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Adjectives, Adjectives, and More Adjectives

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Students will become familiar with the use of common adjectives for the purpose of describing someone or something. Students will use adjectives to describe their teacher and then again with individual objects. Students will also enhance simple sentences by adding adjectives to describe the nouns in the sentence. Students will also illustrate a self-portrait and use at least 6 adjectives that describe themselves. The students show understanding by reading a passage and identifying both the adjectives and the nouns they describe. Students will have the opportunity to work individually and with partners throughout this lesson.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Creative Writing Collaboration

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Creating a story is not an easy task. What should I write about? Who will the characters be in my story? What will happen? These are all questions that every author needs to answer before their story can take shape. Storybird is an online community that provides original artwork to inspire students. The artwork sparks their imagination and supports story creation. Collaboration can take place when students invite others to work on their story with them.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game, Interactive, Module

Author: REMC Association of Michigan

100 Number Chart

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For this interactive, students place numbers on the correct spot of the 100 chart. There are two levels of difficulty. Beginner-students are given one line of the 100 chart with two missing numbers at a time & advanced-students are shown the entire 100 chart with twenty missing numbers. Students receive a funny surprise at the end of the activity.

Material Type: Interactive

Author: ABCya.com

T4T Gr 5 C6 Task- Long Jumps

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This task is from Tools 4 NC Teachers. Students will explore a task where data is presented data of length measurements in a table and they must convert the distances. This task includes multi-step problems and go beyond the Standard. This is remixable.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Formative Assessment

Author: Drew Polly

How Tall Are We?

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Kindergartners measure each other's height using large building blocks, then visit a 2nd and a 4th grade class to measure those students. They can also measure adults in the school community. Results are displayed in age-appropriate bar graphs (paper cut-outs of miniature building blocks glued on paper to form a bar graph) comparing the different age groups. The activities that comprise this lesson help students develop the concepts and vocabulary to describe, in a non-ambiguous way, how height changes as children get older. The introduction to graphing provides an important foundation for both creating and interpreting graphs in future years.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Mary R. Hebrank

Becoming a Butterfly: Reading and Writing About the Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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In this lesson students will read the informational text The Life Cycle of a Butterfly by Lisa Trumbauer in order to understand the 4 stages of a butterfly's life. Students will use elements of nonfiction, such as photographs and diagrams, to aid in their understanding of the text. They will create a graphic organizer and use it to produce an informative piece of writing that illustrates what they have learned through their reading.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Noelle Karcz

Space Place Live! with Donya Douglas

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Cartoon characters from the NASA Space Place Web site, present their own 6-7 minute talk show live from the Space Place Clubhouse. The show presents space program scientists and engineers as role models for kids and encourages them to pursue their dreams. In each episode, the guest presents a short science or technology concept, and also talks about their job, their hobbies, and how they got interested in a career in science or engineering. In this episode, thermal engineer Donya Douglas of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center talks about her challenging job to design ways to keep the three tiny Space Technology 5 spacecraft at the right operating temperature in space, without adding much to their mass or need for electrical power.

Material Type: Lecture, Reading