"Confusion is natural, even necessary, when we read something challenging...
Learning begins when we encounter confusion." -Kelly Gallagher
First they were failures Biography Choice List
Curriculum Compacting Assignment
Recommended Reliable Sources for Research
1. http://www.ipl.org/ Search your person of study (most helpful for historic figures and not more modern celebrities)
2. http://www.FactMonster.com/people.html Search for your person of study by the search box, or look them up by last name. Select “encyclopedia” when the search is done, and record the article information on your research page.
3. http://www.biography.com/ Find information on nearly every infamous person in history. Includes photos and video clips as well.
4. http://www.notablebiographies.com/ The encyclopedia of world biographies
Fourth Quarter AR Goals:
College Prep: 20 points
Honors: 30 points
Poetry: Rhyme and Rhythm
Click the links below to download class handouts.
POETRY TERMS handout
Week 1 Poetry Coversheet (Per. 1 and 5)
Week 2 Poetry Coversheet
Quizlet Flashcards online for Poetry Terms
Online Ordering Information
Web address: scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Activation Code: J9T98
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Mrs. Owens' Favorite Reads of the Summer
Mrs. Owens' Top Summer Reads
Books I Want to Read This Year:
Reading Downloads for Class
Why Reading matters 1 of 6
Recommended Reading Websites
Biography.com enables students to learn about over 25,000 ofthe greatest lives, past and present, play Who Am I?
Scholastic NewsZone, Weekly Reader and Time for Kids are wonderful reading materials for students reading in the content areas.
Tumble Books.com has e-books for e-kids. Follow along or listen as the stories are read aloud.
Scholastic The Stacks Book Resources for kids
Book Talks by Author (Alphabetical)
Levels of Questioning Resource Pyramid- Need to find information for Costa's Levels of Questioning? Check out this pyramid, complete with links!
Poets.org- A website for poets by poets. Search by author or subject. A fabulous resource!
A list of lists: Find recommended and award winning books!
Kids Bookshelf.com: Another great resource for avid readers!
CNN Student News: Nonfiction Reading Practice
Visual Thesaurus: The right-brained version of your traditional thesaurus. Find synonyms, antonyms, related terms, and so much more!
Wordle: "Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends." Check out a sample on the wordle.com website!
Ocoee Middle School Presents "Gotta Keep Reading" Music Video