1st Grade Trophy Links

  • Make a Classroom Newspaper  
    Description:
     You can create your own newspaper. Students can be reporters, researching and writing newspaper articles. Topics for articles can include interesting things that have happened in the classroom or school, events that occurred in your town, family milestones (did someone have a birthday recently, or win an award?), a sports tournament, extreme weather, or an interesting local person!
    Activity:     GLE: 01,02, 03, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48   Type: Online Information  

  • Four Square Writing Method Interactive Tools  
    Description:
     Four Square Writing Method Interactive Tools (Online Link, Empty PowerPoint Template, Empty MS Word Template for teachers or students to use while using the Four Square Writing Method. The online tools shown were created by Educator Stacy Bodin and Jude Dubois (Supervisor of Classroom Technology of Vermilion Parish Schools), with permission from the Teaching & Learning Company, Publishers of the Four Square Writing Method. (July 19, 2007)
    Activity:     GLE: 48   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both

  • Vermillion Parish Unit 1 links for Newspaper
    Description: There are several links here with lesson plans, powerpoints, handouts, etc. for nonfiction and newspapers.
    Activity:     GLE: 01, 02, 03, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Heads up for Headlines  
    Description: Students write headlines expressing the main idea of a group of de-headded news stories.
    Activity:     GLE: 03, 06a, 06b, 06c, 10b, 11a, 11b, 11c, 11e, 14, 16f, 19b, 29f   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Newspaper Lesson Plan Activities  
    Description: The students will be able to link life skills to the newspaper The students will be able to: Follow complex directions Practicing Editing and proofreading skills Use a computer to produce a newspaper Students will practice using the writing process
    Activity:     GLE: 01, 02, 03, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Both

  • Featuring the Frameworks - Linking Language Arts to Your Newspaper
    Description: This site provides lesson plans and printable dealing with newspapers.
    Activity:     GLE: 01 through 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Education World: Lesson Planning: Read all about it - Ten Terrific Newspaper Lessons
    Description: Activities that involve students in interviewing a local newspaper reporter, creating editorial cartoons, comparing newspapers, and much more!
    Activity:     GLE: 07, 11a, 11c, 17b, 19c, 20c, 39d, 37b, 40a, 40b, 40c, 41a, 42a, 44a, 44b, 48, 10b   Type: Lesson Plan   Focus: Both

  • Newspaper Glossary
    Description: EnchantedLearning newspaper glossary of terms. Pretty lengthy, but could be narrowed down to suit your classroom needs. Printouts of note-taking grpahic organizers for interviews available.
    Activity:     GLE:     Type: Online Information   Focus: Teacher

  • Links to Online Magazines
    Description: Page full of links to magazines that may spark the interest of a middle schooler. Some sites are blocked by the Vermilion server, but many to choose from.
    Activity:     GLE: 05   Type: Online Information   Focus: Student

  • Words That Signal a Text's Organizational Structure
    Description: If your students are struggling with how to organize their notes to answer their research question(s) or how to make sense of what they're reading, you can better equip your students for either task by increasing their sensitivity to particular words.
    Activity: 01   GLE: 07, 10b, 11d, 16f, 33, 39a   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Mrs. Dowling's Nonfiction Nook
    Description: Helpful definitions and links from another teacher studying nonfiction.Activity: 01   GLE: 07, 10b, 11d, 33, 39a   Type: Online Information   Focus: Teacher

  • Power Point Presentation READING NONFICTION  
    Description:
     Power Point Presentation
    Activity: 01   GLE: 07, 10b, 11d, 16f, 33, 39a   Type: Powerpoint   Focus: Both

  • Context Clues Worksheet  
    Description:
     This is a worksheet including 6 multiple choice questions on context clues (the answer key is included).
    Activity: 02   GLE: 01a, 01b, 02, 03   Type: Handout   Focus: Student

  • Newspaper Vocabulary
    Description: Long list of vocabulary terms associated with newspapers. A little lengthy, but could be shortened to suit your classroom.
    Activity: 02   GLE: 01a, 01b, 02, 03   Type: Online Information   Focus: Teacher
    Name: 
    Mrs. Dowling's Vocabulary Skills
    Description: This is a site that provides a Quiz on context clues.
    Activity: 02   GLE: 01a, 01b, 02, 03   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both
    URL: 
    http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD/area/vocab/Skills/contextclues.html  

  • Newspaper in Education - Middle School Writing
    Description: Provides writing exercises appropriate for the vocabulary activity within Unit 1.
    Activity: 02   GLE: 01a, 01b, 02, 03   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Four Types of Context Clues
    Description: This interactive site provides examples, synonyms and definitions, antonyms and contrasts, and experience or sense of the sentence.
    Activity: 02   GLE: 01a, 01b, 02, 03   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both

  •  Inverted Pyramid Format
    Description: Newspaper articles are written using an “inverted pyramid format” as in this handout. The most important information is at the top (beginning of article) and the least important information is at the bottom (end of article).
    Activity: 02   GLE: 10b, 11c, 14, 16c, 33, 39a, 42c, 44c, 45a, 48   Type: Handout   Focus: Both

  • Lesson Planning: Multiple meanings Game
    Description: Game to imporve vocabulary and word meaning skills.
    Activity: 02   GLE: 01a, 01b, 02, 03   Type: Online Information   Focus: Student
    Internet Public Library
    Description: Site recommended by CC Guide which allows students/teachers to search through newspapers from around the world
    Activity: 03   GLE: 06a, 06b, 06c, 10b, 16c, 33, 39a, 41a, 44a, 45a, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
    Name: Interactive Parts of a Newspaper
    Description: Interactive Site explains where certain types of articles are found in newspapers. Students are then given activities to complete based on the tutorial given. Great for review or introduction.
    Activity: 03   GLE: 10b, 16e, 37, 39f, 48   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student

  • Parts of a Newspaper
    Description: Online slides point out and explain different sections of a newspaper.
    Activity: 03   GLE: 10b, 16e, 37, 39f, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Student

  • Onlinews Newspapers
    Description: Site recommended by CC Guide which allows students/teachers to search through newspapers from around the world.
    Activity: 03   GLE: 06a, 06b, 06c, 10b, 16c, 33, 39a, 41a, 44a, 45a, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Newslink
    Description: Recommended by CC Guide - Online database of news and opinion magazines
    Activity: 04   GLE: 06a, 06b, 06c, 11d, 33, 39a, 45a, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Librarian's Internet Index
    Description: Recommended by CC Guide - Online database of news and opinion magazines
    Activity: 04   GLE: 06a, 06b, 06c, 11d, 33, 39a, 45a, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • The Periodical Room
    Description: Recommended by CC Guide - Online information of various types of periodicals, definitions
    Activity: 04, 01   GLE: 06a, 06b, 06c, 11d, 33, 39a, 45a, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Teacher

  • CanTeach: English Language Arts: Novel and Picture Book Activities
    Description: Activity where students will examine and better understand a story by making a story pyramid.
    Activity: 05   GLE: 10b, 11c, 14, 16c, 33, 39a, 39d, 42c, 44c, 45a, 48   Type: Other   Focus: Both

  • Reading Comprehension Skills and Practice
    Activity:
     05   GLE: 10b, 11c, 14, 16c, 33, 39a, 39d, 42c, 45a, 48   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student

  • How to Paraphrase
    Description: Page gives definition of paraphrasing and shows examples of an original document, then the paraphrasing next to it.
    Activity: 06   GLE: 03, 10b, 11b   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
    Basic Rules of Outlining
    Description: Recommended by Comprehensive Curriculum Guide - online information to show basic DO's and DON'T's of outlining and organizing thoughts.
    Activity: 06   GLE: 07, 10b, 11b, 11c, 18, 20b   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
    Description: This is a good site to use when explaining the difference between paraphrasing and summarizing and when each should be used.
    Activity: 06, 08   GLE: 11b   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • SNN Newsroom - Reports Toolbox - Writing Headlines
    Description: This resource provides information on writing headlines.
    Activity: 07   GLE: 19a, 19b, 20d, 39a, 40a, 42c   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both
    ReadWriteThink Printing Press
    Description: Create flyers, booklets, brochures, and newspapers on this site.
    Activity: 07, 09, 10   GLE: 07, 37b, 40a, 40b, 40c, 41a, 44a, 44b, 48   Type: Template   Focus: Student

  • Historical Terms - Historical Sources Explained
    Description: This site provides an explaination for historical source and have activities related to historical sources such as: see how a historian uses sources see if you know the difference b/w primary and secondary sources answer questions about a jacket found on Titanic see what can be learned from a civil war painting
    Activity: 08   GLE: 07, 08, 11a, 11b, 11c, 11d, 12, 17b, 20c, 41a, 41c, 43   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • News Writing with Scholastic Editors
    Description: This site allows students to go through the steps of news writing.
    Activity: 08   GLE: 07, 08, 11a, 11b, 11c, 11d, 12, 17b, 20c, 41a, 41c, 43   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student

  • Crayon.net
    Description: Create your own class newspaper online! Teachers, register before the morning you begin this activity.
    Activity: 10   GLE: 07, 37b, 40a, 40b, 40c, 41a, 42a, 44a, 44b, 48   Type: Template   Focus: Both
    URL: 
    http://crayon.net/  

  • Write on Reader - Expert Advice - Newspaper Editor
    Description: Provides questions and answers from an "in person" interview with Mr. Cannon (editor at the San diego Union Tribune).
    Activity: 10   GLE: 07, 37b, 40a, 40b, 40c, 41a, 42a, 44a, 44b, 48   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Writing Letters
    Description: Site recommended by CC Guide: Letter writing lessons, writing letters to congress, International Pen Pals, letter forms, friendly letters, editing friendly letters, business letter rubric, friendly letter rubric
    Activity: 14   GLE: 17c, 17e, 19a, 19b, 20a, 20b, 20c, 20e, 20f, 20g, 24a, 25c, 26   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student

  • Ten Secrets of Writing Business Letters
    Description: Site recommended by CC Guide: printout providing tips for composing a business letter
    Activity: 14   GLE: 17c, 17e, 19a, 19b, 20a, 20b, 20c, 20e, 20f, 20g, 24a, 25c, 26   Type: Handout   Focus: Student

  • Format for a Business Letter
    Description: Recommended by CC Guide. This site gives the proper format for a business letter.
    Activity: 14   GLE: 17c, 17e, 19a, 19b, 20a, 20b, 20c, 20e, 20f, 20g, 24a, 25c, 26   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Block Style Sample Business Letter
    Description: Recommended by CC Guide: Site gives specific instructions on typing a business letter. Example provided on page.
    Activity: 14   GLE: 17c, 17e, 19a, 19b, 20a, 20b, 20c, 20e, 20f, 20g, 24a, 25c, 26   Type: Online Information   Focus: Both

  • Letter Writing
    Description: This is a powerpoint presentation on letter writing - including the five parts of a letter.
    Activity: 14   GLE: 17c, 17e, 19a, 19b, 20a, 20b, 20c, 20d, 20e, 20f, 20g, 24a, 25c, 26   Type: Powerpoint   Focus: Both

  • Name: Handouts for Writing a Business Letter
    Description: This site provides a variety of handouts for writing a business letter: parts of a business letter composing a business letter color-colded business letter assessment rubric for color-coded business letter
    Activity: 14   GLE: 17c, 17e, 19a, 19b, 20a, 20b, 20c, 20d, 20e, 20f, 20g, 14a, 25c, 26   Type: Handout   Focus: Both

  • Read-Write-Think Letter Generator
    Description: This Read, Write, and Think site has an activity that is appropriate for writing letters.
    Activity: 14, 15   GLE: 20a   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Both

  • Writing a Complaint Letter
    Description: Interactive Site explains how to compose a proper complaint letter. Could be used when writing letters to the editor in Activity 15 of Unit 1.
    Activity: 15   GLE: 15, 16a, 16c, 17b, 17c, 17e, 18, 19b, 19c, 19d, 20a, 20b, 20d, 20e, 20f, 21, 22b   Type: Interactive Site   Focus: Student

 

 

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