Teacher Guide April 14-20, 2023

Activities and Questions based on Apr. 14, 2023 – Apr. 20, 2023 issue

Teachers, homeschool parents, and students, if you have any suggestions or ideas for these teacher guides, please email Sarah Nachin – [email protected]  

This is intended to use as a guide to adapt to your curriculum based on the Florida standards.

Composition activity for High School: (ELA.9.C.1.2 – Write narratives using narrative techniques, varied transitions, and a clearly established point of view.)

Read the editorial on pg. A-1 about government control of the media. Write an essay of 450 words or more about the history of the 1st. Amendment guaranteeing freedom of the press. Discuss why that amendment was added to the constitution and relate one case history in which freedom of the press was upheld. Use two or more sources in your research. 

Vocabulary activity for Middle School: (ELA.6.V.1.3 –  Use context clues, figurative language, word relationships, reference materials, and/or background knowledge to determine the meaning of multiple-meaning and unknown words and phrases appropriate to grade level.)

Read the article on pg. A-1 entitled “Coping with Diabetes.” Define the following words as they are used in the article. Also, write down what part of speech the word is (noun, adjective, etc.). Write a sentence of your own using each word: 

  1. fluctuation
  2. intervention
  3. autoimmune
  4.  monitor
  5. priority
  6. devastating
  7. diagnosed
  8. vigilant
  9. glucose

Extra Credit Assignment #1: Write a sentence using a different form of the word than the one in the article. For example, if the word in the article is an adjective like “rosy,” change it to a noun – “rose” and then use that word in an original sentence.  

Extra Credit Assignment #2: Write one to three paragraphs (or more) using this week’s vocabulary words or a form of the word. You can use as many or as few of the words as you like; however, your paragraphs must make sense. In other words, don’t just write sentences that don’t go together. 

Comprehension activity for Middle School: (ELA.K12.EE.2.1 – Read and comprehend grade-level complex texts proficiently). 

Read the article on page B-10 entitled “A Feast for your Eyes.” Answer the following questions in complete sentences:

  1. Why is it important to get Vitamin A from our food?
  2. What nutrient is plentiful in carrots?
  3. What health issues can you have if you don’t have enough Vitamin A in your system?
  4. Name three other eye conditions that can be helped by the foods mentioned in the article. 
  5. Name three other nutrients that promote good eyesight.
  6. What vitamin do green peppers contain?
  7. Why are oysters good for eye health?
  8. What nutrient does salmon contain?
  9. Name three foods that contain Vitamin C. 
  10.  Name three foods that contain Vitamin E.     

Math activity for Elementary School: (MA.3.AR.1.2 – Solve one- and two-step real-world problems involving any of four operations with whole numbers.)

Study the Calendar of Events on page B-2 and answer the following questions: 

  1. How many more nature activities are there than theater activities?
  2. How many more activities involving food are there than athletic activities?
  3. How many more activities involving birds are there than theater activities?
  4. How many activities involving military or veterans and art activities are there altogether? 
  5. How many activities involving books or reading and outdoor activities are there altogether? 

Composition activity for Elementary School: (ELA.3.C.1.4 – Write expository texts about a topic, using one or more sources, providing an introduction, facts and details, some elaboration, transitions, and a conclusion.) 

Read the article on pg. A-5 entitled “Honoring Veterans.” Then write an essay of 300 words or more on why it’s important to honor veterans. 

 Anyone wishing to submit any of your compositions from this week to the newspaper for us to consider publishing, please email to [email protected]. Be sure and include your name, age, grade level, and school that you attend.