Language Arts Links:

URL: www.readworks.org

ReadWorks.org "is a nonprofit focused on improving students' reading comprehension. For years, ReadWorks' collection of instructional units, lessons, assessments, and reading passages has been stored on its website, available only to educators who log in, download, and print out each piece they want to use," according to Education Week... (This site is recommended by Karen Mier!)
 



 

URL: http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/Contents.html

Dolch Kit has nice sets of Dolch word lists, games and flashcards.

 



 

URL: http://www.reading-rewards.com/

Reading Rewards allows teachers to set up a class where students track progress and work to win incentives. They can track class book lists, create book reviews, set targets, and more!



 

URL: http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch-audio.html

Mrs. Perkins shares PowerPoint files of single words with audio! They can be downloaded and played in PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer. Viewer can be downloaded for free: Download Viewer.

 



 

URL: www.sightwords.com

Sightwords.com offers sets of flashcards, games, lessons, and much more to assist in designing activities for students learning sight words.

 



 


URL:
http://reading.ecb.org/

Into the Book "is a reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing." Videos are available that introduces the skills. Activities are interactive - such as writing a summary. Students can create an anonymous log-in. Teacher and student areas are presented.
 


 


URL: http://www.kidblog.org
 

Kidblog
"is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Kidblog's simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs."

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URL: http://www.greatsource.com/iwrite/educators.html

Great Source iwrite "The Great Source iwrite resources are ideal complements to your writing curriculum. You’ll find everything here from quick mini lessons to assessment rubrics and grammar help."

 

URL: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp

Scholastic has teaching resources, student activities, links for parents, information about authors and much more.
 

URL: http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

Literactive "is comprised of carefully leveled guided readers, comprehensive phonic activities and a wealth of supplemental reading material which gradually develop a child's reading skills in a sequential and enjoyable manner."
 

URL: http://www.esl-kids.com/

ESL-Kids.com has many teaching tools for students including a worksheet generator, games, flashcards, song lyrics, and classroom activities.

 

URL: http://www.handwritingworksheets.com/

The Amazing Incredible Handwriting Worksheet Maker will allow you to very easily make worksheets for children to practice writing their name, spelling words or any other set of words or numbers.

 

URL: http://www.lexile.com/EntrancePageHtml.aspx?1

The Lexile Framework for Reading "... is an educational tool that connects readers with the reading materials using a common measure called a Lexile. Recognized as the most widely adopted reading measure, a Lexile denotes both reading ability and text difficulty on the same scale. When used together, Lexile reader measures and Lexile text measures enable educators, parents and students to select books and other targeted reading materials that meet and challenge a reader's unique abilities and interests."
 


Starfall
 

URL: www.starfall.com

Starfall is a creative website with interactive books. Inexpensive writing journals are available!
 

URL: http://www.poetryteachers.com/index.html

Poetry Teachers.com offers lesson plans, ideas, student activities, plays, contests and more.

URL: http://www.poetryzone.ndirect.co.uk/index2.htm

Poetry Zone offers a teacher page for poetry instruction.

URL: http://www.fictionteachers.com/

Fiction Teachers.com provides lesson plans for using presented short story anthologies. Readers' Theater scripts are available.


Chock full of Stories & Lesson Plans & Ideas to Share!!

URL: http://www.storyarts.org/

Story Arts shares lesson plans, story ideas, articles and links for story telling.

URL: www.readinga-z.com

Readinga-z.com offers 30 printable leveled readers and more for a small fee. Alphabet books, lesson plans, flashcards, and many more materials are available.



 

URL: www.bookadventure.com

Bookadventure.com 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.

AuthorChats/Classroom Connect

URL: http://www.authorchats.com/

AuthorChats allows teachers to set up chats with authors. Teachers must register. The site is free.

www.janbrett.com

URL: www.janbrett.com

Jan Brett shares 2,267 pages of free activities, coloring pages, and projects.
 

URL: http://www.noodletools.com

Noodle Tools "is is a suite of interactive tools designed to aid students and professionals with their online research. From selecting a search engine and finding some relevant sources, to citing those sources in MLA or APA style, NoodleTools makes online research easier!" Take a look at the "Free Tools" and "Resources for Teachers." This site is also on the OUSD  Students/Writing page.

URL: http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html

The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults.

URL: http://dibels.uoregon.edu/

DIBELS are Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). They are a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills.

URL: http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading/

Partnership for Reading offers information about the effective teaching of reading for children, adolescents, and adults, based on the evidence from quality research. The Partnership invites you to explore this site for information on the research, principles about reading instruction suggested by the research, and products for parents, teachers, administrators, and policy-makers.

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California Reading List

URL: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/readinglist.asp

California Reading List is based on a child's score on the (CAT/6) California Achievement Tests, Sixth Edition Survey Reading Test. A specific list has been designated as appropriate for your child in terms of reading difficulty and interest level. Click on "Search for a Reading List" to see the lists.


Santa Maria Bonita School District Reading Website!

URL: http://www.smbsd.org/district_programs/reading_/index2.html

California's Reading First was developed by the Santa Maria Bonita School District. This site give many ideas for teaching reading. Reading strategy posters and lists of high frequency words are also presented.

 

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