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CommonLit.Org: A Free Collection of Short Fiction and NonFiction
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CommonLit.Org is a free collection of poems, short stories, news articles, historical documents, and excerpts of classic literature--organized by theme and Lexile level.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Date Added:
01/19/2015
Fairy Tale Engineering with Simple Machines
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In this unit, students will use the engineering design process and their understanding of how simple machines work to help fairytale characters solve problems. Each lesson focuses on one fairytale and one simple machine.

Subject:
Engineering
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Sara Bowers
Date Added:
12/06/2018
Harnessing energy from heat changes to solve a problem - Version 2
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Using inquiry-focused reading, students will explore an anchor text and supporting resources to investigate the principles of transfer of heat energy with applications of the concept to solve real world problems.
The instructors will prepare a sample presentation and model for students the steps taken to go from a text to the final project. Students will learn annotations, two column notes, and citations, while learning about how chemistry is used to solve real world problems based on the instructor provided materials. The students will then apply those concepts to a different project assigned by the instructors and apply the same strategies to their own texts to demonstrate their application of learning to a different problem.
Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of resources to develop their knowledge of heat energy changes that accompany physical and chemical reactions, measurement of heat energy, and heat energy transfer between the system and the surroundings. They will expand their ability to use informational text to support their inquiry and research, explore scientific literature, and develop questions to determine how the application of energy transfer principles can be applied to solve real world problems.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Katie Gadwah
Kevin Munroe
Jill Zaffers
Kelley Joseph
Date Added:
06/22/2017
Harnessing energy from heat changes to solve a problem (final)
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Using inquiry-focused reading, students will explore an anchor text and supporting resources to investigate the principles of transfer of heat energy with applications of the concept to solve real world problems.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Katie Gadwah
Jill Zaffers
Kelley Joseph
Date Added:
10/21/2016
Harnessing energy from transitions to solve a problem
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Using inquiry-focused reading, students will explore an anchor text and supporting resources to investigate the principles of transfer of energy with applications of the concept to solve real world problems.

The instructors will prepare a sample presentation and model for students the steps taken to go from a text to the final project. Students will learn annotations, two column notes, and citations, while learning about how chemistry is used to solve real world problems based on the instructor provided materials. The students will then apply those concepts to a different project assigned by the instructors and apply the same strategies to their own texts to demonstrate their application of learning to a different problem.

Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of resources to develop their knowledge of energy, measurement of energy, and energy transfer. They will expand their ability to use informational text to support their inquiry and research, explore scientific literature, and develop questions to determine how the application of energy transfer principles can be applied to solve real world problems.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Author:
Katie Gadwah
Kevin Munroe
Jill Zaffers
Kelley Joseph
Date Added:
06/22/2017
Learning the 4Cs Through Literacy-Based STEM
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In this unit, students will learn about the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, creation, and critical thinking) through literature-based engineering challenges. Each lesson focuses on one "C" and one read-aloud. This unit is geared for grades 2-3 but could be adapted to any elementary grade level.

COMMUNICATION - Click Clack Moo

COLLABORATION - Iggy Peck Architect

CRITICAL THINKING - Rosie Revere Engineer

CREATION - Galimoto

Subject:
Engineering
Literature
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Sara Bowers
Date Added:
12/06/2018
Support for selecting an anchor text
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When designing a text-based lesson, educators must consider many factors that will impact the success of the lesson. One of the most important factors is choosing an appropriate anchor text. An anchor text is the main text that all learning stems from during the lesson or unit.

This module will support educators as they explore questions that help them analyze a proposed text.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Date Added:
01/28/2016
University of Arkansas: STEM Resourcess
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The University of Arkansas provides a website that has various resources available for elementary school teachers to use. Links to various lesson plans are provided. There are lessons that start with a read aloud. Then the STEM challenges are included with the engineering design process embedded in the lesson.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Univerisy of Arkansas
Date Added:
09/26/2018
Well-Behaved Women [and Men] Seldom Make History
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Students read and discuss picture book biographies of women [and men] in history. With their teacher, they build a data chart of information about each woman, highlighting her historical setting, accomplishments, and character traits. Finally students apply what they learn to several writing projects focused on historical context and social change. While the focus of biography is on individuals, students will see they did not, and could not, succeed alone but were supported along the way by others.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
George Mason University
Provider Set:
Center for History and New Media
Date Added:
01/26/2012