This website is packed full of a lot of great resources and information for teachers, parents, and children. It has more than 140 supplemental nonfiction titles for students in Grades 3-7, free resources for teachers, and interesting science and social science facts for young learners.
"The 'real world' that parents worry unschooled kids won't be able to cope with is not the 'real world' of the future, it's one designed to churn out obedient workers and consumers. But times – and the economy – are changing." ~ Wendy Priesnitz
Use POPPLET to create a mind map of a character in a story. Here is a basic example of the Nanny Piggins character in the Nanny Piggins series. Talk about personality traits, the character's history, connections to other characters, interests etc.