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Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. 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).


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: English Language Arts (9)
Title: Tongue Twisters: Teaching Alliteration and Reviewing Parts of Speech
Description: Students will review the four basic parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs) and create tongue twisters using alliteration with their names.  This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: English Language Arts (9), or Information Literacy (K - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Twentieth Century Resumes
Description: Students will use the Alabama Virtual Library and other reference materials available in the library to create a resume for a twentieth century historical figure from United States history, science, or literature. The lesson is designed as a cooperative project between the classroom teacher and the library media specialist.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Arts,Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Live from Antiquity     
Description: The goals of this EDSITEment lesson are to gain an appreciation for Greek drama through study of a play by Sophocles, to explore the cultural and historical context of Greek drama and its role in Greek society, and to reconstruct the experience of seeing a Greek drama performed and share that experience in an imaginative report.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy     
Description: By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Assessments


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Figurative Language Test
http://www.thatquiz....
A 15 question multiple choice test to assess understanding of figurative language.

Informational Materials


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Visual Dictionary
http://www.visuwords...
It's a dictionary! It's a thesaurus! Visual Dictionary with interesting word associations. No membership required.

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

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Teaching Academic Language
http://www.edutopia....
Strategies for incorporating academic language to be used in conjunction with teaching reading, writing, and listening at the college and career readiness level

Interactives/Games


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Plurals
http://www.funbrain....
This site provides interactive games about the correct spelling of nouns in singular and plural form.

Teacher Tools


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Teaching Academic Language
http://www.edutopia....
Strategies for incorporating academic language to be used in conjunction with teaching reading, writing, and listening at the college and career readiness level

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