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3-2-1 Vocabulary: Learning Filmmaking Vocabulary by Making Films
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Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/01/2017
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
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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
A Class Divided
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The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher in a small town in Iowa tried a daring classroom experiment. She decided to treat children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. FRONTLINE explores what those children learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today.

Subject:
Character Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
FRONTLINE
Date Added:
10/13/2016
Entrepreneurs Working in My Community* Kathy Eidsmoe & Cindy Vaughn
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Students will learn about careers and entrepreneurial businesses that exist within their own community by taking pictures and interviewing people working. This is a great way of creating career awareness or encouraging a more in-depth study of entrepreneurial careers. This can be used as a way for students to hone communication skills; become more familiar with different kinds of jobs, and expose them to a wealth of career possibilities. This activity can also be used to foster business/community partnerships. It can be used as a formative activity to prompt student motivation and interest, or as a summative assessment through which content is assessed for the inclusion of the targeted learning objectives.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
School Counseling
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kathy Eidsmoe
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Fraction Card Games
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This lesson plan is made up of three fractions card games for fourth grade students adapted from the traditional games we know as Concentration, Go Fish, and War. Student Outcomes include comparing two fractions with different numerators and/or denominators, and recognizing equivalent fractions. It includes simple game directions, questions to pose to students, possible student misconceptions, and the game cards that can be printed out and copied for student use.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Grade 8 ELA Module 1
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In this module, students will develop their ability to read and understand complex text as they consider the challenges of fictional and real refugees. In the first unit, students will begin Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, analyzing how critical incidents reveal the dynamic nature of the main character, Ha, a 10-year-old Vietnamese girl whose family is deciding whether to flee during the fall of Saigon. The novel, poignantly told in free verse, will challenge students to consider the impact of specific word choice on tone and meaning. Students will build their ability to infer and analyze text, both in discussion and through writing. They then will read informational text to learn more about the history of war in Vietnam, and the specific historical context of Ha’s family’s struggle during the fall of Saigon. In Unit 2, students will build knowledge about refugees’ search for a place to call home. They will read informational texts that convey universal themes of refugees’

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
02/01/2013
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
Literature Circle Collaboration and Participation Rubrics
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These rubrics can be used when students are working in literature circle groups to assess their collaboration and public speaking skills. There is one rubric for the teacher to assess student preparedness and contribution to the group as well as speaking and listening skills. Another rubric has been adapted to allow for students to peer-assess and self-assess at the end of a literature circle cycle. The rubrics provide clear expectations for group collaboration aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Speaking & Listening. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Self Assessment
Provider:
Maggie Schumacher
Author:
Maggie Schumacher
Date Added:
03/28/2018
The Stop Light Method for Writing Revision
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A teacher uses self-assessment as a formative practice within the classroom. Students self-assess their writing with a stop light system: green (confident with first draft), yellow (unsure and wants clarification), or red (needs support) based on a writing exemplar. Next, they partner with a student with an opposite color to provide feedback or obtain feedback. Finally students use the feedback to revise their writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Self Assessment
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
09/28/2016
Walker Middle School Socratic Seminar
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As students read novels - we want to engage them in collaborative talk about text.  This example from Walker Middle school allows students to watch a sample of what a Socratic seminar might look like. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Simulation
Date Added:
03/20/2018