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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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The goal of this unit is to have students learn and understand information about Ancient China. Students will look focus in on one particular person. This person is Emperor Qin. As students make their way through the unit, students will have to determine if Qin had a positive or negative effect on Ancient China.

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The goal of this unit is to have students learn and understand information about Ancient China. Students will look focus in on one particular person. This person is Emperor Qin. As students make their way through the unit, students will have to determine if Qin had a positive or negative effect on Ancient China.

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The following unit was created for a tier 3 reading intervention class that typically is 3 or more years below reading level in grades 6-8. This unit is approximately 2 weeks long, although I would revisit main idea throughout the semester since it can be weaved into any topic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Students will be able to identify the characteristics of waves and the different types of waves and explain how they impact daily lives.

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