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 a consistent, reliable thread throughout your instruction with personalized Enrichment Resources, curriculum tools like teacher directed Assignments and Differentiated Lessons, and inspiring Project-Based Learning opportunities that are all at your students’ fingertips, wherever they may be at the moment.
Once your students have completed their Profiles they can explore our Enrichment Database to find personalized activities chosen just for them based on their interests, learning styles, and expression styles. 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.
This week we have chosen some of our favorite activities across subject areas and enrichment types to inspire your students as they take their Profilers and discover activities geared especially for them.
Check out a few of our favorite activities below!
To locate these activities within Renzulli Learning you can SEARCH Enrichment Activities and type in the title of the activity you would like to locate. 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.
Kanelis Explores Athens by Dimitrios Kanellopoulos
This eBook, translated from the original Greek, narrates the journey of a toy horse, Kanelis. Kanelis had a secret wish. He wanted to explore the city! See where his adventures take him.
A Video Interview with Eric Carle
Watch this video interview with Eric Carle to learn more about how he writes his stories and creates the illustrations to go along with them. The interview is divided into seven short video clips.
ABCya: Out of Sight Words
Out of Sight Words is a beautiful, quirky game that allows children to practice their knowledge of sight words! Kids have to read the sight word, and then find its corresponding image in the fun illustrations. Simply click on the word at the bottom of the screen and then find it in the picture! About Sight Words - Sight Words are words that are recognized immediately (on sight) without phonetically decoding or sounding out parts.
World Wildlife: Chimpanzee
Like us, chimps are highly social animals, care for their offspring for years and can live to be over 50. In fact, chimpanzees are our closest cousins; we share about 98% of our genes. Check out this page to learn more about chimpanzees.
What would it be like to see the world, and human behavior, from a horse's point of view? Read along, or simply listen, as Black Beauty tells his tale.
13 Ways of Looking at a Half
Here is a little brain teaser just for you. It comes straight from the files of Dr. Marbles' hard drive. Did you know there are 13 ways a square can be divided in half? How is this possible? Click the link and find out!
Chimpanzees are one of the animals most similar to humans. Find out what they eat, their relationship patterns, and where they live.
History & Social Studies
Who are the most significant leaders in human history? This turns out to be an interesting question, because you must consider what you mean by leadership and significance. Study the suggestions at this website, selected for their vision, power to motivate, ability to make effective decisions, willingness to confront tough issues, and impact. Create a campaign poster for your top choice, and nominate additional candidates.
A short travelogue of Egypt, this book was written as part of an early 20th century series of travelogues on exotic destinations.
History & Social Studies
Here you can read and listen to oral histories of the Great Depression, as people who lived through it share their memories of that time. Take a minute to imagine what it was like to be alive during that era.
Standardized tests, a fixture in American education, have been the source of increased anxiety for students, parents, and teachers. In particular, student performance on the SAT or ACT is widely seen as one of the most important factors in admission to competitive colleges. While proponents of testing say it is the best way to objectively measure students’ learning, critics argue that the tests are an inaccurate way to assess students’ achievement and potential. Are standardized tests good, bad, or all of the above? Explore the resources provided, use the graphic organizers, and submit your Pro and Con Arguments!
Listen as this great romantic tragedy is read aloud. You may wish to follow along with the narrator.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team