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Quick Newspaper Activities

November 28, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

To jump-start creativity, keep a supply of old newspapers on hand. For information processing and communication exercises, students can write new captions for photos, draw new pictures to go with articles, or write new headlines for articles.

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Book Review: Teen Bill of Responsibilities: A Rights & Responsibilities Workbook for Guys & Girls, by Stephen Smoke

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0
Teen Bill of Responsibilities

Perhaps responsibility isn’t exactly running rampant these days, if twice in the same day I read a quote from the Spiderman movie, “With great power comes great responsibility.” The second reference comes from the introduction to Stephen Smoke’s new book – Teen Bill of Responsibilities: A Rights & Responsibilities Workbook for Guys & Girls.

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My Own Self

October 28, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Have students create a short auto-biographical essay or list of personal facts, then decorate it with a photo and a fingerprint. You can guarantee that no two will be the same.

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Sequencing

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Recognizing the order of events not only helps in reading comprehension with stories or historical events, but also provides a foundation for breaking large tasks into manageable pieces that must go together in proper order. This exercise pairs students who will do the preparation work for you.

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A Good Day

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Using “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” to inspire students to write.

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Where Were You When…?

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Have students interview their parents about certain historical events, taking notes about where they were and what they remember, to share later with the class.

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Charlotte’s Web Activites

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 2

The classic childrens novel by E.B. White opens a world of possibilities for classroom projects and lesson plans. Full of themes involving friendship, loyalty, farm animals, this list goes on and on. In fact, we have a rather long list, submitted by another one of the dedicated T2T contributors. While these ideas aren’t complete lesson plans, we know a little creativity can go a long way.

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Writing: Where Is It?

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Submitted by T2T Contributor, Lee Robbins Objective: Students will improve in their ability to describe place and location in their writing. Resources: Numbered small paper […]

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Résumé Writing

October 25, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If you sense the Web is one big ego trip, it would follow there would be lots of resumes, and resumes there are. So if you need a good computer, business or English class project with real-world applications, or want to turn students loose on a mission on the Web, have them research and write resumes. And for teachers, it never hurts to have a current resume on file. You may not need it for a new job, but it can be timely and impressive at evaluation time.