RESOURCES THAT MAY ALREADY BE ON YOUR COMPUTER!

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Microsoft Publisher Templates

Microsoft Publisher has tons of ready made templates that students can fill with Content Related Information.
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Inspiration/Kidspiration

Inspiration and Kidspiration let students create visual flowcharts and mindmaps related to the content they are learning.
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Microsoft Word / PowerPoint

Kids can use Microsoft Word to Word Process their content and PowerPoint to create presentations.



WEB RESOURCES:


Jim Burke's Content Area Writing PDF
Students Talk About Writing in Science
Writing to Bring Social Studies to Life
What is Happening in the Teaching of Writing?



RAFTS RESOURCES:


From the National Science Teachers Association, a feature on “Becoming Environmentally Literate Citizens.”http://www3.nsta.org/main/news/stories/science_teacher.php?news_story_ID=52851

Several examples for math, science and social studies, showing how students can process information:http://www.tantasqua.org/Superintendent/Profdevelopment/etraft.html

Offers thoughts on using RAFTS as a reading strategy and for differentiation: http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/6-12/Reading/Reading%20Strategies/RAFT.htm

General descriptions and tips for introducing RAFTS to students: http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/strats/raft/

Gives rationale for using and links to other sites: http://www.asdk12.org/middlelink/LA/tips/PDF/43_RAFT.pdf






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