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Jump Start Adventures 4th Grade

Item #: 3405 | Grades 3-5

Through cross-curricular problem-solving activities, students venture into complex grammar and writing and develop higher-order mathematics skills. In addition, students improve understanding of important concepts and skills in core curriculum content areas. Correlated to NCTM/IRA Standards.

Curriculum Skills

·Understand basic grammar and spelling skills.

·Explore social studies and science concepts.

·Improve reading comprehension and vocabulary.

·Build sentence structure and writing skills.

·Explore music and fine arts.

·Develop higher-order math skills.

Special Features

·11 curriculum-building activities covering over 30 skills.

·Exclusive Adaptive Learning Technology automatically adjusts skill level to match advancing abilities.

·A rich collection of extension activities printable for classroom use.
Minimum system requirements: Macintosh: PowerMac G3 or better; 266MHZ or faster; OS 9.2.1, OSX Classic Mode; 64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM for OSX Classic Mode); 100 MB HD; 16x CD-ROM drive; 16-Bit color

Windows: 98/ME/2000/XP; Pentium II 266MHz (Pentium II 300MHz or faster for XP); 64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM for XP); 100 MB HD; 12x CD-ROM drive; 16-Bit color; Windows compatible sound card
Lesson Plan Name Grades
Producing a Franchise to encourage global awareness, increased, informed decision making about health, peer relationships and education. 7 to 8
The students will determine categories of franchises from which to work out media productions for weekly broadcasts on our school news show.
Poetry Alive! Interpreting Poetry Using Digital Images 9 to 12
A team of English students will take the role of a production company and will create a 4-5 minute film using the digital image as a medium for interpreting students’ original poems. Three classes will be working together in order to complete this project: Creative Writing, English, and The Actor’s Studio.
Digital Forensics 9 to 12
Students will understand and comprehend how to investigate a crime scene and the importance of crime scene photography.
PROJECT H.O.P.E. (Highlighting Opportunities for Potential Employment) 4 to 5
This is an exciting Career Exploration Unit that allows students to integrate technology skills while researching various careers.
Weather Watchers 2 to 5
Students will observe weather collecting data from hand made and scientific instruments and the internet weather resources. They will correspond with weather professionals and devise their own weather forecasting video using their knowledge and vocabulary.
Ready, Aim, Focus! 1 to 5
Through a hands-on photography lesson, students will develop and enhance writing focus, including brainstorming ideas, topic selection, word choice, and use of descriptive words. Also, students will use the printed images to inspire additional writing strategies such as developing voice, organization, and editing.
Postcards 4 to 6
Students will create a colored pencil drawing of themselves in an environment of their choice, using a digital output of their head as the starting point. The teacher will reduce the painting to postcard size and the students will write a descriptive letter on the back.
Picture This: A Book Full of Patterns! P-K to 8
My students will use various hands-on manipulatives while making different types of patterns (ab, abc, aabb, aabbcc, etc.) Students will use the digital camera to take a picture and write what they did!
Faces of Emotion 5 to 5
Students will be photographed with a variety of facial expressions.
The Family Tree 6 to 8
Families are a wonderful resource of support, traditions, and stories. In this unit, my students will write a series of essays about their families that will be put together in a book that can serve a record that can be shared with family now and in the future.