English Language Arts

Joe Bee Xiong: War to Peace (Hmong Version)

Joe Bee Xiong (Hmong Version)

After fighting as a child soldier in Laos during the Vietnam War era, Joe Bee Xiong moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, as a refugee in the 1980s. He dedicated his life to serving the community including on the community’s city council, making him the first Hmong American in Wisconsin elected to public office.

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Joe Bee Xiong: War to Peace

Joe Bee Xiong

After fighting as a child soldier in Laos during the Vietnam War era, Joe Bee Xiong moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, as a refugee in the 1980s. He dedicated his life to serving the community including on the community’s city council, making him the first Hmong American in Wisconsin elected to public office.

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Charles Clark: From Rags to Riches

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To Charles Clark, success meant finding ways to serve his family, community, and country. Clark is best remembered as a founder of the consumer products corporation, Kimberly-Clark, but his work in Neenah, Wisconsin, dates back to the 1850s when he worked in a furniture factory to help support his family while he simultaneously attended school.

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Making Conections

In this episode, Mrs. Pingel teaches students how to make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections using a newspaper article. During self-selected reading, Julia goes into her book (Solo Girl by Andrea Davis Pinkney), where she is able to help a character named Cass by making connections.

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Listenwise

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Teach your students to listen with the power of public radio! Listenwise makes it easy to bring authentic voices and compelling non-fiction stories to the classroom. Listenwise curates the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time.

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PBS LearningMedia

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100K+ Resources. PBS LearningMedia offers teachers more than 100,000 videos, images, interactives, lesson plans and articles drawn from critically acclaimed PBS programs such as NOVA, Frontline, American Experience, and Sid the Science Kid, and from expert content contributors like The National Archives and NASA. 

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Inferring

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Mrs. Pingel uses dance to introduce her students to the strategy of inferring. When the class receives letters from their Canadian pen pals, Lizzy realizes she needs to infer to understand hers. She soon finds herself inside a letter filled with humor and adventure. She later uses inferring to solve a mystery in her own attic.2

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