Lesson Ideas: Content Areas – For the Teachers

Ideas and Resources:

Graphic Organizers Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers are ways to organize information in a way that makes it more visible, more accessible, and easier to understand.

Flexible Grouping: Tips and Tricks Flexible Grouping: Tips and Tricks

There are as many ways to structure flexible grouping as there are teachers and classrooms.

Five Resources for Constitution Day (September 17) Five Resources for Constitution Day (September 17)

Constitution, Preamble, and US Government Activities

Rubrics Rubrics

Effective assessment is specific, timely, and based on clear expectations.

Teacher Ideas from Fusion – Secondary Teacher Ideas from Fusion:
– Primary
– Middle Grades
– SecondaryTeacher responses to the question: “What are your favorite activities for involving creativity or getting kids working together in class?
Ideas for Student “How to” Videos Ideas for Student “How To” Videos

The technology we now have available opens up all sorts of opportunities for creating and presenting “How-To’s” particularly video.

Five Questions to Ask when Differentiating Instruction Five Questions to Ask when Differentiating Instruction

Five questions to give you good place to start when deciding what will work best for your students.

Five Tools for Reflection Five Tools for Reflection

Ideas for allowing some time for some student reflection and/or summarization of the main ideas from the lesson

American Revolution Historical Fiction American Revolution Historical Fiction

Using historical fiction to support content instruction while providing choices for students.

Five Ways to Involve All Students in Class Games Five Ways to Involve All Students in Class Games

Individual, pairs, and small group reponses

Electromagnets! Electromagnets!

Our class record was 95 paperclips. Think your students could beat that?

Columbus Cookies Columbus Cookies

Or, Why People Were Willing to Risk Their Lives to Get Spices

Five Tips for Using Video Clips in Class Five Tops for Using Video Clips in Class

Video clips can capture students’ attention, explain a point, and show students things and place and people they might not otherwise get to see.

101 Ways to Show What You Know 101 Ways to Show What You Know

One of my favorite – and, I think, one of the easiest – ways to differentiate is to give students options for how the demonstrate their learning.

Five Ways to Use Cubing Five Ways to Use Cubing

Cubing is a versatile, easy-to-use instructional strategy that adds a bit of randomness and chance to your lessons.