challenging and engaging math games
Play a game on this virtual math site!
a great way to practice your basic facts
exciting math and reading activities
math practice activities including flash cards for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
great multiplication practice
flash cards, worksheets, and games
Everyday Math practice at home
parent information about the Everyday Math Program (a great resource)
interactive math lessons and practice activities
a fun way to learn about money and banking
Reading and Writing
This popular site features members of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation reading picture books aloud. Great for modeling fluency!
Grammar Ninja presents subject matter in a way that is reminiscent of comic books and video games. It is self-checking and a lot of fun!
Create sophisticated books online! What's different about this site is that it provides not only story starter ideas, but also Story Sparks, which are basically sentence-long plots for your creation. As you work on your book, you are given prompts along the way and plenty of tools for customizing text, images, and pages.
This site is similar to Tikatok, but with one huge difference: the illustrations are provided. Professional illustrations in widely varying styles help to inspire writers.
Bubbl.us is an online mind mapping tool that allows you to either brainstorm or organize your thoughts.
Writing with Writers
Children's authors will guide you through the writing process in order to write various types of pieces. The genres, hosted by such writers as Jack Prelutsky and Virginia Hamilton, include Biography, Descriptive, Folktale, Mystery, Myth, News, Poetry, Speech. and a Book Review. Once your piece is published, this site offers the opportunity to upload your writing to Scholastic's showcase of writers.
Instant Poetry Forms
This awesome site allows you to enter prompted words and phrases in order to form instant poetry. Some of the forms are purely creative and student-centered, while others allow you to research information (such as data on a historical person) to create nonfiction verse. Each prompt generator includes a model poem in that style, so you can get a good idea of how the finished poem might sound.
Once you enter your responses in the prompts, the push of a button publishes the poem. This poem can then be copied and pasted into a word document and further edited, or it can be combined with a free online illustration program such as Sumo Paint.
Myths and Legends Creator
You can choose characters, objects, and settings, and even upload pictures created in photo or paint applications. Stories can be built by chapter, and you even have the option to record an audio narration over the story.
This site provides high-interest book lists and reviews!
a great addition to our Patricia Polacco Author Study Unit
offers book reviews and activities
This site offers ways to spark your child's love for reading at home.
word games that will help to expand your vocabulary
This site is filled with interesting writing topics.
a fun way to practice identifying the parts of speech
Play Grammar Blast games to practice important grammar skills!
Create your own scenario!
Create your own comic strips!
This online spelling program helps students to practice their words through fun and motivating games.
You can make word searches and other types of puzzles using your spelling words on this site!
current events and activities
offers various movies that teach topics in all subject areas
educational computer games and activities that review skills in various subject areas
Create your own artwork!