Learners use the Internet to research and discover information about expeditions that were formed to observe the transit of Venus. In groups, they work together to present information about the expeditions and create a visual aid.
6th - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Making Inferences
Making inferences is an important part of reading any text, but especially text that conveys information. Equip your middle schoolers with this educational skill through a series of activities that focus on making inferences based on...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Simple Machines Design Project
Make your work as a teacher a little easier with a physical science project on simple machines. After introducing young scientists to these devices and identifying their different uses around the school, this project engages children in...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Informational Text Features
Everything you need to know about informational text features can be found in this resource. Recognizing these types of text features and how they are used in text allows readers to better understand information. Teachers can use this as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Short But Sweet
After analyzing and evaluating news summaries found in the New York Times "Week in Review" section, middle schoolers study the steps for summarizing a news article briefly and accurately. They write two news summaries: one on a newspaper...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Making an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words
Work on using transition words in context by prompting elementary and middle schoolers to write their own persuasive essays using transition words. They explore new forms of transition words and examine how they are used in an editorial...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Informational Writing: Lesson 2 of 5
Introduce expository writing to your elementary learners. Young authors write a three-paragraph informational paper using the steps of the writing process. They follow guided lessons to experience each of five steps. Included are tons of...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the backgrounds, qualifications, and platforms of the presidential candidates for the 2000 election. Though the instructional activity is outdated, the activities within the informational text could be good practice for your...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Transition Words and Phrases
Begin the lesson by modeling how to connect two sentences with a transition word. After doing five examples together, have learners work together to correctly edit a list of sentences provided. Finally, learners look back at their past...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed