notes and use them to create an effective, step-by-step...
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Author's Day

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Have your learners choose an author to study. One resource link gives a list of approved authors. Scholars read at least three works produced by that author and produce three separate book reports as well as a two-page author report....
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Interviewing Skills

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Prepare your pupils for the world of work and the dreaded interview by providing class members with a resource packet that includes handy tips. After examining the materials, pairs conduct mock interviews and reflect on the experience....
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Seeing Both Sides of an Issue

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine global issues from different perspectives. In this communication skills instructional activity, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to take stances on issues and then consider the support of...
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Getting to Know You

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Need a first day ice breaker? Try this getting to know you exercise. Pupils stand in a circle and introduce themselves. The trick is they add an adjective that describes them and starts with the same letter as their first name. Add a...
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Reaching Your Destinations

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Individuals will read their chosen instructional text aloud to their classmates. Intended to build reading fluency and confidence, this lesson presents a basic presentation project. There are no instructional texts attached or suggested...
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Popcorn Literacy

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Popcorn is a tasty part of a culminating activity designed to motivate readers to share important literary elements. The popcorn fills the inside of a white paper bag that is transformed on the outside into a presentation tool with the...
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Career Project 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help your pupils find some direction with a career research project. Individuals research three careers, using the included graphic organizers to record their findings. They then create a visual aid on a computer and present their...
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Tuck Everlasting Unit

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Natalie Babbitt's award winning fantasy, Tuck Everlasting, is the anchor text in a unit plan that focuses on identifying similes, metaphors, imagery, and personification in the text and analyzing how these elements effect the development...
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Hi, Neighbor

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice speaking and listening skills by greeting and meeting classmates.
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Practice Makes Perfect

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
And the consensus says...Teach your class to use peer feedback to refine public speaking skills. They cut out a magazine picture and develop an oral story about it to present to the class. They share several meaningful objects with the...
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Oral Presentation Rubric

For Students 8th - 10th
In this oral presentation rubric worksheet, students determine their progress and ability to present a topic clearly and concisely in class based on awareness of audience, strength of material, and delivery.
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Nonverbal Communication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of "love currency" through activities. They discuss the importance of quality communication skills as they relate to relationships. They color a picture representing how they, their families, and a friend...
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Communication and Listening Skills

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners explore the attributes of effective communication. In this communication lesson, students determine how to effectively send and receive messages as they role-play the process.
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Impromptu and Extemporaneous Speeches

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students brainstorm and agree on a topic that is interesting to both the speaker and the audience and research it with both tradition and non-traditional sources. They write and outline the body of the speech and translate the speech...
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Developing expression and fluency through recognition of punctuation

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize the importance of punctuation marks and what they are used for, so that their fluency and expression in oral reading will improve. They read paragraphs with the correct expression according to the punctuation within...
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Introduction To Public Address

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a lesson of developing writing skills related to making well organized presentations. They practice speaking the written speeches and are assessed according the organization and clarity of speech. Students also...
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Study of Population Issues in China

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the population issues of China. In this world geography lesson, 7th graders explore this issue from many points of view in order to fully understand it.
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ADULT ESOL LESSON PLAN--Level 3--Obtaining Employment

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students, while examining an extensive list of vocabulary terms on the board, analyze how to exhibit appropriate behaviors and a positive image when going on job interview in order to make a good first impression with perspective...
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Safety Procedures

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders give examples of lab safety procedures that must be followed while working in the lab. In this life science lesson, 6th graders create a visual aide about a safety procedure of their choice. They present their final project...
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So Much Drama

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders create a character and complete a character map study. They work with others in the class to write a 3-5 minute dialogue scene. They then memorize lines and perform their scenes in front of class.
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Respectful Listening

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of respectful listening.  In this listening skills lesson, students discuss and demonstrate good and bad listening skills.  Students work in groups to decide what is easy and hard about listening respectfully. 
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Bag It: Book Report

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students present  visual book reports.  In this independent reading lesson plan, students present model book reports by creating props that were objects used in their book.  Students collect the items in a box or bag to bring in.
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(Virtual) Poetry Slam!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students write, revise and polish a piece of personal writing or poetry. They recite the piece for the class and film their performance. They edit the film adding titles, sound effects and music.
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Rights in the Holocaust: Imagine and Remember

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are introduced to the Holocaust as a violation of personal, political, and economic rights. It is a component of a larger unit on American constitutional government.
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Trees, Trees, and Leaves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research and examine trees indigenous to Florida. They develop a table/chart, draw leaves, design a map of Florida, and prepare and give oral presentations discussing the presence or absence of tree growth patterns.
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Think Fast! What Would You Do If . . .

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use critical thinking and problem solving skills. It allows students to make choices and to use imagination to develop a solution for each problem. Solutions are then presented to the class.
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CHRISTMAS COMES TO CANADA

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders select information from a variety of sources. They complete an outline. They identify different perspectives of early settlers and natives. They create headings, subheadings and bibliographies. They produce a slide show of...
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Assert Yourself

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify various assertive ways to reject offers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. They define "aggressive" and "assertive," identify various assertive behaviors, and role-play scenarios for the class in small groups.
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ADULT ESOL LESSON PLANS--Obtaining Employment

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine all the techniques required to look good for an interview in order to make a good impression and build up of your confidence level to do well on the job. They soon realize that dressing the part is vital to landing a job...
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How much money can you earn?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders survey how to manage money and the importance of it. Students summarize that each day they have the opportunity to earn or lose money. Students provides many situations to present ways of paying bills and money management.
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Interview with a Snowman

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students collaborate with a kindergarten class to conduct interviews. They listen to the book "Snowmen at Night," discuss what kinds of questions should be asked during an interview, and conduct an interview with a kindergarten partner...
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Candy Land

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this activity young scholars pretend that they have been hired by a candy manufacturer to design a box for a new product they are beginning to market. The manufacturer has pre-determined the volume of the candy box. It is the...
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Thanksgiving Traditions

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Everyone celebrates traditions in different ways. Young writers share the ways their families celebrate Thanksgiving with a journal writing prompt and discussion activity.

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