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All About Me

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In this lesson plan, the traditional autobiography writing project is given a twist as students write alphabiographies—recording an event, person, object, or feeling associated with each letter of the alphabet. Students are introduced to the idea of the alphabiography through a presentation giving the instructions of how to create guidelines for writing their own alphabiographies. Students create an entry for each letter of the alphabet, writing about an important event from their lives. After the entry for each letter, students sum up the stories by writing the life lessons they learned from the events. Since this type of autobiography breaks out of chronological order, students can choose what has been important in their lives. And since the writing pieces are short, even reluctant writers are eager to write!

Material Type: Assessment

Author: Sylvia Castro

Animal Inquiry

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Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore animal facts and habitats using writing prompts to guide and record their findings.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing

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Go Away, Big Green Monster! Ed Emberley's tale about a scary, multicolored monster is used to help students build their reading fluency and word recognition skills. In this lesson, students chorally read the story and then point out familiar color words or sight words that appear in the story. After finishing the story, students are introduced to four different literacy center activities that include participating in a read along, building word families with story words, playing a memory game with color words from the story, and retelling story events using sentence strips. In the sessions that follow, students create their own artwork of the big green monster and use that artwork to help them write a story. Students use both self- and peer-editing to improve their writing. Completed stories are either published on the Internet or in a class book.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Maureen Gerard

The a-r Song

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This video segment from Between the Lions is a music video featuring Fonix in a blue performance area singing about the joys of the ˆaríń sound. Appearing on screen are the letters and words: a, r, Martha, Mark, park, gargle, car, hard, start, smart, cart, far, star, and part. This video segment provides a resource for Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Lecture

Our Amazing Skeleton

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This lesson covers the topic of human bones and joints. Students learn about the skeleton, the number of and types of bones in the body, and how outer space affects astronauts' bones. Students also learn how to take care of their bones here on Earth to prevent osteoporosis or weakening of the bones.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Authors: Abigail Watrous, Denali Lander, Janet Yowell, Jessica Todd, Malinda Schaefer Zarske, Sara Born

E-Cigarettes Discussion - Will History Repeat Itself?

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This is a pre assessment to a lesson on E-Cigarattes. My goal is two fold. First is to  find out what they already know and understand about e-cigaretts as well as their ability to evaluate media (the standards is about being able to evaluate healthcare products and services) This goal is challenging to assess with a short discussion but the article they use to support thier thinking will give me insiight on where I need to start.Learning Target/Objective:I can begin to evaluate products and services that may affect my health.Assignment Directions1. Please watch the videos below2. Post your reply to the questions belowWhat do the old time commercials tell you we use to think about smoking cigaretts?Do you think history will repeat itself with e-cigaretts? In other words, do you think we will eventually learn that E-Cigarettes/JUUL are more harmful then we know now?If you need more information avout e-cigaretts (vaping) I posted a second video below.Why or Why not?Your "why or why not" explanation should include at least 1 link to an article that supports your thinking.TEENS REACT TO CIGARETTE COMMERCIALS Smoking vs Vaping 

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Karen Norris

Trigonometry Concepts

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CK-12 Foundation's Trigonometry FlexBook is an introduction to trigonometry for the high school student. It includes chapters on graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, triangles and vectors, and the polar system.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

1.G Grandfather Tang's Story

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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * A copy of Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert * One set of tangrams for each student (see note in commentary) * A set of tangrams for t...

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Illustrative Mathematics

10X Bigger!

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Students will explore multi-digit numbers and the relationship between ones, tens and hundreds; a digit in one place is 10x the digit in the place to its right. Students will use their bodies to represent digits in multi-digit numbers up to the hundredths place and compare these numbers using <, =, >. Students will use their bodies as multi-digit numbers to add and subtract.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Admin

1.NBT Comparing Numbers

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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials A spinner with the numbers 0, 1, 2, ... 9 A spinner with the decades 00, 10, 20, ... 90 Math journal or teacher-made worksheet Pencil Actions...

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Illustrative Mathematics

1.OA, NBT The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle The students work individually or in pairs. Each student or pair needs: Three ten-frames for each s...

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Illustrative Mathematics