Draw three-dimensional figures on two-dimensional isometric dot paper. Try holding the cubes in different orientations so you can see the possibilities in both the three-dimensional "real world" and the two-dimensional representations on paper.
Read the project description for students creating a children’s storybook. Analyze the text based on five elements (describe task, achieve authenticity, establish criteria, clarify strategies, communicate rubric).
Observe a veteran teacher and her fourth-graders in a mini-lesson on adding detail to narrative writing. Consider the purpose and effectiveness of each part of the lesson and compare your observations with those of another teacher.
Read descriptions of two different classrooms. Identify which of the guidelines for creating a positive writing environment are best represented in each example and compare your answers to samples answers provided.
Determine your standards (logic, creativity, structure, etc.) when assessing student writing. Evaluate three essays using an analytic or holistic rubric and see how your standards compare with your peers.
Build a bridge between two disciplines by identifying a connecting concept, or idea that has value in both disciplines. Complete the structure by adding instructional activities that build students' understanding of the concept, within and across disciplines.
Curate a museum exhibit centered on the theme of "Conflicts in American History." Select artifacts, letters, paintings and other items, and then write descriptions of the items that tie them to the larger theme. View and print final compiled exhibit.