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Houghton Mifflin Reading Curriculum Resources

 

Grade 4, Theme 1: Journeys

 

Teacher Read Aloud: Around the World in 20 Days

Teacher Read Aloud Presentation: Around the World in 20 Days aligned to Common Core Standards

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

 

Houghton Mifflin Reading: Grandfather's Journey

Build Background Presentation: Grandfather's Journey 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

Japan for 6 to 10 Year Old Children: Site with pictures and information about Japanese culture from a teacher on a Fulbright program.

How Hot Air Balloons Work: Information and pictures from the How Stuff Works site.

Allen Say: Information about the author of "Grandfather's Journey" from Eduplace.

eWord Game: An interactive word game to reinforce the Key Vocabulary for "Grandfather's Journey."

Grandfather’s Journey Movie Trailer: A short YouTube video created as a trailer for the story.

Grandfather’s Journey: A teacher resources from Scholastic that provides activities and ideas to support the story.

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

Discovery Education Streaming: Search for Charles's Law in Action: A Ride on a Hot Air Balloon and Balloon Festival, Albuquerque

Learn 360: Search for Grandfather’s Journey (go to 0:53 in clip)

* Additional subscriptions required at individual video services.

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

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

Comprehension Skill Focus, page 61D, (Transparency 1-10 or Practice Book 24): Author's Viewpoint Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Build Background for "Around the World in 20 Days," page 60G:

How Hot Air Balloons Work: Information and pictures from the How Stuff Works site.

Comprehension Skill Lesson, Making Inferences, page 71 Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF

Responding: Write a Travel Brochure, page 76:

The travel brochure could be created using a brochure template on a word processing or graphic design program, with images downloaded from the Internet and Word Art to make the brochure look professional.

Classroom Management Handbook page 1-5 #2:

A postcard template in Word or AppleWorks could be used for the letter from the grandmother to her family in Japan.

Classroom Management Handbook page 1-8 #9:

A postcard template in Word or AppleWorks could be used for the picture postcard of a distant city or country with an image downloaded from Internet on the picture side of the card.

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

Expanding Your Vocabulary: Travel words, page 79J Inspiration V8 / Inspiration V7 / PDF