In this episode, Mrs. Pingel teaches students how to make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections using a newspaper article. During self-selected reading, Julia goes into her book (Solo Girl by Andrea Davis Pinkney), where she is able to help a character named Cass by making connections.
English Language Arts
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Not driven by fame or fortune, Stephen Babcock worked to help make other people’s lives better. This agricultural chemist at the University of Wisconsin Madison invented the Babcock Test, which enabled people to accurately and efficiently find the amount of butterfat in milk.
Mrs. Pingel uses dance to introduce her students to the strategy of inferring. When the class receives letters from their Canadian pen pals, Lizzy realizes she needs to infer to understand hers. She soon finds herself inside a letter filled with humor and adventure. She later uses inferring to solve a mystery in her own attic.2
This video uses examples from “Wisconsin Biographies” to prompt viewers to critically analyze and discuss different ways people influence government.
This video uses examples from “Wisconsin Biographies” to prompt viewers to discuss different ways of analyzing cause and effect.
This video uses examples from “Wisconsin Biographies” to prompt viewers to critically analyze and discuss leadership.
Wisconsin's history is filled with rich and vibrant characters whose contributions to society extend beyond the borders of the state and continue to resonate today. These short animated videos tell their stories, focusing on their impact and awakening students' appetites to learn more.
Each short film in the Talespinners Collection is based on an acclaimed cross-cultural children's book. The stories explore a range of multicultural themes: identity, diversity, belonging, traditions and ceremonies, learning to fit in, the value of principles, and convictions.