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Lesson Plan: Myths and Facts About Transgender Issues | From This Day Forward | POV | PBS. Download the Lesson Plan Jump to: With transgender individuals, including Caitlyn Jenner and Jazz Jennings on the TV series "I Am Jazz," increasingly visible and states across the country making headlines as they debate laws on bathroom usage, more Americans than ever before are becoming aware of transgender issues. But awareness doesn't automatically result in understanding, and many students have questions. This lesson provides a way to get answers to those questions without "outing" students who may be questioning, transgender, gender queer or gender nonconforming, or requiring students to make value judgments.

The lesson uses clips from the documentary From This Day Forward. POV offers a lending library of DVDs that you can borrow anytime during the school year--FOR FREE! In this lesson, students will: SUBJECT AREASAnti-Bias EducationBasic Research SkillsEnglish/Language ArtsHealthJournalismMedia Literacy ESTIMATED TIME NEEDED90 minutes plus in-school supervised research time 1. 2. 3. Resources | Gender Spectrum. Pages - Index. 15 LGBTQ Activists of the Past and Present You Should Know. Revelers extend a flag during the annual gay pride parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 3, 2018. Nelson Antoine/AP It’s LGBTQ Pride Month — a time to celebrate love, but also to champion equality and LGBTQ rights. Throughout June, cities around the world have been hosting marches in honor of LGBTQ pride. In many countries today, people are free to join these marches, marry whomever they choose, and openly show their love.

But that’s still not the case for LGBTQ communities in every country, and even in countries where it is safe to march, there is still a long way to go before true equality is achieved. Without these incredible activists, the LGBTQ rights movement would not be where it is today. In honor of Pride Month, Global Citizen is celebrating the brave activists fighting for LGBTQ rights in places where it can be dangerous to do so, and the inspiring champions for change, without whom there might never have been a Pride Month. 1. Image: Courtesy of Netflix Marsha P. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Regulation or Invitation? STUDENT SAMPLE – Transgender in Media. A Fall 2014 student made this educational comic, using Pixton. If the speech bubbles are too small to read on the page, you can click on each image for a larger version. Opinion | America, Say My Name. Drama Teaching | Drama Resource. Websites | Lesson Plans. * Suggest new websites, blogs, wikis, nings... to add. * Submit your own websites, blogs, wikis, nings... * Let me know if any of the links you find here are broken. * Recommend the site on blogs, forums and other sites. * Link this site. * Consider buying my 1,000 Ideas and Activities book.

Drama/Communication Activities for Esl Students – Drama Start. Communication drama games have a vital role to play in the ESL classroom. These activities help the learners to speak with and listen to other learners. The purpose of the following activities is for the students to find information, break down barriers and talk about themselves in a relaxed manner. The language areas that are practiced in this section are questions, conditionals, past and present simple tenses, past and present continuous tenses, there is/there are, expressions for giving opinions and negotiating.

Game: The Dog Show Level: Pre-Intermediate + Other benefits: This activity allows the students to practice forming questions and responding in an appropriate manner. Game: Alibi Level: Pre-intermediate + Other benefits: This game focuses on question formation as well as practising communicating in a spontaneous manner. Extension: More advanced students could hold a trial in which each group is assigned different roles.

For more Esl Drama ideas click on the link below. Related. Plays for Young Audiences :: Script Catalog. Getting to Know You Augmented Reality Icebreaker. Epps KE.AppsJan282015. 7 Board Games to Learn English and Play Your Way to Fluency. Board games aren’t just for fun. When you think of studying English, what do you imagine? You probably see yourself sitting at a desk with your nose in a book. Reading an English book can be fun sometimes. But studying English doesn’t always have to be that way. Studying can be a social and fun activity. Gather your friends, grab some board games and you will be learning in no time.

Some board games are created to be educational and teach the players. Others are made to just be fun, but can also be used as a way to learn. Learning by playing with others is a really great way to remember what you learn. You have fun while you learn, and can use the new things you find out right away by practicing new words with your friends. But which board game should you start with? Choose the games that sound the most fun and which are best suited for your level of English. Below is a list of 7 great board games to get you started. 1. To play Scrabble, you have to arrange letters into words on a playing board. 6 Ways to Practice Conversational English All Day, Every Day. Why is speaking English so darn hard? You know the words, you’ve heard them many times before. You’ve even gone over them using all kinds of learning strategies.

You can probably think of what you want to say — but your mouth just can’t produce the words. So, why’s this seemingly simple skill so difficult to master? Why Conversational English is Challenging To better answer this question, you should know that language learning consists of two things: Input and Output. Input is all the listening and reading — everything about the English language that you absorb. When the time comes to speak — and for some people, to write — there’s a mental block that slows conversations down.

You’re not getting enough real-world input. When you’re studying English from a place where English isn’t spoken much, it can be hard to get enough real-world English input. Textbooks — along with any other learning materials made specifically for non-native learners — make conversation sound clearer and simpler. 1. 2. ELA and Reading Articles and Resources | Pennington Publishing Blog. English-Language Arts and Reading Intervention Articles and Resources Bookmark and check back often for new articles and free ELA/reading resources from Pennington Publishing. Pennington Publishing’s mission is to provide the finest in assessment-based ELA and reading intervention resources for grades 4‒high school teachers. Mark Pennington is the author of two Standards-aligned programs: Teaching Essay Strategies and Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary (Teaching the Language Strand).

Mark’s comprehensive Teaching Reading Strategies and the accompanying Sam and Friends Guided Reading Phonics Books help struggling readers significantly improve their reading skills in a full-year or half-year intensive reading intervention program. Grammar/Mechanics, Literacy Centers, Reading, Spelling/Vocabulary, Study Skills, Writing ELA resources, free ELA lessons, free reading lessons, grammar, mechanics, pennington publishing, reading intervention, spelling, usage, vocabulary Mark Pennington. ELA and Reading Assessments | Pennington Publishing Blog. English-Language Arts and Reading Assessments Following are accurate and teachable diagnostic grammar, usage, mechanics, spelling, and reading assessments and corresponding recording matrices to help teachers determine what students know and what they do not know.

All but one assessment (fluency) are whole class assessments. Each assessment is comprehensive, not a random sample, to enable teachers to teach to the results of each test item. The author’s ELA/reading programs provide the resources for assessment-based whole class and individualized instruction. Diagnostic Grammar and Usage Assessment with Recording Matrix (Paper Copy) Use this 40 item assessment to determine student’s knowledge of parts of speech, subjects and predicates, types of sentences, fragments and run-ons, pronoun usage, modifiers, verb tenses and verb forms.

Mechanics Assessment (Paper Copy) Diagnostic Spelling Assessment (Paper Copy) * Diagnostic Spelling Assessment (22:38 Audio File) * Placement Assessments. Letter Name Alphabetic Spellers. The power of nonfiction: Using informational text to support literacy in special populations - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice. In this video, classroom footage and teacher interviews explore the benefits of teaching with informational text. Teachers discuss particular student populations that benefit from reading nonfiction, including exceptional children, English language learners, students with learning disabilities, and reluctant readers. . About the videoDownload video (Right-click or option-click) There is no disagreement that literacy skills are critical to academic success and life opportunities for every child, as well as being central to curriculum and instruction in elementary years and into the middle grades.

Students from lower economic strata (at-risk students), students with learning disabilities, and English language learners (those children who are in the process of learning English in addition to another language) are more likely to demonstrate difficulties in literacy, particularly in comprehension and vocabulary acquisition. The reasons are many and varied. Increased engagement In Mrs. Mr. Ms. 20 Indispensable High School Reads. The specter of World War II, with its themes of totalitarianism, social fragmentation, mass surveillance, and the decline of individual freedom, looms over many of the novels. Dystopian novels form a major category: Orwell’s Animal Farm, William Golding’s allegory The Lord of the Flies, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist comedy Slaughterhouse-Five, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and McCarthy’s The Road join Nineteen Eighty-Four here.

Thinking back on my days as a high school English teacher, it feels like I missed an opportunity to teach dystopia as a theme. There’s a wealth of material to draw from—and it’s both high quality and accessible to a broad range of high school readers. A recurring pedagogical issue emerged as teachers joined the conversation: How should educators balance challenging books—works by Shakespeare, for example—with the students’ desire for choice? The List of Indispensable Books 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Assessing Cultural Relevance: Exploring Personal Connections to a Text. Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview From Theory to Practice As a class, students evaluate a nonfiction or realistic fiction text for its cultural relevance to themselves personally and as a group.

They first write about a story that they identify with and share their responses as a group. As a class, they then analyze the cultural relevance of a selected text using an online tool. After completing this full-class activity, students search for additional, relevant texts; each choose one; and write reviews of the texts that they choose. Back to top Reading texts that are culturally relevant is vitally important to all students, but especially so for language learners.

Further Reading Freeman, Yvonne, and David Freeman. Think Literacy Cross-Curricular Approaches, Grades 7-12: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) | Teach Special Education. Dred Scott Lesson: Text, Mapping, & Summarizing | Literacy in Focus | A Blog For Teachers. I think most teachers would agree that lesson planning starts with the end in mind. I also think it’s safe to say that a majority of educators start their planning with the objective or standard and work backwards from there.

In terms of planning the Dred Scott lesson, the ultimate goal is for students to be able to determine the central idea of the text, and provide an accurate written summary of the content. In order to hit the lesson objective, I scaffold my lesson with three different activities. Each activity builds upon the next. First, I start the lesson with informational text focused on the life and trials of Dred Scott.

Next, I reinforce learning with a mapping activity. Finally, I end the lesson and assess learning with a summary writing assignment. The first part of the lesson is important because it lays the foundation for learning. Maps urge us to think critically. The lesson ends with a focus on a summary writing skills. Who is Dred Scott? H5P – Create and Share Rich HTML5 Content and Applications.


Grade 9 Literacy. - The Washington Post. TEAM BUILDING. Login and Registration. Browse. Teaching Above the Test: PBL. When I started teaching STEM science using PBL, I found out that, although there are millions of resources for "dessert projects" for middle school, there was not much in terms of the invitations to learn that I was looking for at this level. I started modifying or adapting what I found, and came up with several entry documents that I am now using in my practice. All of these have a "teacher corner" where you will find enduring understandings, essential questions and NGSS and CCSS alignment. All of them are intended for middle school, but they could easily be used across grade levels depending on the need to knows of your students.

Hope you find them useful. If you are ready to branch out on your own, I invite you to read my PBL toolkit post. If you would like to have these resources sorted by NGSS standard, visit my LiveBinder. Life Science PBL, by mrsgarciaserrato Earth Science PBL, by mrsgarciaserrato Physical Science PBL, by mrsgarciaserrato STEM Competitions, by mrsgarciaserrato.

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