We know that every minute of teaching time is precious. That is why all of the student activities in the Natural High curriculum are aligned to Common Core State Standards. The activities are built to let students do the heavy lifting, giving them practice with essential literacy and critical thinking skills while learning about living naturally high. Lessons focus on critical reading, writing, speaking, research, and data analysis standards, which are relevant across many subjects.
In our activity bank, you will find activities like these:
– Claims, Counterclaims, and Evidence: Students find evidence to argue in support of or against a statement from the book A Better High. They read a set of claims, then select a piece of evidence from the text, then must argue how the evidence either supports or disproves the claim. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis (…)
– Drug Stats Analysis: Students will read the report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse that is presented in the Topic 3 mini-lesson. Then, they will answer the analysis questions to gain a deep understanding of the numbers and their implications. CCSS. ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details (…) and CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.A.1 Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population (…)
– Letter to the Producer: Students will write a letter to a movie production company persuading them to portray a more realistic picture of how many teenagers actually use drugs or alcohol. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence and W.6.2 Write informative/explanatory texts (…)