BookPALS Storyline Online
Streaming video program featuring famous people reading children's books aloud. http://www.storylineonline.net/
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/
Interactive, engaging phonics and reading site for kids:
Other Useful Language Resources
- Spelling City
- Parts of Speech Matching Game
- Parts of Speech Games
- Homonym game
- Website that has a variety of games for students in grades 3-5 to practice various aspects of grammar.
- Collection of word games for various ages and interests
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.
This is a website where students can login and read books at their reading level. Audio books are also available here.
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.
This site contains several math related games. We recommend Math arcade, math baseball, and car racing.
Other Useful Math Resources
- Good for practice and watching lessons is KhanAcademy
- Flash Cards and Math Fact Practice
Math Baseball for one
Make your own fact sheets
- Place Value Games
History / Social Science
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.
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!"
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.
Internet Public Library for Kids
Scholastic produces educational materials to assist and inspire students:
Free preK-12 resources to support learning at home and at school.
Online reference guide to educational sites for kids:
Up to Ten
Award-winning early learning games and activities for kids:
- RAZ KIDS
- Book Adventure
- Literacy Center
- Alien Scavenger Hunt
- Between the Lions
- Clifford, the Big Red Dog
- KCLS Kids Page (incl. TumbleBooks)
- Mrs. P
- Book Adventure
- Readers' Theater Editions
- Garfield's Reading Ring
- News for kids: National Geographic Kids