Smart Board Links
http://www.sandlotscience.com/Guided_Tours/Tour1/Tour_1.htm - optical illusions
http://www.vrview.com/exhibits/exhibits-feature.html - Virtual art gallery, when studying different artists, click on the painting and the painting will become a panorama. Click on the artists and you can find different paintings that have been created.
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Acadie/index_e.html - interactive museums that are on-line
Misc. Good Stuff
Brain Teasers - this is a power point presentation that you can display on your Smartboard. The first slide asks the students a brain teaser questions and the next one in the sequence tells the answer. This is good for a warm-up or filler activity.
Smart Board Links
www.pocketmod.com - for those of you who love using foldables in your classroom, this site has a video to show students step-by-step how to create a sequence book. You can also download templates for the sequence book. It's a fantastic resource.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/ - grade 7-12. In teacher guides section there are many different activities you can to related to the curriculum.
http://www.panoramas.dk/ - Travel the World for free. Visit Paris - London - Rome - New York etc. Fly in a minute to Australia and Brazil by 360 degree panoramas.
http://www.songsforteaching.com/index.html - This is site full of songs to use in your
teaching. You can listen to parts of
songs for free, download lyrics and purchase the song.
- This is an on-line attention getter to quickly gather student’s attention.
Kind of cool!
http://www.polleverywhere.com/my/polls/new – This is a site where students can create
questions and gather data.
Read Alouds, Short Films and Animated Clips
http://www.amazingadventure.com/index_fl.asp - This will soon be one of your favorite sites. Amazing Adventures has
short films for children that will help them to understand the elements of
storytelling. The site also has read alouds as well. Look for the audio
icon to get the full effect.
http://www.storylineonline.net/storyline/ - Storyline on Line or Book Pals is sponsored by the Screen
Actors Guild. This is an amazing site and one of the best on the web. Here you
will find famous actors reading books to children. (K-5)
http://www.wingedsandals.com/ - For upper grades, try Winged Sandals. This site is has short
animated stories about Greek Mythology.
http://www.pixar.com/shorts/index.html - For great story telling try this site by Pixar. Although not a
read aloud site, this is story telling at its best! (k-5)
http://www.starfall.com/ - Starfall.is
for primary grades, this site is jammed pack with read alouds and reading
activities (Mostly for Primary, but also has stories appropriate for
http://pbskids.org/lions/ - Between
the Lions is a large site full of reading games, songs, read alouds and
short clips from the show. Suitable for primary grades.
http://www.candlelightstories.com/DefaultNewMain.asp - Candlelight is a site that has a lot of free
stuff on it and there is also a minimal charge to upgrade the service. This site
has a wonderful pirate unit with free ebooks to go along with the unit. There
are many read alouds appropriate for primary and for intermediate. (k-5)
http://getreadytoread.org/ - Get Ready to Read is a good site for reluctant readers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ - From Jolly Ole England comes this Fantastic site, bbc schools, for
literacy. Here you will find word games, animated stories for read alouds, and
much, much more. There is even a spot that has a Spanish Component. This site is
a favorite, but take your time because this site is HUGE! (k-5)
http://www.classicfairytales.com/en/main - This is every thing you would ever want in a website for reading. It
is magical, animated, colorful and fun! Each story has follow-up activities. If
you love teaching with folk and fairytales, this one’s for you. (k-5)
http://www.childrencanada.com/- This site from Canada has terrific animated and narrated stories for
children. The stories are folk and fairy tales. This site will fast become a
favorite of yours and your students! (k-5)
- Book Pop is a read aloud site for grades k-5. This site reads books to
children. Each book is set to music. The stories are enchanting. There is plenty
of opportunity to build vocabulary.
Cute read alouds for primary
Reading Materials Online
http://www.readingconnects.org.uk/index.php?option=content&task=section&id=12&Itemid=59 - From the UK! Looking for ways to encourage parents to read with their
childen. Look no more. This site will do the trick. Reading Connects is a DfES-funded
National Reading Campaign initiative that supports schools in using reading
for pleasure to enhance achievement. It offers a free web-based
support network to help get the whole school reading by connecting families,
children and all members of the school community to a culture where
reading is accessible and acceptable to all.
http://www.saskschools.ca/~ebooks/ - Saskschools
is fantastic! This site will help you make your own ebook and will let you print
them out to make a copy for your own library! (k-5)
Home-School Link (Good for K-3) is an incredible site for Kindergarten through Third Grade teachers.
Here you will find fabulous resources that go home to parents so that they can
assist their child with reading. You will be amazed! By far one of the best
teacher helpers I have yet to find!!!!
Professional Websites Concerning Literacy
http://www.rif.org/ - RIF or Reading is
Fundamental is a slightly overwhelming site jam-packed with reading
activities for students. Take your time to really learn about this site and see
how it will ignite your teaching and help you to bust out of a rut. Enjoy!
http://www.readinglady.com/ - The Reading Lady is an enormous site for teachers. Here you'll
find just about anything you can imagine for teaching reading. This site
takes plenty of time to explore but it is so worth it! (k-5)
http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/ - Hubbard’s Cupboard is a site that will help you to teach
reading, give plenty of ideas for literacy centers, and will help you to create
morning messages. From environmental print to guided reading to shared reading,
this site is plentiful.(k-5)
http://www.reading.org/Library/Retrieve.cfm?D=10.1598/0872075370.4&F=bk537-4-Kletzien.pdf - Feeling a little uneasy about reading aloud non-fiction text? Then
site is for you. For information about reading aloud non-fiction text this site
will give the philosophy and practical application. Good food for thought and
something every teacher should consider.(k-5)
http://www.reading.org/ - The
IRA or International Reading Association is an excellent site that addresses
many issues concerning teaching students to read. Keep this site on in your
favorites for easy assess. You will want to visit it often.
http://www.readingrockets.org/ - Here is another overwhelming educator’s site so full of ideas,
articles, and fun stuff; a teacher could blow her/his entire Sunday having way
too much fun and falling back in love with teaching… a “Can’t wait till
Monday” site. (k-5)
http://gpn.unl.edu/rainbow/ - Reading Rainbow’s website is well organized, has a parent
component and Spanish materials. (k-5)
http://www.readingrecovery.org/ - Interested in knowing more about Reading Recovery. Then this
site is for you. There are wonderful downloads and major info about
http://www.readwritethink.org/index.asp - Read Write Thinks is a very large teacher resource site for
reading. language arts, language and research. (k-5)
http://www.fictionteachers.com/index.html - Here is a site dedicated to fiction. This site has great ideas for
teaching reading and writing fiction. This site is especially helpful for grades
3-5 but can also be used by primary teachers.
http://comsewogue.k12.ny.us/~rstewart/k2003/Teachers/Literacy/litindex.htm - Want a website just about Balanced Literacy? This is very good site
that speaks to most of the components.
Running Records-another great resource!
Dolch word inventory checklist - Here's a great way to check and see how many words you students can
Strategies for spelling development
Letter and Punctuation Tiles - Here is a
website that can help you make word and punctuation tiles on magnetic paper
Dolch (High Frequency Words) Bingo Card
- Use these cards to create a high frequency word bingo center
Moveable Alphabet with
red letter vowels and punctuation cards
Phonics Sounds A - For Alphabet or Word
Center use these cards to create a fun center for students
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