Submitted by kcontant on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 3:31pm.
For this project, students will show they understand plot, tone, and theme by creating an imovie that summarizes their book and theme while matching the music they create in Garage Band to the tone of the different parts of the book. The end project is similar to a movie trailer, but it summarizes the entire book.
Submitted by kcontant on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 3:18pm.
The best way to learn to write figurative language is to read figurative language written by experts! For these lessons, students will choose a book that contains wonderful figurative language. While they read, they will share their favorite figurative language passages with their classmates. They will end the unit with a final Glogster assignment.
Submitted by kcontant on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 1:58pm.
For this lesson, students will review the different types of figurative language. Then they will watch videos on how figurative language is used in popular movies and music. After they analyze why figurative language is used often in popular media, they will create their own figurative language.
Submitted by kcontant on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 1:52pm.
Grammar works better in conjunction with writing! For this unit, students will work together to review the parts of speech in grammar. They will then take that knowledge to collaboratively research a persuasive paper on why grammar should or should not be taught in school.
Submitted by kcontant on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 1:40pm.
In preparation for research, students will learn the difference between a secondary and primary source through class discussion, a video, and a game. They will analyze why it is often important to have both sources in a research paper. Students will then begin to find quality primary and secondary sources on 9/11.
Submitted by Janet N on Wed, 12/02/2015 - 11:22am.
Teaching and learning looks blended in this classroom. By that, I mean that during the introduction of the topic, the teacher is really lecturing and the whole class is taking notes. During this time the instructor will ask students for feedback and questions. Use of the powerpoint will enhance the lecture by using pictures on each slide to illustrate the terminology.
Submitted by swhite01 on Sat, 09/26/2015 - 8:35pm.
The following unit was created for a middle school Reading Intervention class. The class provides intervention strategies for Tier 2 level students who are 1-3 years below reading level in grades 6-8. This unit is a 2 week unit that provides mini lessons, rotating centers with collaborative student work, as well as week end assessments.
Submitted by Cher.Nagey on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 9:32am.
Students will draft two story shorts that they will submit via a message board for peer review and critique. After reflecting upon their comments and suggestions provided by fellow classmates, they will select the story short they wish to progress forward with to the animation process.
Submitted by mrsloomis1 on Sat, 05/16/2015 - 9:17pm.
This contains a non-fiction unit mapped out for a blended course. This course would work great with the blended learning model because it has a strong "brick and mortar" connection. About 1/2 of the lessons are completed on the computer and the other half are completed on the computer.