About Julie Coiro

Online Literature-Based Resources
for Third Grade Teachers

A Sampling of How Third Graders Can Make A Difference With Technology
Literacy Opportunity
Resource to Explore
Documenting Work, Constructing New Knowledge, and
Communicating Ideas with 
Technology Tools
Kid Pix Studio:
Martin Luther King Slide Show, created by 3rd Graders
Illustrate the setting of a story, draw by 2nd grader
Favorite parts of a story, created by 1st graders
Art Extension with King Tut, and Egyptian people colored by 3rd graders
Label maps from non-fiction texts, created by 3rd grader
Water cycle learning template and student drawing
Art Extension for Tiger Slippers, by 3rd graders

Inspiration: and Kidspiration
Animals in Our Backyard, created by 2nd Graders
Living and Non-Living Things
Student Work Samples: (by 5th graders) solve a murder mystery,
       the earth's interior, summary outline of course's units
See templates on the software program

Animal Habitats, created by 3rd Graders
Simple Machines, interactive quiz
Asia Quest Presentation, created by 3rd Graders 

Trout Slide Show, designed by third graders
Third Grade Class Scrapbook
Teacher designed presentations on Bats

Netscape Composer (Web Page Design):
Nancy Ferguson's Third Grade Web Site
Pocantico Elementary School Curriculum Projects
West Elementary Internet Projects

Access to Age-Appropriate 
and Current 
Enchanted Learning: Age-appropriate information, visuals, Little Explorers Dictionary, Rebus Rhymes, Zoom Learning Units, Holiday Activities and Printables for Students
Internet Project Responses to Text (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
Third Grade 
Internet Activities
SCORE Cyberguides for Third Grade  Webquests for Third Graders
Interactive Online 
Reading Games 
Between The Lions Adventures and Activities from PBS
Children's Author - Related Background & Activities
Eve Bunting Ann Cameron Chris Van Allsburg

Patricia Polacco

Ideas for Using 
Software Programs 
Early Childhood Technology Literacy Grant: project ideas, training resources, student samples, literacy lesson plans, assessment ideas

Thematic Literature Units for Primary Grades: an excellent model of top-quality unit and theme plans for how to integrate good literature with software and Internet links.  Includes specific title recommendations and suggested instructional tips and ideas for each unit.

Efficient Search Engines 
for Teachers
Safe Searching or Browsing with Children
  • Yahooligans: use search feature or "browse" through topic-based menus designed and screened for children; websites with pictures, music or video are highlighted first; nice teaching integration ideas
  • Ask Jeeves (just type in a question) 
  • KidsClick (get a suggested reading level for each website) 

Literacy Extension Activities
Classroom Web Pages
Online Interactive Activity Pages for Thid Grade Students
Teacher Resources

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