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Come on and Read With MeRoosevelt’s own video of reading everywhere!

 

Seesaw access your class and individual work

 

Roosevelt Library Data Base – search our collection

 

Bellingham Public Library – search books at the public library

 

Resources for Online Stories:

  •  Storyline Online: Artists from the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists read stories aloud. 
  • Open eBooks: Michele Obama and the Obama White House launched this app to give students and educators access to free books. 
  • Wonderopolis: If you have students who love reading informational texts, introduce them to Wonderopolis. Each day Wonderopolis posts and answers a new question. Readers can search by topic or explore the question of the day. 
  • Just Books Read Aloud: Alma College shares over eight hundred videos of stories being read aloud. You can sort by author, narrator, reading level, language, and topic.
  •  The Poem Farm: The Poem Farm is Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s website and is filled with poems for students to read. Readers can sort by topic or technique to find poems they love. 
  • Dogonews: This site is loaded with articles and videos about current events, sports, and human-interest stories. 
  • Sports Illustrated Kids: Do you have sports fans in your classroom? On this site, students can read about favorite sports and sports teams. 
  • International Children’s Digital Library: Looking for texts from around the world and texts written in a variety of languages? On this site, students can search for books by author, topic, and even country. 
  • Bellingham Public Library: Don’t miss the digital reading opportunities available at the public library. You can borrow eBooks and digital audio books without leaving your house. 

 

 

Spaghetti Book Club – Book Reviews by kids

Book Reviewscheck out how books are rated by journals that rate books on many levels.

Books in a SeriesDo you wonder which book comes next in a series? Alphabetically select by author or series title

Books in a Series 2search for that book you need!

What should I read next? type in the title of the book you finished and loved a lot.Then click on the orange title that matches what you typed. This site will recommend books that are similar!

 

BookCreator– take pictures and turn them into a story!!

 

Keyboarding-

Typing Agent– 3-5 grade typing program
Teacher Manual

Typetastic1st-5th grade typing program

Skill and Drill practice

Typing Club  follow sequential format for improving a variety of typing skills.

 

 

Hour of Code:

Code.org – where it all begins! Has all of the games and if you have an account you can sign in to continue where you left off. Signing is is not required though..you can play without an account.

More Hour of Code activities:

K-1-Hour Of Code video and instruction-drag and drop

2-3-Hour of Code-video and instruction – Angry Birds

4-5-Hour of code – Zombie!

Scratch– animate your name, see other projects, create your own!

Holiday Coding games

 

Award Books Sites

 

Newbery Medal Award Books and Honor Books- for literary excellence

 

ALA’s Caldecott winner and honor books from 2018-1938

 

Caldecott Medal Criteria– ALA Terms and criteria definitions

 

Mediums used by illustrators for the Caldecott and honor books– see what the artists used in their illustrations. IF you don’t know what a term is, look it up in Google for Kids on our Information Literacy page or below on one of the sites provided.

 

What is a Lithograph?  What is Gouache?   What is Collage?   What is Acetate

 

What is Gesso?

 

Illustration Cupboard View illustrators various works

 

March Madness Picture Book Nominees

March Madness Middle Book Nominees

 

Shelve-it– practice your library skills and put the call numbers in order!

 

Lexile.com– check the Lexile level of your book!

 

DKFindOut!– take a peek at what you can learn about!

 

 

Author Sitescheck out some of your favorite authors!

Cynthia Lord’s website – honored guest Feb. 2016 here at Roosevelt!

Christian Robinson– illustrator/author- honored guest Feb. 2017 at Roosevelt

 

2019 Children’s Literature Author/Illustrator Line up-

Jerry Pinkey

Eric Rohmann

Candace Fleming

Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

 

Online Picture Books on YouTube:

We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
Owl babies by Martin Waddell
Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Online Audio Books-

Unite Literacy– free audio books 

Just Books– read aloud books by author, reading level etc. Some are well done a few are not but enough are fine to post and use.

MANGO– The Bellingham Public Library just subscribed to Mango Languages, courtesy of the Friends of the Library!  If you are not familiar, Mango Languages is an online language-learning system to help learn over 40 languages.  This is a great resource to share with students, as well as ELL families to learn English.  You can even learn Pirate!  (I am not joking – check it out)  A library bar-code and pin is necessary to access this resource.  You can find Mango on the library’s website:  www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org  > Research Tools > Premium Content > Mango Languages

 

Book Lists:

READ KIDDO READ! Reading lists by age level

Books for reluctant readers grades K-12!

Williamson Central School District Library site with a nice list of books genre/author and monthly readings

 

SUMMER READING TIPS FROM LIBRARIANS -common sense ideas from Library Teachers

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