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Civil War 3-D Photography as a Primary Source
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Students will view 3D photographs from the Civil War and use them ...

Students will view 3D photographs from the Civil War and use them as a primary source to help understand the Civil War.   Students will learn to use inferencing to help draw conclusions about the settings, people, and events that are shown in the photographs.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Civil War Trust
Date Added:
04/20/2016
Computational Thinking - Unplugged
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In this lesson, students will learn the steps involved in computational thinking. ...

In this lesson, students will learn the steps involved in computational thinking.  Decomposition, pattern matching, abstraction, and algorithms are all steps that make up the computational thinking process. This process is used in many learning subjects and in real-life learning.  Learners discover how understanding each step can help them as a learner and also nurture a growth mindset.

Subject:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
code.org
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips
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In order to fully comprehend reading materials, students need to understand the ...

In order to fully comprehend reading materials, students need to understand the cause-and-effect relationships that appear in a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. In this lesson, students learn cause-and-effect relationships through the sharing of a variety of Laura Joffe Numeroff picture books in a Reader's Workshop format. Using online tools or a printed template, students create an original comic strip via the writing prompt, "If you take a (third) grader to."  Students use various kinds of art to illustrate their strip and publish and present their completed piece to peers in a read-aloud format.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Date Added:
12/15/2016
A Genre Study of Letters With The Jolly Postman
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In this lesson, The Jolly Postman is used as an authentic example ...

In this lesson, The Jolly Postman is used as an authentic example to discuss letter writing as a genre. Students explore the letters to the storybook characters delivered by The Jolly Postman. They then learn how to categorize their own examples of mail. The Jolly Postman uses well-known storybook characters, from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, as recipients of letters. This children's storybook is therefore ideal for using as a review of these genres of literature and as a means of helping children begin to explore rhyme and a variety of writing styles. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NCTE
Date Added:
11/12/2015
Getting the GIST: A Summarizing Strategy for Any Content Area
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After scaffolding and modeling of the GIST summarizing strategies, students practice getting ...

After scaffolding and modeling of the GIST summarizing strategies, students practice getting the GIST of a piece of text, and then write a brief summary of the text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Date Added:
12/28/2015
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Going Out on a Limb-Plant Communities of Wisconsin Central Sand Plains
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Through a study of the Central Sand Plains region of Wisconsin, students ...

Through a study of the Central Sand Plains region of Wisconsin, students will participate in learning experiences both in the classroom and outdoors, so that they can recognize and identify natural divisions and forest types within this region. Students will learn how the conditions essential for a native forest community can help us make decisions about what foods grow best in our region. They will write a research piece to compare and contrast the life cycles and structures of two plants, one forest and one garden plant) we have studied.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Pamela Bilderback
Kristin Grooms
Michele Crispell
Victoria Rydberg
Date Added:
09/07/2019
Grade 4 ELA Module 2A
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Students learn about what life was like in Colonial America. They go ...

Students learn about what life was like in Colonial America. They go on to study the many roles people played in a colonial settlement and how necessary their interdependence was for survival. Students select one role to explore more deeply through various forms of nonfiction texts. With an emphasis on making inferences, summarizing informational text, basic research (note-taking and pulling together information from a variety of texts), this module will foster students’ abilities to synthesize information from multiple sources and integrate research into their writing. At the end of the module, students participate in several critique experiences during the revision process as they write a research-based narrative that vividly describes an event in a colonist’s life.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
11/13/2012
Grade 4 ELA Module 2B
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In this eight-week module, students explore animal defense mechanisms. They build proficiency ...

In this eight-week module, students explore animal defense mechanisms. They build proficiency in writing an informative piece, examining the defense mechanisms of one specific animal about which they build expertise. Students also build proficiency in writing a narrative piece about this animal. In Unit 1, students build background knowledge on general animal defenses through close readings of several informational texts. Students will read closely to practice drawing inferences as they begin their research and use a science journal to make observations and synthesize information. Students will continue to use the science journal, using the millipede as a whole class model. They begin to research an expert animal in preparation to write about this animal in Units 2 and 3, again using the science journal. In Unit 2, students will continue to build expertise about their animal and its defense mechanisms, writing the first part of the final performance task—an informative piece describing their animal, the threats to its survival, and how it is equipped to deal with them. With their new knowledge about animal defenses from Unit 1, students will read informational texts closely, using the same science journal to synthesize information about their animal. Unit 3 allows students to apply their research from Units 1 and 2 to write a narrative piece about their animal that incorporates their research. This narrative will take the format of a choose-your-own-adventure. For their performance task, students will plan, draft, and revise the introduction and one choice ending of the narrative with the support of both peer and teacher feedback. The second choice ending will be planned, written, and revised on-demand for the end of unit assessment.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
02/02/2014
Mr. Schu Reads.blogspot.com/
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John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu) is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at ...

John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu) is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs®. You could say every day is a giant book party for this teacher-librarian! In fact, Library Journal named him "The Xtreme Librarian" for the high level of exertion – along with some gears and stunts – he uses to get kids reading, and Instructor Magazinenamed him a Cool Teacher for redefining what it means to be a teacher-librarian.
This resource is a link to his Blog. The Blog hosts children's book trailers he has created. He explains "how" he created them.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
English Language Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Reading
Simulation
Provider:
John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu)
Date Added:
04/21/2016
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright
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This resource, produced by the Library of Congress is intended to help ...

This resource, produced by the Library of Congress is intended to help elementary students understand the purposes and functions of copyright. With the help of an animated character, Cop E. Wright, students can view and interact in four different areas:
Copyright Exposed: Features a short cartoon that explains how copyright protects owners.Files on Record: Shows a historical review of copyright law.Reading the Fine Print: Answers common questions about copyright law.Steps to Copyright: Shows the steps to register works for copyright protection.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
English Language Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Library of Congress
Date Added:
04/20/2016
Teaching Science Through Picture Books: A Rainforest Lesson
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This is a lesson for tropical rainforests that fits best for third- ...

This is a lesson for tropical rainforests that fits best for third- through fifth-grade students. There are multiple reading and writing strategies implemented within the lesson. Throughout the lessons, there will be opportunities to build upon prior knowledge, write, draw, and listen to sound effects of the rainforest. Students will use graphic organizers and websites to aid in the understanding and learning of rainforests. There are also extension lessons for students to create a list of questions in small groups to research. Throughout these lessons the students will be exposed to multiple media sources. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Read Write Think
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Thundering Tall Tales: Using Read-Aloud as a Springboard to Writing
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This lesson uses the book Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen to reinforce ...

This lesson uses the book Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen to reinforce the common elements, or text structure, of tall tales. As the text is read aloud, students examine the elements of the book that are characteristic of tall tales. Then using what they've learned over the course of the unit and lesson, they write tall tales of their own.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Read Write Think
Date Added:
03/20/2018
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Urban Green Spaces and Personal Well Being - Connect, Explore, Engage
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This unit helps students explore the role green spaces play in personal ...

This unit helps students explore the role green spaces play in personal well being through observation, writing, community engagement, and shared mapping technology.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Alicia Steiner
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Using Picture Books to Teach Setting Development in Writing Workshop
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After reading Water Hole Waiting by Jane Kurtz and Christopher Kurtz, or ...

After reading Water Hole Waiting by Jane Kurtz and Christopher Kurtz, or another book that has a well-developed setting, students work as a class to chart the use of the three elements of setting in the story, using specific words and examples from the text. Students then discuss the techniques that the book’s author used to develop the setting, making observations and drawing conclusions about how authors make the setting they write about vivid and believable. Next, students work in small groups to analyze the setting in another picture book, using an online graphic organizer. Finally, students apply what they have learned about how authors develop good settings to a piece of their own writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association/ National Council of Teachers of English
Date Added:
01/01/2015