Teacher Guide Jan. 20 – 26, 2023

Activities and Questions based on Jan. 20 – Jan.  26, 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 page A-1 about online employment scams. Write an essay expounding on one of these scams. Consult at least two resources, not counting the article, for research. Your essay should be at least 400 words. 

Critical thinking activity for High School: (ELA.9.C.1.3 – Write to argue a position, supporting claims using logical reasoning and credible evidence from multiple sources, rebutting counterclaims with relevant evidence, using a logical organizational structure, elaboration, purposeful transitions, and a tone appropriate to the task.) 

Read the article on pg. A-2 about the governor’s prescription drug reform plan. Research online how the U.S. government is working on this effort. Write an essay of 400 words or more explaining how the governor’s plan is similar and whether or not you think this plan will help to keep the cost of drugs down and why.    

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-12 about the local film production company. Research information about one other local film production company and how it utilizes local talent and resources to produce its films. Compare this film production company to the one in the article. 

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 mermaid sculptures. Answer the following questions in complete sentences. 

  1. How did the mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs get started?
  2. What was the purpose of the mermaid sculpture project?
  3. What three organizations helped to sponsor this project?
  4. Why was Kristy Lowman especially pleased about the mermaid sculpture project?
  5. Name three locations where three of the sculptures will have a permanent home.

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 about the Seminole Indian Wars on page B-6. Then do the following:

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

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 pages B-2 and B-10 and answer the following questions: 

  1. How many nature activities and entertainment activities are there all together? 
  2. How many more educational activities than athletic activities are there?
  3.  What percentage of activities are storytime activities? 
  4. What percentage of activities involve nature?  

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.