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 provide information related to the Common Core Standards.
 


Cross-Curricular Resources
 
ABCya.com


Contains numerous interactive activities that address a variety of curricular areas
    
 
Digital Scholastic News

Digital editions of Scholastic News, accessible by grade level; also contains videos, skill builders, and other activities; access may require teacher-issued classroom password

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

 
Fact Monster

 
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  of topics in kid-friendly terms
    



Michigan eLIbrary 
(MeL)

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 move 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

BookFlix
No sign in should be needed


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


Giggle Poetry

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 book lists
 
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; log in 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; may requirescreen 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 the 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

  
Mr. Adato's Spanish Page

Contains games, videos, and related resources to support the new foreign language curriculum


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 the YouTube video of classic SchoolHouse Rock
  
San Diego Zoo Kids

Presents wildlife-related facts, articles, pictures, videos, and more


Technology Resources

eLearning Lounge

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


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 e-mail students and parents without needing to know their phone number and without having to give their phone number out

  
Using the iPad Minis

iPad Mini Apps
 
Instructions on the use of the iPad minis, as well as instructions on specific apps