Teacher Resources

Online Resources:

Heartland Area Education Agency (HAEA) provides free, quality digital resources for Des Moines Area schools. You will need our school's username and password to log into the databases. Please ask for this information from Mrs. Reister or your teacher.

Click on the online resources picture below to take you to the HAEA online resource page.

Book Activities, Read Aloud Books, and Author Resources

Storyline Online-Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books.

Bruce Hale Writing Tips-author of Clark the Shark and Class Pets shares his writing tips

Melinda Long-author of How I Became a Pirate reads her books and shares activities to do with her books.

Kate Messner-author of Ranger in Time and All the Right Answers has collect videos of various authors reading their books.

Scholastic Learn at Home-utilizes BookFlix to learn the difference between fiction and nonfiction and has activities to do with each of these resources.

Jarrett Krosoczka-author/illustrator of the Lunch Lady series has a daily drawing session and has many resources to go with his books. This author visited Sacred Heart a few years ago.

Jarrett Lerner-author of Enginerds shares variety of comic strips to finish or create. I am not familar with this author's books but they look interesting.

Grace Lin-author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon shares her books. She also has several activities related to her books and her Chinese heritage.

Lynda Mullaly Hunt-author of Fish in a Tree shares chapters from her books and her writing process.

Melissa Stewart-author of science nonfiction books shares her writing process. She also shares activities on similies, text features, verbs, and voice.

Mo Willems--author of Elephant and Piggie and Pigeon books has a fun webpage.

Storytime With Ryan & Craig-these two guys are hilarious in reading some very popular books.

Storytime from Space-astronauts read books from the International Space Station.

KidLit-read aloud books, drawing, storymakers, podcasts, book trailers, crafts and activities.

Professional resources for teachers:

Research Assist Google Form

This form below is designed for students and teachers who need a time to talk to Mrs. Reister about research questions.

Inquiry Research Pathways for Teachers

Ramps Inquiry Project - Sellers, Shekleton

Ramps and Pathways Inquiry

By: Denise Shekleton and Anne Sellers

Force and Motion Inquiry Guide

By: Joanna Frecking-Smith

Population Inquiry Guide

By: Dr. Karla Krueger
Bald Eagles K-5
Slide by Kerry LeWarne, TL at St. Francis Catholic School.

Non-fiction Bald Eagle Slides