Context for the words in simulation #3
Over thousands of years, some of the early farming villages evolved slowly into complex societies, know as civilizations. (World History. National Geographic Society, page 32)
Repeated experience with computations in meaningful contexts will also foster the higher-level skill of judging when computations can most appropriately be made in one's head or on paper, or with the help of a calculator or computer. (Science for All Americans. American Association for the Advancement of Science, page 135)
As of a certain date, all slaves living in areas still rebelling against the United States would be free. To quiet constitutional concerns, he [Lincoln] assured his cabinet that this Emancipation Proclamation would apply only to states that belonged to the Confederacy, not to regions under Union control. (The American Nation. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, page 384)
In fact, if you want to distinguish whether a hypothesis is scientific or not, look to see if there is a test for proving it wrong. (Conceptual Physics. Addison-Wesley, page 4)
Many schools are using an inclusion model with which to deliver services to special education and/or Title I students.
Egyptian religion was based on polytheism, or the worship of many deities, except during the controversial rule of Akhenaton. (World History. National Geographic Society, page 52)
Rapid lexical change is now possible, a dynamism which finds its impetus in broad cultural changes and which rapidly promotes the vernacular works available in the fourteenth and fifteenth century: romances and chronicles, religious and secular lyrics, popular songs and ballads, Chaucer and his fifteenth-century imitators. (The Lexical Bar by David Corson, University of Tasmania, page 31)
Energy can change from one form to another although in the process some energy is always converted to heat. Some systems transform energy with less loss of heat than others. (Benchmarks for Science Literacy. American Association for the Advancement of Science, page 194)
Saliva, the liquid in your mouth, has a chemical that helps you digest starch. The chemical turns starch into a sugar your body can digest. (Science Place. Scholastic, page B-6)
Weathering can break off rocks high on a mountain and tumble them down to the valley floor… A talus slope is formed when rocks erode from the side of the mountain. (Science Place. Scholastic, page C-54)
Depletion of energy sources can be slowed by both technical and social means. Technical means include maximizing the usefulness that we realize from a given input of energy by means of good design of the transformation device, by means of insulation where we want to restrict heat flow (for example, to insulate hot-water tanks), or by doing something with the heat as it leaks out. (Science for All Americans. American Association for the Advancement of Science, page 95)
The Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA) is similar to KWL in both concept and versatility. Both encourage active reading through activation of prior knowledge, predicting, and checking the accuracy of the predictions. (Teaching Reading in the Content Areas. McRel, page 107)
For organisms that reproduce sexually, a species comprises all organisms that can mate with one another to produce fertile offspring. (Science for All Americans. American Association for the Advancement of Science, page 60)
Courses completed to satisfy this [mathematics] requirement shall be at or above the level of Algebra and shall include at least two course selections from among Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or other mathematics courses above the level of Algebra or Geometry. Proposed Revisions to Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia. Virginia Department of Education, page 12)
Many people take over-the-counter vitamins with the hope that they are beneficial to health.
I found that adults use a three-step process for word learning: First they search for meaning, most often by simply asking someone; second they practice the word in low-risk situations, such as among friends and family; and finally, they begin using it without conscious effort. (Vocabulary self-collection strategy: an active approach to word learning by Martha Rapp Haggard, Journal of Reading. December 1982, page 204)
The incredible rise in test scores could only be attributed to hard work on the part of teachers and students.
The prominent local leader was embarrassed by his son's arrest for drunk driving the week after his own letter to the editor was published on that very subject.
If the [Supreme] Court decides that a law or action is unconstitutional – in conflict with the Constitution – it has the power to nullify, or cancel that law or action. (Civics Responsibilities and Citizenship. Glenco, page 292)
The major points I try to remember when using thematic groupings area:1)Keep the categories broad enough that a variety of literature can fit into the category; 2)Know that books many times overlap in categories and can move from one category to another; and 3)Constantly add and delete books to the thematic groups. No list is ever static. (Into Focus: Understanding and Creating Middle School Readers. Christopher Gordon Publishers, page 144)
Adolf Hitler was, by most accounts, the most villainous character in all of history. I would be hard-pressed to name anyone more evil.
*Any context without a source listed was created by CG Rosenbaum for the purpose of this simulation.