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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 7

For Teachers 9th Standards
Now that learners have honed their inquiry-based projects down to their strongest few questions, they are free to conduct independent research. High schoolers pursue answers to their inquiries while assessing sources, establishing a...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th Standards
Once you find and evaluate your sources, it's time to discern the most useful information. Practice annotation and taking notes in a research lesson based on questions derived from Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. 
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 4

For Teachers 9th Standards
It seems like the first result in a search engine is the best source to use, but how can you be sure? A activity on assessing sources guides ninth graders through an integral part of their inquiry-based research project, that is based on...
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EngageNY

Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 8

For Teachers 9th Standards
Have you ever wanted to learn more about a subject after you finished a great book? Guide ninth graders through an inquiry-based research project as the finish the first chapter of Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. Having...
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EngageNY

Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
To what extent can the surrounding environment influence one's behavior? Temple Grandin explores her connection to animals and her unique ability to understand their behavior with a lesson that focuses on her book, Animals in...
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Lesson Planet

More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Yankee

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
An American? Someone from New England? Anyone who lives north of the Mason-Dixon line? A New York baseball player? A dandy? A short video doodles around with the etymology of all an American word and how its meaning has evolved from 1601...
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Odd

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Odd, isn’t it, that even when you think you know how to match a word with its definition, you learn that some meanings are at odds with others, that some subject fields devise interpretations that don’t correspond with others, and that...
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A Victorian Vocabulary Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your high schoolers to some tough vocabulary. No, I'm not talking about the SAT list! Revisit Victorian literature to find tricky words we still use today. Using the Visual Thesaurus, learners will preview vocabulary in a quote...
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Exploring the Power of Puns

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Read and analyze a variety of Shakespearean and contemporary puns using Visual Thesaurus computer software. Middle and high schoolers analyze a pun as a class; in small groups they analyze a Shakespearean pun using contextual clues and...
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Seeing Words in a New Way

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What's the best resource to use when looking up words? Use Visual Thesaurus to see a word's meaning. The class accesses the interactive website and then compares and contrasts the difference between using a traditional dictionary and the...
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Dictionary Detective

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Build your class's dictionary skills with this fun game. The activity allows learners to better understand dictionary usage, spelling, and vocabulary. By the end of this activity, they should be skilled word finders.
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Charles Baudelaire: Poète Maudit (The Cursed Poet)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After learning the main ideas of the Decadent movement, high schoolers work in small groups to read and translate poems by the French poet Charles Baudelaire using basic etymology skills. They then read the accurate English translations...
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What's The Big Deal About Internet Privacy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students discuss privacy and safety while using the internet. For this internet privacy lesson plan, students explore websites that don't have privacy settings and ones that do.