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English Grammar for ELLs: Contractions

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Students will gain an understanding of using contractions in speaking and in written text. They will identify word pairs used to make contractions and create contractions appropriately. They will also have a better understanding of how certain grammatical structures, like contractions, contribute to the overall understanding of a text.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Lesson Plan, Vocabulary

Author: Suzanne Deadwyler

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Cinderella around the world!

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This is a remix of https://goopennc.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/192 by Martha Levey and Toni Luther.  This is a multi-day unit on Cinderella and the many versions of the fairy tale. Students will listen to/read four versions of Cinderella identifying elements of culture and then compare/contrast two in groups. Then students will perform a reader's theater of one Cinderella story.  The whole class will remix the Cinderella story to write a modern-day version that takes into account their own cultures. 

Material Type: Lesson

Author: STEPHANIE BALLANCE

Close Reading of The Boy Who Loved Words: How Do People Build Their Word Power?

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Students will perform a close reading of The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter. They will identify the main message of the story through key details in the text. Students will also describe the main character of the story and his motivation. This is Lesson 3 of 10 from the unit Grade 3 Curriculum Map Unit 2, Module 1: http://engageny.org/resource/grade-3-ela-module-1-unit-2 .

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Lesson Plan, Reading, Vocabulary

Author: Expeditionary Learning

The Gingerbread Man!

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Students hear one or more versions of The Gingerbread Man fairy tale. Students will then use illustrations from the text or those provided to sequence and retell the story. By using different versions, students compare the adventures of characters in familiar stories.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Dbsenk

Activity 10: Design a Seed Packet

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This activity involves designing a seed packet for seeds that have come from a newly discovered plant. It stimulates discussion on what the seeds need to grow and how to care for the young growing plant. It gives the students an opportunity to write instructional texts and requires some creative thinking in the design of the packet. This provides useful opportunities for developing literacy and presentation skills as well as being a good end-of-topic activity.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Science & Plants for Schools

Remix

Cinderella around the world!

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This is a remix of https://goopennc.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/192 by Martha Levey and Toni Luther.  This is a multi-day unit on Cinderella and the many versions of the fairy tale. Students will listen to/read four versions of Cinderella identifying elements of culture and then compare/contrast two in groups. Then students will perform a reader's theater of one Cinderella story.  The whole class will remix the Cinderella story to write a modern-day version that takes into account their own cultures. 

Material Type: Lecture Notes, Lesson, Reading

Author: DULCE CASTILLO

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GEDB Folktales from Around the World: Culture Projects (Lesson 4 of 4)

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Students will collaborate together to choose, design, plan, and implement groups roles to determine what materials are needed to complete the project.  The teacher observe as student groups complete projects during the school day to ensure participation is achieved in an equitable manner. Students will select and research a specific folktale from the unit  Upon completing the group project, students may research a folktale independently provided the group agrees and their project goals are met.This lesson was developed by Lisa Bruet to fulfill requirements 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.                

Material Type: Formative Assessment, Lesson, Module, Presentation, Reading, Unit of Study

Author: DULCE CASTILLO

GEDB Folktales from Around the World: Culture Projects (Lesson 4 of 4)

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Students will collaborate with a group of students and select a Culture Project to complete together in school.  The group will choose, design and plan and implement what the groups roles will be and what materials are needed to complete the project.  The teacher should allow the students to work on projects in school so that equal participation is taking place and can be observed. The students may select the countries in the folktale unit to research or one of their own as long as the project goals are met and agreed upon by all members in the group.This lesson was developed by Lisa Bruet 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.            

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Melody Casey

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Remix: Election Day: Our Civic Duty & Why It Matters: Grade 3-5

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Students will build background and show understanding about government elections at the local, state, and national levels in the United States. Students will write, revise, and edit an informational piece to demonstrate mastery of the topic of elections incorporating key academic content vocabulary. Students will create a PPT with a teacher's model to demonstrate understanding and mastery of key content area vocabulary words. Students will complete activities during independent work time or literacy stations. Provides a QR code for students to listen to stories (2 non-fiction and 1 fiction) about elections. After they listen to the stories they choose one of the non-fiction texts to write facts about, find the main idea and key details, and define new words

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Lesson, Presentation, Vocabulary

Author: DULCE CASTILLO

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