Monthly Archives: November 2012

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.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/stop1.htm

Resources for “Boss of the Plains”

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This week, we are reading “Boss of the Plains“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 “PowerPoint” to download and view a slideshow created to support the story.

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

Click on “Traditional Old West Dress Hatto learn more about the Stetson hat.

Some say “Boss of the Plains” is a biography.  Others say it is historical fiction.  Let’s look at two sources to help us decide if “Boss of the Plains” is a biography or historical fiction.  Please click on Wikipedia’s John Batterson Stetson to read about him.  Then look at Encyclopedia’s John Batterson Stetson .  Finally, decide on whether “Boss of the Plains” is a biography or historical fiction.

Write at least TWO comments about what you learned and/or accomplished during computers today.  You may use our class email:  rankinwriters@gmail.com.

Resources for “Tanya’s Reunion”

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This week, we are reading Tanya’s Reunion 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 “PowerPoint” to download and view a slideshow created to support “Tanya’s Reunion.”

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

Click on  Flashcards  to study and play games with this week’s vocabulary words.

Click on Nouns to practice our grammar topic for this week.