There are 100 school to home activities for first graders. The activities are organized by reading and literacy skills.
Becoming Naomi Leon
Ideas by chapter to get the students interested in the story. Has thought provoking questions, activities, vocabulary, videos, journal writing, etc. This site is for the teacher to use as the novel is read.
Ben and Me
This thematic unit has a unit overviews, objectives and key concepts, lesson plans and activities for students.
The Blizzard of Blue Moon
This Google map of Central Park will show points of interest, fountains, monuments, and sculptures.
This interactive map allows you to locate specific landmarks in Central Park on either an aerial or traditional map view.
View 1930s photographs of New York. Can you find out how much gas cost during that time period?
View a map of the dust bowl during the Great Depression.
When will the next Blue Moon occur, find out at this web site.
Enrichment activities and other projects are available with each part of the book.
Discover all the animals that lived with Charlotte.
Meet the author and illustrator, discover lesson plans and other activities on the farm.
Answer questions about the story and learn vocabulary.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil
Read the story of Atlantis, a timeline, and the vital statistics of the lost city.
FactMonster gives the details of Atlantis and the Thera Theory.
A scientific expedition is being conducted to locate the lost city of Atlantis. Watch animations, look at maps, and read the project updates at this site.
Look at the capital of Atlantis drawn from Plato's description and learn about Plato's writings.
The Homepage of Scholastic's Goosebumps Web Site
Read and listen to classic fairy tales by the Grimm brothers.
The official site of Harry Potter! Movie trailers, film clips, behind the scenes at Hogwarts. J.K Rowlings' wizards and witches Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Hagrid, Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort brought to life in Warner Bros. feature film Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone. A treat for magical and muggle alike.
Visit Lockhart's very own Suzy Red and her curriculum units for reading.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Learn about the history of Narnia and the man who created it. Play interactive games and take quizzes to see how much you know about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Learn all about the world of Narnia and C. S. Lewis.
Read what other 2nd graders have written about the state of Hawaii and complete some of the 20-piece Jigzone puzzles online.
Try out your own color combinations on the “A Dandy” Quilt Pattern coloring page
My Side of the Mountain
Sam Gribley, in the story My Side Of The Mountain by Jean Craighead George learned to look for these signs to identify birds. Can you?
Mr. Tucker and Famous Conservationists
Learn about the first person to paint and describe the birds of America.
Check out his biography and what he invented.
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Explore the country, culture, and history of Japan.
Sadako's story is told and the Hiroshima Peace Park is established.
Kids Health describes leukemia for kids.
From Scholastic, learn about the myths, folktales, and fairy tales from around the world.
Read the story about the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan.
The Trumpet of the Swan
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect the rare trumpeter swan.
Swans can be identified by several different characteristics including their posture, size and flight. You can also listen to swans at this site.
Journey South gives information about the changing migration patterns of trumpeter swans and their efforts to reintroduce the almost extinct swans into wildlife areas.
Read the Weekly Reader online and play their online games.