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Learning Life Lessons through Fables This lesson will address the following essential questions: How are fables different from other kinds of stories? What can we learn from fables? Why should we read fables? Students will come to realize that fables can become a part of their reading life, and that they are available in several sections of the library. 46 weeks 5 days ago
Research Essay Using Poetry Sophomores in American Literature will research a poet to write a three-paragraph research report. They will choose a poem to analyze as part of the writing process. The students will reflect on the poem and what they have learned about the time period in which it was written. The poem will be found in the library collection or in Poetry for Students collection. 51 weeks 1 day ago
German Cities Travel and leisure activities are popular conversation topics in many cultures. Opinions of leisure and travel activities vary with each person's interests and previous experiences. In this lesson, the learners are asked to create travel advice articles about German-speaking cities. 1 year 3 weeks ago
Adelina's Whales and The Big 6 research process Students will record relevant ("treasure")information from the PBS video: Saving the Ocean: Destination Baja, on their video note-taking template (Step 4- Use of Information). They will then synthesize their notes from the video and the website to answer the Essential Question: How is the Mayoral family helping to preserve the gray whales’ habitat at San Laguna Ignacio? (Step 5- Synthesis)on the Essential Question template. 1 year 3 weeks ago
Discovering Reference Resources Students will learn what information is included in a variety of reference resources (both print and electronic), and how to use them. The students will complete a task within each of the resources presented. Essential Questions: What are the different formats in which reference information is presented? What are three reference sources you could use when researching an important figure from American History? 1 year 3 weeks ago
Animal Research Project The concept this lesson is designed to teach is research skills. The Common Core State Standards emphasizes students engaging in short focused research. According to the Common Core State Standards, students in grades 3-5 need to participate in research and writing projects throughout the school year. The essential question students will explore is 'What is the Big 6 Research Model and what are the steps involved in the research process?' 1 year 3 weeks ago
Dr. Seuss and Read Across America The essential question, What important facts about Dr. Seuss influenced the Read Across America movement in America? This lesson is designed to teach students to analyze the life and works of Dr. Seuss and to infer why he was important to the Read Across America movement. Students will use note taking skills to write their paragraph from reliable, teacher selected sources. 1 year 4 weeks ago
Earth Day Project Students will be using both research skills and technology to propose an Earth Day project to the school principal. Students will answer the essential question "How will our project benefit our environment?" Once students have answered this question, teams will design a poster to be used as part of the presentation. Students will then vote on which poster to use in the proposal to the principal. Students aim to have the project approved. 1 year 9 weeks ago
Evaluating Animal Nonfiction Book(s) Concept: Evaluating the usefulness of a nonfiction book. Students will use a nonfiction book's spine, front cover, table of contents, and index with the help of their research word bank to determine the usefulness of their resource. Essential question: How will you know that your nonfiction book will answer your questions about your animal? 1 year 17 weeks ago
Whose Lucky Day Is It? Essential Question: How do we use clues in the text and our background knowledge to make predictions about what will happen next in the story? The educators demonstrate making predictions from print and illustrations and provide students with practice and support for making predictions. Educators will model citing evidence in the text for their predictions and recording evidence on the graphic organizer in notemaking format. 1 year 17 weeks ago