Monthly Archives: January 2012

Resources for “Heat Wave”

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This week, we are reading Heat Wave in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology.  Heat Wave is a tall tale.  A tall tale is usually funny and filled with exaggeration about a character who can do impossible deeds. Here are some resources to increase your understanding and enjoyment of the story.

Click on “Meet the Author” and “Meet the Illustrator“ to learn about the author and illustrator.

Click on e-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

Click on Animated Tall Tales to read, listen to, and watch more tall tales.

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Resources for “Cendrillon”

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This week, we are reading “Cendrillon in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology.  Here are some resources to increase your understanding and enjoyment of the story.

Click on “Meet the Author” and “Meet the Illustrator“ to learn about the author and illustrator.

Click one-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

Click on Cendrillon Test to take a test on the story.

Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.7 / points: 0.5

Resources for “The Stranger”

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This week, we are reading “The Stranger”  in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology.  Here are some resources to increase your understanding and enjoyment of the story.

Click on “Meet the Author” to learn about the author and illustrator.  Click on http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/ to enter the author’s VERY COOL website.

Click on “The Stranger” powerpoint to prepare to read the story.

Click on e-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

Click on Book Review to read what other students think of the story.

Enjoy!

Word Count: 927
Reading Level: 3.7

Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.7 / points: 0.5

Resources for “A Very Important Day”

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This week, we are reading “A Very Important Day in our Houghton Mifflin reading anthology.  Here are some resources to increase your understanding and enjoyment of the story.

Click on “Meet the Author” to learn about the author.

Click on “Meet the Illustrator” to learn about the illustrator.

Click on “A Very Important Day ” PowerPoint to prepare to read the story.

Click on Vocabulary Powerpoint to learn the vocabulary words.  Then, click on e-Word Game to practice the vocabulary words.

Click on Spelling Words to access this week’s spelling list.

Click on Quiz to take a 25-question quiz that tests your comprehension of the story, the vocabulary, and the grammar.

Click on “An Interactive Tour of Ellis Island” to tour Ellis Island, enjoy photos, listen to audio, and watch videos.