Title: Dance Moms Reality or Fatality
Students will view a reality television episode and read a news article related to reality television. Then students will complete a graphic organizer to create an argument for or against children participating in reality television. Students will apply supportive details for writing a persuasive paragraph.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (7) 34:
Title: Dynamic Duo Text Talks: Examining the Content of Internet Sites
An Observation and Inquiry Sheet guides students as they analyze and compare their reactions to the value, engagement, and credibility of three websites related to Anne Frank and the Holocaust.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 33:
Title: Jack London's ''The Call of the Wild'': ''Nature Faker''?
In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students analyze Jack London's The Call of the Wild. They take a stand on whether London can be called a nature faker and on what he is attempting to communicate through his portrayal of Buck. They support their stands with historical evidence or evidence from the text. Finally, students write an essay, complete with hypothesis and textual support, on London's approach to the animal story in The Call of the Wild.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 28:
Title: Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection
Students use Internet search engines and Web analysis checklists to evaluate online resources then write annotations that explain how and why the resources will be valuable to the class.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 38:
Title: An Exploration of Text Sets: Supporting All Readers
Students create text sets on a high interest topic and use the texts to practice three strategies for reading for information.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 29:
Title: Women's Suffrage: Why the West First?
In this EDSITEment lesson, students compile information to examine hypotheses explaining why the first nine states to grant full voting rights for women were located in the West. The take a stand, supported by historical evidence, as to whether or not a single theory can explain why the Western states were the first to grant full voting rights to women.
Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 4:
Title: Myth and Truth: The First Thanksgiving
By exploring myths surrounding the Wampanoag, the pilgrims, and the '' First Thanksgiving,'' this lesson asks students to think critically about commonly believed myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in colonial America.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 33:
Title: Charles Lindbergh began his transatlantic flight in 1927.
Students consider what is meant by the phrase '' Human Hero,'' think of people who fit into the category, and read a biography of a selected hero.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 21:
Title: Commercial ice cream is first sold in the U.S. in 1786.
After finding advertisements from the past, students evaluate them and discuss how ads have changed over the years. Students then create an advertisement for a new flavor of ice cream.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 17: