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Lesson Plans (2) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (3) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Teacher Tools (5) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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TV 411 Summarizing
http://www.tv411.org...
This interactive lesson takes students through activities and makes an excellent introduction to the skill of summarizing because it focuses more on reading than on writing. Teachers can also easily extend the lesson to writing activities in summarizing.

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Knight Watchmen
http://edsitement.ne...
This lesson plan is a detailed guide for teaching King Arthur. This plan includes history and language arts objectives such as describing King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, explaining the historic and the mythical aspects of the Arthurian legend, discussing the rules of chivalry honored by Arthur's knights, relating several familiar tales associated with King Arthur, and explaining the significance of the quest for the Holy Grail.

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Fractured Fairy Tale
http://www.youtube.c...
This video clip of a fractured fairy tale is useful for teaching motifs, comparison contrast, theme, genre, or irony. Example questions: What is important to the duckling? What problems does the duckling face? What is the theme of the clip? What is ironic about the clip? How is this version of The Ugly Duckling different than the original? Why do you think the creator changed the story? What does this clip reflect about our society?

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Needy or Greedy Seniors
http://www.criticalc...
This clip offers a look at our country's expense for caring for the elderly. This is a great companion to The Giver to stimulate class discussion regarding society's obligations to the elderly. A teacher guide for the video is available here http://stosselintheclassroom.org/pdf/stossel_TeachersGuide_11.pdf

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Web resource for literature units
http://www.shmoop.co...
This website has hundreds of novel units. They list the theme, summaries, characters, questions, analysis, quotes, essays, flashcards, and more!

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Teaching A Wrinkle in Time
http://drb.lifestrea...
This is a chapter by chapter study guide for the novel. It includes vocabulary words and vocabulary tests.

Informational Materials


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Activities for Summarizing
http://www.swcs.us/h...
This site provides multiple activities and graphic organizers for summarizing.

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Teaching A Wrinkle in Time
http://drb.lifestrea...
This is a chapter by chapter study guide for the novel. It includes vocabulary words and vocabulary tests.

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StoryKit
https://itunes.apple...
"StoryKit is a free app that allows kids to edit and customize some old, classic picture books, and also create their own books from scratch. They can type in text on each page, attach photos (as long as there are photos stored on their device), take a photo, or draw their own illustrations." -from website

Learning Activities


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Web resource for literature units
http://www.shmoop.co...
This website has hundreds of novel units. They list the theme, summaries, characters, questions, analysis, quotes, essays, flashcards, and more!

Teacher Tools


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StoryKit
https://itunes.apple...
"StoryKit is a free app that allows kids to edit and customize some old, classic picture books, and also create their own books from scratch. They can type in text on each page, attach photos (as long as there are photos stored on their device), take a photo, or draw their own illustrations." -from website

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Online Reading Activities
http://readtheory.or...
Create your own virtual class for students in grades 1-12 that allows them to interact with fun & interactive reading activities that will improve reading comprehension.

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Activities for Summarizing
http://www.swcs.us/h...
This site provides multiple activities and graphic organizers for summarizing.

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Web resource for literature units
http://www.shmoop.co...
This website has hundreds of novel units. They list the theme, summaries, characters, questions, analysis, quotes, essays, flashcards, and more!

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LitCharts
http://www.litcharts...
"Easy to digest charts on books that trace characters, themes, chapters, etc" - from website

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