Thinkport Newsletter: Reading Across Subject Areas

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August 31, 2016

Reading Across Subjects

Young adults entering college and the work force will read and write more than at any other time in our history. Students will need strong literacy skills across multiple subject areas to compete in the world. Use these resources to help set a solid foundation for their future.

Martha Speaks

Martha Speaks: True Stories
Perfect for the classroom or to boost learning at home, these imaginative online stories focus around a range of STEM topics and include vocabulary prompts and definitions. Support materials: tips, activity ideas, charts, targeted vocabulary words and more. (Early Childhood)


Measuring How Much
Set out on a PBS KIDS afterschool adventure! Children explore volume, capacity, and weight and learn new math vocabulary words as they practice measurement with real and virtual measuring tools. Includes activity guide, video clips, online games and hands-on activities. (Elementary Grades)

Citing Evidence

Citing Evidence: Protecting Whales
Boost students’ cross-curricular skills with Thinkport's science-themed literacy module. While reading about protecting whales, students learn to cite textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical text. The activity includes a Welcome, Learn, Try, Review and Conquer section. (Grades 6-8)


Citizens’ Rights and Responsibilities: Voting 
One of the features of a true democracy is free and open elections. In this interactive module, students analyze quantitative and qualitative forms of information in order to answer compelling research questions about voter participation trends. (Grades 9-10)

Kate Chopin

Retell a Narrative Through Difference Eyes
Enhance students’ understanding! Students review the elements of a narrative and the narrator's point of view as they read a short story by Kate Chopin titled “The Story of an Hour.”  Understanding the plot, characters, and setting will help them create the final product, a narrative written from a different point of view. (Grade 10)

Mark Your Calendar: Spotlight Education Week

Keep an eye out for next week’s newsletter! We will be sharing exciting news and information about Spotlight Education Week, airing on MPT September 12-17, 2016.

TED Talks Education Revolution Screening
September 6 at 7:00 pm | Baltimore, MD

Join MPT at the Maryland Institute College of Art for a thought-provoking screening and panel discussion around the state of education. The audience will get to preview clips from the upcoming TED Talks Education Revolution program, airing during Spotlight Education Week on MPT. 

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