Teacher/Parent Resources

 
Listed below are resources that may provide support and/or enrichment in a variety of curricular areas.

Also included are some Websites that will provide information related to the Common Core Standards.
 


Cross Curricular Resources

 
Contains numerous interactive activities that address a variety of curricular areas
 


 
Digital Scholastic News
 
Provides digital editions of Scholastic News, accessible by grade level; also contains videos, skill builders, and other activities
(access to magazines may require username/password from your classroom teacher)



 Discovery Education
 
Contains videos, video clips, images, and clip art images to enhance the learning experience;  students may log in with the username ha-student and password student; staff may contact their media specialist for specific educator username and password



  

Fact Monster
 
 

 An electronic database for reference and research

 
Grolier Online Kids

Online databases containing searchable information in encyclopedia articles, magazines, and Websites

  

 
KidsClick!
 
Allows for searching a variety of topics in kid-friendly terms

Book Flix

 Collection of age-appropriate databases providing reliable resources for students;  also provides links to recommended Websites for both parents and children


 
 
Saline District Library
 
Offers remote access to databases, library catalog, Internet resources, and youth services

Scholastic Computer Lab Favorites


50 one-stop learning activities; 15-30 minutes each
  

 
Scholastic:  The Stacks
 
Contains information about books, authors, and reading in general


Scootpad
 
 
Allows students the opportunity to practice all of the Common Core standards for math and reading; students can one through the standards at their own pace and teachers/parents can modify the content to meet the needs of specific students
(some content requires a subscription)

   



Literacy Resources


Book Flix
 
Provides a way to link fact and fiction by pairing classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles

 

 

BookHive
 

Provides a comprehensive guide to children's literature

Drop Everything and Read



Contains a compilation of favorite read-aloud titles
 

 ETTC
 
Contains instant poetry forms - available through the Educational Technology Training Center of New Jersey

GigglePoetry  

 
Provides several different activities for both reading and writing poetry
 
Guys Read 
 
Provides book lists and suggested titles of specific interest to boys
 
International Children's Digital Library 

Contains a vast collection of books from all around the world; may search by country as well as by language
 
IXL Learning
 
Provides comprehensive, standards-aligned language arts practice for grades 2-4; includes links with information related to Common Core State Standards

KidsReads

Features a vast book database, articles, author news and links, and numerous booklists
 
Reading A-Z 
 
Provides online teaching materials for the elementary classroom, such as printable worksheets, activities and lesson plans; contact  your building media specialist for username/password information

 
ReadKiddoRead

 
Contains numerous lists of books organized by genre and age level; created by best-selling author James Patterson 

  
ReadWriteThink
 
Contains printable and online activities, projects, and tools to support curriculum at different grade levels
 
 Scholastic Book Wizard

 
Assists in locating books for specific reading/comprehension levels; also provides author studies, booktalks, and videos

  
Spelling City
 
Contains games and activities to teach and reinforce spelling and vocabulary
 
Storyline Online
 
Streams video programs featuring famous people reading children's books aloud
  
TumbleBooks

 
Offers an online collection of animated, talking picture books; login may be required but is available through many public libraries
 

Vocabulary A-Z
 
Provides hundreds of customized vocabulary lessons related to parts of speech, high frequency words, Dolch sight words, etc.; contact your building media specialist for username/password information (which is not the same as the Reading A-Z information)

   


Math Resources

Arcademic Skill Builders
 
Includes many different math games; some may require screen names in order to play

 

 
IXL Learning
 
Provides comprehensive, standards-aligned math practice for K-12 students; includes links with information related to Common Core State Standards



K-5 Math Teacher Resources
 
Provides an extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

  

Mathwire

Includes links to online activities, game files to print, and many activities that integrate math into other subjects; home page changes each month to focus on special days and events that happen during that month; organized according to National Math Standards

 
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives


Affords a plethora of math activities organized by topics as well as grade levels
(requires specific system plug-ins to work properly) 

   


Science/Social Studies Resources

KidsBiology.com
 
Provides for a study of life on Earth; organized by grade levels

 

 
Peep and the Big Wide World
 
Models science inquiry skills and stimulates curiosity through activities, music, and videos


Pledge of Allegiance
 

 
Provides words to the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance
  
Preamble to the Constitution
(SchoolHouse Rock)

 
Presents a YouTube video of classic SchoolHouse Rock

Mrs. Peplinski's Spanish Page

 
Contains games, videos, and related resources to support the new foreign language curriculum
  
San Diego Zoo Kids
 
Presents wildlife-related facts, articles, pictures, videos, and more


Technology Resources




Provides ongoing staff support related to integration of technology into the curriculum; created and maintained by SAS Instructional Technology Department 

 

 

MDE Curriculum and Instruction Standards
 

Provides links to Michigan content standards and benchmarks 


Michigan Educational Technology Standards for Students

 


Provides an explanation of Michigan Educational Technology Standards as aligned with a 21st Century Framework
 
 
National Educational Technology Standards for Students


 
Provides standards for learning and teaching in the digital age; established by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
 
Remind 101


Provides a safe way for teachers to text message or email students and parents without needing to know their phone number and without having to give their phone number out

   

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Peggy McEvoy,
Mar 3, 2014, 1:10 PM