Title: Literacy Strategies in the Science Classroom: Collaborative Jigsaw Research
ReadWriteThink Strategy Guide: Using the Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique Web Address URL:
[SC2015] ES6 (6) 10: Use research-based evidence to propose a scientific explanation regarding
how the distribution of Earth's resources such as minerals, fossil fuels, and
groundwater are the result of ongoing geoscience processes (e.g., past volcanic
and hydrothermal activity, burial of organic sediments, active weathering of
rock).Digital Tool Description: This strategy guide will provide teachers with the background knowledge needed to implement the Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique in their classroom. The digital tool explains the research basis of this technique, provides tips for integrating this strategy in the classroom and offers links to related resources.
Title: Let's Take a Trip to Asia!
Evernote Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (6) 27: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. [W.6.7]Digital Tool Description: Evernote is a website that users can save, organize, and share data through self-created notes and notebooks. For this learning asset, the students will be utilizing the shared notebooks part of the account. Each student will be able to shared their own research with their group to collaborate together to create the travel brochure.
Title: Research Crossword Puzzle
Symbaloo Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (6) 27: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. [W.6.7]Digital Tool Description: Symbaloo is a personal desktop that allows one to keep all of his or her favorite sites in one, easy to use space. Students will use their personal symbaloo account to direct them to research sites to find answers to the questions to the puzzle.
Title: Persuade to the Beat!
Persuasive Writing video- YouTube Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (6) 37: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.6.1]Digital Tool Description: YouTube is a video resource found on the Internet that can be very helpful when introducing a concept, or pulling a concept together at the end of your lesson such as this one on persuasive writing.
Title: Research Tool
Sweet Search Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (6) 28: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources. [W.6.8]Digital Tool Description: Sweet Search is an Internet search engine that allows students to search for topics and find information that has been evaluated by experts.