Do you like eggs? Learn how to identify and write the 4 Types of Sentences while exploring the topic of chickens & eggs from a local farm in Eastern Oregon. Visuals include a powerpoint presentation (excellent online resource to use with Google Classroom) Flowchart and Thinking Map. Two types of assessments are included ( one using a sentence frame ) and challenge those who need a little more by having them write a short story.Grades 6-8
This lesson focuses on the vocabulary and skills students need to define, identify, discuss and apply a variety of informative writing techniques. The texts in this lesson are infographics related to marginalized people. Students are asked to apply the techniques they learn to an informative text of their own.
This lesson is designed to support English language learners when argumentative writing. It is prepared using the topic selected by my students, “Are Social Networking Sites Good For Our Society?” This lesson could easily be adapted to meet other topics of interest. The lesson begins by reinforcing that when one is argumentative writing, the writer must choose a side and have a reason for choosing it. Then, the lesson evaluates others’ argumentative writing to see what it might look like. Afterward, the students have an opportunity to get comfortable with the argumentative writing topic they will be writing about with support of their peers and the teacher. Ultimately, with other support in place, students will write an argumentative piece to the best of their ability with a goal in mind.
Students will be able to write claims, counterclaims and rebuttals.
Comparing and contrasting our experiences with friends and family help us better understand our own identity. Students will learn comparison/contrast language and practice using it through an activity, two different graphic organizers, classroom discussion and conversations with their parents to better understand each other, their parents and themselves.
This lesson will introduce and teach students about compound words and how to form meaning from compound words. Students will first identify and learn what compound words are and how they are formed. They will then engage in a hands-on activity to form their own compound words and predict their meanings based on what they’ve learned about compound words. Students will then demonstrate their ability to identify and give meaning to compound words found from a previously read text in their exit ticket.
This lesson is designed for students to learn basic social justice vocabulary, such as systemic racism and analyze if equity matters. Through vocabulary development of terms around race relations and equity, along with the analysis of two articles, students will gain an understanding of equity in social organizations. Finally, using the articles, the content-specific vocabulary and their own schema, students will discuss if equity matters in a Socratic seminar.
Emotions are important. Students will work in groups to come up with an example of how an emotion can help us in our daily lives and oppositely how an emotion could hinder us. Students will use chart paper to make a one-pager poster of their example. After, students can gallery walk and present their ideas.
Students extend their knowledge of the skeletal system to biomedical engineering design, specifically the concept of artificial limbs and joints. Students relate the skeleton as a structural system, focusing on the hand as structural necessity. They learn about the design considerations involved in the creation of artificial limbs, including materials. This lesson plan was developed for emergent bilingual students who are intermediate or advanced in their English language development skills. This lesson is adapted from the following resources, "Engineering Bones" and "Prosthetic Party," on the TeachEngineering Digital Library: https://www.teachengineering.org/lessons/view/cub_biomed_lesson01, https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/cub_biomed_lesson01_activity1
Students will receive exposure to new vocabulary, then read and annotate an article, discuss, and engage in a writing exercise, focused on the Iroquois Confederacy.
In this lesson, students will learn what the word “Hispanic” means and what some elements of culture are. Pairs/groups of students will read about a Hispanic country and create a one-pager showing cultural elements of that country.
This lesson is an introductory lesson to screenprinting and how screen printing is used for social activism. Further study of the historical background that shaped these screenprints (in the extensions section at the end of the lesson) includes topics relevant to Mexican American communities and raises awareness about important historical events in Mexican-American history in the United States. The main focus of this unit is to learn about the background and history of Mexican Americans through studying these and other Chicanx artist screen prints.
This is a two part mini lesson. It uses individual and group photographs to help students develop a sense of individuality and community within the classroom. This lesson provides a physical and visual representation of students within their class community. Students will see themselves as individuals who are part of a whole. For students who do not feel as though their individuality is valued, they have a tactile representation of their inclusion as individuals who are part of the group.
This is a one part mini lesson but requires a day ahead to prep. It is fun and involves a delicious snack. Students pick their favorite snack. Then we mix it together. Each student gets a portion to enjoy. The snack is a metaphor for individuals coming together to be part of a whole. They can still be separated but it is better together.
This lesson plan contains a quick overview of parts of speech with activities and games that focus on nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. There is opportunity for group work and individual practice along with identifying and classifying parts of speech.
Construction of Simple Sentences using agricultural vocabulary and images to create simple sentences.
This lesson is intended for Emergent Bilinguals. The focus is an introduction to "subject and predicate" with an emphasis on agriculture vocabulary.
This lesson can work with any content standards. It is a lesson for students to learn a text marking procedure. Teachers and students can apply it to any non-fiction text on any non-fiction topic. Extensions include academic speaking and writing prompts.
This lesson plan contains a quick overview of parts of speech with activities and games that focus on nouns, verbs, and the subject pronouns.
This lesson guides students through making claims about an image that is found online, and using evidence to back up whether the image is real or "faked." Students will use speaking and listening skills and partner work to discuss their views about an image.