Scott Foresman Reading Street Series in K-5 Resources

This is an excellent resource for teachers who are using the Scott Foresman Reading Street Series in K-5. This website has links to websites, powerpoints, and games that teach the spelling, grammar, and vocabulary that connects to each story in the basal reader. Everything you need...right at your fingertips.

American Passages: A Literary Survey

This website features a series of 16 half-hour videos which play from the web in a quarter screen view. Video titles include Native Voices, Utopian Promise, Masculine Heroes, Gothic Undercurrents, Slavery and Freedom and more. The site requires a (one-time) registration and log in for viewing. Registration is free. This is upper level material and only the videos may be of use for High School.

Anne Frank Online

A resource site for the life of "Anne Frank". You can look through a photo scrapbook of her life, along with some background about her diary.

Arthur: The World's Most Famous Aardvark

This PBS site allows you to view pages designated for each character in the Arthur series. There are printable coloring pages, postcards you can print and mail (or email), as well as other activities. Click on a character such as Binky and deal with sequencing using audio readers.

This site is sponsored by Oxford Dictionaries and contains a word of the day, quote of the day, section on better writing, and will answer grammar and spelling questions.


Teachers and students may download Audacity software for FREE at this site. Audacity is a free program that allows students to create blogs so that teachers may incorporate them into their curriculum.


Bibliomania has free texts, study guides and reference resources. Texts include classic literature, drama and poetery together with detailed study guides. The search tool searches the "full text" books.


This is a web-based bibliography tool that is fast and easy to use. Students can build a citation page is a snap with this tool.

A searchable site with over 25,000 of the greatest lives--past and present. Find facts, dates, and other trivia associated with the lives of almost any famous person.

Book Adventure

"Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is a non-profit organization."

Don't give up trying to locate that hard-to-find book. This free new Web service allows readers to comparison shop for new, used, and rare books from any of 40,000 bookstores around the world. is recommended to book lovers by the New York Times and the Library of Congress and for folks who buy and sell books for a living. This site contains more than 30 million titles!

Camping with the Sioux

This is a field diary of Alaice Cuningham Fletcher who set out in 1881 to study the life of the Sioux women. It includes wonderful folktales and photographs of Native Americans.

Children's Book Council

"The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books, and is the official sponsor of Young People’s Poetry Week and Children’s Book Week each year. The Council’s Members include U.S. publishers and packagers of trade books for children and young adults."

Children's Storybooks Online

Books for young children, older children, and young adults. One book is a talking eBook and others are illustrated or animated.

Cyberkids: Launchpad: Books

Byte into books with Bookie, the Bookworm, as he chomps his way through books.

Daily Lesson Plan

This lesson plan has students learn about ancient civilizations by taking part in an Internet scavenger hunt. This lesson plan offers questions to challenge students on many different levels.

A collection of educational units. is intended to provide a much-needed boost to teachers looking to enhance their classroom curricula, as well as to provide teachers with innovative homework assignments. Each module is designed to be instructional, fun, and easy to use. Lessons are interactive and utilize visual presentation of a single topic to enhance the learning experience. For example, addition problems in math are displayed both with and without regrouping. Site has printable worksheets in addition to interactive activities.

Dr. Seuss's Seussville!

Dr. Seuss a favorite among young readers; therefore, this site will be a sure hit! Students will enjoy games and activities that relate to their favorite Dr. Seuss tales. Even printable materials for celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday.

A complete resource for all subject areas. Includes lesson plans, worksheets, vocabulary, and much more!

Education 4 Kids

Drill games are for students grades K-12 including Math, Social Studies, Vocabulary and Science. Topics for the drills include U.S. President, U.S. and World Geography, Periodic tables, and Math tables. Good site for high school review. Site requires membership but has several free drills.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary

The site offers a comprehensive view of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life, works, and influence on American literature. Links to audio clips, film clips, and quotations from Fitzgerald and other notable figures deepen visitors' understanding of the author.

FFFBI: The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation

This is an interactive website that uses humor and storytelling to help kids ages 8-13 learn about places and cultures around the world through a wide range of subjects, including geography, math, science, music and history.

Free Classic Audio Books

Popular classics in Mp3 or M4B (for iPod).

Funbrain Games

At this website students as well as adults can play Where Is That?, a map game, seeing how many countries they can correctly identify. This game has different levels to test ones map skills, from simple to more difficult. They can also play RaceCar Math as well as games to develop skills in reading/language arts such as Grammar Gorillas.


For numerous educational games, click on Kids. Site has fun educational games that will help to develop early reading skills identified as important language arts building blocks in state curriculum standards. Fearless Frieda, for example, provides language develop/spelling practice as well as keyboarding practice.

Google Docs for Educators/Weekly Reader

Google has teamed up with Weekly Reader to allow students from different classrooms to share the same paper at the same time and make revisions together. This site promotes writing buddies, group work and improves peer editing skills.

Great Economics Lessons

Here are some great online economics lessons--all levels and content areas keyed to the Nebraska Social Studies/Economics Standards. If you know the concept you want to teach, start from the K-5 concepts list or the 6-12 concepts list. Materials from which to create more lessons are available from the Virtual Economics Companion.

High School Hub

The High School Hub is a noncommercial portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. It features learning activities, a daily news quiz, a reference collection, SAT practice, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, arts, health, and technology.


HippoCampus offers multimedia lessons and course materials to help you with your instruction, homework, and studies. You can browse multimedia lessons or complete courses, and find help with the topics covered in popular textbooks.

Homonym Helper

Homonyms, or words that sound the same but have different meanings, can often be confusing when writing. With this site you can figure out the differences between some of those problem words like "effect" and "affect", "lie" and "lay", or "allusion" and "illusion". The site has a link to common errors in English at the bottom of the page that is also helpful. Improve your grammar and help your students learn about the subtle differences in the English language through this site.

Humanities Text Initiative--University of Michigan

University of Michigan's library resources provide online access to free full text resources.

I Know That activities encourage kids to be creative and to learn by doing. In the spirit of discovery-based education, the activities are designed to provide kids with opportunities to actively explore concepts and guide their own learning experience. Throughout their explorations at, kids are exposed to educational material, which they can learn and apply.

International Children's Digital Library

Launched in 2002, the International Children's Digital Library has collected 800 books from 43 countries in 32 lanuages.

Internet Public Library

A library of resources for teaching and learning. Contains a reference center, reading room, a subject collection as well as other resources.

Jan Brett Home Page

Anyone who enjoys Jan Brett's books will love this website. Explore Jan Brett's books as well as the variety of teacher and student resources.

Judy Vorfeld's Webgrammar

This website is a helpful resource for anyone needing help with writing. This site offers help in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The site also has a lot of resources to help you write a article, paper, journal entry, or letter.

Kerpoof Studio

What is Kerpoof? The answer to that is not so simple. Kerpoof is all about having fun, discovering things, and being creative. Here are just a few ways that you can use Kerpoof: Make artwork (even if you aren't good at drawing!) Make an animated movie (really! it's easy!) Earn Koins which you can trade for fun things in the Kerpoof Store Make a printed card, t-shirt, or mug Tell a story Make a drawing Vote on the movies, stories, and drawings that other people have made There is also Kerpoof Scholastics with loads of teacher resources.

Kid-Friendly Common Core Standards

Provides an opportunity to view grade level content standards in language arts and math in terms that students can more readily understand.


Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.

Kids College

The two subjects that Kids College focus on are Math and Language Arts. All of the questions asked are Core Content Driven. This program does cost an annual fee but is a wonderful investment. The program adjust to each students skill level and lets the teacher track the progress. The children are motivated by getting to play various sports activities for correct answers.

Knowing Poe

"Through the activities on this site, you can introduce learners to the literature, life, and times of one of America's foremost writers. Here, you will: explore his worlds — both fictional and real — from a number of perspectives; examine the complex choices writers such as Poe make as they create their works; investigate the "hard facts" about life and death in Baltimore and the United States during Poe's lifetime; and learn about the continuing impact of Poe's legacy. In addition to these interactive experiences, there are lesson plans created by Maryland teachers, primary source documents, links for further research, and materials for fun family activities related to Edgar Allan Poe."

Moonlit Road

If you like to read or listen to wonderful American folktales, check out this state-of-the-art website. You'll find compelling stories of America's south with supplemented audio versions read by celebrated storytellers.

Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

One of the most inclusive collections of nursery rhyme match words, paint online rhyme sheets, and printout color sheets. The rhymes are also listed by topics. An honor system for financial support for the page is encouraged.


This site contains thousands of games, activities, clubs, contests, coloring pages, and educational activities for early childhood education.

PBS Teacher Source - Lessons and Activities

View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.

Pete's Power Point Station

Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.

Pete's Power Point Station

This website houses a great collection of ready made power points and interactive activities for many subject matters.

Project Gutenberg

There are nearly 30,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog. A grand total of over 100,000 titles are available at Project Gutenberg Partners, Affiliates and Resources. Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.

Read Write Think

The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."


RealeWriter does this: Lets children (and adults) of all ages create cool, educational picture books called RealeBooks (“Really Books”). Gives children of all ages access to thousands of free RealeBooks created by children, parents, and educators. Lets you print RealeBooks, share them with friends and family via email, and share them with the world through RealeLibraries (“Really Libraries”). Anchors your community’s literacy cycle, enabling parents, teachers, and students to create and publish culturally relevant books that help other students develop reading skills.

Regents Exam Prep Center

Tutorial site to help high school students pass the New York State Regents Exam. It contain help in math, physics, chemistry, and more.

Sesame Street--Stories,5835,,00.html

A collection of nine stories, many of which allow kids to make choices that change the stories as they read along.

Snappy Words Free Online Dictionary

It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Songs for Teaching

Using music to promote learning. Ideas and resources for using music to teach content across the curriculum to students of all ages.

Spin and Spell

Students have several different general categories they can select to practice their spelling and letter identification. They simply clicking on "Start" and then click on a picture, for instance, "shirt" from the What We Wear category, and then use the spelling wheel to attempt a correct spelling of the word. Click on "submit" to check answers, and "Show Me the Word" or "Clear" for incorrect answers.


This website is designed to help students develop phonemic awareness. Students will have fun learning to read with this site!

Starfall Reading

A free creative website designed to teach children to read. It incorporates rhyming games and books that teach phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding skills and comprehension.

Story Arts

An educational web site designed for teachers, librarians, and students to explore the use of storytelling in the classroom. Educators can use this site in a school setting to encourage speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Storyline Online

This website offers several children's books that are read online by celebrities. Students can become familiar with print vs. non-print books. Also, students can watch this as a class, individually, or even follow along in the book as they are read. This is a program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.


This public library site redefines the term story time. The five animated stories in the "Pre-School Library" link include sounds, read-along text, and narration.

"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."

The Columbia Encyclopedia

The Columbia Encyclopedia began its existence in the 1920s when Clarke Fisher Ansley and Columbia University Press recognized the need for a "first aide" for those who read. Now in its sixth edition, it continues to serve the purposes for which it was conceived. Containing nearly 51,000 entries and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current sixth edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedia ever produced.

The Democracy Project

Welcome! We hope you'll find The Democracy Project site to be a useful, fun addition to your classroom during the election year and beyond. TheWelcome! We hope you'll find The Democracy Project site to be a useful, fun addition to your classroom during the election year and beyond.

The Literacy Center - sponsored by The Early

Enjoy these free lessons and materials from a research-based network that partners with the U.S. Department of Education to provide rich materials with the mission of helping youngsters learn to read.

The Official Eric Carle Web Site

A web site for teachers and students who want know more about the world of Eric Carle. Get a complete list of Carle's works, read his biography, or gather education materials related to his books.

Vocaboly: Vocabulary Tests

This site contains groups or interactive vocabulary tests consisting on 10, 20, or 40 mutiple choice questions to prepare for the SAT and GRE tests.

Vocabulary Games

This site presents 15 games/quizzes that cover vocabulary to practice for the SAT and GRE tests. It also includes learning tips, vocabulary of the day, and links to more vocabulary games.

Vocabulary University

Free vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. Exercises are endorsed by teachers to enrich classroom curriculum and to help prepare for the SSAT, GED, SAT and ACT.

Web English Teaher: Lesson plans for Lord of the Flies

This site will link you to several valuable lessons on the novel Lord of the Flies.

Weekly Reader Galaxy

Features sections for parents, students, and teachers. Includes articles from Weekly Reader Magazine and is a good place to go if you like to take part in polls or enjoy sharing your opinions about different topics.

Who's Who & What's What Quiz

This is a daily quiz that students can take to quiz themselves on current events. There are links to educational articles in the New York Times which they read and ten take the quiz.

Wordia: Bring Words to Life

Wordia - the authorative online textual dictionary, where you bring words to life through video!