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You Are Your Words - AHD

You Are Your Words - AHD
The American Heritage ® Dictionary invites you to create a self-portrait using your words. The words that tell the world who you are. That make you, you. It's easy to do, whether you decide to link to places like Facebook for words you've already written or write something new specifically for your portrait. Either way, you'll create a unique image that can be shared and saved and will remind everyone that You Are Your Words. Image Tips

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How to make Sky Lanterns Lovely Illustration by Tuhin Paul We made sky lanterns to celebrate “Diwali”, a festival of lights in India. You can find the step-by-step tutorial here:Step 1: Make Paper Balloon The paper balloon is made using rice papers,butter paper, kite paper or tracing paper. The Literacy Block Saturday, 7 July 2012 at 3:47 pm A literacy block should provide a balanced program of literacy instruction including the following teaching/learning approaches to support reading and writing. Essential Reading Components: Modelled Reading Word Clouds for Kids! ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games.

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How To Make a Secret Hollow Book: The first step into making the hollow book is to select a book. Make sure this is a book your own, and not one belonging to the library, or your family. I suggest rummaging through books at yard/garage sales. Make sure it is a hardback; otherwise you will cut all the way through the other side when you are cutting out the insides.You'll also need: Elmer's white gluea container to hold glue solution (I've chosen a film canister)X-acto knife, and/or box cutter. Literacy » primaryedutech.com Toontastic is a fantastic cartoon creation tool on your iPad. This is a very accessible tool that can be used by children as young as five and be enjoyed just as much by big kids such as myself. Toontastic’s interface is separated into 5 easy steps to create your own cartoon. Step 1: Story Arc

Line Design w/Shading - 4th Grade It's that time of year again! The Line Design project I do with 4th grade every year is turning out wonderful! I have some great artists in the 4th grade, and even some of the ones that struggle are doing well with this project. I have included the link back to the steps so you can try it yourself! 2 Apps to Embed Writing into Student’s Life by John Hardison (from gettingsmart.com) I can’t even begin to quantify how many times I have been blessed with the challenge of working with a reluctant writer. During 14 years in the Language Arts classroom, I have heard “I hate writing” a thousand times. Sure, everybody loves those students who scan the writing prompt a couple of times just before their minds and hearts connect with the pens and bleed ink onto the paper in an effortless representation of creativity and mastery of rhetorical strategies. Taking natural writers to the next level is also a daunting task, but I will forever be grateful for those who stare at the paper with confusion and anxiety while hoping words will magically fill up the empty lines.

Alternatives to Book Reports Being able to consume, critique, and create media is so important for our 21st century students. While I love to write about books in my book reviews, lots of children don't share my enthusiasm. If your kids or students groan at the mere mention of writing a book report, consider some alternative ideas. Instead of a book report, have your kids make a book trailer! If you're not sure where to start, check out this article by Kim Chatel, Making a Digital Story with Kids.

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