Hatching the Chicks Unit
Dinosaur Research Project
Another good reference site for learning facts about dinosaurs. (Be careful of advertisement links here.)
This website will give you facts about every dinosaur and even pronounce its name for you.
Click on Search. Click on the name of your dinosaur. Click on the side tabs to learn about size, food and other facts. Check the bottom of the card to find out how the dinosaur moved and when it lived.
Books & Authors
This website has lists of books that are recommended for a variety of purposes. There are also some accompanying activities.
This website has the labels ready to be added to book bins in classroom libraries. They are ready to print.
This website offers definitions and pictures for common specific areas of study.
This website provides resources for students and parents as a homework helper.
Teacher, Laura Candler, has compiled activity ideas and blackline masters for use across the curriculum.
This website contains much information about Reading Instruction including activities for differentiated instruction and interventions.
Florida's website with assessments, activities, and information on grouping students.
The 2007 reading, mathematics and science sample books are now posted on the Student Assessment web site.
This website provides information about Illinois Author Alice B. McGinty, a featured author at the Illinois State Author's Fair 2006.
This website provides information about Illinois Author Marion Dane Bauer, a featured author at the Illinois State Author's Fair 2006.
This website provides information about Illinois Author Bonnie Geisert, a featured author at the Illinois State Author's Fair 2006.
This is Steven Layne's website. Steve's mission statement is "Building lifetime readers is what it's all about for reading teachers and librarians. If we aren't doing that - what are we doing? We have to be about this business with every fiber of our being. Infectious - that's what they should call us! Professionally speaking, from my perspective at least, there isn't time for much else." Dr. Layne is coming to speak at our inservice on April 19.
Internet Search Sites
Just For Fun
This website has fun games and interactive activities.
This website has many activities that go along with our basal reading series.
This website offers various activities for language arts.
This is a website of a teacher who has some great literacy links and some wonderful reader response ideas.
This website contains some great graphic organizers to use with response journal entries.
The Theme Focus Wall reflects the current teaching/learning going on in your classroom. Invite your students to add to the Theme Focus Wall by contributing pictures, realia, art work, or articles that support the theme. Check out the Teacher Idea Sharing tab at your grade level for letters that ask your students' familes to contribute to your Focus Wall.
This site contains a vast array of graphic organizers that can be applied to many topics and subjects.
This website includes periodical information based from information included in Time For Kids magazine.
This website contains information about the Reading First Grant.
This is a great site for learning to read through fun and games. The site is interactive and contains a listening component as well.
On this website, you can print word cards with pictures—by H. M. themes and individual stories.
This website shows a fun decoding strategy using beanie babies.
This website is linked directly to our Houghton Mifflin series with activities and books which correlate to the topics/themes you are studying in your classrooms.
This link sends readers to "Education World" where there are several professional articles about Reader Response.
You will find several links to specific book lists on this link.