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  • GENERAL
    • Clear the Cobwebs!
      Submitted by Pam Gregory
      This lesson provides a fun way for students to brush up on material after a weekend or before a test. (Grades K-12)

       

    • Reading Without Seeing: Louis Braille and the Braille Alphabet
      Submitted by VaReane Heese
      In this lesson, students explore the Braille alphabet and the contributions Louis Braille made to society. (Grades 3-6, 6-8, 9-12)

       

    • It's a Puzzle!
      Submitted by Heidi Slavin
      Students put together puzzles created from pictures of items related to current courses of study. (Grades 6-8)

       

    • The Classroom Egg Hunt
      Submitted by Judith Rohlf
      Students work together to find paper or cardboard "eggs" hidden in the classroom. Although originally designed for ESL students, this activity may be used in language arts or easily adapted to foreign language classes. (Grades K-2, 3-5)

       

    • Louis Braille, Everyday Hero
      Submitted by VaReane Heese
      In this lesson, students explore the Braille alphabet and the contributions Louis Braille made to society. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

     

    GIFTED & TALENTED
    • What's Happening?
      Submitted by Debbie Brown
      Students play a grammar game in which they practice using verbs and adverbs. Younger students can play the game to learn to identify verbs and adverbs in English. Older students might play the game to practice using verbs and adverbs in a foreign language. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

     

    LANGUAGE ARTS
    • "The Giving Tree Gives"
      Submitted by Theresa Santiago
      This lesson is a language arts activity that helps Pre- Kindergarten to grade two children, Special Ed students, and Bilingual (LEP) children learn about poetry and science. (Grades Pre-K, K-2)

       

    • What's All the Fuss About Harry Potter?
      Submitted by Brenda McPherson-Fry
      Students discuss what makes the Harry Potter books popular and/or controversial, create a questionnaire to learn why Harry Potter fans find the books fascinating, practice online writing skills by sending e-mail messages to friends who are Harry Potter fans, and write a screenplay based on a selected chapter of a Harry Potter book. (Grades 6-8)

       

    • Oy!
      Submitted by Jean Napier-Faeih
      A lesson on the dipthong 'oi. (Grades K-2, 3-5)

    MATHEMATICS
    • Yummy Gummy Subtraction
      Submitted by Tori Ledlow
      Tori Ledlow, who teaches at Pinson (Alabama) Elementary School, submitted this weeks yummy hands-on lesson, in which gummy bears are used to teach simple subtraction. (Grades PreK-2)

       

    • Domino Math
      Submitted by Gwen Hogue
      By making dominoes with different combinations of addition and multiplication problems, students will use a familiar game to learn math skills. Students will build skills in math by matching the answers. (Grades 3-5)

       

    • Introduction to Fractions
      Submitted by Mimi Weitz
      This is a lesson I use to introduce fractions to learning disabled students. It can also be used for younger grades. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

     

     

    SCIENCE
    • "The Giving Tree Gives"
      Theresa Santiago
      This lesson is a language arts activity that helps Pre- Kindergarten to grade two children, Special Ed students, and Bilingual (LEP) children learn about poetry and science. (Grades Pre-K, K-2)

       

    • Bug - O
      Submitted by Sue Palkendo
      Students will learn about different kinds of bugs by constructing their own game sheet. After playing the Bug - O game, they will prepare "Bug" snacks. (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8)