Alt Instruction

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ELA Grade 1 Our Environment Unit Published

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Lesson OverviewThis lesson is intended as a unit opener.  The students will:●     retell the sequence of events in a story.●     answer questions regarding key events of stories.●     Answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words or phrases in a text.Teacher Planning, Examples of Response Methods and MaterialsSee Full Lesson Plan AttachedEssential QuestionEssential Question for Unit:  What role do I play in the environment?Focus Question for Week 1:  What is an environment?

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Authors: MSDE Admin, Nancy Schmitt, Richard Schmidt

ELA Grade 3 Determination Init Published

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Lesson OverviewThis lesson is designed to help students develop an understanding of determination.  Students will look at pictures and read text that shows determination. Students will identify determination.   They will write and reflect on determination as a real world application.Teacher Planning, Examples Response Methods and MaterialsSee Full Lesson Plan AttachedEssential Question and NCSC Essential UnderstandingWhat are the challenges and barriers faced when people show determination?Identify a character, setting, event or conflict.Identify the topic of a text or information presented in a diverse media.Given a specific purpose, produce a permanent product.

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Authors: MSDE Admin, Nancy Schmitt, Richard Schmidt

ELA Grade 5 Earth A Fine Balance Published

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Lesson OverviewThis lesson introduces students to the theme, Earth-A Fine Balance, by exploring the multiple meanings of the word “balance” in an effort to develop an understanding of the unit title and the essential question.  Students will set up a Field Journal for their routine writing experiences, including but not limited to, learned information and reflections of how the readings relate to the unit theme.  Students will participate in learning centers once they have set up their field journals.  Students will participate in reading an adapted article from The National Geographic Almanac, 2013.  Students will participate in a vocabulary learning center as well as have an opportunity to explore the natural environment outside.Teacher Planning, Examples of Response Methods and MaterialsSee Full Lesson Plan AttachedEssential Question and NCSC Essential UnderstandingWhen nature interacts, what happens to the harmony, or balance, among animals, plants, and people? 

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Authors: MSDE Admin, Nancy Schmitt, Richard Schmidt

ELA Grade 11 Exploring Independence Published

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Lesson OverviewThis lesson, which will require multiple class periods to complete, involves a close reading of selected portions of The Declaration of Independence.  The lesson will begin by establishing students’ background knowledge regarding the American Revolution and the subsequent writing of The Declaration of Independence.  Vocabulary pertinent to the Declaration will be taught via a vocabulary board and periodically reviewed. The teacher will guide students through a PowerPoint presentation of the essential elements of a close reading of a text.  Students will work on developing reading strategies to manage a complex text such as the Declaration of Independence.  Students will analyze the tone, style, and organization of The Declaration of Independence as well as engage in a variety of small- and large-group discussions and routine writing activities.  Finally, they will compose an argument, asserting the rights of people with disabilities, connecting to The Declaration of Independence and as a source of evidence.Teacher Planning, Examples of Response Methods and MaterialsSee Full Lesson Plan AttachedEssential Question and NCSC Essential UnderstandingIs independence better described as a goal or a journey?Modified: “What does independence look like in my life goal and journey?”

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Authors: MSDE Admin, Nancy Schmitt, Richard Schmidt

MS Science - Matter and It's Interactions Published

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Unit Essential QuestionsDoes the student identify examples of change?Does the student understand the difference between before and after chemical changes using gathered data?Does the student understand the difference between before and after chemical changes by interpreting and analyzing data? Learning ObjectivesAs a result of this lesson, students will know and be able to:Interpret and analyze data on the properties of substances before and after chemical changes have occurred. (Please note: Physical properties/changes have already been studied.)Target LevelInterpret and analyze data on the properties of substances before and after chemical changes have occurred.Precursor LevelGather data on the properties of substances before and after chemical changes have occurred.Initial LevelObserve and identify examples of change.Teacher Planning, Examples of Response Methods and MaterialsSee Full Lesson Plan Attached

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Authors: MSDE Admin, Nancy Schmitt, Richard Schmidt

ES Science - Plant Growth Published

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Lesson OverviewFactors that affect plant growthInitial Level - Distinguish things that grow from things that don’t grow.Students will identify the factors that affect plant growth.Precursor Level - Provide evidence that plants grow.Students will create a graph given the data.Target Level - Connections to Mathematics Essential Elements EE.5.MD.1.b: Use standard units to measure weight and length of objects.  Students will collect data, create a graph, and analyze the data.Teacher Planning, Examples of Response Methods and MaterialsSee Full Lesson Plan Attached

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Authors: MSDE Admin, Nancy Schmitt, Richard Schmidt