# ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: English Language Arts (1)
Title: The Sequel: Ready, Set, Let's Grow!
Description: If you and your students were engaged with the first lesson titled "Ready, Set, Let's Grow, you will be sure to score a win with this day two plan. In this lesson, students will learn about how plants change over time.  Students will use research and collaboration skills  to discuss basic parts of a plant. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

Subject: English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (1)
Title: I Want My Half- An Interactive Lesson Introducing Fractions
Description: In this lesson, the children will identify parts of a whole using modeling clay, participate in an interactive web lesson, participate in an interactive web game, and construct a fraction poster. The activities are used as instructional plans to help students better understand shapes and parts of a shape up to a whole. This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.

Subject: English Language Arts (K - 1), or Mathematics (1)
Title: Telling Time to the Hour
Description: This lesson helps children make a connection between the digital and analog clock. In general, the number system is based on units of ten which can sometimes make it difficult for children to realize that time is based on cycles of 60.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.

Subject: English Language Arts (1 - 2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Description: Students will listen to a story and then, using the writing process, write their own story using word processing software. They will then create an ocean picture to illustrate their stories.

Subject: English Language Arts (1)
Title: Cheese, Peas, and Chocolate Pudding---Please
Description: This lesson will introduce the importance of a good diet. Students will work in groups to create sample menus with healthy food choices. Finally, students will participate in making chocolate pudding, fingerpainting with it, and eating it.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Language Arts
Description: This series of activities is designed to teach research strategies. Students use KWL charts to guide their inquiry and publish their results in a collaborative question and answer book.

Subject: Language Arts
Title: Hey Diddle, Diddle! Generating Rhymes for Analogy-Based Phonics Instruction      Add Bookmark
Description: Students practice matching rhyming words, apply phonological awareness to analogy-based phonics, and use the interactive Construct-a-Word to create rhyming words by adding a beginning consonant to a word ending.

Subject: Language Arts
Description: From '' once upon a time'' to '' happily ever after,'' students learn to recognize story structure in fairy tales and create a logical sequence of events when writing original stories.

Subject: Language Arts
Title: The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846.      Add Bookmark
Description: After exploring an exhibit online, students use the information they learned to write '' A Day in the Life'' narratives that tell about a person, animal, or object they saw in the exhibit.

Subject: Language Arts
Title: Collaborative Stories 2: Revising      Add Bookmark
Description: Using a collaborative story written by students, the teacher leads a shared-revising activity to help students consider content when revising, with students participating in the marking of text revisions.

Subject: Language Arts
Title: Digging Up Details on Worms: Using the Language of Science in an Inquiry Study      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, in which students research worms in order to create a classroom habitat, incorporates reading and writing across content areas as well as math and science activities.

Subject: Language Arts
Title: Collaborating on a Class Book: Exploring Before-During-After Sequences      Add Bookmark
Description: Students and the teacher produce a class book through a group-writing activity, focusing on a basic before-during-after sequence of events.

Subject: Language Arts
Description: Water is always moving in a continuous cycle from liquid to solid to gas and back again. Students study this never-ending cycle through shared readings, center activities, and experiments.

Subject: Language Arts
Title: Integrating Language Arts: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie       Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson integrates reading, writing, listening, and speaking to boost students' comprehension skills. Students explore Laura Joffe Numeroff 's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie using a variety of techniques, beginning with a picture walk and ending with the creation and publication of their own versions of the text.

Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery      Add Bookmark
Description: This EDSITEment-reviewed Blue Ribbon resource contains archival resources used in the production of the PBS series '' Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.'' It includes a section on Native Americans, a forum with Ken Burns, thoughts from historians, an interactive story about the expedition, and extensive classroom resources.
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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Teaching Audience Through Interactive Writing      Add Bookmark
Description: Through interactive writing, students work together and then independently to create invitation letters for a group of their peers and their families.