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Language Arts Lessons & Activities

Chants + Poems

You may wish to use the following activity while the TS Kennedy is at sea, 1/13 - 2/25

Activity Grade 
Two Part Chant: Original TS Kennedy Cadence Chant PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Poem & Activities: Today’s A Foggy, Foggy Day (Prelutsky) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Poem & Activities: Captain Conniption (Prelutsky) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Poem & Activities: I Sailed On Half A Ship  (Prelutsky) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Poem & Activities: Fog  (Sandburg) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Poem & Activities: It’s Hot!  It’s Hot!  (Florian) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Cumulative Tale

You may wish to use the following activity while the EM cadets are in Florida, 1/13-2/10

Activity Grade 
Cumulative Tale: The House The Cadets Built PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Book

You may wish to use the following activity just after the TS Kennedy has departed or just before it returns to Buzzards Bay

Activity Grade 
Book: The Cape Cod Canal By The Numbers (History &Math) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Book Recommendations

You may wish to use the following activity while the EM cadets are in Florida, 1/13 – 2/10

Activity Grade 
Teacher Suggestions: Books Related To Homelessness (MS HS) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Teacher Suggestions: Books Related To Homelessness (ES HS) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Songs to Familiar Tunes

You may wish to use the following activity while the TS Kennedy is at sea, 1/13 – 2/25

Activity Grade 
Song With Actions: A Cadet Scans The Sea PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Song With Actions: If You’re A Cadet And You Know It PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Song: A Cadet’s Life Is For Me PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Vocabulary

You may wish to use the following activity while the TS Kennedy is at sea, 1/13 – 2/25

Activity Grade 
Ideas For Teachers: Talk Like A Cadet In The Classroom PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Word Lists: Nautical Terms Of The Week (Weeks 1-7) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Quizzes And Activities: Nautical Terms PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Quizzes And Activities: Nautical Terms Answer Key PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

You may wish to use the following activity while the IMB cadets are  in Singapore & South Africa, 1/7 – 2/18

Activity Grade 
Word List: Shipping Vocabulary PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Novel Guides and Activities

You may wish to use the following activity while the TS Kennedy is at sea, 1/13 – 2/25

Activity Grade 
Novel Guide: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Research Topics: A Storm Too Soon PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Vocabulary: A Storm Too Soon (Three Activities) PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Figurative Language: A Storm Too Soon PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Public Speaking

You may wish to use the following activity while the TS Kennedy is at sea, 1/13 – 2/25

Activity Grade 
Speech Selection: In The Words Of John F. Kennedy PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Reader's Theater

You may wish to use the following activity during Sea Term or during any of the winter experiences

Activity Grade 
Readers Theater: Latitude, Longitude, & MMA Cadets PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Readers Theater: The Atlantic Ocean & Pacific Ocean PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

You may wish to use the following activity while the EM cadets are in Florida, 1/13 – 2/10

Activity Grade 
Reader’s Theater: Three Little Pigs And The MMA Cadets PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Topic Quotes

You may wish to use the following activities while the TS Kennedy is at sea, 1/13 – 2/25

Activity Grade 
Student Task: Interpreting Quote By Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Student Task: Interpreting Quote By John F. Kennedy PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Student Task: Anchor Quotes PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Student Task: Island Quotes PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Student Task: Ocean Quotes PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Student Task: Ship Quotes PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Student Task: Voyage Quotes PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

You may wish to use the following activity while the EM cadets are in Florida, 1/13 – 2/10

Activity Grade 
Student Task: Home Quotes PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS

 

Topic Writing Prompts

You may wish to use the following activities while the TS Kennedy is at sea, 1/13 – 2/25

Activity Grade 
Ideas For Teachers: Traits Of A Leader PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Student Task: Traits Of A Leader Writing Prompts PK-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS