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Lesson Plan Topic: Fake News

Lesson Plan Topic: Fake News Objective: Students will evaluate news resources in order to properly identify reliable sources of information. Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 **Standards retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org Preface/Teacher Notes: Fake news has been a hot button issue for the last few weeks, when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg came under fire for, in the opinion […]

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Lesson Plan Topic: Thanksgiving

Lesson Plan Topic: Thanksgiving. Objective: Students will research the history and traditions of Thanksgiving; Students will be able to present their findings to the class and compare/contrast early Thanksgiving traditions to their own family traditions. Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 **Standards retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org Preface/Teacher Notes: Teachers! We need the help of your students! Visitors from […]

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Lesson Plan Topic: 2016 Election

Lesson Plan Topic: 2016 Election. Objective: Students will research presidential candidates and their policies; Students will be able to identify where each candidate stands on certain issues; Students will present findings in a mock campaign to the class. Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.8; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1.b; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2.d; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8 **Standards retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org Preface/Teacher Notes: With only days to […]

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Lesson Plan Topic: Conventions of Gothic Literature.

Lesson Plan Topic: Conventions of Gothic Literature. Objective: Students will be able to identify conventions of Gothic Literature; Recognize conventions in classic gothic pieces; Make connections between stories and convention similarities; Apply conventions of Gothic Literature when creating an original Gothic Literature piece. Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.7 **Standards retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org Preface/Teacher Notes: It […]

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Choosito! and Quick Key partner to deliver curated, personalized learning content based on quizzes and quiz results.

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (October 20, 2016) Choosito! Inc., curator of open Web content for learning and National Science Foundation Business Innovation Award winner, and Quick Key, maker of mobile assessment software, have partnered to offer students personalized learning content based on quizzes and other data. Choosito! wants to better-understand the needs of students who search its […]

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Need an Alternative to Google’s Reading Filter?

It was May of 2015, and The Internet was up in arms. It wasn’t because of a casting decision for some superhero blockbuster. It had nothing to do with a Kardashian. It wasn’t even a gaffe by a politician. No, this controversy had to do with one of Google’s Advanced Search filters – the search […]

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