Weekly accessible learning activities: fictitious houses, fascinating animals, favorite technology

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Every Wednesday, we shine the spotlight on five student activities that support a wide range of learners. Below are learning activities based on the family home of “Home Alone”, recent animal discoveries, helpful tech tools, an intriguing photograph and maps showing where people of Asian descent live in the States. -United.

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1. Imagine staying at a favorite fictional house.

In this Student review, students check out some of the pop culture-inspired homes that Airbnb, the home-sharing platform, has rented to travelers. Then they’ll think of a house they’d like to spend the night in from one of their favorite movies, shows, or books.

2. Check out some of the unusual creatures The Times reported on in 2021.

This Lesson of the day presents some recent “wild” discoveries in the animal kingdom. After reading these findings, students can read another short article to learn about another strange and fascinating creature.

3. Share your favorite apps and technologies.

Inspired by a Image prompt image, students share their must-have tech tools for school, work or play. Students can share their answers in the comments section and read the related article on “Technology That Will Invade Our Lives in 2022”.

4. Make observations on a photograph.

What’s going on in this picture invites students to look carefully at a photograph published in The Times and try to understand what is happening in the image. Students can read what other students noticed in the image, as well as the moderator’s responses, in the comments section.

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