Election 2016 Bellringer-Trump Debate Cartoon

Election 2016 Bellringer

Election 2016 Bellringer
Election 2016 Bellringer

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump can be his own worst enemy, which is a sentiment that is captured beautifully in this cartoon.

For a simple and ready-to-go bellringer, you can make your own copy of this Google Form, or print out this Cartoon Analysis Sheet.

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Election 2016 Bellringer-Trump Wall Cartoon

Election 2016 Bellringer

Election 2016 Bellringer
Tom Toles Editorial Cartoon

Election 2016 has had an awful lot of talk about walls.  And it looks like Donald Trump may have himself “walled in” so to speak.

To use this great cartoon in class, try this Google Form (please make a copy) or this printable cartoon analysis sheet.

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Election 2016 Bellringer-Hillary Grinder Cartoon

Election 2016 Bellringer

Election 2016 Bellringer
Election 2016 Bellringer

This issue may never go away!  This cartoon holds a two-front challenge in my opinion: 1. Explaining to students the “Clinton Foundation” and its relevance, and 2. Telling them what a grinder monkey is!

I have created a Google Form to guide students through their analysis.  Just please be sure to make a copy for yourself.  But if you’re feeling old school, use this printable cartoon analysis sheet.

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Election 2016 Bellringer: Clinton Drive-through

Election 2016 Bellringer

Election 2016 Bellringer
Election 2016 Bellringer

The Clinton’s are no strangers to controversy, and this election promises much of that.  This bellringer contains a cartoon portraying the Clinton Foundation as a drive-through window, open for favors.

While it might take some background explanation, this is a great bellringer for explaining the role that the peddling of influence will play in Election 2016.  Use can use this Google Form (just make a copy) or this printable worksheet.  The cartoon is included in both options.

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Election 2016 Bellringer: Hillary and the Flag

Election 2016 Bellringer

Election 2016 Bellringer
Election 2016 Bellringer

When Election Season comes around, it is always a good idea to remind students about symbolism and the appeal to patriotism used by the candidates.

This Election 2016 Bellringer has a great picture of Hillary Clinton in front of the American Flag.  Use this Google Form and share your own copy with students, or download this printable worksheet.  All formats include the picture and can act as a stand-alone activity.

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Election 2016 Bellringer: Trump After Rally

Election 2016 Bellringer

Election 2016 Bellringer
Election 2016 Bellringer

You never know what will happen after a Trump rally.  Here the Candidate is giving a thumbs-up as he leaves an event in Pennsylvania.

For this Election 2016 Bellringer, you can use the Google Form, which is a great stand-alone activity.  Just be sure to make a copy to share with students.

Or you can use this photo analysis printable worksheet, which also includes the photo.

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Election 2016 Bellringer: Trump Speaking

Election 2016 Bellringer

Election 2016 Bellringer
Election 2016 Bellringer

This election 2016 bellringer features Mr. Trump on the podium.  Nothing captures the unique nature of this election like a picture of Donald Trump speaking to his supporters.

This ready-to-go Bellringer has a photo analysis activity via Google Form. Just be sure to make a copy of your own to use.

I have also included a printable worksheet version of the bellringer activity, with the picture.

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Bellringer: Hillary Stops for a Selfie

Election 2016 Bellringers

Election 2016 Bellringer Activity
Election 2016 Bellringer Activity

Election 2016 has so many photo opps, and even the venerable Hillary Clinton can’t resist a quick selfie.  So why not use it as a bellringer?

This bellringer for the Election 2016 features a photo of Hillary Clinton posing for a selfie.  This Google Form contains the picture and can be used electronically or you can print the Bellringer worksheet, which includes the picture.  if you are using the Google Form, be sure to make a copy for your own use and then your are good to go.

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Oral Presentations: Strategies For Success

Oral Presentation Strategies
Oral Presentation Strategies

As a teacher, oral presentations can be a chore.  But I think all of us realize that for our students it is an essential skill.  So here are some resources I found with Search PlanIt that will help you develop effective oral presentation lessons.

Suite 101 offers a great article on using the 3-2-1 protocol for oral presentations.  It is an easy, effective method suitable for all students at any level of English proficiency.

TEFL.net offers this advice on creating effective oral presentations.  Although it is aimed at ELT professionals, the methods and resources listed will benefit any teacher of any subject.

If you want to explore more resources, please look through all of the results from Search PlanIt on oral presentation strategies.  You can find hundreds of sites through Search PlanIt that offer in-depth and expert advice on planning effective oral presentations with your students.  As always, please make the effort to rate each lesson plan you explore with our one-click star rating.  Search PlanIt becomes more effective with more teacher ratings.

And please don’t forget one of the coolest things about Search PlanIt – You can share the best lesson plans you find with just one click!

Look for these buttons   (Twitter, Facebook, Print, E-Mail)

They are at the bottom of the results page or in the popup box on individual lesson plans where it says “share these results”.  Just click the icon and share your lesson plan results with your colleagues on Twitter, Facebook, or by sending an e-mail!

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Science Project Ideas For Kids – Welcome to Search PlanIt

I would like to take some time to welcome a new addition to your lesson plan search engine,  Science Project Ideas For Kids.  The site is maintained by retired teacher, author, and all-around science guru Janice VanCleave, and will be added to your search results within the next few weeks.

Ms. VanCleave’s bio is impressive, and she has selflessly offered to share her extensive knowledge through free resources on her science website.  Ms. Van Cleave has worked as a science teacher for 27 years in the public school system and she has published 52 science books for kids which have sold over 2 million copies and are published in 15 languages.

Ms. VanCleave’s website reflects her fun, hands-on approach to science.  You can tell by the multiple resources that she shares.  There are categories covering Astronomy, Physics, Animals, Geography, Math, and the list goes on to include over 1,000 articles on science.  Plus, there is a great section called “Ask Janice” where you can send your science questions directly to her.

Just as an example, I read through an article on color called Color Vision, which is a concept with which I struggled during my college physics class.  Ms. VanCleave’s approach to color was different than my college professor’s lectures.  She included a photograph of her and her granddaughter as the focus object.  Then the rest of her science article discussed the science behind your body’s interpretation of color.  All the while she referred back to the photograph, easing my self-inflicted tension over so much science!

I would encourage every teacher to visit Science Project Ideas For Kids.  It’s a great site that offers teachers an immense amount of free information that can make science exciting and engaging for kids.  Thank you Ms. VanCleave.  We look forward to including your site in Search PlanIt.