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Grant Watts Elementary Social Science Resources

Dewey Decimal 300s Social Science Resources for our K-3 Gray Wolves Community

Resources to support second language learners and struggling readers

Beginning in September 2022, we will have a new literacy program and it is has embedded Social Studies learning that connects to our Oregon Social Studies Standards.  You can access the stories from the lessons and your student interactive book through your SAVVAS realize account.  To access this account, simply login to your Clever account and look for the SAVVAS realize icon and that will take you directly to your materials.  If you have questions, ask your classroom teacher.

Once in your SAVVAS realize account you can read the digital materials, have them read aloud to you (you can adjust how fast the reader reads and you can have the words be highlighted as they are read) and you can change the language in which the stories are read to you.  Your classroom teacher or myself can help you with this!

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This resource (coming to our library soon) will give you a broader collection to search from and offers many accessibility features:

Click here to see why Gale in Context is an outstanding database tool for young learners!

Research supporting Gale in Context-Elementary:  https://www.gale.com/schools/project-tomorrow-research-study

“I love the browsing ability that comes with Gale In Context: Elementary. Introducing our students to research and synthesis skills using topics they are interested in results in much deeper engagement compared to assigning students a research topic while attempting to teach these difficult skills.” Library Media Specialist Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools (OH)

School Library Journal Review:  "The interface is clean and intuitive and the content timely. Whether as an environment for teaching younger students about database searching or providing a platform for exploring on their own, for informal browsing or for targeted ­searching, Gale In Context: Elementary is an ­excellent resource."  Bob Hassett, Luther Jackson M.S., Falls Church, VA

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The resource above is free through our school (our school subscribes for you), but you can also subscribe to this amazing online encyclopedia--check with your parent/guardian to see if this meets the needs of your family.  Subscribing to a resource like this protects you from ads and content that might not be appropriate for you to see.  Additionally, the articles have different reading levels to make them accessible for your age and reading level, you can even have the materials read to you!  Plus, there are videos, games and so much more. Check it out:

Ages: 5 - 18 yrs.

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

URL: kids.britannica.com/

Parent's Choice Silver Medal Honor - "Britannica Kids is a new product from Encyclopedia Britannica that promises to let your kids explore "uncharted" topics, find "infinite" facts, and help complete homework assignments "in a snap." Hyperbole aside, the website is massive, offering more than 100,000 articles spanning three reading levels; more than 60,000 images and videos; text-to-speech functions; an excellent dictionary; and a lot more. ...This impressive site offers vast content where kids can "run wild" on their own exploring a fun and enriching environment. It's an easy-to-navigate website compatible for all devices, smart phones and desktops; a homework-relevant resource covering the span of curriculum subjects through all grades; and a safe environment learning resource for even the youngest students." Don Oldenburg   ©2017 Parents' Choice

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These resources can be translated into Spanish:

Our school subscribes to Scholastic magazines, we have Let's Find Out for Kindergarten and it is a great resource for current Social Studies topics--ask your classroom teacher for your classroom password.  You will find fun games and great Kindergarten activities here!

For grades 1-3, our school subscribes to Scholastic News--follow this link, then select your grade level, then login, then student and enter your classroom password (your teacher can give this to you).  You will find fun games and great activities that connect to current Social Studies topics here!

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