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Language Arts - Teacher Resources




Tumblebooks is an online library of animated, talking picture books.  They are currently provided FREE through the Multnomah County Library. 

Site includes story books, read-along chapter books for older readers, quizzes and games, a language learning component, a "book TV" channel and non-fiction picture books. 
There are also some lesson plans included.

Tumble Time listing indicates how long the book is when it's read aloud to the child.

Site (and books) available in English and Spanish!
A few books available in Russian, French & Chinese.

To find Tumblebooks that can be read on the ipad, just type ipad into the search box on the upper left corner.  About 50 titles currently available for ipad.

Take the Tumble Tour (button at bottom of main screen) to find out all that's available.
           
        
2013 ALA Book Awards

Announced January 28, 2013

The One and Only Ivan
official book trailer (Quietube)


Challenged Books Unit - Grade 8
     *Censorship quotes
     *Challenged Children's Titles
     *YA blurbs
     *Reconsideration Request Form
     *Websites
(you will have to copy and paste - embedded links are not live)

Bring Charlotte’s Web to life! Make your very own comic strip, where YOU decide what happens to Wilbur and his friends. When your masterpiece is complete, print it to share with your friends!
Click here to create your own comics with Charlotte's Web

ReadingBear - phonics practice
Sentence Framing activities
from NW Regional ESD

Center on Teaching and Learning at the U of O
Big Ideas in Beginning Reading

Teacher's College reading assessments

Inanimate Alice - A Digital Novel

Set in the early years of the 21st century and told through text, sound, images, music and games, Inanimate Alice is the story of Alice and her imaginary digital friend Brad.

Inanimate Alice is Transmedia - designed from the outset as a story that unfolds over time and on multiple platforms, the episodes are available on all devices capable of running Adobe’s Flash Player. ‘Alice’ connects technologies, languages, cultures, generations and curricula within a sweeping narrative accessible by all. As Alice’s journey progresses, new storylines appear elsewhere providing more details and insights, enriching the tale through surprising developments. Students are encouraged to co-create developing episodes of their own, either filling in the gaps or developing new strands.

Read Across America

2011 Activity booklet
Oh, the Places You'll Go balloon activity
Oh, the Places You'll Go activity 2
Butter Battle banners
Cat in the Hat tricks (PE)
I am Lucky
Good Deeds
Good Deeds 2
Hat shape (outline)


Brian Selznick, author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and the new book, Wonderstruck

Author name pronunciation
15 short video interview clips about Hugo Cabret from Scholastic
Video clips from Reading Rockets
Brian Selznick, "Once Upon a Book" video
Hugo Cabret book trailer
Hugo Cabret movie trailer(using quietube!)
Wonderstruck book trailer
Wonderstruck website

Bookflix via Multnomah County Library

(requires library card #)
Dallas Clayton school visits
Hall & North Gresham Elementary




1:00 video about how he got started

1:30 video about how
Harper Collins picked him up. 
(I lke this one better than than the first one.
)

Video of An Awesome Book (narrated by Dallas)
Click the wiggling parts on the page for sound effects

Drawing/Writing response sheet for use after reading

Great photos from other school stops here - good way to prepare your kids for the kind of assembly this will be.

Make Magic do Good is a poetry collection by Dallas. You can preview it (and read a few of the poems)
on Amazon here.

An Awesome Book of Thanks can be previewed
on Amazon here.

An Awesome Book of Love (the book he is touring for now) can be previewed on Amazon here.
Highland Elementary author visit from Amber Keyser 

K-3 Lesson links

*Amber reading Paddle My Own Canoe (takes a few minutes to buffer)
*Canoeing video
(video is in the Algonquin Pk Canoe Trips and Algonquin Pk camping section - show full screen)
*Canoe paddle art handout


*Habitat information for Algonquin park
(optional)
*Habitat/animal videos for Algonquin park (optional)
*The Science Behind Algonquin's Animals teacher resources (optional)
*Printable games, mazes,puzzles with canoe/kayak words (optional)

4-5 Lesson links
*PPT of how to read a graphic novel

Number the dialogue balloons in the correct order for reading (optional to use w/ PPT)
Meet Amber Keyser video (optional)
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