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Summarizing

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In this lesson, students will connect to the essential question, "What do the effects of life events look like?" through the skill of summarizing. To answer that question, students will summarize a slam poem, a short story, and a recent Presidential Speech. To make a personal connection to the skill... Read more »

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Summarizing

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(Mis)Reported and (Mis)Remembered

The Vietnam War

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This lesson provides an overview of the key events and concepts of the Vietnam War. Using hands-on activities and discussions, students are able to explore the vocabulary and multiple perspectives of the war. This lesson is meant to be taught after this era and subject have been introduced to students.... Read more »

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(Not Quite) Breaking All the Rules

Poetry and Grammar

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It has been said that poetry is a place to break all the rules. In this lesson, students will not quite be rule-breakers, but rather work with rules of grammar to find how to integrate more structure and variety in verse. Using Shel Silverstein's poetry, students will initially analyze pieces for elements... Read more »

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3x - 2x Doesn't Equal 1?

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

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Students will physically model the concept of simplifying algebraic expressions as a class then apply this knowledge to written expressions. This is a great lesson for both introducing the concept as well as remediating like terms, if needed. Read more »

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3x - 2x Doesn't Equal 1?

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

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A Multimodal Approach to Edgar Allan Poe

Using drawing to understand an author's style

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

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A Multimodal Approach to Edgar Allan Poe

Using drawing to understand an author's style

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Students will conduct a data-driven lab using common human phenotypes and present their findings to their peers in a Gallery Walk. Common genetic vocabulary will be researched by students and they will present their findings to the class. Students will connect common genetic themes with their earlier... Read more »

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A Visual Exploration of Theme

Picture The Theme

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In this lesson, students will critically examine how literary elements contribute to the theme of a text. Students will explore universal theme sets by examining pictures and engaging in the Four Corners strategy. Students will then identify a universal theme within a text by using the Why-Lighting... Read more »

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A Visual Exploration of Theme

Picture The Theme

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A Way With Words

Copy Editing and the Writing Process

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In this lesson about the journalism writing process and the role of a copy editor, students will explore the importance of grammar and style. Students will work in groups to identify the key elements of a news story through a Card Sort. Then, students will work independently to practice editing a paragraph... Read more »

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A Way With Words

Copy Editing and the Writing Process

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Ace in the Hole

Newton's First Law of motion

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Students explore projectile motion using Newton's first law of motion. Read more »

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Ace in the Hole

Newton's First Law of motion

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Action, Reaction

Forces and Motion

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This lesson focuses on applying Newton's third law of motion, and on finding solutions to problems associated with collision. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to examine and explain evidence to support Newton's third law of motion, identify a real-world problem involving a transfer of... Read more »

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Action, Reaction

Forces and Motion

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Active or Passive?—"The Monkey's Paw"

Grammar/Language Usage 

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This grammar lesson will engage students in recognizing, identifying, and creating active or passive voice in their writing. The use of active and passive voice is demonstrated through the short story, "The Monkey's Paw," although any piece of literature could be substituted.  This lesson includes optional... Read more »

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Active or Passive?—"The Monkey's Paw"

Grammar/Language Usage 

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Active Shakespeare

 Making Shakespeare Accessible 

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Students will be introduced to Shakespeare's language through a hands-on approach; they will then decipher the Prologue to "Romeo and Juliet" and translate the text into their own words. Students will then make connections by looking at real-world examples of themes showcased in the Prologue. By doing... Read more »

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Active Shakespeare

 Making Shakespeare Accessible 

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