Grade 3 Classroom Resources

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Homework Resources
 (and great sites for learning through play) is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.
AOL Kids is AOL's special kids' service that features content and tools designed just for children on the Internet.
BrainPop Jr. creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement.  Logon info -  username: qesch  Password: pop
ipl2 for kids is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections.
Refdesk Homework Helper provides help in all subjects to students in every grade.
Fact Monster from Pearson Education
BBC Learning for students
ABC Teach has materials for preschool through 8th grade
ABC Learn from ABC network
Think and Learn from Kidport.  Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.
Pitara   It is possible to make the experience of education, learning and growing-up fun and, at the same time, reinforce and promote the right value-system.
Scholastic on-line activities and learning
MrNussbaum  An interactive website designed specifically for students in grades K - 8. 
Quiz-Tree   Everybody learns better when they are having fun! Here at you will find educational games and quizzes on many subjects, including Math, Reading, Spanish, Geography, SAT, Spelling, Music and more.
I Know That  Subscription site
English Language Arts (ELA) Resources
Read to me, please ...


  • The heart of Speakaboos is our catalogue of classic video storybooks for children each read by talented actors and celebrities.
  • Record a bedtime story for your child to listen to while you're away, or help your kids practice their speaking skills! Children can also perform karaoke versions of their favorite nursery rhymes and songs.
  • Kids can engage in fun activities all related to our stories such as games, printables coloring pages, e-cards, and more! is a free public service to motivate children to read with phonics. It is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education and homeschool. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
TumbleBooks  e-books for e-kids
Story Online  from the Screen Actor Guild's Foundation
Offered free of charge, these imaginatively produced videos fully capture the intricate illustrations, colors and textures of each book. Storyline Online also includes a supplemental activities section developed by an Early Literacy curriculum specialist. The videos and related activities strengthen comprehension, verbal and written skills of English language learners worldwide.
Our content entertains kids while promoting child literacy. The content on the pages of SillyBooks is useful in all segments of the wide-ranging educational arena, from the gifted child to the child with learning difficulties; from inspiring imagination to the essential basics of learning to read. With text that is high-lighted in time with the voice-over in both story and song, children can see each word as spoken.
Magic Keys  Children's Storybooks online
KidPub  Membership required to publish your own stories
A safe, fun place for kids to improve their writing skills by sharing their stories, poems, reviews, and other creative writing with a worldwide audience.
Light Up Your Brain  Free audio stories for kids
The IMAGERS (Interactive Multimedia Adventures for Grade School Education Using Remote Sensing) Program is NASAs comprehensive Earth science education resource for the introduction of remote sensing and satellite imagery to children in grades K-8.
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online.

StoryPlace Library  from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, NC


Sites to reinforce classroom ELA learning...

This site was put together by teaching professionals to help students and teachers gain more information and preparation for the New York State tests listed above. Each testing area provides lessons, practice activities, teacher resources, and sometimes literature tie-ins. Click on the subject area above that you are interested in to find the tutorials and practices pages for that content. If you are looking for a specific topic you can use the search feature below for the particular skill that you need help with.

Book Adventure, sponsored by Sylvan Learning Centers, is a free, Web-based program that encourages K- grade 8 children to read books by awarding prizes for reading.

BrainPop Jr. Reading and Writing  Logon info -  username: qesch  Password: pop

Do you look forward to studying for your weekly spelling test? Maybe not. But once you try SpellingCity, you might just change your mind. SpellingCity is a fun online spelling program. Imagine yourself playing spelling games online the day before your spelling test and ending up with an A!

ReadWriteThink  from International Reading Association (IRA) and The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Literacy teachers will find a gold mine of information and a wide array of standards-based lesson plans that meaningfully integrate Internet content into the teaching and/or learning experience. Each lesson is research based, and includes a detailed instructional plan and such student materials as worksheets, interactives, and Web resources. The lessons make the connection between theory and classroom practice while providing assessments, correlations to national standards and interactive tools to assist students with a reading or writing activity. Lessons can be sorted by grade level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) and by three areas of literacy practice: learning language, learning about language, learning through language. All recommended Web resources have been reviewed and selected by educators. The selection criteria are posted on the site.

Apples 4 The Teacher Literacy Games

Fun Brain Reading

Game Goo                             Learning that sticks!

Glogster                                 Poster yourself!
Grammar Practice Park       Play games and practice your grammar!

MakeBeliefsComix              Create your own comics!

MixBook                                Make your own photo book!

The Reading Rockets project was funded by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Designed to be a resource for parents, teachers, principals, and librarians, the site includes sections catered to each of these audiences. The site's features include reading guides, parent guides, tips for teaching reading, book lists, author interviews, and much more. PreK - grade 2

Scholastic Activities

Scholastic's The Stacks  

Verizon Thinkfinity  

A website supported by the Verizon Foundation and its content partners—11 of the nation's leading education and literacy organizations, including the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. It seeks to improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing thousands of free educational resources across seven disciplines.


Math Resources

Place Value Practice:

AAA Math  Customized by grade level and topic, AAA Math features explanations of various mathematical topics, practice problems and fun, challenging games.

Academic Skill Builders  Our research-based and standards-aligned free educational math games and language arts games will engage, motivate, and help teach students.

BrainPop Jr. Math   Logon info -  username: qesch  Password: pop
Cool Math  Cool Math 4 Kids is a math site specially designed for what kids like and how they learn!  Math really CAN be fun and really CAN be easy to learn. 

Fun Brain Numbers  This site includes 17 original games based on soccer, car racing and much more Other games include Math Baseball, where a child can score runs with correct answers and Operation Order, where students can build pyramids with their knowledge of algebra.

H.I.P. Pocket Change      U.S. Mint website for students

Illuminations   from the The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

IXL  Fee Membership Site  Practice makes perfect, and IXL makes math practice fun. With unlimited math questions in more than 1,000 topics, students improve their skills and confidence and always have new challenges to meet.

Johnny's Math Page   Interactive math tools and activities for kids and their teachers
Math Cats  fun interactive math projects, math games, math art and crafts, math writing contests, math story problems, even a magic chalkboard!  interactive games 

Teach R Kids Math  some free activities

Toy Theater  Toy Theater is a collection of early learning activities to be used as another tool in the teachers toolbox. An eclectic "Theater" of learning toys, Toy Theater is a safe place to play and learn.


Social Studies Resources

Continents and Oceans:

Famous Americans:  
    Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Reference Sites:
Science Resources
Animal Guide from Monteray Bay Aquarium
BrainPop Jr. Science   Logon info -  username: qesch  Password: pop
Cool Science for Kids   from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Ology   from the American Museum of Natural History
Pebble Go   Logon info...  username: queensbury     password: library


Area Museums and Community Events

Adirondack Museum    Blue Mountain Lake, NY

The Baseball Hall of Fame    Cooperstown, NY

The Chapman Historical Museum   Glens Falls, NY

The Hyde Center  Glens Falls, NY

New York State Museum     Albany, NY

The Wild Center  Tupper Lake, NY
World Awareness Children's Museum    Glens Falls, NY

Site maintainer: 

Wendy Single

K-5 Educational Technologist and Third Grade Enrichment Teacher

Queensbury School District

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