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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 3: Reading and Writing Like a Scientist: Observing Nature, Conducting Research, and Creating a Field Journal Entry

For Teachers 5th Standards
The 15 lessons in Unit 3 focus on the reading and writing skills scientists use while observing, researching, and recording information in field journals. The unit begins with young scientists learning how to observe and to write precise...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson collection asks high schoolers to consider their role in climate change. They study the carbon cycle, the role of greenhouse gases, factors that effect the rates of photosynthesis and respiration, and the services...
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Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, is the focus of a four-video collection hosted by Britt Garner. The narrator discusses biodiversity, evolution, defining intelligence, and other complex topics. As a bonus, she models how to break...
5 Items in Collection
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Evolution and Speciation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of five Nature League videos explores evolution and speciation. Four evolution types, in-breeding, out-breeding, and how engineers have designed technology, household items, and medicines inspired by nature. Host Britt...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Biodiversity in Rainforests of the Western Hemisphere

For Teachers 5th Standards
The literacy focus of this three-unit module is on reading scientific and technical text and writing to inform and explain. In Unit 1, young scholars build background knowledge of the rainforest and the scientists who study them. Kathryn...
1 In 1 Collection
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Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!
2 In 2 Collections
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How to Write Like a Scientist in the Field: Introduction to the Elements of Field Journals

For Teachers 5th Standards
It's time to start journaling. Scholars look at examples of science field journals. They work in pairs to examine and complete a note catcher about a field journal. They then add to an anchor chart by discussing the different features...
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Keeping a Field Journal

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Recording scientific evidence allows for important discoveries and conclusions. A remote learning resource outlines how to create a field journal to record scientific observations. The outline resource includes notation about the...
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Keeping a Field Journal

For Students 6th - 12th
Young scientists begin a field journal by following four steps. A real-world example of an entry showcases the different parts, including location, date, drawings, and more. 
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The Jacket: Journal Templates

For Students 4th - 6th
Ten template pages for a journal activity connected to the race relations novel The Jacket by Andrew Clements are designed to support literature circle/group study of the book. Learners can use the graphic organizers to review what they...
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Making a Field Journal

For Students 6th - 12th
Trowels and brushes are certainly important tools for an archaeologist working on a dig. Perhaps more important, however, is the archaeologist's field journal. Christina Elson, an archaeologist working with the American Museum of Natural...
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Monthly Journal (August and September)

For Teachers K - 6th
Your learners will be eager to delve into the writing process when their journals are adorned with these beautifully designed covers and blank pages.
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Art Journal

For Teachers K - 12th
What a wonderfully creative way to have your class create a class journal. Learners use a variety of materials to design an art journal using collages, drawings, and paintings. An interesting and motivating variation on traditional...
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Nothing But the Truth: Response Journal

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Readers of Avi's young adult novel, Nothing But the Truth reflect on events in the story through a series of journal responses.
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Nature Observations Journal

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
A journal template makes observing nature a breeze. Super scientists identify an interesting object in nature, draw it, list its details, and compose a written descriptions of their artwork. 
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How to Start a Poetry Journal

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Practice makes proficient! Using a journal of their choice, authors organize pages, then begin their writing journey of on-going writing practice in which they compose all poetic forms including diamante, limerick, free verse, and more!
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A Better Class of Journal-ists

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young academics create a current events journal by skimming newspapers for articles that fit defined guidelines for informational texts. After cutting out two articles each week to add to their journals, they write a brief description of...
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Double-Entry Journal Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your learners to the concept of a double-entry journal. Talk about how to connect with the text and model an example for them. Using whatever literature you are working with, have scholars choose a quote and make their own...
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Keeping a Reader's Journal

For Students 3rd - 5th
A reader's journal can help pupils comprehend, connect to, and remember a text. Have them follow the prompts here to write journal entries for any literary text.
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Photo Journal - Creating the Book

For Teachers 5th
The Apple iWork Pages program is utilized to transfer written storyboards into digital format. Eventually, pupils publish their final photo journals. This fine lesson teaches many real-life skills such as: word processing, desktop...
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Metal Magic Journals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Create beautiful Metal Magic Journals with this lesson plan. They are great for keepsakes and gifts! It is also a fun way to learn about wax and metal.
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My __ Grade Writing Journal

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Encourage your class to write their thoughts down. The journal is made up of a cover page, where a pupil can write their grade level and name, and pages for each month of the year.
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WWII D-Day: a Soldier’s Journal

For Students 5th Standards
The Invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day, was one of the most important turning points in World War II. See how the time period felt from the perspective of an American soldier with a reading activity, which focuses on a narrative...
1 In 1 Collection
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Keepers of the Gate Journal and Brainstorm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The second segment of a seven-part series reviews the challenge of determining whether gargling with salt water helps a sore throat. Individuals journal what they know about the challenge and what they are trying to figure out to...

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