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    1. Develop early literacy skills
    2. Poetry and literature appreciation
    3. Become producers as well as consumers of information on the World Wide Web
    4. Use the Internet for online collaboration
    5. Provide a vehicle that offers intergrated learning experiences
    6. Provide a resource on a second grade reading level

    This project supports the following Learning Standards for New York State:

    Mathematics, Science, and Technology
    Standard 2:  Information Systems
    Students will access, generate, process and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

    English Language Arts
    Standard 1:  Language for Information and Understanding
    As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.

    Standard 2:  Language for Literary Response and Expression
    As speakers and writers, students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for self-expression and artistic creation.

    Standard 3: Students will listen, speak, read, and write for critical analysis and evaluation.

    Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction
    Students will listen, speak, read, and write for social interaction.

    This project supports the following National Educational Technology Standards for grades Pre K-2. 

    Standards Area 1- Basic Operations and Concepts

    Standards Area  3- Productivity Tools

    Standards Area 4- Communications

    Standards Area 6- Technology Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making

    Recommended For Students:
    Age 6-7 (
    Second Graders) This will provide a resource for children on a grade 2 level.

    Young students will write original poems, stories, create graphic organizers, etc. about an aspect of autumn.  Every class in this project will have student work published on a separate web page.  In addition to the writing materials, each class is invited to submit some student illustrations.  The class URL or e-mail address will be posted on the page.
    Participants are encouraged to share their assessment tools with the rest of the group.  

    All materials are due by October 2, 1999. The site will be up around October 17 and will remain posted for the entire school year.

    Number of Participants:
    There will be a separate page for twenty-five participating classes.  Please, only two classes per school building.  The two classes can work together.  This is a popular  project and  it would be nice to give classes from different schools the opportunity to participate.

    Follow-up Activities:
    1. Teachers are encouraged to share their favorite autumnal lesson plans.
    2. Children will be able to find second grade key pals or trade travel buddies.
    3. Participants can add their favorite books to a autumn bibliography.
    4. Teachers and students are invited to submit autumn related web sites to the group.
    5. Children may try to write autumn poems using some of the different formats on Pumpkin Patch and put them in their own poetry books or on other sites.
    6. Participants might enjoy trading apple, pumpkin, or other autumnal food recipes that can be made in class or at home.
    7. Everybody is welcome to add his or her ideas to this list!

    Project Coordinator:
    Susan Silverman
    Clinton Avenue Elementary School
    Port Jefferson Station
    New York, 11776

    How to register:
    Please provide the following information and e-mail it to: susansilverman@yahoo.com
    •Your full name
    •Your e-mail address and URL
    •Your school
    •School address
    •School phone number

    Previous Projects coordinated by Susan Silverman

    Frosty Readers

    A Winter Wonderland

    Stellaluna's Friends

    Owl Prowl

    An Apple A Day

Writing and poety ideas can be found on these projects.