September 21st, 2020

Middle School Resource: Welcome to Middle School by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

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Middle School Resource

Welcome to Middle School

This is a cooperative learning experience for four 6th Grade students. The final product was used with 4th grade students as a primer for entering our Middle School. It will also be used in the Fall as a ‘welcome back’ piece during the first Middle School Assembly. Students will need to be enrolled in a Middle School setting, have experience speaking with adults, and be interested in working with video clips on the computer.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ARTS.VA.I.1.1.B, MST2.I.IS.1.1

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September 21st, 2020

Middle School Resource: Group Oral Presentation Rubric

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Middle School Resource

Group Oral Presentation Rubric

This rubric can be used to assess student participation and presentation of a group project.

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March 17th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Introduction To Bacteria by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Introduction To Bacteria by Discovery Education

Students will research how bacteria can be helpful or harmful, how they move, where they live, and how they reproduce.  They will then create a display illustrating what they learned about bacteria.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.2.2, MST4.I.LE.3.2d, MST4.I.LE.5.1e 

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March 10th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Life In Space: International Space Station by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Life In Space: International Space Station by Discovery Education

Students will learn about what life on the International Space Station is like.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST5.E.HT5, MST5.E.IT6, MST5.I.HT5.1

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March 3rd, 2020

Middle School Resource: Wellness Inventory by ECSDM

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Middle School Resource

Wellness Inventory by ECSDM

Students will assess their health/wellness status and identify areas of weakness that they can create goals to improve.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.I.1.1.B, HPF.HE.I.1.1.D, HPF.PE.I.1.1.C

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February 25th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Reading Online Informational Text by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

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Middle School Resource

Reading Online Informational Text

This is part of a unit addressing the skill of reading non-fiction and informational texts both in print and online. I have started with a focus on reading textbooks in social studies and science. Mid-way through the unit, I make a transition to “everyday, real world” reading. The sections of an article have been taught. By the end of the unit, the students will be able to identify the sections, explain the importance of each and demonstrate how they would use them.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3 and more!

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February 18th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Envisioning Equality by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Envisioning Equality by Discovery Education

Students will identify important civil rights leaders and describe the life and legacy of a particular civil rights leader.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.6.c, SS.5.6.c.1, SS.7.7 and more!

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February 11th, 2020

Middle School Resource: President George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech (1789) by NARA

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Middle School Resource

President George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech (1789) by NARA

Students can read George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech as an online interactive document.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.6.a.1, SS.7.5.b.1, SS.7.5.c.2 and more!

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February 4th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Personal Stories and Primary Sources – Conversations with Elders by Library of Congress

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Middle School Resource

Personal Stories and Primary Sources – Conversations with Elders 

Learning history from real people involved in real events brings life to history. This project provides a means to learn about the twentieth century from real people and primary sources.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.5.1.2, SS.SSP.6.1.2, SS.SSP.7.1.2 and more!

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January 21st, 2020

Middle School Resource: Habitats Of The World by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Habitats Of The World by Discovery Education

Students will understand that earth supports many different animal habitats, each of which has distinct features and distinct plant and animal populations.  They will also learn that animals and plants are adapted to the conditions of the habitats in which they live.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.2.LS.4.1, S.3.LS.4.3, MST4.E.PS1.1 and more!

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