Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
Renzulli Learning provides your students with many outstanding “Type I” experiences - activities designed to expose students to a wide variety of disciplines, topics, occupations, hobbies, persons, places, and events that would not ordinarily be covered in the regular curriculum - as detailed in the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) by Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis.
One of the greatest “Type I” activities for students to explore is E-Books!
Check out this list of Awesome E-Books in the Enrichment Database:
- Lit2go – Classic Literature
- Turning the Pages – British Museum
- Room Recess – Fiction/Non-Fiction) This site offers the Lexile level, word count, a printable version of the story, story questions and a vocabulary activity.
- Storyline – Stories read by members of the Actor Guild
How do my students find these books?
Just add the keyword "ebook" into your Renzulli Learning search engine on the student site. On the dashboard, upper right side. Need more help searching? Check out the Student Tutorial Video!
Teachers, finding your student’s journal in the Teacher Dashboard is easy! Go to My Student > My Roster > choose Journal from drop-down menu. If you are looking for reading response prompts for your students to answer in their Journals, click the link below to access the Schoolwide Enrichment Model for Reading(SEMR) Resources from the Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development.
Accidental Snacks - Nonfiction Book
We all love a snack from time to time. But did you know that many of the snacks that we enjoy today were created by accident. On this website, you can read or listen to the story, your choice! Happy Reading
Erica Doesn’t Help - Fiction Book
Erica and her two friends set up a lemonade stand. When Erica chooses not to help out, her friends decide she does not deserve to go to the water park with them. On this website, you can read or listen to the story, your choice! Happy reading!
A Bad Case of Stripes - Fiction Book
Sean Austin Reads, A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. In this story, Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids at her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact she is so worried that she's about to break out in... A Bad Case of Stripes. Click on the link for this e-book Audio Book!
Lonnie Chavis, Parker Bates and Mackenzie Hancsicsak read If I Ran For President by Catherine Stier. Read this informative book to find out what you would really do if you were to run for President.
Anne of Green Gables – Fiction Book
Elephant poaching is a tough issue to solve. Conservationist and 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gao Yufang is approaching the problem from a different angle: encouraging cross-cultural communication, bringing Chinese and Africans together to try to understand each other’s viewpoints regarding the elephant ivory trade.
Dr. King led a civil rights movement in the first half of the 20th century. He was well respected for his peaceful methods of protest. On this website, you can read or listen to the story, your choice! Happy reading!
A short travelogue of Egypt, this book was written as part of an early 20th century series of travelogues on exotic destinations.
Take a wild journey through a 19th-century America shaped by slavery, con men, and blood feuds. Read along with the narrator, or just sit back and listen.
If someone ruined your life, would you seek revenge? How would you go about it? Listen to a tale of escape from prison and hidden treasure!
Listen to Charlotte Bronte's classic tale about a resourceful English governess. You can read along, or just close your eyes and picture the story as it unfolds.
Would you try a simpler way of life, as an experiment? What lengths would you go to, and for how long? Accompany Thoreau on his famous quest. Read along with the narrator, or just sit back and listen.
Each week, we will send you teaching suggestions and a few examples of our best and most popular resources. For more ideas to infuse enrichment activities with your curriculum, please visit the Unit Supplements on the Teacher Site, under “Teach.” We can also link these enrichment resources to your regular curriculum if you send us a theme or topic.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team