Looking for a way to increase student engagement? Try this prezi. You can use it to introduce the science content or build background knowledge for a Guided Reading book or an upcoming nonfiction text. The reading level and content are appropriate for lower grades.
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BONUS resource material: (on last view of the prezi)
-YouTube videos of various lengths. Please choose the one that best meets the needs and attention span of your students. I did not imbed these in the prezi itself because we know that sites and links go down all the time. I also believe that only you know which is appropriate for your current students.
-Connected Websites: the work is already done. I've pick the most relevant sites for this content and grade range.
-Potential resources from subscription based sites. You will need a separate subscription for these sites. I do not have any direct connections to these companies. I used them while teaching the content presented in this prezi.
-Book Resources: As a Literacy Specialist, I could not resist including some of the actual books I use with this grade range.