Top PRO Teacher Resources from 2016

Looking for something new for the start of the new year? Take a look back at our most popular PRO Teacher Resources from 2016. These are a good way to get back into the swing of things in the classroom and engage with high interest text.  

Tag Team Debate: Is our society ready for self-driving cars?

 

Article Connection:  This activity can be found on the article: “PRO/CON: Are self-driving cars the future of transportation?” Click on the first activity under the PRO Teacher Resources box to read the full activity.

Description: Students will create an argument in response to the question, “Is our society ready for self-driving cars?” They will cite evidence from the text to back up their stance in this debate format.

Presentation: What makes somebody a role model?

 

Article Connection:  This activity can be found on the article, ”Colin Kaepernick protest has 49ers fans burning their jerseys.” Click on the second activity under the PRO teacher resources box to read the full activity.

Description: During this character study, students will decide the characteristics that make a good role model and choose a person who embodies these traits.

Reading Strategy: Teaching students to ask questions.

 

Article Connection:  This activity can be found on the article, ”Zombie apocalypse is here: It’s not a video  game but ‘live action’ escapism.” Click on the second activity under the PRO Teacher Resources box to read the full activity.

Description: After an analysis of different types of questions, students will generate their own and attempt to answer them.

Four Corner Debate: Do animals behave in the same way as humans?

 

Article Connection: This activity can be found on the article, “Study shows dogs and humans are more alike than was previously thought.” Click on the second activity under the PRO teacher resource box to read the full activity.

Description: Students will evaluate how strongly they feel about this topic and then support their argument with claims from the article.

Research Project: Design your own classroom

 

Article Connection: This activity can be found on the article, “Chairs that wobble and bounce might help students concentrate better.” Click on the second activity under the PRO Teacher Resource box to read the full activity.

Description: Using information from the article, students will create a model of a classroom that they feel will best support their learning.

Social Media Writing: Two tweets and a lie

 

Article Connection: This activity can be found on the article, “The fact checker's guide for detecting fake news.” Click on the second activity under the PRO Teacher Resource box.

Description: Students will distinguish between fact and opinion. They will use their knowledge to create tweets that display both fact and opinion.

Reading Strategy: Building comprehension with SQ3R

 

Article Connection: This activity can be found on the article, “Why do zoo animals get pumpkins?” Click on the first activity under the PRO Teacher Resource box to read the full activity.

Description: Teach students to use the SQ3R method (survey, question, read, recall, review) to increase their comprehension while reading.

Argumentative Writing: Should people rely on sports to improve their living conditions?

 

Article Connection: This activity can be found on the article, “Fernandez's short career was filled with success and hope for the future.Click on the first activity under the PRO Teacher Resource box to read the full activity.

Description: In the form of a Write response, students will analyze and think critically about the essential question: Should people rely on sports to improve their living conditions?

Paired Text: What inspires authors?



Article Connection:  This activity can be found on the article, “A homecoming for a once wimpy kid.” Click on the first activity under the PRO Teacher Resource box to read the full activity.

Description: Through an analysis and synthesis of two articles, students will determine what inspires an author.

Paired Text: Comparing holidays

 

Article Connection: This activity can be found on the article, “Skeleton images go up on a Mexican holiday.” Click on the third activity under the PRO Teacher Resource box to read the full activity.

Description: Students will analyze what makes a holiday unique by comparing holidays in two different articles.



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