Free Lessons on Drafting—and Understanding an Author
Educators know that writing skills reinforce reading skills, but what’s the best way to capitalize on this beneficial relationship? By flipping the traditional “reading lesson first, writing lesson second” sequence. Colleen Cruz’s Writers Read Better: Nonfictioningeniously helps teachers make the most of the writing-to-reading connection with 28 carefully matched, conceptually connected lesson pairs. Complete with practical suggestions on adapting the lessons to suit the particular needs of the classroom, as well as individual students, this resource offers a solid foundation for giving students the advantage of powerful, transferable literacy skills. Download a freelesson on drafting and understanding.
At the beginning of February 2019, the podcast “Binge Mode” concluded its eight-month run of 70 episodes discussing every chapter of the seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Students can jump on their brooms and explore all the episodes of the Harry Potter podcast on the Binge Mode website or in iTunes.
Alive Studios’ Rugs alive are colorful classroom rugs that come to life with the freeRugs alive app for iOS and Android devices. Students can learn about the world’s animal habitats, explore 26 animals in 3D, take fun photos with their favorite animal, brush up on uppercase and lowercase letters, and more.
The Global OnenessProject has created an Empathy Collection of 15 stories and lessonplans to foster empathy in the classroom. Through the multimedia stories, students meet individuals from different backgrounds and visit communities in different geographic locations facing challenging global issues.