The resources on this page are based on the theme Imagination at Work in Grade 6 of Houghton Mifflin's Invitations to Literacy program.
Here is a bibliography of supplementary books that include cross-curricular connections and books that meet individual needs. Click here for the latest update.
Help yourself to these extension activities. You can print them out and use them in your classroom.
Here are some links to sites on the Internet that relate to Imagination at Work.
Invention Dimension highlights a different American inventor every week, with a biographical sketch covering his or her accomplishments and their impact on society. Subjects will range from historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin, the inventor of the lightning rod and Franklin stove, to living legends such as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the brains behind the original Apple computer. This site maintains an archive of inventor biographies and a good hotlist of invention-related Internet resources. Invention Dimension is maintained by Lemelson National Program in Invention, Innovation, and Creativity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Inventure Place, the online gateway to the National Inventors Hall of Fame, offers short biographies and audio clips on all the inventors honored by the Hall of Fame (cross-referenced with their inventions), as well as information on Hall of Fame programs.
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