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.
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.
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 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."
"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."
Books for young children, older children, and young adults. One book is a talking eBook and others are illustrated or animated.
Byte into books with Bookie, the Bookworm, as he chomps his way through books.
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!
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.
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.
Popular classics in Mp3 or M4B (for iPod).
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.
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.
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.
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.
IKnowthat.com 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 iKnowthat.com, kids are exposed to educational material, which they can learn and apply.
Launched in 2002, the International Children's Digital Library has collected 800 books from 43 countries in 32 lanuages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.
This website houses a great collection of ready made power points and interactive activities for many subject matters.
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.
A collection of nine stories, many of which allow kids to make choices that change the stories as they read along.
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.
Using music to promote learning. Ideas and resources for using music to teach content across the curriculum to students of all ages.
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!
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.
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."
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.
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.
Wordia - the authorative online textual dictionary, where you bring words to life through video!