Text2Reader Resources February 2012

External Links

Exercise 1A: Making Meaning
Learn more about writing good dialogue on the following websites:

Exercise 1B: Write It Down—Creating Believable Dialogue
Want to see amazing dialogue in action? Check out these YouTube clips. Don't just listen; watch the characters. Think about the words you would use to describe their actions and facial expressions as the conversation progresses.

Exercise 2C: Extending the Learning
Watch these short movies on climate change. Grab a few friends and talk about what you watch, using the following questions to guide your discussion.

Exercise 2D: Using Your Intelligence

Five Ways Climate Change Affects Health from the Natural Resources Defense Council

Teaching Approaches for Addressing Multiple Intelligences

Exercise 3B: The Graphic Tutorial
Create your own illustrated how-to with help from the following sources.

Exercise 4B: Extending the Learning
Team up with a partner to take an existing Wikipedia entry from a mere stub to a well-researched, fully-fleshed article.

POSSIBLE TOPICS

FIND YOUR REGION
Click on your state, province or city on the geography stubs page, and you'll find a number of links to choose from.

RESEARCH YOUR STUB PROJECT
Refresh your research skills with these tips on research skills from InfoPlease.

GO LIVE!
If you decide to "go live" with your edits, use Wikipedia's editing help page to guide you.

Exercise 5: Readers Theater

Aaron Shepherd's Tips on Staging a Readers Theater


More About the Topics Covered in Text2Reader

Bullying
www.StopBullying.gov

Climate Change
Climate Change Kids on www.EPA.gov
Climate.Nasa.gov/kids/

Curriculum Outcomes

BC Grade 6

BC Grade 7

BC Grade 8

Ontario Grade 6

Ontario Grade 7

Ontario Grade 8

Anchor Standards