These pictures were sent in by a third grade teacher who used the Twist ‘n Write pencil with one of her students, Jules.
From the Bridges webstore:
93-PAG00073 The Twist ‘n Write™ pencil is a new model specifically designed to fit smaller hands and bring back the fun in writing. The wishbone shaped design forces the school taught “tripod” position. The unusual, curvy design and fun colors will make your kids want to pick up and write or doodle. A thick 2mm, #2 pencil lead provides for long lasting write-out. Simply twist the tip to expose more lead. Dual-action erasers on each arm. Also comes in a larger multi-colored ballpoint pen version.
Available in packages of 2 ($3) or 48 ($71).
Now streaming from http://bridges-canada.com/professionaldev/livestream.aspx
YOUDLE Reading Box – Junior
This YOUDLE Box packs proven supports for the mechanics of reading with comprehension technology for visual perceptual issues.
And books, too! The included Pioneer School Unit has the same information presented with graduated levels of support in four books, from simplified text with symbols to grade-level text. (See reverse side for details.)
Adapt your own books with the Clear Literacy Page Extenders: add vocabulary supports, comprehension questions, or writing prompts right on the page. And they’re magnetic so you can use a large magnet wand for easy page turning for students with fine motor issues.
Also includes three CDs packed with electronic resources!
The following items are included:
• Eye Lighter (Reading Filter) in four different colours (3 sets)
• Magnifying Bar
• Classroom Set of Sight Words Reading Rods (104/set)
• Phonics Cubes Class Set (18 Pc)
• Steps to Retelling Fiction (3)
• Steps to Retelling: Non-Fiction (3)
• Set of Reading Comprehension Cubes
• Clear Literacy Page extender
• Pioneer Schools Book Set (4 levelled books/set and symbol vocabulary cards)
• Comprehension questions and phonemes to make your own worksheets or interactive whiteboard activities
• Ready-to-print symbol-supported worksheets on the Pioneer School
• Pioneer School vocabulary
• E-Text Websites
• Information on UDL
<strong>Available here: https://store.bridges-canada.com/P-YB20025/Youdle+Reading+Box+-+Junior</strong>
Can’t make it to the Bridges to Learning Conference? No problem! Select sessions are being made available for live streaming to your home or office computer.
More information available at http://bridges-canada.com/professionaldev/livestream.aspx
Click on the following images to enlarge or open the PDF version here: Live Streaming Sessions
It’s a brand new year, and we’re getting excited for the upcoming Bridges to Learning Conference! It will be taking place May 13-15, 2010 in Mississauga at the University of Toronto campus.
Visit the Conference Main Page at http://bridges-canada.com/Conference.html and register online at http://bridges-canada.com/ProfessionalDev/conferenceregistration.aspx