Look It Up!
Sixth graders improve their writing skills by finding, defining, and correctly using new and interesting vocabulary words. Groups of students work together to find, define, and use in sentences ten words with which they are all unfamiliar.
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How Water Pollution Is Cleaned Up
As a follow-up from the previous lesson, young environmentalists discuss the benefits of water filtration and whether or not it's the best option. Other alternatives including air stripping, bioremediation, and phytoremediation are...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Agriculture: It Doesn't Just Happen
After reading an informational text on the Agricultural Research Service, learners research the role of the ARS in Oklahoma. Using reputable online sources, they label a map of the state with relevant areas. Researchers focus on one of...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Analysis: Why It Matters That North Korea Plans to Go to the Olympics
North Korea's decision to send athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics has eased international worries about attending the Games in PyeongChang. Read an article by the Washington Post and adapted by Newsela that sheds light on the current...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Starter Unit: Adjectives and Routines
Hand out this page at the start of the week or project it up on the screen at the beginning of each day for five starter exercises. Pupils can complete one activity each day, practicing with adjectives, antonyms, sentence construction,...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understand Figurative Language: "Play it by Ear"
Looking for a great lesson on idioms? Don't play it by ear, come prepared! With this instructional video, you can review the concept of an idiom with your class and then examine one particular idiom ("Play it by Ear") with creative...
2 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed