Share via Email The Simpsons: This is not a figment of my deranged mind, which admittedly is obsessed with both The Simpsons and mathematics, but rather it is a concrete claim backed up in a series of remarkable episodes. The first proper episode of the series in contained numerous mathematical references including a joke about calculuswhile the infamous "Treehouse of Horror VI" episode presents the most intense five minutes of mathematics ever broadcast to a mass audience. Moreover, The Simpsons has even offered viewers an obscure joke about Fermat's last theoremthe most notorious equation in the history of mathematics.
Today we presented our disguised turkeys. Last week we read Letters from the Campaign Trail: LaRue for Mayor by Mark Teague. The vocabulary is fabulous, and the text structure really challenges students.
The story is presented half through persuasive letters and half through newspaper articles. This would be a fabulous story to discuss fact versus opinion and look at differences in newspaper articles and persuasive writing.
You also could look at the differences in opinions between Ike LaRue the dog and Mayor Bogwort on the mischievious behavior of dogs in Snort City. We used this book as our segway from the election to Thanksgiving. Just like Ike LaRue ran for mayor to represent the interests of dogs, we discussed what a turkey might do represent the interests of turkeys.
My students had to present the viewpoint of their disguised turkey. Now, this is an activity I would like to work on expanding.
Today I let them jump in and experiment. We used the Read Write Think interactive tools to help us. Here are the links: Those writing a newspaper article used the Printing Press tool. Those that wrote a letter used the Letter Generator. For my students who wanted to plan their articles on paper, I used graphic organizers that I had created for a product in my TpT store called Create a Novel Newspaper.
It is an activity I created to be a culminating activity on a class novel, but the graphic organizers could be used for any writing activity where you want your students to create a newspaper article or editorial.
Here is a picture of my disguised turkey named Turbob, who is disguised as a cowboy or "redneck. I also am going to write a letter tomorrow from Turbob to juxtapose the letter and newspaper article just like Mark Teague did in Ike for Mayor.
If you are looking for some additional persuasive writing lessons and resources, click here for several fabulous lessons from Read Write Think. There are printables, Powerpoints, lessons, and interactive technology tools.A Guy Says He Was Questioned On A Plane For Doing Math During A Flight.
his efforts to solve a mathematical equation prompted fears from a fellow passenger that he was acting suspiciously and writing in a foreign script. Trump’s voting base,” he told the newspaper. When Brianna brought a newspaper to the art table to cover it, Amy remarked, "This isn't big enough to cover the table." 3.
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Ten Great Activities: Teaching With the Newspaper Ten terrific classroom activities that use the newspaper to teach all sorts of valuable skills -- including reading and writing for meaning, map reading, media literacy, sequencing, word meaning, and math.
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Jan 19, · Low-performing students learn fractions better in specialized intervention than inclusive classroom. Posted April 29, & filed under Math, Fractions..
Very-low-performing 4th-grade students did significantly better learning about fractions when they received specialized fraction intervention than in inclusive instruction, according to a new study in Exceptional Children.