Lessons and Resources

Discussing on the Wiki Resources

Foldable® Activities

We've included several activities involving the use of Foldables® as a teaching strategy. Foldables®, developed and invented by Dinah Zike, are three-dimensional, interactive graphic organizers and can provide teachers with a way to help students manipulate, organize and retain information, vocabulary, ideas and concepts during and after reading the books. Foldables® are also a concrete way to help students bridge between the two-dimensional reading and writing in the classroom to the three-dimensional reading and writing required of the Internet.

WikiProject Resources

  • The Spice it Up a Notch WikiProject The Spice it Up a Notch with Nutmeg! WikiProject's goal is to create an online resource for the Nutmeg Award nominees. Each book will have its own page with a wiki article summarizing the book and links to background information related to the book. Participating students will collaborate on the same pages, editing, enhancing and revising each other's content where they see fit.
  • How to Write About a Book on the WikiProject A video that shows how to use the wiki tools to write about a story on the Spice it Up a Notch with Nutmeg! WikiProject.

Persuasive Product/Performances Resources

Reading Comprehesion Activities

Organizing and Managing The Project

Literature Circle Resources

Spice it Up a Notch with Nutmeg! Archived Newsletters and Projects


Additional Resources

Conference Handouts

CECA/CEMA Conference Handouts

Technology Tools Used in Project
How to Discuss on the Wiki
The Interest Bound Book Foldable
Pocket Book Foldable
How to make a Student Interest Bound Book Foldable
Student Contract and Guidelines for Online Communication

CLA Conference Handouts

Student Contract and Guidelines for Online Communication
Frequently Asked Questions
Spice up Your Summer Reading! Bookmarks
Spice Up Your Summer Reading Bookmark- Intermediate
Spice Up Your Summer Reading Bookmark
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