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News Flash  (click title for download page)

This writing activity provides a series of photographs and movies surrounding the subject of a fire in an apartment house complex and the involvement of fire fighters as they respond to an eight alarm fire. The children are told that they are reporters for the local newspaper. They have to recreate the scene using photographs and clipart and then write an article for the newspaper.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 - 10:11 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.
Baking Bread  (click title for download page)

This reading activity introduces students to an old-fashioned skill, breadmaking. Movies and animation combine with the photos and narrative to create a real life experience.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 - 10:03 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.
Bread Recipe  (click title for download page)

In this sequencing activity, students are challenged to arrange sentences presented in random order from a toolbar to form the correct sequence of steps for making bread.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 - 10:02 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.
A Stormy Day  (click title for download page)

In this activity children are presented with five pictures/movies of a stormy day as seen through window panes, by opening the window slightly, by opening the window further or going outside, and then watching as the storm passes and rainbows appear. The book can be used in many ways to stimulate children to write about what they see, hear, feel about what they are observing.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 - 9:50 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.
Parts of Skateboarding  (click title for download page)

After an introductory video, the child will be presented with a picture of the skate park and its various components. By moving a skateboard graphic to different components of the park, the child will move to a page with a closeup picture of that part of the park. The page also has a text box in which the child can write about parts of the park or about tricks that can be done with each part.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 - 9:45 pm.    Number of Comments » 0.