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Bunny Readers is presented by Mrs. Silverman's Second Grade Class

Project Objectives:

Since this is a global project, the activities are designed to support  learning standards from a variety of geographical areas.  It also supports the following  National Educational Technology Standards for Students. (NETS)

NETS for Students

1.  Basic operations and concepts

  • Students are proficient in the use of technology.

2.  Social, ethical, and human issues

  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

3.  Technology productivity tools

  • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced modesl, preparing publications, and producing other creative works.

4.  Technology communications tools

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.

Project participants will be expected to list the learning standards for their state or region.  In addition, teachers will include how student work was assessed to determine if the standards were met.

Recommended For Students:

Grades 1-2 (ages 6-8)
Students will be able to read work by children their own age and on similiar reading levels.  Teachers will also have a resource to uses for lower primary students.


Participating classes will read books about bunny rabbits.   These books can be fact or fiction.  Students will engage in a language arts activity that will be showcased on a web site.  Classes are invited to electronically submit a maxium of six illustrations per class.  Students may work individually, in small groups or as a class.  The URL for this project is:


All materials are due by March 31, 2000. The site will be up around April 15 and will remain posted to be used as a resource for teachers and students.

Number of Participants:

There will be a separate page for a twenty-five participating classes.  More classes will be added if the project coordinator has the time and energy!

Suggested Activities:

  • Author Study

  • Write a book review

  • Create new endings for the story

  • Share facts about rabbits

  • Rewrite the story as a play

  • Interview the author

  • Write a poem about the book or a character in it

  • Create graphic organizers

  • Feel free to use your imagination and add to this list

Project Coordinator:

Susan Silverman
Clinton Avenue Elementary School
140 Clinton Avenue
Port Jefferson Station
New York, 11776
516 474-8150

How to register:

Please provide the following information

  • Your name, e-mail address, URL, school name, town, state, phone number

Previous Projects by Susan Silverman:

Community of Clocks

Online Autumn

Frosty Readers

A Winter Wonderland

Stellaluna's Friends

Owl Prowl

An Apple A Day