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Questions for Inquiry
In this questions for inquiry instructional activity, students read a paragraph and then examine an encyclopedia excerpt. Students respond to 5 short answer questions regarding the information
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Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Research to Deepen Understanding: Research Framework (Grade 6)
The ability to research is a key skill that helps deepen understanding of information, find explanations to questions, evaluate sources, and make connections. Walk sixth graders through the research process involving identifying a topic...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Listening and Speaking Strategies
Everyone needs help being a good listener! Play a round of "Have You Ever?" with your youngsters, letting them walk around the room and find others who have or haven't done things on your self-created sheet. This game can get really...
Pre-K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Book Discussions in a Reading Partnership
Do you have a lot of different reading levels in your class? Pair kids up by level and have them choose a book to read independently. They will make predictions, ask questions, make connections, etc. Consider creating a general reading...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
This Is A Good Activity To Do Following A Unit On Short Stories
To review for a short story unit exam, class members engage in a talk show activity where individuals adopt the persona of characters from the unit's stories, sit for an interview, and answer questions posed by the class. Ask actors to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Generate Research Questions
If your class is new to reading and writing research, this is a great place to start! As the first video in a series of nine on using resources to craft an informational text, your writers are prompted to gather information and consider,...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Asking questions is a natural part of conversation skills, but constructing them correctly in English requires a little more work. Help your learners ask questions using auxiliary and modal verbs with an informative grammar video.
8 mins 3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable