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Summarize the Text - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Summarize the Text - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Students explore standard RI.4.2 with this playlist. They learn how to determine the main idea in a text. Students summarize the text and use key details in their summary. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities. <strong>This product includes:</strong> • 2 links to instructional videos or texts • 3 links to practice quizzes or activities • Definitions of key terms, such as key detail and summary • 1 assessment that includes three multiple choice questions, one fill-in-the-blank question, and one true or false question • “Douglass’s Escape from Slavery” by the Library of Congress • “Frightfully Good: The Science of Being Scared” by Wisewire • “How Much Is Your Money Worth?” by Wisewire • “Pounds for Pennies” by Wisewire • “Who Was Alan Shepard?” by NASA • “A Legend on the Ice” by Wisewire • “A Modern Day Tale of Gift of the Magi” by Wisewire • “Diagnosis” by Wisewire • An excerpt from “The Cat, the Cock, and the Young Mouse” by Aesop • “The First Voyage of Sinbad” by Logan Marshall • “The Little Hero of Haarlem” by Sara Cone Bryant • An accompanying Teaching Notes file <strong>The Teaching Notes file includes:</strong> • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
Wisewire
Main Idea and Key Details - Fourth Grade - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Main Idea and Key Details - Fourth Grade - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Our playlists are “no prep” Common Core aligned lessons designed for small group work, homework, remediation, or extension around a single standard. This content-rich multimedia lesson integrates original instruction with web-based resources to guide students through the rigors of the aligned standard. <strong>This product includes:</strong> • 3 links to instructional videos or texts • 2 links to practice quizzes or activities • 1 assessment that includes three multiple choice questions and two fill-in-the-blank questions • Definitions of key terms, such as topic sentence and key detail • Examples of how to find a topic sentence in a passage • “Feelin’ Frazzled” by the CDC • “Seahorses” by Wisewire • An excerpt from “Ten Common Trees” by Susan Stokes • “The First Immigrant Landed on Ellis Island” by the Library of Congress • “What is Origami?” by Wisewire • An accompanying Teaching Notes file <strong>The Teaching Notes file includes:</strong> • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (depth of knowledge) levels
Wisewire
Informational Texts - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Informational Texts - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Our playlists are “no prep” Common Core aligned lessons designed for small group work, homework, remediation, or extension around a single standard. This content-rich multimedia lesson integrates original instruction with web-based resources to guide students through the rigors of the aligned standard. <strong>This product includes:</strong> • 4 links to instructional videos or texts • 1 link to practice quizzes or activities • 1 assessment that includes five multiple choice questions • Definitions of key terms, such as summary and main idea • Examples of how to write an effective summary after identifying the main idea and key details of an informational text • “Feelin’ Frazzled” by the CDC • “Seahorses” by Wisewire • “What is Origami?” by Wisewire • “The First Immigrant Landed on Ellis Island” by the Library of Congress • An excerpt from “Discoverers and Explorers” by Edward R. Shaw • An accompanying Teaching Notes file <strong>The Teaching Notes file includes:</strong> • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (depth of knowledge) levels
Wisewire
Compare and Contrast Two Texts - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Compare and Contrast Two Texts - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Our playlists are “no prep” Common Core aligned lessons designed for small group work, homework, remediation, or extension around a single standard. This content-rich multimedia lesson integrates original instruction with web-based resources to guide students through the rigors of the aligned standard. <strong>This product includes:</strong> • 3 links to instructional videos or texts • 1 link to practice quizzes or activities • 1 assessment that includes two multiple choice questions and one sorting question • Definitions of key terms, such as compare and contrast • Excerpts from several texts that allow students to compare and contrast key details and important points presented in two texts on the same topic • An excerpt from “The Every-Day Life of Abraham Lincoln” by Francis Fisher Browne • “Cosmic Car Crash!” by NASA • “The First Transcontinental Telegraph System Was Completed” by the Library of Congress • An excerpt from “Samuel Finley Breese Morse” by Hattie E. Macomber • An excerpt from “The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln” by Wayne Whipple • An excerpt from “Thirsty? Have a Comet!” by NASA • An accompanying Teaching Notes file <strong>The Teaching Notes file includes:</strong> • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK levels
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Logical Connections in a Text - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Logical Connections in a Text - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Students explore standard RI.3.8 with this playlist. They will describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text… Students will take a closer look at how an author uses cause and effect and sequencing. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities. <strong>This product includes:</strong> • 1 link to instructional videos or texts • 4 links to practice quizzes or activities • 1 assessment that includes one true or false question and one matching question • Definitions of key terms, such as text structure • An excerpt from “Robert Fulton” by Hattie E. Macomber • An excerpt from “American Leaders and Heroes” by Wilbur F. Gordy • An excerpt from “The Great Round World” by Julia Triott Bishop (editor) • “Why Is the Moon So Scarred with Craters?” by NASA • An accompanying Teaching Notes file <strong>The Teaching Notes file includes:</strong> • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
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Information from Illustrations - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Information from Illustrations - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Students explore standard RI.3.7 with this playlist. They will use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text. Students will read and follow visual instructions. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities. <strong>This product includes:</strong> • 2 links to instructional videos or texts • 9 links to practice quizzes or activities • 1 assessment that includes two matching questions and one fill-in-the-blank question • “What Causes the Seasons?” by NASA • An excerpt from “Handicraft for Girls” by Idabelle McGlauflin • An accompanying Teaching Notes file <strong>The Teaching Notes file includes:</strong> • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
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Personal POV vs. Author POV - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Personal POV vs. Author POV - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Students explore standard RI.3.6 with this playlist. They will identify the author’s point of view. Students will distinguish their own point of view from an author’s point of view while reading text. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities. <strong>This product includes:</strong> • 2 links to instructional videos or texts • 2 links to practice quizzes or activities • 1 assessment that includes four multiple choice questions and one matching question • Definitions of key terms, such as point of view • An excerpt from “Samuel Finley Breese Morse” by Hattie E. Maccomber • An excerpt from “Oobleck” by Wisewire • An excerpt from “The Whistle” by Wisewire • An excerpt from “Votes for Women” by Mark Twain • “The First Transcontinental Telegraph System Was Completed” by the Library of Congress • An accompanying Teaching Notes file <strong>The Teaching Notes file includes:</strong> • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
Wisewire
Disney SPaG (English spelling, punctuation and grammar taught using Disney films)

Disney SPaG (English spelling, punctuation and grammar taught using Disney films)

A variety of engaging English lessons focusing on different aspects of spelling, punctuation and grammar using Disney films. Language skills include speech marks, paragraphing, tense, spellings, adverbs, brackets, apostrophes for possession and omission, hyphens, dashes and verbs. Lessons include differentiation opportunities, a range of activities for different learning styles and resources which can have application for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
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Cheaters-Dishonesty Jeopardy PowerPoint Game

Cheaters-Dishonesty Jeopardy PowerPoint Game

Cheaters-Dishonesty Jeopardy PowerPoint Game-ESL Fun Games Try out our Cheaters-Dishonesty Jeopardy PowerPoint Game. Description: Each Jeopardy PowerPoint Game Slideshow can be played with 8 players or 8 teams. All games have one topic with 6 task categories; What’s in the Photo? Answer the Question, True or False, Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice and Spot the Error. Every game includes Regular Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, The Daily Double and Final Jeopardy, for a total of 61 different tasks with answers, automatic or manual scoring and a colored timer bar. All 126 slides are also animated with Jeopardy sounds! How to Use It: 1st: Adjust the Countdown Timer to 30. This will give 30 seconds for the student to answer. The game can be played with three individuals or three groups. Students will take turns picking a category and dollar amount. Click on the chosen box for the task or question. 2nd: Immediately click on the timer bar at the bottom. It will count for 30 seconds if you preset it to do so. This matches the amount of time the music plays. Of course, if you want to give students less time to answer you may do so. Just preset the timer for less seconds. 3rd: After the student answers, click on the arrow at the bottom right hand corner of the presentation. This will take you to the answer slide. 4th: Next click the arrow at the bottom left hand corner of the presentation. This will take you back to the question where you can enter “correct” or “incorrect”. You must choose one or the other for the game to function properly. Clicking “correct” will add to their score and incorrect will deduct from their score. Click on “Board” to go back to the board for another task. 5th: If you know the student is correct and don’t want to take time to move back and forth between the slides simply click “correct” on the task slide and the correct response will then be shown. Click on “Board” to go back to the board for another task. If the student gives the wrong answer, click “incorrect”. Click on the bottom right hand arrow to see the answer. The click on “Board” to return to the game. To skip viewing the correct responses all together, check the box below Click “Adj Scores” from the board to manually change scores if a mistake was made. 6th: If time permits you can move on to Double Jeopardy after completing the first board by clicking “go double” in the upper right-hand corner of the board. Both boards have completely different tasks or questions. The final phase of the game is “Final Jeopardy” which can be played at the end of either or both boards. Notes: Use our worksheets, board and card games as complimentary activities for the Jeopardy game.
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Cheaters-Dishonesty PowerPoint Presentation

Cheaters-Dishonesty PowerPoint Presentation

Cheaters-Dishonesty PowerPoint Presentation-ESL Fun Games Try out our Cheaters-Dishonesty PowerPoint Presentation. Description: Each Regular PowerPoint Slideshow has one topic with 6 task categories; What’s in the Photo?  Answer the Question, True or False, Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice and Spot the Error.  Every PowerPoint Slideshow has a total of 60 different tasks with answers.  All 120 slides are also animated with sounds! How to Use It:       Open the slideshow in PowerPoint.  Click the mouse or the right arrow button on your keyboard to advance to the next slide.  To move back a slide, click the left arrow button.  Students can take turns performing the tasks on the slides or present the slideshow to the entire class as a fun classroom activity or topic warmer. Notes: Use our worksheets, Jeopardy Game, Board and Card Games as complimentary activities for the PowerPoint Slideshow
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Cell Phones-Texting Acronyms Jeopardy PowerPoint Game

Cell Phones-Texting Acronyms Jeopardy PowerPoint Game

Cell Phones-Texting Acronyms Jeopardy PowerPoint Game-ESL Fun Games Try out our Cell Phones-Texting Acronyms Jeopardy PowerPoint Game. Description: Each Jeopardy PowerPoint Game Slideshow can be played with 8 players or 8 teams. All games have one topic with 6 task categories; What’s in the Photo? Answer the Question, True or False, Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice and Spot the Error. Every game includes Regular Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, The Daily Double and Final Jeopardy, for a total of 61 different tasks with answers, automatic or manual scoring and a colored timer bar. All 126 slides are also animated with Jeopardy sounds! How to Use It: 1st: Adjust the Countdown Timer to 30. This will give 30 seconds for the student to answer. The game can be played with three individuals or three groups. Students will take turns picking a category and dollar amount. Click on the chosen box for the task or question. 2nd: Immediately click on the timer bar at the bottom. It will count for 30 seconds if you preset it to do so. This matches the amount of time the music plays. Of course, if you want to give students less time to answer you may do so. Just preset the timer for less seconds. 3rd: After the student answers, click on the arrow at the bottom right hand corner of the presentation. This will take you to the answer slide. 4th: Next click the arrow at the bottom left hand corner of the presentation. This will take you back to the question where you can enter “correct” or “incorrect”. You must choose one or the other for the game to function properly. Clicking “correct” will add to their score and incorrect will deduct from their score. Click on “Board” to go back to the board for another task. 5th: If you know the student is correct and don’t want to take time to move back and forth between the slides simply click “correct” on the task slide and the correct response will then be shown. Click on “Board” to go back to the board for another task. If the student gives the wrong answer, click “incorrect”. Click on the bottom right hand arrow to see the answer. The click on “Board” to return to the game. To skip viewing the correct responses all together, check the box below Click “Adj Scores” from the board to manually change scores if a mistake was made. 6th: If time permits you can move on to Double Jeopardy after completing the first board by clicking “go double” in the upper right-hand corner of the board. Both boards have completely different tasks or questions. The final phase of the game is “Final Jeopardy” which can be played at the end of either or both boards. Notes: Use our worksheets, board and card games as complimentary activities for the Jeopardy game.
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