Teacher Guide Feb. 17-23, 2023

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Activities and Questions based on Feb. 17, 2023 – Feb. 23, 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 article on pg. A-2 about the illegal immigrant legislation. Then write an essay of 400 words or more expanding on this issue and its impacts. Consult at least one other resource besides the article.   

Critical thinking activity for High School: (ELA.9.C.4.1 – Conduct research to answer a question, drawing on multiple reliable and valid sources and refining the scope of the question to align with findings.)

Read the article on pg. A-2 about the issue of the starting times of school days. Then write an essay of at least 450 words discussing the pros and cons of early start times for high school. Cite sources from the internet. Explain your viewpoint on this issue. Would you prefer an earlier starting time for school or a later starting time? Give reasons for your answer. 

Composition activity for Middle School: (ELA 7.C.1.4 – Write expository texts to explain and analyze information from multiple sources, using relevant supporting details and a logical organizational pattern.) 

Read the article on pg. B-6 entitled “Local Entertainer Reflects on Titanic Experience.” Write an essay of at least 350 words about one of these subjects: the tragic story of the Titanic’s sinking, the search for the Titanic wreckage, or the Titanic movie. Use at least two sources for your information. 

Comprehension activity for Middle School: (ELA 7.R.2.2- Compare two or more central ideas and their development throughout a text.). 

Read the article on page B-1 about the Jerome Brown mural project. In 300 words or more, discuss two main ideas of the article and then write down two or three sentences that develop these central ideas. 

Social Studies activity for Elementary School: (SS.1.A.2.4 – Identify people from the past who have shown character ideals and principles, including honesty, courage, and responsibility.)

Read the article on pg. B-1 about Bessie Coleman. Write down passages from the article that shows she displayed honesty, courage, and responsibility. 

English Language Arts activity for Elementary School: (ELA.2.R.2.2 – Identify the topic of and relevant details in a text.)

Read the article on pg. B-3 about the library art exhibit.  In one or two sentences, explain what the main idea of the article is. Then summarize the article in 200 words or more. Be sure to include the important details at the beginning, middle, and end of the article. 

 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.