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This Reading Comprehension unit is the beginning of a skills course for elementary, middle and special education students. Its purpose is to differentiate instruction so that all students can participate and generate their work on their own level. The initial skills highlighted in this unit are compare and contrasting fact and opinion along with cause and effect.

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The Writer’s File is a companion unit to use with the in-class teaching or tutoring sessions concerning writing the informative paper. The unit is directed for writers in middle school with lexile reading levels between 500 and 1000. The unit is broken down into several sections based on the common steps in the writing process.

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This is a blended unit intended for novice English as a Second Language students, combining face-to-face and online learning opportunities and assessments. Students will be able to listen to and speak about family members, using family member vocabulary to identify their own family and the families of others. Students will demonstrate understanding of how family members relate to each other.

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This is the first lesson building up to the science fair. This lesson is designed to introduce students to collecting data, drawing conclusions and writing scientifically with content that is not intimidating or difficult. In the beginning of the year this is also a great way for students to start to get to know one another.

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The Kepler's Laws and Planetary Motion activity will help students understand how Kepler's laws relate to the orbit of the Earth and other planets. Students will draw and use data to come up with descriptions of Kepler's three laws of planetary motion.

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This is a unit written for a 6th grade Academically Talented class. We read three novels in the The Breadwinner (by Deborah Ellis) series. In addition, we use online sources to research the area including videos, research sites, and discussion boards.

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For this project, students will show they understand plot, tone, and theme by creating an imovie that summarizes their book and theme while matching the music they create in Garage Band to the tone of the different parts of the book. The end project is similar to a movie trailer, but it summarizes the entire book.

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The best way to learn to write figurative language is to read figurative language written by experts! For these lessons, students will choose a book that contains wonderful figurative language. While they read, they will share their favorite figurative language passages with their classmates. They will end the unit with a final Glogster assignment.

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Students will learn about the 7 characteristics of living things; essentially how what all living things must have or do. Then students will further learn about cells, one of the 7 characteristics and how they work to keep organisms alive. They will understand the similarities and differences of plant and animal cells, unicellular and multicellular.

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The students will develop a basic understanding for components of fitness, The students will be able to apply the understanding by developing their plan as they research components. THe students will be able to also perform and demonstrate the components as they are tested in a face to face assessment.

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