# Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales

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In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures. They will learn how both types of folktales employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next. Use the following lessons to introduce students to world folklore and to explore how folktales convey the perspectives of different world cultures.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Unit of Study

# Have You Met Your Match? - Understanding Equivalent Expressions Using the Distributive Property

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In this lesson, students will use the properties of operations to generate and identify equivalent expressions. Students will apply their knowledge of the distributive property to an expression to produce equivalent expressions. The guided inquiry and hands-on memory "match" game will engage students and support student understanding of algebraic thinking.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Anonymous

# M&Ms and Equivalent Expressions

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In this lesson, students use M&Ms and equation mats to explore the equivalency of pairs of expressions. Then they show pairs of expressions are equivalent using properties of operations. For those that are not equivalent, they provide a counterexample.

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Author: Laurie Stone

# Algebra Applies to the Real World? No Way!

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In this lesson, students write and evaluate algebraic expressions at specific values. They will also use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Utah LessonPlans

# Context Clues

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Learn to find the meanings of "mysterious" words by analyzing context clues, word roots, prefixes, and suffixes in this interactive tutorial.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: RHONDA BURGESS

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The purpose of this project is two-fold: first, to encourage students to make the reading of poetry a creative act; and, second, to help students appreciate particular literary devices in their functions as semaphores or interpretive signals. Those devices that are about the imagery of a poem (metaphor, simile, personification, description) can be thought of as magnifying glasses: we see most clearly that upon which the poet focuses our gaze. Similarly, those poetic devices that are about the sound of the poem (alliteration, consonance, enjambment, onomatopoeia, and repetition) can be thought of as volume buttons or amplifiers: we hear most clearly what the poet makes us listen to most attentively.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Diane Moroff

# 7th Grade Short Story Unit

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In this unit, students will be reading and writing myths following the structure of short stories and eventually publishing their own work.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: UED

# Poems that Tell a Story: Narrative and Persona in the Poetry of Robert Frost

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Behind many of the apparently simple stories of Robert Frost's poems are unexpected questions and mysteries. In this lesson, students analyze what speakers include or omit from their narrative accounts, make inferences about speakers' motivations, and find evidence for their inferences in the words of the poem.

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Author: EDSITEment

# Close Reading Exemplar: The Long Night of Little Boats

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Students will analyze a nonfiction text illustrating the rescue of British soldiers at Dunkirk in 1940, examine the miraculous nature of what happened at Dunkirk and how shared human values played a part in the outcome of this event.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Meghan Hauptli

# Mini-Assessment for The Long Night of the Little Boats by Basil Heatter

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This Achieve the Core 7th grade mini-assessment for The Long Night of the Little Boats by Basil Heater includes the text excerpt, quantitative and qualitative analyses of the text, question annotations, and supplemental materials so that students will experience an indepth understanding of the text.

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# 10 Emotional Dangers of Premature Sexual Involvement

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Reference article with sample cases

# 10 Tips for Becoming More Active as a Family

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This resource provides information to help students stay active, as well as, help them understand the importance of staying active.

Author: USDA

# 10 Tips to a Great Plate

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This is a supplemental poster that outlines 10 tips for making sure that your MyPlate is balanced and meets the dietary guidelines.

Material Type: Presentation

Author: MyPlate.Gov

# 2011 Hunger Map

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This is a supplemental map that charts the hunger percentages around the world. The map could be used while discussing the societal issues that surround world hunger for world food day.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: World Food Programme

# 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

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Article with diatery guidelines for people from 2010-2020

# 20 Personal Space Activities for Kids

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This resource provides activities for teaching students how to respect personal space.

# 4th-5th Grade Puberty and Hygiene Lesson: Teacher's Guide

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Unit with various activities on puberty and hygiene.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

# 5 Awesome Warmup Activities

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Resource presenting5 warmup activities to engage students prior to participating in various physical activities.