Activities and Questions based on the Oct. 13 -19, 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 guide is based on the newest Florida Standards for grade school through high school.
Composition Activity for High School: (ELA.10.C.3.1) Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
Read the article on pg. B-4 about the Flying Tigers. Then write an essay of 400 words or more expanding on this topic.
Critical Thinking activity for High School: (ELA.12.C.1.3) Write arguments to support claims based on an in-depth analysis of topics or texts using valid reasoning and credible evidence from sources, elaboration, and demonstrating a thorough understanding of the subject.
Read the article on pg. A-1 about the couple on trial for embezzling funds from the Humane Society. Then write an essay stating how these types of crimes can be prevented and what type of punishment should be meted out if the accused are found guilty. Your essay should be at least 400 words and should cite outside sources from the internet or other media.
Science Activity for Middle School: (SC.8.E.5.9) Explain the impact of objects in space on each other, including: 1. the Sun on the Earth including seasons and gravitational attraction; 2. the Moon on the Earth, including phases, tides, and eclipses, and the relative position of each body.
Read the article on pg. B-3 about the solar eclipse. Then write an essay explaining the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. Use at least one outside resource and cite where you found your information (the name of the book and page number, or the URL on the internet). Your essay should be at least 300 words long.
Composition Activity for Middle School: (ELA.6.C.3.1) Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
Read the article on pg. B-6 about the Vet Fest. Summarize the article in your own words. Your summary should include the main idea and three or four other important ideas brought up in the article. Tell why events like this are important for our community. Your essay should be at least 325 words.
Composition Activity for Elementary School: (ELA.10.C.3.1) Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.)
Read the article on pg. B-12 about the Truck or Treat event. Summarize the article in your own words. Your summary should include the main idea and three or four other important ideas brought up in the article.
Extra Credit Activity: Write an essay of 300 words or more telling what you like to do for Halloween. If you don’t celebrate Halloween, write about how you celebrate another holiday.
Comprehension Activity for Elementary School: (ELA.3.R.2.2) Identify the central idea and explain how relevant details support that idea in a text.
Read the article on pg. 5 about Isabel Lopez, the student who won the art contest. Then answer the following questions in complete sentences.
What was the author’s purpose in writing this article?
What is the central idea of the article?
Write down two sentences that support this idea or give more details about the idea.
Why did Isabel enter the contest?
How did she feel when she won? Be specific. Don’t just say, “she was happy.”
How did her mother feel about Isabel winning the contest? Be specific.
What does Isabel plan to do for a future career?
Besides drawing the design what else did Isabel do with her design?
What sort of things does she like to draw?
What is the purpose of the Vet Fest?
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.