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How Many Languages Do You Speak When You Speak English?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What do the words pizza, broccoli, and ciao have in common? Why they are all English words that originally came from Italian. Ask your middle schoolers to guess the origins of a list of words by matching the word with the language from...
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Strategies for Developing Listening Skills in the AP Italian Course

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Preparing your class for the Italian advanced placement exam? This article breaks down the different components of the test, paying particular attention to the listening portion. How are you going to build your class's listening...
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Learn Italian - MindSnacks

For Students 1st - Higher Ed
Once your class samples these games, they won't want to stop learning Italian. Eccellente! Effective for beginning and intermediate Italian learners, picking up new words and phrases through this app is an entertaining task.
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Weather and Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Use pictures and manipulatives to develop vocabulary with your beginning language learners. This plan can be used with foreign language learners (although you'll have to provide the vocabulary), English language learners, or a young...
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Classified Advertisements: Target Language Practice

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Foreign language learners decipher the meanings of classified ads in the target language. They investigate a large collage created by the teacher of foreign language advertisements and discuss the content with classmates.  Then they...
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Google Translate

For Students 1st - 12th
Not sure how to translate a word, phrase, or paragraph? No worries. Simply paste in, type, or dictate your text, select the initial and desired language, and up pops your translation. Better yet, the app will read the text to you in most...
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Time Capsule: Oral Presentation

For Teachers 1st - 12th
A great way to gain proficiency when learning a new language is to prepare an oral presentation.  In this foreign language lesson, pairs collaborate to develop a Time Capsule which they present to their class using their target language.  
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Italian Word Find

For Students 6th - 8th
In this foreign language worksheet, students find the words associated with the Italian language. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Italian Culture Word Search

For Students 4th - 7th
In this word search worksheet, students search for terms related to Italy and Italian culture. The words include important places, products and languages.
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Design a Resort: Italian Villa

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners work in a group to design a travel brochure and television commercial for an Italian resort. They role-play having inherited a large sum of money and buying an Italian villa to turn into a resort. Students research geography,...
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Practicing and Administering the Speaking Section of the AP World Language Exams

For Teachers 12th
Will you be proctoring an advanced placement test this year? Optimize testing conditions and increase scores with these suggestions. Organized by scenario, this article is an easy read.
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Culinary Culture

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Italian culture and italian food go together. Have small groups find out all about food-related culture through research and translation. Class members conduct online research, create glossaries, find and translate recipes for a class...
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Geography Now! Malta

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's Catholic, Arabic, French and Italian—in short, Malta's identity is a complex amalgamation of its historical influences. The island archipelago off the coast of Italy is so scenic, it's regularly used for filming television shows and...
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An Introduction to Sonnets

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Designed for AP English, this presentation begins with the definition of a sonnet, information about the various types of sonnets, as well as a history of the sonnet. Viewers then have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and...
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If Paintings Could Talk: Art and Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers learn about the artist Canaletto, play a vocabulary game, and create a landscape using collage technique. Background information on the artist is provided along with instructions for the game and vocabulary words to...
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Languages of the World 2

For Students 5th - 6th
In this geography instructional activity, students investigate the languages spoken in different countries of the world. Students read the names of 20 countries and write the principal language of each country.
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Languages of the World

For Students 4th - 6th
In this languages of the world worksheet, students skillfully match a wide variety of thirty countries to the languages spoken in each country at the present time.
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Day Ten: The Dating Game

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students participate in a game show to practice language. In this language instructional activity, students create their own Dating Game. Based on their level of language acquisition, students create commercials, make questions, become...
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In the Original Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine primary documents regarding the Holocaust. For this World War II lesson, students read and translate primary documents in their original language regarding the Holocaust. Students discuss the content of the documents.
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Foods and Beverages

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students practice ordering food in a new language.  In this food vocabulary lesson, students utilize the information from their previous lesson to create entire conversations about going to get food, as opposed to just the vocabulary...
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The Rooms in a Home

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Enhance your foreign language students' skills to describe a house. After reading a description of rooms in a house in their target language, they work to answer corresponding questions correctly. Additionally, they view a PowerPoint...
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What I need for School

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
You can use this lesson with English language learners, a young language arts class, or speakers of a foreign language. The phrases learned are I need and I don't need. The teacher collects several items around the room, and learners...
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Italian Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Italian culture and food. They repeat phrases in Italian, watch a short video excerpt on Italian pasta, and repeat pasta names in Italian with a partner.
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Italian Culture

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are exposed to a part of Italian little "c": Cuisine. They learn the different kinds of pasta and some ingredients to make the sauce.
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Gateway

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Learners practice listening to math problems in a foreign language.  For this number sentence lesson, students listen to the teacher ask them a question in a foreign language that has some type of number combination for an answer....
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Foods and Languages of the World

For Teachers Pre-K
Students learn about the foods of Italy. In this Italy lesson, students learn about the different types of food from Italy, create their own pizzas using paper and markers, share their pizzas with the class, and go to the cafeteria and...
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Let's Discuss Current Events

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Investigate articles from the daily news and share opinions with classmates. Using current events, learners view a news program without sound and predict what news is being discussed by analyzing the visuals. Then they read news articles...
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Geography Now! Italy

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's known for its pasta and its famous progeny, but Italy is home to more than 50 World Heritage sites—and a plethora of lesser-known places. The country sits on an active fault zone, and it houses a third of Europe's fauna. A...
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Into Africa and Wole Soyinka: Crash Course Theater #49

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There are two distinct periods of African theater: BC (before colonialism) and AC (after colonialism). The 49th installment of the Crash Course Theater and Drama introduces viewers to African dance and theater traditions. However, they...
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Do You Like School in Italy?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders will review vocabulary related to school subjects in Italy. They will examine new subjects specific to Italian high schools and explore the Italian high school system and culture. Then they compare and contrast this system...
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The Universal Language of Math

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this language of math activity, students solve and complete 6 different types of problems. First, they translate the math notation from Italian to English. Then, students write a sentence explaining the notation or show the equivalent...
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Ubi Est Mantua?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students chose Latin authors, their birthplace, life and works. They examine pictures of an Italian city and decide which Latin author it could be related to. They answer questions in Latin.
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Writing a News Story

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars practice using their target language by writing a news article.  In this foreign language writing lesson, students create a fictional "hero" in their city which they write a fictional news article about in their new...
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Business English at Work

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
This presentation appears to be created for an English language acquisition classroom geared towards adults. The focus is on using adjectives in a work setting, although the description and examples are applicable to everyday life. The...
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Words from Other Languages

For Students 7th - 9th
Teach your students about various word origins using this worksheet from Houghton Mifflin. It includes 6 fill-in-the-blank/matching questions and an extension activity.
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Pendemonium: The Italian Job

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify prefixes, roots, and suffixes. In this grammar rules lesson, students analyze word parts to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
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Birthday Celebrations

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students utilize a new language to discuss dates and birthdays.  In this foreign language lesson, students practice using vocabulary words from a target language to speak about birthdays and culture related to a specific student....
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Times of Day

For Teachers 1st - 11th
Students practice telling time using a foreign language.  In this time telling activity, students listen to a teacher tell them the time in their target language as they translate it while writing.  Students utilize their new time...
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You're Special

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students utilize a new language to tell someone they care for them. In this complimenting lesson, students practice saying nice things to friends and strangers in their target language. Students react to the lesson afterwards and...
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Participating in a Class Birthday Party

For Teachers K - 12th
Students celebrate a fellow peer in class by having a party for him or her.  In this foreign language lesson, students celebrate a classmate's birth using their target language to host a party.  Students create a bulletin board using...
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Power vs Truth

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore Italian politics and warfare of the High Renaissance. They explain the effects of the Protestant Reformation and the Counter Reformation.
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Unit 10: Going Shopping Day 1: Buying School Supplies

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students, who are second language learners, develop a story about shopping. In this language development lesson, students brainstorm in their native language about the items they purchase at the beginning of the school year. They work...
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Translation Lesson to help Students Improve Vocabulary and Writing Style

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students translate an entire Internet page from English into a target language. In small groups, they create a short story or document in their native tongue or find an Internet page in their own tongue that they translate into English.
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Telephone Game

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students practice their listening comprehension by playing the "telephone" game.  In this foreign language lesson plan, students listen to a story read by a teacher in their target language and try to remember the details by writing 5...
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Planning a Community Service Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students practice using a new language to plan a community event.  In this civics lesson, students practice writing a proposal for a community project using their target language.  Students brainstorm in small groups what their project...
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Adjectives; Adjective Order in English-4

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this foreign language worksheet, students look for the most natural sounding choice from three options to complete the ten given sentences. Each option contains an adjective phrase with the words mixed into various orders.
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Folk Tales Project

For Teachers K - 12th
Students explore folk tales originating from other countries. They examine the countries language, culture, and values while reading their folk tales.
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Some/Any in a Restaurant

For Students Higher Ed
For this grammar worksheet, students read a dialogue between two customers and a waiter in a restaurant. They fill in the fourteen blanks with either "some" or "any." The worksheet is intended to be used with English language learners.
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Unit 7: Family Celebrations - Day Three: Describing Pets

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
English language learners examine advertisements for pets and pet shelters. Students read advertisements about pets who are living in shelters. They answer comprehension questions based on the reading before writing an original...
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Crossword Review

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners practice using their target language vocabulary by completing a crossword puzzle.  In this foreign language lesson, students complete several random tasks based on new vocabulary words in their target language dealing with...
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Letters and Photos

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students practice using a new language by reading letters.  In this foreign language lesson, students read a fictional letter by a young person from the target language's country.  Students read the letters separately, but collaborate in...
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Jeopardy Game

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students practice discovering a target language by playing a game of Jeopardy.  For this foreign language lesson, students utilize their target language vocabulary to answer Jeopardy style questions they prepared the day before....
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Expressions of Frequency

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students practice discussing timely manners in a target language.  In this foreign language lesson, students discuss words that represent frequency such as never or often.  Students create a timeline illustrating how often they perform...
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Real World English Pronunciation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore various verbal and nonverbal ways to improve their English pronunciation. They create a short biography and practice reading them with an English accent, using appropriate language, intonation, and body language.
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A Look at Geography

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners discover geographical places and terms in another language.  In this geographical identification lesson, students utilize their geographical vocabulary to describe to other classmates where they would like to go or where they...
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Planning an outing

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students create a scenario where they go on a date with another person and write a draft of their presentation in the form of a fashion show. In this scenario lesson plan, students do all of this in the foreign language they are studying.
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Let's Read the Newspaper

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars investigate the format of a typical newspaper.  In this journalism lesson, students read a newspaper from a target language and discover the vocabulary associated with the news.  Young scholars work together as a newspaper...
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Sonnets

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners examine the structure of sonnets. They compare and contrast them with modern day poetry. They write their own sonnet after changing the language in another sonnet to see why the author choosed certain words.
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Virtual Frog Dissection Kit

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fluffy is one of the most common names for a pet frog. Fluffy, the digitized frog in this dissection kit, opens up quite literally to allow scholars to see what's inside. The basic kit encourages pupils to click on various organs to see...
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James Joyce

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
James Joyce was not the first writer to use stream of consciousness, but the sensory experience in such novels as Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was revolutionary in the literary world. Learn more about the...
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Why Do These Liquids Look Alive?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Watch as colored water droplets chase each other around a slide. The factor that affects the behavior is the concentration. Part of a large playlist, an experimental video provides an explanation for the behavior of the water droplets in...
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Holocaust Activities: In the Original Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read, translate, and discuss documents and reports of the Holocaust in the original language.
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Renaissance Flashcards

For Students 6th - 8th
Are you working on a Renaissance unit in your social studies or language arts class? This set of ten flashcards focuses on the creators of famous Renaissance art and literature. Use to reinforce memorization prior to a quiz.
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Food Adjectives

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Language learners must decide whether the adjectives listed describe the taste, shape, color, texture, or origin of a variety of food words.
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Mysteries of Vernacular: Zero

For Students 7th - 12th
Travel back thousands of years to the origin of the number system and watch how that development gradually produced the zero symbol. Class members will learn a little bit about math and a little bit about how language is shaped in this...
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My Likes And Dislikes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice conversational conventions when expressing their likes and dislikes, with a partner. Individually, they write a paragraph explaing a tiem when they felt acceptance or rejection.
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Boca Raton Museum of Art

For Teachers K - 5th
Students define and discuss critical analysis. They are introduced to the vocabulary. Students are told that the artist was born in Berlin, Germany, but he spent most of his life in Italy. They discuss the climate, location, and language...
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Where In The World?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers in a foreign language class examine the geography of a country that speaks the language. In groups, they use a template of a map to locate each geographical features. They also practice saying the new vocabulary in the...
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English As 2nd Language: Printable Beginner Review Quiz 4

For Students Higher Ed
In this ESL worksheet, students will choose the correct word from a list of 3 words to best complete each sentence. Students are tested on topics including word choice and verb conjugation.
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Food and Countries Match

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Beijing duck? Italian pizza? Japanese sushi? Language learners match food words with their country of origin. An answer key is included with the colorfully illustrated worksheet.
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A Courtly Love Poem

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars engage in a writing assignment to produce a thirteenth century Italian Courtly Poem. They imitate the literary patterns of writing to produce a unique poem using a model for example. Students review the basic terminology...
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Making Elisir

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the technical language used by musicians and music lovers. They study the contemporary relevance of 19th Century Italian opera and understand how it is translated into electronic media.
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Understanding Tenement Life

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students look at life for immigrants in the 19th century. For this immigrant lesson, students discuss how the poor German, Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants lived in tenement housing. They research the reasons they came to America...
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Dewey's in the Library

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this language arts worksheet, students become familiar with the Dewey Decimal System of library book organization. Students study and read the information, then answer 8 questions.
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My Friends: Day One: Likes and Dislikes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students who are learning English as a second language examine likes and dislikes. In this likes and dislikes activity, students examine the words that tell the things that a famous person might like or dislike. They work in groups to...
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Day Five: Classroom Presentation

For Teachers K - 12th
Students participate in classroom presentations. In this ELL activity, students present a poster, collage, or PowerPoint to their partners. The teacher evaluates each presentation. 
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Day One: Dinner foods and beverages

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars learn English vocabulary for dinner foods and beverages. For this ELL lesson, students create a list of healthy foods and discuss good food habits. They discuss healthy activities and exercises. 
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Iconic Figures of the American West

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners examine the Italian-Western films to explore  the icons of the American West. In this American  West lesson, students examine western films to investigate the American West and its icons. Learners create a persuasive...
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Reading the French Newspaper Le Figaro

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students guess the meanings of many unfamiliar French words because of their similarity to English words. They read an article from Le Figaro or another French-language newspaper with cognates underlined to guess the meanings.
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Foreign Words in English

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this ESL vocabulary worksheet, students read a list of28 words that have had their origin in a language other than English. Students place the foreign words into the correct box that tells the country of origin: France, Germany,...
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Days of the Week

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils write important days and dates that are important in their family. In this dates lesson plan, students share these dates in small groups and use the calendar if needed in their language.
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Day Four: Surveys and results

For Teachers K - 12th
Students use expressions of frequency in the English language. In this ELL lesson, student survey their classmates and turn the information into a class bar graph. 
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Describing Family Members

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the use of possessives when describing family members. In this ESL family description instructional activity, 4th graders examine the role of family in their native language before looking at pictures of families...
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Buying Clothes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a story about friends going shopping with new vocabulary. In this creating a story lesson plan, students use new language and number words in their story.
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Travel Photos

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners describe photographs. In this travel photos lesson, students view a slide-show of travel photos in order to assist them with developing photo captions.  Learners describe details, events, and persons from the photos in the...
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Transportation Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students practice using transportation vocabulary in a foreign language.  In this language arts lesson, students utilize the vocabulary terms for locations in order to give directions and find a specific place.  Students answer a...
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Activity Plan 3-4: Lotsa Pasta!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students discover more about math with pasta. In this early childhood cooking lesson, students develop social studies, science, math, fine motor, and language skills as they learn about the making of pasta and cook some up to share.
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An Exploratory Approach to the Teaching of French in the Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review the most recent vocabulary list of French words. Using literature by Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant, they discover the history and culture of France. Using a map and the text, they locate the cities and regions of...
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Day One: Talking about food items

For Teachers K - 12th
Students discover new English vocabulary words for food items. In this ELL lesson, students look at grocery store ads and menus to find new vocabulary words for food. They work with the teacher to create a story about a situation in...
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Discussing One's Health

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore common health issues.  In this health and literacy lesson, students match simple health statements with appropriate visual representations.  Students prepare and perform dialogues in which health issues are the main topic.
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Italy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils read stories about Italy and identify main events and characters. They take an imaginary trip to Italy and write a story about their adventures. In addition, they practice several italian words and phrases.
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Day eight: Participating in a community service project

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars participate in a community service project. In this ELL instructional activity, students complete a project while the teacher takes photos. The young scholars use these photos in a bulletin board. 
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The Decision

For Students 4th - 5th
Grade schoolers read "The Decision" to practice finding the meaning of unknown words using the context clues provided. There are eight bolded words: options, procrastinated, assignment, determination, perplexed, elective, recommend, and...
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Sentence Completion 15: Low-Advanced SAT Level

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Do your pupils need extra practice with sentence completion? Learners will have to employ a variety of strategies to answer correctly the six multiple-choice prompts on the activity. A richly detailed answer/explanation key is included....
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World War II Alien Enemy Control Program

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students review the history and language of the Alien Enemies Act, the meaning of writs of habeas corpus, and the various amendments to the Constitution covering issues of due process. They know how national security measures collide...
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World War II Alien Enemy Control Program

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students review the history and language of the Alien Enemies Act and related laws as well as the Constitutional challenges it presents. They also review the World War II Alien Enemy Control Program and the Alien Enemy Hearing Board...
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Review of My Community

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners review activities from the "My Home" unit. In this review lesson, students view a PowerPoint about a community then play a game to answer a variety of questions about the community.  PowerPoint may be in English or changed to...
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Comedia dell' Arte Paper Masks

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners create masks from the Italian Renaisance theatre and use them in one-act plays they write. they analyze the role and development of theatre in world cultures.
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Pizzeria (reading Encouragement)

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars create a pizzeria atmosphere in the classroom with Italian music, pizza menus and checkered table cloths. They compare their different tastes in pizza toppings to different tastes in reading. Then they use a reading menu...
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Friends Series One New Year Episode (The One with the Monkey)

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Friends tv series worksheet, students match up the characters described with twenty-two statements from the show. Although this is a worksheet about a tv show, there is some language skill-building present in the worksheet.
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The Art Lesson

For Teachers K - 3rd
Explore visual arts and illustrations by reading a picture book with your class. Begin by reading the book The Art Lesson about a writer and illustrator who collaborate on their books. Next, have your class answer study questions about...
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Dining Out With Fishes and Birds of the Hudson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
While this lesson plan focuses on the birds and fish found on the Hudson River, it could be adapted for use in any classroom. Using a vocabulary list, learners explore the meaning of words like adaptation, habitat, barbel, and more....
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Building Vocabulary: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
Word roots, prefixes, and suffixes can hold the key to determining the meaning of a host of different words. Included here are five pages of prefixes, roots, and suffixes paired with their meanings and example words.
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Segregated from its History, How "Ghetto" Lost its Meaning

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Are you ghetto? Words, words, words. Middle schoolers are asked to consider the power of words, the history and connotations of words, the importance of careful, respectful word choice as they read Camila Domonsoke's article about this...
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The Many Faces of Mona Lisa

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view slides of and discuss the Mona Lisa and Leonardo daVinci. They record their ideas of the painting and make sketches of them, translating their ideas into art an form. Students then select a technique such as painting,...
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Present Simple or Progressive

For Students 4th - 8th
Take your class to the computer lab, or simply send your learners struggling with the present simple or progressive tenses. This online, interactive worksheet has 15 multiple choice questions. You could also print this out and provide it...
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Exploring Contrasting Story Elements Through Tapestry and Poetry

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Young thinkers view two narrative art tapestries and study the images included that tell a story about the Roman Emperor Constantine. As they examine the details of the tapestries, pupils use a Venn Diagram to record the similarities and...
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Standards Focus: Allusions and Terminology to Know

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this Fahrenheit 451 literature guide, students examine and study 24 allusions and terms referenced by Ray Bradbury in part 1 of the novel.
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Which Fish Where?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is a lesson outline that prompts elementary students to graph and analyze data regarding fish caught along the Hudson River. They will review vocabulary and complete 2 worksheets which can be accessed by clicking on the provided links.
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River Run Through It

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
With vocabulary lists, worksheets, and more, this lesson sets learners on an exploration of the Hudson River area. They read an essay about the area, analyze a relief map of New York State, and complete a worksheet.
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Unit 2: My Friends and I Day Three: Comparing Our Preferences

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students compare and contrast their characteristics. In this comparison lesson, ESL students compare and contrast personal characteristics while working in pairs. They use a Venn diagram and write in short phrases while making the...
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Unit 13: Fashion Show - Day Four: Gallery Walk

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students practice the vocabulary associated with clothing that is worn to special events. In this clothing vocabulary instructional activity, students, who are ESL learners, practice using works that describe clothing items that are worn...
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My Childhood Portrait

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice descriptive writing by viewing auto-portraits of young children.  In this art analysis lesson, students examine an auto-portrait of their teacher as a young child and ask him/her questions about their youth.  Students...
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Conversations about childhood

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Encourage your class to discuss their childhood with other classmates using the six questions listed here. After sharing their answers, learners write a paragraph detailing general information about their childhood. This plan is designed...
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Add and Subtract with Hudson River shipping

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Rivers aren't just a place for animals to live, they also provide industrial transportation. The class will examine the Hudson River on a map, discuss all the commercial vessels that use the River to transport materials, then complete a...
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Big Boats Up The River

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Using boats along in the Port of Albany as the focus, learners practice adding single-digit numbers and interpreting data. This lesson comes with the worksheets, resource links, and other materials to make it a worthwhile experience.
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Restaurant Review

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Motivate your class with this idea. Learners write a restaurant review after making a virtual visit to a local establishment. While the instructions are vague, the basic idea for this instructional activity is sound. If supplemented with...
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English Exercises: Countries and Nationalities

For Students 4th - 8th
In this online interactive English worksheet, students respond to 19 fill in the blank questions that require them to use English vocabulary appropriately. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Using Subject and Object Pronouns

For Students 4th - 5th
In this subject and object pronouns worksheet, students practice making a research report clear by using pronoun forms correctly. Students complete three activities for subject and object pronouns.
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Stereotypes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze then sort a given list of words by selected categories about stereotypes. They complete a list of activities then write their opinion about national stereotypes to present to the class.
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Speed Dating

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students describe their personalities and characteristics to a partner using short sentences or short oral paragraphs. In this short sentences lesson plan, students use a speed dating format.
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Food Preferences and Healthful Eating

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discuss healthy eating habits. In this food preferences lesson plan, students read a scenario about teenagers visiting a restaurant.   Students role play the story and complete a graphic organizer.  
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The Clothes Line

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice using clothing related vocabulary in a class game.  In this descriptive words lesson, students utilize newly learned vocabulary words to describe what a classmate is wearing.  Students participate in a game where...
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Silent Movie

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the impact of movies and television. In this communication lesson, students share filmstrips that lack sound and determine the genre of the segments. Students discuss popular movies and television shows from different...
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Time Capsule

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create a rough draft for a time capsule project. In this time capsule lesson plan, students bring in items to put into a time capsule and write a rough draft to submit to their teacher.
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Communicating with My World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a time capsule. In this oral presentation and history preservation lesson, students provide feedback for their time capsule project, work with a partner to write an oral presentation, and present their time capsule to the...
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Exploring Rembrandt's Chiaroscuro Technique Through Mosaic Design

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils compare mosaic design and pointillism. They discover the meaning of chiaroscuro by creating paper mosaic designs in Rembrandt style.
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What is a Concerto? Who is Alban Berg?

For Students 1st
In this music history worksheet, 1st graders learn about the concerto as a form of instrumental composition by reading an informative paragraph. Students then read a biography of composer Alban Berg and answer 10 questions. Note: There...
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Elementary Progress Test

For Students 5th - 6th
In this ESL progress test, students complete a 3 part assessment of basic grammar and sentence writing. Students correct errors in 6 sentences, complete 9 questions with the correct question word and write 5 sentences using key words...
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Subject or Adjective

For Students Higher Ed
In this grammar activity, students fill in the blanks in ten sentences with subject and adjective words listed in the word bank.
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Acting Out with Shakespeare: Lesson 2

For Teachers 6th - 9th
As part of the study of Shakespeare’s sonnets, class members study the structure as well as the rhyme scheme and meter of this strict form. Young poets then create their own sonnet.
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Definite Article or Zero Article?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
For this grammar worksheet, learners choose the appropriate article or no article at all for twenty sentences to make each one grammatically correct.
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How to Create a Virtual Mediterranean Cruise

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars determine the ports they visit and develop a plan to study each region’s history and culture.
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Rehearsing the Fashion Show

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students edit written work about a fashion show.  In this fashion show lesson plan, students write a presentation piece and works in groups of 4,6, or 8 to edit what they have written.  Students rehearse by pair sharing and give their...
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Tens! Hundreds! Thousands!!! of Tons

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders take a close look at the types of ships that travel through the Hudson River Valley on the Hudson River. They utilize worksheets embedded in the plan in order to answer questions about exactly what is being shipped, and how...
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The Witch of Agnesi

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Bring humanity to mathematics by introducing a mathematician who was ahead of her time.
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Finding our "Roots"

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Discuss the symbolism of family trees and how they relate to families. Middle schoolers also investigate their own families to find cultural traditions to share with their classmates. The class gains more appreciation for cultures around...
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Romantic Period in Music, Art, and Literature

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
“Romanticism aims at enlarging experience by exploring the real.” This excerpt from Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence introduces a PowerPoint that examines the characteristics of and the major figures in music, art, and literature...
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Picture This

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Give your littlest learners the opportunity to learn how to discuss, observe, and visualize. First, they determine if the image they are looking at is a photograph or a painting. Then they work together to brainstorm words that describe...
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Home Tour

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this exchange student lesson, students create a story about an exchange student. Students draw a map to show the location of community buildings and practice providing directions from location to location.
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Out to Lunch

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a menu. In this math lesson, 6th graders use mean, median and mode to determine the prices for the typical cost of an appetizer, entree, kid's meal, drinks and dessert. Students write a number sentence to show how...
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Researching and Writing Travel Brochures

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils design a travel brochure. In this travel brochure lesson, students review travel brochures and discuss a travel adventure they would like to go on.  Pupils prepare an outline of their own brochure with itinerary.  
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Side By Side

For Teachers K - 6th
Students produce elongated self-portraits on paper approximately 8 x 36 inches.
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Fish Communities in the Hudson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use tables of fish collection data to draw conclusions about where fish live in the Hudson Estuary. Given available data they interpret organized observations and measurements and recognize simple patterns, sequences, and...
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John the Stuntman

For Students Higher Ed
In this ESL verb forms instructional activity, students read a story about John and his girlfriend. For each blank space, students fill in the correct verb form of the word provided.
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Pronunciation: Practicing Stress and Intonation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice their pronunciation of words. They also practice stressing certain words and when to stress words in speech.
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The Ups and Downs of don Pasquale: Mapping the Emotional Journey of Characters in Don Pasquale

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners listen to and retell the story of Don Pasquale. They evaluate the emotions of the main characters. Students create a graph of the emotions of Don Pasquale.
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Western-Genre Films

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students watch westerns and analyze them. They identify the plot, characters and the sounds in the film. They research icons of the American west and prepare a presentation. They share their presentation with the class.
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Discovering the Element of Color in Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale: A Comparison of Tone Color and Art Color

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experience several different tone colors in the song and also add layers of color to their copy of "The Owl" to compare and contrast how an artist would create the element of color.
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Planning a Class Party

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners investigate event planning.  In this literacy and communications lesson, students brainstorm food, activity, and guest  ideas for a monthly classroom celebration of student birthdays.
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Grooming Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students discover the essential items to properly groom for a nice event.  In this cleaning habits lesson, students discuss and identify important cleaning items such as a brush, shower gel, cologne, etc.  Students create a chart and...
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Showing Good Taste

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners distinguish the important elements of well-written restaurant reviews by analyzing and evaluating reviews from The New York Times and by writing their own reviews of favorite dining locations.
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Women Immigrants in the Promised Land

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the experience of female immigrants as they arrive in the United States. They create a timeline of women's rights in the U.S., write journal entries, conduct Internet research and read online excerpts from "The Promised...
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The Hudson's Ups and Downs

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice interpreting line graphs of the Hudson River water levels to assess the tides and tidal cycles in the estuary. They explore how weather can affect water levels and tides and observe that high tides and low tides...
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You are Special: I like ________ because....

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students write positive sentences about their classmates.  In this describing a classmate lesson, students discuss a picture presented by the teacher.  After the teacher tells why she likes this person, students write sentences using the...
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My Ideal Partner

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students write about their ideal mate.  In this ideal mate writing lesson, students listen and then help the teacher describe the characteristics of an ideal mate.  Students write about their ideal mate and share with a partner. Students...
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Traditional Remedies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover alternative medicines from around the globe.  In this world culture lesson, students read text from Africa, Ireland, Tibet and Tanzania discussing known remedies to diseases.  Students discuss with each other their...
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An Imaginary Trip

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars use their imaginations to write about an imaginary trip. For this creative writing lesson, students write about an imaginary trip. Young scholars brainstorm writing ideas as a class and use past tense words in their...
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Day four: Writing a Sports Article

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students write a newspaper article related to a sports event.  In this article writing lesson, students read sports-related articles, complete a graphic organizer to help them see the format of a newspaper article, then they work in...
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Editorials

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate editorials.  In this literacy critical thinking instructional activity, students compare and contrast two newspaper editorials and two letters to the editor by completing a Venn diagram. Students work in groups to...
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Creating a Talk Show

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students practice interviewing and answering questions by creating a mock talk show.  In this communications activity, students view a classic clip of an older T.V. talk show and plan an outline of material for their own talk show....
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American Sports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils practice using new vocabulary related to sports. They identify sports that are important in the United States and discuss whether professional athletes are paid too much. They also review the uses of words such as: all, both, most...
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The Quest

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars explore the many ways spirituality may be practiced. They evaluate the causes and consequences of differing world views and the policy of multiculturalism and its implication for Canada. They create personal symbols...
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These Maps are for the Birds

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify and study New York State Breeding Bird Atlas maps to learn where different bird species nest and how their distributions have changed over time. They also identify how maps serve as representations of a geographic...
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Invention Timeline

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars study the impact of the printing press on the Renaissance. They examine how the invention of the printing press continues to influence our lives today. They trace the development of other communication technologies from...
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Creating a Map

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students create a map of their community. In this mapping lesson, students identify various geographical features and the cardinal directions on maps displayed in the classroom. Students are divided into three groups to create a large...
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Creating Posters

For Teachers K - 5th
Students design original posters that encourage good attitudes towards the environment.  In this positive environment lesson, students brainstorm and create a list of positive behaviors for a good environment.  Students create posters...
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Geography and Climate

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate geographical locations and their own personal experiences with the environment.  For this environmental identification lesson, students participate in a match game using certain environmental and geographical terms...
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Are We Ecology-Friendly?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars explore ecology. In this ecology lesson, students read scenarios, discuss them in groups and decide if they are eco-friendly or not. Young scholars discuss the differences in eco-friendly practices fifty years ago and now....
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Fictional Characters

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore fictional characters. In this fictional characters lesson plan, students hear information about a character then ask and answer questions. Students also answer true/false questions about the character and make a mini...
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Presentation of Family Shield or Crest

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students present their family shield or crest that was created during the first part of this lesson. In this historical arts lesson, students present their family shield to their classmates and are graded based on the included rubric....
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The House of the Spirits Quiz

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Last of the Mohicans Quiz

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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125 Years of the Central Library - Quiz 2

For Students 9th - 12th
In this library quiz worksheet, students write answers to a quiz about the Central Library in Derby, United Kingdom. Students write answers to 20 quiz questions.
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Living in Italy

For Students Higher Ed
In this infinitive ESL worksheet, students will read a short passage. Students will then use different verb tenses to complete 8 questions about the story.
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Act it Out

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss racial stereotypes.  In this racial stereotypes lesson plan, students develop a character from information given to them on an index card.  Students give their character a race different from their own and write a...
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Pronunciation: Practicing Stress and Intonation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students improved pronunciation by focusing on the stress-time nature of spoken English.
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Articles with Uncountable Nouns

For Teachers 7th - 9th
For this grammar worksheet, students choose the appropriate articles, adjectives and/or adverbs to make ten sentences grammatically correct.
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Pronunciation: Practicing Stress and Intonation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice their pronunciation of their words and stressing certain words when speaking. They use sentences given to them by their teacher to practice.
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General Characteristics of Space Food

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine and list the characteristics of the variety of foods used in space travel. Using the internet, research the foods and discover what is used to make them. They present their information to the class using the descriptions...
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Circus

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Kids' Page worksheet, students read a short passage about the circus. Students then respond to 8 multiple choice questions and find 12 given words in the word search provided.
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Parts of the Body

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a quiz.  In this parts of the body lesson, 5th graders identify and illustrate body parts.  With a partner, students create a quiz on the terms used during the lesson. 
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The alphabet

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils write words that the teacher spells out orally. In this alphabet lesson plan, the teacher signs the words to music and the students write them down.
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Months of the Year

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice interviewing. In this months of the year lesson, students interview at least five adults working in their school to gather data on when their birthdays occur. Students create a master calendar for the school. 
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Favorite Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students discuss which activities they like and which they don't like. In this lesson about favorite activities, students discuss their favorite activities and which activities they dislike. The class conducts a survey to determine the...
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Talking about Food, Expressing Likes and Dislikes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore foods.  In this nutrition lesson, students chorally respond to questions about a kitchen PowerPoint, complete a Venn diagram about breakfast and lunch foods, and play a food Bingo game.
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Advice, Encouragement, Discouragement

For Teachers K - 12th
Students create a fitness schedule for a famous person.  In this advice, encourage, discourage lesson, students ask questions to determine the best fitness schedule for a person.  Students relate this activity to that of giving advice,...
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Location, Frequency, Likes, and Dislikes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students identify and write short sentences with likes and dislikes, frequency, and location. In this short sentences lesson plan, students read the sentences, identify what is asked, orally practice saying sentences, and then write...
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Day Three: Dear Diary

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students contrast an exchange student's house with their original home. In this home lesson, students listen to a diary entry written by an exchange student. They create a triptych miniature book and draw the differences between the...
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Charades

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students play a charades game to communicate what they like or don't like when they travel. In this travel lesson plan, students play the charades and then read and write sentences about a past traveling experience.
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Correspondence

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students write a pen pal letter to narrate a special event in the life of a young person in the TL culture. In this pen pal lesson plan, students read and respond to letters by their classmates.
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Creating Our Newspapers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students write newspaper articles in groups to form a class newspaper. In this newspaper lesson plan, students share their work with another group who critiques it.
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About Discussions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars exchange opinions, express feelings, and listen to presentations of others about an argument. For this discussion lesson plan, students learn how to listen and respond for an argument they intend to have.
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On the air! Interviews

For Teachers 4th - 7th
In this mock interview instructional activity, students view pictures of famous personalities and determine which of these personalities they would like to interview. Students follow the three step interview process and conduct a mock...
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VH1 Storytellers for Save the Music Starring Billy Joel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use a Billy Joel song to write a scenerio about it.
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Creating Family Trees

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students make presentations about families. They make family trees and present orally to the class.
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City Quiz

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this grammar worksheet, students answer 20 questions about the Central Library in Derby, UK. For example, "Which street is the Central Library on?"
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Which House? ESL Logic Puzzle

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this ESL logic puzzle worksheet, students determine which man lives in which house by applying the logic clues. They read the clues about the colors of the houses and what each man likes to drink as they make the determination.
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Phrasal Verbs With "Make"

For Students 6th - 7th
In this ESL phrasal verb worksheet, students read 10 sentences that have missing verbs. Students fill in each space with the verb "make" with one of the prepositions from the box.
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Can, Be Able To Worksheet

For Students 5th - 6th
In this ESL vocabulary worksheet, students read 12 sentences in which there is a missing phrase. Students fill each space with "can," "could," or "be able to."