Tip Sheet #21 - February 28, 2023

National Read Across America Day

March 2, 2023

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Shared Elementary TeacherMades:

Science: Simple Animal Cell

  • Description: In this science activity students will label parts of a simple animal cell by dragging the label to the correct place on the diagram. 
  • Recommended Grade Range: Designed for the Elementary or Middle School grade range. It could be used in Elementary Science or Life Science.
  • Question Types: Drag and Drop
  • Click Here: Simple Animal Cell

Math: Number Lines - STAAR with Tech Updates 

  • Description: This worksheets consists of released Grade 3 test questions that have been adapted to include new question types on the redesigned 2023 STAAR test. The questions assess TEKS standard 3.2(C) which reads "represent a number on a number line as being between two consecutive multiples of 10; 100; 1,000; or 10,000 and use the words to describe relative size numbers in order to round whole numbers."
  • Recommended Grade Range: Although this worksheet was designed for the STAAR test, it can also be used to assess Common Core standard(s) 3.NBT.A.1 and 4.NBT.A.3.
  • Question Types: Multiple choice, text entry, drop down.
  • Click Here: Number Lines 

Shared Middle School TeacherMades:

ELA: Fiction - Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit 

  • Description: This is a fiction practice activity for the newly redesigned STAAR test of Reading and Language Arts (RLA) that incorporates new question types. 
  • Recommended Grade Range: Intended for grade 6, but can be used with grades 5-8. 
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Dropdown, Multiselect
  • Click Here: Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit

Science: Identify the Parts of a Microscope

  • Description: In this science activity students will label the parts of a microscope by using the drag and drop tool.
  • Recommended Grade Range: It has been designed for the Middle School or High School grade range. It could be used in Biology.
  • Question Types: Drag and drop
  • Click Here: Identify the Parts of a Microscope

Shared High School TeacherMades:

ELA: English II - Editing - Smells Like a Memory 

  • Description: This is a practice activity for the newly redesigned STAAR test for English II that incorporates new question types. Students will read the passage then choose the correct answer to edit the text.
  • Recommended Grade Range: Intended for high school course English II, but can be used with any high school reading level.
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, Dropdown, Multiselect
  • Click Here: Smells Like a Memory 

Math: Solving Literal Equations

  • Description: This activity is a formative assessment designed to measure the Common Core Math standard HSA-CED.A.4 - Solving Literal Equations. The difficulty of the activity is Level 3 (Mastering the Skill) and features 14 short answer items in which students must write the correct solution for a given variable in terms of the other variables in the given literal equation.
  • Recommended Grade Range: The worksheet is for grade 8, but can be used with students in grades 7-10.
  • Question Types: Multiple Choice 
  • Click Here: Solving Literal Equations

Read Across America

March 2nd 

ELA: Dr. Seuss's Word Search 

  • Description: Students of all ages will love this one! They will find the Dr. Seuss words in the word search by highlighting them with the highlighter tool. Perfect for Read Across America! 

  • Grade: All Ages 

  • Item Types: Highlighter tool

  • Link:  https://app.teachermade.com/s/qSA2DDIcRVK881E3ZMUM-w/

ELA: Read Across America 

  • Description: Students will read all about Read Across America, and the man who's birthday is honored, the creative Dr. Seuss! After they will answer reading comprehension questions. 

  • Grade: Upper Elementary, Middle School

  • Item Types: Drag and drop, Multiple Choice, True/False, Open Answer

  • Link:  https://app.teachermade.com/s/l7WzKuNxSTKHXVlTneLByw/

ELA: Read Across America - Write About it! 

  • Description: Students will write about their favorite book in this fun activity. Students can then share their writing with their peers. This is a great way to share book choices among classmates! 

  • Grade: Elementary, Middle & High School 

  • Item Types: Open Answer, Short Answer 

  • Link:  https://app.teachermade.com/s/wBFwpUfXTk6-Cs7oYpXJoQ/

Women's History Month

March 1st - 31st

ELA/Social Studies: Women's History Month 

  • Description: Students will learn all Women's History Month, by reading and/or listening to this informational text. Along the way they will have reading checks to assess their reading/listening skills.

  • Grade: Upper Elementary, Middle, High School

  • Item Types: Multiselect, Multiple Choice, Open Answer 

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/3fN9wjn-QQyGHLRIE9sbnQ/

ELA/Social Studies: Women of the American Revolution

  • Description: In this activity, students will read about women in the American Revolution. They will learn about three women in particular: Deborah Sampson, Lydia Darragh, and Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hayes. Throughout the activity they will answer text release questions based on the text.

  • Grade: Upper Elementary through Middle

  • Item Types: Open Answer, Multiselect, Multiple Choice

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/vYQ-egPdQtyNVo0HObTcrg/

ELA/Social Studies: Women's Voting Rights

  • Description: Women weren't always allowed to vote. They were not granted voting rights until 1920. In this passage, students will learn about the Suffragettes and their determination to secure the right to vote for all women. Afterwards, they will answer a variety of questions based on the reading.  

  • Grade: Middle & High School

  • Item Types: Matching, Multiple Choice, Multiselect, Open Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/CJ0Yfx9HTvuaW3xV7xy7Ug/

ELA/History: Suffrage Songs 

  • Description: There was no such thing as cellphones or social media when the Suffragettes were rallying support for their cause. So how did they get their message out? Through parades..and songs! Students will read about their predicament, listen to some musical selections and answer 10 questions.

  • Grade: Upper Middle & High School

  • Item Types: Multiple Choice, Dropdown, Multiselect, Short Answer 

  • Linkhttps://app.teachermade.com/s/ifcWsW6OSkiROexbPg3AYg/

ELA/ History: Poet Adrienne Rich

  • Description: In this reading passage set, students will learn about the Feminist Movement, from the Suffragettes to Adrienne Rich. They'll analyze a short poem by Rich written before she becomes one of the great Feminist thinkers of the Twentieth Century. 

  • Grade: High School (Honors 8th and 9th graders will also enjoy this activity)

  • Item Types: True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiselect, Short Answer

  • Link: https://app.teachermade.com/s/7hHj3BM9QDeeeMWE8ohqzw/

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