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46 resources with the keyterm Beginning

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Cells - Overview & Introduction Video
Cells - Overview & Introduction
Three-Dimensional Coordinates and the Right-Hand Rule Video
Three-Dimensional Coordinates and the...
Phonics Song 2 (new version) Video
Phonics Song 2 (new version)
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Marking Time

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Two narrative excerpts tell the same story from different points of view. In the first excerpt (first person), sequencing words and phrases are bolded and learners write down what the bold type does. The second excerpt is in third...
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Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story...
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Dance and Writing

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use dance moves to perform narratives. In this dramatic performing lesson, 4th graders use strong and soft movements to show what character's voice is portraying. Students also use movement to show the feelings in the...
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 1st
After listening to a story about Martin Luther King Jr., first graders answer questions about the text. They discuss the importance of the illustrations, identify the beginning, middle, and end of the story, and complete a writing...
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Introduce: Summarizing Narrative Text with the Fable the Tortoise and the Eagle

For Teachers K - 3rd
There is a valuable lesson plan revealed in the fable The Tortoise and the Eagle, and scholars examine it as they learn about theme, summarizing, and main ideas. The text is included here; read it once for learners to understand the...
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Expanding Plot

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Some stories are just a little too short. Explore expanding plot with your learners. They use sentence strips to create a story, then they work in groups to complete a story of their own, which they will revise and edit together.
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Writing: Mentor Text Lesson & Microteaching

For Teachers 3rd
Mentor texts are a great way to demonstrate how to write with purpose. Pupils will be reintroduced to two well-known books and then asked to think about them from the writer's point of view. They will see that the author had to use basic...
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Crater Creation

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
After looking at the back of a quarter featuring Oregon terrain, learners distinguish between fiction and non-fiction and identify the beginning, middle and end of a story. First, they listen to legends that describe the creation of...
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Developing a Structure for Documentaries

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Provide some group brainstorming and story-planning time with the fifth lesson in a series on examining and creating documentaries. After you've explained the purpose of each section of a documentary, groups meet to plan the beginning,...
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Story Stick Medallions

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars identify and visually represent important events in the beginning, middle, and end of a story. They arrange the pictures in sequential order. Students verbalize details while they retell their story idea to friends and...
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Scrambled Stories

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Character development, setting, and plot? Sounds like the makings of a good narrative story. Young authors read and analyze several narrative examples, and then they use what they know to pen an original composition. They work both in...
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The World Around Me

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Combining visual and language arts, here is a resource that prompts middle schoolers to write stories based on pictures of their surroundings. They use digital cameras to take pictures of favorite areas in the school. Next, they choose...
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For Teachers K
Students observe three boxes drawn on the board to organize a story's beginning, middle, and end. They listen to the story Zigzag and identify a beginning, middle and end to organize their thoughts sequentially to improve recall.
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Present this slide show to your class and see what they think. It's the story of Roboteacher, obviously written and perhaps illustrated by a student. It could be used to reinforce story boarding, story telling, story retell, or creative...
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Elmer by David McKee

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore individual differences. For this literacy and self-esteem lesson, students listen to the story Elmo by David McKee, then describe what characteristics make Elmo special. Students complete a T chart showing how Elmo...
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Latin Roots Dict, Vent, Duct: Beginning Quiz

For Students 5th - 8th
Learners fill in the blanks for 12 sentences with words derived from the Latin roots dict, vent, and duct in an interactive online quiz. A word bank provides choices from the beginning level at Alert quiz takers that...
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ESL: Around Town Matching

For Students 3rd - 9th
Tiny pictures of buildings found around town can be matched with their names in this exercise for beginning English Learners. Indefinite articles are included with vocabulary; nice way to reinforce the "a/an" rule. Pictures are quite...
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ESL: Body Parts Matching

For Students 1st - 11th
Match drawings of basic body parts with their names. A handy tool for teachers of beginning ELLs.
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Saguaro - Cactus Hotel

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Elementary schoolers listen to a read aloud of Brenda Z. Guiberson's, Cactus Hotel before acting the story out using the proper sequence of events. Using a graphic organizer, they determine the beginning, middle, and end of the story....
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Katy and the Big Snow

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Children read the story Katy and the Big Snow and complete discussions questions as they read the story. They also tell what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
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Rhythmic Expression

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover movement and expression to music/sound through a series of teacher-led exercises and role plays. This lesson plan is ideal for the middle school drama class with possibilities for adaptation to any level of drama or...
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Starting at the Beginning

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders develop basic band skills through in-class instruction, individual practice, and the Essential Elements band method. Instruction is teacher-led with examples and drill/practice. National Standards for the arts are...
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Scene Writing

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create an original scene or short one-act play within specified guidelines. Assessment is based upon the performance of student-created scenes during class time. Rubrics for assessment and connection to state standards...
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The Story of Art

For Teachers K
Students canvass the important elements of art in the seven lessons of this unit. Story structure and in particular, color is perceived as essential to the development of the idea of a picture.