Academic Resources

BANNER-RESOURCES

There are countless websites that offer activities, lesson plans, worksheets, and educational resources. Click on the links below to see some of our favorites!

Language Arts

Reading

AR BookFinder

Lexile (Find a Book)

Read Naturally

Samson’s Classroom

Scott Foresman Practice Book

Literary Terms and Definitions

Read, Write, Think Lesson Plans
Read Works –

Reading Comprehension skill & strategy units, comprehension units,
novel units and reading passages
E-Reading Worksheets – Author’s Purpose, Irony, Theme,
Context Clues, Story Structure, Poetic Devices
Literature to Go Quality literature that has audio option for each chapter

Non-fiction reading

NewselaNewsela for elementary:  Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction text that’s relevant. Articles are updated daily with real-world news from major publications. Newsela supports differentiation through interest and ability level. With its wide array of highly engaging categories, students are very likely to discover content that piques their curiosity. The free version of Newsela also gives teachers access to articles at varying Lexile levels.

Tween Tribune:  TweenTribune is a news site brought to you by the Smithsonian that provides daily news articles for students. Articles are selected by professional journalists working in collaboration with teachers and students. As a Smithsonian resource, it has a plethora of science and history focused articles. This is a perfect website to find content-specific resources for our history and science teachers.

Wonderopolis:  Wonderopolis is a magical place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery for learners of all ages. Each day, Wonderopolis poses an intriguing question and explores it in a variety of ways. Their approach both informs and encourages new questions, sparking new paths of wonder and discovery in family and classroom settings.

Google News: Google, the greatest search engine of all time (we are a bit partial), has created a news repository. It’s a searchable archive of newspapers from around the world, dating all the way back to the 1700s.

DOGO & DOGO News & DOGO Books & DOGO Movies:  DOGO is a robust online network that aims to empower students to engage positively with digital media and a worldwide audience. The website caters to children, embodied in their name “dogo” — which means ‘young’ or ‘small’ in Swahili. DOGO is comprised of several websites that foster both fun and interactive experiences by providing kids the opportunity to earn badges for reading and expressing their opinions. Students can connect with peers from around the world virtually and build their own personal learning network around digital texts

Writing

The Five Paragraph Essay

Tips for Young Writers

Graphic Organizers
Figment -gives young writers a forum to freely publish their work
MLA Citation

Spelling

Spelling Lists (by grade)

Ultimate Spelling Resource Guide

Social Studies

Math

Math Resources

a=addition
al=algebra
c=counting
d=division
dc=decimals
e=equations

ex=exponents
ft=factors
f=fractions
g=geometry
gr=graphing
i=integers
in=in & out boxes

me=measurement
mmm=mean, median,
mode
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m=multiplication
nl=number lines
o=order of operations

p=percentages
pe=pre-algebra
pl=place value
pr=probability
py=pythagorean
r=ratios
rd=radicals
ro=rounding
rt=ratios
st=statistics
s=subtraction
t=time
tr=trigonometry
v=venn diagrams
w=word problems

Curriculum

Thinkwell
Aleks
Saxon

Math Games & Interactive Math Resources

Cool Math Games
Geometric Solids (g)
National Council of Teachers
of Mathematics
(K-12)
Math Bingo (a,s,m,d)

Extras
Math Dictionary

Virtual
Manipulatives
Math Dictionary
Virtual Manipulatives

Worksheets

Math Worksheets Land – great site that covers almost all topics!

Project Happy Child (a,s,m,d,f,dc,p)
Help with Math
(a,dc,d,f,g,i,ft,e,
g,m,p,pl,st,s,t,al,c)
Math Aids
(a,d,ex,ft,fl,f,g,gr,
in,mmm,me,$,m,nl,o,p,
pl,py,r,rt,ro,c,s,t,v,w)
TLS Books (a,m,pl,gr,$,me,t,w)
Have Fun Teaching (a,t,c,dc,d,f,g,gr, m,m,pl,ro,s,w)
Education World (a,s,m)
Worksheet Works (a,w,f,dc,p,g, me,ex,t,$,pr,pe)
School Express (a,$,c,d,f,gr,me,m,nl,pl,ro,s,t)

Technology

Science

Health/Physical Education

Gifted Children Resources

Resources

John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Davidson Institute for Talent Developement
Hoagies’ Gifted Education
National Association for Gifted Children
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Articles

“Gifted But Learning Disabled: A Puzzling Paradox,” by Susan Baum

“What Can We Learn from a Tale of Two Cities?” by Linda C. Neumann

“Gifted Children with Learning Disabilities: A Review of the Issues,” by Linda Brody and Carol Mills

Books

A Parents Guide to Gifted Children,
by Webb, Gore, Amend and Devries

Re-Forming Gifted Education,
by Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D.

Crossover Children,
by Marlene Bireley

Different Minds,
by Deirdre Lovecky

From Emotions to Advocacy,
by Pam and Pete Wright

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses
of Gifted Children and Adults,
by James Webb & others

The Mislabeled Child,
by the Drs. Eide

The Myth of Laziness,
by Mel Levine

Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties,
by Rich Weinfeld & others

To Be Gifted & Learning Disabled,
by S. Baum & S. Owen

Upside-Down Brilliance,
by Linda Silverman

 

Fine Arts

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