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Language Arts

This unit focuses on the foundations to developing effective sentences that will grow and build into strong pargraphs.  Students are guided through processes that will help them to create sentences that are fluent. Sentence types, functions, styles are all addressed in this unit.

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Students will be able to identify the various types of sentences.  Students will be able to punctuate the various types of sentences with the correct punctuation. 

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1) A brief description of what teaching and learning "looks" like when teachers and students use this object.

2) Your experience in using this object with students or the past experience with students that led you to design this object the way that you did.

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This integrated literacy and science unit guides students through a cooperative learning webquest in which students work in groups of 4, completing different jobs as part of a "company" that is designing a trip to one of the planets in our solar system.  Each job requires students to research and create some sort of written out-put (travel brochure, essay, or diagrams with descriptions).

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This "unit," or framework is used throughout the year for reading fluency instruction. Blending both face-to-face instruction and digital learning with iPads will improve student engagement with reading and provide more opportunities for differentiated instruction. 

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This blended lesson is generated to assist students with increasing their ability to develop into effective writers, able to begin to create and transfer their thoughts into well-written text of many genres.  The basis for developing the ability to become effective writers, of course requires lots of practice, but also having a good knowledge of the seven parts of speech.

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This narrative reading unit focuses on historical fiction and emphasizes interaction between readers and text. The readers will learn to connect with the characters, identify the characters’ point of view, and determine the theme of the text. Students will also watch the film in order to analyze literary elements.

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For this lesson, students will learn what theme is, understand what the most common themes are, and analyze the theme of short stories. As a final assessment, students will read a novel and write a 5 paragraph essay analyzing the theme.

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For this assignment, students will learn about the difference between mood and tone in writing. They will watch a video explaining the difference, work through a website with words writers would use to convey tone or mood, and end with an assignment where they will describe the tone or mood in pictures and passages from books.  

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For this lesson students will learn the different parts of the elements of a story. They will be able to watch a catchy movie explaining the parts and apply their knowledge to an interactive website.

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