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Digital Reflections: Expressing Understanding of Content Through Photography

Striking images can leave lasting impressions on viewers. In this lesson, students make text–self–world connections to a nature- or science-related topic as they collaboratively design a multimedia presentation.

 

Student Interactives

 

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 

 

Solving the Math Curse: Reading and Writing Math Word Problems

Students' reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills add up as they decipher word problems and use what they've learned to solve a crossword puzzle.

 

 

Theme Poems

Theme Poems

Formerly known as Shape Poems, this online tool allows elementary students to write poems in various shapes.

 
 

 

Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry

Students explore poetry about sports, looking closely at the use of onomatopoeia. After viewing a segment of a sporting event, students create their own onomatopoeic sports poems.

 

 

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.

 
 

 

Alliteration in Headline Poems

Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline poem consisting of 25 words that contain at least three examples of alliteration.

 

 

Compare & Contrast Map

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Webinar on the President's Budget

This webinar addresses the update on the President's budget (to be released the week of February 14th) and an update on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (the current NCLB).

 

Evidence-Based Argumentation in Science

Join NCTE for the web seminar "Evidence-Based Argumentation in Science" hosted by Maria Grant, Diane Lapp, and Kelly Johnson.

 

 

Community Stories  

Jacquelynn Pleis

ReadWriteThink Inspires Cultural Exploration

Jacquelynn Pleis | Teacher | Centennial, CO

Our fifth graders study their culture as a culminating experience to their elementary years