Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
This week we are bringing out a selection of the E-books we have in our Enrichment Database! E-Books are great for both virtual and in-person students. E-Books provide readers with a unique opportunity to access out-of-print and obscure texts that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to explore.
Extend your lesson by having students respond in their Journal in Renzulli Learning about their reading experience. You may also choose to have students explore several E-books and then complete a Self-Assessment to reflect on their exploration. No matter how you choose to utilize these amazing activities you will enjoy the thousands of E-Books we have available!
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.
by Margaret Hillert (Starfall Education, 2007)
This is a story about penguins for the early reader! Learn how penguins take care of their babies, and look at the photos of the penguins! Click on the ear icon to hear the story read aloud!
ReadGov: Baseball ABC by Peter Newell
by Peter Newell (New York : McLoughlin Bros., c1885., )
Learn the alphabet with this A, B, C, book about baseball.
Fiction and Non-Fiction Short Stories
Reading is such an important skill for you to develop. Our free short stories for kids help make that process more enjoyable. These short stories offer an online read aloud option, featuring a professional narrator. Our narrators use fun and engaging voices that help bring these short stories to life. Our short stories for kids also come with comprehension questions, vocabulary and print-out resources. There are fiction and non-fiction books so let the reading begin!
by Jacob Abbott
The history of a woman who rose above and beyond tragedy, grief and personal loss to become one of the most powerful figures in sixteenth century Europe is wonderfully told in this biography Queen Elizabeth, by Jacob Abbott. Published first in 1849, the original text had many charming engravings that illustrated the main events and characters. Jacob Abbott was well-known for his biographies and children's literature.
ReadGov: Jack and the Beanstalk
(New York, A.L.BURT, Publisher., )
A poor boy exchanges the family cow for some magic beans.
Storyline Online: Knots on a Counting Rope Read Aloud
by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault (Square Fish, 1997)
Bonnie Bartlett & William Daniels read Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault. In this story a Navajo child named Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses listens to the tale of his birth from his grandfather. Although blind, the boy learns that he has the strength to cope with his condition and meet any challenge that comes his way.
by Joseph Jacobs
Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since.
by John H. Haaren
Famous Men of Rome is a series of biographical sketches written for the purpose of making the study of history lively and interesting by giving insight into the men who lived during this time. The chapters are as follows: Romulus, Numa Pompilius, The Horatii and the Curatii, The Tarquins, Junius Brutus, Horatius, Mucius the Left-Handed, Coriolanus, The Fabii, Cincinnatus, Camillus, Manlius Torqatus, Appius Claudius Caecus, Regulus, Scipio Africanus, Cato the Censor, The Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Augustus, Nero, Titan, Trajan, Marcus Aurelius, Constantine the Great, and End of the Western Empire.
by Jacob Abbott
There are certain, great historical names, with which all are familiar. This volume is dedicated to Mary Queen of Scots. And the writer’s aim is to present the prominent and leading traits in her character, and all the important events in her life, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language.
by M B. Synge
This is the second volume in the series, The Story of the World, which covers the period of history from the rise of Rome to the Conquest of Peru. Along the way, passing through the Dark Ages, going on the Crusades, and exploring the unknown world with the brave men who had the courage to travel unknown seas. Also featured is the destruction of Pompeii and the invention of the Printing Press, along with many other interesting happenings of history during this time period.
by John W. Wilson, Richard B. Primack (Open Book Publishers, ) ISBN: 2019
This book comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. Click the link to read "Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa".
by Abbott Payson Usher (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920)
England's Industrial Revolution not only affected Europe, but the progression that fueled England's growth as a world power also dramatically transformed the United States as well. This book provides a thorough analysis of this time in history, walking readers through a timeline toward a new England.
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Your Renzulli Learning Team