Reading Week 2006 "Reading is Electric!"

Reading Week 2006 Booklist, A book of recommended reading for kindergarten to adult, compiled by Melody Lloyd Allen, RI Office of Library and Information Services. (PDF 29KB)


Benjamin Franklin:A WebQuest, created by Nancy Centrella.
Learn about the many advances Ben Franklin provided us by answering questions using a variety of internet resources. Fun and games are also provided in the conclusion. Appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students.

Ben Franklin Webquest, created by Tina Carpenter.
This webquest begin with a brief introduction to Franklin's life and then leads into a study about the many careers and accomplishments of Ben Franklin. Students will keep a word bank of words related to this study and will be asked to elaborate upon Ben Franklin's careers by providing important contributions that were made during each one. A timeline will also be formulated, stating some of the most important events of his life. This study will conclude with quotations and a brief essay question that will provide students with time to reflect about Ben Franklin's philosophy and personality. Appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students.

Ben Franklin - Webquest for Grade 2 - created by teachers at Lincoln School.

Benjamin Franklin Links

Pieces of Science
Something for everyone! Website links to lesson plans for all subject areas, including science and social studies, web quests, and internet sites. Includes curriculum guides for teachers, and online and offline activities for students.

Electric Franklin
Everything you need to know about Ben Franklin and more! Contains a biography, timeline, information about his experiments and inventions, and fun and games.

Franklin Institute Online
Online exhibits, including an opportunity to test Ben Franklins inventions. Provides information about the Franklin Institute and museum hours, and a field trip planner for teachers.

Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary
The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary is a private, non-profit alliance established to mark the three-hundred-year anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth (1706-2006) with a celebration dedicated to educating the public about Franklin’s enduring legacy. This website provides dates and venues for celebrations and current news about the events.

Benjamin Franklin: An Extraordinary Life. An Electric Mind
Take the virtue quiz! Sponsored by PBS, this website provides information about all aspects of Franklins life, including a timeline, video segments and a teacher's guide.

Franklin Stove History
Fascinating facts about the Franklin Stove written by Benjamin Franklin and David R. Rittenhouse in 1790.

Fun with Franklin
Play checkers with Ben Franklin, Word Search with Ben Franklin the Printer and conduct your own experiments.