This resource package is not free but it sure is a bargain with all these contents!
THE READER: Reading About Colorado in English and then to help any ELL’s some of us have or will have of Spanish background,
a Spanish followup, after which come:
FUN LEARNING ACTIVITIES in the form of the following:
5 word searches (answer keys included),
1 Numbers-to-words cryptogram,
1 Letters-to-words cryptogram,
1 Greek Letters-to-words cryptogram;
TESTS ABOUT THE READER: true-false test and Fill-In-The-Blank test with answers keys;
CLIP ART: 126 Colorado-connected public domain clip art images (mostly scenery, also historical sites, Ute, Arapaho, Kiowa, Kit Carson, etc) which teachers can use as handy interactive activities such as for:
cut-and paste manipulatives, videos, draw/trace; plus which you can easily move, cut-and-paste, re-size up or down these images, and if you want turn them into room décor, flashcards, reward stickers etc; if you enlarge some of these they can be used as a Photos Show for prompting discussions with a whole class or serve for individualize instruction as when you call students one at a time up to a computer and discuss the material.
INTERACTIVE LEARNING LINKS (articles, books, videos) to click, go to and pop open internet hyperlinks for additional articles (great for extra credit reports etc), books, videos re Colorado;
HANDY PUBLIC DOMAIN MAP OF COLORADO with some possible questions;
WH QUESTIONS QUIZ On How Pike’s Peak mountain in Colorado inspired The Song “America The Beautiful.”
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS descriptive list (Informational Text, History/Social Studies) to help keep this and other teaching projecst aligned with the CCSS.
So this packs a powerful punch for learning and will keep your students for years ahead busily learning like “bees who came to the honey” and quietened down while enjoying it…….
J. Mason Emerson