Wonderopolis is a site whose goal is to promote curiosity, questioning,and inquiry. New topics are posted each day to wonder about and explore. It's worth a daily visit for families to spark interesting conversations and learning opportunities at home:
"Our Wonders of the Day will help you find learning moments in everyday life, ones that fit in with dinner preparations or carpool responsibilities or a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus."
It's a great classroom resource too. Take a look at this approach: Wonderopolis and Question Writing from 'Teaching in the 21st Century' Blog. This is a valuable source of online non-fiction articles to build reading comprehension and inferential thinking.
Some recent 'wonders' to explore:
Skype in the Classroom
Additional Reading & Technology resources:
Fluency (including many anchor charts and examples of fluency instruction)
- Having Fun with Fluency: A Bridge to Comprehension (Part I)
- Having Fun With Fluency: Strategies Readers Will Enjoy (Part II)
(via Scholastic's 'Top Teaching' blog)