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Holt Literature and Language Arts
Second Course Resources
"Flowers for Algernon" Part 1
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"Flowers for Algernon" Part 2
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Are We Unique?: Information and links to information about intelligence from the Franklin Institute.
Multiple Intelligences Inventory: A site that contains a survey to recognize multiple intelligences.
Rorschach Test: A teacher created site that contains information on Herman Rorschach and sample inkblot tests.
Modified Mice Stay Super-Fit - Without Exercise: An article from National Geographic that explains how genetically engineered mice can stay fit without exercise or a health diet.
Food: How Altered?: A short article on genetically altered food from National Geographic. The site also contains hyperlinks to additional information.
First Genetically Modified Primate Introduced: An article from National Geographic News that describes the first genetically altered primate with an extra strand of DNA.
Mutation: An interactive site from National Geographic that helps learners visualize the process of genetic mutation.
Study Offers New Insight Into Why Learning Disorders Are Genetics: An article from National Geographic News that explains the study that learning disorders can be genetic.
About Biotech: A site with hyperlinks to information on biotechnology, news, careers, and ethics.
Create a DNA Fingerprint: A PBS interactive site that has students solve a crime using DNA fingerprinting.
Understanding Genetics: A site that provides information and resources for students to better understand genes. The site also has "Ask a Geneticist" where students can ask and read questions posed to a geneticist.
Before You Read
Literary Focus: Subplots and Parallel Episodes, page 22:
Plot Diagram: Students create their own graphic for plot and include events using this site. This activity is an useful review after students have read to check for their understanding of plot and subplots.
Annotated Teacher's Edition
Developing Fluency, page 28:
Students can read the progress reports to each other and create a podcast of the reading with a discussion recorded after each progress report is read. Finished podcasts can then be published on a web site to allow students access for review.
Content-Area Connections: Social Science, page 30:
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Students can research trends in employment or future occupations and present information in a web page or PowerPoint presentation.
Content-Area Connections: Science, page 44:
Students can research breakthroughs in genetics and biotechnology and present information in a PowerPoint presentation, podcast, brochure, or web page.
Developing Fluency, page 48:
Students can record podcasts of reading a progress report by Charlie, or the teacher can videotape students reading a progress report by Charlie. The video can then be edited and used for review with other students.