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A HyperStudio Book Report Project
The sixth grade reading teacher and I collaborate so that our students read the book 'From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,' do vocab, and discuss the story in her reading class, while...
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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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Ask Three Before Me
This "oldie but goodie" still has legs. Teaching in a K-6 computer lab with 20+ students at a time can be quite taxing when the questions come fast and furious...
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Baby Books
My class and I decided to create books about child development and literacy for families to take home from the hospital with their new babies. First graders with whom we'd been working created the cov...
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Career Research Project
My students are required to work on a career research paper during their junior English semester. The requirements include filling out an application, interviewing parents, taking the ASVAB, completin...
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Essential Skills
One of the best book report ideas I have used with 8th graders uses the Lifeskills list found in Susan Kovalik's book, 'Iti: The Model Integrated Thematic Instruction' (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obid...
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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
My students have been using a variety of free technology tools for work on their virtual literature circles.
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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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Newspaper Hunts
Ms. Graham teaches reading comprehension and information gathering skills with a fun Friday activity: a newspaper hunt. It fosters friendly competition, raises the energy level, and encourages self-directed learning.
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