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Adaptations: Fit for Survival
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This lesson outlines teacher-led discussion on the topic of migration as an adaptive behavior in response to changes in the animal's environment. Journaling questions are also provided to help build each student's individual understanding.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
OER
Author:
Journey North
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text
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In this lesson, traditional stories of the Native peoples (i.e., narrative text) introduce students to the study of animals in Alaska (i.e., expository text). Students use the Internet to listen to a Yu'pik tale told by John Active, a Native American living in Alaska. They also use online resources to find facts about animals in Alaska. Students compare and contrast the two types of text in terms of fiction and nonfiction. The narrative stories provide students with a context to begin studying a content area topic; this lesson emphasizes the integration of curriculum.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Marilyn Cook
Date Added:
02/26/2019
All About Alliteration: Responding to Literature Through a Poetry Link
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In this lesson, students overcome their fears by using a traditional poem to teach students about alliteration. After reading the book, A My Name Is... by Alice Lyne, students use a variety of print and online resources to brainstorm their own alliterative word lists. They then create a poetry link that uses the traditional poem they have read together as a framework for their own poems.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Lisa Cranston
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Animal Adaptations - Snowshoe Hare/Cottontail Rabbit
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In this lesson students will explore adaptations that animals have that help them survive in their environment. Students will build understanding by identifying adaptations as described in two folk tales and sorting descriptions of adaptations into categories of their choice. They will then compare and contrast the snowshoe hare and the cottontail rabbit. Students will work in groups to research and organize information they gather about the two animals, summarizing their research in their science journals. In an associated activity, "Camouflage: An Adaptation of Survival," students simulate the use of camouflage as a survival adaptation.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Author:
Janeen Graham
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Beyond History Books: Researching With Twin Texts and Technology
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n this lesson, students explore a historic event in depth by reading fiction and nonfiction literature. Then, to enhance and extend the reading experience, students participate in website exploration and virtual field trips. Throughout the process, students gather facts and relevant information, which they later organize and present to the class. This lesson is easily adaptable to accommodate a wide range of historic events, instructional objectives, and grade levels.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Lotta C. Larson Ph.D.
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Blowing and Flowing
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In this lesson students will describe how weathering and erosion change Earth's surface after observing the effects of erosion from wind and water on three types of ground: bare ground, ground with sparse vegetation, and ground covered with vegetation. Students will record their observations in their science journals and then participate in a discussion about the results of the activity. They will be assessed by a final written summary of the activity where they will cite the reasons they think understanding soil erosion is important. Note: Teachers will need to build the Erosion Chamber mentioned in the lesson ahead of time; directions for building are included.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Author:
Teresa Hislop and Kirstin Reed
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Celebrate Earth Day!
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In celebration of Earth Day, students research famous environmentalists and write letters to them asking for their opinions on current issues and turn their letters into a poem.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Life Science
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cinderella, Cinderella
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In this lesson, students will review story components using the original Cinderella story. They will then compare and contrast Cinderella tales from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CPALMS
Author:
Michelle Roderick, Stephanie Roper, Clara Jenson, Patty Lyman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Color My World: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media
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In this lesson, students will see how artistic materials can extend knowledge. This lesson provides opportunities for students to explore and experience the meaning potential of everyday writing and drawing tools in their own writing. The lesson can adapted for older students.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
S. Rebecca Leigh
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events
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In this lesson, students participate in read-alouds and discussions about memories and family. After this exploration, students brainstorm questions to ask family members in order to learn more about important and/or memorable family events. Once students determine a list of questions, they interview family members, taking notes on the events and giving each a positive or negative rating. Using their interview notes, students create a graphic family timeline which includes illustrations or photographs.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Renee Goularte
Date Added:
02/26/2019
GEDB Australian Animal Research Project: Investigate the World (Lesson 4 of 4)
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In this lesson students will learn about the need to protect animals and to prevent extinction of animals. Students will then write an opinion piece on why it is important save animals. This lesson was developed by Tina Deal as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
11/27/2019
Guided Comprehension: Summarizing Using the QuIP Strategy
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Students learn to use the QuIP (questions into paragraphs) comprehension strategy to organize information and then synthesize it in writing.

Subject:
American History
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Social Studies
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Hair Raising Experience
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In this lesson, students use balloons, plastic bags, and glass and metal rods to investigate static electricity and then write complete a series of writing assignments to describe what they have learned.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Author:
Teresa Hislop and Kirstin Reed
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Language of Language Arts:  Change the Point of View:  First Person and Third Person
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Students will read a description of first and third person narrations. Students will then read background information about a passage, read the passage, and write the passage in order to change it from first to third person narration. This resource supports English language development for English language learners.

Subject:
English Language Arts
English as a Second Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
K12Reader
Author:
k12reader.com
Date Added:
02/26/2019