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This packet is usable by the teacher the minute the class begins. It includes a nonfiction article that teaches students about birds and Cross Curricular worksheets that can be used along with it. A section for the teacher provides additional teaching ideas and discussion topics. It can be used as a complete unit or as a break between lessons.
By Arnold Cheyney. The first half of this book glitters like a mine full of gems - that is, the author spins off in quick succession idea after idea about what poetry is and how writing poetry can be taught. Quoting countless poems to illustrate his points, he tosses out useful advice about evoking poetic writing, developing language precision, and sharing poetic writing. These discussions are annotated in the back of the book with references to 50 writing starters on reproducible handouts.
Publisher: Good Year Books
Product ID: GYBGDY578E
Grades: 4 - 6
Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 21.83 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781596473355
Subjects of the 54 puzzlers include Veteran Day, Election Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, winter, and many other topics.
Kids are brimming with questions, and here's where they get the chance to find the answers for themselves. This teacher resource book provides more than 130 hands-on activities that prompt students to make eye-opening discoveries in biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, and physics.
Good, creative writing requires inspiration and practice, and Time to Write provides both. Author Robert Myers has based his writing program on the principles of creative thinking. Original, fresh, and written in an engaging and appropriate style, Time to Write includes teacher notes for each lesson and student warm-up activities. The 43 standards-based lessons are progressively more involved and cover-synonym and alliteration, description and paragraph, advertisement and letter to the editor, limerick, haiku, and cinquain, research report, non-fiction narrative, and essay, anecdote, character sketch, and humorous speech, and short story and dramatic incident.
You borrow a friend's saw and break the blade. You replace it, but should you tell him? Your teacher mixes you up with another student and invites you to represent the school at a conference. Should you tell the teacher or let her discover her error later on?Students face situations similar to these every day. Exploring Character gives you real-life scenarios that will get students talking about integrity, kindness, trustworthiness, courage, goodwill, openness, industriousness, cooperation, and friendship.
Hold your nose as you learn about stinkbugs, skunk cabbage, turkey vultures, cockraoches, corpse plants, skunks, and many more animals, insects, and plants that just plain stink. You'll be amazed to learn why even the worst smells are important to life on earth. Chock full of smelly facts about stinky creatures and plants! Illustrated with art, cartoons, and photographs.
Students sail the high seas with lesser-known ancient seafarers as well as more famous explorers looking for an all-water route to Asia. Beginning in the mid-1400s and closing at the end of the 17th century, this story of the Age of Exploration & Discovery is a tale of European nations racing to dominate world trade and foreign markets. It is a narrative that sustains curiosity with interesting anecdotes and exciting details of the life and times - from the fear of mythical sea monsters to the fears of family left at home. Historic illustrations help describe everyday life and conditions during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Challenging puzzles and interesting activities that use skills from a variety of subject areas draw students into the spirit of the times.
Students tackle real-life math skills as they follow their favorite professional, college, or high school football teams. Problems are based on football statistics, stories, historical and current situations, and focus on the computation of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. You will help students analyze home field advantage, compute salary averages, figure rushing records and yards gained, and compare coaching records. Answers provided.
Take time for talking! More than 80 easy-to-do, class-tested activities develop such important speaking and listening skills as storytelling, following directions, reporting, asking questions, making vocabulary connections, and active listening. Use these activities independently across the curriculum at home or school.
More than 100 problems-solving exercises challenge kids to solve problems that relate to their everyday lives-car repairs, school lunches, yard work, dish duty, and more. Students work with percents, geometry, probability, number theory, fractions, algebraic expressions, and other math concepts. Includes answers.
Students use higher-level thinking skills to process information and solve over 200 problems in the life, physical, earth, and space sciences.
By Ed Sobey. Learning science and engineering principles by building and testing model structures and vehicles, kids work in teams to solve 24 technology-based problems. Teacher pages lay out directions; each activity description includes an overview, self-directed opening activities, a demonstration by the teacher, a related reading (from a section of reproducible handouts titled "26 Stories for Young Inventors"), procedures for the activity, homework extension ideas, and a list of suggested resources.
The author defines 14 poetic elements in easy-to-understand terms and illustrates them with more than 100 examples of student written poetry. This handbook addresses both beginning and experienced writers and includes exercises, worksheets, writing ideas, and tips for editing and reading poetry.
By Vicky Lynott and Anthony D. Fredericks. This straightforward guide contains 51 classroom-tested ideas for using reading and writing to help students become better thinkers. The activities are applicable for use with not only language arts but also science, social studies, and math content. Aligned to International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English standards, the strategies cover all six stages of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing, and publishing. Many of the strategies are accompanied by examples.
By Mark Pierce and Karen Jennings. This is just like all the other how-to-write books - except scarier, and funnier, and more likely to make kids really want to write. Taken in sequence, 55 reproducible handouts guide each young writer through brainstorming and skill-building exercises in the vocabulary of fear, description of horror, dialog of dread, characterization of hero and villain, and plotting of suspense, eventually drawing one strong story out of each student.
By Arnold Cheyney. These ready-to-use writing ideas are designed to get students writing quickly. Each prompt consists of a single-page handout with straightforward directions. A section on the basics of writing covers punctuation, parts of speech, and grammar and usage. Sample projects include a biographical sketch, film review, historical newspaper, weather report, and letter to the editor. Poetry writing starters range from personification and license plate poems to recognized forms like haiku and limerick.
Big type and simple sentence structures pave the way for young readers to play with - and begin to master - 4000 word origins, similes, metaphors, synonyms, antonyms, homographs, homophones, compound words, contractions, onomatopoeia, palindromes, hink-pinks, hinky-pinkys, and 200 families of rhyming words.
To all the same subjects covered in Words, Words, Words, this book adds common spelling errors, often-confused words, capitalization, punctuation, prefixes and suffixes, parts of speech, collective nouns, plural forms, verb forms, and subject/verb agreement. In smaller type, 7000 words and 500 rhyme families are covered.
By Pamela Marx. Introduce students to each part of the Constitution by means of two-page activity sheets: a "Read-and-Answer" page that prompts them to find answers as they scour the Constitution's articles and amendments, and a "Take Another Look" page that helps students develop the skills of thinking citizens through activities such as debating important issues, researching today's leaders, and more. A final "You Be the Judge" chapter poses three legal cases relating to different parts of the Constitution. After students write their opinions, they read the Supreme Court's decision on a similar case. The full text of the Constitution is included.
By Bertie Kingore and Glenda Higbee. Hundreds of proven hands-on activities, carefully outlined and using inexpensive materials, emphasize learning by doing, encourage creativity, and afford opportunities to develop responsibility. Organized into 19 thematic units (from "Marvelous Me" to "Summertime and the Sun") and correlated to the school-year calendar, the activities cover key curriculum areas such as language arts, math, and science; they also involve art, music, cooking, movement, block play, and role plays. Jargon-free and clearly written, the book is also a great resource for parents.
By Cheryl Callighan. First comes the cutting, pasting, and coloring, and then comes the boisterous activity as children practice vowel sounds while engaging themselves in five skits; 28 other activities that appeal to auditory, tactile, and visual learning styles (e.g., word scrambles, pattern poems, wanted posters for words that break phonics rules, and word relay races); and completing more than 20 reproducible handouts with coloring and fill-in-the-blank activities. A brief introduction equips teachers with the basics they need to teach the vowel sounds.
By Janes D. Lerster, Jr. and James D. Lester, Sr. Complete with examples, models, and exercises, this easy-to-use guide leads students through the steps of completing a polished research paper. The book covers topic selection, data gathering (including tips on using the Internet, CD-ROM databases, and electronic catalogs as search tools), taking notes and outlining, writing the introduction, body, and conclusion with appropriate style, doing a correct bibliography, and preparing the final paper. In addition, the book presents tips on mechanics, shows how to avoid plagiarism, and explains APA and MLA styles.
By Alfred De Vito and Gerald H. Krockover. How much does a dripping faucet raise one's water bill? Which uses more water, a shower or a bath? How much energy did it take for the Egyptians to build a pyramid? Would a windmill be an efficient energy generator at your school? How would you make your own recycled paper? Hands-on constructivist activities using everyday items challenge students to develop more informed ideas about where energy comes from, how we use it, and how we might use it better.
By Cary Seeman DeHan and Shannon Hofstrand Rasmussen. Lesson plans for nearly every subject area and every elementary grade (including ESL/ELL) give substitute teachers an arsenal of standards-based activities to use when an absent teacher leaves no instructions. Fifty surefire lessons (some with reproducible handouts) comprise the main part of the book. A preliminary section lays out the dos and don'ts of subbing, suggests how to equip a personal "sub kit," and provides ideas and forms for classroom management, while a final chapter offers time-fillers for navigating those awkward few minutes between the end of the lesson and the ringing of the bell.
By Susan J. Benjamin. This practical handbook leads students through the process of speech preparation and delivery, helping them feel the confidence that comes from being thoroughly prepared. Readers learn how to craft an attention-getting introduction and strong conclusion, as well as how to gather and organize their material. The guide also addresses how to use nonverbal communication and vocal quality to enhance the delivery of speeches. Numerous examples throughout the book illustrate the ideas presented.
By Randall J. Souviney. Teach mathematical problem solving as a four-step process every student can master. This book's 44 reproducible worksheets present high-interest word problems; accompanying teacher pages provide completely worked-out solutions. In addition, the book's first two chapters provide teachers with a crash course in problem solving. Students not only have fun tackling interesting word problems - they also learn a problem-solving process they can apply to any situation they encounter in real life that requires critical and creative thinking.
By Katherine Scraper and Vickie L. Scraper. Organized into fiction, nonfiction, and word-study units, 32 graphic organizers build reading strategies such as predicting, identifying main ideas, making inferences, analyzing cause and effect, and drawing conclusions. Each organizer is supported by a six-page lesson comprising teacher instructions, a reproducible passage to read, a photocopy master of the organizer, a filled-out copy of the organizer along with model student responses, a writing assignment (for which the graphic organizer becomes a writing planner), and assessment and extension activity ideas.
By Anthony D. Fredericks and Isaac Asimov. Everything you need to know, whether you are a teacher designing and developing the fair or a parent or teacher guiding students to successful participation, you can find in this well-organized, plainly written book, including timetables, project-selection ideas, research suggestions, display dos and don'ts, guidelines for judging projects, and a reproducible planning guide for students.
By Jack Hassard. "Their eyes light up, they ask good questions, they can explain the concept to other students, and they relate what they learn in class to what happens in the world." That's how students respond to the project-based, cooperative-inquiry Earth, life, environmental, and physical science lessons this book fully describes. Theoretical discussion of constructivist learning introduces the detailed lessons, many of which hinge on reproducible handouts to present a puzzling scientific phenomenon for students to investigate.
By Ed Sobey. More than 30 demonstrations of 16 model craft are outlined here in illustrated, reproducible how-to handouts that list materials, describe procedures, and explain scientific principles. A soda-can engine, balloon-powered rockets and rocket cars, air-jet propulsion, pump rockets, and "implosions and explosions even your mother will like" are all on the menu in a book that aims to "convince the kids that they are rocket scientists and the rocket scientists that they are kids."
R.E. Myers. Through the broad range of activities provided, students learn that respect is the foundation for all civil behavior. Each unit contains a story followed by several discussion questions and an activity. Teacher material includes summary remarks about the story and information about the question responses. This book can also be integrated into the core curriculum through discussion points and activities. For example, "Saplings and Cans" can fit into science units, and "Billy the Bully" works with mental health and citizenship units.