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    Minilesson

    Detecting Fake News

    Ask critical questions to detect fake news.

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    Guarding Against Confirmation Bias

    Read news from an unbiased point of view.

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    Asking Bigger and Better Questions

    Teach students to form better questions.

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    Analyzing the Medium of a Message

    Improve students' media literacy.

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    Solving Problems Critically and Creatively

    Help students improve problem solving.

    Minilesson

    Starting Stories with Suspense

    Inspire storytelling with original story starters. 

    Starting Stories with Suspense

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    Writing a Fictionalized Diary

    Have students write a diary entry of an everyday object. 

    Writing a Fictionalized Diary

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    One-Month Miracles

    Devise creative solutions for impossible tasks.

    dolphins

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    Class Mascot

    Create a memorable class mascot.

    Mascot

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    Defending Huck Finn

    Defend a fictional character in court.

    Huck Finn

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    Time Surgeons

    Change one small thing to change history.

    Clock

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    Writing a Creative Synopsis

    Create a synopsis of a book, TV show, or event.

    Television illustration

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    Selecting Topics with the Basics of Life

    Use broad subjects to find specific topics.

    Selecting Topics

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    Forming a Thesis Statement

    Focus on part of your topic.
     

    Forming a Thesis

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    Closely Read with SQ3R

    Closely read with SQ3R.

    Close Reading

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    Understanding the Plot Line

    Understand the plot line.

    Plot Line

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    Evaluating Advertisements

    Evaluate advertisements.

    Egyptian Deities Cigarette Ad

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    Creating Flowcharts

    Chart a process.

    Emergency Medical Response Flowchart

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    Rate Your Listening

    Take a listening survey.
     

    Listening and Note Taking

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    Understanding Context Clues

    Learn about context clues for vocabulary.
     

    Gathering Context Clues

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    Discovering Word Origins (Etymology)

    Use shared inquiry to find word origins.

    Word cloud

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    Usage Mnemonics

    Create memory aids for usage.

    Memory Aid

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    Spell the Right Word

    Practice spelling and usage.

    Using the Right Word

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    Would You Rather?

    Practice usage with a game.

    Comparing Apples to Oranges

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