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Springfield, IL 62704
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35 Sources for Curated Educational Videos

Educational videos to support the curriculum.

BiblioNasium

Like the GoodReads website but for kids. Kids can keep track of what they are reading, what they want to read and have read. It can also be an online reading log with lexile levels.

Wonderopolis

Learning moments in everyday life. Use the wonder of the day as a writing prompt.

Online Reading Pathfinders

Books students can read or have stories read to them.

Great Websites for Kids

Association for Library Service to Children recommends these websites for kids.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is provided through the Lincoln Library website, our public library. A collection of online animated picture books. No library card required.

BookFlix

Read and listen to books on the Internet. Home access for BookFlix through Lincoln Library requires a library card number. BookFlix pairs fiction and nonfiction books and includes comprehension questions and games.

Storybird

Free online story writing space for kids.

Kids InfoBits

80 full-text age appropriate magazines. Requires a Lincoln Library card number.

SweetSearch

These are safe, reliable search engines for students.
Every Web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by their research experts. Great resource for research.

National Geographic Kids

Nonfiction articles for kids about animals, nature, people, places, science, space, and history.

Scholastic News Online

Online current events news magazine for kids.

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Online magazine sports articles for kids.

Ink Think Tank

Featuring outstanding nonfiction books for kids. Some book trailers too. Find nonfiction books to tie in with your curriculum.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books

These social studies books can be used to supplement the curriculum.

Common Core State Standards Book Collections

Use these book lists to supplement the curriculum.

A Book and a Hug

A resource to help students find books to read.

HarperCollinsKids

Website with kids book recommendations, games, contests and book trailers.

KidsReads

This website is a great place for kids to find out about books, series and authors.

Guys Read

Jon Scieszka's website that recommends books for boys.

Colorin Colorado

A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners.

Tales2Go

Literacy and book activities to go along with the Common Core Standards.

WritingFix

Home of interactive writing prompts.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Thousands of free lesson plans, printables, and activities.

PBS Teachers

Resources for the classroom.

ReadWriteThink

Resources for teachers to use with students and for professional development.

Annenberg Learner

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum.

AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

American Association of School Librarians Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.

District Library Online Card Catalog

Use this to search for books in our library and the libraries in our district.

Lincoln Library

The public library of Springfield, IL. Request books online and pick them up at the front circulation desk.

Twitter

A social media site to build your professional learning community (PLC.)