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Swim, Sea Turtle Swim!

from Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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Steve shows the class a powerpoint program of his research trip to St. Kitts to discover the leatherback sea turtle. Steve shares with students his process for turning raw research facts into an engaging story. He highlights the use of strong verbs and interesting details, the importance of a good lead/introduction that hooks the reader and, finally, the power of revision.

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Cost

By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00


The price is per site. Ink Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.

Length

30-45 minutes for k-2. 45 minutes - 1 hour for grades 3-8.


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons Content Providers: Content Providers

Minimum participants:

10

Maximum participants:

50


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Standards


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)FieldTripZoom



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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb, Heather Montgomery, Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy, Steve Swinburne , Peggy Thomas, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Contact:
Vicki Cobb
email@vickicobb.com
9149491104

Program Details

Format

1. Brief introduction to sea turtles
2. Short powerpoint introducing leatherback sea turtles, scientist Dr. Kimberly Stewart and the island of St. Kitts.
3. Question and answer period
4. Steve performs sea turtle song, "One in a Thousand" on his ukulele and class sings along!

Objectives

Objectives:
1. Students will develop an awareness and appreciation of an endangered species
2. Students will become aware of the threats to sea turtles.
3. Students will begin to understand the role scientists play in protecting endangered species.
4. Students will learn over a dozen sea turtle facts.
5. Students will engage in a discussion about conservation sea turtles versus economic development
6. Students will see how a nonfiction author takes raw research and, with hard work, turns it into an engaging story.
7. Students learn the importance of science, conservation, research, using strong writing tools such as strong verbs, vivid details and crafting a good lead

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Connections
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.5 Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that in- formation expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information. ?
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. ?
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.