IRIS 4-5

Inspiring Responsible Intellectual Students!

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Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies (grades preK-5)

  • games, worksheets, lesson plans

IXL: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies (grades preK-12)

Stories Read Aloud by Famous People

Shel Silverstein Activities

  • games, activities, and more
  • practice becoming a poet...engaging and fun!
  • lessons, activities, & printables for teacher use
  • great for an author study or celebrating Poetry Month!

Cool Math! (grades 1-5)

  • games, lessons, quizzes, manipulatives, brain teasers

Math Playground (grades 1-6)

  • games, word problems, lesson videos

Ask Dr. Math

  • Have a math question? Dr. Math can answer anything!

For Parents:

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Knowledge is Power!

  • Learning and Attention issues
  • Working with your School
  • Friends, Family, & Feelings
  • Network with other Parents
  • ...and so much MORE!

ADHD information

  • Parenting strategies
  • Homework help
  • ...and much, much MORE!

Cool Math for Parents

Reading Tips

  • Reading activities
  • Information on Reading
  • How to help a struggling child
  • Information on early literacy, summer reading, and more!

For Teachers:

Explicit Instruction

  • Videos and information from Anita Archer

Universal Design for Learning

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Teaching strategies for both ELA & Math
  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and...

  • From basic info to more in depth info
  • Everything from classroom management to teaching strategies to...

Article on Teaching Students with ADHD

Tips for Teachers Video Series

  • ADHD tips & strategies
  • Executive Functioning Skills

Information on Special Education

  • Instructional Strategies
  • Assessments
  • Behavior & Classroom Management
  • Engaging Students in General Education Classroom
  • Technology
  • Lesson Plans & Printables
  • and much, much more...

Visualization Strategies

  • A great resource -- hover over each box for a different strategy

ELA, Math, & Science Master Teacher Lessons

Books to Read:

  • How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core

By James A. Bellanca, Robin J. Fogarty, Brian M. Pete

  • Explicit Instruction Effective and Efficient Teaching

By Anita L. Archer, Charles A. Hughes

  • Explicit Designed Instruction The Power of the Well-Crafted, Well-Taught Lesson

By John Hollingsworth, Silvia Ybarra

  • Differentiation for Real Classrooms

By Kathleen Kryza, Alicia Duncan, S. Joy Stephens

  • Mindset The New Psychology of Success

By Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D