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Children's Book Review: Eleanor by Barbara Cooney

Children's Book Review: Eleanor by Barbara Cooney | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
The privileged though painful childhood of First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) is chronicled with tenderness and care in Caldecott Medalist Cooney's (Emily; The Ox-Cart Man) memo...
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The Outsiders - Movie Trailer

Early 1960s. Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is divided between teenagers who have grown up with wealth and privilege and the rough-edged "greasers" from the wrong...
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The Mighty - Trailer

"This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. "

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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds - TED talk

http://www.ted.com Autism activist Temple Grandin talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problem...
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Meet Janice Mirikitani : Poet, author of For My Father

Meet Janice Mirikitani : Poet, author of For My Father | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
Poet, dancer, and community activist Janice Mirikitani was born in 1941 in Stockton, California, and earned a BA from UCLA. With her parents, she was interned in an Arkansas camp during World War ...
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Ode to Family Photographs - Gary Soto

Ode to Family Photographs - Gary Soto | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it

Read the poem from Gary Soto, Ode to Family Photographs

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Memoirs: Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Learn more about Judith Ortiz Cofer from this student presentation created using Prezi.

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Enjoy a Review of My Name Is Georgia by Jeanette Winter & a Video of Ms. O'Keefe

Enjoy a Review of My Name Is Georgia by Jeanette Winter & a Video of Ms. O'Keefe | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because tomorrow we ...
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Children's Book Review: Eleanor by Barbara Cooney

Children's Book Review: Eleanor by Barbara Cooney | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
The privileged though painful childhood of First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) is chronicled with tenderness and care in Caldecott Medalist Cooney's (Emily; The Ox-Cart Man) memo...
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What do we do with a variation? | Poems | Poetryline

What do we do with a variation? | Poems | Poetryline | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
"Why not try...

watching James Berry talk about the significance of this poem in the video About Variarion.

You could also discuss the questions asked in this poem.
What do you think about variation?"

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The Story Behind Banksy

The Story Behind Banksy | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
On his way to becoming an international icon, the subversive and secretive street artist turned the art world upside-down
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Site Search : The Poetry Foundation

Site Search : The Poetry Foundation | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
Find poems, poets, poetry news, articles, and book reviews. Browse for poems by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Gwendolyn Brooks, Billy Collins, Maya Angelou, John Keats, or search through 100 years of Poetry magazine in the archive.
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If you liked Emily Dickinson's poem If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking, visit the web site for the Poetry Foundation and enjoy more of her work, along with hundreds of other poems. 

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Teen opinion essays on social issues and civics

Teen opinion essays on social issues and civics | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
Teens DO think, so read their opinions about school, society, current events and hot topics, the death penalty, war, violence, crime, justice and injustice, human rights and everything else under the sun.
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Check out the latest essays on civic issues written by TEENS for everyone.

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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World | IndieBound

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World | IndieBound | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it

"Eleven-year-old Tilly saved lives in Thailand by warning people that a tsunami was coming. Fifteen-year-old Malika fought against segregation in her Alabama town. Ten-year-old Jean-Dominic won a battle against pesticides—and the cancer they caused in his body. Six-year-old Ryan raised $800,000 to drill water wells in Africa. And twelve-year-old Haruka invented a new environmentally friendly way to scoop dog poop. With the right role models, any child can be a hero. Thirty true stories profile kids who used their heads, their hearts, their courage, and sometimes their stubbornness to help others and do extraordinary things. As young readers meet these boys and girls from around the world, they may wonder, “What kind of hero lives inside of me?”

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Book Review for: The Outsiders

"This was a great book. It really opened my eyes about the different types of people there are in this world. It really chenged my life. I also feel that any and every teenager of any age should read this book. If you like it or not it's extremely informational."
-Chelsea, Georia, Riverdale

Read more reviews like this one of The Outsiders.

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Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
At the beginning of eighth grade, learning-disabled Max and his new friend, Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.
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Prezi featuring old age sticks by ee cummings

Read the poem and view an interesting tie-in video.

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Oranges, a poem by Gary Soto

Oranges, a poem by Gary Soto | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it

Read the poem Oranges by Gary Soto.

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A Blog Review of Little By Little by Jean Little

A Blog Review of Little By Little by Jean Little | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
Little by Little: A Writer's Education by Jean Little. Part of 31 Days of Great Nonfiction at The Deliberate Reader.
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Blog Post Review of Emily by Michael Bedard

Blog Post Review of Emily by Michael Bedard | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it

Opening lines from the book, "There is a woman on our street they call the Myth....  She hasn't left her house in nearly twenty years.  If strangers come to call, she runs and hides herself away.  Some people say she's crazy.  But to me she's Emily...."

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Jeanette Winter | Authors | Macmillan

Jeanette Winter | Authors | Macmillan | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it

Meet Jeanette Winter,author of My Name Is Georgia in this interview.

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BLOCKHEAD, THE LIFE OF FIBONACCI, by Jospeph D'Agnese

Official book trailer from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Summary: This picture-book biography chronicles the life and career of Leonardo Fibonacci, o...
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John Mayer - Waiting on the World to Change

Music video by John Mayer performing Waiting On The World To Change. (C) 2006 AWARE RECORDS LLC
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Children's Poetry : The Poetry Foundation

Children's Poetry : The Poetry Foundation | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it
Learn how to read poems and poetry with the Learning Lab's annotated poems, discussion questions, poetics essays and teaching resources. Find new children's authors. Take a literature themed tour of Chicago or Washington DC.
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Don't miss the readings and other video content on the Children's Poetry portion of the Poetry Foundation!

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The Twilight Zone: Season 1 - PILOT CLIP 1

View this short clip of Rod Serling, creator of Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.

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Ryan's Well Foundation | Home

Ryan's Well Foundation | Home | 7th Grade ELA | Scoop.it

"In 1999, seven year old Ryan Hreljac's first well was built in a Ugandan village. Now the Ryan's Well Foundation has grown into a family of people committed to delivering access to safe water, as an essential way to improve the lives of people in the developing world. We empower citizens of all ages to take action and effect change in the world."

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