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Close Reading

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Melissa Davies - 11 months ago
Description
These documents take a bit of time to introduce, …
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Melissa Davies - 11 months ago
Description
These documents take a bit of time to introduce, but quickly become a staple for the English classroom. Based on research and various resources, I have put together a strategy to get students thinking and connecting with what they read. The guide helps to get students started with the concept of close reading, and the dialogue journal is to be used for longer works and/or works that cannot be written on. I recommend taking time to teach the subject-specific vocabulary and doing a guided practice of annotating. For the annotations, you can give a minimum number for the annotations themselves and/or the number of categories. To prepare for an essay, I have also directed students to have a certain number of annotations that can be used as evidence in their writing.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
close reading
text analysis
novel study
short story
poetry
critical thinking
Learning Standards
Competencies: Understand and appreciate how different forms, formats, structures, and features of texts reflect a variety of purposes, audiences, and messages; Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to analyze ideas within, between, and beyond texts; Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world; Evaluate how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact; Recognize an increasing range of text structures and how they contribute to meaning Content: Strategies and processes; Language features, structures, and conventions
Duration
15-45 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 23, 2020
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Core Competency Posters

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Classroom printable
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BCTF - 4 years ago
Description
The core competencies along with literacy and num…
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Classroom printable
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BCTF - 4 years ago
Description
The core competencies along with literacy and numeracy foundations and essential content and concepts are at the centre of the redesign of curriculum and assessment. Core competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning. Through provincial consultation, three core competencies were identified. Posters created by the BC Ministry of Education.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Applied Skills
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Français arts langagiers
Health and PE
Languages
Mathematics
Research
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
Communication
Thinking
Personal & Social Responsibility
Positive Personal & Cultural Identity
Personal Awareness & Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Creative Thinking
Critical Thinking
Ministry of Education
URLs
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies
Learning Standards
Core Competencies are embedded in all revised K-12 curricular areas.
Duration
N/A
Language
English
Date Created
May 16, 2017
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The Danger of a Single Story

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Richelle Johnston - 5 years ago
Description
In this lesson, secondary students grapple the to…
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Richelle Johnston - 5 years ago
Description
In this lesson, secondary students grapple the topic of multiculturalism and begin to form an understanding of the "Dangers of a Single Story." Lesson includes a Ted Talk film, journal, discussion questions, and a writing task.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Keywords
multiculturalism
critical thinking
URLs
https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story?language=en
Learning Standards
British Columbia Curriculum for English Language Arts (Grade 7,8,9) British Columbia DRAFT Curriculum for English Language Arts (Grade 10,11,12)
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 13, 2016
1 recommendation   468 downloads

EAL Lipsync Assignment

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Ryan Cho - 5 years ago
Description
An assignment where students create lip sync vide…
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Ryan Cho - 5 years ago
Description
An assignment where students create lip sync videos in order to study English pronunciation, vocabulary, and music.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
ELL
ESL
Learning Standards
Pronunciation, Vocabulary, English Language Comprehension
Duration
3 classes
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 21, 2016
1 recommendation   1401 downloads

Explain the Image

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Classroom printable
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Maria Vamvalis - 3 years ago
Description
In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by T…
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Classroom printable
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Maria Vamvalis - 3 years 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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How to write great questions

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Ocean School - École de l'Océan - 10 months ago
Description
Now can you ask the most powerful questions, in o…
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Ocean School - École de l'Océan - 10 months ago
Description
Now can you ask the most powerful questions, in order to unlock an even wider universe of knowledge? And why is the choosing of a simple word (like "How" or "Why") the key to your greatest quest and your greatest question? This activity walks students through creating questions, evaluating the quality of their questions and sets the scene for further research. We recommend that your child/student watch the linked video for the full educational experience. This activity is only one small part of Ocean School! Join for free today at www.oceanschool.ca. Ocean School is a free educational resource about the ocean, from Dalhousie University, Ingenium, and the National Film Board of Canada and is inquiry-based, FREE, entirely online, available in English and French, and for students in grades 5-9. Ocean School est disponible en français ici: https://ecoledelocean-xp.onf.ca
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Keywords
Inquiry-based learning
critical thinking
inquiry
distance learning
URLs
https://bit.ly/2WvD7bS
https://bit.ly/2WwMd8i
https://bit.ly/32qfzJj
Learning Standards
Ocean School activities align with BC (and other provincial) curriculums in multiple areas. Here are a handful of alignments for Grade 7: Critical Thinking English Language Arts: Comprehend and connect - Synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding, Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences. Arts Education: Exploring and creating: Intentionally select and apply materials, movements, technologies, environments, tools, and techniques by combining and arranging artistic elements, processes, and principles in art making.
Duration
60-120 min
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 17, 2020
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Intro to the Renaissance Through Art (ELL)

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Mr.Zed - 3 years ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to the Renaissanc…
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Mr.Zed - 3 years ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to the Renaissance by focusing on art history and important innovations in the art world. Students learn to define a variety of art terms associated with the Renaissance and the Middle Ages and engage with the concept of visual symbolism. Students work towards writing a structured, descriptive paragraph outlining their own imagined symbolic Renaissance Portrait. By using writing planners and scaffolds, students write how they use symbolism to represent 5 of their personality traits in their Renaissance-inspired portrait. This lesson was originally designed for use in a Humanities 8 class (with scaffolding for ELL students). This lesson could be adapted for use in a variety of Art, Social Studies, English, and ELL contexts.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Renaissance
Art history
descriptive paragraph
symbolism
humanities
ELL
paragraph writing
Duration
70 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 29, 2017
3 recommendations   770 downloads

Justice Not Charity Lesson Plan

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Ryan Cho - 6 years ago
Description
Introduce some poverty facts about BC, and get th…
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Ryan Cho - 6 years ago
Description
Introduce some poverty facts about BC, and get the class involved in the following activity to demonstrate inequality.
Subject
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Economics
Keywords
Poverty
Justice
Charity
Learning Standards
- To learn and think critically about the issues of poverty and homelessness, including inequality in a local and provincial context. - To look at long term, concrete ways to work toward more equitable distribution and the elimination of poverty
Duration
75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 28, 2015
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Miss. Casella's Classroom

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Gina Casella - 4 years ago
Description
Welcome to Miss. Casella's Classroom! This is i…
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Gina Casella - 4 years ago
Description
Welcome to Miss. Casella's Classroom! This is intended to provide free math and literacy lessons, as well as, to have an ongoing conversation with like-minded people. Emphasis is placed on social emotional learning, mystery, creativity, and imagination. Strongly, as a public educator, I feel these elements help to evoke independent critical thinking skills, while opening a gateway to optimism. Personally, I love philosophical metacognitive conversations. Inside all of us, there is a child. Let that child play. Fully, I support play-based learning/inquiry-based learning at all levels of learning. In these environments, people thrive by having the opportunity to do their own thinking, reaching their own conclusions independently or in a group. Centers, give way to incorporate the multiple intelligences and differentiated learning. Is it farfetched to believe Big Foot exists? Do fairies really exist? Why you ask? Well...why not! Dinosaurs once ruled this planet.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Mathematics
Keywords
social-emotional learning
math
literacy
critical thinking
imagination
multiple intelligences
differentiated learning
URLs
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVa1C4QXhBo9BaX6BaOZYog
Learning Standards
-Social-emotional learning; critical thinking
Duration
30 minutes-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 16, 2016
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Miss. Casella's Classroom: A Terrible Thing Happened

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Gina Casella - 4 years ago
Description
Most viewed on Miss Casella's Classroom. Sherman …
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Gina Casella - 4 years ago
Description
Most viewed on Miss Casella's Classroom. Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. We the readers are not informed of what it was. This story is gently told and illustrated. It is a call-out to reinforce how negative emotions manifest inside of us. Violent acts, don't always have to be stereotype examples involving people. Violence includes natural disasters, like floods or hurricanes. A car accident or a fire are other examples. Please know, we are all wearing the ruby slippers. We all have the power within ourselves to move forward in our lives. No, it isn't always easy. Remember, taking the first step, in anything, is the hardest step. Talk to someone today!
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
at risk students
social-emotional learning
critical thinking
violence
gangs
URLs
https://youtu.be/mcX6vq4VOQM
Learning Standards
Social-emotional learning; critical thinking
Duration
30 minutes-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 16, 2016
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Renting it Right - Preparing Students to Rent After Graduation

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TRAC Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre - 5 years ago
Description
A free online course created by TRAC Tenant Resou…
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Submitted By
TRAC Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre - 5 years ago
Description
A free online course created by TRAC Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and the Justice Education Society. Designed for first-time renters, the course covers both practical and legal topics to consider before deciding to rent. Students can complete activities such as creating a budget, thinking about their housing needs, preparing a list of references, writing a cover letter and pet resume, and ordering a credit report. The course is video-based, and sections can be viewed in any order. Students who complete the course and pass the final exam earn a certificate that can be presented to landlords when they apply for tenancy. By completing the course, students will be better equipped to find rental housing and succeed in their tenancies. Core skills, such as financial literacy, smart decision making, effective communication, and problem solving are a key focus of the material.
Subject
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Social Studies
Economics
Law
Keywords
Financial Literacy
Life Skills
Residential Tenancy Law
Communication
Budgeting
Housing
Contracts
URLs
http://www.rentingitright.ca/
Learning Standards
Online videos, activities, worksheets, and a final exam.
Duration
30 minutes- 5 hours
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 23, 2016
2 recommendations   819 downloads

You Can Make a Difference

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Worksheet
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BCSPCA - 6 years ago
Description
You Can Make a Difference includes lesson plans f…
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Worksheet
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BCSPCA - 6 years ago
Description
You Can Make a Difference includes lesson plans for seven projects students can do to take action for animal. Projects include speeches, presentations, displays, posters, petitions, letters, videos/skits and fundraisers. Each is outlined in a lesson format for teachers and worksheet/tip sheets for the students. Developing skills in responsible advocacy will give students confidence to make changes for causes in which they believe.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
social responsibility
letter writing
speech writing
posters
critical thinking
media
video project
URLs
https://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/leaders-in-our-field/professional-resources/for-teachers/
Learning Standards
English Language Arts - grades 6, 7 Social Studies - grades 6, 7 Visual Arts - grade 6, 7
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 16, 2015

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