Using a novel to construct a recipe - 8th grade In addition to the recipe, each student also was required to make a "cover" and a "works cited page" with at least 3 sources from different cookbooks - print or on-line.
The following links are for "TED" educational resources. Each has a video and additional supportive resources such a quiz, thinking activities with questions and additional resources for each topic. These are just a few the available resources
National Capitol Language Resource Center - Vocabulary k-12 "There are as many interesting and fun ways to work with vocabulary as you have the time and imagination to prepare them. My mantra for vocabulary is: "Recognition, Repetition, Reproduction." Always keep in mind that the end goal of learning vocabulary is to be able to use it comfortably in context" http://nclrc.org/teachers_corner/classroom_solutions_yana/vocabulary_activities.html
Get The Words This site provides a real-time test. You simply scroll down to the bottom and click on the link that says self-scoring vocabulary tests and quizzes. http://getwords.com/unit/88?letter=V&spage=1
This site provides SAT prep vocabulary tests. However, it also provides links to other types of tests such as quizzes that assess your knowledge on mathematics, U.S. History and Geography, just to name a few. http://quizhub.com/quiz/quizhub.cfm
Snapshot Writing Tool
The Snapshot Writing Tool is designed to put students in a specific moment in time using a visual prompt such as a photo or video and then write about what you see? What you hear? What you smell? What you taste? and what you feel? Drawing upon all 5 senses.