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Hello, all. Welcome to the Lightbulb Teaching Shop! We specialize in educational resources which promote higher-order and critical thinking skills. As fellow educators, we know that time is a precious asset to every teacher. As a result, we offer time-saving activities along with effective instructional strategies that you can use to enhance student achievement and lesson formulation time. So, please, feel free to browse our store and come again at any time. Happy Teaching!!

Hello, all. Welcome to the Lightbulb Teaching Shop! We specialize in educational resources which promote higher-order and critical thinking skills. As fellow educators, we know that time is a precious asset to every teacher. As a result, we offer time-saving activities along with effective instructional strategies that you can use to enhance student achievement and lesson formulation time. So, please, feel free to browse our store and come again at any time. Happy Teaching!!
Anne Frank Inquiry-Based Adventure (Webquest) (Four activities in One!!)

Anne Frank Inquiry-Based Adventure (Webquest) (Four activities in One!!)

This product is an exciting inquiry-based excursion about the life of Anne Frank. It includes the following activities: Activity 1- Introduction to the Holocaust The students will: reading of complex text about how the Holocaust came about. completion of cloze activities noting the comprehension of the text. analyzing websites to acquire information about the Holocaust viewing cartoon animations of the Holocaust and noting major facts from the film (graphic organizer) observing and answering questions in relation to an interview with the daughter of a Jewish survivor (graphic organizer) Activity 2 - The Graphic Biography of Anne Frank The students will: observing and reading a graphic novel story about the life of Anne Frank. characterizing Anne Frank based on their reading of the graphic novel (Graphic Organizer w/ Time Stamps) Activity 3- The Secret Annex The students will: - view a narrated film showing the Secret Annex. - responding to the film about the challenges involved while living in the Secret Annex. **Activity 4- Mystery: Who Betrayed Anne Frank? ** The students will: view the video, Who Betrayed Anne Frank? note key evidence from the visual text (time stamps) that support their idea of who the betrayer was (graphic organizer) use the evidence and their prior knowledge to make inferences about each piece of evidence. synthesize the information to come to a conclusion of who Anne’s betrayer was. Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support. Image Source:
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Langston Hughes 'I Dream a World' & John's Lennon's 'Imagine' Comparison/Contrast Close Reads

Langston Hughes 'I Dream a World' & John's Lennon's 'Imagine' Comparison/Contrast Close Reads

This product includes the words from the poem, I Dream a World by Langston Hughes and the song Imagine by John Lennon. Activity 1: Interpretation of Text (Close Read) (Graphic Organizer) The students engage in close reading methods for both texts. Activity 2: Accountable Talk Communication The students are then given higher order question and discussion prompts that will allow them communicate and justify their assertions or inferences. Activity 3 Reflection (Graphic Organizer) The pupils are then asked to use one sentence to summarize the overall dream or each artist. Activity 4: Writing The students then utilized their information from the graphic organizers and construct an comparison/contrast Brief Constructed Response on how the artist dreamed of a better world. ** Educator Tip:** You can make the study unit more exciting by including an oral reading of the poem and the playing of the song. Image Source: https://goo.gl/gyXwjDThis
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It's a Buggy Situation: A Common Core Aligned Reading and Science Insect Unit  - Four Bonus Videos

It's a Buggy Situation: A Common Core Aligned Reading and Science Insect Unit - Four Bonus Videos

Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and/or socials studies? Look no further! The “It’s a Buggy Situation” Reading and Science Insect unit is here! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This unit provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! This unit of study involves a 4-week study of insects. The topics are as follows: Topic #1: Killer Bees (Week 1) Topic #2: What is a Butterfly? (Week 2) Topic # 3: Ladybug Anatomy (Week 3) Topic # 4: Eating Bugs (A student Favorite!!) (Week 4) Each topic includes: Informational Text Articles. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activities. Graphic Organizers [Venn Diagram, Life Cycle (Sequencing), Cause-Effect, Problem-Solution] Extensive Brief Constructed Responses base on Graphic Organizer notations. Unit Implementation Suggestions The unit includes suggestions on how to implement the unit. Answer Keys In addition, each activity within the unit has a thorough answer key. Student Packet We know that student packets make life much easier for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet including each activity in the unit. Certificates of Completion Certificates of completion helps you, your students, and parents celebrate the completion of the It’s a Buggy Situation” unit. Image Source: https://goo.gl/W7CaES Bonus Videos Killer Bees - National Geographic: https://goo.gl/kW5sFh Butterfly: A Life - National Geographic:https://goo.gl/F5ukiG The Life Cycle of a Lady Bug: https://goo.gl/mZs6fw Should We Eat Bugs? by Emma Bryce (Ted ED):
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Helga Weiss: Survivor of the Holocaust (Cloze and Context Clue Activity)

Helga Weiss: Survivor of the Holocaust (Cloze and Context Clue Activity)

Context Clues and Word Elimination (Cloze Method) strategies have been proven to enhance the comprehension of higher level texts. Due to this finding, I have used these methods with my middle school students. First, I copied and pasted the entire article, *The Road to the Nuremberg Trials*, onto a Google Doc. Then, I chunked each paragraph or separate passage within the text. Secondly, I placed engaging visuals that directly aligned with the text within the text. Thirdly, I read through the passages again to denote Tier 2 and 3 terms that I knew that my students may not know and eliminated them. I placed a line or blank line in its place. I checked to ensure that there were definitive words/phrases around the missing word that could verify or prove the term's meaning within its context. Fourthly, I created multiple choice terms: Three (3) are icorrect and one (1) was the missing term. Fifth, I added an EXPLANATION box where the students are to explain why their answer choice was correct using EVIDENCE from the text. ** NOTE: During the process, the students must go through the following steps: Read the passage. Read the terms. Think about what word would LOGICALLY fit in the missing blank based upon the sentences and terms within the text. Indicate your word choice. Turn and Talk with your group members to explain your thinking. Explain your findings in COMPLETE SENTENCES using EVIDENCE FROM the TEXT to JUSTIFY your answer choice. ** This process is first scaffolded by me using Think-Alouds and annotations several times as I gradually release the level of responsibilityy to the students. **Activity Key** For demonstration purposes, I have included a key for the activity. The responses are based on the proficient and advanced levels (3 and 4). Please feel free to modify it as you deem necessary. Image Source: https://goo.gl/XrzuKk Enjoy!!
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Accountable Talk Discussion Rubric/Checklist (Bonus Accountable Talk Stems)

Accountable Talk Discussion Rubric/Checklist (Bonus Accountable Talk Stems)

This product contains an Accountable Talk Rubric and Checklist that I made for my students within group discussions and/or collaborative activities. There is a bonus list of Accountable Talk stems that the students can use as a guide . Source Source:https://goo.gl/fAw3Dh Image Source:https://goo.gl/HQykjj Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support!!
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Dr. Mengele: Angel of Death (Cloze and Context Clue Activity) (Videos and Key Included!!)

Dr. Mengele: Angel of Death (Cloze and Context Clue Activity) (Videos and Key Included!!)

Context Clues and Word Elimination (Cloze Method) strategies have been proven to enhance the comprehension of higher level texts. Due to this finding, I have used these methods with my middle school students. First, I copied and pasted the entire article, *The Road to the Nuremberg Trials*, onto a Google Doc. Then, I chunked each paragraph or separate passage within the text. Secondly, I placed engaging visuals that directly aligned with the text within the text. Thirdly, I read through the passages again to denote Tier 2 and 3 terms that I knew that my students may not know and eliminated them. I placed a line or blank line in its place. I checked to ensure that there were definitive words/phrases around the missing word that could verify or prove the term's meaning within its context. Fourthly, I created multiple choice terms: Three (3) are icorrect and one (1) was the missing term. Fifth, I added an EXPLANATION box where the students are to explain why their answer choice was correct using EVIDENCE from the text. ** NOTE: During the process, the students must go through the following steps: 1. Read the passage. 2. Read the terms. 3. Think about what word would LOGICALLY fit in the missing blank based upon the sentences and terms within the text. 4. Indicate your word choice. 5. Turn and Talk with your group members to explain your thinking. 6. Explain your findings in COMPLETE SENTENCES using EVIDENCE FROM the TEXT to JUSTIFY your answer choice. ** This process is first scaffolded by me using Think-Alouds and annotations several times as I gradually release the level of responsibilityy to the students. **Activity Key** For demonstration purposes, I have included a key for the activity. The responses are based on the proficient and advanced levels (3 and 4). Please feel free to modify it as you deem necessary. ** Bonus Video** I have included two videos based upon the **Context Clue and Cloze methods.** ** Best Practices: High School Reading Strategies Instructor: Mary Katherine Keeting and Robert Seebring** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y00Oe-cODw&t=82s **Cloze Procedure by Andrea Powell** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz8v7bffUTY&t=4s Note: The documents are in PDF. Please feel free to use DocHub or other program to allow you and your students to write in the activity using a computer. Image Resource: Information Resource: https://goo.gl/eAVEhD Enjoy!
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Context Clue Quiz (4 MC Questions) (Key Included)

Context Clue Quiz (4 MC Questions) (Key Included)

Context Clue quiz. The students read a sentence with a highlighted term. Based on how the term is used in the sentence, or in its context, the students will determine the proper definition from four answer choices. Key included Image Source: https://goo.gl/gdvNzF Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support.
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Idiom Quiz II (15 MC Questions) (Key Included)

Idiom Quiz II (15 MC Questions) (Key Included)

This product includes an Idiom activity. It has 15 multiple choice questions. Each question has a short passage that uses the idiom in context. Enjoy!! Key is included. Imaage Source: Activity Source: Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support.
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Fact or Opinion Worksheet (25 Questions) (Key Included)

Fact or Opinion Worksheet (25 Questions) (Key Included)

This product contains 25 sentences. The student will indicate whether each statement is a FACT or an OPINION. Next, the student is asked to write an explanation for each response. Key is included Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support. Image Source:https://goo.gl/JeoVjg Activity Source: https://goo.gl/TuJQ3s
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Idiom Quiz 1 (14 MC Questions) (Key Included)

Idiom Quiz 1 (14 MC Questions) (Key Included)

This product includes an Idiom activity. It has 14 multiple choice questions. Each question has a short passage that uses the idiom in context. Enjoy!! Key is included. Imaage Source: https://goo.gl/ZZb81d Activity Source: Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support.
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Fact and Opinion Worksheet 2 (25 Questions) (Key Included)

Fact and Opinion Worksheet 2 (25 Questions) (Key Included)

This product contains 25 sentences. The student will indicate whether each statement is a FACT or an OPINION. Next, the student is asked to write an explanation for each response. Key is included Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support. Image Source: Activity Source: https://goo.gl/TuJQ3s
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Fact and Opinion Worksheet III (25 Questions) (Key Included)

Fact and Opinion Worksheet III (25 Questions) (Key Included)

This product contains 25 sentences. The student will indicate whether each statement is a FACT or an OPINION. Next, the student is asked to write an explanation for each response. Key is included Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support. Image Source: Activity Source: https://goo.gl/TuJQ3s
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Adjectives' Worksheet 1 w/ Graphic Organizers (Full Key Included)

Adjectives' Worksheet 1 w/ Graphic Organizers (Full Key Included)

This product has ten (10) sentences that allow students to identify adjectives within a sentence. The lesson demonstrates how to find adjectives within a sentence step by step . First, the students are instructed to find the nouns in the sentence first through annotation (underlining). Second, the lesson notes the "adjective questions" to pose when you need to find the adjective in the text: Which One? What Kind? How Many? This strategy is then placed in a graphic organizer. Here the students note the noun(s) in the sentence and do a checklist under the question columns. Lastly, the students highlight the adjectives and underline the nouns again. This process is visual strategy that has been proven in allowing students to interpret the process more readily. A full key is included. Enjoy!! Image Source: https://goo.gl/79hToc
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