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Organizing the Sections of Our Constitution

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young writers use the Iroquois Constitution as a model to help them organize their own class constitution in the seventh lesson of this unit. Using this historic text helps students better understand the structure of this type of...
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Organizing a Store

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
When provided with multiple objects, how many ways can the class organize and display them based on predetermined factors? Assist class members with a handy activity—theoretically teaching them concepts to understand periodic table...
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Organize Ideas in Informational Writing Using Headings

For Students 4th Standards
Can your fourth graders use headings to organize their ideas? Help them format their research papers with paragraphs and headings to break up different ideas. The eighth video in a series about informational text takes them through the...
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Organize an Informational Text

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
An organized outline is at the heart of a well-developed essay. Using a strategy of constructing boxes and bullets, your young writers will learn how to take the main points of their essay, add appropriate supporting details, and then to...
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Organize and Present Information

For Students 4th - 6th
In this organizing and presenting information worksheet, learners read a paragraph and examine a table before they respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the information.
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Organize and Sequence Events in a Narrative

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
After reading "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, middle schoolers respond to the text through a fictional narrative. An informative video starts out by reviewing the steps of the writing process. The narrator then walks the...
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Find Answers to Research Questions by Skimming Texts

For Students 4th Standards
Fourth-grade writers get the skinny on how to skim texts to find answers in the third of nine videos designed to support research reading and writing. Using a unit on Native Americans as the context, writers complete the second section...
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Planning Writing: Bullfrog Information Paragraph

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Lesson ten in this unit for the book Bullfrogs at Magnolia Circle, prepares third graders to begin writing an informational paragraph about the adaptations of bullfrogs. First, young writers work either independently or in pairs to...
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Discussion Guide for Heart of Darkness

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Reading and discussing Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is not for the faint of heart. The dark, ambiguous, and complex novel is one of the most frequently cited books on the AP Literature exam. The questions in this guide ask readers...
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Discussion Guide for Handmaid's Tale

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Great literature discussions are a consequence of carefully crafted questions, interpretative questions that permit more than one response, and responses supported by specific evidence from the text. The discussion questions in a guide...
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Organizing Properties

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Gain insight into how scientists group materials based on their properties, such as conductibility and malleability, with this informative and engaging video. First, molecules, atoms, substances, and elements are reviewed, then an...
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Organizational Patterns Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Ask your class to identify the organizational pattern of any informational text you are reading. The worksheet provides six different types with definitions that pupils can refer to as they read. They must identify the pattern and back...
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Organize an Argumentative Essay Using a Persuasion Map

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Try out a persuasion map to help your pupils plan their argumentative essays. The video models how to analyze the writing assignment, find useful details in previous notes, and write two topic sentences. Class members can follow along...
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Finding Resources: Organizing and Taking Notes

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders conduct research and make note of it. In this research skills lesson, 7th graders select questions to investigate and locate appropriate resources for research. Students take notes and organize those notes to prepare...
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Text Structure: Features and Organization

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Teach learners how to interact with both fiction and non-fiction text with a packet of activities and worksheets. After looking over text structure and the difference in text features between different types of writing, readers analyze...
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Analyzing Nonfiction Text Elements - Editorials

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Examine the text features of non-fiction. Start the lesson by reading editorial samples provided by their instructor and analyze the texts for word choice, details, and organization. An editorial example and graphic organizer are...
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Summarize Chunks of Text

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Authors, particularly authors of articles and other informational texts, organize their ideas into sections or chunks. Often, pupils will rush through a text or scan over it without really taking any of it in. Readers can deepen their...
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Plan Writing for an Informational Text

For Students 4th Standards
If you have a few minutes to spare in your informational text lesson, use a video about planning your writing. Helpful graphics, such as a KWL chart, and narration show fourth graders how to use a table of contents to write their...
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Writing to Explain: Gathering Details and Organizing Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th Standards
The first in a series of writing lessons included in a unit study of the Iroquois focuses on gathering information needed to craft a paragraph. Writers use the included four-square graphic organizer to record a topic sentence, details...
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Integrated Unit on Grammar and Writing

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Identify literary devices (alliteration, repetition, allusion, etc.) that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Middle schoolers go on to identify the literarcy devices Malcolm X used in "The Ballot or the...
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Sticky Note Discussions

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Scholars use sticky notes to increase reading comprehension. They read a book selection and stop periodically to place sticky notes on items they want to discuss. They then write a short note, summary, or question on the sticky note to...
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The 5 Types of Text Structure

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Developing an informational text is like designing a building—if the structure is weak, it will not stand. A language arts video provides an overview of the five types of text structure. A catchy song and specific examples help give a...
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An Introduction to Prahalad and Hamel’s Core Competence of the Corporation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you want to get ahead in business, is it better to foster collaboration between departments, or to allow specialists to work on their own projects? A short video introduces C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel's 1990 work, The Core Competence...
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Writing a Technical Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Synthesizing and analyzing information is an important skill for future adults to practice. With field trip Earth, they should choose a topic that interests them (or you could provide sample topics), obtain background information, and...

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