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ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (K - 2)
Title: What's the Chance?
Description: Students engage in opportunities to label events that are likely, unlikely, certain and impossible. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.


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Subject: English Language Arts (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Pass the Punctuation, Please!
Description: During this lesson students will listen to the story, Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells and identify punctuation used in the story. Students will also play games to strengthen knowledge of punctuation usage. They will then use the Internet to practice what they learn during this lesson.


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Subject: English Language Arts (1 - 2)
Title: Compound Words
Description: Students will listen to the story Once There Was A Bull... (frog) and identify the compound words in the story, then work with a partner to think of additional examples of compound words.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Stop Signs, McDonald's, and Cheerios: Writing With Environmental Print     
Description: Students use logos from everyday life to identify individual letters and then create their own captions for the images.
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



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Alphabetic order to first letter
Digital Tool: Smartbord presentation
Digital Tool Description: Smartboard presentation to introduce alphabetic principle to first letter for students.  Presentation does not require smartboard as it can be projected on any white board for just the presentation.


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Podcasts


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YouTube: Context Clues Song
http://www.youtube.c...
This YouTube video provides the definition and an example of using context clues.

Assessments


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

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Kid Port - Compounds
http://www.kidport.c...
Students select the word that makes a compound word with the given word.

Interactives/Games


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

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Words in Context
http://www.toonunive...
This fast-paced interactive game helps students practice using context clues to determine word meanings.

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ABC Hoops!
http://www.softschoo...
This activity allows students to play a basketball game while putting words in ABC order.

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Alphabetically
http://www.dseffects...
Game available for all platforms including computers. Students have to tap on the letters in order as fast as possible.

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Alphabetize
http://spellingcity....
Teacher can create own list for students to put in alphabetical order or use the preset lists.

Learning Activities


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RHL School - Context
http://www.rhlschool...
Printable worksheets to practice identifying word meanings from context.

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Context Clues PowerPoint
http://classroom.jc-...
This PowerPoint presentation explains context clues and gives practice examples. This resource could be used as a model for developing a lesson appropriate for students on extended standards.

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Kids Pages - Flashcards
http://www.kids-page...
This Web site contains 68 flashcards with vocabulary and pictures for different categories of words.

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Dolch Word Lists
http://www.mrsperkin...
This page contains a variety of pdf, Word, and PowerPoint documents using Dolch word lists.

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

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Jan Brett - Compound Words
http://www.janbrett....
Students create compound words.

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Words in Context
http://www.toonunive...
This fast-paced interactive game helps students practice using context clues to determine word meanings.

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Alphabetically
http://www.dseffects...
Game available for all platforms including computers. Students have to tap on the letters in order as fast as possible.

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