Teacher Guide Dec. 2-8, 2022

READING Page/Article: A1/ Bronson Arroyo in the Cincinnati Hall of Fame

Activity: Identifying key details

Find the answers to these questions: Who is the story about? What was their important role? When were they active in this role? Why was this person/animal so important? Note the organization of details in this story. Which is the most important? Where is it found? Does the headline highlight the most important fact? If not, where did the information for the headline appear in the story?

Standard: ELA.R.2.2 – Explain how relevant details support the central idea, implied or explicit.

MATH Page/Article: B4/ Beacon Movie Times

Activity: Graphing Popular Movies at the Beacon Theater

Look at the list of all the movies currently playing and how many movie times each one is playing. List them in order from least to greatest based on the number of times played during the day.

Standard: MA.DP.1.1 – Collect and represent numerical and categorical data with whole-number values using tables, scaled pictographs, scaled bar graphs, or line plots. Use appropriate titles, labels, and units.

SOCIAL STUDIES Page/Article: B1/MCL 708 Christmas Village & Toys for Tots

Activity: Building Community

After reading the article, write about how activities like the one described are important in building a community and how they can help others.

Standard: SS.CG.2.1 – Describe how citizens demonstrate civility, cooperation, volunteerism, and other civic virtues. 




READING Page/Article: A9/Opinion


Read the editorial(s) in each week’s newspaper and keep them. Decide if the writer logically constructed the piece or if it tends to be emotionally constructed. Classify the editorials as being explanatory, praiseworthy, critical, entertaining, persuasive, or a combination.

Standard: ELA.R.3.4 – Explain how an author uses rhetorical devices to support or advance an appeal.

MATH Page/Article: A3/BOCC approves master plan for golf destination project in Brooksville

Activity: Designating a golf course

Using the image and Google maps, determine the area and perimeter of the projected golf course. Use that information to determine other possible locations where the golf course could be located in Hernando County.

Standard: MA.912.DP.5.4 – Generate multiple samples or simulated samples of the same size to measure the variation in estimates or predictions.

SOCIAL STUDIES Page/Article: Any

Activity: The Power of Persuasion

Define and list the persuasion techniques used in advertising, and then find an example of each in your newspaper. Discuss the ads, see which ad the class likes most and which is liked least, and tell why.

Standard: SS.A.1.1 – Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check the validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.