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2D Representations of 3D Objects
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to visualize two-dimensional cross-sections of representations of three-dimensional objects. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have difficulties recognizing and drawing two-dimensional cross-sections at different points along a plane of a representation of a three-dimensional object.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
Date Added:
11/01/2017
8th Grade Math ELS Document
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This Essential Learning document highlights those Common Core Standards identified for eighth grade as the priority standards for the year. It also documents the necessary prerequisite skills and expected proficiency rigor for each of the identified Essential Standards. There is also the identification of when it is taught and how it is assessed, aligning to the IM curriculum and the team created assessments/rubrics.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Author:
Ashleigh Ziehmke
Brian Grove
Deana Moon
SDWD
Date Added:
05/19/2019
9th and 10th Grade Informational Text - 1941 FDR State of the Union
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This resource is a multi-day lesson plan that guides students through the close reading process of an informational text. Using the 1941 FDR State of the Union address, components of informational text including: organization, context, and rhetoric are analyzed. This resource combines lessons plans, primary text, read aloud of the text, informational video, and text complexity / vocabulary Analysis.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Material Type:
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Learnzillion
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Accessing Complex Text Through Structured Conversations
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In this lesson students use a structured format (an adaptation of Think-Pair-Share) to discuss and deconstruct complex text. The new core standards emphasize the importance of developing students' speaking and listening skills as well as helping them access complex text through reading, re-reading, re-thinking, and re-examining.The purpose of this lesson is to get the students to focus and stay on topic while they talk. As a result, students are required to think more extensively about a topic by repeatedly reading and discussing with others.

Subject:
Speaking and Listening
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
10/10/2017
African Animals Passage and Questions
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Material Type:
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Reading
Simulation
Provider:
Weekly Reader Corporation
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story
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This lesson provides students with opportunities to read closely and have deeper thinking with text.  Students will read Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish.  They will discuss with others text-dependent questions to better understand the character.  With further readings they will be able to Amelia Bedelia's chacter traits and the reactions Mr. and Mrs. Roger have to the same events.  They will generate a trading card for Amelia Bedelia at the conclusion of the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story
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Through a close reading of "Amelia Bedelia", students reread the material to discuss text-dependent questions, promoting deep thinking about the text and its characters.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
America in Class: Online Seminars
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The National Humanities center presents online seminars for educators. The seminars focus on teaching with primary sources Ń historical documents, literary texts, visual images, and audio material. Emphasizing critical analysis and close reading, they address the skills of the Common Core State Standards while giving teachers the opportunity to deepen their content knowledge.

Subject:
Fine Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Humanities Center
Provider Set:
America In Class
Date Added:
10/10/2017
American Authors: American Women Authors, Spring 2003
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Examines in detail the works of several American authors. Through close readings of poetry, novels, or plays, subject addresses such issues as literary influence, cultural diversity, and the writer's career. Topic: American Women Authors. This subject, crosslisted in Literature and Women's Studies, examines a range of American women authors from the seventeenth century to the present. It aims to introduce a number of literary genres and styles- the captivity narrative, slave novel, sensational, sentimental, realistic, and postmodern fiction- and also to address significant historical events in American women's history: Puritanism, the American Revolution, industrialization and urbanization in the nineteenth century, the Harlem Renaissance, World War II, the 60s civil rights movements. A primary focus will be themes studied and understood through the lens of gender: war, violence, and sexual exploitation (Keller, Rowlandson, Rowson); the relationship between women and religion (Rowlandson, Rowson, Stowe); labor, poverty, and working conditions for women (Fern, Davis, Wharton); captivity and slavery (Rowlandson, Jacobs); class struggle (Fern, Davis, Wharton, Larsen); race and identity (Keller, Jacobs, Larsen, Morrison); feminist revisions of history (Stowe, Morrison, Keller); and the myth of the fallen woman (take your pick). Essays and inclass reports will focus more particularly on specific writers and themes and will stress the skills of close reading, annotation, research, and uses of multimedia where appropriate. A classroom electronic archive has been developed for this course and will be available as a resource for images and other media materials.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Gender Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley
Wyn
Date Added:
01/01/2003
American Literature I (ENGL 246)
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In this class we will practice skills in reading, analyzing, and writing about fiction, poetry and drama from a select sampling of 20th Century American Literature. Through class discussion, close reading, and extensive writing practice, this course seeks to develop critical and analytical skills, preparing students for more advanced academic work.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/10/2017
The American Revolution as Civil War
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This lesson looks at how the American Revolution manifested itself as a civil war, and turned neighbors into enemies. America in Class Lessons are tailored to meet the Common Core State Standards. The Lessons present challenging primary resources in a classroom-ready format, with background information and analytical strategies that enable teachers and students to subject texts and images to the close reading called for in the Standards.

Subject:
Fine Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
National Humanities Center
Provider Set:
America In Class
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Analyzing Congruence Proofs
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: work with concepts of congruency and similarity, including identifying corresponding sides and corresponding angles within and between triangles; Identify and understand the significance of a counter-example; Prove, and evaluate proofs in a geometric context.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
Date Added:
11/01/2017
Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
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By analyzing Dear AbbyŐs ŇrantÓ about bad grammar usage, students become aware that attitudes about race, social class, moral and ethical character, and ŇproperÓ language use are intertwined.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Analyzing Symbolism, Plot, and Theme in Death and the Miser
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Students apply the analytical skills that they use when reading literature to an exploration of the underlying meaning and symbolism in Hieronymous BoschŐs early Renaissance painting "Death and the Miser".

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Art History
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Analyzing Visual Text
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In this lesson Students individually consider a visual text and draw conclusions based on what they see. They write about their conclusions and explain the evidence used to make that determination. Students will be able to analyze a visual text. Students will be able to develop and support a claim about the visual text based on evidence found in the text.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Analyzing the Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoonists
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Students explore and analyze the techniques that political (or editorial) cartoonists use and draw conclusions about why the cartoonists choose those techniques to communicate their messages.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Applying Angle Theorems
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to use geometric properties to solve problems. In particular, it will support you in identifying and helping students who have the following difficulties: Solving problems relating to using the measures of the interior angles of polygons; and solving problems relating to using the measures of the exterior angles of polygons.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
Date Added:
11/01/2017
Argument of Policy
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Students will discover a policy within their school or district that is important to them and that they'd like to change. They will conduct an investigation of the policy in question and write a letter with their claim, results, and recommendation to the appropriate audience.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth
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What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students evaluate the changes Disney made to the myth of "Hercules" in order to achieve their audience and purpose.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Baltimore Food Systems: A Case Study of Urban Food Environments
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This seminar-style course challenges students to look closely at the environment of Baltimore City's complex food systems and to consider what it would take to improve these systems to assure access for all to nutritious, adequate, affordable and sustainably produced food. Students "go backstage" with tour guides at sites including a supermarket, a corner store, an emergency food distribution center, and a farm connected to the city school system. Students learn about the types of food available at these sites, who uses them, relevant aspects of their operations, and site-relevant key barriers to and opportunities for providing access to healthier food, ideally with reduced environmental harm. They also conduct oral history interviews about food with elderly city residents to understand how food access has changed over the years. Class discussions, lectures, readings, and guest speakers support critical thinking, and provide background and frameworks for understanding the experiential sessions. Lectures and discussions consider applicability of lessons gained from the study of Baltimore to other area food systems. Throughout, students consider the relative impacts of access, demand, and stakeholder interests, and consider the relative strengths of voluntary, governmental, legal and other strategies. For their final papers, students apply the Intervention Decision Matrix to selected aspects of the city's food systems and food environments, identifying challenges and opportunities for change, incorporating lessons learned from other food systems and programs, and discussing implications beyond Baltimore .

Subject:
Health Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Anne Palmer
Roni Neff
Date Added:
01/15/2009
Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare's Secret
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Is the case closed on the authorship of Shakespeare's plays? Student history detectives explore the evidence for and against one of the possible alternatives, Edward deVere, using the novel Shakespeare's Secret plus a variety of online sources.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Bestsellers: The Memoir, Spring 2010
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What is a "life" when it's written down? How does memory inform the present? Why are memoirs so popular? This course will address these questions and others, considering the relationship between biography, autobiography, and memoir and between personal and social themes. We will closely examine some recent memoirs: Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father, Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying, Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel, and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. Students will write two brief papers: a critical essay and an experiment in memoir.As a "Sampling," this class offers 6 units, with a strong emphasis on close reading, group discussion, focused writing, and research and presentation skills.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Bobbie Bear
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This interactive applet introduces students to the topic of combinations, a basic concept in probability. Users create combinations of shirts and pants to determine the total number of possible outfits. They may simply explore by placing the clothes on Bobbie, or make a guess and then test it. The number of shirt and pants choices is customizable. An optional voice provides prompts and feedback.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illuminations
Date Added:
11/05/2000
Boxing and Analysis
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In this set of lessons which extend over several days, students read excerpts from "The Death of Benny Paret" by Norman Mailer and "The Fight" by William Hazlitt. Students annotate the text, specifically looking for metaphor and simile, tone, and syntax. Working with a partner, students write three paragraphs, analyzing metaphor or simile, tone, and syntax in "The Death of Benny Paret." Working independently, students write one paragraph, choosing to analyze metaphor or simile, tone, or syntax in "The Fight."

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
10/10/2017
A "Brief, Urgent Message": Theme in Slaughterhouse-Five
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As a culminating activity for "Slaughterhouse-Five", students make a compilation album (a CD with 6-8 tracks) that reflects their analysis, understanding, and reaction to the ideas in the novel "Slaughterhouse-Five".

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Bright Morning: Exploring Character Development in Fiction
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Students work as a class to explore a character in a book they have read by identifying traits and finding textual references to support their choices.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments Unit: Search Warrant
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This unit focuses on aspects of argumentation
involving evidence, reasoning, and logic, rather
than on persuasive writing and speaking. Students are first expected to understand objectively a
complex issue through exploratory inquiry and
close reading of information on the topic, then
study multiple perspectives on the issue before
they establish their own position. From their
reading and research, they are asked to craft an
argumentative plan that explains and supports
their position, acknowledges the perspectives and
positions of others, and uses evidence gleaned
through close reading and analysis to support
their claims.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Stephanie Rau
Date Added:
08/21/2019
CCIU: Literature Assessment Anchors for Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content eBook to assist educators in preparing student for the Keystone Exams.

Subject:
Literature
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
CCIU: Teaching and Learning Division
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Ann M. Appolloni
CCIU
Ed.D.
Ph.D.
Rose M. Marsh
Teaching & Learning Division
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CPM Algebra Tiles
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Digital algebra tiles that can be used on grids, dot grids, expression mats, equation mats, comparison mats, cornerpieces. Has x, y, x, y, xy, and unit tiles. This is not a lesson to use, but only the resource that can be used.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
College Preparatory Mathematics
Date Added:
03/08/2017
Character Analysis and The Crucible
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This set of lessons extends over several weeks and incorporates all acts of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. Students will closely read The Crucible. Students will cite textual evidence and make interpretations about character development. Students will combine the textual evidence with their interpretations and write interpretive statements. In the culminating activity, students will write a character analysis.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Author:
Terry Krieger-James
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Choose, Select, Opt, or Settle: Exploring Word Choice in Poetry
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Students investigate the effects of word choice in Robert Frost's "Choose Something Like a Star" to construct a more sophisticated understanding of speaker, subject, and tone.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Choose Your Own Adventure Reading and Writing
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Support your transitional readers (grades 2-3) to experience history by reading one of many You Choose books. Readers are transported in time to historic events. They are encouraged to engage with the text by making choices along the way and following the specific adventure paths that they choose. Further, prompt them to engage in close reading to understand the book's format and author's craft. Following the activity, students can create their won 'You Choose' story using Google Forms.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interim/Summative Assessment
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Lindsay Hollingsorth
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Choosing Complex Text
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This strategy guide is aimed at helping primary teachers understand the criteria for choosing complex text to use in their classroom. It identifies and explains the components of text complexity and includes a video for teachers to observe a first grade teacher thinking through the process.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Reference Material
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ILA/NCTE
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Choosing One Word: Summarizing Shel Silverstein's "Sick"
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Students select what they believe to be the most important word in a text that they have read and justify their choice using examples from the text.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Claims in "The Crisis, No. 1"
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This set of lessons extends over several days and focuses on "The Crisis, No. 1" by Thomas Paine. Students closely read and annotate the text. Students identify and evaluate claims and evidence in the text. Students present their findings to the class. Finally, students collaboratively write short arguments identifying claims and evidence in "The Crisis, No. 1." Students present their arguments to the class, and the class discusses and assesses the arguments.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Classical Appeals and War Speeches
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This set of lessons extends over several days. Students watch a Prezi and take notes about the classical appeals (ethos, pathos, and logos). Students then read and annotate (focusing on the classical appeals) Winston Churchill's "Be Ye Men of Valour" and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation." Students work in groups to complete a graphic organizer which helps them analyze the classical appeals in the speeches. Finally, students write an analysis of ethos, pathos, and logos in one of the speeches.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
10/10/2017