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Friday, February 27, 2015

Give 'Em The Giver


Language Arts teachers asked for some resources and ideas to add to their unit on The Giver.  Here is what I suggested.
  1. SMART EXCHANGE - http://exchange.smarttech.com/search.html?q=the+giver
  2. STORYBOARD THAT - http://www.storyboardthat.com/teacher-guide/the-giver-by-lowis-lowry
  3. WEBQUEST - http://msdadmin.scican.net/mhs/mhs_area_imc/webquests/The%20Giver/giver_index.htm
  4. CLASS ZONE NOVEL GUIDE - http://www.classzone.com/novelguides/litcons/giver/guide.cfm
  5. 7 CREATIVE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES - http://www.walden.com/blog/the-giver-7-creative-classroom-activities/
  6. ESSAY AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - http://www.enotes.com/topics/giver/teacher-resources#teacher-resources-enotes-lesson-plan-essay-discussion-questions
  7. EDUCATOR’S RESOURCE GUIDE - http://www.walden.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Giver_EdGuide_V4b.pdf
  8. LOUISIANA UNIT PLAN - http://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/teacher-toolbox-resources/unit-plan-english-language-arts-grade-7-sample-the-giver.pdf?sfvrsn=7
  9. CLEVELAND LITERARY SYSTEM NOVEL STUDY - http://net.cmsdnet.net/schoolnet/documents/Grade%208%20-%20Novel%20Unit%20-The%20Giver.pdf
  10. WASHINGTON PREP UNIT PLAN - http://www.washingtonprep.org/apps/download/NlP2NgVBJ5uE1g6SsqbH21uJBp6SZhPtcQ9Obu8G7aGyDU5m.pdf/las2gr9.pdf
  11. INTERVIEW WITH LOIS LOWRY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYGGs2lxtjY
  12. AUDIO BOOK AND TRAILER - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vp0Ihb5mZA


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

C'mon Get Mappy!

Hello world here's the song 6th Grade's singing, c'mon get mappy!
The sixth graders are creating maps for visitors to follow.  Here are some sites I suggested they might use.

  1.  ZeeMaps - https://www.zeemaps.com/
  2.  Google Map Maker - https://support.google.com/mapmaker/?hl=en#topic=3180752 
  3.  Click 2 Map - http://www.click2map.com/free_map_creator 
  4.  Animaps - http://www.animaps.com/#!home
  5. Scribble Maps - http://scribblemaps.com/
  6. Quick Maps - http://quikmaps.com/
  7. Umapper - http://www.umapper.com/
  8. Mapfaire - http://www.mapfaire.com/
  9.  World Map - http://worldmap.harvard.edu/maps/new
  10. GmapGIS - http://www.gmapgis.com/
  11. Map Fab - http://www.mapfab.com/editor/new

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bad Dates, Ratios, Rates, and Proportions


The sixth grade math teachers were looking for ways to integrate technology into their lessons on ratios and proportions.  This is what I came up with.
  1. BBC Lesson, Activity, and Test - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/maths/number/ratio/revision/1/
  2. Matching equivalent ratios (allow popup) - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/con_math/g05c27.html
  3. Fruit Loops - http://tothesquareinch.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/fruit-loop-ratios/
  4. Common Core Assessment: Truffles (with sample responses)- http://www.insidemathematics.org/assets/common-core-math-tasks/truffles.pdf
  5. Ratios on AAA math - http://aaamath.com/rat.html
  6. Ratio Blasters - http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/ratio-blaster/ratio-blaster.html
  7. Ratio Stadium - http://www.arcademics.com/games/ratio-stadium/ratio-stadium.html
  8. Musical Ratios - http://csdt.rpi.edu/latino/rhythm/rhy_intr.htm
  9. Homework help - http://www.mathvillage.info/node/91
  10. Ratios and Proportions Whiteboard lesson - https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/formal-science/mathematics/gem2004/ratios-and-proportions
  11. Ratios and Proportions - http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U2L2GL.html
  12. Dirt Bike proportions - http://www.arcademics.com/games/dirt-bike-proportions/dirt-bike-proportions.html
  13. Ratios, Rates, and Percentages on Kahn Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-ratios-prop-topic
  14. Percents on AAA math - http://www.aaamath.com/pct.html


Lessons and Projects

Monday, February 23, 2015

Argue, Persuade, Advise

TEDx: Marketing to Children

News Articles

 Persuasion

Argue, Persuade, Advise – BBC –


Debate


Friday, February 20, 2015

COMPLEX CONSIDERATIONS


Great for guiding grammar gurus, below is a list of activities to teach and reinforce complex sentence skills.
  1. Grammar Monster - http://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary/complex_sentence.htm
  2. Kung Fu Panda You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uxCOFY5xMw
  3. Quia Quiz game - http://www.quia.com/rr/126726.html
  4. Harcourt definition - http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/grammar/index_word.html?grade=4&word=complex_sent4.html
  5. Grammar Blast: Complex Sentences - http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/hme-quiz-start6-8.cgi?Grade=7&Unit=8&Topic=Complex+Sentences&x=44&y=17
  6. Jeopardy - https://jeopardylabs.com/play/simple-compound-complex-sentences
  7. On Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/explore/complex-sentences/
  8. BBC: Trapped! Sentences - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/sentences/play/
  9. My Schoolhouse practice quiz - http://www.myschoolhouse.com/courses/O/1/56.asp
  10. OWL practice quiz - https://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises/clauses_ex2.htm
  11. Sentence Structure Challenge - http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz125805e69020.html
  12. Printable Game - https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Complex-sentence-game-6117430
  13. Sentence Sort - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/sensort/index_pre.html
  14. Sentence Speedway - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/sentence_speedway/index.html
  15. Ping Pong - http://reviewgamezone.com/games/superpong/index.php?3580&title=Sentence%20Structure&id=3580
  16. Complex Bandstand - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/sentence_band/index.html
  17. Choose best conjunction - http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zy57mbw.htm
  18. Soccer - http://reviewgamezone.com/games/supertaker/?4268&title=Simple%20Compound%20%20Complex%20Sentences&id=4268
  19. Practice Quiz - http://www.csus.edu/owl/index/sent/clause_quiz.htm
  20. Printables - http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/languageartsworksheets/sentence-structure/sentence-structure-worksheets/clauses-worksheets/


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Compare / Contrast Activities

As the teachers prepare for PAARC, they often ask for links to activities to help them teach and their students learn.  Here is a list I made for a 5th grade teacher today.

COMPARE /CONTRAST
  1. Read/Write/Think - http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/compcontrast/map.html
  2. FCAT - http://www.fcatexplorer.com/media/parent/tiplister/flash/tip114a.swf
  3. EXAMPLES ON DIFFEN - http://www.diffen.com/
  4. Mobile Venn Diagram - http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/mobile-apps/venn-diagram-a-30994.html
  5. Compare /Contrast Map - http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/compare-contrast-30066.html
  6. Comparison and Contrast Guide - http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/compcontrast/
  7. Movie to Book - http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson46/Compare_and_Contrast_graphic_II.pdf
  8. StudyZone - http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/m/comparecontrastl2.cfm
  9. StudyZone - http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/m/comparecontrastp.cfm
  10. Character Comparison Sheet - http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/collateral_resources/pdf/l/lessonplans_graphicorg_pdfs_charactercompare1.pdf
  11. Easy Character Contrast - http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/dragflip.asp?filename=kharris2contrast
  12. 5 lessons - http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/FCAT/references/strategies/cc.htm
  13. Test Tutor - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tutor/grade3/skill4/coyote.html
  14. Test Tutor - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tutor/grade4/skill3/rice.html
  15. Webquest - http://www.castletechnology.com/showcase/Region%20III/Primary/Bempah-Mason/student_page.htm
  16. Reading Rocket - http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/rsr/build1/RR_e_3_17.htm
  17. Compare / Contrast 2 versions of Aesop’s fables - http://www.umass.edu/aesop/fables.php
  18. Click and Drag practice activity good for PAARC prep - http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/ss_skills_tutor/content/pop.html