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.
Spelling Rules Resource - A handy list of links to sites with spelling games, rules, guidelines and more.
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.
National Geographic Young Explorer - Classroom magazine for kindergarten and first grade.
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
Discovering The Titanic. WebQuest to accompany 4th Grade Houghton Mifflin Theme 1, Selection 3 story. Created by Kimberly Gunn from Fairmont School.
Celebrate 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.
Poetry 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
Houghton Mifflin Reading Kids' Place - Support materials for the Houghton Mifflin reading series used by Vacaville schools in grades K-6.
KidsSpell - Spelling activities for students and tools for teachers such as the ability to upload lists for students to use in games online.
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.
Rubistar - 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.
SNAP - Online card catalog for the Solano Public Library system
Songs for Teaching - Lyrics for songs to use in your classroom, categorized by school subject.
Reader's Theater- Children's author Aaron Shepard provides a variety of resources here, including scripts for young readers and guidelines for staging and performance.
SCORE Teacher Cyberguides: Online activites for core works of literature from SCORE (Schools of Cal. Online Resources for Teachers.)
Reader's Theater Resources from Busy Teachers Cafe.com
Great Writers and Poets -- Wonderful links to biographies and works of writers and poets
Authors on the Web -- links to authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.
Picture Dictionary - Click on any letter in the alphabet to go to a page with interesting words which begin with that letter.