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Lesson Plans and Resources for use by Science and Social Studies Teachers in middle school classes

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Common Core: Reading in Science Class

Engaging K–5 Children in Constructing Explanations in Science By Carla Zembal-Saul et al. The Common Core standards require evidence to support conclusions. This book—which includes a DVD of real classroom exchanges—will help elementary teachers model and initiate scientific discussions. The Essentials of Science and Literacy: A Guide for Teachers By Jeff Winokur et al. Authored by a team of science and literacy experts, this book includes concrete ideas teachers can use to increase both literacy learning and the quality of science instruction. Science and Literacy—A Natural Fit: A Guide for Professional Development Leaders By Jeff Winokur et al.

Children’s Ways With Science and Literacy: Integrated Multimodal Enactments in Urban Elementary Classrooms By Maria Varelas and Christine C. If you’ve so much as glanced at the Common Core State Standards, you know how much emphasis is placed on literacy. Sound intimidating? ✔ Move! Common Core Lesson Plans. English Language Arts A Harry Potter Discussion Guide Theme, setting, characters and more read more A Lesson on Identity Tie in books, activities and technology with this ELA lesson on identity. read more Creating Student Videos Put your students in the director's chair. read more Cultivating Observation and Inference Skills This easy-to-teach activity builds science skills in a playful way. read more ELA Instruction With an English Twist.

Common Core Lesson Plans

5 Great Sites for Student-Friendly Informational Texts - Green Light Learning Tools. By Helen Beyne You already know that one main mission of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is to help students comprehend a wide variety of informational texts—nonfiction texts that inform readers about a topic.

5 Great Sites for Student-Friendly Informational Texts - Green Light Learning Tools

But with the vast amount of information available online, you might not know where to go to find appropriate informational texts for your students. The five websites described below are a great place to start. 1. Time for Kids (primary, elementary, and middle school) The articles on Time for Kids have been created specifically for students in grades K–6, introducing them to “high-quality nonfiction writing to build reading and critical thinking skills.” 2. Newsela presents daily news articles from a number of well-known media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press. 3. The Library of Congress (LOC) is one of the definitive online resources for primary-source documents. 4. 5. Social Studies Resources - Debbie Waggoner. LiteracyCCGPS - Social Studies Informational Text Resources. Skip to main content Try Wikispaces Classroom now.

LiteracyCCGPS - Social Studies Informational Text Resources

Brand new from Wikispaces. guest Join | Help | Sign In LiteracyCCGPS Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In Turn off "Getting Started" Loading... Middle School Social Studies. What Student Engagement Is, and Is Not Teachers, of course, have always sought to engage students, but that phrase is so very broad, and desperately needed clarity when it became the predominant “look-for” in classrooms.Read more.

Middle School Social Studies

Virtual Field Trip: Constitution Day in Philadelphia On September 17, Discovery Education celebrated Constitution Day with an exclusive day of events in Philadelphia, and we invited teachers and students nationwide to join us for a Virtual Field Trip to learn about the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and the foundation of our democracy.Read more. {*style:<a href=' Education Resources on the Atomic Bombs of World War II{*style:</b>*}{*style:</a>*}{*style:<br>*} August 9th will mark the 70th anniversary of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki. August 15th is the 70th anniversary of V-J Day and the end of World War II. Students can examine the facts of these events in a narrative, basic-recall fashion. Online informational text resources 2012 03 02 000.

PBS LearningMedia. How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies. Check out these tips from students and educators for high tech teaching: Blogging the Textbook "As a teacher, to make social studies more fun, I use the CoveritLive blogging tool.

How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies

While I talk and read from the textbook, some of the kids have a blog conversation about what I am presenting. I can be sure they are staying on topic because another teacher approves their comments. (Every comment must be approved by a teacher.) CoveritLive is a publishing tool that allows users to instantly publish their blog posts, which allows it to serve somewhat like a chat room. Battle It Out "In history, instead of just reading about battles from World War II, have students recreate them on film. For online tutorials about filmmaking—from the planning stage to shooting to editing—the American Film Institute's ScreenNation offers a wealth of free resources.

"Friending" Thomas Paine "We could use MySpace to create profiles about important people in history. I made a page for Thomas Paine. Going to the Source. CCSSLibrariansBrief FINAL. NSTA Science Store: Award Winners. Lessons. Home - Big6.