Exploring the Mystery Genre Unit Plan Culminating Activity: Meet the Detectives Event To conclude the mystery unit, invite parents to come to school for a special "Meet the Detectives" event. Students dress up as their favorite detective (or as a generic detective) and read the mystery they have written to their parents or other parents who visit. Arrange desks in a circle, and have students sit behind their desks and autograph detective pictures for the visitors. (Take pictures of each student with a detective hat, trench coach, and magnifying glass.
Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google Picking the right search terms Beginner Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words. View lesson Poetry Writing Lessons for Kids - Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4kids.com There are many different ways to write poems as well as lots of techniques you can learn to help you improve your writing skill. Here are many of the poetry writing lessons for children that I have created to help you become a better poet, including how to write funny poetry, poetic rhythm, poetic forms and other styles of verse, as well as lesson plans for teachers and video lessons. How to Write Funny Poetry
EXPLORING THE 21ST CENTURY LITERACIES As the world changes culturally, technologically and physically, so too does our ever-broadening definition of literacy. In recognition of this change, we must empower our students to explore and embrace the 21st century literacies. Media Literacy Media Literacy is the skill of comprehending the nature of communications, specifically in regard to telecommunications and mass media. This ability requires knowledge of the framework of the media, and how it may impact the content of the media. Did you know that by the time children reach senior citizen status, they will have spent three years of their lives watching commercials alone?
Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Students Ready to get students excited about writing? Story Starters is a fun, interactive tool for computers and iPads that generates writing prompts that include direction on character, plot, and setting. Your students will love watching the Story Starters' wheels spin. Fighting Plagiarism This article will focus on the importance of structuring research projects so they require original thought. The student will not just find an answer. The student will build an answer. Harriet Tubman: A Lesson on Character and Bravery Students should have basic knowledge of what slavery is and how the North and the South had extremely different views about slavery. Day 1: Introduction to Harriet Tubman Step 1: Open a class discussion by talking about the purpose of a railroad and a conductor.
The Journey to Civil Rights Day 1 Step 1: Assess prior knowledge and ask students what we celebrate during the month of February (Black History Month). Encourage students to think of various activities which are held throughout the school, city, and country. Why do we celebrate Black History Month? Explain to students that over the next few days, they will study an important era in black history that will help them better understand and appreciate historical events that helped shape our country's future.
Harriet Tubman's Road to Freedom: Learning Activities About Slavery and Liberty The lives of many African Americans throughout history are testament to strength, courage, and resourcefulness. One of the best-known of these figures is Harriet Tubman, who persevered against great odds to improve not only her own life, but the lives of others. After a harrowing escape from slavery, she returned to the South 19 times and helped 300 other slaves escape. The story of her life, with its elements of drama, adventure, and success, provides a compelling focus of study during Black History Month, as part of your social studies curriculum, or in a language arts unit on biography. However you use it, your students are sure to be inspired by this heroic woman.
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan This lesson plan is suitable for Presidents’ Day, Black History Month, or during a study of abolition or the Civil War. Students will: Research the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass by reading historical texts and biographies.Identify and record key concepts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick DouglassDevelop an understanding of Lincoln and Douglass by comparing and contrasting both their life experiences and their major accomplishments