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Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Grade 1
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These active process-oriented lessons focus on concepts of line direction and type, organic shape, 3-D form, real and implied texture, secondary color, and principles of composition. Literacy-infused lessons explore text direction/spacing, observation, description, and story elements through drawing, painting, collage, clay modeling and printmaking.

The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Subject:
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Washington ArtsEd
Date Added:
09/09/2020
Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Kindergarten
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This creative start introduces concepts of line variety, geometric shape, actual texture, primary color, and pattern through exploratory drawing, painting, collage, and stamping. In literacy infused lessons, students make decorative letters, identify word sequence, analyze visual clues, and develop pictures by linking words and images.

The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Subject:
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Washington ArtsEd
Date Added:
09/09/2020
Deepfakes: Exploring Media Manipulation
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Students examine what deepfakes are and consider the deeper civic and ethical implications of deepfake technology. In an age of easy image manipulation, this lesson fosters critical thinking skills that empower students to question how we can mitigate the impact of doctored media content. This lesson plan includes a slide deck and brainstorm sheet for classroom use.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Speaking and Listening
World History
General Law
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Shana Ferguson
Date Added:
08/06/2019
Developing a Growth Mindset
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Students explore the concept of a growth mindset through readings and videos. They write annotate texts, discuss, write reflections, create graphics as they explore and examine the topic. Finally they form and express their own voice in an essay.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Molly Berger
Theresa Hernandez
Hank Wyborney
Date Added:
08/23/2019
DocsTeach
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Docs Teach is the online tool for teaching with documents, from the National Archives.
* Choose from thousands of primary sources for use in classroom activities.
* Find and use activities crafted by educators using documents from the National Archives.
* Create your own interactive learning activities.

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Political Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Primary Source
Author:
United States. National Archives and Records Administration.
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Ekphrastic Poetry!
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Ekphrastic poetry is inpired by art. This lesson includes a teacher plan and slides to engage students in exploring and writing this type of poetry. With a link to the Washington Superintendent's High School Art Show, students can view the creativity of other teenagers to write their poems.

Subject:
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Molly Berger
Date Added:
05/04/2020
English Language Arts Core Instructional Materials Options
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These are full-course openly licensed resources for districts interested in exploring OER options when considering core instructional materials for district adoption. Course materials are available for online viewing or download.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Molly Berger
Aira Jackson
Date Added:
03/18/2020
The Hero's Journey: Is There a Hero in Me?
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This is a high school unit designed to teach students about the enduring qualities of heroism and how that influences today’s heroes, both in fiction and in reality. Once students understand the concepts, the unit provides teachers with a variety of activities to further strengthen student learning as well as make contemporary connections to the heroic ideal. This unit should take approximately 3-4 weeks.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Molly Berger
Susan Smith
Lynne Olmos
Vance Jennings
Date Added:
09/01/2019
Highline Public Schools First Grade Word Study Guide
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The intentional instruction you provide in foundational literacy skills within the context of a rich balanced literacy program will set students on a trajectory toward success in reading and writing. The purpose of this document is to give you the resources you need to teach first grade students the phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and sight-word-recognition skills that will empower them to become confident, competent and thoughtful readers and writers. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words can and should be fun, fast-paced, and brief. The lessons in this document are designed with that in mind. This guide includes routines with sample instructional language to use during lessons

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Daniel Ervin
Date Added:
06/07/2019
Highline Public Schools Intermediate Word Study Differentiation Guide
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While we hope that most students have mastered basic decoding skills by grade three, some students will need additional support. The purpose of this guide is to provide resources for you to assess and differentiate for students’ needs in phonics, sight word recognition, fluency, and phonemic awareness. This will help students to meet the foundational standards in the Common Core, to meet reading standard 10 (independently read complex text at grade level), and most importantly, to become successful readers and scholars. The primary goal of the instructional activities in this guide is to support students in developing proficiency and automaticity with decoding skills. Decoding (reading) and encoding (writing) are closely related skills, and the activities in this guide address both. Because of the pivotal and primary role reading plays in academic success, you will want to pay particularly close attention to students’ proficiency with decoding and fluency.

As a teacher of students in third grade or beyond, you won’t want to provide whole-class phonics instruction – though more advanced word study such as word analysis should be a part of your curriculum. Rather, you’ll want to identify the needs of individual students and meet those needs through small group and individual instruction. This is because many of your students will already have mastered the phonics skills they need.

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Daniel Ervin
Date Added:
06/07/2019
Highline Public Schools Kindergarten Word Study Guide
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The intentional instruction you provide in foundational literacy skills within the context of a rich balanced literacy program will set students on a trajectory toward success in reading and writing. The purpose of this document is to give you the resources you need to teach kindergarten students the phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and sight-word-recognition skills that will empower them to become confident, competent and thoughtful readers and writers. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words can and should be fun, fast-paced, and brief. The lessons in this document are designed with that in mind. This guide includes routines with sample instructional language to use during lessons.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Daniel Ervin
Date Added:
06/07/2019
Highline Public Schools Second Grade Word Study Guide
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The intentional instruction you provide in foundational literacy skills within the context of a rich balanced literacy program will set students on a trajectory toward success in reading and writing. The purpose of this document is to give you the resources you need to teach second grade students the phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and sight-word-recognition skills that will empower them to become confident, competent and thoughtful readers and writers. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words can and should be fun, fast-paced, and brief. The lessons in this document are designed with that in mind. This guide includes routines with sample instructional language to use during lessons.

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Daniel Ervin
Date Added:
06/17/2019
Introduction to Civic Online Reasoning for Distance Learning
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This collection of lessons represent adapted and remixed instructional content for teaching media literacy and specifically civic online reasoning through distance learning. These lessons take students through the steps necessary to source online content, verify evidence presented, and corroborate claims with other sources.

The original lesson plans are the work of Stanford History Education Group, licensed under CC 4.0. Please refer to the full text lesson plans at Stanford History Education Group’s, Civic Online Reasoning Curriculum for specifics regarding background, research findings, and additional curriculum for teaching media literacy in the twenty-first century.

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Journalism
Educational Technology
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Author:
Adrienne Williams
Heather Galloway
Morgen Larsen
Rachel Obenchain
Stanford History Education Group-Civic Online Reasoning Project
Date Added:
06/08/2020
PBS - At Home TV Learning Opportunities
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We’re excited to announce a partnership between the public television stations across Washington and OSPI.  Your local public television station is helping support educators, parents and caregivers with a variety of free high-quality, accessible educational media resources. The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBD KIDS programming on the main channel (for young learners ages 2-8) and the WORLD channel At-Home Learning Service (for learners grades 6-12) feature broadcast programming linked to at-home learning resources that can be used by educators to supplement distance learning plans, or by parents to provide added enrichment and support for children’s educational needs. With both channels available free over the air, these educational programs can reach families who do not have internet access or computers at home.

Subject:
Applied Science
English Language Arts
History
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson
Author:
Barbara Soots
Cathryn Burby
Washington OSPI OER Project
Janet Hayakawa
Date Added:
04/15/2020
Reading Practice in a Time of Remote Learning
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The activities in this weekly reading routine from Student Achievement Partners (Achieve the Core website) are designed to support growth in all three areas of reading fluency (accuracy, rate, and expression). Detailed guidance is given on how to implement the routine during in-person (or virtual synchronous learning), virtual asynchronous learning, or limited access/technology situations. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Aira Jackson
Molly Berger
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
10/16/2020
Reading in the Time of COVID-19: Free access to online reading
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Free reading options for all Pre K - 12 students. Sites include access for English learners as well as students with reading barriers. Opportunities are highlighted for online reading, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, apps to read content on smartphones/tablets, and read aloud stories for our youngest learners.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Molly Berger
Aira Jackson
Karma Hugo
Date Added:
04/07/2020
Understanding algorithms and big data in the job market
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This interactive lesson helps students understand how companies use algorithms to sort job applicants. It also encourages students to reflect on how digital data mining also can contribute to the hiring process. Students examine resumes and digital data to consider the ways in which our data may open or close opportunities in an increasingly digitized hiring market.

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
Business and Communication
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Shana Ferguson
Date Added:
08/19/2019
Wide Open School: Online Teaching Resources
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Wide Open School is a free collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.This site has a very user friendly interface, an excellent organizational structure, and reputable partners providing quality content. Though the connected resources are free for viewing online, please note that not all are openly licensed so your permitted use of the materials will vary.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/31/2020