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A “Cay”ribbean Island Study

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A “Cay”ribbean Island Study

Grades 4 – 7
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute lessons
Lesson Author

Cathy Allen Simon

Cathy Allen Simon

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Cover to Cover: Comparing Books to Movies

Students compare and analyze novels and the movies adapted from them. They design new DVD covers and a related insert for the movies, reflecting their response to the movie version.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies

The Internet is often the first stop for student researchers, but few know how to vet sources effectively. In this lesson, students learn about Internet research through an interactive PowerPoint presentation.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Students as Creators: Exploring Multimedia

Students are introduced to the genre of multimedia presentations through a review and analysis of online presentations. They then apply what they have learned to create their own multimedia presentations.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Flip Book

The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   3 – 12  |  Printout  |  Informational Sheet

PowerPoint Tool Tips

Combining words, images, graphics, and multimedia is simple with PowerPoint software. Students learn the basics of slide creation.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Technology That Powers Up Learning

By designing lessons to activate prior knowledge and linking these activities to reading and writing, teachers found that students were more engaged, that they learned more material more quickly, and that they more willingly incorporated reading into their lives.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Design a Travel Brochure

Invite children and teens to create a travel brochure to share information about a special place with others.

 

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