June 25th, 2021

High School Resource: Word Skills Board Game for ESL by Lanternfish

High School Resource

Word Skills Board Game for ESL by Lanternfish

Words Skills is a fun game that is easy to play and can be used to review word skills such as indicating the beginning sound of a word, the ending sound of a word, the middle sound of a word, rhymes, synonyms, and antonyms. It can be used as a stand-alone board game or as a supplement for reviewing the 7 core phonics units at Lanternfish ESL (or any other similar phonics program).
Why Word Skills? Word skills are a valuable tool for students as they set out on the road to becoming independent learners. Being able to talk about words is an essential skill language learners will need as they interact with their teachers to figure out spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of new words they encounter. The words skills include identifying beginning sounds, middle sounds, ending sounds, rhyme, synonyms, antonyms, and if you use one of the advanced versions, spelling and past tense of words.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ESL.E.PK-1.4.1.1, ESL.E.PK-1.4.1.2, ESL.E.PK-1.4.1.7, and more!

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June 23rd, 2021

Middle School Resource: Forming Plural Nouns by ECSDM

Middle School Resource

Forming Plural Nouns by ECSDM

In this lesson, students will learn the rules for changing nouns from singular to plural. Through interactive SMART Board activities, students will practice changing singular nouns to plural nouns. As a culminating activity, students will create a collage of nouns where they identify both the singular and plural form of the noun.

Related NY State Academic Standards: L.5.1, L.5.3, L.6.1, and more!

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June 21st, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Drawing Conclusions by ECSDM

Elementary School Resource

Drawing Conclusions by ECSDM

In this lesson, students will view and discuss images as well as short paragraphs to demonstrate an understanding of the necessary steps needed to formulate and draw valid conclusions. Through repeated practice, students will define the skill of “Drawing Conclusions” as well as create their own short paragraph in which their peers will formulate conclusions.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ESL, ESL.E.PK-1.3.1.9, ESL.E.PK-1.3.1.9.MI, and more!

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June 18th, 2021

High School Resource: Partner Mile Run/Heart Rate Calculation from P.E. Central

High School Resource

Partner Mile Run/Heart Rate Calculation from P.E. Central

This lesson works on improving fitness, calculating target heart rates, and prepares students for the mile run physical fitness test.

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

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June 16th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Migrating Math from P.E. Central

Middle School Resource

Migrating Math from P.E. Central

In this lesson, students practice estimating distance traveled while walking. This lesson can also can be used to introduce backpacking/hiking or as a daily warm-up.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF, HPF.PE.I.1, HPF.PE.I.1.1, and HPF.PE.I.1.1.A!

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June 14th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Math-sketball from P.E. Central

Elementary School Resource

Math-sketball from P.E. Central

In this lesson, students will dribble a basketball in order to demonstrate their ability to establish control and rhythm. Students will also exhibit their understanding of multiplication involving single-digit numbers.

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

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June 11th, 2021

High School Resource: Discovering the Next Earth by History.com

High School Resource

Discovering the Next Earth by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on NASA’s Search for another planet that would is able to sustain life form.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.2.3, MST4, MST4.E.PS4, and more!

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June 9th, 2021

Middle School Resource: The Solar System – A Review by ECSDM

Middle School Resource

The Solar System – A Review by ECSDM

This lesson was formulated for use with a multi-age middle school special education science class. Students are of varied abilities functioning from a kindergarten to a third-grade level. This lesson was designed as a review for the students and to allow the teacher to see the level of understanding of the basic concepts of the solar system. More detailed lessons will follow explaining the characteristics of each of the classical planets.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.ESS.1.2, S.MS.ESS.1.3, MST4.I.PS1.1, and more!

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June 7th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: Astronomy for Kids

Elementary School Resource

Astronomy for Kids

This site provides information about the solar system including the sun, the planets, the stars, etc. Pictures of them are also offered. The content and reading level allow this website to be used as a brief introduction of astronomy to elementary children.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.1.ESS.1.1, S.5.ESS.1.1, S.5.ESS.1.2, and MST4.I.PS1.1!

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June 4th, 2021

High School Resource: A Memorial Day Tribute by History.com

High School Resource

A Memorial Day Tribute by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, is a tribute to soldiers who served our country.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.8, SS.8.4, SS.8.4.c, and more!

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