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Handout
Conneticut Department of Education

Instructional Strategies That Facilitate Learning Across Content Areas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine 28 instructional strategies, appropriate for all subject areas and all grade levels. Directed Reading-Thinking Activities (DRTA), Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) activities, KWL charts, comparison matrixes, classification...
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Lesson Plan
NASA

Biology Training Conclusion

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Gravity is just one consideration when determining human habitability on a new planet. The lesson connects four different units and starts with connecting the various systems: planetary systems, human body systems, etc. After scholars...
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Study Guide
Penguin Books

A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac has enjoyed popularity since its debut in 1897 due in large part to the themes it addresses. Instructors planning on using the play with their classes will find much to like in this teaching guide. The...
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Professional Doc
National Science Teachers Association

Using Concept Maps in the Science Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A good concept map requires high thought processes. This makes it a great tool for teaching and evaluating your pupils. A helpful article describes a great approach for teaching young scholars the art of concept map building and how best...
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Organizer
PBS

Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
Make the thought process visible with a handy concept map organizer. As learners develop their main ideas in research, writing, or creative development, they can add details and like ideas to the worksheet as needed.
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Lesson Plan
Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment

Concept Muraling

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Concept muraling helps learners improve their comprehension of a text by giving them a way to organize their understanding of the key concepts in that text. Introduce readers to this process with a carefully scaffolded lesson that models...
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Organizer
ReadWriteThink

Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
When you think of one topic, related ideas and details invariably follow. That's concept mapping! Jot down ideas with a straightforward graphic organizer that works both electronically and as a printed resource.
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Organizer
Scholastic

Organization Outline

For Students K - 12th
Forming a strong organizational outline is important when reading a complex text, writing an informative essay, or analyzing a complicated problem. Use a straightforward organization outline to teach learners about concept mapping.
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Assessment
Sunburst Visual Media

Clouds

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Support science instruction with a combination of engaging activities and skills-based worksheets that focus on clouds. Learners take part in grand discussions, write an acrostic poem, complete graphic organizers, solve word puzzles, and...
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Lesson Plan
ReadWriteThink

Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Everyone deserves to read a great book! Here, pupils write a persuasive letter to the school's librarian detailing their favorite story and why it should be found on the shelves. Class members' persuasive reading passages are shared with...
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Organizer
Lrymple Secondary College

Plate Boundary

For Students 6th - 8th
Scholars examine diagrams and complete a concept map to discover key details about convergent, divergent, and transform plate boundaries.  
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Organizer
Do2Learn

Organizer Tree

For Students Pre-K - 12th
Help your pupils organize their thoughts, gain a greater understanding of a topic by laying it out clearly, or plan for writing with this graphic organizer. Learners can write in three larger topics and then two subtopics for each.
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Lesson Plan
NASA

Mystery Planet

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
What can one learn about a planet based on a small surface sample? Learners will explore artifacts from a mystery planet and see what they can determine about the planet based on the evidence in front of them. 
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PPT
Curated OER

The Personal Concept Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th
There are lots of details that make you who you are! Illustrate what those details are with a personal concept map project. After learners view a step-by-step presentation, the follow a rubric to complete a concept map about themselves.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Science Concept Maps

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A collection of concept maps has some terms filled in and others left blank for young scientists to fill in. This library can provide you with many pop quizzes for all of your middle to high school science curriculum. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

A Visit to Hogwarts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students collaborate in groups to read excerpts or entire selections from two Harry Potter books, use educational software to create concept maps detailing similarities and differences between first two Harry Potter books, and analyze...
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Organizer
Do2Learn

Brainstorming Map Array

For Students 3rd - 12th
Getting ideas down on paper is often the first step when starting a project or new unit of study. Try out this straightforward brainstorming map with your class. Learners write in a topic and use the six bubbles that branch out of the...
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Organizer
Do2Learn

Brainstorming Map Clusters

For Students 3rd - 12th
Get your class thinking with a graphic organizer made for brainstorming. Pupils note down a topic in the middle and then branch out to write down more ideas in each of the three circles that form the cluster around the topic.
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Printables
Teacher Printables

Concept Map

For Teachers K - 8th
Prepare your class for a unit by introducing them to the main ideas and topic that will be covered. While you explain the concepts, have your class fill out this graphic organizer, which provides space to write in a topic and six related...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Esperanza Rising: Lesson 2

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore adversity. In this summarizing lesson plan students compare their culture to the Hispanic culture. Students reflect on a time they were met with adversity. Students summarize Chapter 1 of Esperanza Rising.
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Organizer
Curated OER

Weather Adjectives

For Students 2nd - 4th
How would you describe that twisting, powerful, destructive, ferocious tornado? Have your scholars analyze a tornado using adjectives: students write six adjectives on a graphic organizer, and then use each in a sentence below. This...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Using Color as a Pre-Writing Tool

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
To better understand how to compose a clear and well-organized paper, learners read short passages, write summaries, and make colored graphic organizers. This is a fully developed three-day lesson with suggested assessments.
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Organizer
Curated OER

Taxonomy Concept Map

For Students 6th - 9th
Reinforce learners' knowledge of scientific taxonomy with a helpful concept map worksheet. Using a word bank, young biologists fill in the blanks to complete the description of organism classification.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Logical Relationship of Postulates & Theorems

For Students 10th - 12th
In this postulates and theorems worksheet, students explore a concept map containing information about angles and sides, alternate interior angles, and diagonals of a parallelogram.  They use the concept map to prove theorems dealing...