Teacher Guide Feb. 10-16, 2023

Activities and Questions based on Feb. 10 – Feb. 16, 2023 issue

Teachers, Homeschool Parents & Students, if you have any suggestion 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.10.C.1.4 – Write expository texts to explain and analyze information from multiple sources, using a logical organization, purposeful transitions, and a tone and voice appropriate to the task.)

Read the article on pg. A-3 about campus safety technology. Then write an essay of 450 words or more explaining how the ZeroEyes technology works, what are two other school districts that have utilized the ZeroEyes technology, and the results of using this technology. Consult at least two resources besides the article.   

Critical thinking activity for High School: (SS.912.C.2.10 – Monitor current public issues in Florida.)  

Read the article on pg. A-2 about changing the requirements for death penalty case decisions.  Then write an essay of at least 400 words discussing the pros and cons of this idea. Do you agree or disagree with this proposal? Why or why not?

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. B-6 about Academia Hernando. 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. annex (the word in the article is “annexed”)
  2. humanitarian
  3. enlighten
  4. captivate (the word in the article is “captivating”)
  5. atrocity (the word in the article is “atrocities”)
  6. academia
  7. insight
  8. extensively

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 to discuss a topic or create a story. 

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

Read the article on page B-1 about the Greek festival. Answer the following questions in complete sentences. 

  1. What were two reasons the church held the festival?
  2. Name two types of activities at this event?
  3. What activity was held for people who wanted to know more about the Greek Orthodox religion?
  4. What were three kinds of foods that were available at the festival?
  5. If you had attended the festival, what would have been your favorite activity and why? 

English Language Arts activity for Elementary School: (ELA.1.R.2.2 – Identify the topic of and relevant details in a text.)

Read the article on pg. B-4 entitled “Botanical Gardens HSO Concert.” Then do the following:

  1. State in one or two sentences the main idea (topic) of the article. 
  2.  List three sentences that develop this topic 

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. B-8 entitled “Dance the Night Away.” Then write an essay of at least 300 words telling about a fun holiday activity that you’ve enjoyed. It doesn’t have to be about Valentine’s Day. Make sure you follow the guidelines listed at the top of this activity. 

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. Submission is not a guarantee that your work will be published. Submissions may be edited due to space restrictions.