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Houghton Mifflin Reading Curriculum Resources

 

Grade 4, Theme 1: Journeys

 

Teacher Read Aloud: Braving the Pacific on a Bamboo Raft

Teacher Read Aloud Presentation: Braving the Pacific on a Bambook Raft aligned to Common Core Standards

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

 

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Finding the Titanic

Build Background Presentation: Finding the Titanic aligned to Common Core Standards

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

Houghton Mifflin Reading Web Resources Houghton Mifflin Fourth Grade Theme 1 Web Resources

RMS Titanic, Inc: The official website of the Titanic with photos and historic and current information about the ship.

Ocean World: Icebergs: Pictures and information about icebergs.

International Ice Patrol: Official home page of the International Ice Patrol from the Coast Guard.

Super People: The Weight of Water: Information about divers.

The Hall of Science and Exploration: Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.: Interview with a marine biologist.

Careers in Oceanography: Learn about different kinds of oceanography/marine-related careers (all text).

Robert Ballard: Information about the author of "Finding the Titanic" from Eduplace.

eWord Game: An interactive word game to reinforce the Key Vocabulary for "Finding the Titanic."

Behind the Titanic; People, places, and events: A site with links to Titanic facts, history of the Titanic, survivors of the Titanic, the sinking of the Titanic, Titanic pictures, and passengers on the Titanic. (Submitted by Sarah at ValleyBookClub.com)

Houghton Mifflin Reading Video Resources Houghton Mifflin Sixth Grade Theme 1 Video Resources

Discovery Education Streaming: Search for Science of the Sea: Places in the Sea (clip on A Closer Look at Shipwrecks)

Learn 360: Search for Titanic (clip on Titanic: Flashbacks)

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Houghton Mifflin Reading: Reading Houghton Mifflin Fourth Grade Theme 1 Reading Resources

Preparing to Read/Key Vocabulary Graphic Organizer Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Build Background for "Finding the Titanic," page 81A:

RMS Titanic, Inc.: The official website of the Titanic with photos and historic and current information about the ship.

Writer's Craft Lesson, Flashbacks, page 85 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Comprehension Skills Lesson, Topic, Main Idea, and Supporting Details, page 99 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Classroom Management Handbook page 1-12 #8:

Research oceanography related careers

Super People: The Weight of Water: Information about divers

The Hall of Science and Exploration: Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.: Interview with a marine biologist.

Careers in Oceanography: Learn about different kinds of oceanography/marine-related careers (all text).

Challenge Handbook page 1-5 #1:

Use the following sites to find details about the sinking of the Titanic:

I Survived the Titanic: The story of a 12 year old girl who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

RMS Titanic, Inc.: The official website of the Titanic with photos and historic and current information about the ship.

Challenge Handbook page 1-5 #1:

Use a newsletter template in Word or AppleWorks to create the front page of the newspaper describing the sinking of the Titanic.

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Word Work Houghton Mifflin Fourth Grade Theme 1 Word Work Resources

Expanding Your Vocabulary: Nautical terms, page 107J Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF