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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4), or English Language Arts (4), or Social Studies (4)
The Slave Experience: A Look at a Slave's Life in the Nineteenth Century
Students will explore two NCSS Notable Trade Books and a newspaper advertisement to develop an understanding of what life was like for slaves in the nineteenth century. Students will use their understanding to write a narrative story about being a slave in the nineteenth century. Students will use the website MyStorybook to create and publish their stories. This lesson was created in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4), or English Language Arts (4)
What's the Theme?
This lesson is a beginning lesson to use to introduce the skill of theme. Students will read two picture books "Ranita, the Frog Princess" and "Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody!", determine the theme for each, and then compare them in a writing assignment.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4), or Mathematics (4)
Wanted: Angles of all Sizes!
In this lesson, students will explore straight, right, acute and obtuse angles. Students will go to the playground to search for angles. The students will use digital cameras to record their findings. They will use their findings to create a PowerPoint to present to the class.