Submitted by mrlosik on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:19am.
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.
Submitted by KatyMaiolatesi on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:01pm.
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.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:31pm.
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.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:16pm.
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.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:11pm.
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.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:08pm.
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.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:05pm.
After students have read through The Giver, they will learn about symbolism and find the ways the author used symbolism throughout the book. After they complete a chart on symbolism, they will create a symbol that describes themselves. They will present their symbol project through Voicethread.com.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:01pm.
Students will read through chapter 12 of The Giver where they find that the people in The Giver got rid of the ability to see color. First students will look at a variety of colors and determine what emotions the colors make them feel. Then they will each write about a color without giving the name of the color; the students in the class will need to guess the color.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:55pm.
For this lesson, students will learn through a video and powerpoint presentation how to cite in-text in APA format. Students will have an opportunity to practice citing in-text before citing in their own APA research paper.
Submitted by kcontant on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 1:52pm.
Students will learn why it is important to cite when writing. They will watch a video and look through a Prezi to learn how to cite their sources in APA. After they know the correct way to format their citations, they will work through a worksheets to identify sources that are formatted correctly. They will end the lesson by writing their own reference page for their research paper.