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Houghton Mifflin Reading Curriculum Resources

 

Grade 4, Theme 1: Journeys

 

Teacher Read Aloud: On the Frontier with Mr. Audubon

Teacher Read Aloud: On the Frontier wiht Mr. Audubon aligned to Common Core Standards

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

 

Houghton Mifflin Reading: By the Shores of Silver Lake

Build Background Presentation: By the Shores of Silver Lake 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

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History: Pictures of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Central Pacific Railroad, Photographic History Museum: Site contains many images of old trains.

The New Nation: Read about the Transcontinental Railroad on America’s Story.

Driving the Last Spike: Pictures and information from the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco.

Welcome to the Braille Bug Site: Information about Braille and blindness for kids from the American Foundation for the Blind.

Blindness: Information for kids about blindness from a visually impaired teacher.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Information about the author of "By the Shores of Silver Lake" from Eduplace.

eWord Game: An interactive word game to reinforce the Key Vocabulary for "By the Shores of Silver Lake."

Hidden Message Puzzle: A word search activity from Eduplace.

Vocabulary Practice: Four Java-based vocabulary games from Quia.

Ingalls Homestead: Learn more about the Ingalls homestead in De Smet, South Dakota, by viewing the virtual visit and history links.

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

Discovery Education Streaming: Search for Elementary Video Adventures: Early America (clip on Trains) and Follow My Leader (clip on Jimmy Struggles to Adjust to Loss of His Sight)

Learn 360: Search for Pushing Westward (clip on Life Out West)

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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"By the Shores of Silver Lake," page 109A:

The New Nation: Read about the Transcontinental Railroad on America’s Story.

Driving the Last Spike: Pictures and information from the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco.

Comprehension Skill Lesson, Making Generalizations, page 113 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Genre Lesson, Historical Fiction, page 115 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Comprehension Skill Lesson, Noting Details, page 121 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Classroom Management Handbook, page 1-13 #2:

For information about the life of Louis Braille, read his biography:

… Louis Braille Biography …: Biography from the Braille Bug site.

ELL Handbook, page 48-49:

Central Pacific Railroad, Photographic History Museum: Site contains many images of old trains.

Reaching All Students: English Language Learners, page 123: Chain of events chart to organize sequence of events in story Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Information & Study Skills: Taking Notes, page 133C:

Show students how to take notes using graphic organizing software, if available, instead of note cards (links to URLs, sticky notes for citations, color-coding main ideas and details, etc.)

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

Expanding Your Vocabulary: Railroad words, page 133J Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Writing & Language Houghton Mifflin Fourth Grade Theme 1 Writing & Language Resources

Writing Skills: Writing a Friendly Letter, page 133M:

Students can use a postcard template created in a word processing program to publish their friendly letters. Since they may write about a real or imaginary trip, they might want to include images downloaded from Internet for the picture side of the card and get some information to share about their trip on the same website as the image.

 

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