May 7th, 2021

High School Resource: Expressing Our Thoughts Through Poetry

High School Resource

Language of Poetry

Students will recognize and be able to create poetic language. Using a newspaper article, each student will create a poem about the event in the article they selected. The poem will then be recorded to a Photo Story project they will create to go with their poems. The goal is for each student to be able to enhance the news article through the use of poetic language, music they select to enhance mood, and pictures which reflect the events in the poem.

This unit requires that students have prior experience in reading and analyzing poetry. They should have at least a basic knowledge of poetry techniques and vocabulary terms. Finished projects will be viewed in class by peers.

Related NY State Academic Standards: L.11-12.1, L.CCR.3, and L.CCR.4

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May 5th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Mark a poem’s rhyme scheme by LearnZillion

Middle School Resource

Mark a poem’s rhyme scheme by LearnZillion

In this lesson, you will learn how poets make sounds stand out by marking rhyme scheme and reading aloud.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.8.4

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May 3rd, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Change-a-Rhyme

Elementary School Resource

Change-a-Rhyme

After learning and repeating numerous nursery rhymes, children will use a familiar nursery rhyme such as “Humpty Dumpty,” or “Jack and Jill” that will require them to supply a rhyming word to complete a revised version.

e.g. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall . might become
Humpty Dumpty sat on a chair, Humpty Dumpty jumped in the air. OR
Humpty Dumpty sat on a bed, Humpty Dumpty bumped his head.

The teacher will list the “new” rhymes on a chart. Children will have opportunities to role-play the actions of the original and revised rhymes.

Children can also draw pictures to illustrate the rhymes.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RF.PK.2.a, RF.PK.2.b, RF.K.2.a, and ELA1.E.LR1E.

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April 30th, 2021

High School Resource: Shopping Lesson Plan: Information Gap, Survey, Simulation, and Vocabulary Worksheets for ESL by Lanternfish

High School Resource

Shopping Lesson Plan: Information Gap, Survey, Simulation, and Vocabulary Worksheets for ESL by Lanternfish

Introduction to the Unit Vocabulary, Information Gap, Class Survey and Social Strategy, Grammar Focus and Comparatives – Shopping Role-play, Workbook Exercises.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ESL.I.5-8.4.1.2, ESL.I.5-8.4.1.3, ESL.I.5-8.4.1.8, and more!

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April 28th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Activity Survey

Middle School Resource

Activity Survey

In this activity, students will:

  • Survey the interests of the students on their school’s instructional team.
  • Analyze the data from the surveys and recommend clubs, activities, or other school programs to meet those interests.
  • Begin to understand how they can impact the system in which they operate.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS, CDOS.I.1, CDOS.I.1.1, and more!

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April 26th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Survey Taking by TeacherLED

Elementary School Resource

Survey Taking by TeacherLED

In this activity, students will conduct a class survey from your interactive whiteboard using Survey Taking. Demonstrate the use of tallies and frequency charts. Immediately generate a pie chart and bar chart from your results and compare how useful they are in presenting data. Random data can also be generated.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 3.MD.3, 6.SP.1, 6.SP.4, and more!

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April 21st, 2021

High School Resource: Al Gore on Climate Change by History.com

High School Resource

Al Gore on Climate Change by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archive, focuses on a clip of Al Gore giving a speech on Global Warming.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.ESS.2.1, S.MS.ESS.3.1, S.MS.ESS.2.6, and more!

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April 20th, 2021

Middle School Resource: The Greenhouse Effect by PhET

Middle School Resource

The Greenhouse Effect by PhET

This simulation will allow students to see how the Earth’s temperature changes due to the Greenhouse Effect. Students can select the level of atmospheric greenhouse gases during an ice age, in the year 1750, today, or at some time in the future. Just how do greenhouse gases change the climate?

Using the simulation, students will:

  • Describe what happens to the temperature, sunlight, and infrared photons as you change the concentration of greenhouse gases.
  • Explore the differences between the ice age and today.
  • What happens when clouds are present?
  • Explain why the temperature increases as the concentration of greenhouse gases increases.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.2.5 and MST4.I.LE.7.2

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April 19th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Protecting Our Planet by Discovery Education

Elementary School Resource

Protecting Our Planet by Discovery Education

In this activity, students will describe the environmental impact of humans, understand that pollution is harmful to all living things, and give examples of ways we can reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.2.ESS.1.1, S.3.LS.4.4, S.4.ESS.3.1, and more!

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April 14th, 2021

High School Resource: Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats by ECSDM

High School Resource

Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats by ECSDM

This lesson will explore the ways in which carbohydrates, fats, and proteins affect the body. Students will describe the three nutrients that supply the body with energy and identify what food sources these three nutrients are found in.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF, HPF.HE.I.1, HPF.PE.C.1.1.E, and more!

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