If you are attending ISTE 2012 in San Diego, be sure to visit the Thinkfinity Café in the Exhibitor Hall, Booth #2723. You can meet ReadWriteThink staff from IRA and NCTE, Tuesday, 9:30 am - noon, and Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 am.
Find out more about teaching with ReadWriteThink by attending one of these sessions:
- A Day with ReadWriteThink.org: Incorporating Tools across the Curriculum, 11 to noon in SDCC 33AB, with Lisa Fink
- ReadWriteThink: Encouraging Reading, Writing, & Thinking across the Curriculum, 4:15 to 5:15 PM in SDCC 6D, with Lisa Fink
Also don’t miss NCTE President-Elect Sandy Hayes at 2:30PM in SDCC 6D for Using Images and Music Ethically in Multimedia Writing. Learn more about other Thinkfinity partners and activities in San Diego, join the ISTE Conference 2012 group.
For even more summer-friendly literacy activities, check out the calendar entries, lesson plans, and classroom activities below for more classroom-ready ideas.
- Encourage students to use our Brights Ideas for Summer to keep them reading and writing during the summer. You can find additional interactive games, resources, and field trips on the Thinkfinity site.
- The Summer Olympics are almost a month away! Get ready with activities from our newest calendar entry.
- Watch our videos from the IRA Convention: Using Digital “Games” in the Elementary Classroom.
- Are you interested in testing the new RWT mobile apps? Find out more and let us know!
From the Calendar
- June 25: Children’s book author Eric Carle was born on this day in 1929.After reading one of Eric Carle’s books, students create a torn paper collage or a word collage. (For grades 3–6)
- June 27: Helen Keller was born in 1880.In the spirit of Helen Keller, students explore the American Sign Language Browser from Michigan State University and try using a few signs. (For grades 5–12)
- June 28: Esther Forbes, author of Johnny Tremain, was born in 1891.Students explore the genre of historical fiction by writing original works and comparing all of the finished pieces. (For grades 3–12)
- June 29: David Wiesner’s book June 29, 1999 showcases this day.Students explore the delightful illustrations in Wiesner’s book and identify elements that make the emotions in the story obvious to someone reading the book. (For grades 3–6)
- Next month, find lesson plans and activities on Independence Day, Thoreau, Hemingway, the Summer Olympics, and more!
Discuss These Topics with Other Teachers
- Give Us Your Opinion about the Comic Creator!
- Can technology replace a classroom teacher?
- How does the use of student blogs enhance education?
- What would you change about ReadWriteThink's Construct-a-Word?
- The Thinkfinity Community Mobile app is now available on Apple’s App Store! You can also download the Thinkfinity Community app on Android or VCast. All three versions are free.
- Make the most of Thinkfinity.org by adding our partners to your social network!
If you have feedback or questions about ReadWriteThink, all you have to do is contact us.