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ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: English Language Arts (10)
Title: A Tale of Two Slaves:  A Lesson in Predicting, Summarizing, Making Connections, Questioning, and Comparing/Contrasting  (Part Two)
Description: Students will read and discuss the similarities and differences of two characters from the same historical era.  Students will colaborate to write two paragraphs in which the characters are compared and contrasted. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar Skills     
Description: Students manipulate sentences from books or magazines to examine changes in meaning and parts of speech.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Avoiding Sexist Language by Using Gender-Fair Pronouns     
Description: Students engage in a brief writing assignment that concretely illustrates how language and gender stereotyping interact causally.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



ALEX Podcasts


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English With Mrs. Wright Episode 1 (their, they're, there)
Overview:
Episode 1 of English With Mrs. Wright explains the difference between the problem words their, they're, and there.


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Informational Materials


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Rules for Editing
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Basic rules for editing.

Interactives/Games


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ACT Vocab in Context
http://www.sheppards...
Vocabulary context quizzes. The students get immediate feedback.

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Sentence Building Blocks: Phrases and Clauses
http://quizlet.com/1...
Students can use this site as a practice or assessment to learn, refine,or demonstrate their knowledge about phrases and clauses toward better sentence composition.

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Save the Comma Game
http://www.savetheco...
This site is a grammar game about commas.

Learning Activities


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Sentence Building Blocks: Phrases and Clauses
http://quizlet.com/1...
Students can use this site as a practice or assessment to learn, refine,or demonstrate their knowledge about phrases and clauses toward better sentence composition.

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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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