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Lesson Plans (5) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (5) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (4) 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)
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,Social Studies
Title: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's ''The Yellow Wall-paper'' -- Writing Women     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students study the setting, narrative style, symbolism, and characterization in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story, The Yellow Wall-paper. Students also learn about the economic conditions and social roles of 19th-century middle-class women.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
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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Britannica Online Learning Materials for Language Arts
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 A brief overview of the learning materials website for language arts available from Britannica Learning Zone.


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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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Film in the ELA Classroom: Predictions and Vocabulary in Literature
http://film-english....
This lesson (for high school) requires students to make predictions about elements of plot in a short dramatic presentation. The students also investigate root words, prefixes, and suffixes to contribute to their understanding and construct meaning from the drama.

Informational Materials


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

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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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Online Vocabulary Challenge-Free Rice
http://freerice.com...
This game encourages vocabulary acquisition and philanthropy. Rice is donated to the hungry for correct answers.

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

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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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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.

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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.

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!

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