9 minute instructional video with examples and definitions of verbal irony, situational irony, and dramatic irony.
Students will evaluate classroom presentations according to volume, stress, pacing, and pronunciation. Students will also use a rating sheet to compare and contrast effective and ineffective presentations according to volume, stress, pacing, and pronunciation.
Students will identify the differences between passive and active verb forms. Students will be given the opportunity to practice recognizing these verbs. Students will be able to identify these types of verbs within their own writings, and begin to wrtie in a more complete active voice than a possive one or a mistures of both.
This self-study guide from the University of Washington offers well organized resources on the topic of Indian education in the United States from the late 19th- early 20th centuries. The collection provides an overview, followed by detailed readings and images. Sections of the self-study: Part 1: Indian Boarding School Movement Part 2: Mission Schools Part 3: Boarding Schools Part 4: A Typical Daily Schedule Part 5: Negatives and Positives Part 6: Sample Daily Routine
Students will explore ways that language and gender stereotyping interact through their own writing. They are assigned to create a short narrative with common characters. In addition, students will experiment with ways of using language when creating gender-fair texts. Finally, students students will reflect on their own language practices and what those practices reveal about their understanding of gender roles and the use of language in their writings.
Students will understand common Greek and Latin roots through participating in this engaging and interactive vocabulary game. Students will gain knowledge about word origins, and this knowledge and understanding will reinforce the connections among related words.
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The Family Letters are intended to be sent home at the beginning and middle of Cluster 2. They explain big ideas of the cluster using family-friendly language. Families can also find tips for working with their children at home, digital games, videos, and books. This file contains both English and Spanish versions of the Cluster 2 Family Letters.
Students will use conventions of punctuation (including but not limited to commas, parentheses, dashes,ellpsis, semicolons, quotations, apostrophes) in student written sentences.
This is an ELA lesson planning template. It follows a gradual release framework. It was adapted from the ELA lesson plan template provided by NCDPI via the VIK.
Students will explore the Articles of Confederation and the Articles' influence in revising the Constitution of 1787. Students will experience the sentiments of Federalists and Anti Federalists by participating in a partner debate as either North Carolina Federalist James Iredell or Anti Federalist Willie Jones.
Students will be able to identify examples of figures of speech (such as but not limited to metaphor, simile, personification, irony, etc...) as they find examples in various texts.
This interactive lesson allows students the opportunity to fill in the blanks of a story with words created through a virtual flip of a chip. Students will use chips as tools for showing different affixes and roots that can be joined together to create words. The created words are inserted in a paragraph according to context clues. Students can work in pairs to create their own set of chips and corresponding paragraph. Students then exchange their packets to see whether the context clues are stong enough to enable classmates to fill in the blanks correctly.
This content resource builds students' knowledge and conceptual understanding about plants through interactive activities, printable worksheets, and hands-on explorations. There are six investigation cases for students to complete; each case examines a different aspect of plant life, including plant structures, life cycles and reproduction, proper environmental conditions for growth, and ecological importance. Supplemental background information and a teacher's guide with suggestions for using the materials in the classroom are also provided. A Spanish version of the web site is available.
This is an introductory lesson for any unit/text on the Holocaust. Students will first gallery walk various pictures, terms, and quotes about the Holocaust to connect with any previous knowledge and engage curiosity. The second activity asks the students to watch the National Holocaust Museum's movie about the events leading to the Holocaust. Finally students look closely at a text about the events leading up to Holocaust.
Ecology is the study of the relationships between living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment; it seeks to understand the vital connections between plants and animals and the world around them. Ecology also provides information about the benefits of ecosystems and how we can use Earth’s resources in ways that leave the environment healthy for future generations. The many specialties within ecology provide us with information to better understand the world around us. This information also can help us improve our environment, manage our natural resources, and protect human health.
Students will improve their writing skills by studying these videos, the slide presentation and/ or printed exercise sheet on the importance of sentence structure. A number of videos are available under the "Free Video" section. Students will learn that writers might need to repair sentence fragments, or else combine choppy statements into compound sentences in order to improve sentence structures.
Students will complete a word map for building vocabulary by following the eight perscribed steps. Students will also increase their retention of selected vocabulary by making a personal connection to each word. In addition, students will demonstrate internalization of vocabulary by writing an original sentence using the chosen word. Finally, students will generate a journal response by reflecting to this way of learning vocabulary words.
In this lesson, students will select and use a prop to define a character or setting. Students will participate as a good audience member. A performance rubric is included. This lesson should be used in conjuction with lesson 9.