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Resource Sharing: Wonderopolis

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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

Signing up for 'Skype in the Classroom' is a great way to connect with an online international community of educators. We can expand our students' international mindedness through building relationships and exchanging ideas with students and teachers all over the world! Teachers first create a profile that sets out their interests, specialties, and location. Then, they are able to browse the community for teachers who they can help or who can offer them help in making cultural connections and instructional exchanges, or even practicing a new language with native speakers! Register now and get started by clicking here.

Additional Reading & Technology resources

Fluency (including many anchor charts and examples of fluency instruction)



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