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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 ...

CommonLit.Org is a free collection of poems, short stories, news articles, historical documents, and excerpts of classic literature--organized by theme and Lexile level.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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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 ...

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.

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Applied Science
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Activities and Labs
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Katie Gadwah
Kevin Munroe
Jill Zaffers
Kelley Joseph
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 ...

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.

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Physical Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Commons
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Author:
Katie Gadwah
Jill Zaffers
Kelley Joseph
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 ...

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.

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Physical Science
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Provider:
OER Commons
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Author:
Katie Gadwah
Kevin Munroe
Jill Zaffers
Kelley Joseph
Support for Choosing Text-Dependent Questions
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To support educators in building literacy lessons in all content areas, this ...

To support educators in building literacy lessons in all content areas, this resources provides information about text-dependent questions. Educators explore a definition, examples, criteria and over-arching ideas.

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Education
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OER Commons
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Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Support for selecting an anchor text
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When designing a text-based lesson, educators must consider many factors that will ...

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
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OER Commons
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Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Well-Behaved Women [and Men] Seldom Make History
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Students read and discuss picture book biographies of women [and men] in ...

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:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
George Mason University
Provider Set:
Center for History and New Media