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Entries Tagged as 'Language arts'

Is that a monkey face on that elephant?

November 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Science

And look at the turkey tail and the gazelle legs! Learn about the different animals at SwitchZoo.  Here you can create your own animal, tell a story, and explore the habitat.  This free site includes lesson plans and other activities.  Be sure you have your speakers on for the full effect. (From Shannon Miller’s Tweet- […]

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Hercules and DE Boards

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Discovery Education

As part of a assignment in Colleen Comerford’s class, the students produced Discovery Education boards.  Using their notes from the 12 Labors of Hercules, they selected items (video, photos, or texts) to summarize the events.  Each student also created a Tellagami and added it to their board.  At the end of class, each board was […]

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How do I get started?

June 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

I just overheard this comment in the last class (as they were crafting a paragraph about their last SSR book).  Too bad I had not seen Writer Igniter!  Just spin the wheel and you will get a character, situation, prop, and setting.  For writers from 5-12 (from TeachersFirst).

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A truly online book club

June 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

NPR hosts a monthly book club for students.  They can read the selection of the month and then submit questions for the author (to be answered on a monthly NPR broadcast).  Even if you are not in the market for a book club, it might be an interesting site to look for your next book. […]

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