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This brief unit about participles is part of a larger unit about verbals and is in the planning to be a part of a very large unit about grammar.  This unit is intended to aid student knowledge about how words and sentences fit together as well as to improve their writing skills as they learn to model different sentence formats.

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Using the theme of identity, students will work through various activities to learn the characteristics of a Narrative Essay. This particular unit will/should take place prior to writing the Narrative Essay. Many of the lessons address how to identify, create, apply and analyzeheme, dialogue punctuation, figurative language and citing direct and indirect evidence. 

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Being able to create with the same process that designers and engineers use is one of the biggest learning super powers we can give our students. The steps are relatively simple to master and create a productive, growth-centered mindset in our learners.

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This unit was created for 7th/8th grade students in a Resource Room /Guided Studies classroom.   It is a unit for self-reflection, career exploration, and career skills for success.  It is intended to be completed in 8 days and includes time for concluding presentations and post assessments.

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Students must understand the lifecycles of the plants that feed our planet, as well as the way technology is making doing so more efficient and responsible. This unit is designed not only to inform students on the basics of plant life cycles but to inspire them to look innovatively at how technology can be used to ensure the feeding of the planet continues to grow in efficiency. 

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This is a 3-4 day lesson on home/room vocabulary, and using the verb 'estar' with location.  Students will be in the classroom to learn the vocabulary and grammar and complete some practice activities.  They will be in the computer lab to complete a project using the website Gliffy.  They will create their own floor plan with labels and sentences in Spanish.

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Either during or after the reading of Out of the Dust or another book that takes during the Dust Bowl, students will play the PBS Dust Bowl interactive activity. During the activity, students will pretend they are living in the states affected by the Dust Bowl. They will get to choose where they live and make decisions like whether or not to expand their farms or even move to California.

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For this lesson, students will learn how to cite in-text in MLA. They will watch a video, be directed to an easy to understand web page with citation examples, and even be able to complete a worksheet on citing in-text in MLA. Once students are done with this lesson, they will be ready to cite in-text in their own research paper.

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For this lesson students will learn how to create a Works Cited page in MLA. They will watch a video, play games, and read a handbook to learn the many steps and processes required in a Works Cited page.

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Before students read The Giver, students will be given the opportunity to create their own Utopian community. First they will learn what Utopia means. Then they will work in groups in a Wiki or through google docs to create their community. They will end the lesson by reading accounts of others who actually tried creating Utopian communities and write a paper on the communities.  

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