Active Reading, Looking For and Appreciating the Multiple “Sides” to Any Idea
Students learn more about Mitosis through the reading of an article about caffeine possible being able to cure cancer.
Earlier this week, a student asked me if the final project can include a movie or a play, and I told him I would think about how we can include that option in the final project. After musing upon it, I decided that it might be a good idea to work with the class to design a project. This way, their voices will be heard and they will be given the options that they want—not just ones that I imagine would be good for them.
As a writer, to get an audience, you must hook an audience. This lesson (adapted from Nancy Atwell) examines four different ways to begin a personal narrative.
The students in this class are learning how to present information in front of the class on specific subject matter. This teaching of this lesson will commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, so they will learn about a historical event and employ necessary skills to present information on the hurricane to the class. Therefore, they will become familiar with presenting and communicating on a variety of historical topics. All classroom discussion and written notes will be done in Spanish. This lesson is meant to last for 90-minute class period, with the presentations to be presented on the next day.