How I Use It
I use this resource with lots of different grade levels--especially my ELL and SPED students. Previewing the vocabulary together with first and second graders was important. For example, the biographies unit I do with second grade uses the teacher resources mini-book. But defining "contribute" was important to my student's learning. I love how the citation tool is intuitive and easy to use. In the future, I would make sure my students spend less time looking at the videos and more time helping each other research.
PebbleGo is a great research tool that engages all primary readers, independent of reading level. The teacher resources help me in the lesson planning process. However, not all of the resources are self-explanatory. Students love exploring different topics and having the content read to them is a life-saver, helping with both fluency and comprehension. PebbleGo has lots of other tools including a glossary and tabs at the top that act like a table of contents. Knowledge of print can be difficult for some primary readers, so this is great exposure to tools that they will use for the rest of their life.