Activities and Questions based on the Oct. 27, 2023 – Nov. 2, 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: (SC.912.L.17.16) Discuss the large-scale environmental impacts resulting from human activity, including waste spills, oil spills, runoff, greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, and surface and groundwater pollution.
Read the article on pages A-1 and A-6 about septic waste sites. Using the information from the article and other research, write a 500 word essay describing septic waste pollution and one other type of pollution. Include the consequences of these types of pollution and describe at least one method being used to help remedy this problem.
Critical thinking activity for High School: (ELA.9.C.4.1) – Conduct research to answer a question, drawing on multiple reliable and valid sources, refining the scope of the question to align with findings.
Read the article on page A-5 about the bogus school shooting post. Then write an essay of at least 350 words discussing the dangers of these types of false threats and what type of punishment should be meted out to someone who makes any kind of bogus threat.
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 page B-6 about Victor A. Lundy. Summarize the article in your own words. Your summary should be at least 375 words.
Vocabulary activity for Middle School: (ELA.7.V.1.1) Integrate academic vocabulary appropriate to grade level in speaking and writing.
Read the article on pages A-1 and A-6 entitled “Inspiration through Preservation.” Some of the words might be in the captions under the pictures. Define the following words as they are used in the article by using the context of the word, if possible. Also, write down what part of speech each word is. Then write a story or non-fiction essay of at least 300 words using at least five of the words below. Extra points if you use more than five.
intuitive (the word in the article is “intuitively.”)
tributary (the word in the article is “tributaries.”)
Math activity for Elementary School: (MA.5.M.1) Convert measurement units to solve multi-step problems.
Study the following advertisements: Burn Boot Camp (A-4); Wilson Technology Group (A-5); Vans, Cars & Trucks (A-9); Temple Beth David (B-3); and Spring Hill Dental Associates (B-7). Then calculate the answers to the following questions:
What is the perimeter of Burn Boot Camp’s ad in inches? What is the perimeter in millimeters?
What is the area of Spring Hill Dental Associate’s ad in square inches? What is the area in square centimeters?
What is the difference between the measurement of the perimeter of the Vans Cars & Trucks ad and the Spring Hill Dental Associates ad? Give the answer in inches and millimeters.
If you add the area of Temple Beth David’s ad and Burn Boot Camp’s ad, what would be the total area? Give your answer in square inches and square centimeters.
What is the total perimeter of Temple Beth David’s ad and Wilson Technology’s ad. Give the answer in inches and in centimeters.
What is the area of the Vans, Cars & Trucks ad in square inches and square millimeters?
Comprehension Activity for Elementary School: (ELA.4.R.3.2) Summarize a text to enhance comprehension. Include the central idea and relevant details for an informational text.
Read the article on pages A-1 and A-6 about the Hernando Hero, Sandie DeConinck. Summarize the article in at least 300 words. Indicate when the central idea (topic) of the article is and make sure you include at least four important details.
Parents and teachers wishing to submit any of your students’ compositions from this week to the newspaper for us to consider publishing, please email [email protected]. Be sure and include your name, age, grade level and school that you attend.
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