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Writing Prompts: Elementary, Middle & High School - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter contains a series of articles on resources teachers can use to help with curriculum planning, syllabus development and assessment. You'll even find top-rated documentaries on education. Use these articles to learn more about the following:
- Syllabus development for algebra classes
- Templates for creating curriculum
- Assessments based on curriculum
- Educational documentaries
- Poetry activities
- Teaching about the Civil War
These articles provide excellent resources you can use in your classroom, including:
- They're helpful: You'll get information you can use to help you develop a curriculum or plan classroom activities.
- They're relevant: The articles provide up-to-date info that you can apply toward whatever subject you teach.
- They're authoritative: Each article topic is thoroughly researched to give you the most accurate and helpful information.
- They're useful: In addition to essential info, these articles also provide links to tools and lessons you can use in the classroom.
1. Curriculum Resources for High School Teachers
Study.com has a large library of courses to help any high school teachers plan curriculum for their classroom. With offerings in subject areas from math to the humanities, we have you covered for whichever class you are teaching.
2. Curriculum Development Templates
Curriculum development templates guide teachers through the process of creating plans of instruction for their students. Learn about typical template design, where teachers may find templates, and additional curriculum development resources for educators.
3. Curriculum-Based Assessment Examples
Curriculum-based assessment is designed to measure the progress of students in the basics of academics. Get more info and see some examples of how to accurately study the performance of students.
4. Brain Exercises for Kids
Brain exercises can be used as a fun way to transition between subjects or to fill in gaps of time. Check out some of the simple yet entertaining brain teasers below, along with some corresponding resources.
5. How to Create Flashcards for Kids
Flashcards are a great way to work on memorization and to study for tests and quizzes. Keep reading to learn how to make your own flashcards for a variety of subjects.
6. Lesson Plan Ideas for the First Day of School
The first day of school, in any grade, is often a day for 'ice breaker' activities. Rather than delving too deeply into the material for the school year, there are many possible ways that a teacher can approach the first day of school through getting-to-know-you activities.
7. 100th Day of School Project Ideas
Use these project ideas to make the 100th day of school special for your students. Read this article to get directions and supplies for these fun projects.
8. Components of a Good Lesson Plan
Good lesson plans are vital for positive student learning outcomes. Read on to learn more about how you can design effective lesson plans for your classroom.
9. Project-Based Learning Ideas
Project-based learning propels students to conduct research and use teamwork in order to solve problems and present the results of their work. Learn more about project-based learning and how you can use it in your own classroom.
10. Top 5 Education Documentaries
Many documentaries have been made about the current state of the U.S. educational system. Read on to learn more about popular documentaries and the issues they cover.
11. Summer Tutoring Ideas
Get fun and educational ideas for summer tutoring with this article. Find activities that you can use to help students work on English language arts, math and science skills.
12. Course Curriculum Template
Check out this article to discover what's included in a course curriculum template. You'll also find a sample template along with resources you can use to help develop your curriculum.
13. Critical Thinking Games for Kids
Critical thinking is a crucial life skill that must be developed and applied at an early age. Learn about some games and activities that are designed to develop critical thinking skills while being fun at the same time!
14. Critical Thinking Skills for Kids
Critical thinking is a crucial life skill that must be developed and applied at an early age. Continue reading to learn about different critical thinking skills and how you can encourage their development in kids.
15. Life Skills and Guidance Resources for High School Students
An important task for high school teachers is preparing students for what lies ahead. Study.com's guidance courses and lessons can help you teach the life skills students need to evaluate the options for their future and find success.
16. Following Directions Activities & Games
Following directions is a learned skill that all students must master. Read on for activities that can help reinforce students' ability to follow directions in the classroom.
17. Books for Teaching All About Me
All about me books are a large part of elementary classroom environments providing students with the opportunity to showcase differences in a positive manner. In this article, you'll learn about some of these popular books and all about me lessons.
18. Alcohol Awareness Activities
Alcohol awareness provides teachers with the opportunity to talk with their students about the realistic dangers of alcohol and how it can affect their lives. Read on to discover activities that can be used when studying alcohol awareness in the classroom.
19. Word Walls: Ideas, Activities & Games
Word walls are designed to help students from elementary school through high school improve reading and writing skills, as well as increase their vocabulary. Here are some activities and ideas to help make word walls a success in your classroom.
20. Kindergarten Word Walls: Ideas & Activities
Word walls are important language development tools used in a variety of classrooms. Learn more about word walls and get some ideas for implementing word walls in a kindergarten classroom setting and activities that allow your students the opportunity to interact and learn from their word walls.
21. Preschool Word Walls
A word wall is an invaluable asset to preschool classrooms. As preschool-aged children are just becoming familiar with the alphabet and the written word, a word wall is a fun and helpful tool to utilize in the early stages of pre-reading. Check out some of the ways you can incorporate a word wall into your preschool classroom.
22. Math Word Walls: Ideas & Vocabulary
Though vocabulary and mathematics may not seem to go together initially, a math word wall can be incredibly helpful for students just starting out with new math concepts. Check out this article for ideas for math word walls, along with suggested vocabulary.
23. Science Word Walls
Learn how to set up a word wall for you science class with this article. You can find helpful tips on how to integrate a word wall into your class, as well as information on how it can benefit your students.
24. First Grade Word Walls: List & Activities
Word walls are a helpful visualize reminder of key words students need to memorize. Read on to identify which first-grade sight words to include on your word wall and find some corresponding activities to help students memorize them.
25. Music Word Walls
Word walls are used in a variety of subject areas, including music. Read on to learn how to create and implement a music word wall in your classroom. You'll also find additional information on resources you can use to create these types of word walls.
26. 2nd Grade Word Walls
Get ideas for setting up a word wall for your 2nd grade classroom with this article. Find out how you can use this resource and get information about the words you should include.
27. 3rd Grade Word Walls
This article focuses on setting up a word wall for your 3rd grade classroom. Find out where and how to set up a word wall. You'll also get information on how this tool can be used in your class.
28. 4th Grade Word Walls
Find out how you can set up a word wall in your 4th grade classroom with this article. You'll get tips on where to put your word wall, what words to use and how you can use this tool to help your students learn.
29. Pre-K Word Walls
Word walls promote early literacy and letter recognition. Word walls are especially important to children in Pre-K, as they are just beginning their literacy journey. Read on for inspiration for your own Pre-K word wall.
30. Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas
Explore some of the special things you can do for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week with this article. You'll find ideas that can be used by principals, parents or students.
31. Teacher Appreciation Day Ideas
Teachers occupy an important role in the lives of their students and contribute to the overall success of the schools in which they work. Use the ideas below to show your appreciation on Teacher Appreciation Day or any day of the year.
32. Autism Awareness Activities for Kids
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a disorder that affects 1 in 68 children in the United States and is often misunderstood. Read on for fun ways to bring awareness to your students of the many facets of autism.
33. Activities for Kids with Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that results in muscle weakness or stiffness as well as balance and coordination problems. Discover activities geared towards children with cerebral palsy that teachers can incorporate into their classrooms and discover some of their benefits.
34. Learning Activities for Children with Down Syndrome
Learn how you can modify educational activities for children with Down syndrome with this article. You'll find activities you can use with your students, helpful tips for your classroom and go over the value of inclusion.
35. Common Core Resources for High School Teachers
Looking for resources to help you teach to the Common Core Standards in your classroom? Study.com offers a comprehensive suite of courses with lessons mapped to Common Core so that you can easily plan your curriculum around the standards.
36. Next Generation Science Standards in California
California is one of 18 U.S. states that have adopted Next Generation Science Standards. Read on to learn about the standards for California and the state's plan for implementing them.
37. States that Require Physical Education
While most states have physical education requirements, they range from strictly dictated to barely existent. Read on to learn about the different guidelines and discover resources to improve physical education in your classroom.
38. Integrated Physics & Chemistry (IPC) Curriculum Overview
Check out this article to get information about the concepts that should be included in an Integrated Physics and Chemistry curriculum. Get suggestions on what students should be taught and how they can study.
39. eBooks vs. Textbooks
Ebooks and textbooks each have benefits, but both also have drawbacks. To determine which is the right choice for you, read on to learn about the pros and cons of each, overarching factors you should consider, and alternatives to both.
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Other chapters within the Teaching Resources course
- Teacher Development & Certification Resources
- Online Credential Options for Teachers
- Common Core Standards by State
- Praxis Test by State
- Classroom Management Resources
- Language Arts & Social Studies Educational Resources
- Math & Science Educational Resources
- Sample Rubrics for Teachers
- Lesson Plans for Teachers