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Unit-by-Unit Web Support, 2000 Edition:
Story Studio (Grade 2, Unit 4)
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
Writing With Writers: Myth Writing
Introduce children to the art of myth writing. In the myth-writing workshop, students can learn from author Jane Yolen. (p. T13)
Top of Page Jim Aylesworth — Teacher, Author, Lecturer
Send children to the Internet to learn about author Jim Aylesworth. (p. T55)
 Week 2
Students can use an online translator, such as Research-It!, to help them translate words from English to Spanish. (p. T78)
Top of Page North American Bear Center
Children can research the real diets of bears on this Web site. Encourage them to explore the kids' area, which includes bear sounds and photos. (p. T93)
 Week 3
American Veterinary Medical Association Online: Kid's Korner
Children can learn more about caring for pets here. Guide children to find pet-related games, activities, coloring contests, and safety tips. (p. T123)
  Dinosaurs and Fossils Resources
Send children to the Internet to learn more about dinosaurs. They can read about the discovery of a real dinosaur egg, sounds that dinosaurs made, and the world's biggest dinosaur. (p. T137)
This popular chat service for parents and children is available in several languages, with the goal of involving children in a global dialog. (p. T143)
  Children First
Suggest that family members go to the Web site of the National PTA and find the PTA's national standards for parent and family involvement in schools. (p. T155)
Top of Page Tomie dePaola
Children will enjoy visiting the online "home" of award-winning author Tomie dePaola at this Web site. (p. T165)
 Week 4
Folktales on the Web
Take children on this Internet Field Trip to find more folktales. (p. T197)
Suggest that children and a family member do research together on a computer. They can go to this Web site and search for the phrase Red Riding Hood to find online versions of the tale. (p. T215)
  James Marshall
The biography of author James Marshall appears on Penguin Putnam's Young Readers Web site. Children will enjoy learning how Marshall first started sketching as a young boy growing up on a farm. (p. T221)
Top of Page MapQuest
Have children use this Internet map site to view maps of their counties, towns, and neighborhoods. Guide them in using navigation tools to find familiar places on these maps. (p. T237)
 Week 5
This Web site contains a shipload of booty, including facts about Blackbeard, who was the model for Captain Hook. (p. T243)
Top of Page ZOOM Playhouse
ThinkQuest: Children's Creative Theater
Children can read play scripts written by children and performed on the PBS show Zoom at the program's Web site. And at the Children's Creative Theater they can take a virtual tour of a theater. (p. T261)
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