All resources in Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative CCSS ELA Resources

Word Wizard

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Word Wizard uses themes from four popular U.S. children's books to create word puzzles that students solve by unscrambling letters and considering related clues.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Doodle Splash

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Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Poem: Baby Chick

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This video segment from Between the Lions is an animated poem about a baby chick hatching from an egg. The chick pecks on the egg from the inside, makes a small hole, pokes out its neck, then its leg, and climbs out. All text appears on screen. Highlighted vocabulary include: peck, egg, neck, leg, and out. This video segment provides a resource for Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development, and Phonological Awareness. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Lecture

Sight Word Spelling

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In this interactive Kindergarten through 2nd grade activity, literacy and exercise unite! Using sight word flashcards, students use their bodies to spell out simple sight words. The use of their creativity and imaginations is encouraged so students can also identify how to make their bodies long, round, wide and narrow. This lesson primarily focuses on the use of psychomotor, cognitive andaffective skills. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Material Type: Lecture

Into the Book

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The "Into the Book" web site is designed to help elementary students practice eight reading comprehension strategies through playful interactive activities. The site focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. "Behind the Lesson," the teacher area of the site, provides information, lesson plans and other resources for teachers.

Material Type: Assessment, Interactive, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Wisconsin Media Lab

Lions Laughing

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This video segment from Between the Lions uses a line of laughing Lions to help build vocabulary and illustrate the meaning of words that typically challenge young children.

Material Type: Lecture

Story Map

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The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Plot Diagram

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The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Postcard Creator

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The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates. After printing their texts, students can illustrate the front of their postcards in a variety of ways, including drawing, collage, and stickers.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Marvin K. Mooney

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In this interactive Kindergarten through 5th grade activity, the world of fitness and literacy unite! As the teacher reads the book ˆMarvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Nowíń by Dr. Seuss, studentslisten carefully and safely jump up out of their chairs with their hands over their heads every time they hear the word ˆgo.íń This is a great lesson combining psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills.

Material Type: Lesson