This booklet celebrates the 100th day of school with 100 cross-curricular agriculturally-related activities.
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Wow! 100+ teaching and learning strategies! Flip a card to read about the strategy. You can download PDFs and PowerPoints.
You can sort activities by group size, and the required time needed to complete the tasks.
Unfortunately, this site only works on Chrome on the desktop.
-events planner for story writing
-sandwich paragraph planner
-narrowing a topic
-responding to literature
-sensory observation chart
-writing project planning web
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Based on the assumption that an academic year, in most cases, consists of 180 days divided into 4 quarters, I have grouped these prompts accordingly. You, of course, may choose to use any of these at whatever time you like.
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Sun West Communication Middle Years Grade 6-9 Guidebook- please use the table of contents to navigate the guidebook. Also, we invite you to share resources you think would be suitable for this guidebook with any of the author's of this guidebook.
- English Language Arts
- Material Type:
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- Courtney McDonald
- Terry Epp
- Kelli Boklaschuk
- Vanessa Lewis
- Melissa Lander
- Rebekka Burton
- Stephen Hadden
- Doug Klassen
- Elaina Guilmette
- Brianne Denning
- Crystal Johnson
- Paul Stinson
- Aaron Moore
- Karen McConnell
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The 20% Project is your chance to learn about something that you are personally interested in, intrigued by, and/or are passionate about. For the rest of the year, you will be given 20% of class time to work on your project, which will be worth 20% of your final grade.
A fantastic article for parents and teachers that discusses the power of just 20 minutes a day for reading at home.
This is the best gift you can give your child!
Summary: 4 days a week (M-TH) students were given a daily writing topic on the Smartboard. They had 10-12 mins to write about the topic and then were given the chance to share their writing with the class.
Author: Lee Watanabe-Crockett
This is a phenomenal gathering of web sites that include resources to teach:
Global & Cultural Awareness
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Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.
The students were given one period each week for 5 weeks to explore their interests and plan, implement and produce a Genius Hour Presentation in a format of their choosing. They began with a few worksheets to identify their interest areas and various ideas in which they may present their information and also various formats both electronically and paper-based which they could use to showcase their learning. The students used books, ipads and computers to access information. Various showcases included working replicas of battery-operated cars and helicopters, working volcanoes, a hockey rink, baking, painting and posters. Students were so engaged that most students completed the majority of their projects outside of school on their own time.
Ms. DiMaggio's 4th graders explore the essential but complex concepts of revolution, reaction, and reform. They begin with what she calls a "Quick Write" in which students independently write about anything they know about the three given words. Students then discuss what they've written in small groups. Next, students rotate around the room in teams to analyze photos of historical events responding in writing with ŇI see. . . I think. . . I wonder. . .. Ms. DiMaggio was careful in selecting a wide variety of photos to post given the complexity of these concepts and to address possible misconceptions or limits to understanding. For example, some students initially focused on the word ŇrevolutionÓ being related to war or the 1800's. When they analyzed a photo of technology, they quickly realized a broader definition of "revolution".
Variety is the spice of life! Give students voice and choice in your classroom with providing a variety of options to demonstrate understanding.
This article discusses how to make:
Virtual Tours (Google VR), a News Podcast (Anchor.fm), Build Augmented Reality History & Geography Games (Metaverse), a Short Documentary (Adobe Spark) & Build Multimedia Timelines.
The article provides a link to the site to make the product, describes each option and provides a short video tutorial on how to do it!
These resources can be used by teachers to make items they want to use with students, or they can be made by students as different ways to share their learning.
V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for a specialized ABC book, as students select, research, define, and illustrate a word for each alphabet letter.