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##### A Multimodal Approach to Edgar Allan Poe

Using Sketchnotes to Analyze Mood and the Components of Author’s Style

In this lesson, students use sketching to help them analyze the mood and elements of the author's style of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." Read more »

5E Lesson
##### A Multimodal Approach to Edgar Allan Poe

Using Sketchnotes to Analyze Mood and the Components of Author’s Style

Subject

• English/Language Arts

Course

• American Literature

Standards

• 8.2.R.1, 8.7.R, 8.7.W, WME401, PPV501
3-4 class periods
150 minutes
##### A Geometer's Perspective

Trigonometric Ratios

• 9th - 10th

Students will investigate and discover the trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine, and tangent) through observations of right triangles. Students are expected to know the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse before beginning this lesson. This lesson is centered around the question: "How can we find missing... Read more »

5E Lesson
##### A Geometer's Perspective

Trigonometric Ratios

Course

• Geometry

Subject

• Mathematics

• 9th - 10th

Related

• ACT Prep

Standards

• G.RT.1.3, G509
125-135 minutes
3 class periods
##### GEAR UP for LIFE Student Kickoff (Assembly Version)

Students explore the top 10 benefits of continuing their education after high school through an interactive overview. Students are given a brief introduction into the 7-year GEAR UP grant, learning about the benefits of postsecondary education, writing letters to their future selves, signing a GEAR... Read more »

Educator Resource

Target Audience

• Students
45-60 session(s)
##### 7th Grade Campus Visit Companion Activity: What Jobs Need What Education?

This 7th grade campus visit companion activity complements a college campus tour for students. To learn about different facets of college life, students will participate in a learning activity to familiarize themselves with college degrees and other postsecondary education (PSE) options for various... Read more »

Educator Resource
##### 7th Grade Campus Visit Companion Activity: What Jobs Need What Education?

Target Audience

• Campus Visits, Students

Calendar Placement

• 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks

Group Size

• Large Group (at least 30)

Intention Or Purpose

• Activate Prior Knowledge, Active Engagement, College-Going Culture, Compare & Contrast, Identify

• Benefits of Higher Education, Degrees, Professions, & Earnings, College Visits
30-45 minutes
##### Transformers, Part 2

Function Transformations

• 10th - 11th

Students will use a graphing calculator to explore function transformations on polynomial (quadratic and cubic), radical (square root and cube root), and transcendental (exponential and logarithmic) functions. Students then generalize these transformations using function notation. Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Transformers, Part 2

Function Transformations

• 10th - 11th

Course

• Algebra 2

Subject

• Mathematics

Standards

• A2.F.1.2
205 minutes
5 class periods
##### Transformers, Part 1

Function Transformations

• 8th - 10th

Students will use a graphing tool to analyze basic transformations on linear, absolute value, and quadratic parent graphs in order to create general rules about function transformations. Read more »

5E Lesson
##### Transformers, Part 1

Function Transformations

Course

• Algebra 1, Intermediate Algebra

Subject

• Mathematics

• 8th - 10th

Standards

• A1.F.2.2
120 minutes
2-3 class periods
##### Department of the Exterior Angles

Polygons and the Exterior Angle Sum Theorem

• 9th - 10th

Students will explore the relationships between exterior angles in regular and irregular polygons to determine the sum of exterior angles, and they will apply that knowledge to solve problems. To complete this lesson, students need to know the interior angle sum theorem. See the "Department of the Interior... Read more »

5E Lesson Hybrid
##### Department of the Exterior Angles

Polygons and the Exterior Angle Sum Theorem

Course

• Geometry

Subject

• Mathematics

• 9th - 10th

Standards

• G.2D.1.4
1–2 class period(s)
80 minutes

Writing to Engage and Entertain

• 6th - 8th

Where is the best place to go on vacation? The worst? What are ways that your students could answer these questions descriptively? In this engaging lesson, students will practice descriptive writing skills by creating uniquely individual "Best/Worst of" lists in e-book format. Read more »

5E Lesson

Writing to Engage and Entertain

• 6th - 8th

Subject

• English/Language Arts

Course

• Composition, Creative Writing

Related

• Informative Writing

Standards

• 6.4.W.2, 6.7.R.2, 6.7.W.1, 6.7.W.2
190 minutes
3-4 class period(s)
##### Supporting Literacy with Bell Ringers

In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of meaningful Bell Ringers through the modeling of interdisciplinary instructional strategies. Participants are asked to a) address superficial uses of Bell Ringers and more meaningful uses of Bell Ringers, b) actively engage in authentic... Read more »

Professional Learning

2-3 hours
##### Math in Action

Participants will use provided data to construct a viable argument using mathematical reasoning. Participants will also explore ways to incorporate math strategies in other content areas to support math achievement. Read more »

Professional Learning
##### Math in Action

Target Audience

• Teachers

Calendar Placement

• Any time of year

Group Size

• Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10)

Intention Or Purpose

• Collaborate, Cross-Curricular, Reflection