Project Objective

The goal of this project is to create and share literature based learning activities.


  1. Participants will select a book with a winter theme and read it as a Read Aloud or Shared Reading.
  2. Students in grades K-5 will participate in a response activity based on the story.  This can be done as Independent Writing, Modeled/Shared Writing, or Interactive Writing.
  3. The teacher will select one writing sample for publication on this project's web site.
  4. The teacher will create a follow-up activity in any content area using Kidspiration software. 
  5. The writing sample and Kidspiration file will be e-mailed to the project coordinator for publication.

The Kidspiration files will be a shared resource which can be revised and saved as a template.  Example

Interactive Components

The project Wiki will include information on Balanced Literacy. Participants will receive invitations to add and revise content on our Wiki. 

Project participants will receive an invitation to contribute to our team blog.  The blog will be an area to share ideas, best practices and resources. Participants can brainstorm, problem solve, give moral support, display photographs, audio files and stories.  Example

Project Timeline

This project begins on January 1, 2007.  The deadline to send materials is February 15, 2007.  Work will be posted by March 1, 2007 and will remain online to be used as a resource.


Please e-mail the following information:

  • Your name, e-mail address, URL, school name, town, state, phone number, grade level and book title

Project Coordinator

Instructional Technology Integration Consultant

This will be my 37th collaborative Internet project!  All of my projects are listed on

* A special thank you to my niece Rebecca Silverman for creating this project's splash page.