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Unit-by-Unit Web Support, 2000 Edition:
Information Finders (Grade 1, Unit 5)
Here are some of the best Web sites to use while teaching this unit. All of the sites referenced in your Literacy Place 2000 Teacher Editions are also listed here, unless the site no longer exists.
 Week 1
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Send children surfing to the National Aquarium in Baltimore Web site to find more fantastic fish faces and facts. (p. T13)
  Monterey Bay Aquarium Online
Children will enjoy exploring the underwater world at the Monterey Bay "E-Quarium." (p. T13)
  Wild Animal Watch: Dolphins
After they've read the paired selection on dolphins, have children visit Scholastic's Dolphins project. (p. T29)
Top of Page Photographer: Norbert Wu
Children can find information about author and photographer Norber Wu at his Web site. Preview some of the photos in his gallery and take children on a tour. (p. T53)
 Week 2
The Children's Butterfly Site
Butterfly fun is waiting online in The Children's Butterfly Site. Children can print out pages to color or visit the photo gallery and try to find the butterfly from the story. (p. T71)
 Week 3
Get your spades and go cybergardening. Have children visit Aggie Horticulture at Texas A&M University to find fun gardening activities for kids, including tips on creating a school garden. (p. T135)
Top of Page Scholastic Parents
Family members who have access to the Internet may wish to log on to the Scholastic Parents Web site. Here adult family members will find monthly fun activities for their child as well as help in choosing books and Web sites for children. (p. T159)
 Week 4
Have children visit, a great resource of dino facts and activities. Ask children to find Daniel's favorites there. (p. T201)
 Week 5
4-H Children's Garden
Try going on a garden tour at the 4-H Children's Garden at Michigan State University. Children will discover the beauty of gardens designed especially for young people. Have them compare the garden map found online with the map of the New York Botanical Garden found in The Plant Castle. (p. T239)
  American Library Association's Parents Page
Encourage family members to help their children improve their literacy performance by identifying high-quality books. At the ALA Web site they'll find lists such as "Good Books for Kids," and "Notable Books for Children." (p. T265)
Top of Page Authors Online: Pat Mora
Pat Mora takes great pride in being a Hispanic writer. At Scholastic's Authors Online, children can read about how many of Mora's writing ideas come from growing up in the desert. (p. T267)
 Week 6
National Aquarium in Baltimore
You can take a field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, without leaving your classroom. Just visit their Web site to learn about all sorts of sea life. (p. T292)
For more information, call 1-800-SCHOLASTIC