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Audio Stories Issue Date: 08-14-2016

Cool Spots imageDid you know that audio books can improve your listening and concentration? Also, the narrators’ expressiveness, which enhances the story’s meaning, can help build your language skills. Storynory, storynory.com, is a collection of hundreds of narrated classics and original works. You’ll find familiar tales such as “The Snow Queen” and “Swan Lake.” “Katie, The Ordinary Witch” and Prince Bertie are in a series of original stories that kids really enjoy. Choose from many genres, such as Fairy Tales, Educational Stories, Myths and World Stories, and Poems and Music.

Visit: http://storynory.com
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Comprehension Practice Issue Date: 04-24-2016

Cool Spots imageThe Jefferson Lab’s Reading Comprehension Passages, education.jlab.org/reading/index.html, is a great resource if you want to improve your reading skills. Your understanding of reading material can be enhanced by creating a mental picture of what the words are trying to say. If you are reading about Parts of a Plant, determining what is required to grow plants will involve thinking about the ones you may have seen in a garden and what they need to survive. For example, do they need shelter or do they live outside? Choose a passage that interests you and see if you can select the missing words based on the context.

Visit: http://education.jlab.org/reading/index.html
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Learn More Words Issue Date: 02-21-2016

Cool Spots imageExpand your vocabulary in Vocabulary Builder MatchIt, vocabulary.co.il/games2/matchit/matchIt.swf. Did you know that a broad vocabulary can help with schoolwork? When writing a research paper, for instance, you cannot just copy the information you find; you need to put it into your own words. This is easier if you have a wide range of words to choose from. In this game, you’re given sentences with missing words and you pick the word that best completes each one. Choose from three levels of difficulty. Try incorporating words you learn into your conversations.

Visit: http://vocabulary.co.il/games2/matchit/matchIt.swf
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War Stories Issue Date: 11-08-2015

Cool Spots imageExperiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project, loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-endofwwii.html, is a collection of interviews, photos and other materials gathered from veterans of World War II. Meet Violet Clara Thurn Cowden, a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during the war, who was not recognized as a veteran until 1977. Watch the interview with Merle Korte, who served in the Navy and shares more than 100 photographs of his experiences. The memoir of Arthur Eck entitled “The Cost of Freedom” is a detailed account of his experiences as a soldier, his capture by the Germans and his life after war.

Visit: http://loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-endofwwii.html
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Examine a Fairy Tale Issue Date: 01-04-2015

Cool Spots imageSee how well you know the Elements of the Story of Cinderella at learner.org/interactives/story/cinderella.html. Watch a short animation, then examine it more closely. Once the Setting is established, you can study Characters. Can you identify the qualities that make a hero or villain unique? Next, move on to Sequence and recreate the plot by putting scenes in the correct order. Exposition can give you a character’s background in relation to the story. Identifying the elements of a story is important in understanding an author’s point of view.

Visit: http://learner.org/interactives/story/cinderella.html
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