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Collaborative Stories 1: Prewriting and Drafting
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Students hone their teamwork skills and play off each other's writing strengths ...

Students hone their teamwork skills and play off each other's writing strengths as they participate in prewriting activities for a story to be written collaboratively by the whole class.

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Descriptive Writing and the 100th Day of School
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Students write descriptions of 100th day bottles they create at home, write ...

Students write descriptions of 100th day bottles they create at home, write clues about their bottles for a guessing game, practice descriptive writing, and create a class book.

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Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh's "1984" Commercial
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This lesson uses the Ň1984Ó Macintosh Commercial to introduce students to dystopian ...

This lesson uses the Ň1984Ó Macintosh Commercial to introduce students to dystopian characteristics. Students analyze techniques used in the commercial and identify the comments that it makes about contemporary society.

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Sociology
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Collaborative Stories 2: Revising
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Using a collaborative story written by students, the teacher leads a shared-revising ...

Using a collaborative story written by students, the teacher leads a shared-revising activity to help students consider content when revising, with students participating in the marking of text revisions.

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3-2-1 Vocabulary: Learning Filmmaking Vocabulary by Making Films
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Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. ...

Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.

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Film and Music Production
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ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas
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V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for ...

V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for a specialized ABC book, as students select, research, define, and illustrate a word for each alphabet letter.

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Accountable Book Clubs: Focused Discussions
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Students form literature circles, read "Esperanza Rising" or "Becoming Naomi Leon" by ...

Students form literature circles, read "Esperanza Rising" or "Becoming Naomi Leon" by Pam MuĐoz Ryan, use a Critical Thinking Map to discuss social issues, and use a class wiki.

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Literature
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Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups
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This lesson employs direct instruction and small-group discussion to help students learn ...

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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Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things
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Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things ...

Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things that are important to them.

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Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
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Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe ...

Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives.

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Active Reading through Self-Assessment: The Student-Made Quiz
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This recurring lesson encourages students to comprehend their reading through inquiry and ...

This recurring lesson encourages students to comprehend their reading through inquiry and collaboration. They choose important quotations from the text and work in groups to formulate "quiz" questions that their peers will answer.

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Active Reading Using The Enormous Watermelon
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Using names and high-frequency words from nursery rhymes and the Big Book ...

Using names and high-frequency words from nursery rhymes and the Big Book "The Enormous Watermelon", students engage in word recognition activities such as character identification and a word matching game.

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Adventures in Nonfiction: A Guided Inquiry Journey
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Students are guided through an informal exploration of nonfiction texts and child-oriented ...

Students are guided through an informal exploration of nonfiction texts and child-oriented Websites, learning browsing and skimming techniques for the purpose of gathering interesting information.

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Reading Informational Text
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A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse
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Adapting the song "A-Hunting We Will Go," students put a "whale" in ...

Adapting the song "A-Hunting We Will Go," students put a "whale" in a "pail" and even "take a little "bear" and hug it if we "dare"."

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Reading Literature
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Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text
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Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn ...

Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn about Alaskan animals through Native American tales and their own online research.

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All About Alliteration: Responding to Literature Through a Poetry Link
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Studied students stupefy! Students learn about alliteration by listening to an alliterative ...

Studied students stupefy! Students learn about alliteration by listening to an alliterative read-aloud and apply the knowledge they gain to the creation of their own poem and illustration.

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Literature
Visual Arts
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All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing
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Students explore their towns' landmarks, symbols, and people; look at brochures and ...

Students explore their towns' landmarks, symbols, and people; look at brochures and other informational tools; practice writing for a specific audience and revising; and work collaboratively to create a brochure.

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Reading Informational Text
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Alliteration in Headline Poems
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Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline ...

Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline poem consisting of 25 words that contain at least three examples of alliteration.

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