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A Television In My Room

Sandi King
Beacon Learning Center (Bay District Schools)


How can students show that they are responsible? This unit integrates science, mathematics, and language arts contents to help students discover ways they can show they are responsible enough to have televisions in their rooms.


How can students show that they are responsible?


The planned duration of this activity is 10 days.

Associated Files

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Diagnostic Assessment (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 1 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

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Summative Assessment 2 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 3 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 4 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 5 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Formative Assessment (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Assessment Records (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Unit Question and Scenario (PDF)     ;File Extension:  pdf

Letter to Parents (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Lesson Plans

How can we teach students to be responsible? This lesson invites students to brainstorm, and then share ideas of how they can behave responsibly by respecting the rights of others. This is lesson one of seven in the unit, A Television in My Room.

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Jimmy Jett and His TV Set
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Playground Games
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Web Links

This interactive Student Web Lesson teaches students to understand the textual organization of cause and effect. All students will be completing this lesson.
What Caused It?
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