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Once you download the file, it is yours to keep and print for your classroom. They include detailed descriptions of when to assign reading, homework, in-class work, fun activities, quizzes, tests and more.
Use the entire Miracle at Philadelphia calendar, or supplement it with your own curriculum ideas. Calendars cover one, two, four, and eight week units. Determine how long your Miracle at Philadelphia unit will be, then use one of the calendars provided to plan out your entire lesson.
Chapter Abstracts Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter of Miracle at Philadelphia. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of important characters.
The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion.
They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of Miracle at Philadelphia for either a student or teacher. Character and Object Descriptions Character and Object Descriptions provide descriptions of the significant characters as well as objects and places in Miracle at Philadelphia.
These can be printed out and used as an individual study guide for students, a "key" for leading a class discussion, a summary review prior to exams, or a refresher for an educator. The character and object descriptions are also used in some of the quizzes and tests in this lesson plan.
The longest descriptions run about words. They become shorter as the importance of the character or object declines. Daily Lessons This section of the lesson plan contains 30 Daily Lessons.
Daily Lessons each have a specific objective and offer at least three often more ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about Miracle at Philadelphia in a classroom setting.
You can combine daily lessons or use the ideas within them to create your own unique curriculum. They vary greatly from day to day and offer an array of creative ideas that provide many options for an educator.
The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help students understand Miracle at Philadelphia in fun and entertaining ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and countless other creative exercises.
Many of the activities encourage students to interact with each other, be creative and think "outside of the box," and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying. Fun activities are a great way to keep students interested and engaged while still providing a deeper understanding of Miracle at Philadelphia and its themes.
Students should have a full understanding of the unit material in order to answer these questions. They often include multiple parts of the work and ask for a thorough analysis of the overall text.
They nearly always require a substantial response. Essay responses are typically expected to be one or more page s and consist of multiple paragraphs, although it is possible to write answers more briefly. These essays are designed to challenge a student's understanding of the broad points in a work, interactions among the characters, and main points and themes of the text.
But, they also cover many of the other issues specific to the work and to the world today. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of Miracle at Philadelphia by describing what they've read, rather than just recalling it.
The short essay questions evaluate not only whether students have read the material, but also how well they understand and can apply it. They require more thought than multiple choice questions, but are shorter than the essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions The Multiple Choice Questions in this lesson plan will test a student's recall and understanding of Miracle at Philadelphia. Use these questions for quizzes, homework assignments or tests.
The questions are broken out into sections, so they focus on specific chapters within Miracle at Philadelphia. This allows you to test and review the book as you proceed through the unit.
Typically, there are questions per chapter, act or section. Pass the forms out before you assign reading, so students will know what to expect.
You can use the forms to provide general feedback on audibility, pronunciation, articulation, expression and rate of speech. You can use this form to grade students, or simply comment on their progress.
Use the Writing Evaluation Form when you're grading student essays. This will help you establish uniform criteria for grading essays even though students may be writing about different aspects of the material. By following this form you will be able to evaluate the thesis, organization, supporting arguments, paragraph transitions, grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.MIRACLE WORKS Case Management.
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