Reading:

Resources:
Visuwords- online graphical dictionary- gives definitions, related words or concepts, and more
Reading is Fundamental- website that has tips and tricks to encourage good reading habits for students
**Teacher Tap** - website that has many links to authors and Illustrators for all levels of reading

Directory of Interactive Websites:
Reading Websites - Many websites for Reading and Language Arts skills

Instructional:
Best Practices Reading Strategies: a list of 20 reading strategies to assist teachers with authentic learning
Elementary Test Prep - Many different skills for Reading and Language Arts (very similar to Maryland VSCs)
Interactive Quizzes - The site has interactive quizzes for grades 3-5, & 8 in Reading & Language Arts
Kids' Lab - wonderful website for Reading skills (very similar to Maryland VSCs and Benchmarks)

Interactive Websites:
iknowthat.com - Great website for reading and language arts (and other content areas). You have to become a member but it is free.
PrimaryGames.com - Language Arts games for primary grades
Kaboose 1 - Reading games for ages 6 and up
Kaboose 2 - More reading games for ages 6 and up
Gameaquarium - tons of activities
FunBrain - activities for reading and other content areas

Interactive Graphic Organizers:
Graphic Organizers- over 15 graphic organizers in pdf format
Animal Graphic Organizer - 4 types of graphic organizers to study animals that you can choose from and you can print out a copy.
Compare & Contrast Graphic Organizer - Three different types of organizers to choose from and you can print it out a copy.
Drama Mapping - Graphic organizer for character map, conflict map, resolution map, and setting map
Shape book patterns - from Education Place (36 different shapes from food to animals to clothes to rainbows and more

Skills:
Comprehension Interactice Activity - many comprehension skills and links
Story Elements - Cinderella Interactive story with practice on story elements
Setting, Characters, & Plot - study zone - tutorials and practice
Plot, Setting, Theme - study zone - tutorials and practice
Compare & Contrast - a tutorial on how to compare and contrast objects, gives definitions, and examples of graphic organizers
Character Traits - make your own character trading cards that can be printed
Poetry - understanding poetry, rhyming dictionary, lessons, podcasts, and much more.
Context Clues - Be a detective and help find Grandma's lost hat by using context clues
Graphic Organizers- many different printable graphic organizers in pdf format
Non-Fiction Text- choose the correct parts to make a non-fiction text
Reading Poetry- read some poems and answer questions about the poems
Following Directions - gather your materials and then start following directions to see what you make
Salmon Challenge - take this quiz to see if you can help your adoptive salmon make it through the life cycle.
Salmon Life Cycle - very funny but cute youtube video on the life cycle of the salmon


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