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Fact and Opinion with Farm Animals
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Through slides and narration, students explain and give examples of facts and opinions to help other students understand this difficult skill in reading comprehension.


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Figurative Language
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Through slides and narration, students explain and give examples of idioms, one type of figurative language, to help other students understand this difficult skill in reading comprehension.


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Fact and Opinion
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Through slides and narration, students explain and give examples of facts and opinions to help other students understand this difficult skill in reading comprehension.


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Facing the Blank Page: From super scary to SUPER STORY
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This podcast addresses the fear that most writers face when tasked with creating a story. It invites the writer to think about the process from blank page to completed story in pieces. The pieces fit together to make the completed story. By working through the process, the task of writing a story becomes less scary.


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W.C. Handy  Father of the Blues
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This is a podcast created by a student for her assignment on researching a Famous Black Alabamian during the month of February. She chose to research and report on W.C. Handy. She used her research findings and compiled the important information about Handy into a podcast. Her goal was to educate others about this famous Black Alabamian and his achievements.


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Jackie Mitchell:  The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth
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Using an interview format, students relay information about Jackie Mitchell, the girl who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.  A picture of Jackie Mitchell introduces the interview, with transitions resembling a Vintage newscast.  After the interview, students present children's literature about Jackie Mitchell.


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Wilma Rudolph
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Each year, fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School research people who have made a significant contribution to society. We dress up like those people and share what we learn about them in our wax museum exhibit. Other students, teachers, and parents come see what we've learned. As each guest approaches us, we share the biography of our famous person - just like you'd see in the real wax museums. It's a lot of work to prepare...and a lot of fun to share. We're glad we can share our wax museum exhibit with you.


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Kate Jackson
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Each year, fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School research people who have made a significant contribution to society. We dress up like those people and share what we learn about them in our wax museum exhibit. Other students, teachers, and parents come see what we've learned. As each guest approaches us, we share the biography of our famous person - just like you'd see in the real wax museums. It's a lot of work to prepare...and a lot of fun to share. We're glad we can share our wax museum exhibit with you.  In order to meet the Social Studies standard listed, the podcast viewed must have an Alabama connection.


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Cause and Effect
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Students complain that all teachers do is boss them around and tell them what to do, but many times, never tell them w.hy they must follow these rules. In this entertaining podcast, we turn the skill of cause and effect into a fun game show where students can see WHAT happens to students and WHY it happened. Students will get to see what happens to students when they don't follow the rules, all while learning and reviewing cause and effect.


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Babe Ruth
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Each year, fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School research people who have made a significant contribution to society. We dress up like those people and share what we learn about them in our wax museum exhibit. Other students, teachers, and parents come see what we've learned. As each guest approaches us, we share the biography of our famous person - just like you'd see in the real wax museums. It's a lot of work to prepare...and a lot of fun to share. We're glad we can share our wax museum exhibit with you.


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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
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Each year, fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School research people who have made a significant contribution to society. We dress up like those people and share what we learn about them in our wax museum exhibit. Other students, teachers, and parents come see what we've learned. As each guest approaches us, we share the biography of our famous person - just like you'd see in the real wax museums. It's a lot of work to prepare...and a lot of fun to share. We're glad we can share our wax museum exhibit with you.


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Action Verbs that Come Alive
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The podcast will help students identify action verbs and learning that particular part of speech which is very essential for them. The podcast will teach students how to identify action verbs and show them how these words are used everyday. Students will show how powerful action verbs are through physical movement.


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