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SMART PLACE. The Technology Components for Scholastic Literacy Place. What Do You Need?. Program CD for every student Folder to save student work – “ H: drive ” Microphone (if you want to record) Headphone (optional). Components. Meet the Mentor PlaceMaker Smart Book. Log in.

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SMART PLACE

The Technology Components for Scholastic Literacy Place


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What Do You Need?

  • Program CD for every student

  • Folder to save student work – “H: drive”

  • Microphone (if you want to record)

  • Headphone (optional)


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Components

  • Meet the Mentor

  • PlaceMaker

  • Smart Book


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Log in

2. Make sure your name is checked.

3. Click on “GO”

1. Add your name


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Meet the Mentor

  • Smart Place is used anytime after Mentor video

  • Meet the Mentor is an interactive site – Learn about the mentor’s background, their work and their strategies for success.

  • Students can take the challenge section individually or collaboratively. Students can think like the mentor in a writing activity.



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Smart Book

  • Smart Book is a selected story for the beginning of the unit

  • Students can read the story alone or with a group

  • “Think Links" provide reading strategy practice

  • “Think Links" help students use reading strategies

  • Most “Think Links” include Kid Tip\models

  • Students will be asked to highlight, stamp or write a sticky note using specific strategies


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Smart Book

Smart spots

Think link

Activates prior knowledge


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SmartBook

  • Additional story information is provided with links to “Smart Spots”

  • Students can save “Sticky Notes” and responses

  • Teachers can view all student responses including recordings (Find)

  • Students can save responses to their individual folders (H: Drive) to complete later


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Smart Book Tools

Highlighter

Stamp

Sticky Note

Eraser

Dictionary

Record


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Smart Book

Sticky Note

Click on words in a different color to go to more information – Think Link


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Highlight

Click on Highlight Tool

Highlighted area turns into underlined text


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How to Find Highlights

  • Go to the top bar

  • Click on “Find”

  • Click on “Highlights”


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Highlight Continued

Click on:

“Find All Highlights”


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Highlights Continued

Click on: screens you want to find

Click on:

“Go To” or “Print”


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Print Highlights

Go To: Finds the page and sections student highlighted.

Print: The best option is to print list.


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Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes and Stamps can be found in the same way as Highlights


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Stamps

Stamps can also be found in the same way as Highlights and Sticky Notes.

Check “Choose Stamp” to change to a different kinds of stamp.


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Dictionary Feature

Use magnifier to click on word in red. Dictionary definition appears.

Click on:

Dictionary– magnifying glass appears


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Other Features

Summary information for:

Smart Spot Index

Think Link Index


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Smart Spot Index

  • Links to specific information found in the text

  • Can be used as a prior knowledge review


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Think Link Index

  • Summary of the skills practiced in the specific unit

  • Links to the page where the skill is practiced


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Place Maker

Creative opportunities for students

Ready made area creates Banners Posters and Cards that go with the theme of the unit


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Grade 3 Books

Unit 1-What’s New?

  • Objective- Students learn to compare and contrast information in the Smart Book-Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

    Unit 2-Big Plans

  • Objective- Students learn to identify steps in a process in the Smart Book-The Book of Think by Marilyn Burns

    Unit 3-On the Job

  • Objective- Students learn to visualize nature and action in the Smart Book-Fire! in Yellowstone by Robery Ekey

    Unit 4-Hit Series

  • Objective- Students learn to draw conclusions in the Smart Book-Jessi’s Baby-sitter by Ann Martin

    Unit 5-Time Detectives

  • Objective- Students learn to categorize information in the Smart Book-Clues to the Past A-Z by Patricia and Frederick McKissack

    Unit 6-

  • Objective- Students learn to identify themes in the Smart Book-…If Your Name was Changed at Ellis Island by Ellen Levine


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Grade 4 Books

Unit 1-Chapter by Chapter

  • Objective- Students learn to draw conclusions in the Smart Book-Cherokee Summer by Diane Hoyt-Oldsmith

    Unit 2-What an Idea!

  • Objective- Students learn to make inferences in the Smart Book-The Invention of Sneakers by Steven Caney

    Unit 3-Discovery Teams

  • Objective- Students learn to summarize in the Smart Book-The Desert Beneath the Sea by Ann McGovern

    Unit 4-The Funny Side

  • Objective- Students learn to summarize in the Smart Book-Laughing is Good for You by Karen Burns

    Unit 5-Nature Guides

  • Objective- Students learn to summarize in the Smart Book-Swimming with Sea Lions by Ann McGovern

    Unit 6-It Takes a Leader

  • Objective- Students learn to identify cause and effect in the Smart Book-Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House by Faith Ringgold


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Grade 5 Books

Unit 1-Making a Difference

  • Objective- Students learn to identify cause and effect in the Smart Book- Like Father, Like Son:The Griffeys by Terry Egan, Stan Friedman, and Mike Levine

    Unit 2-It’s a Mystery

  • Objective- Students learn to paraphrase passages in the Smart book- The Secrets of Vesuvius by Sara C. Bisel

    Unit 3-Voyagers

  • Objective- Students learn to identify Main Ideas and details in the Smart Book-Amazon by Peter Lourie

    Unit 4-In the Spotlight

  • Objective- Students learn to identify Main Ideas and details in the Smart Book-A Few Appropriate Remarks by Harold Holzer

    Unit 5-America’s Journal

  • Objective- Students learn to practice sequencing in the Smart Book-Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Unit 6-Cityscapes

    Objective- Students learn to identify plot elements in the Smart Book-Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli


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Grade 6 Books

Unit 1-Self-Portraits

  • Objective-Students learn to evaluate the author’s purpose in the Smart Book Zlata’s Diary by Zlata Filipovic.

    Unit 2- Meet the Challenge

  • Objective- Students learn to summarize information in the Smart Book- Black Star, Bright Dawn by Scott O’ Dell.

    Unit 3- Open for Business

  • Objective- Students learn to identify main ideas in the Smart Book-The Jeans Team by Nancy Fitzgerald

    Unit 4- Worlds of Wonder

  • Objective- Students learn to summarize information in the Smart Book-Favorite Greek Myths retold by Mary Pope Osborne

    Unit 5- In the News

  • Objective- Students learn to analyze cause and effect in the Smart Book-Exploring the Titanic by Robert Ballard

    Unit 6-Voices for Democracy

  • Objective- Students learn to identify main ideas in the Smart Book-Honoring Their Ancestors by Barbara A. Lewis


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Smart Place Users Guide

More detailed information is located in the User’s Guide for each grade/ unit level.


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Educational Technologists

Joe Cook

Kerwin Jones

Jackie Kelly

Literacy Facilitators

Eleanor Allen

Linda Mackey

Nancy Turner

Collaboration Contributors

All photos are from Scholastic Smart Place CD-ROMs, Scholastic Inc., New York, 1996


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