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Breakfast Serials

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Novels by authors such as Avi, Yolen, Paterson, and others delivered chapter by chapter in a serial format on-line.  Looks promising for use with a reading group.  Check out titles available uner "Our Products".  First book is free, afterward $5.95 per book/group.  Teacher resources available geared to common core standards.

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Poetry Workstations

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Bring technology into the classroom to teach poetry. Watch as one innovative teacher uses iPods and blogs to help teach poetry to elementary school students. Common Code Standards in ELA.
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For Poets and Writers

For Poets and Writers | reading workshop | Scoop.it

Ideas, resources, and websites for poets and writers and teachers of the same.

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Writing with Writers: Poetry Writing | Scholastic.com

Writing with Writers: Poetry Writing | Scholastic.com | reading workshop | Scoop.it
Study the genre of poetry by taking part in step-by-step workshops with three of your favorite authors. Then have your work published online in our Scholastic archive. Includes teacher's guide.
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Teachers Homepage

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National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life. Using real-world examples and National Geographic's rich media, educators, families, and students learn about the world and the people in it.
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Free Flash Jeopardy Review Game

Free Flash Jeopardy Review Game | reading workshop | Scoop.it
Flash Jeopardy Review Game is 100% free and customizable flash based review game designed with teachers in mind. Anyone can create and download a Jeopardy game online for free in minutes.
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wwwatanabe: Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools

wwwatanabe: Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools | reading workshop | Scoop.it
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Ink Think Tank :: Nonfiction Authors in Your Classroom

Ink Think Tank :: Nonfiction Authors in Your Classroom | reading workshop | Scoop.it

Nonfiction Authors in Your Classroom... Check out the great nonfiction books written for elementary/middle school students.  Some GREAT reads.

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Learning Together in 4th Grade!: Nonfiction Websites

Learning Together in 4th Grade!: Nonfiction Websites | reading workshop | Scoop.it

Nonfiction websites to try.

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"Prefixes, Suffixes, & Roots" Rap www.educationalrap.com

A rap song to learn about prefixes, suffixes, and roots. The song is done by www.educationalrap.com and used by permission. You can download from their site....
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West Baton Rouge Parish Schools

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So what is a Content Trailer? Very simply, a Content Trailer is a short, 2- to 3-minute, media-rich experience from which a point of inquiry can begin.  Content trailers are available on over 100 topics and are divided by grade level.

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ICDL - International Children's Digital Library

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library | reading workshop | Scoop.it

International Children's Digital Library...Books from many different cultures.  Can be projected for shared reading.  Great resource!

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Excellent Short Video On The Brain And Learning | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Excellent Short Video On The Brain And Learning | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | reading workshop | Scoop.it

You might want to consider showing this short video to your class to reinforce that it takes effort to learn, but it gets easier the more you practice.

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Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive

Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive | reading workshop | Scoop.it
Watch as one 7th grade writing teacher makes a vocabulary lesson interactive. Using some great classroom management techniques, this teacher gets her students to have fun while learning vocabulary. Name of lesson is called Kick Me.
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Please note that there is no kicking involved!  Could be adapted for other grade levels.

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Favorite Poem Project

Favorite Poem Project | reading workshop | Scoop.it

A collection of short videos showing a wide range of people reading their favorite poem.  Be sure to listen to the poems chosen and read by young people.  I especially like "The Sloth"  "I'm Nobody, Who Are You?" "Casey at the Bat" and "The Lower Leaves of the Trees."

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Reading Rainbow: My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States

LeVar goes around the United States asking children about different words for the same items, different climates, and different customs that make the United ...
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Two Voices

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As part of a study of the Great Depression, students in this 5th grade class wrote poetry for two voices using authentic photos from the era as their starting point.  The resulting poems were loaded on Voicethread.  Well worth checking out.

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Trading Card Creator - ReadWriteThink

Trading Card Creator - ReadWriteThink | reading workshop | Scoop.it
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
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CanTeach: Songs & Poems

CanTeach contains online resources for educators, including lesson plans, links, discussion lists, and more!
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Wonderful resource for poems on a wide range of topics, perfect for elementary students.

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Non-fiction Reading Passages

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Over 1,000 non-fiction reading passages with questions to download or print.  If downloaded the passage can be projected using your computer and a LED projector.

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The Nonfiction Detectives: OUR BEST OF 2011 LIST

The Nonfiction Detectives: OUR BEST OF 2011 LIST | reading workshop | Scoop.it

65 nonfiction titles reviewed in 2011.

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My March Top Ten List: Nonfiction Reading Resources | Scholastic.com

My March Top Ten List: Nonfiction Reading Resources | Scholastic.com | reading workshop | Scoop.it

Beth's 10 top favorite tips for teaching nonfiction.  Outstanding ideas!  Posters available for free download.  Well worth the time to "dig into" this.  

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Scholastic Listen and Read - 54 nonfiction read along books

Scholastic Listen and Read - 54 nonfiction read along books | reading workshop | Scoop.it

Introduce early readers to the job of a pizza maker! Meet Kwaku Twumasi, who describes his job using simple sentences read aloud.


Via BookChook, Catherine Douthard
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Reading Comprehension Worksheets | Third Grade Passages | K12 Reader

Reading Comprehension Worksheets | Third Grade Passages | K12 Reader | reading workshop | Scoop.it

Free reading comprehension Passages - 36 weeks, printable PDF worksheets to use in the classroom or at home.  For grades 1-5.  These are short passages that are cross-curricular.

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Classroom Magic: Inferring With Commercials

Classroom Magic: Inferring With Commercials | reading workshop | Scoop.it

Try using some fun commercials to teach inference.  Some great ideas in this post.  Also links to 4 commercials on youtube including the Doritos, Super Bow Chevy Ad, and VW Passat Darth Vader.  

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