Annenberg Learner Annenberg Learner’s multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Learner videos exemplify excellent teaching.
Internet 4 Classrooms This resource provides nearly endless supply of resources for almost any skill. It is arranged by grade level, subject matter and skill.
Vocabulary Spelling City Spelling City is dedicated to helping students, teachers, parent-teachers, and school systems. It is an award-winning site with on-going introduction of new features, many based on input from existing users. Their mission: efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list.
Building Language for Literacy (from Scholastic) This resource is geared toward Pre-K and Kindergarten students using games to promote and enhance literacy. This program does come with a Teacher’s Guide.
Create-a–Reader The create-a-reader on line literacy exercises, listed on the main create-a-reader website, is a comprehensive literacy program that combines traditional techniques with recent advances in technology, linguisticts, and psychology. The exercises easily integrate into existing literacy curriculum and classroom schedule. The complete curriculum includes software, manuals, and workbooks. The online literacy software contains an internal diagnostic module easily accessible by instructors.
ABC Ya These educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the sight words, spelling, storybooks, addition and subtraction, place value, money, art, music, holidays and much more.
Literacy Center It is our mission to design inspiring, beautiful, and engaging learning activities for preschool-age children. Through a unique methodology, we encourage playful learning of home languages and strategic mapping between the home language and English. It is our goal to empower parents and teachers of Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and English Language Learners (ELLs) with free education games, activities, and learning tools.
Getting Students Connected This resource has a multitude of resources for subject areas for Grades K-7.
Children’s Literature is organized by author’s last name. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please use the search box. A resource may be included in the YA section or in Children’s Lit (general).
Reading Rockets Have a question about teaching reading and writing? You can probably find a well-researched answer to it on the Reading Rockets site. Spend some time watching professional development videos by education experts, and gather tips to better serve children with disabilities and English Language Learners. You will also find book lists, author interviews, and lesson ideas.
ReadWriteThink Use this site when you have a very specific amount of time to fill. Read Write Think has ideas that range in length from 5-minute writing prompts that can kick off an assignment to multi-week units. The calendar activities section is packed with ways to tie your reading and writing lessons to seasons, notable people, and multicultural holidays.
Random House Kids – Featuring Books, Activities, Games and more all surrounding your favorite Characters from Random House Books! This is a great way to make books come alive for little ones!
Illuminations The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics provides this site with lesson plans, online games, and brainteasers. The lesson plans include Common Core standards, assessments, and links to related lessons. Fair warning: If you start reading the brainteasers, you might find it hard to stop.
Inside Mathematics Check out the “problems of the month” section for questions meant to get students to think deeply about math. There are also assessments for second through fifth grades, all tied to Common Core standards. The site offers teaching support with example videos of successful classroom lessons.
K-5 Math Teaching Resources You will find hundreds of math games and activities here that are ready to be printed for your students. This site shines in explaining the many ways you can integrate math in your classroom, with sections on math journals, math centers, and mental math.
Soft Schools You will find material on all of the core subjects here, including a comprehensive math section. The math worksheets are organized by topic and can be printed. Students can use the free games without registration.
Discovery Education Need some fresh ideas quickly? Discovery Education offers free lesson plans in every core subject area. The plans come with an activity, evaluation tools, a list of vocabulary words, and links to academic standards. Sign up for one of the virtual field trips, which allow your students to see new places and hear expert speakers via video.
PBS Learning Media You’re probably aware of the dozens of education shows on PBS. Now you can easily find clips from those shows to share with students, along with support activities and links to academic standards. You can search by grade and subject matter.
Smithsonian Education This is a great site for teachers who want to dig deeply into a subject. Find lesson plans in all of the core subjects, along with historical documents and photographs. Your students can even watch interviews with researchers who work for the Smithsonian. Check out the “field trips” tab for ways to enrich off-campus journeys.
The Learning Network The New York Times produces this blog that offers lesson plans tied to stories in the news. Categories include the core subjects, along with topics such as economics, health, and journalism. Check for age-appropriateness because the blog offers content for students from third grade through high school. And, yes, there are crossword puzzles.
ArtsEdge This site, associated with The Kennedy Center, shows how art, music, dance, and history can be incorporated in classroom lessons. The site includes thorough lesson plans with links to videos.
Denver Art Museum Creativity Resource for Teachers The museum provides lesson plans based on art from its collection. Search for ideas by grade level, culture, and skill. Many of the lessons include videos and links to other learning resources.
Teachnology If you need breadth, this is the website for you. Teachnology has lesson plans, worksheets, and a bundle of other resources on a range of subjects, including music, physical education, art, and drama.
I-Pads – in School LiveBinder
Common Core Standards
Common Core Worksheets
English Worksheet Land This resource is created by 17 teachers. The work is directly created in response to the English Language Arts Common Core Standards. Each section, grade level, and topic is aligned to the Core Standards.
StoryOnline.net The Screen Actors Guild foundation is proud to bring the Storyline Online, an on-line streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children’s books aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.
Giggle Poetry – Fun poetry site for kids
Jan Brett – Child author’s website
Early Childhood Literacy Center – free, professionally-designed, education material to preschool-age children
Starfall.com — a free public service to teach children to read with phonics
Professor Garfield.org – fun and educationally sound interactive activities and games where kids like to play — on the Internet — supplemented with standards-based resources for teachers, parents and mentors.
Accelerated Reader Book Finder