Students participation in a simulation bank activity based on how well they do in classes. Students are rewarded for paying attention and doing things carefully in class.
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Vocabulary Unit 5.3: Hobbies and Activities, Food and Drink
Combine your class's hobbies with food and drink in a vocabulary worksheet. After filling out a timetable and deciding which activities occur in school and after school, kids use a word bank to complete sentences about various types of...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fairies and Folk
Disney versus Grimm? To launch a five-week unit on fairy and folk tales, class members compare modern versions of these classic stories with more original versions. The richly detailed unit, while largely teacher led, encourages middle...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
The year is 1835. The issue is the legality of the removal of the Cherokee people from Georgia. The question is whether the Cherokee should be forced to move to the Indian Territories. After examining and annotating primary and secondary...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Matter of Prejudice
Kate Chopin's moving short story, "A Matter of Prejudice" prompts a discussion of the effects of prejudice and discrimination. After reading the story, class members use evidence from the story and their own experience to consider the...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative lesson. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class whiteboard....
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson Two: The Earth, Introductory Activities
Determine what young pupils already know about earth science with a brainstorming activity. After class members work together to complete a KWL chart about the Earth, they craft an acrostic poem to demonstrate their understanding.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable