In this activity, read a short text several times with a different purpose for each reading, making annotations that reflect important ideas, questions, confusions, key vocabulary, and overall understandings.
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.
American History, Area Studies/Geography, Cultural Studies, History, Social Studies and History
This activity features a short text related to the topic of economics in each of the four disciplines — science, mathematics, English, and history — with questions to assess learning about each text. The goal is to experience the different text types and specialized literacy practices required to make sense of the ideas presented, which students must do each school day.
Economics, Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies and History
A well-organized classroom supported by purposeful reading routines helps children develop their literacy skills. Explore a classroom environment and observe the effective use of classroom space and related routines.
Students have to calculate the optimal number of bass and carp that a pond can support. They determine and graph information about feeding and breeding areas and solve an algebraic equation to get optimal numbers.