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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Essay Map
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The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

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
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
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
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
Force Diagram v.1.01.xlsm
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Force Diagram is an Excel-based program that is designed to help students learn how to construct force diagrams (free-body diagrams). It consists of ten conceptual exercises in which students are asked a series of open-ended but leading questions to help them identify if a force acts on the system specified in the exercise The student will also have to identify the type of force present and its agent and pick an arbitrary length of vector to represent the force and correctly identify the direction of the force. Additionally students will have to determine if each system is accelerating or not and if it is, the force diagram must be consistent with the direction of that acceleration, meaning that the student might have to adjust the lengths of one or more vectors. This portion of the program is reminiscent of FREEBODY by Physics Academic Software which is now defunct and is no longer compatible with current technology.

In addition, there are 79 quantitative drill-and-practice problems designed for independent mastery covering the Free Particle Model (equilibrium), Constant Force Particle Model (non-equilibrium), and Central Force Particle Model (uniform circular motion & universal gravitation). These mastery problems generate new numbers each time the student attempts the problem and also provides the answers.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Mark Lenfestey
Fractions on a Number Line
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As students master the concept of the number line, they may be curious about where fractions would fit on a standard number line. Students will work cooperatively to explore the possibilities where fractions lie on number lines. Students will also work independently to extend and enrich their new knowledge of fractions on number lines.

Subject:
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
Author:
Scott McKinnon
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
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What we like about this task

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