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Language Arts

BookPALS Storyline Online
Streaming video program featuring famous people reading children’s books aloud. http://www.storylineonline.net/

PBS Teachers
PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find materials suitable for language arts in a range of grade levels. http://www.pbs.org/teachers/readlanguage/

Children's Storybooks Online
Many wonderful free children’s books are available to read at Children's Storybooks Online. Stories span age ranges from preschool, young children, teens. http://www.magickeys.com/books/

Starfall
Interactive, engaging phonics and reading site for kids: http://www.starfall.com/

Other Useful Language Resources

Games

Time for Kids Homework Helper – Language Arts
Included are the best Language Arts websites. To see the best sites in a more specific topic, like Biographies or Books & Authors, click on a subtopic.
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/hh/rapidresearch/0,19469,73175,00.html

Bookhive
In the Zinger Tales section you can watch online videos of professional storytellers like Jackie Torrence, Doc McConnell, Tony Tallent, and Donna Washington telling traditional folk tales. Provided by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.
http://www.bookhive.org/

Raz Kids
This is a website where students can login and read books at their reading level. Audio books are also available here.
http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login

Math

Everyday Math Online
This website is the Everyday Math Resource Site. It has additional practice that correlates with math program.
www.everydaymathonline.com

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
This website addresses all grade spans. The instructions are accessible by clicking on the instructions link for each cell. Please be aware that, due to the virtual manipulatives, it takes a while for pages to load.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Fun Brain
This site contains several math related games. We recommend Math arcade, math baseball, and car racing.
www.funbrain.com

ABC
This site contains games designed to help students understand basic number concepts. It is mostly for primary students.
www.abc.net.au/countusin

Other Useful Math Resources

Science

ZOOMsci:
Mixing hot science with cool ideas. This website for kids has over 100 different activities that can be done with materials all readily available at home. Check out activities in chemistry, engineering, the five senses, forces and motion, life sciences, patterns, sound, structures, and water. Each activity can be printed out.
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/

History/Social Science

The Huntington Library
Wonderful primary source-based lessons may be found at the website of The Huntington Library, a research institution and archival repository near Pasadena, California. The following are links to standards-based lessons written for grades 4, 5, 8 and 11: The Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade, 1848-1858; and, The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic.
http://www.huntington.org/Education/less4lib.html#GW

The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's foremost repository of historical and literary materials. From the Family homepage, links are recommended to America's Library for grades K-8, Lifelong Literacy for grades 5-12, and American Memory for grades 8-12. The latter link takes students to a robust search engine from which students may access millions of documents.
http://www.loc.gov/families/

The Smithsonian Institution
"The Smithsonian has collected more than 142 million objects—from flags and fossils, to sculptures and spacecrafts, to toys and tapestries. There’s something for everyone at the Smithsonian. Check out Smithsonian Kids for lots of fast, fun, cool, scary, patriotic, and beautiful things from the Smithsonian! You can also send free E-cards to your friends!"
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/

The White House
The federal government maintains a White House website that contains a number of interesting links for children. Students in grades K-5 will find a link to information about the various pets that Presidential families have had with them in the White House (click PETS on the left hand side of the homepage); and, students in grades 5-8 that are also sports fans will enjoy the photographs and information linked to the SPORTS site on the same homepage.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/

General Interest

ITV Offering Standards-Aligned Television Programming For Students and Parents to Use When Schools Are Closed:
http://www.sdcoe.net/news/07-10-23-ITV-prog.asp

Internet Public Library for Kids
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/

Scholastic Kids
Scholastic produces educational materials to assist and inspire students:
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/

PBS Kids
Free preK-12 resources to support learning at home and at school.
http://pbskids.org/

Online reference guide to educational sites for kids:
http://www.kidsites.com

Kids Know It
Language Arts, Math, & Science:
http://www.kidsknowit.com

Play Kids Games
Math, Language Arts, & Memory Games:
http://www.playkidsgames.com

Up to Ten
Award-winning early learning games and activities for kids:
http://www.uptoten.com

Resources for kinder and first grade created by our teachers

http://staff.pausd.org/~arodriguez/Maestra_Rodriguez/HOME.html

Educational Resources By Grade Level

Pre-K

Pre-School Library
http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/other.asp

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News for Kids

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