Print this page The descriptions that follow are not standards themselves but instead offer a portrait of students who meet the standards set out in this document. As students advance through the grades and master the standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language, they are able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity these capacities of the literate individual. Students can, without significant scaffolding, comprehend and evaluate complex texts across a range of types and disciplines, and they can construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multifaceted information. Without prompting, they demonstrate command of standard English and acquire and use a wide-ranging vocabulary.
Do you emphasize fun or attempt to squeeze in some last-minute learning? Education World offers suggestions for keeping kids focused during the last hours of the school year. As days grow warmer and summer beckons, quite often the kids are tired and restless.
What's a teacher to do? A couple of years ago, a teacher posted the following idea to an email list I subscribed to. I admired that teacher, whose project for the last days of school was not only fun but also challenged students to use what they had learned in the previous months.
These last two weeks of class, my kids are working in groups on a "final exam" project. Each group is given a latitude and longitude coordinate. The students create a culture for the coordinates.
They need to describe the climate, geography, shelters, clothing, food, economy, traditions, values, and so on of their imaginary cultures.
They need to consider a multitude of variables that draw on the work we've done during the year. During the last two days of class, the students demonstrate their cultures.
Fun and learning—that's what many teachers think the last days of school should be about! More Learning Activities for the "Winding Down" Days Are you looking for other project ideas for the last days of school? Your students might get a kick out of some of these.
Produce a TV Commercial. Challenge students to create their own new breakfast cereals. Each student will create packaging and a TV commercial pitch to go along with it. Record students as they present their TV commercials!
Invite students to create their own alphabetical autobiographies.
B is for Bonnie; that's my sister's name. C is for Cub Scouts; That's my favorite activity. Adapt the ABC book idea, and challenge students to learn about a topic they want to explore. For example, students might be interested in the Civil War, music, authors, Hawaii, sports, or plants.
Gather samples of student work that you've been setting aside all year long, and invite students to make a Second-Grade, Third-Grade, Fourth-Grade or any year, any subject Scrapbook. Other Outdoor Physics Experiments.
Many schools save the last days of school for their annual "egg drop" activity. Each student works within guidelines to fashion a container for an egg so that the egg won't break when the student drops it from an established height -- the school's third-floor window, for example.
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Use These Activities to Wind Up Learning as the School Year Winds Down The last few days of the school year are upon you, and you're at a loss for what to do. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.
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Online interactive learning and reading activities for interactive whiteboards, computer labs, and students PreK–8. End of the year writing prompts, activities and more aligned to the common core standards.
Includes writing prompts, themed templates, and activities to help your students become better writers throughout the end of the year and into the Summer!