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Reading Resources on the Web

SLIMEkids - features a collection of book trailers (videos) and language-arts related activities. SLIMEkids is an acronym for School LIbrary MEdia KIDS.

WWW link Spelling Rules Resource - A handy list of links to sites with spelling games, rules, guidelines and more.

WWW link The Story Chick - Original short stories (most are one-page) for grades 2-8 to print in pdf. Each story includes quiz questions. Writing prompts and other language activities available on the site.

WWW link National Geographic Young Explorer - Classroom magazine for kindergarten and first grade.

WWW link Literactive - Online reading materials and phonic activities for pre-school, kindergarten and grade 1 students. Materials are available for free, but registration is required.

Pathfinder Links to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men A page of Internet resources to accompany the book

WWW link Discovering The Titanic. WebQuest to accompany 4th Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 1, Selection 3 story. Created by Kimberly Gunn from Fairmont School.

WWW linkCelebrate the 50th birthday of Cat In the Hat. Named Project 236 in honor of Seuss and the 236 words of Cat In the Hat, the site has various activities to support Read Across America Day, March 2.

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linkPoetry 180 - A poem a day for American high schools. This site provides an easy way to introduce poetry to your students on a regular basis, with all poems selected specifically for a high school audience

WWW linkHoughton Mifflin Reading Kids' Place - Support materials for the Houghton Mifflin reading series used by Vacaville schools in grades K-6.

WWW link KidsSpell - Spelling activities for students and tools for teachers such as the ability to upload lists for students to use in games online.

WWW link Starfall - The Starfall learn-to-read website is primarily designed for first grade students to interest them in reading through games, read-aloud activities and more.

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linkRubistar - Create a Rubric - a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. It's also available in Spanish.

WWW link SNAP - Online card catalog for the Solano Public Library system

WWW link Songs for Teaching - Lyrics for songs to use in your classroom, categorized by school subject.

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linkReader's Theater- Children's author Aaron Shepard provides a variety of resources here, including scripts for young readers and guidelines for staging and performance.

WWW link SCORE Teacher Cyberguides: Online activites for core works of literature from SCORE (Schools of Cal. Online Resources for Teachers.)

WWW linkReader's Theater Resources from Busy Teachers Cafe.com

WWW linkThe Reader's Theater Guide for Students and Teachers

WWW linkReader's Theater Scripts and Plays

WWW linkThe WrightGroup

WWW linkChildren's Literature Web Guide

WWW linkGreat Writers and Poets -- Wonderful links to biographies and works of writers and poets

WWW linkAuthors on the Web -- links to authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.

WWW link Picture Dictionary - Click on any letter in the alphabet to go to a page with interesting words which begin with that letter.