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7th Grade Visual Art- NCAS Unpacking Template

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The purpose of this template is to allow the user to unpack the 7th grade visual art National Core Arts Standards (NCAS) into task-specific or task-neutral learning targets that then can be used during instruction and/or within an assessment tool like a rubric. The Unpacking Process: 1. Take a look at the performance standard (7th grade) and pull out the nouns, or what students need to know. 2. Next pull out what students need to be able to do (the verbs). 3. Write learning targets or I can statements. When writing ask yourself, “What does this look like in student work?”

Material Type: Assessment, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Emily Titterton

Blank Unpacking NCAS Template

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The purpose of this template is to allow the user to unpack the National Core Arts Standards into task-specific or task-neutral learning targets that then can be used during instruction and/or within an assessment tool like a rubric. The Unpacking Process: 1. Take a look at the performance standard* and pull out the nouns, or what students need to know. 2. Next pull out what students need to be able to do (the verbs). 3. Write learning targets or I can statements. When writing ask yourself, “What does this look like in student work?” *Grade level Performance Standards or Indicators will need to be added to the template prior to the first step. This is a blank template.

Material Type: Assessment, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Student Guide, Syllabus, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Emily Titterton

VA:Pr6.1.HSI-- Art Evidence Choice Matrix

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Evidence Choice Matrix HS Proficient Performance Standard VA:Pr6.1.HSI - Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings. This matrix can be used to provide students with some options as to the ways in which they can provide evidence of learning toward a grade level standard in art.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment

Author: Emily Titterton

Comic Creator

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The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

School Library Learning 2.0

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Welcome to School Library Learning 2.0. This tutorial is brought to you by the California School Library Association (CSLA) 2.0 Team. You will learn the tools of the new Internet: Web 2.0 tools that are bringing our kids in touch with the entire world through social networking, wikis, video, podcasting, and gaming sites. The exercises give you the background you need to understand the tools you're learning about.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Helene Blowers

Book Cover Guide

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Explore the parts of book covers and dust jackets with this online guide, designed to to allow users to review the content that appears on each portion of these artifacts.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Essay Map

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The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Breaking the Rules with Sentence Fragments

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Though teachers usually caution students against using sentence fragments, Edgar Schuster's work demonstrates that professional writers often use fragments effectively. This lesson helps students understand that there are reasons that they can and should use sentence fragments to become effective writers.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Mental Health 3: Mental Health Through Literature

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This lesson, from Science NetLinks, examines how mental illness has been portrayed in the arts while highlighting for students a more insightful way to further develop their ideas about human behavior. This lesson is the third of three lessons on mental health and human behavior.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Witchcraft Trial Transcript Analysis: Discourse and Culture

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In this short unit, students choose and analyze a primary source document, specifically the transcript of a witchcraft trial from the 17th or 18th centuries. Students annotate and analyze their document, drawing larger inferences about religion, gender, justice ad the law, superstition, sexuality, and anything else that comes up in their analysis. Students will also grapple with complex and archaic language and vocabulary in order to understand a world that is separated by time, and yet in some ways similar to our own. The unit culminates in students handing in/displaying their annotated transcript and presenting to the class, in a medium of their choice, their inferences, deep learning, and understanding of at least one person mentioned in the primary source. Designed for older students with strong literacy skills and previous experience with annotation, this unit can also be scaffolded/differentiated for a range of ages and abilities.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sarah Birgé

Digital Citizenship by J. Beck & T. Combs (41.WCS)

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Students explore multiple forms of digital etiquette and citizenship. They research current events based around digital concerns and innovations. Eventually, they apply that knowledge to their own lives and use of technology to develop 5 top guidelines for digital device usage for their peers. Students share their presentations and projects in an exhibit-style venue. Using a survey, students vote for their top choices, eventually selecting one choice to implement.Standards:CCSS English Language Arts (Grade 8)Ohio Standards for Technology 

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Cathryn Chellis, Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network

Communicating About Continents

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In this seminar you will learn about the large land masses that cover planet Earth. We call these land masses continents. You will learn the names and locations of each continent. By the end of this seminar, you will be able to construct a map of the 7 continents.Standards7.1.4.B Describe and locate places and regions as defined by physical and human features.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Bonnie Waltz, Tracy Rains, Deanna Mayers

Rockin Russian

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Rockin Russian is designed to give students exposure to the Russian language and culture through the medium of Russian music videos. Students are able to perfect their grammar while rocking out to music videos from Russia's pop stars. Based on Russian music videos from MTV Russia, Rockin' Russian is supplemented with exercise materials focusing on pronunciation, vocabulary development, grammar and cultural features. Parts of the videos are embedded into exercises in each category that students can revisit, strengthening their language skills.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Syllabus

Author: Garza, Thomas J.

Bio Cube

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Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive