3How can I create centers that engage students and integrate Social Studies and Science with other subjects?Reading across the curriculumWriting across the curriculumDaily GeographyComputer StationCreativity Station
4ReadingFirst gather an assortment of nonfiction science and social studies books for your reading station. Your textbooks may be used also.The next slides contain activities to include at the reading station
5Create fluency passages from any fiction or nonfiction text i.php
6Teach NonFiction Reading Strategies These will be sent to you viaBig FoxThievesLeaning TowerAlpha Boxes
7The Elements of THIEVES Visuals and vocabularyDoes the chapter include photographs, drawings, maps, charts, or graphs?What can I learn from the visuals in a chapter?How do captions help me better understand the meaning?Is there a list of key vocabulary terms and definitions?Are there important words in boldface type throughout the chapter?Do I know what the boldfaced words mean?Can I tell the meaning of the boldfaced words from the sentences in which they are embedded?End-of-chapter questionsWhat do the questions ask?What information do they earmark as important?What information do I learn from the questions?Let me keep in mind the end-of-chapter questions so that I may annotate my text where pertinent information is located.SummaryWhat do I understand and recall about the topics covered in the summary?Copyright 2003 IRA/NCTE. All rights reserved. ReadWriteThink materials may be reproduced for educational purposes.TitleWhat is the title?What do I already know about this topic?What does this topic have to do with the preceding chapter?Does the title express a point of view?What do I think I will be reading about?HeadingsWhat does this heading tell me I will be reading about?What is the topic of the paragraph beneath it?How can I turn this heading into a question that is likely to be answered in the text?IntroductionIs there an opening paragraph, perhaps italicized?Does the first paragraph introduce the chapter?What does the introduction tell me I will be reading about?Do I know anything about this topic already?Every first sentence in a paragraphWhat do I think this chapter is going to be about based on the first sentence in each paragraph?
8Alpha BoxesANBOCPDQERFSGTHUIVJWKXLYMZHandout graphic organizer to students and have them use it as they read. Students place challenging or interesting words in their own alpha boxes.
9Picture NotesStudents read a nonfiction book and draw a picture that labels the information they learn from the book.See example on next slide
10The Gila Woodpecker pecks hole. It is cool inside. Desert GiantSonoran DesertArizonaMay live to be 150No arms until 50 years old.The Gila Woodpecker pecks hole. It is cool inside.spinesLater an elf owl comes.Rains less than 10 inches per year.Has flowers that bats pollinate.
11Writing Across the Curriculum Nonfiction PoetryNews Articles – WWWWWAcrosticsPlaysSummariesBrochuresJournal TopicsBook ReportsTerm Paper
12Nonfiction Acrostic Belong in North America – many live in Georgia Roost during the day in buildings, trees, wood pilesOnly give birth to one baby per yearWill live 6 or 7 yearsNocturnal insect eaters - insectivorousBelong to a colonyAlways use echolocation to find preyThey are beneficial to farmers and families (eat bugs)
15ComputerMapping Our World: world/mapping_our_world/CNN Student News (link on next slide)GizmosRanger Rick Magazine: Rick.aspxNational Geographic for Kids:Geography for Kids: games/united-states-america-map-game.phpGlogster:
20Design a Postage StampList the important figures from your SS standardsChoose one and design a new postage stamp for your historical figureWrite an explanation
21Design a Coin List the important figures from your SS standards Choose one and design a new coin for your historical figureWhat will be on the obverse? (see next slide)What will be on the reverse?Write an explanation