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7th Grade Visual Art- NCAS Unpacking Template
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The purpose of this template is to allow the user to unpack the 7th grade visual art National Core Arts Standards (NCAS) into task-specific or task-neutral learning targets that then can be used during instruction and/or within an assessment tool like a rubric.

The Unpacking Process:
1. Take a look at the performance standard (7th grade) and pull out the nouns, or what students need to know.
2. Next pull out what students need to be able to do (the verbs).
3. Write learning targets or I can statements. When writing ask yourself, “What does this look like in student work?”

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Emily Titterton
Date Added:
09/13/2017
Author Study: Improving Reading Comprehension Using Inference and Comparison
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'Reading between the lines' can be as crucial to comprehension as understanding the words on the page. Through guided author studies, students experience the benefits and the limitations of inference.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
Bio Cube
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Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/19/2013
Biographies: Creating Timelines of a Life
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In this lesson students explore a number of sources to create a biographical timeline about a selected person. Students collaboratively research and resolve conflicting information they find during their investigation.

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:
09/25/2013
Blank Unpacking NCAS Template
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The purpose of this template is to allow the user to unpack the National Core Arts Standards into task-specific or task-neutral learning targets that then can be used during instruction and/or within an assessment tool like a rubric.

The Unpacking Process:
1. Take a look at the performance standard* and pull out the nouns, or what students need to know.
2. Next pull out what students need to be able to do (the verbs).
3. Write learning targets or I can statements. When writing ask yourself, “What does this look like in student work?”

*Grade level Performance Standards or Indicators will need to be added to the template prior to the first step. This is a blank template.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Student Guide
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Emily Titterton
Date Added:
09/13/2017
Book Cover Guide
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Explore the parts of book covers and dust jackets with this online guide, designed to to allow users to review the content that appears on each portion of these artifacts.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/19/2013
Breaking the Rules with Sentence Fragments
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Though teachers usually caution students against using sentence fragments, Edgar Schuster's work demonstrates that professional writers often use fragments effectively. This lesson helps students understand that there are reasons that they can and should use sentence fragments to become effective writers.

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:
09/28/2013
Early Childhood Mathematics: Promoting Good Beginnings (Age 0-8)
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This joint position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Council

of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) highlights a set of principles for effective early math instruction.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Mathematics
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
VELS institute
Date Added:
10/24/2017
Explaining Fraction Equivalence With Pictures
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The purpose of this task is to provide students with an opportunity to explain fraction equivalence through visual models in a particular example.

Subject:
Mathematics
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
06/25/2012
Exploring the Power of Language with Six-Word Memoirs
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OVERVIEW
What do the words we write really have to say about us? In this lesson, students examine the power of word choice as they write six-word memoirs of their lives. After manipulating the language of their memoir with an interactive tool, students reflect on synonymous words that they have explored and choose the best one to use to tell the story of their lives.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Cathy Allen Simon
Date Added:
09/01/2017
Find 1
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Mathematically:

Addresses standards: 3.NF.A.2a and MP.1
Helps students understand fractions in relation to whole numbers 3.NF.A.2a
Includes an example of a fraction greater than one, allowing students to see that fractions are not limited to values between $0$ and $1$
Requires students to make sense of the problem and persevere in solving it (MP.1)
In the classroom:

Engages students quickly without needing much scaffolding by the teacher
Encourages students to share their developing thinking

Subject:
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
09/21/2017
Flipping and Blending: Using Online Forums in the Workshop-Based Composition Classroom
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This module contains instructor resources and student-facing materials to facilitate the use of online forums to teach a blended, workshop-based writing/composition class.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Module
Author:
Robbie Pock
Date Added:
02/21/2016
Giving Voice to Students Through "This I Believe" Podcasts
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Students write and record their own essays for a class blog by first completing a series of activities designed to get them thinking and writing about their experiences.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
How Many Teams?
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Mathematically:

Addresses standards: 4.OA.A, 4.NBT.B, 4.OA.A.3, 4.NBT.B.6, MP.1, and MP.6
Requires students to understand the meaning of the quotient and remainder in order to solve problems in a real-world context
Addresses content across two major clusters (4.OA.A and 4.NBT.B) within the grade, specifically 4.OA.A.3 and 4.NBT.B.6
Requires students to interpret what is being asked and perform extensive calculations (MP.1) accurately and efficiently (MP.6)
In the classroom:

Offers opportunities for students to use strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division to solve division problems
Provides repeated practice of multi-digit division and can be easily altered to allow for repeated use throughout the year
Allows for small group, partner, or individual work

Subject:
Mathematics
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Achieve the Core
Author:
North Carolina Department Of Public Instruction
Date Added:
09/19/2017
Into the Book
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The "Into the Book" web site is designed to help elementary students practice eight reading comprehension strategies through playful interactive activities. The site focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. "Behind the Lesson," the teacher area of the site, provides information, lesson plans and other resources for teachers.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wisconsin Media Lab
Author:
Wisconsin Media Lab
Date Added:
05/01/2009
Learner-Centered Rubric
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This is the Learner-Centered Rubric that teachers use to self-assess their progress through the Learner-Centered Model

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Adam Rosenberg
Date Added:
05/07/2018
Listing Fractions in Increasing Size
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This is a challenging fraction comparison problem. The fractions for this task have been carefully chosen to encourage and reward different methods of comparison.

Subject:
Mathematics
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
08/22/2012
Literature Circles: Getting Started
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Students practice different ways of collaborating to read a work of literature. They work in different roles as they compose and answer questions, discover new vocabulary, and examine literary elements.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/25/2013
Math Coaching- A Conversation.docx
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This is a PowerPoint presentation given at the Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) Conference October 16, 2017. The PowerPoint and resources were transferred into a word document. This is a resource for mathematics coaches with many embedded online resources.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Vermont Agency of Education
Author:
Heidi E. Whipple
Date Added:
10/24/2017
Move It! Read, Set, Roll!
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Children will further explore ramps by making their own ramps and testing
various types of balls to see how they roll. They will explore their ideas, observing how ramps help things move while using STEM inquiry practices: they will raise questions; explore materials; engage in simple investigations; observe, describe and compare; share and discuss ideas; and represent their ideas.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Vermont Early Learning Initiative
Date Added:
10/24/2017
Move It! Rolling Balls
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Children will explore how balls move by experimenting with balls of different
sizes, weights and textures. They will also explore Force and Motion concepts while using
STEM inquiry practices: they will raise questions; explore materials; engage in simple
investigations; observe, describe and compare; share and discuss ideas; and represent their ideas with drawings and/or models.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Vermont Early Learning Initiative
Date Added:
10/24/2017
Move It! Roll or Slide
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Children will explore ramps by making their own ramps and testing various
objects to see whether an object rolls or slides. They will explore their ideas, observing how
ramps help things move while using STEM inquiry practices: they will raise questions; explore materials; engage in simple investigations; observe, describe and compare; share and discuss ideas; and represent their ideas.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Vermont Early Learning Initiative
Date Added:
10/25/2017
Mystery Skype Lesson Plan
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Mystery Hangouts (or Skype) provide an engaging way for classrooms to learn about different regions of the US including climate, landforms, resources, economy, and people. Mystery Hangouts/Skype is a connected learning experience that allows student-centered learning, inquiry and deductive reasoning to be at the forefront of the experience. The concept is simple: Classrooms Hangouts or video calls each other and try to guess where the other classroom is located either in the United States or somewhere else in the world. On the day of the call, students use their resources in trying to figure where the other class is calling from via Google Hangout.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Erica Zimmer
Date Added:
11/04/2017
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OER Acad
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This module will provide participants with an Introduction to OER Discovery and Curation and the value added, highlighting successful use cases from around the world. We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in their work.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Erica Zimmer
Date Added:
08/08/2019
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OER Acad
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This is the second module in ISKME's OER Academy series that will provide participants with an introduction to OER and the value added, highlighting successful use cases from around the world. We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in their work.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Erica Zimmer
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Remix
OER Acad
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This module will provide participants with an exploration of OER quality evaluation.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Erica Zimmer
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Remix
OER Acad
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This module is designed to help users learn how to use the built-in evaluation tools on OER Commons.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Erica Zimmer
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Personalized Playlist: SEP Developing and Using Models
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This personalized playlist lets students have voice and choice and move at their own pace as they learn about energy types and sustainable energy. The playlist is aligned to the NGSS Science and Engineering Practice Developing and Using Models. The final project is to develop and use a model of their choice to show and explain their learning.

Subject:
Engineering
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Noah Hurlburt
Rose Scavotto
Date Added:
11/04/2018
School Library Learning 2.0
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Welcome to School Library Learning 2.0. This tutorial is brought to you by the California School Library Association (CSLA) 2.0 Team. You will learn the tools of the new Internet: Web 2.0 tools that are bringing our kids in touch with the entire world through social networking, wikis, video, podcasting, and gaming sites. The exercises give you the background you need to understand the tools you're learning about.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
California School Library Association
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Helene Blowers
Date Added:
03/25/2012