Language Arts

This is a writing assignment designed specifically for the special education setting.  It involves having the students watch a high-interest video with teacher supported discussion.  Students will use the information from the video along with three informational articles that they read.  One article is provided for them.

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This is a unit I designed for an argumentative essay. I teach this unit every year but wanted to enhance it with more technology. When using this unit, teachers take on a facilitating role while students take on the task with feedback from peers. Students will be able to move through each step of the writing process at their own pace as well.

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The students are introduced to the research process through an assignment (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aV1canXyzEv0imNlA3VgYuAqXqJV4ax7xv0opIt4mtQ/edit?usp=sharing) that requires them to perform research on an individual who has had to overcome challenges and has benefi

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Students explore plot elements in fairy tales. Through whole class student engagement strategies, students analyze and complete a plot diagram for a fairy tale of choice. Peer collaboration is embedded with partner and group sharing.

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Student demonstration of analysis of literary elements in fiction and nonfiction.

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This month’s unit focuses on exploring various options of living as independently as possible.

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WeVideo is an online video editor that students and teachers can use to capture, create, view and share movies. It is a good alternative to iMovie for non-mac devices and access from shared devices in general.

In this unit students will learn the essentials for 3rd grade language arts by participating in a hybrid of both online and classroom learning.. They will use both projects and online assessments to show and apply what they have learned. 

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Using voice-to-text features to complete written assignments.  Students with reading/writing difficulties often struggle with getting their thoughts on paper.  Using a voice-to-text feature allows students to better focus on their thoughts and less on the mechanics of fine motor skills, spacing and spelling.

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This is a six week unit plan for 6th grade Mythology unit for a blended classroom.  Students will write their own myth online.    They also take quizzes online.  Microsoft online has been used to create a Powerpoint mix to introduce this unit.  

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