PLANS> Teacher Lesson Plans Vol. 5, Issue 42

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Education World Lessons Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 42
October 22, 2003


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Celebrate Halloween in the Classroom in "Spook-tacular" Fashion
You will find many lessons and activity ideas in this week's special 
holiday archive. The five lessons below provide just a sampling of 
what's in store.
* Historical Figure Day, a Halloween alternative.
* Scare up a humorous poem or epitaph.
* Have you tried the popular Monster Exchange Project?
* A dozen candy-coated activities.
* Add webs (discussion webs, that is) to your classroom repertoire.  
PLUS -- many more Halloween lesson plans!


Writing Bug: A Halloween to Remember
I turned and ran down the street. My Halloween candy went flying in 
every direction. You will never believe what had just happened to 

Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plan: Team Up for Sports Marketing
VaReane Heese, who teaches at Springfield Elementary School in Omaha, 
Nebraska, submitted this week's lesson in which students choose a 
sport and promote a real or imaginary team by creating press releases, 
business cards, and ads or commercials.

5-Minute Fillers: Volume 12
Quick activities for those moments when you have 5 or 10 minutes to 

Internet Scavenger Hunt: 100 Years of World Series History
What do you know about the World Series?

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Social Science, and History work sheets!


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Strategies That Work: Book Reports
Book reports are a classroom staple. That doesn't mean they have to be 
the boring exercises we remember as students, though. Creative 
teachers have added many twists to the old book report formats -- 
twists that engage and motivate students as they read and report.

Voice of Experience: Surprised By Reading -- Confessions of a Math 
Time pressures and accountability have caused many educators to look 
seriously at the way they use class time. One of the results: many 
teachers are not reading aloud to students as much as they did in the 
past. Educator Brenda Dyck reflects on the power of reading aloud to 
middle school students.

Dr. Ken Shore's Classroom Problem Solver
Dr. Ken Shore offers seven tips for dealing with students who steal.

Teacher Feature: Starring Kátia Pereira
In Pereira's "Caption Project," students write original captions to 
accompany the pictures.

Contests: Design a Martian
Teams of four students confer with students in classrooms around the 
world, and consult with NASA scientists, as they investigate Mars and 
design an alien that could survive on that planet.

Educators Review GuruNet
GuruNet offers instant access to more than 100 dictionaries and 
encyclopedias, dozens of authoritative reference sources, and the best 
sites on the Web.

Part of PBS's Ken Burns American Stories series, Horatio's Drive also 
provides a companion Web site for educators. The site includes 
sections on automotive history, details about the automobile and the 
trip, and educational activities in civics, history, language arts, 
math, music, science, and social studies.


Take the Education World Survey!
Ten readers who offer the best constructive advice will receive $100!

Party! A Year of Special School Events
Getting parents involved is no easy task. But Education World's 
"Principal Files" team offers some great ideas for school-wide events 
that are sure to draw parents in large numbers. Included: More than 30 
events to add to your school calendar!

School Issues Glossary
An A-to-Z Guide to Education World Articles

******** See Ron Clark on Education World Every Day! ********
You've seen him on Oprah. You've seen him on the Today show. Now Ron 
Clark, author of The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules 
for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child, can be seen 
each and every day on Education World. Check out our NEW TODAY column 
every school day to read another of his 55 rules!


Dr. Fred Jones's Tools for Teaching
Succeeding With Classroom Structure: Rules, Routines, and Standards

Student-Led Conferences Successful in Elementary, Middle Grades
As student-led conferences grow in popularity, educators are finding 
ways to improve their flow and productivity. Preparing students and 
parents for what's involved and practicing before "going live" can 
help. Included: Descriptions of student-led conferences at different 
grade levels.

Cross-Age Tutoring: A Helping Hand Across the Grades
Educators Christi Bello and Susie Borgnini have created programs that 
bring the wisdom of older students to the aid of younger ones -- with 
benefits for all students. Included: Examples of how mentoring 
benefits students across the grades.

Teaching Citizenship's Five Themes
Activities from the editors of Weekly Reader can help develop K-6 
students' understanding of the five citizenship themes---honesty, 
compassion, respect, responsibility, and courage.

Teacher Templates
Communicate with parents by snail mail or e-mail with these editable 
and printable forms and letters. Included: Conference Notice and 
Questionnaire, Volunteer Letter, Field Trip Permission Form, Weekly 
Report, Midterm Report, Quick Quip (positive), Parent Communication 
Log, more.

Calculator Lessons from Texas Instruments
Twelve lessons for use in math class and across the curriculum.

Comedy in the Classroom: Just What the Doctor Ordered?
Emily Oldak, author of Comedy for Real Life, said "stumbling" into 
comedy led her to a career of teaching others to lighten up! In this 
Education World e-interview, Oldak explains how comedy can ease the 
tensions of children in an unsettled world. Plus tips for teaching 
with comedy!

More "Write Stuff"
Engage students with writing activities that involve them in writing 
round-robin stories, "indescribably" excellent descriptions, 
persuasive alien essays, tabloid news stories, and books about younger 
students they interview. Included: All the resources you need!

I Read It on the Internet! -- Teaching About Web Literacy
Can you trust everything you read on the Internet? Can you trust 
anything you read on the Internet? Teach your kids which Web sites to 


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