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How to Storyboard with 30hands Mobile

Map out stories and develop a master plan
Storyboarding means putting together a series of picture blocks or word steps to define the flow of the story. It's a rough draft before you are ready to put the details into place. The storyboard forms the skeleton of the story. From this starting point, you can enhance rough drawings or replace them with images, write more extensive words to narrate the story and fill in gaps with more slides as needed.


Sample some Short Stories From Nobel Prize-Winning Writer Alice Munro

Links to some of Monroe's work
"The Swedish Academy has awarded 82-year-old Alice Munro the Nobel Prize in Literature. It is well-deserved, and hard-earned (and comes not long after she announced her retirement from fiction). For those less familiar with Munro's exquisitely crafted narratives, OpenCulture has links to several selections of her work free online. Get to know this author who, The New York Times writes, "revolutionized the architecture of short stories."

The site also features a video interview (by Rex Murphy) with Alice Monroe.


The National WWII Museum- Oral Histories

Personal stories of American veterans of World War II
"The Museum has collected a number of recordings of the personal stories of veterans of World War II. These oral histories contain vivid retellings and synthesis of the experience of the war through first-hand accounts and memories of the men who were there."


MusicEdMagic: Christmas Sheet Music and Lyrics

Free Music for Band Students
"The free sheet music is provided for all common concert band and orchestra instruments and is arranged to be playable by young musicians, some as early as their first or second year of training. Individual sheet music parts are available farther down the page for each title. Some titles also ahve Youtube clips to "illustrate" the piece."




Magic Tree House Teachers Club

Download resources for the entire Magic Tree House series
Explore this rich site:
  • Resources
  • Website Teachers Guide
  • Welcome Kit
  • Reading Certificate
  • The Facts Behind the Fiction
  • Etc.

Great Books for Halloween from SLJ

Bewitching Tales for young readers
"Perfect for sharing aloud, these captivating stories offer up ghosts, ghouls, and giggles galore."