Students use this puzzle to practice 2-digit addition. There are two puzzles: one without regrouping and one with regrouping. These puzzles make a great math station/center as students are able to independently check their work. Students can also use this resource as a math choice for when they finished their work.
This is a modification of the Illustrative Math lesson, "Ford and Logan add 45 + 36," https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/2068. This lesson was used with a tier 3 fourth grade intervention math group to help students develop their understanding of place value and use of tens language when adding two digit numbers. I modified it to meet the students' needs by adding ways two other students (Sarah and Tammy) solved the problem: Sarah said, "I know 4 tens plus 3 tens is 7 tens; 5 ones plus 6 ones is eleven ones which is 1 ten and 1 one so 4 tens plus 3 tens plus 1 tens is 8 tens and the one left so the answer is 81." Tammy said, " 45 plus 30 is 75, plus 6 more is 81." Students analyzed and discussed all four methods and compared them to their own methods. I then had students practice using the tens and ones language (like Sarah) for some more addition problems without using place value blocks or models.
This episode features Spelman College student with ADHD who is acing the test when it comes to confronting mental health challenges. Experts offer tips to identify red flags and respond positively to help children with mental health challenges. We introduce “Difference Maker” Dr. John Rhodes, a prominent cardiologist who might never have become a doctor without his own dyslexia diagnosis.
This resource is a word and picture sort for students to practice using Spanish adjectives that represent properties of matter.
This is an informational text (two pages) on various animals that inhabit the savanna of Africa. Animals discussed are single paragraphs containing 3-4 sentences. A student multi-standard question packet is attached along with the teacher answer key.
Explore the conditions and circumstances of Alexander Hamilton’s youth and the strengths he carried with him into his adult life. He rose from being a poor boy in the Caribbean, to a key leader in the founding of the United States government.
As a culmination, students are encouraged to reflect on their own lives and think about how, like Hamilton, they might translate their childhood experiences into success later in life.
K-5 Lesson about plants. Objectives include 1) Identify and describe the parts of a flowering plant
2) Differentiate between types of plants
3) Describe the needs of plants
4) Define the term photosynthesis
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Students are introduced to the term alliteration and asked to create their own examples of alliteration as well as find examples of alliteration in poems. When students understand the concept of alliteration, they are given a handout that explains the assignment of writing a headline poem. The assignment requires each student to create a headline poem using words that they have cut out from magazines and/or newspapers. The poem must contain at least 25 words, be written in complete sentences with correct punctuation, stick to one central theme, and contain at least three clear examples of alliteration.
This website by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health teaches students about alternative health practices. The website breaks down alternative health practices into 4 broad categories - nutritional, psychological, physical, and other. Then, it provides specific examples of alternative health practices in each category. By clicking on the specific example, the website redirects you to a page that defines and describes that practice in more detail. This website is great because it provides diagrams; charts; embedded links to additional information; general alternative health practices; and alternative health practices specific to groups like military personnel, cancer patients, and cancer survivors. As an interactive activity, students can separate into small groups. Each member can research a specific alternative health practice like massage therapy, acupuncture, or meditation. After a brief time window like 10-15 minutes, the students can share their findings with the group in the form of a Prezi, Google Slides, or speech. The goal of this activity is for students to become familiar with alternative health practices, be able to list and discuss specific practices, and possibly use some of these practices in their lives.
This DBQuest activity has student explore and analyze primary source documents (preambles and introductory text of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution) to begin to understand the thinking behind the formation of our United States govenment.
Instructor Notes: Teachers can assign this content to their students in iCivics account and then Clicking the Assign button on this activity. Teachers will then have the option to add a Class into iCivics OR Sync a roster from Google Classroom. This will allow teachers to see student's responses. There are also Downloadable Resources available to support this learning activity.
This resource is a full tutorial on the organelles of an animal cell. The online animation includes interaction with the organelles. As you click on the organelles their function and definition pop up along with relevant animations. After completing the organelle tutorial the site offers an animal cell organelle game to check a student's understanding along with a quiz.
This resource could be used as a precursor to direct instruction allowing student's to explore the organelles and their function prior to a formal teacher led lesson. This could also supplement students who may have been absent during the organelle lesson or are in need of further individualized instruction on the organelles. This tutorial could also be used as a culminating review for students to check their understanding of the organelles, their function, location and definition.
This is a resource to classify different animal species. See pictures and facts about animals around the world. Search specific landscapes and animal types.
This text set focuses on the Anishinaabe names for the Wenabozho Ominisan. Wenabozho is an important Anishinaabe figure, a trickster. Ominisan is the Anishinaabe word for islands. Wenabozho Ominisan (the islands of Wenabozho) is the Anishinaabe way to refer to what is also known as the Apostle Islands archipelago.
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In this 3-act play for mathematics, students are presented with a question, "How many cubes are needed to balance the beam?". The students will then watch a short video, answer some questions, and then determine solve the mathematical task using division of fractions. This 3-act play would be appropriate to use to introduce division by a fraction or as an assessment of learning after instruction.
This 3-5 hour lesson through Google's Applied Digital Skills allows students to conduct research while learning about the credibility of sources. The resource includes lesson plans with 4 activities and an assessment rubric.
In this lesson, students will engage in an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. This activity is linked to Standard 7.G.B.4. Students will use their understandings of the area of a rectangle to make sense of and informally derive the area formula of circle. This activity has students cut circles (paper plates) into sectors and recompose into a rectangle (approximately). This is a link from Geogebra that provides a great visual of this activity. https://www.geogebra.org/m/RUqSMrjn
This is a 3-Act-Task in which students will solve the problem 58 x 14.
No guidance is given as to how to solve the task, so student can invent a strategy that works for them. Solutions may include arrays, repeated addition, traditional multiplication algorithm, area models, etc.
Discussion should be centered around student strategies and efficiency.
For information on how to implement 3-Act-Task lessons, visit: http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2013/teaching-with-three-act-tasks-act-one/
This free ESL lesson plan on artificial intelligence has been designed for adults and young adults at an intermediate (B1/B2) to advanced (C1/C2) level and should last around 45 to 60 minutes for one student.
This website has National Standard aligned lesson plans, courses art teachers (and others) can take for credit or professional development, and online magazine, videos, and art conferences.
They cover art: advocacy, assessment, classroom management, creativity, technology, curriculum, differentiation, Instructional strategies, media, techniques, methods, approaches, organization, philosophies, and professional development.
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