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Grade 9-10 Literacy in Science: Using DNA to Solve a Crime

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Scholars become detectives and use science to solve a crime! A complete unit introduces DNA and includes hands-on activities that have learners model DNA and extract it from different food types. A culminating activity challenges...
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Grade 3 Literacy: Investigating Sharks

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Shark! Scholars read about sharks in Facts about Sharks by Susanna Batchelor. They then pretend they are shark scientists and choose a shark they want to study. Learners research their sharks and record information in graphic organizers...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Translate the first speaking and listening standard for yourself and your ninth and tenth graders! Learners can focus on communicating in small groups with the two activities presented here. Both activities center around group creation...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
You want your class to meet all of the Common Core standards, and here is one way to tackle the first speaking and listening standard. Given a theme to focus on from "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Leo Tolstoy, small groups come up...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 6 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 6th Standards
Keep an eye on the growth of your sixth graders' reading and writing skills with the help of this practice Common Core assessment. Working their way through the six included fiction and nonfiction reading passages, learners answer a...
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Future Literacies: Crash Course Media Literacy #12

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
In what direction is our wired world going? Scholars prepare to interact with the technology of the future using a video from a series that focuses on media literacy. The narrator proposes viewers keep a skeptical mind as they interact...
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Social Media Roles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Social media has changed the news publishing process, so how does it affect school news publications? Lesson nine in a 16-part series titled The Social Media Toolbox explores the traditional publishing roles through the lens of social...
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Money Responsibility

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Introduce young learners to the important life skill of responsibly managing money and recording how much they spend and save. 
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Personal Finance Project Resource Book

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Balancing a budget, paying taxes, and buying a home may feel out of reach for your high schoolers, but in their adult years they will thank you for the early tips. A set of five lessons integrates applicable money math activities with...
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Be Independent / Life Management Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Living independently is about more than managing money. Learn how to manage time, balance responsibilities, and calculate overtime and income with a set of activities about life management skills.
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Money Matters: Why It Pays to Be Financially Responsible

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to be financially responsible? Pupils begin to develop the building blocks of strong financial decision making by reviewing how their past purchases are examples of cost comparing, cost-benefit analysis, and budgeting.
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Do You Want to Be My Friend?

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners participate in a variety of emergent and early-literacy activities based on a "friendship" theme. Learners listen to the book Do You Want to Be My Friend by Eric Carle, then echo read, choral read, and independently read...
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Darfur: Violence and the Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read an article on Darfur prior to class, discuss the conflict in Darfur, visit a series of websites, and complete a worksheet evaluating the reporting and sources used. They view films on genocide to decide if the Darfur...
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Grade 11 Literacy in Social Studies: Research Paper

For Teachers 11th Standards
The lesson guides young academics through the steps in producing a 10-page research paper on any topic in American history. Historians begin by formulating a thesis and gathering resources, then move on to creating an outline, and end...
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Reading Study Guide: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Students 8th - 11th
Meant for use with Maya Angelou's first autobiographical volume I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the materials here are designed for a homeschool setting, but they'd suit any classroom or text. Graphic organizers, chapter summary guides,...
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Nonfiction Study Guide: Frederick Douglass

For Students 8th - 11th
For homeschool or the classroom: response to reading activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading schedule, plot flow chart, and character map relevant to any reading task. Resource is designated for Narrative of the Life of...
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Taming of the Shrew, Act 4.3, Study Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
Shakespeare can be a challenge to the most skilled high school readers. This selection of short answer questions helps increase understanding of the character, Katherine, by addressing dialogue, tone of voice, making inferences, and...
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The Role of the Media in the Presidency

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Examine and discuss the role the media plays in the United States presidency. Begin by listening to one of Roosevelt's Fireside Chats (link to audio provided). As a class, respond to anticipatory questions, then proceed to read...
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Personal Financial Literacy: An Introduction to Financial Planning

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Proper financial planning and the ability to differentiate wants from needs are important skills to develop as a young adult. Here is a great resource to introduce this topic to your learners, which includes a variety of hands-on and...
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The Nine Ds of Digital Citizenship

For Students K - 12th
A reference page identifies the nine Ds of digital citizenship—digital access, etiquette, commerce, responsibilities, literacy, law, communication, security, health, and wellness.
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The Power of Retelling: Developmental Steps to Building Comprehension

For Teachers K - 3rd
Empower your readers by modeling for them the steps for retelling a story. Designed as a teacher resource, Dr. Cummins argues that shifting responsibility for retelling to the learners increases their comprehension. The procedure is...
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Student Opinion: When Did You Have a Great Conversation?

For Students 7th - 12th
Conduct a classroom conversation about communication using this resource as a jumping-off point. For this The Learning Network activity, learners read an excerpt from The New York Times opinion piece, "The Flight From Conversation," and...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 10 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 10th Standards
Get an idea of how your class members might perform on the Common Core tests with a comprehensive practice test. The assessment includes literary and informational passages for learners to read an analyze. Pupils respond to a series of...
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Citizen Watchdogs and the News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To conclude their case study of media coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, class members consider the role of citizen watchdogs in a democratic society, develop strategies for combating...