Second graders are beginning a unit on biographies in their classrooms. As part of their studies, they have been learning to use the PebbleGo Biography database during their library classes. PebbleGo Biographies is a nonfiction database that RES has purchased especially for young readers. It has vocabulary that is appropriate for elementary students and a readaloud feature that will read the text of the articles to students. Students can access PebbleGo Biographies both at school and at home through the RES Library web page. Please contact Mrs. Redford in the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-2461 for the username and password to use PebbleGo Biographies at home.
PebbleGo Biographies also includes video clips that help bring these famous people to life. Here a second grade student is watching the end of Marian Anderson's famous rendition of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.