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LeVar Burton, longtime host of Reading Rainbow, was born in 1957.

Grades   1 – 4  |  Calendar Activity

LeVar Burton, longtime host of Reading Rainbow, was born in 1957.

After reading two complementary Reading Rainbow selections, students compare the selections using the Venn Diagram and write a comparison essay.

 

Celebrate Digital Learning Day today.

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Celebrate Digital Learning Day today.

Students reflect on recent learning and the role digital tools and media have played in supporting or enhancing it.

 

In 1931, Toni Morrison was born.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

In 1931, Toni Morrison was born.

After retelling a familiar fable, students discover the differences in one of Morrison's retellings of a fable.

 

Humorist Erma Bombeck was born in 1927.

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Humorist Erma Bombeck was born in 1927.

Using lines from Bombeck's newspaper column, students identify allusive or satirical humor. Older students can rewrite the passages for a different audience.

 

Diarist Samuel Pepys was born.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Diarist Samuel Pepys was born.

Students write diary entries and revisit the entries as if it were a hundred years from now. Students then brainstorm and write paragraphs about life in the 21st century.