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Elements of A Fable
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In this lesson students will examine the elements of a fable. Students ...

In this lesson students will examine the elements of a fable. Students will use their understanding of fable elements to create an original fable and present it in dramatic form. This lesson includes modifications and alternative assessments for Advanced Limited English Proficient students.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Kate Boyce
You Kiss by the Book: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet presents "star-cross'd" lovers whose plight has become the ...

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet presents "star-cross'd" lovers whose plight has become the subject of many of today's novels, plays, films, and television dramas. Explore with your students the techniques that Shakespeare uses to capture the magic of the couple's first meeting and to make that meeting so memorable. This lesson plan complements the study of plot and characterization in Romeo and Juliet in its focus on lyrical form and convention that heighten the impact of the action on the stage.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEment
Dictionary Guide Words: How do they guide us?
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Students have difficulty locating words in a dictionary. This lesson will allow ...

Students have difficulty locating words in a dictionary. This lesson will allow students to learn how to use guide words in a dictionary to locate words.

A lesson plan for grade 4 English Language Arts and English Language Development

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Anne Campbell Carol Troutman
Plain Polly: Adding Relevant Details
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This instructional technique creates a lasting visual image of how relevant details ...

This instructional technique creates a lasting visual image of how relevant details help develop a character and a focus. Students learn to add only details that are related to the main idea of a "Plain Polly" stick figure. These mascots serve as reminders to students to be selective with the details they use to support their main idea.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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DPI Writing Strategies
Posing A Scenario and "Looping" to Provide Focus in a Cause/Effect Essay
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Most of us are familiar with the idea that in narratives a ...

Most of us are familiar with the idea that in narratives a writer chooses a "hot spot" or critical incident to serve as the focus of the work. Teachers of expository writing also must assist students in finding the "hot spot" or focus of their essays. Use this exercise to help student focus on one aspect of the essay.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Margaret Ryan
Oedipus the King: Personal Letter-Writing Assignment
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Students will work in groups to evaluate the personality of various characters ...

Students will work in groups to evaluate the personality of various characters from "Oedipus the King". Each student will write two personal letters in the role of one character from the play responding to the events of the play and the various relationships within it.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Greg Townsend
Off the Map - Brave New World
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Students will examine and compare utopian societies throughout history, including the utopian ...

Students will examine and compare utopian societies throughout history, including the utopian worlds depicted in the visionary environments discussed in the Off the Map Web site, discussing their origins, their founders, their successes and failures. Students will develop their own plans for a visionary and utopian society and the functions necessary to run it. Grade level: 10-12.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Reading
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PBS
Historical Treasure Chest
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This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of ...

This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of authentic materials from the past. The students will be provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Stevens Institute of Technology
Back to School Problem Solving
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September is a great time for data collection activities as students are ...

September is a great time for data collection activities as students are naturally curious about their new classmates. Ask questions that require students to analyze data and support their conclusions.

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Activity/Lab
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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Games to Practice Multiplication Facts
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Students must think about the factors of each number as they play ...

Students must think about the factors of each number as they play this game. Students quickly learn the value of selecting prime numbers as a strategy. The beauty of the game design is that students will review the factors of many numbers and mentally add the sum of these factors together in search of the "best move."

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Game
Provider:
Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Reading, Writing, and Rings
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This twelve-lesson set of resources has a focus on nonfiction reading comprehension, ...

This twelve-lesson set of resources has a focus on nonfiction reading comprehension, descriptive writing through science notebooks, and inquiry-based science thinking. Lessons include student assessment and growth indicators, as well as a wealth of invaluable information to engage student interest and learning. Developed in partnership with the Cassini-Huygens Education and Public Outreach Program, the Bay Area Writing Project, Foundations in Reading Through Science & Technology (FIRST), the Caltech Pre-College Science Initiative (CAPSI), and classroom educators, "Reading, Writing, and Rings" blends the excitement of space exploration with reading and writing.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
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NASA
Read the Signs
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In this video segment from Between the Lions, Sloppy Pop's song Read ...

In this video segment from Between the Lions, Sloppy Pop's song Read the Signs spotlights the letters and words we see on signs every day, encouraging children to be aware of print in their environment. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
School-Home Links Reading Kit
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Offers 400 activities for strengthening children's reading and writing skills (one kit ...

Offers 400 activities for strengthening children's reading and writing skills (one kit for each grade level, kindergarten through 3rd grade). These kits, part of the Compact for Reading, not only help improve children's reading skills, but also provide guidance on creating and maintaining school-family partnerships.

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Arts and Humanities
Education
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Activity/Lab
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Internet Scout Project
U.S. Department of Education
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Internet Scout Project
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
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This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits ...

This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath. The images represent the original glass plate negatives made under the supervision of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as the photographic prints in the Civil War photographs file in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. These negatives and prints are sometimes referred to as the Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection to indicate the previous owners.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory