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After students have read Out of the Dust, they will create a Glogster. They will write about the theme, use their vocabulary words in writing, write using similes, metaphors, and personification in poetry, compare and contrast Billie Jo’s experience to someone else in history, and be able to pick an option from a list.

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Before students read Out of the Dust or another novel that takes place during the Dust Bowl, students will gain background information on the Dust Bowl, Dust Bowl Migration, Mass Exodus, and Black Sunday. They will experience the Dust Bowl through a short video and pictures.  

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For these lessons, students will be taken through a variety of activities to learn about plagiarism. They will learn what plagiarism is, the consequence for it, how to paraphrase writing, when to use direct quotes, and how to cite. This is a wonderful webquest for students to go through.  

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For this lesson, students will learn how to write a mystery. They will be given a list of Nursery Rhymes and asked to create a mystery from the Nursery Rhyme. For example, Did Humpty Dumpty really fall off the wall or was he pushed? They will create a comic from their mystery.

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For this project students will be doing a self portrait, painting it, then finaly applying shading using sharpie marker.

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Students will learn how to write an introduction for a research paper. Through the lesson, they will learn to write an attention grabber, background information, a thesis, and a transition sentence.

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The unit overview is designed to incoporate historical fiction novels that focus on the civil war time period.  In addition to the novels, students will build background knowledge by researching issues related to the civil war.  Research will take place electronically and students will create presentations for the class.

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This is a unit plan for a blended learning Spanish class.  I will teach the grammar and the majority of the vocabulary to the students face to face in the classroom.  We will use the computer lab 1-2 times a week to complete enrichment activities that enhance and differentiate learning.

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Students will be able to identify the various types of sentences.  Students will be able to punctuate the various types of sentences with the correct punctuation. 

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Yes, this resource can be used as a working plan for constructing a complete unit for middles schools students who often are bored with textbooks, aricles and other primary sources.

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