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Language Arts

Learning Ally– audio and E books by account only

Starfall – listen to stories, play educational literacy games

Teach Your Monster to Read-access with login and password provided by teachers who subscribe

BookFlix – listen to fiction stories and nonfiction books with a video companion!

TrueFlix -Scholastic reading resources for informational text/video

Reading Games– Main Idea, Author’s purpose, Cause and Effect etc.

 

Unite for Literacy– free audio library

StoryPlace interactive ebooks for elementary and preschool kids-activities

Reading Counts- enter user name and password to work on your reading

SRI Student Access

Epic Books– sign in as guest

New Benchmark Universe – visit this link for all Benchmark Literacy resources, including whole group and small group Interactive Whiteboard Resources, talking e-books & posters, teacher materials and lesson planning.

 

Pod Casts for Students a list of vetted resources for audio pod casts about science, reading, relevant topics for kids delivered by kids!

 

 

DICTIONARY SKILLS

Dictionary Skills-Lesson One- multiple choice practice questions

Dictionary Skills– Lesson Two- multiple choice practice questions

Dictionary Skills– Practice Using Guide Words

Dictionary Skills– More practice

Dictionary skills review– multiple choice test

 

Free online typing lessons 

Valentine’s Day Typing– Typing skills for primary kids

Sense-Lang.org- keyboarding tutorial

Dance Mat Typing– A primary typing program

Typing Club-learn the home-row key and progress through the lessons

 

ODDS AND ENDS:

Letters About Literature– writing contest every year!

Magic Treehouse Site

PBS Reading Games

Edugames- Wacky Web Tales, Brain Teasers, proof reading, spelling games

Grammar Usage– great site to define and use parts of speech in a variety of  writing genres

How to write a letter to a soldier

Google Lit Trips– follow a story with Google Earth

Puzzle Maker– create puzzles to go with your favorite subject!

 

Poetry:

Children’s Poetry Foundation-resources for teachers

Jack Prelutsky– Poetry, songs, artwork and photography oh my!

Poetry Genres– easy and clear examples of different types of poetry

55 Types of Poetry-

Ken Nesbitt’s Poetry for Kids

 

Storytelling:

Stories to tell aloud- short stories perfect for memorizing

 

Figurative Speech:

Idioms-illustrated versions by kids

Idioms– common idioms/wise sayings

Similes-compare two things or persons who are not similar. They often have the word “like” in them.

Similes-from the Young Author’s Site

Brain Pop-Simile ideas activities

Buzzle.com– examples of similes

The World of Similes-great examples from other students

Poetry Teacher– fun ideas for teaching similes

Kids Love to Know- a wiki filled with activies for teaching similes

 

DR. SEUSS DAY

Seussville Site
Dr. Seuss

The Cat in The Hat Knows A Lot About That! also an iPad app

Sign Language
3rd grade up: learn words and phrases with clear video tutorials. Scroll and click on words on the left hand side of the screen. Read about facial expressions etc. to accompany your signing.

 

 These sites are for ELL students to help them learn English words, sounds, and concepts.

Teacher Resources