March 22nd, 2017

High School Resource: Differentiated Instruction Reading Strategy: Think-Tac-Toe

High School Resource

Differentiated Instruction Reading Strategy: Think-Tac-Toe

A Think-Tac-Toe is a form of assessment that can be used with all grades and all subjects. The idea is for students to choose three projects to do. The top row focuses on character, the middle row focuses on setting, and the bottom row focuses on theme, but each column allows students to select based on varying learning styles and preferences. Students can select one from each row and any of the three columns (which would include one project from each level), or they could choose either diagonal. Teachers may decide to assign particular groups, allow students to select a group, or have students complete the project independently.

The attached document was created for a historical fiction novel, but works with most full length pieces of literature.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.8.10, RI.8.10, RL.9-10.7.a, and more!

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March 21st, 2017

Middle School Resource: Student Reading Self-Assessment

Middle School Resource

Student Reading Self-Assessment

This document is designed for students to complete to evaluate their own reading habits and skills. Students are asked to complete the evaluation and then set goals based on their responses. This form can be used for reflection and/or teacher conferences with students.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.8.10, RI.8.10, RL.9-10.7.a, and more!

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March 20th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Reading Strategies by Discovery Education

Elementary School Resource

Reading Strategies by Discovery Education

Students will:
-Learn that every story has a main idea and supporting details.
-Find the main idea and several supporting details in a news story.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.K.10, RI.K.10, RF.K.1, and more!

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March 15th, 2017

High School Resource: Leprechauns by History.com

Leprechaun

High School Resource

Leprechauns by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on how leprechauns were depicted in different places in history.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.2, SS.E.2.3, SS.C.2.1A and more!

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March 14th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Holiday Foods: Corned Beef and Cabbage by History.com

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Middle School Resource

Holiday Foods: Corned Beef and Cabbage by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.2, SS.E.2.2, SS.E.2.3 and more!

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March 13th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Four Leaf Clover by Starfall

Four Leaf Clover

Elementary School Resource

Four Leaf Clover by Starfall

In this web-based practice by Starfall, students will read and follow directions on how to locate a four-leaf clover.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.PK.1, RI.PK.1, RI.PK.2 and more!

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March 8th, 2017

High School Resource: Collected Works of Saint Patrick by Books Should Be Free

High School Resource

Collected Works of Saint Patrick by Books Should Be Free

This resource allows users to freely download Saint Patrick’s Collected Works of Saint Patrick as an audio book in mp3, iPod, or iTunes format.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.5, SL.11-12.2 and more!

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March 7th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Forced To Flee: Famine And Plague by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource

Forced To Flee: Famine And Plague by Discovery Education

In this lesson plan, students will:
-review important facts about the Irish Potato Famine
-explore primary resources related to the famine
-create a classroom mural about the experience of the famine

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.2, SS.E.2.1, SS.E.2.3 and more!

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March 6th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Irish Jig Tag from P.E. Central

Elementary School Resource

Irish Jig Tag from P.E. Central

The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to Irish Dancing.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.PE.E.1.1.A, HPF.PE.E.1.1.B

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March 1st, 2017

High School Resource: Immigration: Our Changing Voices by Library of Congress

Statue of Li

High School Resource

Immigration: Our Changing Voices by Library of Congress

Students will be able to:

-use American Memory collections to search and evaluate primary documents;
-discuss their own family history and put it into context of immigrant stories;
-analyze concerns and answers to questions related to migrations’ shifts.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2 and more!

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