In this video, a group of 4th grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers. Their teacher models her thinking on some tricky parts, asks text-dependent questions, and guides their annotation and writing.
Animated Sand Toys and Music Boxes - Toy inventor Mel Birnkrant demonstrates the Victorian-style toys that he and his wife Eunice created. The paper cut-out figures are powered by sand motors and wind-up music box mechanisms. Mel Birnkrant's main website: http://melbirnkrant.com/ More about Mel's music boxes: http://melbirnkrant.com/colorforms/page1.html