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Lesson Plans (14) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (3) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (3) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (3) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (12) 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.
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Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Distance Learning Collaborative Literature Circles: Because of Winn Dixie
Description: During this lesson, two classes in different locations will participate separately in literature circles using Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. The discussion of the book will be a collaborative project using distance learning.


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Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Writing Native American Style
Description: In this lesson students will reinforce their knowledge about Native Americans and their culture. They will also be introduced to Native American writing. The students will read The Legend of The Indian Paintbrush by Tomie de Paolo to aid their learning. Finally, students will create their own writing using Native American pictographs.


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Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Science (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Honey Bees
Description: The students will do research to learn the various functions of bees within the hive and understand the process of making honey. Students will use numerous resources to find their information including the Internet, library books, encyclopedias, and their science textbooks.


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Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Olympics 2004 Treasure Hunt
Description: This lesson is centered around an Olympics 2004 Treasure Hunt designed to give students an opportunity to learn about the history of the Olympic games and to generate interest in the modern Olympic games. Students are able to see the differences in the ancient games and today's modern games after viewing the Internet sites about the ancient Olympics and comparing those games to the modern Olympic events. Successful completion of the project requires that students navigate the Internet, work together, manage time wisely, and follow specific directions.


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Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: "Dear Santa, It's Me!"
Description: In this lesson students will become familiar with a digital camera and will increase word processing and keyboarding skills by writing a friendly letter to Santa.


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Using Word Webs to Teach Synonyms for Commonly Used Words     
Description: Students use word webs to choose synonyms for generic adjectives and to learn to adjust their word usage for different contexts.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 4,5,6,7,8



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Research Building Blocks: Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments     
Description: Students are guided through the process of taking notes while reading factual information, then turning those notes into new sentences and paragraphs written in their own words.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups     
Description: This lesson employs direct instruction and small-group discussion to help students learn new vocabulary skills while reading Patricia Polacco's Pink and Say.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Using Science Texts to Teach the Organizational Features of Nonfiction     
Description: Students explore organizational features of nonfiction science. Students then work together to create a two-page spread using those features to present information about their local environment.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Readers Theatre     
Description: Students develop scripts, perform, and use their voices to depict characters from texts, giving them the opportunity to develop fluency and further enhance comprehension of what they are reading.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Learning to Learn with Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster      
Description: Modeled on the activities in Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster, a picture book, students combine vocabulary exploration with word play by planning their own vocabulary parade.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: My World of Words: Building Vocabulary Lists     
Description: Working in small groups, students select vocabulary words and research their meanings. In a culminating activity that uses text and illustration, each student creates a '' My World of Words Journal.''
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Sort, Hunt, Write: A Weekly Spelling Program     
Description: It's easy to make spelling fun. Using a variety of activities from sorting to using words in context will help deepen students' understanding of word patterns.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: Synonym Clouds
Digital Tool: Wordle
Digital Tool Description: Wordle allows students to complete word clouds or collages.  The more a word is typed in, the larger that word appears.


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What Does That Word Mean?
Overview:
This podcast will assist students in obtaining a better understanding of multiple meaning words.  The types of multiple meaning words that are discussed in this podcast are homonyms, homophones, and homographs. 


Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Multiple Meanings Game
http://www.education...
In this activity each student will have a card on which a word's meaning is written. The object of the game is for each student to identify the word that goes with the meaning on his/her card; then the student must find the classmate who holds a card that has another meaning for the same word.

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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RHL School - Antonyms
http://www.rhlschool...
Students use context to determine antonyms.

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Scholastic - Multiple Meaning Words
http://teacher.schol...
This page presents sample teacher think-alouds that help students to address multiple meaning word questions.

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Word Meanings from Context
http://www.rhlschool...
Students are asked to use the words in the sentences to help them choose the best meaning or synonym for each highlighted word. There are five sample problems for students to complete.

Informational Materials


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A to Z Teacher Stuff - Context Clues
http://forums.atozte...
This teacher chat includes ideas for teaching context clues.

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Visual Online Dictionary
http://www.snappywor...
Enter any word or phrase into the search box and it will create a web or related words, phrases, and definitions. Hover your cursor over any word or phrase in the web to read its definition.

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Word Central
http://www.wordcentr...
Includes a variety of word-play activities, online dictionaries, and a daily buzzword.

Interactives/Games


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Synonyms and Antonyms
http://www2.smarttut...
An interactive website that allows students to sort words into categories of synonyms and antonyms. A fun review website for upper elementary.

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Synonyms/Antonyms
http://www.do2learn....
This interactive games uses puzzle pieces to match synonyms and antonyms.

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Word Central
http://www.wordcentr...
Includes a variety of word-play activities, online dictionaries, and a daily buzzword.

Learning Activities


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RHL School - Antonyms
http://www.rhlschool...
Students use context to determine antonyms.

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Multiple Meaning Words
http://sb058.k12.sd....
This page contains lists of multiple meaning words with sample sentences for each meaning.

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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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Scholastic - Multiple Meaning Words
http://teacher.schol...
This page presents sample teacher think-alouds that help students to address multiple meaning word questions.

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Word Meanings from Context
http://www.rhlschool...
Students are asked to use the words in the sentences to help them choose the best meaning or synonym for each highlighted word. There are five sample problems for students to complete.

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Visual Online Dictionary
http://www.snappywor...
Enter any word or phrase into the search box and it will create a web or related words, phrases, and definitions. Hover your cursor over any word or phrase in the web to read its definition.

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Synonyms/Antonyms
http://www.do2learn....
This interactive games uses puzzle pieces to match synonyms and antonyms.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Dictionary author Noah Webster was born in 1758.     
Description: Students play a variation of the game Balderdash to practice vocabulary.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828.     
Description: After dividing students into small groups, students play a variation of the game Balderdash to celebrate the publication of Webster's dictionary.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Find favorite book picks in the Children's Choices.     
Description: Students create lists of their favorite books and then the class creates a '' Top Picks'' class booklist. Students can use the Book Cover Creator to create a book jacket for their favorite book.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Walt Disney was born in 1901.     
Description: Students describe female characters in Disney films, discuss their characteristics, and write a thesis statement about them.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Children's author Patricia Polacco was born in 1944.     
Description: Students share family stories of their own by writing original poems and reviewing parts of speech using the Diamante Poems tool.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8



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