November 19th, 2019

Middle School Resource: History of the Thanksgiving Day Parade by History.com

Middle School Resource

History of the Thanksgiving Day Parade 

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.4.e, SS.8.4.e.4, SS.E.1 and more!

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November 18th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Traditional Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

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Elementary School Resource

Traditional Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

In this activity, students will listen to the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address, illustrate pictures to go with sections of the Address, and create a book.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.4.1.d, SL.4.1.e, SL.4.5 and more! 

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November 13th, 2019

High School Resource: Types of Text

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High School Resource

Types of Text

This web-based resource provides a factsheet, game, quiz, and worksheet to help students understand the different types of text including: descriptive, informative, instructional, and persuasive.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.6.7, RL.6.10, RL.6.11

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November 12th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Reading and Rhythm by Teaching Channel

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Middle School Resource

Reading and Rhythm by Teaching Channel

The objective of the lesson in this video is for students to learn how to use rhythm to improve reading comprehension and confidence.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RF.5.4

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November 11th, 2019

Elementary School Resource:  The Starfall Reading Program

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Elementary School Resource

The Starfall Reading Program

This site hosts books and games that offer beginning readers the opportunity to explore and interact with words and the sounds that make up those words.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.PK.5, RF.PK.1.a, RF.PK.1.b and more!

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November 6th, 2019

High School Resource: Introduction to Research Paper by ECSDM

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High School Resource

Introduction to Research Paper 

During this lesson, students will be introduced to the parts of a research paper. They will understand what is expected of them and choose an event/person to research. Students will also be taught how to use the internet as well as other sources to find information and correctly represent what the have found.

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November 5th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Making Cultural Connections Through Research

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Middle School Resource

Making Cultural Connections Through Research

Students will develop self-management skills for researching a topic, critical thinking skills and effective interpersonal skills.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.3a.BS.1.A.SW, CDOS.C.3b.BI.6.A.SW, CDOS.C.3b.HS.7.A.SW and more!

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November 4th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Conducting Research by ReadWorks

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Elementary School Resource

Conducting Research by ReadWorks

Students will create questions about a nonfiction topic. Use nonfiction text features and evidence to answer questions.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.10 and more!

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October 30th, 2019

High School Resource: Interdisciplinary Study Of Cyclic Change by NYSATL

trees during different seasons

High School Resource

Interdisciplinary Study Of Cyclic Change 

Students will learn about the effects of earth’s revolution on seasons.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 7.RP.2.a, 7.RP.2.b, 7.G.1 and more! 

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October 29th, 2019

Middle School Resource: What’s the Main Idea? by ReadWorks

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Middle School Resource

What’s the Main Idea?

Students will explain the main idea of a poem.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.5.2, RL.5.10, RF.5.4 and more!

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