This is the 5th installment in my literacy-focused newsletter. In it, you will find: deeper learning, 17-word summaries, writing headlines, theme newsletters, Socratic circles, infographics, and book recommendations from students.
Alternative energy sources are emerging at rapid rates in an effort to cut down on pollution and stop global warming. There are opposing viewpoints, however, that are opposed to alternative energy. Students will research various viewpoints and background on the topic before formulating their own opinions.
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Check out this book, published by MIT Press, about how adults and children can share in wonder about nature. The premise is simple: a sense of wonder comes from a relationship with nature and more and more kids are missing out. This collection of essays can help adults forge this relationship.
This video was created by http://www.time4writing.com to help writing students understand how to create a picture in the mind of the reader by writing a descriptive paragraph. When you do this, you must use wording that will allow your readers to be able to see what you are writing about without being able to actually "see" it.