Media Festival Project:
Directions: Use these links to find information for your project. You will need to use the blank template below for your project. Make sure you have a title, map, captions, photo, and diagram along with some information describing your animal.

Content Standard:
2.A.2.f - Identify and explain the contributions of text features to meaning.

Technology Standards:
3.A.1.a - Use technology tools, including software and hardware, from a range of teacher-selected options to learn a new content or reinforce skills.
3.C.1.b - Use templates or create new documents to complete learning assignments
3.C.1.e - Use various electronic information retrieval sources to obtain information on a topic


Platypus
Department of Primary Industries and Water - platypus information and text features
Interactive Platypus World - information, activities, and games about platypus
Platypus facts for kids- information about habitat, appearance, behavior and much more
Platypus in the water - cool pictures and good information
Unique Australian Animals - great pictures, map, and information about the platypus
Facts about the Platypus - food, habitat, behaviors, and good pictures
platypus diagram.doc a diagram I made using inspiration and Microsoft word document

Template for Newsletter.pub - Click on this link to bring up your template for imputing your information

Finished Project:
I put together a short PowerPoint of several examples of my students' work. The first slide shows the layout of this wikispace and the following slides are work samples. The last slide is a bibliography of the internet sites that my students used to complete this research project.

Media Festival Powerpoint.ppt


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Rain Forest: Directions for Brochure
1. Read Rain Forest Babies by Kathy Darling
2. Take notes on 6 animals.
3. Make sure you include the level of the rain forest where it is found and where it can be found in the world.
4. You need to find 3 facts about the animal and a picture for each animal.
5. Then you need to have 5 facts about the rain forest and a description of each level of the rain forest.
6. Use the MS Publisher template I created to make your Rain Forest Animals brochure.
7. Resources are found below for your brochure.
8. Your finished product will be a brochure which is a functional document which will have information about rain forest animals!

Content Standards:
1.E.2.b - Set a purpose for reading the text
2.A.1.c - Select and read to gain information from personal interest materials
2.A.2.a - Use print features
2.A.2.f - Identify and explain the contributions of text features to meaning.

Technology Standards:
3.A.1.a - Use technology tools, including software and hardware, from a range of teacher-selected options to learn a new content or reinforce skills.
3.C.1.b - Use templates or create new documents to complete learning assignments
3.C.1.e - Use various electronic information retrieval sources to obtain information on a topic

Resources:
Use the resources below to create your brochure about Rain Forest Animals.
rain forest.pub - Use the Microsoft Publisher document that I made as your template. Remember that it has clip art that you can use.

Extra Clip Art Options:
Use the links below in case the MS Publisher's clip art doesn't have a picture of an animal in your brochure.
Clip Art for Educators - free clip art images
Pics4Learning - website with copyright friendly images
Rain Forest clip art.doc - royalty free clip art for Marmoset and Sugar Glider

Samples: Here are some samples of the brochures that our class has completed!

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Ms. Robert's Websites:
Natioanl Geographic for kids
National Geo for Kids - search for an animal
Yahoo Animal Facts
Kids Zone
Electronic Fact Sheets - tons of info
Fun Animal Facts