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EL CIVICS ESL Literacy Text
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This material is for low beginning/literacy ESL students who need life skill instruction. There is a teacher's manual, student book, blackline masters and audio for every lesson. This material was developed through a California Department of Education grant. Co-Author is Grace Tanaka.  

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Susan Gaer
Date Added:
01/20/2017
Farm Animals and Their Babies
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The students will compare the physical similarities and differences of farm animal adults and their offspring. They will also identify the correct names of common farm animals and match the picture of an adult animal with the baby.

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Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
Author:
Jennifer Koch
Date Added:
02/05/2018
Financial Literacy for Young Adults
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It is always good to start as early as possible when it comes to your financial literacy. Start creating financial goals, create a savings plan, set up an emergency fund, and learn things about how you can effectively handle your credit.

Subject:
Finance
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Lidia Staron
Date Added:
08/23/2018
The Fountain of Life: From Dolly to Customized Embryonic Stem Cells, Fall 2007
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" During development, the genetic content of each cell remains, with a few exceptions, identical to that of the zygote. Most differentiated cells therefore retain all of the genetic information necessary to generate an entire organism. It was through pioneering technology of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) that this concept was experimentally proven. Only 10 years ago the sheep Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult organism, demonstrating that the differentiated state of a mammalian cell can be fully reversible to a pluripotent embryonic state. A key conclusion from these experiments was that the difference between pluripotent cells such as embryonic stem (ES) cells and unipotent differentiated cells is solely a consequence of reversible changes. These changes, which have proved to involve reversible alterations to both DNA and to proteins that bind DNA, are known as epigenetic, to distinguish them from genetic alterations to DNA sequence. In this course we will explore such epigenetic changes and study different approaches that can return a differentiated cell to an embryonic state in a process referred to as epigenetic reprogramming, which will ultimately allow generation of patient-specific stem cells and application to regenerative therapy. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching."

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Meissner, Alexander
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Good and Bad Job Interviews
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This Job Interview unit with three lessons uses video to illustrate both good behaviors and common mistakes in job interviews. The dialogue is designed to be comprehensible to most ELL's, and includes lots of practice. This unit is appropriate for secondary and adult education classes.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cynthia Mathews
Date Added:
02/07/2017
Identifying Text Structure
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This is a lesson plan, student worksheet, and teacher answer key to introduce identifying text structures and using appropriate graphic organizers (GO) for each text structure. There is an introduction with a video lecture from which students can get basic information and examples on 6 text structures. There is a link to more guided and independent work in this area. The author used this lesson in a pre-GED Adult Basic Education class with non-native English speakers who read at a 5.0 - 8.0 GLE.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Heather Turngren
Date Added:
01/20/2017
Reading Technical Text: Filling out a form - L7
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This lesson will be a real-world scenario-based reading module for Reading Scientific and Technical Text, for readers at level 7. Through an interactive visual scenario, learners will be introduced to a sample loan application form, and will be walked through the meaning and purpose of primary portions of the form and challenging terminology in it.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Carl Boyd
Date Added:
04/25/2016
A User’s Guide to Implementing the Area Model in the Mathematics Classroom
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This guide outlines various OER resources available to utilize the Area Model in the Mathematics classroom. The guide is intended to help Adult Education and Community College Instructors learn and utilize more visual approaches in the math classroom. However, many of the resources are Common Core aligned, and are therefore appropriate for k-12 use as well.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Amy Velchoff
Date Added:
07/11/2018