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Engage in Literature Circle discussion. 7 to 8
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Students discuss readings from selected texts, done the previous night, with the goal of engaging text, interacting with each other, and exhibiting ordered but collaborative work.
Giving a Voice to Literature 4 to 4
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The students in my class have been working in reading groups called book clubs. This project will allow students to act out their favorite scene, give interviews as a character from the book, make a promotional commercial for the book, or give a book review as a famous reviewer.
Literature Circles 9 to 12
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Recording literature circles via podcasts; modeling/highlighting one reading strategy.
Literature Circles Meeting using Subtext 7 to 10
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In this lesson, students facilitate a literature circle meeting using notes and annotations they've created within e-books using the Subtext app. They then use the ideas generated to write analytical paragraphs in Google Docs for teacher feedback.
Literature is Alive and Everywhere 9 to 12
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Students will look to the world around them for inspiration for writing poetry and prose. Using digital cameras and related technology, students will reach out to their world to look for inspiration in everyday beauty.
Man in Conflict - Vietnam and Literature 11 to 11
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Plan designed to teach different forms of conflict found in American Literature. Students will be able to identify types of conflict found in various literary forms and compare/contrast using other media forms.
Technolgy and Thematic Lessons in Literature 9 to 12
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Students will use the Flip VideoT cameras to record their book reviews and Socratic Circle discussion groups while analyzing the thematic lessons of their books and how they apply to real-wolrd isssues. These videos will then be linked by the students to the Media Center online web site for school-wide viewing.
Literary Tour of California via Vodcast 9 to 12
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Students study California authors and create a podcast telling about each author. Listeners learn about the cities and places that California authors lived, worked and played in and wrote about.
Digital Revolution 6 to 12
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Students will compose an original historical photograph about a revolution based on Eleanor Antin's work. They will also read a literature piece coinciding with the revolution they have chosen to study.
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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The Electronic Poetry Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. Student-driven, project-based learning enhances lasting knowledge rather that just momentary learning.
Emerging Heros 12 to 12
Students will understand the concept of a hero through visual arts.
Fantasy Fiction Video Finale 6 to 8
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Students use flip video cameras and iMovie to create visual reflections for their culminating project in Fantasy Fiction book groups.
Flip for Book Reports K to 12
Students will create Flip Video book reports to share in class and to keep as a data base of book reviews.
If Dracula Walked Today 9 to 12
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Objective: Preserving the message and power within the original manuscript of Dracula, while recreating an original depiction using a flip camera and an understanding of pop culture.
Jack and the Beanstalk 2 to 3
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- Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate use of login procedures and network printing. - Students will be able to compose a document that applies intermediate formatting - Students will use digital creativity tools to create original works. - Students will use the Paint Application for designing
Modern Day Proverbs 9 to 12
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This project is for the basic English 11 class. To show their comprehension of proverbs, students will create their own list of proverbs for the modern day generation. Relevancy of literature is necessary for today's student.
Pair Ideas:Parody 6 to 12
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After studying a poem, play, or novel considered to be a "literary canon," students will write and videotape a parody of it utilizing live musical or acting performances, LEGO animation, or puppet theater to share with peers and then serve as mentors for middle school students to recreate this process. All videos will be accessible on a web blog site or through a Google Drive or dropbox.
Podcast Book Buddies 2 to 5
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Students from one class would read books from all different genres through a podcast to students at a different school. After they read the book, they would pose questions about the book and continue in dialogue with their book buddy for two weeks.
PODCASTING IN THE CLASSROOM 6 to 8
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Podcasting in the classroom will empower students and challenge them to create projects as authentic assessments and as supplemental resources for other students
UNIVERSAL BUS STOP 9 to 12
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As a culminating activity, my Advanced Placement seniors create a script and storyboard combining literary characters and historical figures. The presentation must begin at a bus stop, and the identity of the characters / people should be made evident through dress, dialogue, and actions.
Crusaders! 7 to 12
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This lesson covers the Crusades. Students are to choose which particular Crusade they wish to study. Students will map the route taken, choose a major city along the way, evaluate the city and explain whether or not there were any benefits from hosting the Crusaders, and they will consider the forts built along the way.
I Have A Dream 2 to 5
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Fourth Grade and Second Grade Buddies will collaborate to write "I Have A Dream" poetry and record their poetry to share on the Internet. They will use the videos to assess the content and presentation.
My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to present the students with a structured activity in which they are able to develop and enhance their reading fluency and comprehension skills in a fun and creative way. The mode of exploration will be that of mixed genre writing and altered books.
"50 Ways to Use Your FlipCam" 9 to 12
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This lesson/power point was developed in order to teach the audience (teachers/instructors) simple and quick ways to enhance their teaching and to help invest their student in their education by using a FlipCam.
"A Picture Is Worth A Million Words" 7 to 8
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This project is a photography, poetry, and bookmaking unit utilizing three artists-in-residence who teach photography, poetry, and bookmaking.
"I Believe..." Podcast Style 10 to 11
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Students will read John F Kennedy's speech "I Believe in an America Where the Separation of Church and State is Absolute" and Martin Luther King's speech "I have a Dream." After comparing both speeches students will write their own speech about their personal beliefs, podcast their work and present their speeches to our local veterans at our Veteran's Day Celebration.
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
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Students in grade 7 and 8 will travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona to investigate and measure the soil and water quality (if water can be found) for each of five life zones. The five life zones are the Lower Sonoran or low hot desert; the Upper Sonoran or desert steppe; the Transition or open woodlands; the Canadian or fir forest; and the Hudsonian or spruce forest. This is equivalent to studying the life zones found from Mexico to Canada. The latest technology will be used to complete the field studies and record and communicate their findings.
A Picture of Dreams 11 to 12
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Students will merge photography; gel transfer pictures, writing, and their plan for their future to result in a multi dimensional visual art project that supports digital skills, education and career development, and the arts, poetry and English language.
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Notes 6 to 12
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Providing a visual representation of a classical piece of musical literature. Creating a listening map for a classical piece using digital photography and computer presentation format.
American Cities 7 to 8
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In this lesson, groups of students will work collaboratively online to create informational worksheets about a major American city through the ages.
Annotating and Analyzing Readings with Tablets 9 to 12
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This lesson plan shows how tablets and/or computers with internet access would be used in my ELA classroom to enhance engagement and independence reading and analyzing Common Core texts.
Antony vs. Brutus 9 to 12
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In groups of four, students will create an advertising campaign based on their given character/speech of Antony or Brutus from Shakespeare's Caesar. Students will use the project as means of debate focusing on the which character should have control of Rome after the death of their former leader, Caesar.
Assessing Reading Fluency using the Flip Video 1 to 12
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Students will use the Flip video camera to record the reading of a peer’s previously introduced reading fluency story. Students will watch their recordings and complete a self-assessment of their reading fluency using the Dimensions of Reading Fluency rubric.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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Students respond to books, poems and literary genres by using flip cameras to make movie trailers, "behind-the-scene-clips", never before seen footage, movie reviews and commercials as the use imagination, innovations and 21st century digital tools to show their understanding.
At the Movies 1 to 2
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This lesson plan attempts at creating a framework for creativity, innovation and global collaboration while allowing students to create different movies as they respond to books and poems from different literary genres. The lesson plan allows for student-driven learning, with choices and project-based learning.
Babushka Baba Yaga - fluency and story structure 2 to 4
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Utilizing an ELMO document camera and LCD projector, students will share a Patricia Polacco story, discuss story structure in an authentic manner, and will practice their reading fluency.
Blogging in the Classroom 10 to 12
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Students will use laptops/chromebooks to create their own student blogs, where they will respond to literature, evaluate media, and collaborate with their classmates.
Celebrations Summative Project - Kindergarten P-K to K
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(8 week lesson)After studying the holidays and traditions of autumn and winter throughout the world, kindergarten students are challenged to create their own unique holiday. While presenting their holiday, students will be digitally recorded to assess their understanding of holidays as a summative assessment. *International Baccalaureate PYP*
Classical Greece: Magazine Project 5 to 7
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Members will be creating a full magazine centered on the Grecian’s Golden Age. Issues will be celebrating either the 30th, 40th, or 50th anniversary of the Greeks victory over the Persians.
Compare/Contrast Animal Kingdom Characteristics from Informational Texts P-K to P-K
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Students will compare and contrast the various animal kingdoms. Students will take this knowledge and complete a compare/contrast essay after researching the animal kingdoms.
Continuidad de los Parques 11 to 12
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Write a skit and film it using flip videos adding an ending to the short story Continuidad de los Parques by Julio Cortazar
Creation Stories 6 to 12
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Provide an authentic approach to improve understanding the foundation of American Literature and improve literacy skills of all the students. This project will allow students to research, create, and demonstrate, via podcasts and discussion boards, their knowledge of the origins of American literature.
Creative Book Report using Flip Cameras and Jaycut.com 6 to 12
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Students recall important characters, settings and events from a book they have read together as a group. They then create movie with pictures and acting to share with the rest of the class.
Dazzling Digital Poem Project ¨C 7th grade 7 to 10
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7th grade students will take one of their original poems and create a digital poem on PowerPoint. This poem will include a student narration of poem, a collage of pictures representing their poem's ideas and background music.
Designing a Digital Portfolio 9 to 12
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Students will design, produce, and evaluate digital portfolios. The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to digital portfolios. Web portfolios are effective tools that can help students showcase their projects to a global audience.
Different modes of Understanding Description 7 to 12
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This lesson uses digital photography to enhance the students' experience and understanding of poems and descriptive writing.
Digital Cloud Riddle Book 1 to 3
Students will learn to identify different cloud types, observe and photograph clouds in nature with interesting shapes, and print and write a riddle about the object they see in the clouds. Each student will add their cloud riddle and photo to form a class book to be added to the class website for everyone to enjoy.
Don't Laugh At Me 3 to 5
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Third graders create a music video for the song 'Don't Laugh At Me'. They use their connections and synthesis to illustrate the points made in the book and song.
Exploring Our World 2 to 2
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Students read texts and complete activities that relate to different regions around the world. Students can use the Amazon Echo to answer questions and research different regions/continents and listen to audiobooks that connect to our world.
Fans of Fantastic Fiction and Fantasy 6 to 8
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Choose an author to write to, read about, read stories by, and emulate.
Film Legends 6 to 12
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Students utilize the internet to research/respond to topics/questions related to films they view. I found this lesson particularly engaging for my ELL students. Student presentations could definitely expand, if our digital equipment was increased!
Flip Into Reading by Using Voice K to 5
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Goal: To teach the importance of adding “voice” when reading aloud. To improve fluency skills and writing skills.
Growing STEM Minds Through the Growing Gardens 9 to 12
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The nexus of our STEM activities revolves around our urban gardening center surrounding the school. The STEM activities will reach across all the subject areas including English, History, Science, Engineering, Technology and Math classes at our school.
Harlem Renaissance Research Project 9 to 12
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Students will research an aspect of the 1920s and/or 1930s in order to gain an understanding of the setting in terms of the time and place of the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Hatchet Through the Eyes of Forest Animals 4 to 5
Students will use a Flip Video Camera to tell the story of Brian in Hatchet from the perspective of one of the forest animals. The video will show six important events from the animal’s point of view of Brian’s time in the Canadian Wilderness while student voices narrate the observations, thoughts, and emotions of the animal.
How To Be a Successful 8th Grade Student 7 to 8
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My students will document the success and obstacles they experience throughout the year this year to be shared with next year's students. At the end of the year they will look back over their experiences and compile video instructing the up coming class on what actions they need to take for success in my class for the upcoming school year.
Integrating Technology into our 1st grade classroom. K to 1
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I have different activities for the students to accomplish by using technology.
Literacy Through Photography K to 5
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This project based lesson integrates reading, writing, and social studies skills on an elementary level.
Live Lit/Arts Magazine P-K to 12
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The Live Lit/Arts Magazine is an evolving showplace for student writing and art. While traditional Literary magazines have been used as a once-a-year printed edition usually produced at a great expense and only purchased by participants, their parents, and their teachers, an electronic magazine will allow constant revisions and additions as students continue to produce new written and fine arts contributions.
Modern Indian Culture as "Scene" through Bollywood 9 to 12
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Using Knowledge from Current Indian Culture (social organization, religion, government, language, arts and literature, customs and traditions, economy) students will be asked to collaboratively create, film, and edit a five minute scene in the true style of a Bollywood film.
MOON PHASE 3 to 5
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What role has NASA played in space exploration? What role has the Moon played in human history?
Music Video P-K to P-K
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Students record their own voices using Garageband and karaoke songs purchased from itunes, and turn their song into a music video. They create a storyboard, shoot, edit, and mix the video with the audio track and burn it to a DVD to be viewed.
Novel, Loser by Jerry Spinelli "Bullying" Commercials 4 to 12
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After my class read the novel, Loser by Jerry Spinelli, they worked in cooperative groups to select one of the bullying scenes to act out in a commercial to be videoed with a Flip Camera. They wrote the script, designed the props, costumes, and had to become actors and actresses to perform the original scene from the book, as well as, how the incident could have been prevented.
Picture Perfect Parts of Speech 7 to 12
Using photography skills to enhance the process of learning parts of speech.
Plot and Conflict 6 to 12
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Students will analyze the concept of plot development and conflict resolution using their novel from the Summer Reading List. Teacher will tell the students their assessment will be based on their concept map they will create at the end of the unit. Students will Create a Concept Map using the Kidspiration software that includes the interactive graphic organizers.
Podcasting for Reading Fluency 1 to 5
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Students will podcast weekly a short high interest piece of literature. They will save these podcasts as part of their digital portfolio for the year. One student will be selected each week as the "Featured Reader" of the week to have their podcast featured on the class website.
Portrait of a Year 7 to 12
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Using the Internet, you will investigate a year of the twentieth century. After researching the year, you will create an electronic image commemorating that year. You will select images from the Internet representing your research. Using graphics software, you will modify those images and place them together into a single image representing all you have learned of that year.
Readers Theater In Action - Take 1 P-K to 3
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Students will be working in five groups of four to come up with their own Readers Theater. They will be designing their own backdrop, creating the script for the story, and filming the entire step from beginning to end of the production to be displayed on the class smartboard.
Reading Blog Log 6 to 12
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Students will create blogs in which they will share ideas about literature we are reading in class - kind of online Socratic seminars. In addition they will create podcasted informational reports, and then open the forum up to others in the library media center during celebrations of READING WEEK.
Relevant, rigorous application practice and enrichment stations P-K to 5
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This lesson management system covers any small group targeted instructional block of time such as ELA block, and math block periods. It allows the teacher to provide rigorous, differentiated, engaging, independent stations while he/she is teaching, remediating, enriching small groups of students through differentiated, targeted instruction driven by data.
Romanticism Through the Eyes of Art, Poetry, and Technology 10 to 12
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Teaching the qualities of Romanticism, comparing pieces of the period, and creating responses that show comprehension, while using an Elmo.
Save Trees, Use the Mini to Complete Our Assignment! 2 to 2
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Students will learn that by using technology in the classroom, they will be saving trees from destruction to create our textbooks and workbooks and how we can stop filling our landfills with mounds of paper. With our reading program online, students will have access to the program and will be able to complete assignments directed by the teacher and have immediate feedback on their performance.
Shapes in Art, Shapes in Body P-K to 1
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Students learn how to distinguish shapes through dance and music.
shared reading book trailer creation 6 to 8
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After completing a "shared reading" with a literature group, students will re-create portions of the book through various media and will create a short "book trailer" of the project to share with students, teachers and parents.
Similarities and Differences Across Cultures - In Modern Times and Throughout History 1 to 1
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Students will use technology and literature to research past cultures and modern cultures. The objective of the lesson is for the students to recognize and define the similarities and differences between past cultures and modern cultures in areas related to daily living, food, art and music.
Storytelling with a Document Camera 3 to 5
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Students will use the document camera to retell and put on a presentation of a Native American folktale, legend, or story that they read. This project aims to help students practice and enhance their reading fluency, comprehension, and speaking skills, as well as understand Native American history and culture.
Students Are the Best Teachers 4 to 12
Students will take an active role in the teaching and learning process by creating digital presentations that review basic concepts that are the foundations for all courses. These may include focused mini lessons on such areas as vocabulary, grammar, figures of speech, math problems and concepts, historical events, scientific elements, or technology operations.
Teaching and Learning: Using iPods in the Classroom P-K to 5
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My students need an iPod touches, apps, and software so I can facilitate the implementation of activities that are in step with the 21st century classroom.
Teaching Digital Citizenship through Stories of Immigration and Diversity K to 2
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This is Cross-Curricular Unit that addresses the Social Studies Big Ideas of diversity, and our personal connections to immigration in our community. These lessons plan to increase awareness and understanding about our diverse, ethnic and racial backgrounds from specific underrepresented minorities (who speak Nepali, Khmer, Chinese, and Spanish), through innovative uses of technology. Using Smartboards, interactive language-learning websites (in various languages), and developing cyber pen-pals between like-minded schools in our neighborhood and abroad, we will acquire more sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity in our community, and become better-equipped global citizens for the 21st century.
Technology Rich Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan 9 to 10
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The students will understand Romeo and Juliet and as a result will produce and present a Storyboard that demonstrates a scene’s importance.
The American Revolution: It Takes Two to Tangle, but Three to Decide a War! 5 to 12
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This unit on the American Revolution is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the complexities of war. The goal is for students to gain knowledge of history from several different points of view.
The Outsiders Unit Plan 7 to 9
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The students will read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and complete a digital-based lesson plan that incorporates the novel.
The Secret Stairway 3 to 5
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This is a lesson that continues work on the recorder by providing music projection to allow hand-free music reading, composing opportunities and interactive music collaboration.
The Wonder of Seeing the Best in Ourselves- A+ Attitude 6 to 6
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Students will read the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio, learn about theme, character, perspective and the steps of writing a research paper. The students will then create a research paper, an oral presentation and a citizenship project that promotes compassion.
Using Vokis to Identify Fiction and Nonfiction Texts P-K to 3
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Students will use technology tools and create a talking character (Vokis) to distinguish the difference between fiction and nonfiction text genres.
We Have a Dream 2 to 4
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Students write their own "I Have a Dream" speech based on how they think they can make their world a better place.
Web 2.0 - Video Sharing 9 to 12
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Create a video to share on a Video Sharing Site (Youtube, Flickr, etc.). Through this lesson, the student will become proficient at sharing files online using the various Video Sharing Sites. Students will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to edit and produce the video.
Webquest - Westward Ho! 3 to 8
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Work as a group to investigate life on the trail using various resources and Internet links. As a result of the research, students will write an article.
Where We Come From—A Culturally Responsive Writing Lesson 4 to 5
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Goals: (1) Students will communicate and collaborate listing details that represent their learning group; (2) Students will write a “We Come From” poem that represents their learning group; (3) Students will create a Wordle that represents their learning group.
Whose Slipper 1 to 5
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In this unit students will explore multiple versions of various fairy tales. This is one of five lessons in which students read an original fairy tale and compare story elements of another version of the same fairy tale.
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