If you work with Spanish speakers, you now have three new resources you can use alongside our collection of Spanish-language resources that support reading at home:
- Confection Connection: Using Sensory Details in Writing in Spanish (For grades 2–4)
- Make Time for Reading in Spanish (For grades K–2)
- Tackle the Summer Reading List Together in Spanish (For grades 4–8)
In addition to those resources, be sure to check out the ReadWriteThink calendar entries, new lesson plans, and classroom materials below. Have a great week!
- New Lessons on ReadWriteThink:
- A Portrait of Our World: Making Connections and Developing Comprehension (For grades 6–8)
- Show-Me Sentences (For grades 6–12)
- New Strategy Guides on ReadWriteThink
- Teaching With Glogster: Using Virtual Posters in the Classroom (For grades 3–12)
- Using Glogster to Support Multimodal Literacy (For grades 3–12)
- This week at Camp What-A-Wonder, gather online to talk about games and sports, and teamwork! Learn more on the Wonderopolis site, and be sure to participate in the parent #wonderchat on Thursday at 8 PM EDT.
- Join the discussion about the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 and learn more about the free online conference—September 11: Teaching Contemporary History.
From the Calendar
- July 17: On the Road author Jack Kerouac embarked on his first cross-country road trip in 1947. Students read a section from On the Road that deals with cross-country travel and reflects Kerouac’s unique writing style. Students then attempt to write a narrative using Kerouac’s stream-of-consciousness style. (For grades 9–12)
- July 19: Children's publisher John Newbery was born in 1713. Each student chooses a book that is special and writes a short story about why it deserves special mention. Students can plan the pages of their own stories and then make a Stapleless Book or use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press. (For grades 3–8)
- July 20: In 1969, the first human walked on the moon. As a class, students discuss Neil Armstrong’s famous quote when he landed on the moon and explore the difference that one word can make, as well as the gendered language that Armstrong uses. (For grades 9–12)
- July 21: Novelist Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899. Students examine the ways different authors treat the subject of war in their writing and compare and contrast using the Venn Diagram interactive. (For grades 9–12)
- July 22: The Pied Piper led the children out of Hamelin in 1376. After listening to The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, students compare Pratchett’s version with Browning’s version and discuss how perspective changes the story. (For grades 7–12)
- Look ahead to next week for lesson plans and activities on the first paperback books and on authors Jan Berenstain and Natalie Babbit.
Connecting with Other Teachers
- We have two new success stories on ReadWriteThink:
- Make the most of Thinkfinity.org by adding it to your social network!
- What do you think about the new USDA MyPlate graphic?
- How do you teach the science of tornadoes?
If you have feedback or questions about ReadWriteThink, all you have to do is contact us.