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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Oral and Literary Strategies
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Students learn the linguistic strategies Achebe uses to convey the Igbo and British missionary cultures presented in the novel and how the text combines European linguistic and literary forms with African oral traditions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Compare/Contrast Characters, Setting, or Events
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This lesson plan is to be used for a reading lesson.  The students will choose a fiction story and get it approved by the teacher.  Then they will take notes as they read to compare and contrast either characters, settings, or events in the story.  After finishing the book, the students will create a venn diagram in Pages on Ipad and submit that to the teacher.  The students needs to have three facts for each contrast and comparison.

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
stephanie
Date Added:
07/23/2022
Comparing Relations of Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement among Struggling and Advanced Adolescent Readers
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Looks at the development of reading motivation, engagement, and achievement by comparing struggling and advanced readers in each of these elements.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
06/08/2023
“The Components of Effective Vocabulary Instruction.” Colorín Colorado: A Bilingual Site for Educators and Families of English Language Learners.
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This website provides an overview of principles of effective vocabulary instruction as well as ideas for vocabulary study geared specifically towards supporting English language learners.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
¡Colorín Colorado!
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Concepts of Print
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Children will learn how to correctly hold a book, notice the spacing between words, tie illustrations to text, and track the words with a finger. Children will demonstrate that reading is done left to right, top to bottom, and front to back.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
07/07/2022
"Cotton Candy" by Edward Hirsch
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This lesson plan is the fourth in the "Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community" series.It provides a video of the poet, Edward Hirsch, offering a little backstory, then reading the poem "Cotton Candy." The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Crane, London, and Literary Naturalism
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Heavily influenced by social and scientific theories, including those of Darwin, writers of naturalism described"”usually from a detached or journalistic perspective"”the influence of society and surroundings on the development of the individual. In the following lesson plan, students will learn the key characteristics that comprise American literary naturalism as they explore London's "To Build a Fire" and Crane's "The Open Boat."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Developing Adolescents: A Reference for Professionals
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This page from the American Psychological Association contains explanations and descriptions of adolescent development in a number of areas, such as social development, emotional development, and physical development. The information, while technical, is applicable and useful to teachers.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Devereaux, M. D., & Wheeler, R. (2012). Code-Switching and Language Ideologies: Exploring Identity, Power, and Society in Dialectally Diverse Literature. The English Journal, 102(2), 93–100.
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The author presents detailed lessons for engaging students in contrastive analysis and exploring code-switching in words by Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Harper Lee, and others.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
JSTOR
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Does Science Fiction Predict the Future? Inquiry Based Media Literacy Unit
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Students will learn the potential costs and benefits of social media, digital consumption, and our relationship with technology as a society in the three-week lesson. This inquiry based unit of study will answer the following questions:

Essential Question: How can we use science fiction’s ability to predict the future to help humanity?

Supportive Questions 1: What predictions of future development has science fiction accurately made in the past? This can include technology, privacy, medicine, social justice, political, environmental, education, and economic.

Supportive Question 2: What predictions for future development in contemporary science fiction are positive for the future of humanity? What factors need to begin in your lifetime to make these predictions reality?

Supportive Question 3: What predictions for future development in contemporary science fiction are negative for the future of humanity? What factors need to begin in your lifetime to stop these negative outcomes?

(Thumbnail is a screenshot of the OER Commons lesson page, taken 7/26/2022 by Christina Nelson.)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Literature
Science
Secondary English Language Arts
Technology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Morgen Larsen
Date Added:
07/26/2022
Don't Read Like a Robot!
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This is a lesson plan template created to engage young readers and encourage students to read fluently. Produced for 1st grade students, in a face-to-face setting. It can be completed in two 30 minute chuncks in one day, or across two days. The purpose of this lesson is to build a greater love for reading in each student. Reading with expression can aid in reading fluency and comprehension. You will be using dance along videos and engaging songs to introduce fluency. Students will create individual projects and be provided with opportunities to work with a partner to assess their learning. Instructions to incude diverse learners are included in section 1, 4, 5 and 6. 

Subject:
Dance
Literature
Music
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Reading
Author:
Sarah Ainzley
Date Added:
03/31/2022
Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment
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Students examine the divided nature of Raskolnikov's character and personality. Then they uncover the divided natures of other characters"”a fact that becomes increasingly evident as the novel progresses to go beyond character analysis to comprehend Dostoyevsky's underlying themes. What does the novel imply about human nature? Dostoevsky clearly perceived that people are neither simple nor easily classified; they are often torn in opposite directions by forces both inside of and outside of themselves, sometimes with catastrophic results.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Elementary GLOBE: Honing in on Hummingbirds
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In this activity, students will record a list of things they already know about hummingbirds and a list of things they would like to learn about hummingbirds. Then they will conduct research to find answers to their questions. Using their new knowledge, each student will make a hummingbird out of art supplies. Finally, using their hummingbirds as props, the students will play charades to test each other in their knowledge of the ruby-throated hummingbirds. The purpose of this activity is to provide students with information on ruby-throated hummingbirds, provide students with the opportunity to conduct research on hummingbirds in topic areas that interest them, and to provide students with opportunities to share their knowledge with other students. By completing this activity, students will gain knowledge about ruby-throated hummingbirds. They will also gain experience researching a topic of their choosing related to hummingbirds and communicating those results in several different formats.

Subject:
Biology
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Date Added:
07/02/2018
Emily Dickinson and Poetic Imagination: "Leap, Plashless"
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Emily Dickinson's poetry often reveals a child-like fascination with the natural world. She writes perceptively of butterflies, birds, and bats and uses lucid metaphors to describe the sky and the sea.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
"Every Day We Get More Illegal" by Juan Felipe Herrera
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This lesson plan is the third in the "Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community" series. It provides a video of the United State Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, reading the poem "Every Day We Get More Illegal" and a companion lesson with a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Examining Utopia & Dystopia in The Giver
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This lesson explores how The Giver addresses issues of personal identity, memory, and the value of reading and education. It also examines how this newer read relates to other famous classics in this genre and books that students may have read on their own.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Fiction Book Genres - What Is Fantasy
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This is a short video describing what some of the aspects of the Fantasy Genre. It is engaging for upper elementary and lower middle school aged students. It touches on magic, other worlds, magic creatures, quest, good vs evil.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Molding Minds
Date Added:
07/08/2023