Fourth Grade Library News
What have fourth graders been up to in the library?
Fourth graders investigate rainforests
We also dabbled in other library matters this quarter...we celebrated National Poetry month by exploring a little bit of poetry (by the way, not all poetry has to rhyme or have a set structure)...and we also explored "mentor texts" (texts chosen by a teacher to demonstrate or showcase a text feature), such as Roxaboxen. Roxaboxen has a beautiful, lyrical storytelling to it, and it also is an excellent example of inference (showing, not telling). Books such as Roxaboxen, Owen, and Owl Moon can convey so much to the reader without actually telling the reader overtly what is going on.
Got Any Apps to Share?
Vocabulary/Spelling City...Math vs. Zombies...PBS Kids Play... BrainPop... PebbleGo... Vocabla...Rush Hour... Cut the Rope...Toontastic... Bluster...Scribblenauts... Duolingo
There are sooo many more than I can possibly mention here. My own kids have played Scribblenauts on their Nintendo DS devices for years. Both kids are now learning French on Duolingo. The apps/sites I listed here are just to give you a taste of what is out there. You can also Google "best apps for [name your device]" to find more. Commonsensemedia.org is one site where I found some of these apps.