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56. My Personal Seal Project: Paragraph and Presentation

Activity Description

California History
 

Students learn about the California state seal and national seals and then use PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Google Draw to design a personal seal with images or symbols that represent who they are, write a paragraph explaining the features of their seals, and make an oral presentation.

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Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Intermediate High, Advanced
57. National Symbols Project: Paragraph and Presentation

Activity Description

Intermediate and advanced students or students in Citizenship classes learn about national symbols of the United States through jigsaw reading and follow up by writing a paragraph and/or making an oral presentation about national symbols of their native countries (or state/city symbols if the class is relatively homogeneous).

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Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Intermediate High, Advanced
58. Newsela: Reading Comprehension of Current Events

Activity Description

Newsla
Source: Newsela homepage (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

Newsela is a personalized reading service designed to help students master non-fiction literacy by providing daily news articles at multiple reading levels. Newsela makes it easy for an entire class to read the same article at their own reading level.

The teacher assigns an article(s) to the class. Many of the articles have quizzes available. "Write" is a feature that allows students to answer open-ended questions. The teacher can customize the prompt.

Newsela offers a free version and a premium for pay program called Newsela Pro. Pro includes many additional features including student tracking, annotation on articles, etc. June 30, 2023 Newsela offers Newsela Lite. Articles will still be available at multiple reading levels but each week four articles will be available to select from. The articles will be available for four weeks. Each week one will be replaced. When an article is selected the teacher will be able to see student actions and quiz results. It is free to any teacher. Review the new features. 

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ESL: English as a Second Language, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma, AwD: Adults with Disabilities

Levels

Intermediate, High, Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
59. NoRedInk: Help Your Students Improve their Grammar Skills

Activity Description

NoRedInk Assignment Library
Source: NoRedInk Assignment Library (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

NoRedInk offers teachers and students grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and writing skills instruction, adjusting questions based on student answers and abilities. The teacher starts with a diagnostic test. As students answer the questions the content changes. When students answer incorrectly, tutorials help them correct their mistakes and move forward.

Assignments, quizzes, and diagnostics are easy to create and ready to use immediately. Student progress is tracked so the teacher knows what is happening and can adjust instruction.

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma, ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, Intermediate High, Advanced
60. NPR "This I Believe": Careers - "Do What you Love"

Activity Description

Tony Hawk
Source: This I Believe: Do What You Love by NPR (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

Use the essays from the NPR Radio program to create speaking/conversation activities, vocabulary learning exercises, listening (main ideas, cloze, details, etc.) activities, and follow up with extension activities in which students speak or write about themselves.

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Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language, ABE: Adult Basic Education, ASE: High School Diploma

Levels

Intermediate High, Advanced, Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.