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A HyperStudio Book Report Project
Here's a tip that invovles interdisciplary lessons around the reading of one book. Learn more about Ms. Thatcher's "HyperStudio Book Report Project" and how it works for her.
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Adopt an Acre of Rainforest
Prep for Earth Day with this project-based activity in which students learn about the effects of deforestation and educate others in the community. Does your class want to adopt an acre?
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Baby Books
Ms. Raasch’s high school students collaborate with first graders on a community service project that benefits new mothers. Students practice book making and information gather skills, and learn the importance of good parenting.
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Career Research Project
Being prepared to go out into the job market is an invalable skill for high school students. Ms. Jeffress has a tip that's actaully reauried in her school. Read about it and see it it can work at yours!
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Class History Book
This year-long current events project helps teach students collaboration and information gathering skills, and at the end of the year they have a class history book that documents the year in news
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Essential Skills
Middle school educator Ms. Auman read a book that changed the way she teaches and grades book reports. Read about the book here, and how she uses it to integrate life skills learning into her curriculum.
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Favorite Sites
Her students often get distracted from their assigned Internet research when they stumble upon interesting but off-topic Web sites. Ms. Scheidt has a low-tech solution to this problem that keeps students on-task without stifling their curiosity.
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Free Virtual Literature Circles
Ms. Hunt recommends more than a half dozen free Web sites to use as the foundation for a project-based learning activity in which students collaborate to build their own Web sites.
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Friends Around the World
Ms. Anderson has a fun way to spend April in Paris with her first graders. She creates a Friends around the World unit in which they read a story set in Paris, create a paper doll character and plan what she should pack in her paper suitcase.
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Provide the Plot
Teaching students to read beyond the basic understanding of the storyline has always been a difficult task. Here's a tip from Ms. Wolcott that may improve your students' analytical literacy skills.
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