Resource of the Month: Read Write Think
Read Write Think features a large database of free, high-quality, curriculum-aligned resources, including K-12 lessons pre-aligned to state standards, CCSS, and IRA/NCTE ELA standards. In addition to professional development features and parent resources, the free calendar activities and interactives will help engage students and enhance lessons. Among the highlights are:
Differentiation & Special Needs
Database of the Month: CultureGrams
This month's spotlight is on CultureGrams, a fantastic database available to us through SC Discus. CultureGrams provides detailed, authentically-derived cultural reports detailing the day-to-day lives of individuals around the world and information on every sovereign country. Through the four editions (World, Kids, State, and Provinces), you can help your students focused on authentic content written just for them, both at the state and world level. In addition to text reports and profiles, CultureGrams offers students an even deeper look into life around the world through an extensive photo and video gallery, themed slideshows, data, biographies, maps, flags, native recipes, and a world time and distance calculator. Additionally, CultureGrams offers teacher activity suggestions, many of which are pre-aligned with curriculum standards. This cross-curricular focus again stretches the aim and impact of this resource and provides immediate curricular links. In addition to Social Studies, teachers can focus on science through information on environmental issues around the globe, mathematics using the distance or time convertors, or language arts through critical reading or inference activities. As with any of the SC Discus databases, CultureGrams is accessible to you and your students 24/7, both on campus and off.
Digital Citizenship, Information Literacy, Copyright, and More
In addition to the subscription services our school and district subscribe to (Discovery Education, etc.), we also have access to a number of quality databases through SC Discus. See below for a brief overview of the databases your students will access most often.