Web Sites

Language Arts and Reading

Library of Congress
This is the largest library in the world, with nearly 134 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. Resources  for everyone including American Memory, the free and open access to historic maps, photos, documents, audios and videos.

Children’s Book Council
Lots of news and info, links, resources, and more.

Online crossword maker.
Great site for making cross word puzzles on line. Kid friendly.

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
The New York Public Library recommends these books that everyone should know.

Database of Award winning Children’s Literature
Compiled and indexed by librarian, Lisa Bartle over 4,000 records of book that have one one or more of over 50 different awards.

Kids Read — includes information about authors, as well as interviews with them.

Children’s Literature Websites
Includes book lists, links to authors, book awards, and much more.

Ask the author @Kids Space Internet Public Library

All kids of information about your favorite auathors.

Public Library @ Charlotte and Mecklenburg
Lots of great book reviews from the Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Library (NC).

Kids Lit

A selection of literature and art by kids of various ages (and kids can have their own stories and artwork published).

Kids Reads Website has great suggestions for kids, parents and teachers.

Author Pronunciation Guide, kids love to listen to the author say his or her name and tell a little about him or her self.

Read*Write Beyond the Classroom is one for teachers to suggest to parents and kids.

Social Studies

TIME for Kids – a Teachers Resource

Just what it says Time magazine for kids- great resource.

“Atlapedia Online contains full color physical maps. political maps as well as key facts
and statistics on countries of the world.”

This site has several links to lots of varied information on Japan. One particular link,
“Kids Web Japan” is a wonderful site with information on culture, a calendar of special days,
food, schools and more.

Webquest: Creating a Multimedia Journey http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/techlp/techlp062.shtml

The students will stop at five places on their journey. Have them go to Sound Transit, and follow the directions to enter their current location, their desired destination, and five stops along the way.    Let them listen to their files.They also will be able to see maps of their trips.

DLTK’s Countries and Cultures Section Crafts for Kids Countries & Cultures Activities.  There are a number of crafts specific to particular countries or cultures/religions. www.dltk-kids.com/world/index

This site has games for each continent.

Math and Science

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye’s science page filled will all kids of science facts.

www.brainpop.com This is an animated educational site that is separated into all content areas. It includes fun characters and games that kids like while teaching about a variety of topics.

www.kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/htbw_main_page.html This seems like a good, fun site for kids to explore when learning about the human body and its various organs, systems, etc. There are quizzes, games, articles, etc.

www.kidzone.ws/planets/index.htm User friendly, facts about all the planets for study of the solar system.

www.mathplayground.com Math games for kids. Computation, word problems, logic.

This is a huge site with lots of great photos. There is all kinds of great, kid friendly stuff on this site.

Great fun site on wild animals and habitats,animal adaptations, etc. Kids will really have fun with all the videos, audio clips and information about exotic animals.

www.factmonster.com/ Good link for kids. From here you can access info in all content areas.

Teacher Sites

The TeachersFirst Webquest Collection
http://www.teachersfirst.com/webquest.htm#                                                        This site has tutorials and tons of webquest resources.

Think Quest
ThinkQuest is a protected, online learning platform that enables teachers to integrate learning projects into their classroom curriculum and students to develop 21st century skills. Join or use for free.

Public Broadcasting System’s site is chock full of educational stuff for every area.

This is the catalog of catalogs

Great site for subject based lessons and lists

Web Quest tutorial
Everything you wanted to know about webquests put together by Tech Teacher Lisa Brooks.

Dewey Browse

Web Sites Classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System for Grades K-12, created and maintained by Gail Shea Grainger.

Podcasting and the News
Students listen to a news podcast and use a graphic organizer to record what they learn.

“Look to Learn,” the site combines  “Real, Rich and Relevant” resources with thinking prompts. The rationale is to help teachers and students use such activities frequently (3+ times / week) as a way to nurture a culture of inquiry and to help students develop a disposition toward such thinking. Another way to put it is, “Here’s an engaging way to foster an appetite for deep learning and the joy of learning that accompanies it.”

Read*Write Beyond the Classroom is one for teachers to suggest to parents and kids.

Online crossword maker.
Great site for making cross word puzzles on line. Kid friendly.

The following are links to two sites which discuss the John Collins writing program.
www.the writingsite.org/

Great links for teaching just about anything by Kathy Schrock.

“The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.” http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/


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