The Whole Schools Initiative

Institute and Retreat Handouts

2012 WSI Fall Cluster Retreat Lesson Plans

  • Musical Prepositions (4th Grade)

    Students are given lyrics to basic familiar lyrics of songs and they identify prepositions found in them.

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  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (3rd Grade)

    What really happened?

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  • Native American Legends (2nd Grade)

    Learn the definition of a legend and understand that legends were often created in various cultures to explain why things happened in nature...

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  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (5th Grade)

    What really happened?

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  • Plants and Prints (Kindergarten)

    Students will be involved in an science inquiry based lesson to examine what plants need to grow.

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  • This Makes Me Feel… (1st-4th grade)

    Students will create a scene from a story using a background color of their choice...

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  • Performed Punctuation (1st Grade)

    By the end of the lesson, the students should be able to identify when to use a period, exclamation point, or question mark.

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  • A Comparison of Different Artists’ Views of Motherhood (3rd grade)

    After introducing comparison and contrasting and the vocabulary to the students, they will look at the two art works by using a Venn Diagram to creatively write a paragraph. Adaptable to any grade.

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  • Playful Punctuation (1st Grade)

    By the end of the lesson, the students should be able to identify when to use a period, exclamation point, or question mark.

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  • Bridging the Gap (8th Grade)

    Utilizing argumentative writing and critical thinking skills, students will evaluate and discuss the issue of racism.

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  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowery (5th Grade)

    Understanding empathy by inferring

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  • Mississippi Artists (4th Grade)

    Research/History Regions of Mississippi. Research and learn about famous artists of MS (musicians, visual, & literary)

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  • Shape It Up! (1st Grade)

    Students will identify defining and non-defining attributes of shapes...

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  • Moral Murals (3rd Grade)

    Students will develop an understanding of how to determine and express the central message, lesson, or moral of a story and how culture affects literature and art.

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  • Sound Around (5th Grade)

    The students will examine and identify tone and mood through various art forms and sound devices.

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