All resources in Prairie Lakes AEA
This lesson is an introduction to using Google Docs. In this lesson you will practice using tools, settings, & other features in Google Docs, as well as editing and adjusting the content and settings of a doc to prepare it for sharing and collaboration.
Material Type: Lesson
This lesson introduces Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings for Storm Lake High School's Diverse Literature course. It gives background on the author, setting, and the book itself as well as introducing students to the window-mirror concept in making connections with literature.
Material Type: Lesson, Reading
Students will move through this Softchalk lesson learning about the 7 kinds of conflict. Information can be found through text, videos, interactives, and an assignment at the end. A quiz can be taken at the end designed by you.
Material Type: Interactive, Lesson Plan
This lesson follows the NGSS standards for reviewing analog and digital waves. Students will be able to review the differences and similarities of analog and digital waves. Students will also be able to review how signals sent as analog or digital waves are used.
Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Lesson, Reading
The purpose of this lesson is to identify the components of a SWOT analysis. Students will be able to define each of the terms for SWOT with business setting in mind. Once finished, students should be able to analyze a company and identify its SWOT components.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment
This is an activity that includes student's own ideas and beliefs about the central ideas and important parts of the text. Students will also do a bit of writing to support their opinions. This activity gets at the heart of a text. I see this as introductory to deeper dives into theme. This lesson could be structured to be online or face to face. This is written as a class activity but an online discussion could easily be created after students had followed the protocol a few times and seen the discussion that results. This could easily work in many classrooms through high school.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson Plan, Reading
In this lesson various quotes that are stated by characters in Hidden FIgures are written on chart paper. Students will use the chalk talk protocol to write explaing their thoughts, connections, and questions about the quote first and then respond to what their classmates have written. Students will move in small groups from paper to paper guided by a timer. After they have finished, students will discuss big ideas on the chart paper and then discuss and share out how this quote teaches us about the person based on inferences we have made with this activity. Do we think this what the author intended us to think? This protocol can be used for any book or topic in many subject areas. There will also be reflection as an informative assessment.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson, Reading
In this lesson students will examine the characters in a chapter who happen to have differing view points. This is an important factor for success with this lesson. Students will analyze characters and actively express theiir perspectives on different topics and questions. Students will use their background knowledge,previous learning from the book, and make inferences about the characters. During the "discussion" students use their acting skills to be a partticular character and discuss from that point of view. They will justify the stance they take as they speak in character. This creates a great understanding of perspective and view points before moving into deeper dives about author's perspectives.
Material Type: Activity/Lab
The NGSS relies heavily on students being able to make scientific claims and support them with evidence and reasoning. The purpose of this activity is to help students review CER within the science classroom and then practice applying their understanding of those terms to a mystery. They then wrap up the activity by engaging in a digital discussion with their classmates in which they evaluating one another's claims, evidence and reasoning. Note: if you do not utilize an LMS like Moodle, you could use the question and answer option within Google Classroom, or have the discussion in a face to face format.
Material Type: Activity/Lab
Helps students develop the idea of air pressure. How high pressure and low pressure affect the development of weather. This lesson explains the ways in which air moves, from a lot to a little, and the effects movement of air can have.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Primary Source