Orchard Hill Elementary School

Language Arts
         RAZ KIDS
  1. www.randomhouse.com/seussville/- Dr. Seuss' home page includes printable activities and on-line activites
  2. www.starfall.com- Where children have fun learning to read!
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/razzledazzle/ - online stories and literacy games
  4. http://www.oswego.org/testprep/ela4/wwwords1.html   -This website lets you create "a making words activity" for the students to play on the computer and print out results. It's nicely laid out and fairly simply to follow.
  5. http://www.webster.comis an amazing place! It's the Merriam Webster site. I've used it with 3rd grade up. It will pronounce words for the students to hear. It is both a dictionary & thesaurus & has bonus features like word of the day, word games. There is a section called the language zone that I found entertaining and educational.
  6. http://www.visualthesaurus.com/desktop/index.jsp -An interactive site ivisual thesaurus.  It has a 3D interactive interface that shows word relations, antonyms, synonyms, definitions, and the words used in context. 
  7. Publishing Opportunities for Students:
    Crunch   http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/crunch/ShowOff.asp
    - Are you a writer?A poet? Perhaps you're a top-notch muser. Whatever you are, how about sharing that creative genius on-line.
    Kids Online Magazine   www.kidsonlinemagazine.com
    - Click on the "Send Us Your Writing Link".
    Stone Soup   www.stonesoup.com
    - This magazine is for young writers and artists. Consider sending your work here.
    Word Dance   www.worddance.com
    - Word Dance is a quarterly non-profit creative writing and art publication that is 100% for and by kids (K-8th grade). The magazine contains no advertising and is professionally designed.
    Young Writer www.mystworld.com/youngwriter
    - Young Writer (paper edition) is an international magazine featuring the best in English language creative writing from children aged 5 to 18 from around the world.
    Zuzu     www.zuzu.org - Click on the "Creative Writing" link to read student stories.  Then try to submit your own.
  8. Tumble Books  http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/auto_login.asp?U=mtsd&P=books - collection of audio books for students
  9. www.wordcentral.com– Merriam-Webster’s site just for you 
  10. http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html#books   - students can read books online
  11. www.ipl.org - Internet Public Library
  12. http://ipl.si.umich.edu/div/kidspace/ - KidSpace at the Internet Public Library
  13. http://www.superkidz.com/authors.html - Write to Authors.  This teacher has had students write to authors for the past 8 years, and the authors almost always write or send us something back to the students! 
  14. http://www.abcteach.com/Reading/suess/suesstoc.htm- Dr. Seuss printable booklets and printouts
  15. http://www.childfun.com/themes/seuss.shtml - Dr. Suess' book activities
  16. http://www.nea.org/readacross/ - Dr. Seuss' NEA Read Across America
  17. http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/seuss.htm  - Dr. Seuss Teacher resource page with many links
  18. http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/ - Reading is Fundamental Reading Planet
  19. www.literaturecircles.com- Ideas and articles to support your Literature Circles Instruction.
  20. www.bookhive.org - Children's literature categorized and reviewed by kids
  21. www.eric-carle.com  - Eric Carle's official web site
  22. www.janbrett.com- Jan Brett's official web site
  23. www.pilkey.com/index.php - Dav Pilkey's website
  24. http://www.poetry4kids.com/index.php - Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry Playground
  25. http://www.storylineonline.net/index2.html - Screen Actors Guild -Storyonline
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