Wacky Web Tales: Holiday Sing-A-Long
Looking for a resource that combines grammar and fun? Look no further. Wacky Web Tales uses parts of speech to create silly stories and can be extremely entertaining. Students will test their knowledge on parts of speech as they fill in this web tale called the "Holiday Sing-A-Long". Once completed, the reading of the web tale will reveal just how wacky it turned out....enjoy!
Penguins on Ice Punctuation
Slide into sentences, punctuation and style with these wacky flightless birds! Use the words, sentences or passages these penguins glide in with to create pure poetry in ice skating motion!
Learn About the Flu
Feeling achy? Runny nose? Feeling achy? Runny nose? Learn the multiple causes of colds and the flu and how to avoid them. Also, get to know the symptoms of colds and the flu and how to tell them apart. Thankfully, this resource also dispenses some advice on how to treat these maladies and a short quiz to test your knowledge.
Greek Mythology Gods
The statement, “It’s Greek to me!” usually means that something is confusing and hard to understand. This site will make the Olympian gods of Greek mythology much easier to remember and understand. Click on the statue-like pictures of each of 13 gods and goddesses to read their bios, listen to both the Greek and English pronunciations of their names by clicking on the corresponding flag, and see a gallery of pictures, drawings, and images of each of them. If you don’t find the character you want to research, select the letter of his/her name to view other demigods and spirits. Use the interactive bolded words in the introduction to learn about the Olympian ancestors, the Titans, and their home on Mount Olympus, which was built by the Cyclopes. “It’s Greek to me!” will have a whole new meaning to you as your understanding of Greek mythology improves easily.
The Ultimate History Quiz
Got a history buff in your classroom? Take the Ultimate History Quiz to test your knowledge of both American and world history. Offer this quiz to students as a challenge, or as an enrichment opportunity. They can play against the clock or play against each other.
Argue REAL Supreme Court Cases
Do your students want to argue? Are you looking for a way to steer them to voice their opinions about issues that truly matter? In Argument Wars, your students will try out their persuasive abilities by arguing in real Supreme Court cases. Students will analyze the Constitution and its Amendments to determine the best evidence to defeat their competition. Students will choose their state and various state laws that are applicable may be used, too. The following court cases may be used in the simulations: Bond v. United States, Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, In Re Gault, Miranda v. Arizona, New Jersey v. T.L.O., Snyder v. Phelps produced in cooperation with the Harlan Insitute, and Texas v. Johnson.
Growth Process of a Tree
As stewards of the Earth’s trees, it’s helpful for us to know about the growth processes of trees, their role in the forest world, and how we humans can improve their quality. In this interactive activity adapted from the National Arbor Day Foundation, explore the intricate life of a tree. Begin with the protective bark on the outside, and then explore deep inside each layer to find out how the structure of each part affects its overall function in the tree. Then, by "reading" the tree's rings, learn how climate and other natural events affect a tree's growth.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.