Ask An Expert
Learners invite community members to visit the classroom and interview them about water in the community. Students prepare for, conduct, and follow up an interview and record their responses in their Water Journals.
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Grade K Literacy in Social Studies: Thinking About Families
Family is a wonderful subject for little learners to get excited about. Family is also the theme for a social studies unit that uses literacy standards throughout. The guide outlines approximately three weeks of instruction and breaks...
K English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Science Talk: How do Bullfrogs Survive
Following the reading of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the ninth lesson in this unit involves emerging experts in a science talk about how bullfrogs survive. Looking back through the text, young scholars prepare for the...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
Change Adjectives into Adverbs
What do you need to turn an adjective into an adverb? Sometimes you need an -ly, but there are other endings. Ask your learners to change the endings of 29 adjectives in order to transform them into adverbs and complete the provided...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Patched Heart: A Gift of Friendship and Caring
Learners read and discuss a book about asking others for help. In this social skills lesson, students read the book The Patched Heart: A Gift of Friendship and Caring by Helen E. Stewart and answer question before and after reading the...
2nd - 3rd Health
Informative/ Expository Writing
Elementary schoolers are charged with writing an article for their peers. A class discussion yields topics about which learners consider themselves to be an expert. The teacher models how to construct an article by using facts he or she...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Asking the Expert about Dinosaurs
Students view images of dinosaurs on book marked web sites and select one that they would prefer to investigate. Younger students e-mail questions about their dinosaur to polder students who act as experts and respond to the communication.
K - 5th English Language Arts
Lesson: Before You Go...Travel Recommendations from the Experts!
Here is a lesson that sounds like a lot of fun. Kids discuss the artistic elements and motives for the painting, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. To get the scope and scale of this oversized masterpiece, they use butcher paper and the...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Do you speak to your parents the same way you speak to your friends? The differences between formal and informal language are highlighted in this exercise. Groups are asked to select a scenario and script different dialogues that might...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable