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Fact Monster from Information Please.
A search engine for students in K - 12.
Black History Month
Nick Glass of TeachingBooks.net. mentions "the Coretta Scott King Book Award Online Curriculum Resource Center�a free, multimedia, online database for educators and families featuring more than 250 original recordings with award-winning authors and illustrators and hundreds of lesson plans." He says "It is a great reading resource as teachers, librarians, and families plan for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month. The resource center includes more than nine hours of originally produced audio with Coretta Scott King Book Award (CSK) authors and illustrators talking about their books in two- to three-minute clips."
Black history month book lists and other resources from the Wild Rose Reader Blog.
Books & Authors
Use these lists to find curriculum tie in books.
The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire children to become members of the global community. Read stories from other countries including our own.
Harper Collins Children's Books provides a playlist of recently released books with the author or illustrator chatting about their book.
Random House has a great web site for kids promoting new and soon to be released books. Sign up to win free books.
A web site to help you find books that interest you and are at your level.
Wondering what to read next? Try this website to help you find books.
Educational learning games can increase student brain power.
Check out our public library for books that we may not have at school.
Kim Little's SpringfieldMoms.org is a plethora of local resources. Looking for something to do, restaurants where kids eat free or for discounts? Check out the Springfield Moms Organization. It's free and online.
Find eBooks that are both "free of charge" and "free use" and download them to your eBook reader or MP3 device.
Be an informed voter.
This site tests your geography knowledge. Try it, it's fun!
Search by decade.
Learn about inventions and inventors.
Civil War information.
Civil War facts.
Inventions from A to Z.
Primary source information for history projects.
Larry Ferlazzo's best sites for learning about the constitution of the United States.
Guided Inquiry and Web 2.0 to implement the National Curriculum for History.
History web sites for K - 12th grade students and teachers.
Media Literacy webpage links from Pat Elliott, librarian in Canada.
PBS Teachers, Media Skills lessons.
Looking for some of the best new videos, recordings, and interactive software for kids? The Association for Library Service to Children has lists you can use as guides in selection.
Nutrition website for kids.
Online magazines for kids
Read magazines and shorter texts using these online resources.
Read the Scholastic News online magazines.
Read the National Geographic online magazine for kids.
Love sports? Read the latest sports news.
Smart parenting for smarter kids.
This is a website that supports families reading together. Monthly themes, book lists, and activities are given to help families read together.
Learn more about George Washington with this interactive website.
Read books off this list and take an online quiz. It's like a free version of Accelerated Reader.
Listen to short audio clips of popular children's books.
Use these book reviews written by kids to help you find great books to read.
Read and listen to children's author Robert Munsch.
Read classics online.
Read the story and take the quiz to see how well you understand what you read.
Promoting good books for children and young adults is the heart of the Horn Book's editorial mission. Listed are annotated book lists of recommended, mostly recently published titles.
BookHive is a web site designed for children ages birth through twelve, their parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children's books. Providing reader's advisory service, this site contains hundreds of recommended book reviews in a variety of reading levels and interest areas. Users can search for books by author, title, reading level, interest area, number of pages, and even favorite illustrators.
Podcasts of great books for children. Listen to reviews of good books you might have missed. This is one of Mrs. Hall's favorite sites.
Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for K - 4th grade students, teachers and parents.
Use Scholastic's Book Wizard to find just the right book.
A must see! In addition to various games, Reading Planet has a free membership club that allows members to create their own page with a custom look and share their ideas about what they like / don't like on reading planet, vote on favorite books, and enter contests.
Readers of all ages are welcome at this Scholastic site filled with games, author information and activities based on all your favorite books. A few examples: Magic School Bus, Clifford, Goosebumps, Captain Underpants, Harry Potter, I Spy, and The Babysitters Club. They additionally offer a community for older students.
ABC Fast Phonics is a free tutorial that uses cartoons and sounds with audio narration and clickable words to teach phonics. This method teaches just basic phonics concepts without struggle or frustration and includes rules for vowels, consonants, and blends along with practice pages.
Use these websites to improve reading skills.
Read books online, personalize them, and share them.
Stories your students can read and stories read to them.
Students write stories based on selected choices and open ended writing. Word choice is emphasized. Good for 3rd grade and up.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K through 12: 2013 (Books published in 2012)
When boys don't read enough, they can get behind in life. You can encourage boys to read by providing books they like. That's what Booksforboys.com is all about. Boys like the books on this website because they have story lines that appeal to them, and are written in a boy-friendly style.
Summer reading list recommended by The Horn Book.
Mrs. Hall loves this list because of the catchy category titles. Have fun reading these during the summer or all year long. Check them out at Lincoln Library this summer! These are "The Best New Children's Books from Esme's Shelf."
The Town School for Boys in San Francisco provides annotated reading lists for boys entering grades 1-8. The lists of fiction and nonfiction are organized by grade level(s). According to the school, "Some of the books are quick, easy 'beach reads,' while others may offer more of a challenge."
Chicken Spaghetti's books for children and the rest of us too. Loads of book lists.
The Children's Choices Book List is a project of the IRA and CBC (Children's Book Council). Looking for new books to read aloud or recommend to your students? The books on this list are chosen by children.
Nonfiction Authors in Your Classroom
This is another book list resource to supplement the Social Studies/Literacy Integration Guide.
This site gives book lists based on historical time periods. Books listed are fiction and nonfiction. This is a great tie in to the new Social Studies/Literacy Integration that was added this summer.
Rebecca Caudill Resources
Research, Facts and Statistics
SweetSearch is a search engine for students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.
Looking for facts, figures and statistics? Visit World Almanac for Kids.
AwesomeStories is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose is to help educators and students find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites. This educational teaching/learning tool is also designed to support state and national standards.
Safe search engine for kids and teens.
"Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles- and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration maps, pictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context. Widely considered a best-practices model for education, Journey North is the nation's premiere "citizen science" project for children. The general public is welcome to participate." From the Journey North website
Science website for kids and teachers.
Thousands of science resources for educators to supplement the science curriculum.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum teaches how things fly.
English teachers, reading teachers, and librarians, this is an awesome resource for you. Search the groups within the Ning and then join the ones that interest you. I have learned so much from these groups.
Find reader's theater scripts and language arts resources at the Timeless Teacher Stuff website.
Adolescent literature resources for teachers and parents of students in Grades 4 - 12. Author videos and lots of book information.
Looking for new ideas or networking suggestions? You will find it here.
Information skills instruction on the Resources for School Librarians site.
Use these resources to accompany the 40 art reproductions that we received from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for the 2009 - 2010 school year.
Preview the links that focus on your curriculum topic and grade levels.
Many ideas for writing.