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The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Common Core and Point of View Reading for Literature Standard 6 is one of the most misunderstood Common Core Standards. many teachers are mistakenly teaching this as a unit on first, second, and third person. This is simply off base. What RL6 is really about is the character’s point of view. This means: how does that character see the world? What is the character’s perspective? The Blood of Olympus (HD) Watch Rick Riordan's final tribute to the epic Heroes of Olympus series. In this walkabout with the gods Rick explains the important elements that comprise the final book, The Blood of Olympus. nnFor more about the book and to purchase, click here: about The Blood of Olympus:nThough the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. - The offical website of best selling author Jacqueline Harvey Books Alice Miranda Series Meet Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, possibly the bravest, most positive seven and one quarter year old you’re ever likely to encounter. Alice-Miranda At School In her first adventure, Alice-Miranda At School, Alice-Miranda quickly learns that not everything is as it seems at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. The Headmistress, Miss Grimm hasn’t been seen for ten years. ThingLink Interactive Image Contest Congratulations to the winners of the first ThingLink Interactive Image Contest for K-12 organized by ThingLink and Rosen Publishing. Click on each name below to see the winning image for a category. If you are a winner, your school will be contacted for sending prizes. My Favorite Books or Authors – Hailey Falcone – Chase Collegiate School Science — Think Like a Scientist! – Catherine B – Saint Isadore Health & Well-Being — You, Your Family, Your Friends – Karen Kliegman (class) – Searington School Environment — The World Around Us – Alyssa Augustin – Saint Isadore Community — Volunteering & Making a Difference – Annalee Kraai – Marcellus High School Money Smarts — Earning, Saving, Spending – Henry Huang – Tappen Zee High School Art & Music — Express Yourself!

Four Major Shifts in Literacy This video mini-series has been designed to provide an efficient pathway for understanding and implementing the most significant shifts in English/language arts and literacy instruction. Ranging from seven to ten minutes in length, each video tackles one important topic and then provides tools that educators can begin using in their classrooms immediately. The order in which the videos are watched in not critical, so please feel free to start with the one that seems the most intriguing. Major Shift 1: Emphasizing Informational Text Pax by Sara Pennypacker Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . . From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox.

BlogWalker - Microsoft’s May 30 Digital Citizenship Day – Silicon Valley Style A huge shout out to Microsoft Silicon Valley , the Santa Clara County Office of Education , and Project Cornerstone for sponsoring the FREE May 30 digital citizenship summit! And thank you to abc’s David Louie for including the event in the news clip below: Anne Collier, Co-Director of ConnectSafely , opened the event with an excellent keynote that included such gems as:

What Do Santa & Hulk Hogan Have in Common? The PBS IdeaChannel is my new favorite YouTube addiction. Imagine taking everything thought provoking that PBS hangs its hat on, and wrap it up with nostalgia for the 80s and 90s, and you have the social media makings of PBS 2.0, designed for my generation.. For example, let’s compare Santa to Hulk Hogan shall we? Yes, yes, the premise sounds far fetched, but the way the persuasive piece of storytelling connects the emotions and cognitive awareness of the “buy in” to the “fakeness” that is Santa Claus and the professional wrestling world is almost magic. I can’t help but wonder what big educational thinkers behind the Common Core State Standards might think about such a seemingly well structured thesis, especially as persuasive writing seems to be so dominant throughout the CCSS language.

Wing & Claw: Forest of Wonders by Linda Sue Park From Newbery Medal–winning author Linda Sue Park comes the first book in the captivating Wing & Claw trilogy, a middle grade fantasy about a boy, a bat, and an amazing transformation. --From Newbery Medal–winning author Linda Sue Park comes the first book of a captivating fantasy-adventure trilogy. Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders. For a gifted young apothecary like him, every leaf could unleash a kind of magic. When an injured bat crashes into his life, Raffa invents a cure from a rare crimson vine that he finds deep in the Forest.