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7th, 8thEnglish Language Arts, Healthful Living Education, Science, Social Studies
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6th, 7th, 8thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Writing
GPS, computer skills, English Language Arts, Writing, Social Studies
Using Louis Sachar’s novel - Holes, students will review the sequence events that take place in the book while searching for hidden caches.

Hardware – GPS devices,   computers

Internet Web Links –Google Earth, UnitedStreaming

Printed Materials – handout, Holes novels, rubric

Supplies – paper, pencil

Other – Instructional Technology Facilitator, caches

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8thEnglish Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Writing
These attachments are correlated to the Digging Archaeology Kit for those who have been trained.
Digging Archaeology Kit
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Mathematics, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
literacy reading comprehension
Graphic depicting reasons for and results of poor reading ability in secondary school students
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Information Skills, Mathematics, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
reading comprehension literacy
PowerPoint presentation from Summer 2009 workshop:  Strategic Reading for Adolescents
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Music Education, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
Directions for using 3-2-1 summarizing strategy and Wordsplash pre-reading activity with examples
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
literacy summarizing reading comprehension summary ticket-out-the-door
paper & pencil
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
vocabulary before-reading strategy after-reading predicting
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
reading comprehension literacy during-reading strategy
Description of method for reading texts in groups of four
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10thEnglish Language Arts, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
reading during-reading strategy literacy comprehension
Description of strategy to improve reading comprehension
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10thEnglish Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
collaboration reading comprehension literacy predicting prior knowledge
Description of a before-reading strategy that activates prior knowledge and requires students to make predictions about the passage they are about to read
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10thEnglish Language Arts, Healthful Living Education, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
reading comprehension literacy after-reading strategy
This after-reading strategy requires students to synthesize learning and create a new product.  It promotes close reading and is an aid to reading comprehension and mastery of content.
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Music Education, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education
literacy reading vocabulary strategy
This document explains how to use open- and closed-word sorts to develop concepts and vocabulary in content areas.
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Healthful Living Education, Mathematics, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
seminar discussion questioning question Socratic reading literacy
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
Socratic seminar discussion literacy questioning rubric formative peer
This is a peer assessment instrument for use in the inner-circle/outer-circle method of conducting the Socratic seminar.
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
Socratic seminar discussion literacy questioning rubric formative assessment
This is a self-assessment instrument that may be used after Socratic Seminar for students to reflect on the quality of their preparation and participation.
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Writing
formative assessment reading strategy after-reading compare contrast vocabulary
This is a strategy for developing concepts in any subject area.  It is used by students to compare the characteristics of various items within a topic or subject area. It can be used as an after-reading strategy and is a good instrument to collect data for formative assessment.
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9thEnglish Language Arts, Foreign Language, Healthful Living Education, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
reading comprehension summary summarizing formative assessment literacy
This is a method for visually and verbally summarizing material.  It works well as an after-reading strategy and is a good instrument for collecting formative assessment data.  It can be used in any subject area.
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Writing
literacy reading comprehension self-assessment assessment formative
This is a vocabulary and/or concept self-assessment instrument that is used before a lesson or the reading of a text.
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4thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Social Studies
GPS
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6thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Social Studies
GPS, Holocause
During the study of the Holocaust unit, students will read the novels Devil’s Arithmetic and Milkweed. At the conclusion, students will find questions and hints for the answers based on information from the books and unit by locating waypoints.
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Social Studies
GPS, Iditarod
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4thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Social Studies
GPS, North Carolina, symbols
Students have been learning the different symbols that represent North Carolina.  After completing in class lessons on each symbol in detail, this lesson serves as a review and culminating activity to see if students can recall the symbols, use clues to figure out what symbol is being discussed and then create individual quilt squares for the symbols of their group to be displayed on a whole class, complete North Carolina symbols quilt.

Hardware - Computer Lab, Computer, Handheld Computer, GPS, Digital Camera

Software –Internet Resources, Google Earth

Web Links – http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/NC/SYMBOLS/SYMBOLS.HTM

Printed Materials – Google Earth Activity Sheets, handouts for groups during GPS Activity

Supplies – Paper, pencil, clipboards, crayons, paper squares for quilt project

Other – Additional adults can assist with monitoring groups, assisting as needed during the GPS hunt

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8thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Social Studies
While studying the Revolutionary War, students will read the novel Johnny Tremain and locate various symbols based on the content of the novel.
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4thComputer Technology Skills, Social Studies
 

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 Free Lessons in all Areas
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMathematics, Science, Social Studies
Free Lessons in all Areas
 Busy Teacher's Cafe
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6thEnglish Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
Multiple resources for K-6 teachers
 The Newspaper Clipping Generator
  
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Media, Social Studies, Writing
Generate realistic looking newspaper articles using the easy to use text boxes on this site. 
 The President Report
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Information Skills, Media, Social Studies
 The American Presidents
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Information Skills, Media, Social Studies, Writing
 Grandfather Mountain Fall Color Report
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
Get the lastest report on the Fall Colors or take a virtual tour of Grandfather Mountain. 
 Journey North
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thInformation Skills, Science, Social Studies
A global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change
 Stopwatch on line
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
 Timer
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Very large timer to use in the classroom for projection.
 Interactive Student Notebooks
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
This site allows any teacher to begin to experiment with Interactive Notebooking with their classes. This method is used as a tool for "writing to learn" by requiring students to reflect nightly on the day's lessons. Reflections and lessons are to be formative and creative.
 Interactive Notebooking-teacher site
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Teacher site for interactive notebooking, especially focusing on High school social studies/history.
 Biology Jeopardy games and templates
  
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
Several Biology Jeopardy review games and clear template available to create your own for any discipline.
 Vocabulary Strategies
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Cadre of vocabulary strategies for all grade levels and all subject areas.
 The Wright Brothers: The Invention of the Aerial Age
  
Science, Social Studies
Interactive Experiments, Classroom Activities, E-Cards, Who Were Wilbur & Orville? Inventing a Flying Machine, and The Aerial Age Begins
 Ultra-Efficient Engine Technology- Kid's Page
  
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6thScience, Social Studies
What is Aeronautics?  Dynamics of Flight. Airplanes, History of Flight, games, links, and lesson plans
 Wright Brothers Museum- Provided by the National Parks Service
  
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
Plan your visit, photos/multimedia, history & culture, for teachers, for kids, news.
 Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans-  Wright Brothers National Memorial
  
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
This lesson is one in a series that brings the important stories of historic places into classrooms across the country.
 The Pearl Harbor Newspaper Archives
  
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Social Studies
Read the newspaper articles about Pearl Harbor detailing the destruction. 
 Remembering Pearl Harbor
  
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Media, Social Studies
an interactive site that provided by National Geographic that contains resources that give first hand and up the minute account of the attach on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 17, 1941.  Interactive timelines, photos, videos, firsthand accounts and tons of information.
 Battleship Row
  
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Media, Social Studies
A photographic look at the US Navy during the attack on Pearl Harbor that also includes survivor accounts.
 Veteran's Day- United States Department of Veteran's Affairs
  
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMedia, Social Studies
This web site creates History, Teachers Guides, Poster Gallery and VA Kids site, etc. 
 Daylight Savings Time
  
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
History, Why? Controversy, Who Observes it? Click on "Nodes" to see a cloud view of the information. 
 The Official US Time
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
Verify the time on your clock to insure that you have the correct time.
 Online Alarm Clock
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
This is a great site to use to keep your students on task and to get their attention
 ALA Great Web Sites for Kids
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Web sites for children broken down by categories:  animals, the arts, history/biography, literature & languages, reference desk, mathematics & computers, sciences, and social studies. 
 The Interactive Constitution
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thSocial Studies
Read, search, and explore through the Constitution broken down into the preamble and the articles/amendments
 National Center for Constitutional Studies
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thSocial Studies
Constitution Day Activities & Resources for Constitution Week
 Teaching With Documents:  Observing Constitution Day
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thSocial Studies
Find out about the delegates who signed the Constitution, Explore simulations from viewpoints of members of the members, activities and resources
 Summer in The National Parks
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
The National Park Service provides a great website that contains links to our National Parks.  This is a wonderful site to visit for planning trips.  However, if you are unable to go on a vacation this summer, you can visit our National Parks virtually through this web site.
 Teachers' Domain
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thDance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Healthful Living Education, Mathematics, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Teachers sign up for FREE digital media resources that they can access for classroom use.
 Sheppardsoftware
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Healthful Living Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Writing
Short, free games with tutorials.
   
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