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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Learning Activities (3) 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.
Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards). Learning Assets (2)


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Science (2)
Title: Those Sneaky Poets!!  
Description: This lesson integrates the area of science and english language arts. Students will analyze figurative language in the poem A Drop Around the World by Barbara Shaw McKinney and work collaboratively to create a poster of the water cycle that demonstrates their knowledge of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation in the water cycle. Students will then individually produce a paragraph that demonstrates their knowledge of the water cycle using the key words evaporation, condensation and precipitation.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2)
Title: It's Not Hard to Make a Card!
Description: This lesson on poetry and rhyming integrates technology and student creativity.  The students will use what they have learned about poetry to create their own piece of work through a project.  This lesson can be facilitated in flip classroom style, in class flip classroom, style, and classical lecture style.  In this lesson plan I am choosing to facilitate it using in class flip classroom style through stations.  Students will be able to view a presentation that I have created on poetry using the Educreations application, create a card including a poem written by them using Greeting Card Maker, an application available on Android devices, and then send the card to a parent or friend of their choice.  


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Improving Fluency through Group Literary Performance     
Description: Students participate in shared reading, choral reading, and readers theater, using books by Bill Martin, Jr. Repeated readings and literary performances help students with their reading accuracy, expression, and rate.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts     
Description: Frogs often appear as the main character in fiction stories, but what do students really know about frogs? Students find out in this lesson in which they research real-life frogs.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Using Web-Based Bookmarks to Conduct Internet Research     
Description: The important thing about this lesson is that it connects literature and science. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown provides a model for original student poems about a content area topic. Web-based bookmarks guide students to appropriate sites on the topic, and a graphic organizer helps them focus their research.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 2,3



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Ferocious Fighting Fish: An Ocean Unit Exploring Beginning Word Sounds     
Description: Focus students attention on alliteration in this ocean-themed unit. Students explore alliteration in framing texts then compose their own class book to explore figurative language in their own writing.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry     
Description: Children find favorite words, phrases, and sentences from familiar stories. Working together, they combine their words and phrases to create a poem. The poem is then shared as performance poetry.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Become a Poet with Technology
Digital Tool: ReadWriteThink Tool
Digital Tool Description: This interactive activity challenges students to use a graphic organizer and write an acrostic poem.


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Title: Race to Win - Do You Know the Words?
Digital Tool: Bluster! App for iPad
Digital Tool Description: This app allows students to work alone or with others to practice important word skills such as rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives and more. 


Web Resources


Informational Materials


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Poetry Soup
http://poetrysoup.co...
This site provides teachers and students with multiple poems, articles, blogs, poetry terms, lyrics, resources, rhyming dictionary, syllable counter and publishing.

Learning Activities


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Poetry Soup
http://poetrysoup.co...
This site provides teachers and students with multiple poems, articles, blogs, poetry terms, lyrics, resources, rhyming dictionary, syllable counter and publishing.

Teacher Tools


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Poetry Soup
http://poetrysoup.co...
This site provides teachers and students with multiple poems, articles, blogs, poetry terms, lyrics, resources, rhyming dictionary, syllable counter and publishing.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss.     
Description: After sharing The Cat in the Hat and other patterned books with students, groups brainstorm sets of rhyming words and crate a story using these words.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was published in 1974.     
Description: Students are introduced to a Silverstein verse and asked for their impressions. They then draw that they imagine when they read one of his lines and then write a line or two to continue the passage.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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