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Lesson Plans (9) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress. Interactives/Games (2) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (2) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: English Language Arts (K)
Title: Paper Chase Vocabulary
Description: Students will exhibit an awareness on the concept of the story. Students will gain an understanding of the vocabulary, extend the vocabulary, and use it while speaking and writing. Students will become familiar with vocabulary as it is placed within a text.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Science (K)
Title: Sense Suspense
Description: In this language development lesson, Kindergarten ELLs learn the five senses, classify objects using the five senses, and create an ABC book modeled after Bruce McMillan's Sense Suspense in which they demonstrate their learning.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K)
Title: Who's At The Zoo? Mammals, Reptiles, and Birds!
Description: In this week-long language development unit, Kindergarten English Language Learners will learn to identify science facts in nonfiction books. Students will sort zoo animals into mammals, reptiles, and birds. They will practice listening for facts and writing what they learn. The lesson format follows the Sheltered English Observation Protocol (SIOP).


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Subject: Arts Education (K - 1), or English Language Arts (K - 1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Easter Egg Eggstravaganza
Description: Computer and language arts skills will be introduced, reinforced and enriched through Easter activities related to the book The Golden Egg by A.J. Wood.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Peeking At Pumpkins
Description: As part of a unit about pumpkins, students will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin. Student understanding will be aided by the use of the flannel board, individual booklets, and Kid Pix software.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K - 1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Word a Day
Description: Word a Day allows students to develop a bank of sight words that are meaningful to them. Each student picks words to add to his/her individual word bank. The teacher can specify particular categories or let the student choose any word. The student then finds a picture or symbol to illustrate each word using a variety of resources.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Rain, Ice, Steam: Using Reading to Support Inquiry About the Water Cycle     
Description: Water is always moving in a continuous cycle from liquid to solid to gas and back again. Students study this never-ending cycle through shared readings, center activities, and experiments.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Sentence Quest: Using Parts of Speech to Write Descriptive Sentences     
Description: Students learn about sentences by listing verbs, nouns, and adjectives. They use word cards to create descriptive sentences and work in groups to create the longest sentences they can.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Action ABC's: Learning Vocabulary With Verbs     
Description: Creating an illustrated alphabet book of action words, from attack to zap, reinforces the definition of verbs as it stretches and expands students' vocabulary.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



Web Resources


Assessments


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ESL Flow - Describing Words
http://www.manything...
Student selects the picture that matches the describing word listed.

Interactives/Games


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Same Difference
http://fen.com/stude...
Interactive game where students click a word, then click the word that is a synonym (means the same) or an antonym (means the opposite).

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Mi Kids - Antonyms
http://www.mikids.co...
This page contains an on-line antonym matching game.

Learning Activities


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Same Difference
http://fen.com/stude...
Interactive game where students click a word, then click the word that is a synonym (means the same) or an antonym (means the opposite).

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Mi Kids - Antonyms
http://www.mikids.co...
This page contains an on-line antonym matching game.

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