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The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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K
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5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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Activity
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Classroom printables
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K
1
2
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4
5
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and reproduction in all organisms cycles through the ecosystem and Earth processes. All life needs certain matter in order to stay alive. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, and water; oxygen for many but not all animals; and carbon dioxide for plants, to name a few kinds of matter.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Ecology
Recycling
Decomposers
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_DetectiveSheet_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_GuidedImagery_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
To understand, through guided visualization (part 1) and hands-on investigations (part 2), how matter cycles through an ecosystem. To gain an understanding of decomposition, a community of forest recyclers, and the critical role decomposers play in the food web and the cycling of matter.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

Designing a Resilient Community by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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Activity
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Other
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which studen…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which students assess their community's ability to respond to crises and develop ideas for making it more resilient. Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community's ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Place-based Education
Experiential Education
Climate Change
Project-based Learning
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/shared_files/CEL_Designing_Resilient_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/designing-resilient-community
Duration
50-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
0 recommendations   297 downloads

Digital Scavenger Hunt

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8
9
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12
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B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - one year ago
Description
Students complete a scavenger hunt where they tak…
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Activity
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8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - one year ago
Description
Students complete a scavenger hunt where they take photos of the literary items to be found and compile them using Animoto.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Keywords
poetry
literary devices
Duration
75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 4, 2018
1 recommendation   106 downloads

ELL Supports for the Music Classroom

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Activity
Journal Article
Other
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Jacqueline Bolster - one year ago
Description
Two resources that can be used for the Music clas…
Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Other
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Jacqueline Bolster - one year ago
Description
Two resources that can be used for the Music classroom that includes ELL Students. Resource 1 is a journal article from Kristen Lems entitled "Using Music in the Adult ESL Classroom" This article outlines ELL friendly activities that incorporate music to further understanding of sentence structure and grammar. Resource 2 is a video of a live performance of Hamilton: An American Musical. This video can be used in conjunction with a unit on musical genre, or musical theatre. Storyline of the show is presented in a slow, understandable delivery benefitting ELL students. Storyline is altered to present narrative of American History through immigrants, and people of colour, providing relevance to immigrant students in the classroom.
Subject
Arts Education
Music
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
URLs
https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED459634.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ECzlMYRKLg
Learning Standards
Explore Musical ideas by combining genres and styles Document, share, and appreciate musical works and experiences in a variety of contexts Contribute personal voice, cultural identity, and perspective in musical study and performance Make connections with others on a local, regional, and global scale through music
Duration
Adaptable
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 26, 2018
1 recommendation  

En'owkin: What It Means to a Sustainable Community by Jeannette Armstrong

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Activity
Journal Article
Online Journal
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
En'owkin, a word that comes from the high languag…
Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Online Journal
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
En'owkin, a word that comes from the high language of the Okanagan people, provides a foundation for sustainable living. This is an article written by Jeannette Armstrong, teaching us about "What it Means to be a Sustainable Community."
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Keywords
First Nations Perspectives
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Aboriginal Ways of Knowing
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/article/enowkin-what-it-means-sustainable-community
Duration
60-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Environmental Science Draft Ideas

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Other
Grade Level
8
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12
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MacKenzie Bouchard - one year ago
Description
This document contains tips and tricks for teachi…
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Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
8
9
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11
12
Submitted By
MacKenzie Bouchard - one year ago
Description
This document contains tips and tricks for teaching the newly proposed Environmental Science coursework that will be implemented with the BC Draft Curriculum in the near future. My goal was to provide teaching strategies, assessment suggestions, field trip opportunities, and classroom ideas that are student led learning opportunities. In this document, you will NOT find worksheets or seat work. My hope was to provide invigorating ideas involving Environmental Science that will spark debate and critical thinking in your classroom. This document may be used or adapted for any science class. This was done as a Teach BC Assignment for my education coursework with the UNBC Education Program. I hope you enjoy it!
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Teaching Strategies
Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Curriculum
Learning
Keywords
Biology
Wetland
Draft Curriculum
New Curriculum
Learning Standards
This document intends to aid teachers in their unit planning for the new Draft Environmental Science 11 and 12 coursework. Included in the article are means for implementing the values of the new curriculum into any science classroom, means for assessment (mainly formative, but could also be used for summative), as well as different methods for teaching the course material, and an included slide show and lesson plan. This was done as an assignment for my UNBC Education Program coursework. I hope you enjoy it!
Duration
15-80 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 23, 2018
1 recommendation   422 downloads

Explain the Image

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5
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Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
Description
In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by T…
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Assessment
Classroom printables
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5
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Submitted By
Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
Description
In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by The Critical Thinking Consortium (www.tc2.ca) students use visual clues to explain images. They develop an understanding of the importance of making plausible inferences about an image in order to gather information about a historical or contemporary situation or place. It includes instructional suggestions for teachers (learn about the strategy, practicing the strategy, independent student activities) and resources for students (data chart, rating scale, student guide, samples and self-assessment rubric). An additional 80 Tools for Thought lessons are available to either individual members of Partner schools, boards and/or districts.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Learning (ELL)
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Research
Keywords
visual literacy
critical thinking
inferences
images
media literacy
visual analysis
URLs
https://tc2.ca/en/creative-collaborative-critical-thinking/resources/t4t-tools-for-thought/
Learning Standards
- visual literacy - plausible inferencing - visual analysis - differentiating between observations and inferences - inquiry-based learning
Duration
Adaptable - 30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 19, 2017
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Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Elementary Resources

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4
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and S…
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Activity
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Unit Plan
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4
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and Secondary Curriculum Resources are based on the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future, by Green Fire Productions, and can be used to engage students on an inquiry-based, educational journey through the Great Bear Sea. The Great Bear Sea is a new name given to the North Coast of British Columbia (BC), an area that extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of British Columbia’s coast is one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Stories
Marine Conservation
Sustainable Resource Management
Biodiversity
Marine Stewardship
Experiential Science
URLs
http://www.greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Elementary-2017.pdf
http://www.greatbearsea.net
Learning Standards
All resources are connected to the revised BC curriculum and include lesson plans, supplementary resources and film clips to support classroom learning.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
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Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Secondary Environmental Science

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Activity
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Unit Plan
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11
12
Submitted By
Heidi Lessman - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Secondary Curric…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Heidi Lessman - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Secondary Curriculum Resources are based on the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future, by Green Fire Productions, and can be used to engage students on an inquiry-based, educational journey through the Great Bear Sea. The Great Bear Sea is a new name given to the North Coast of British Columbia (BC), an area that extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of British Columbia’s coast is one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Education
Sustainable Resource Management
Marine Stewardship
Traditional and Local Knowledge
Biodiversity
Collaborative Science
URLs
http://greatbearsea.net/
http://greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Secondary-Environmental-Science-2017.pdf
http://greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Secondary-Social-Studies-2017.pdf
Learning Standards
All resources are connected to the revised BC curriculum and include lesson plans, supplementary resources and film clips to support classroom learning.
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
2 recommendations   355 downloads

'Green Reads' and Springboard Activities for Children - Book List 1

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pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children …
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pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children Book List 1' was developed through the casting of a large net, taking into consideration suggestions from the BCTF PSA groups (2015, 2016), my fine colleagues at DLG and Champlain Annex in Vancouver, literary reviews on the web, and the Vancouver and Delta libraries, as well as parents and children. These 13 books are my personal outdoor education / spiritual "gems".
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
environmental learning
place based learning
green literature
science observation skills
identity and awareness
Learning Standards
A 'Book List' with suggested Springboard Activities that flow out of the reading of a "green" literature. Each book is quickly reviewed by its special features of both language and perspective. Suggested follow-up activities and related reads are listed. This Book List and was compiled over several years as part of a BCTF Inquiry Project with TELA and EEPSA members.
Duration
30 to 60 minutes for each Read-Aloud and follow-up literary or outdoor education experience
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 22, 2018
0 recommendations   239 downloads

Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
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Other
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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provides a unique way for students to look at the life cycle of a worm up close as well as investigate how the worm works to support a healthy environment. It lends several ideas for Cross-Curricular activities including ELA, SS, PE, Applied Skills and Design and more.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
Classroom Science Activity
Class pets
Applied Skills and Design
Learning Standards
This activity meets several of the new Core Competencies, though mostly focuses on Personal and Social Awareness.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 13, 2018
2 recommendations   673 downloads

Making Our Ancestors Proud

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Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 5 years ago
Description
Storytelling is a favorite way to develop persona…
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Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 5 years ago
Description
Storytelling is a favorite way to develop personal and social responsibility. Stories teach by attraction rather than by compulsion. They invite rather than impose. Stories capture the imagination and stir strong feelings. Stories give hope and encouragement. They stir minds to think about other ideas and choices that are possible. The personal and social responsibility characteristics that form the basis of this unit are based on the Gitxsan understanding of seven foundation traits — the “seven Grandfathers shown on seven stones.”
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
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Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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4
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8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
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8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploration and discovery, encouraging an inquiry mindset in students that helps establish a community of curious, active learners. Students gain tools to explore the natural world—and are inspired to discover and attempt to explain the abundant nature mysteries that surround us. NSI works well at the start of a field experience, to get students excited about nature mysteries.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Ecosystem
Place-based Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NSI-Nature-Scene-Investigators-2.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/nsi-nature-scene-investigators-2/
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
0 recommendations   1768 downloads

Our Animal Neighbours

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Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
Submitted By
FNESC - 5 years ago
Description
In this unit, students will learn to identify how…
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Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
Submitted By
FNESC - 5 years ago
Description
In this unit, students will learn to identify how animals were and continue to be relied upon and an important part of the lives of First Peoples — furs and skins for clothing and shelter, meat for food, bone and antler for tools and weapons, etc. Sharing stories and teachings from various First Peoples of the province of British Columbia will shed light on the diversity of the peoples, as well as a range of concepts in understanding the important role animals played in the beliefs, traditions and lives of the peoples. The resources used in this unit represent a variety of regions, including the Northwest Coast, Shuswap (Secwepemc), and Nunavut (Inuit), and the relevance of different animals in each location. To supplement these resources, teachers are encouraged to look for relevant oral and printed texts from the local region.
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Science
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
2 recommendations   591 downloads

Pop Music Inquiry project for Modern Languages - French, Spanish, Immersion, etc.

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Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) - 5 years ago
Description
I created this project during my practicum, and a…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
7
8
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Adult
Submitted By
BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) - 5 years ago
Description
I created this project during my practicum, and adapted it to both French Immersion 8 and Core French 11. A few years later a colleague adapted it for Spanish 10. I'm uploading it to share with others on behalf of my Professional Specialist Association: the BCATML. Please join us! www.bcatml.org
Subject
Arts Education
Music
English Language Arts
Français arts langagiers
Languages
Cantonese
French
Italian
Japanese
Punjabi
Spanish
Keywords
music
poetry
language
french
lyrics
URLs
http://mmejarvis.weebly.com
https://web.cortland.edu/flteach/civ/cultur/cultur.htm
http://www.bcatml.org
Learning Standards
• recognize known French and cognates in new contexts • listen to and practise pronunciation of the written word • group new items into categories that are personally meaningful • continue to record new vocabulary and phrases • recognize and use common patterns • adjust the message in order to use known expressions and vocabulary (presentation) • use word webbing charts, tables, and other graphic organizers to support oral and written expression • reflect on learning by recording personal goals, successful strategies, and new vocabulary and phrases • recognize and use common patterns • listen, view, or read selectively to focus on key information • tolerate ambiguity of meaning when unable to understand fully • transfer and adapt known structures to convey meaning in new contexts • plan ahead for communicative activities by anticipating language and resources needed • take risks with the language to extend language boundaries • use a variety of reference materials, including dictionaries, for comprehension and production • set personal goals in language skills and monitor their progress • make personal notes to use as a reference for oral and written productions • actively review common, useful expressions and patterns to refine communication • self-monitor and correct recurring or significant errors in communication • negotiate meaning by using questions in French and other techniques for clarification • summarize information in oral, graphic, and written form • use dictionaries, grammars, and other reference materials for clarity of comprehension and expression • seek out and create practice opportunities in and out of the classroom (IDEA: go to a concert, invite someone to perform, or go on a field trip to present a few songs to younger classes, maybe core french 11 students present to Immersion french 8 students)
Duration
Multi-week unit (parts can be adapted for a few lessons)
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 18, 2014
0 recommendations   212 downloads

Portrait Inspired Creative Writing

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8
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Adult
Submitted By
B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - one year ago
Description
Students complete a creative writing assignment i…
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Activity
Assessment
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - one year ago
Description
Students complete a creative writing assignment inspired by portraits from the "Humans of New York" website. They will write a first person narrative, and complete a partnered revision process to improve their writing before submitting a final draft.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Keywords
creative writing
revision
URLs
http://www.humansofnewyork.com/
Duration
2-3 lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 26, 2018
1 recommendation   1767 downloads

The Power of Stories

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Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 5 years ago
Description
The Elders teach that balance comes from trusting…
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Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 5 years ago
Description
The Elders teach that balance comes from trusting one’s intuition and one’s reason. Hear with open ears. See with clear eyes and a good heart. The Elders teach that a person is responsible for all the choices they make. Discuss the areas in the young lives where they can make positive choices for themselves.
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
0 recommendations   80 downloads

Story Extension (Creative write)

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Activity
Assessment
Grade Level
8
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10
Submitted By
B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - one year ago
Description
Following reading and analysis of "The Secret Lif…
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Activity
Assessment
Grade Level
8
9
10
Submitted By
B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - one year ago
Description
Following reading and analysis of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber, students write an extension to the story - one additional daydream!
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Keywords
creative writing
short stories
extension
URLs
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1939/03/18/the-secret-life-of-walter-james-thurber
Duration
75-90
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 26, 2018
1 recommendation   105 downloads

Théâtre de création

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Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Yanick Auer - 2 years ago
Description
Création de courtes scènes de théâtre en partant …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Yanick Auer - 2 years ago
Description
Création de courtes scènes de théâtre en partant d'improvisations qui seront "préparées". En équipe de trois: deux interprètes et un coach.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Drama
Languages
Keywords
Improvisation
Duration
80 minutes
Language
French
Date Created
Nov 12, 2017

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