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3 R's: Revolution, Reaction and Reform
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Ms. DiMaggio's 4th graders explore the essential but complex concepts of revolution, reaction, and reform. They begin with what she calls a "Quick Write" in which students independently write about anything they know about the three given words. Students then discuss what they've written in small groups. Next, students rotate around the room in teams to analyze photos of historical events responding in writing with ŇI see. . . I think. . . I wonder. . .. Ms. DiMaggio was careful in selecting a wide variety of photos to post given the complexity of these concepts and to address possible misconceptions or limits to understanding. For example, some students initially focused on the word ŇrevolutionÓ being related to war or the 1800's. When they analyzed a photo of technology, they quickly realized a broader definition of "revolution".

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
02/26/2013
AR SPELL: Teaching Vocabulary and Language Skills
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Direct teaching of vocabulary can help improve comprehension only when taught in meaningful context. Through the use of technology, students can develop their academic vocabulary in an engaging and fun way.

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Arts and Humanities
Mathematics
Social Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jennifer Kimbrell
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups
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This lesson employs direct instruction and small-group discussion to help students learn new vocabulary skills while reading Patricia Polacco's "Pink and Say".

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
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Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives.

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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:
09/25/2013
Active Spanish Vocabulary Booklet
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While grammar is very important for higher proficiency and accuracy in a language, words are the most important unit for basic communication. The more words you know, the more ideas you can express. In order to learn faster and not forget the words that you already know, it's best to have a system that incorporates them and connects them. BlueBell Active Vocabulary Notebook allows students to systematically organize their vocabulary development by using WORDS IN CONTEXT, and facilitating connections and memorization

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Madian Prado
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Law has different meanings as well as different functions. Philosophers have considered issues of justice and law for centuries, and several different approaches, or schools of legal thought, have emerged. In this chapter, we will look at those different meanings and approaches and will consider how social and political dynamics interact with the ideas that animate the various schools of legal thought. We will also look at typical sources of “positive law” in the United States and how some of those sources have priority over others, and we will set out some basic differences between the US legal system and other legal systems.

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Business and Communication
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Alyssa Martina
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
02/17/2015
Advanced Japanese I, Fall 2005
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Systematic development of reading, writing, and oral communication skills. Introduction to advanced grammar that deepens the understanding of Japanese culture and society through reading and discussion. Lab work required. This course covers lessons 22 through 27 of Japanese: The Spoken Language by Eleanor H. Jordan with Mari Noda. The goal of the course is to continue to build oral proficiency by expanding your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Class hours will be devoted to developing speaking skills in a variety of circumstances; making requests, invitations, apologies, suggestions, dealing with problems, expressing your opinions, etc. Grammatical and social appropriateness on your utterances will be stressed. Keep in mind that daily tape-work is essential.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Nagatomi, Ayumi
Nagaya, Yoshimi
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Advanced Japanese II, Spring 2005
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Continuation of 21F.505. Further development of reading, writing, and oral communication skills. Extension of advanced grammar and further enhancement of advanced vocabulary. Variety of cultural elements studied through readings, video, and discussion. Lab work required. This course covers Lessons 27 through 30 of Japanese: The Spoken Language by Eleanor H. Jordan with Mari Noda. The goal of the course is to continue expanding grammar and vocabulary by further developing four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The goal is to acquire the ability to use Japanese appropriately with increasing spontaneity emphasized, and to be prepared to become an independent learner to the point where you are capable of handling authentic Japanese by yourself, without fear or hesitation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Nagaya, Yoshimi
Date Added:
01/01/2005
"America the Beautiful": Using Music and Art to Develop Vocabulary
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his lesson uses music and art in a vocabulary study of unfamiliar words from the song "America the Beautiful," increasing students' vocabulary while also increasing their knowledge of U.S. geography. A discussion to activate students' prior knowledge about sights and scenery throughout the United States is followed by a read-aloud and introduction to the song "America the Beautiful," which is then sung in each session of the lesson. Students learn the meanings of the song's words through shared reading and the use of context clues and images. Students then use photographs, illustrations, and descriptive language to create a mural shaped like the United States. Finally, through pictures and words, students reflect on what they have learned. This lesson is appropriate and adaptable for any patriotic event or holiday, and many of the vocabulary strategies are adaptable for other texts or word lists, as well.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
Arabic Conversations
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This webpage displays a common conversation between three friends. The structure and topics of the conversation are purposefully general so as to be helpful to students' ability to create and sustain conversations of their own. The conversation includes Arabic text, transliteration, and translation.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Arctic Animals
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This is a whole language lesson for Speech Language Pathologists incorporating listening comprehension, categorizing, following verbal directions, and basic vocabulary and language concepts for First grade students.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Susan Ayers
Date Added:
11/16/1999
BBC Quick Fix - Arabic Essential Phrases
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This is a list of twenty survival phrases in Arabic. They are all transliterated as well as written in Arabic script, and are meant for the very beginner. The website includes a printable page for all 20 phrases as well as a downloadable MP3 file with all of the spoken phrases. It is intended those who are going abroad to the Middle East and wish to have a survival list.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
BBC
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Biology 101 Laboratory Quizlet Tutorials
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Biology 101 Quizlet study aids that utilize OER diagrams. Designed to increase understanding and automaticity of student recall of biological concepts covered in Biology 101, particularly in the laboratory portion of the course.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Author:
Tina B. Jones
Date Added:
06/04/2019
Biology 101 Vocabulary Quizlet  Exercises; Modules 1-16
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Biology 101 Vocabulary Quizlet Exercises, Modules 1-16

Module 1: Themes and Concepts of Biology, Process of Science
Module 2: Introduction to Chemistry
Module 3: Biological Macromolecules
Module 4: Cellular Structure and Function
Module 5: The Cell Membrane
Module 6: Energy and Metabolism
Module 7: Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
Module 8: Photosynthesis
Module 9: Somatic Cell Division, Reproductive Cell Division
Module 10: DNA Structure and Replication
Module 11: Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis
Module 12: Genes and Inheritance
Module 13: The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function
Module 14: The Human Digestive System
Module 15: The Human Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
Module 16: The Human Immune System

Based on OpenStax Concepts of Biology, 1st Ed.,
https://openstax.org/details/books/concepts-biology

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Author:
Tina B. Jones
Date Added:
06/04/2019