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Recommended Resources

http://www.globalindex.com/clippers/museum/flying_c.htm

http://college.hmco.com/history/readerscomp/ships/html/sh_034700_flyingcloud.htm

http://pc-78-120.udac.se:8001/WWW/Nautica/News/BDA/BDA(1851-04-25).html

http://www.maritimeheritage.org/ships/clippers.html

http://www.ics.uci.edu/~truesdel/sailing_history.html

http://www.yahooligans.com

 

Other Resources

Thanks to  readwritethink.org for the following

Circle Plot Diagram
The interactive Circle Plot Diagram can be used as a prewriting graphic organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot structure (e.g., If You Take a Mouse to School), as well as a post-reading organizer used to explore the text structures in a book. 
Animal Inquiry
Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore four facets of animals (basic facts, animal babies, interaction with others, and habitats). The online organizer provides writing prompts that can be used to organize research questions as well as to record findings. 
Comic Creator
The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).  
Drama Map
An updated version of the Story Map, this interactive is aimed at secondary students focusing on literary analysis of drama. Students can map out the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution for a variety purposes.
Fact Fragment Frenzy
Fact Fragment Frenzy provides elementary students with an online model for finding facts in nonfiction text, then invites students to find facts in five sample passages. 
Hints about Print
Hints about Print demonstrates the process of evaluating a nonfiction print resource to determine its appropriateness for a research project.
Letter Generator
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters containing all the essential elements needed for both styles of correspondence.
Letter Poem Creator
The Letter Poem Creator provides an online model for the thought process involved in creating poems based upon a letter, whether it be a love letter, a business letter, or something from a pen pal. Students are then invited to experiment with letter poems independently. 
Line Break Explorer
The Line Break Explorer provides an online model for the thought process involved in determining poetic line breaks and their effect on meaning. Students are then invited to experiment with line breaks in a poem. 
Literary Doodle
The Literary Doodle interactive combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking about a text by pairing an online drawing space with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text. 
Literary Elements Map
An updated version of the Story Map, this interactive best suits secondary students in literary study. Students can map out the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution for a variety purposes.  
Literary Graffiti
Literary Graffiti, a high school version of the Literary Doodle student interactive, also aims to teach students to visualize what they are reading to help them develop as readers. 
Picture Match
Picture Match is a matching game that reinforces the concept of beginning-letter and short-vowel sounds by prompting students to identify a series of pictures and match them to the first letter or the vowel in the word they represent. 
Riddle Interactive
The Riddle Interactive outlines the characteristics of riddle poems and provides direct instruction on the prewriting and drafting process for writing original riddle poems. In addition to explanation of the concepts, the interactive links to an online organizer where students can begin work on their own poems. 
Stapleless Book
Designed for teachers and students alike, the Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless! 
Story Map
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution. 
Timeline
Students can generate descriptive timelines that can be plotted with their choice of units of measure (date, time, event, entry, or other). Entries on the timeline automatically become links that allow students to easily navigate from one point on the timeline to another. 
Venn Diagram
This helpful interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams specific to a project or activity by identifying and recording concepts that can be placed on the appropriate area of the diagram. Students may edit and print the finished diagrams. 
What’s in the Bag?
What’s in the Bag? invites primary students to play with vocabulary common to their environment. 
Word Maker
Using Word Maker, students generate words by adding a beginning letter or blend to a word ending. This engaging tool helps students with letter-sound correspondence.  
Word Mover for Holes
This interactive invites students to create a found poem by grabbing tiles of words from the novel Holes. 
Word Mover for “I Have a Dream”
This interactive invites students to create a found poem by grabbing tiles of words from Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech. 
Word Wizard
Word Wizard uses themes from four popular U.S. children’s books to create word puzzles that students solve by unscrambling letters and considering related clues.  

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