Teacher Suggestions for Sunspots
by Sara Adams, M.S. (Reading), W. Clifton Adams, PhD. (Communication)
© Copyright 2012 & 2007 by the authors
Materials may be copied without permission only to support instruction related to the teaching of SUNSPOTS.
Table of Contents
Read each story aloud to the students to increase listening skills.
As indicated for the story, ask the discussion questions associated with the particular story. Please note that suggestions as well as intended answers often follow the question. The arrangement is for visual consistency, but it's with the expectation that you will read over the questions before asking them in class.
"Idioms," "Inferences," "Creative Activities" and "Acts" are included for optional assignments. You might use them for discussion, further instructions or examples for the students to compile their own lists.
Questions under "Just for Today" are intended as challenges for the student to consider on her/his own. However, the questions might be good stimuli for personal journals.
The vocabulary words highlighted for the story can be used in a variety of ways depending on your time limitations and teaching style. You may supply the words in advance with or without definitions or save the list for after the story. The list may be the basis for games such as Hangman.
"Just for Today" and the vocabulary words are placed on a separate page so that you may copy them as you like.
"Diverse Thinking" is a section for classes where students have copies of SUNSPOTS. Each question therein asks the students to relate the photograph to the particular story. Each is, obviously, an optional question.
help is provided for hardship
dealing with midcourse change
Mr. Thomas & Mr. O'Hare
quality will out
nothing works if we don't
focus of others
actions have consequences
make monuments of memories
listen to emotions
limit your guilt
follow your dream
even driftwood have value
serve others to reach your goal
accept imperfections in others
be assertive in relationships
life is yours to live
Jack and Jill
God's garden as a color array