Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
Now that you’ve had a chance to explore some of our Enrichment Activities we wanted to make sure you knew all about the amazing E-Books that we have in our system and how you can utilize these e-books in your instruction. Use our Journal function to assign your students reading journals in Renzulli Learning to help them process their experience with reading. You can read, communicate, and enjoy each of your students’ writing virtually! In My Enrichment Activities, students can explore thousands of e-books and audio books! These books will spark your students’ interests and passions!
This week we are highlighting ebooks through our weekly activities!
To locate these activities within Renzulli Learning:
Under the 'Teach' navigation, click 'Search'.
On the Search page, 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.
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
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
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!
Storyline Online: If I Ran For President
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
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. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Here are the battles and maneuvers of the American Civil War, described years later by Union and Confederate officers. These essays were first published in The Century Magazine, and then compiled in this four-volume set.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team