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Lesson Plans (7) 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. Informational Materials (3) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (3) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (5) 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).


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Subject: English Language Arts (9 - 10)
Title: Nouns and Pronouns and Verbs Oh My!
Description: This lesson will provide students with the background information needed to correctly identify the eight parts of speech. It will also help provide them with the information needed to use them correctly. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: English Language Arts (9 - 10), or English Language Arts (9 - 10)
Title: This is my life!
Description: This assignment requires you to write about your own life, your family, and the things that are influencing you so far in your personal journey. The result will be a short autobiography of your own…and hopefully a little more self-knowledge to take with you as you consider your journey in the years to come.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Language Arts - Literature - Language Arts - Story Telling - Social Studies - Geography
Title: New Takes on Old Tales     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students revamp a classic fairy tale so that it takes place in today's world. They base their stories on original fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Renaissance Humanism in Hamlet and The Birth of Venus      
Description: After reading Shakespeare's Hamlet, students identify, analyze, and explain how elements in Botticelli's painting Birth of Venus and examples from the play illustrate the philosophy of Renaissance Humanism.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Practical Criticism     
Description: The goals of this lesson, from EDSITEment, are to analyze the verbal devices through which poems make meaning, to compare one's personal interpretation of a poem with the personal interpretations of others, and to develop standards of literary judgment.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



ALEX Podcasts


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Britannica Online Learning Materials for Language Arts
Overview:
 A brief overview of the learning materials website for language arts available from Britannica Learning Zone.


Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
http://www.webenglis...
Great source for literature lesson plans for the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird!

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Strange Fruit by Billie Holliday Lesson Plan
http://www.pbs.org/j...
This lesson helps students learn about lynching and its relationship to racism in American history and to appreciate the ways in which jazz contributed to the political awareness of the American public.

Informational Materials


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All Words Dictionary & Thesaurus
http://www.allwords....
Online dictionary and thesaurus.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Student Survival Guide
http://www.lausd.k12...
This website has been set up to be an annotation to the text of the novel. As you travel through the site, you'll find more than 400 annotations to help you get more out of your reading. Many of the annotations contain links to pictures or other websites to further help you in understanding your reading. Click away, learn, and have fun!

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Figurative Language
http://examples.your...
Definitions and examples of all types of figurative language.

Interactives/Games


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vocabulary & annotation
http://www.wallwishe...
This is a great web site to check student's knowledge. You build your wall and they respond. The teacher can edit, approve, or deny the student's response on a white board. Student's use computers or a smart phone.

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Visuwords
http://www.visuwords...
Visuwords is an online graphical dictionary. Students type in words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Visuwords will produce diagrams ("webs") to show students how words associate.

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Vocabulary Challenge Online
http://www.eprep.com...
This site generates challenging vocabulary questions.

Learning Activities


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Snappy Words
http://www.snappywor...
Snappy Tools is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus. The student enters their word of choice and is presented with a word map showing definition, antonyms and synonyms.

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Vocabulary Paint Chips
https://www.teaching...
In this video, the teacher uses paint chips as a tool for introducing vocabulary or practicing vocabulary in class. On the paint chip, the teacher writes a word on one shade and on the lower shades the teacher writes different versions of the word. Each time the student uses the word in class they receive a sticker. At the end of the class, the students place their stickers on a class sheet of paper. The class with the most stickers receives bragging rights for the week. This could also be used with a set of vocabulary words.

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Vocabulary Challenge Online
http://www.eprep.com...
This site generates challenging vocabulary questions.

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Vocabulary University
http://www.vocabular...
Participate in these FREE vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. Teachers have endorsed this site which enriches classroom curriculum with self-paced, interactive activities. They supplement personal vocabulary acquisition and are being used in home schooling and ESL programs.

Teacher Tools


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Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
http://www.webenglis...
Great source for literature lesson plans for the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird!

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Language Arts - Literature - Language Arts - Story Telling - Social Studies - Geography
Title: New Takes on Old Tales     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students revamp a classic fairy tale so that it takes place in today's world. They base their stories on original fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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