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Bridging the Summer Reading Gap

Bridging the Summer Reading Gap
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Engaging With Literature: A Video Library, Grades 3-5 1. Signposts This program introduces the principles that form the backbone of this video library — effective practices for engaging in literature. Dr. Judith Langer explains the characteristics that decades of research have shown to be most effective in building classrooms where students are active learners, building and sharing their individual and richly involved understandings of works of literature — what she calls envisionments. These characteristics are shown in action through introductory visits to the classrooms of the eight teachers who appear in this video library. Go to this unit. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Home of the Virtual Body - MEDtropolis Campaign Whale » Kids Page Welcome to Campaign Whale’s Kids section! Here you will be find a wide range of information about whales aimed at young people. We have also included some fact sheets, briefings and educational resources, which you can download and use in the classroom or even at home. Facts about whales, dolphins and porpoises What threats are whales facing? Learn more about whales (recommended books) How to protect whales (Whale Savers scheme) Educational resources Engaging With Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 3-5 Workshop 1. Foundations Meet the eight teachers in the video programs and find out what kinds of literary experiences have had the most meaning for them. The group talks about how they have brought a love of literature to their students. Workshop 2. Workshop 3. Workshop 4. Workshop 5. Workshop 6. Workshop 7. Workshop 8. Workshop 9.

Skeletal System The Skeleton is the name given to the collection of bones that holds the rest of our body up. Our skeleton is very important to us. It does three major jobs. It protects our vital organs such as the brain, the heart and the lungs. It gives us the shape that we have. Without our skeleton, we would just be a blob of blood and tissue on the floor. When you were born, your skeleton had around 350 bones. Our bones don't simply work on their own.

Whales The madness of the whaling – hunting species after species to the verge of extinction – is the same model now being used in modern fishing today. Protecting the whales – not just from hunting but the many other daily threats they face - would be a signal that governments are serious about all ocean protection. “Save the Whales” is the famous shout out that brought millions of people together and produced a worldwide ban on commercial whaling in 1986. It was claimed that there used to be so many Right whales in Cape Cod Bay on the east coast of the USA, that locals could walk across their backs from one side of the bay to the other – a distance of 40km. Activists have risked their lives in the Southern Ocean, putting themselves between the whales and the harpoons; campaigners in Japan have risked their freedom to expose the corruption of the whaling programme, people have marched, petitioned and demanded change; in 2013 one government took Japan to court over its continued whaling.

Inside Writing Communities, Grades 3-5 Program 1. Building a Community of Writers How can teachers in grades 3-5 create classrooms that nurture and support all students' confidence in their ability to write and help them forge their own writing identities? This program explores strategies and practices to help establish successful writing communities within classrooms. Go to this unit. Program 2. Program 3. Program 4. Program 5. Program 6. Program 7. Program 8. Program 9. Program 10. Program 11. Program 12. Program 13. Program 14. Program 15. Program 16. Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms Glossary Home | Text Version Designed to help learners at any level better understand genetic terms Guided by national science standards Explained by scientists at the NIH The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms. Enter a search term or explore the list of terms by selecting a letter from the alphabet on the left and then select from the terms revealed. The Talking Glossary At the bottom of most pages in the Talking Glossary are links to help you get the most out of this glossary.