Thursday, October 27, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
People in Austin have a deep affinity for bats. Every evening between the months of March and October, hundreds of people line up along Congress Street Bridge to see the bats fly out for their evening meal. Bats along with other animals are becoming endangered. They suffer from loss of habitat, disease, and effects of pollution. With Bats Conservation International being located here in Austin, we have an opportunity to learn more about this important creature of the night.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Author Elvira Woodruff was inspired to write The Memory Coat after a visit to Ellis Island Immigration Museum. She came across an exhibit of clothing worn by the immigrants and was touched by the story of one piece of tattered clothing. After doing research, Elvira learned about the plight of Russian-Jews coming to America in order escape the cruel treatment. With this information and her imagination, the story came together.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
The first step in developing a Project Based Learning unit is to determine the instructional goals to be taught during the project. These are not the goals of the students but the core standards that need to be addressed during the unit. The standards may cover different subject areas such as science, social studies, math, ELA... This post focuses on how reading informational text develops successful readers through Project Based Learning.