Founded in 2006, the Global Oneness Project offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans for high school and college classrooms. Our award-winning collection of films, photo essays, and articles explore cultural, social, and environmental issues with a humanistic lens. Aligned to National and Common Core Standards, our curriculum content contains an interdisciplinary approach to learning and facilitates the development of active, critical thinking. Each month, we release a new story and accompanying lesson plan. All of our content and resources are available for free with no ads or subscriptions.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Social Studies Resources, Writing | Posted on August 11, 2015
Zoom In is a free, Web-based platform that helps students build literacy and historical thinking skills through “deep dives” into primary and secondary sources.
Zoom In’s online learning environment features 18 content-rich U.S. history units that supplement your regular instruction and help you use technology to support students’ mastery of both content and skills required by the new, higher standards
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Storytelling, Writing | Posted on March 3, 2015
From their web site — At Write About, we believe that writing should be fun for students. This starts with great ideas that spark student curiosity. Whether it’s a visual, a scenario, or a deep question, we believe kids will fall in love with writing when they can chase their curiosity and express their voice to an authentic audience.
This is part of why we use the term “idea” rather than “prompt.” It’s less about giving an assignment and more about inspiring students to write. The goal isn’t to limit student writing, but to expand their options.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Reading/Language Arts, Writing | Posted on December 3, 2013
Nanoogo is an online platform used by kids to write stories, create original artwork, and express their unique talents! It is meant to be fun, but we are serious about its educational value. Teachers are using Nanoogo in many ways to enhance classroom engagement while addressing the core curriculum.
Constitute Project is a searchable data base of the constitutions of most of the countries in the world. What a great place for non-fiction text complex pieces to enhance Common Core instruction in Social Studies and Language Arts classes.
14 Ways to Use the Learning Network this School Year has tips on fully implementing all the Common Core Resources on the NY Times Learning Network site.
Blogging with Elementary Students – How to Get Started is a great “how-to” article on the Teacher’s Life for Me blog. Michael Soskil tells you step-by-step how to have students select a topic, do research, cite works, and publish. All these activities align perfectly with Common Core standards for ELA.
Using myHistro, you can combine maps and timelines seamlessly into one great presentation, convert any public timeline into a personal pdf file, or export it into Google Earth format for offline storage. All completed timelines can be embedded into your blog and websites for maximum exposure.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Reading/Language Arts, Writing | Posted on May 2, 2013
Teach Hub Video Writing Prompts has videos students can watch followed by writing prompts developed by grade level strands.
Poetry With Technology is a blog post by Ozge Karaoglu with links to great online resources.
Poetry Idea Engine is a site from Scholastic where students can get ideas and help with poetry structure and compose poems online.
• Over 1,000 non-fiction reading passages with associated text-dependent question sets, leveled using the Lexile framework (http://www.readworks.org/books/passages)
• 100’s of easy to use lesson plans that help you explicitly teach comprehension to K-6 students (http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grades)
• All reading passages, question sets, and lesson plans are research-based and aligned with the Common Core State Standards
• Student Handouts, Graphic Organizers and Teacher Materials that can be easily downloaded and printed for your use
Visit ReadWorks often for new non-fiction reading passages, question sets, and lessons. We’re always adding more resources to help make your planning easier.
Picture a Story allows students to choose a genre; create picture with backgrounds, characters, and props; and write (and narrate) a story to share online.
PBS News Hour Extra Lesson Plans is a great site to use for Common Core. Start with a current events video, read background text, and analyze the meaning and implications of the story. Lesson plans and ideas are included on the site.
37 Writing Prompts for Social Studies/History uses visual cues as prompts for student writing. Great integration of Language Arts and Social Studies – compatible with Common Core.
Here is a collection from TN of sample Common Core writing prompts and a scoring rubric
5th grade prompts
8th grade prompts
11th grade prompts
Scoring materials for sample prompts
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Writing | Posted on January 8, 2013
Tumblr Writing Prompts connects story starters with photos and graphics from the Tumblr web site.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Reading/Language Arts, Writing | Posted on October 1, 2012
The Creativity Portal
Creativity Portal’s Imagination Prompt Generator will inspire you by outputting one of many randomly generated “Imagination Prompts” at the press of a button. We call them Imagination Prompts because they can be used for writing, blogging, art projects, music, discussion, or anything else you need some inspirational prompting for! Discover more writing inspiration, prompts, and how-to articles in the menus on both sides of this page.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Math Resources, Writing | Posted on August 20, 2012
Math Writing Prompts has writing tasks for students categorized by grade level and skill strands. The site comes from the Port Angeles Washington school district.
Literacyhead Web Site
Welcome to Literacyhead! We gather visual art and organize it in reading and writing lessons and tools. From comprehension strategies to writing workshop mini-lessons, Literacyhead uses visual art to teach reading and writing standards in ways that are engaging and accessible to students with different needs.
The Literacy Shed is a web site with topic and resources to stimulate the imagination of middle and high school students. The literature and videos are great springboards to writing.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Writing | Posted on February 3, 2012
PBS Kids Writers Contest is looking for entries from students in grades K-3. Click the link for all the details.