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 is here to help get you started with the new school year! By getting to know your student’s interests, learning styles, and expression styles early in the year, you can assign personalized activities to engage them in their schoolwork and keep them engaged all year long.
This week we are highlighting activities with different learning styles for your students! We know that your students have many different learning styles and we have thousands of activities suited to all different learners. Check out some of our favorite activities.
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.
A Video Interview with David Shannon
Technology / Group Work
The author of "A Bad Case of Stripes" talks about colors, unruly kids, and lima beans.
Games / Technology
Do you sometimes wonder how to shorten or abbreviate a word? (For instance, you can shorten "Mister" to "Mr.") Click on this website to play a fun game about abbreviations!
ABCya: Adventure Man and the Counting Quest
Games / Technology
Click the link to join Adventure Man as he races to find the hidden treasure before his arch nemesis, the sinister Mr. Thief gets to it first! You'll put your knowledge of multiples and skip-counting to the test as you make your way through swamps, canyons, and temples in this exhilarating counting quest. Will Adventure Man get to the treasure in time or is he doomed to meet his untimely demise?
2 to 9 Times Table Multiplication Game
Discussion / Programmed Instruction / Technology
What is three times nine? How about four times six? Brush up on your multiplication facts as you play this game!
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Discussion / Reading
"Island of the Blue Dolphins" is a wonderful story about an Indian girl, Karana, who lives alone for years on an island. The story is not only an unusual survival adventure, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery. This site also includes discussion questions and activities.
A Video Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The author of "Shiloh" talks about the dog that inspired the story, winning the Newbery Award, and writing every day.
Independent Study / Group Work
The CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital serves as the only dedicated pediatric healthcare facility for families in south Orange County, the surrounding coastal areas and north San Diego County. Check out this 360 virtual tour and you'll find an expert team of world-class physicians and nurses providing compassionate, innovative care.
Simulation / Independent Study
Learn how radar works by performing your own experiment! Have someone place an object inside a box (don't peek!) and cover it with a piece of paper (that you can't see through). Then use a stick and measurements to create a map of what's inside. Read this page to better understand how scientists can see objects using radar.
Discussion / Science
Are you interested in birds? Birding is a fun way to explore your environment and learn about the birds around you! This website is full of information to help you in this hobby. Read about recognizing birds using their size, color, behavior, songs, and more. Then go out and find some birds!
Thomas Jefferson supported so much for the common man. Do you know of his many accomplishments? He had a definite set of principles and he lived by them. Discover how much you know about this famous man.
Technology / Discussion
How do scientists learn about extinct species? Scientists are continually analyzing life forms and studying fossils. Visit this site to learn all about animals and human life forms of the past!
Discussion / Simulation
Do you forget things? Do you remember something better if you discussed it or held it? Complete this project to learn more about your memory.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team