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Writing and Research Links

- The Britannica Encyclopedia is a great resource for researching topics
- Learn how to use various graphic organizers at The Graphic Organizer Home Page
- Search the Web with the help of Kid's Click , a search site for kids designed by librarians
- Be sure to check out Windows to the Universe's Kool Kids Links for great links to many interesting and entertaining sites that you can use for researching your favorite topics. There's even a solar system coloring book that you can color right in your browser!
- Send someone an e-mail greeting card by going to Blue Mountain or Xoom.com
- Looking for information on ANIMALS ?   Then check out these sites:

  • CyberZoo-animal facts, video clips and even a 360 degree clickable image of an elephant.
  • Seaworld/Busch Gardens Animal Resources-this site has an "animal information database", fast facts, learning activities, and songbooks about animals, including those studied in our endangered animal and ocean units.
  • The San Diego Zoo has hundreds of photos and facts about the animals in its exhibits.
- Download demos of two fantastic writing programs: Kidspiration and Inspiration

To download for a free 30 day trial go to www.inspiration.com . This web site has tutorials and ideas for using these programs.

Both Main Street and Lincoln Street teachers and students are learning how to integrate these two programs into classroom writing activities and curriculum areas. Both are powerful tools for organizing information visually.