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8th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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8th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion. Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards for History.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
Formative Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Learning Task
Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
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This three-session lesson focuses on characterization. Students determine how a character's traits reveal particular character traits, using a list of adjectives as a guide. Then, they write descriptions of those characters. Characters from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone are used for modeling.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Book Report Alternative: Hooking a Reader with a Book Cover
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This project could be used as a Book Report alternative or as a creative way for students to express their comprehension of a short story.  Students would create a book cover as a single page, or as a complete book jacket.  Teachers could identify the particular information they would require for the full project to be placed in certain sections of the jacket.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of English
Date Added:
11/17/2015
E reading Worksheets
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This resource offers ELA teachers over 100 exercises to teach a variety of Common Core lessons.  The following are included:  reading comprehesion, figurative language, genre, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, point of view, text structure, and writing.  The exercises have standards attached, and often there is a power point to present the lesson.  It is also organized by grade level, making use for teachers extremely efficient.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
EREADING WORKSHEETS
Date Added:
01/17/2017
Improve Comprehension: A Word Game Using Root Words and Affixes
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Students practice analyzing word meanings by learning root words and affixes. They use the Internet to define root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Next, they get in groups to design a Make-A-Word card game using a prefix, root word, and suffix. Students reflect on their learning by analyzing the game and the importance of knowing prefixes, root words, and suffixes.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Date Added:
11/12/2015
LINCS Vocabulary Strategy
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LINCS vocabulary strategy is used to help with students struggling to learn new vocabulary words.  It helps students learn the meaning of new vocabulary words using memory-enhancing techniques.  The strategy steps help students to focus on the critical elements of the concepts: to use visual imagery, associations with prior knowledge, and key-word mnemonic devices to create a study card; and to study the card to enhance comprehension and recall of the concept.
The Parts to the LINCS Strategy: The LINCS Strategy stands for: L = List the Parts I = Identify a Reminding Word N = Note a LINCing Story C = Create a LINCing Picture S = Self- Test

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Learning Task
Provider:
Prezi Inc.
Date Added:
11/12/2015
Vocabulary and Academic Language
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The following presentation was used during an in-service session with secondary educators. It provides information on how to explicitly teach vocabulary to students across the content areas. This presentation also provides information on how to use vocabulary log notebooks with students.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Maggie Schumacher
Date Added:
08/02/2019