Teacher Resources

The following list contains useful websites for teachers and students. Teachers, if there is a specific skill or idea you are looking for, just let me know! I’d be happy to do the research to find a website for you. Happy Reading!

Reading Resources: Sites for Teachers

Awesome Library
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/
Contains links to 3,700+ reviewed Internet resources for kids, teens, parents, teachers, librarians and more. Resources can be searched by topic, author, subject, area of interest, job title and more. There are even quick links to “hot topics” located at the bottom of the page for easy site navigation!

Education.com

http://www.education.com
Teachers can sign up for a free account to the site which contains lots of graphic organizers and comprehension passages. If you have access to an iPad or iPods, the “Educational App Reviews” are very helpful!

Family Learning UK

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/
Lots of interactive/educational games for kids– ranging from high frequency word practice to math fact flashcards and games can be found on this site. One small word of precaution is that it is a British site, so some of the pronunciations may be a little different than students are used to in games that talk to kids.

Florida Center for Reading Research
http://www.fcrr.org/
This site is very beneficial for teachers!  The templates are all free to download and use! You can search by grade level or skill.

Kids Know It Network
http://www.kidsknowit.com/
This website has links to Common Core and also free educational posters for teachers.

MES-English
http://www.mes-english.com/
Lots of free printables for teachers in a wide range of educational literacy skills can be found on this website. It also has free videos (great for ESL or primary grades) and links to numerous other sites.

Read, Write, Think
http://www.readwritethink.org/
RWT has activities, lesson plans, and even templates that are all free. You can search by grade level, grade band, or skill. This website is also very parent-friendly.

Reading Rockets
http://www.readingrockets.org/
This website contains reading strategies, topics, and tons of answers to FAQs. The “Author and Illustrator Interviews” under the “Children’s Books” section are great!

Spelling City

http://www.spellingcity.com/
Interactive learning games related to spelling, word meaning, and writing practice can be found by visiting this website. Teachers also have the ability to upload weekly spelling or vocabulary lists so students can practice from home!

Storyline Online
http://www.storylineonline.net/
Many stories are read by Screen Actors Guild members on this site. This website is great for projecting on a SMARTBoard, finding extra resources for a story, or giving as a resource for parents at home.

Super Teacher Worksheets
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/
This website has some free worksheets that are categorized by grade level. Unfortunately, some worksheets can only be viewed if you become a member. It’s worth checking out if you haven’t before!

Tools for Educators
http://www.toolsforeducators.com
Make a wordsearch, crossword puzzle, BINGO board, board game, dice, and more for free! You can enter in whatever terms/icons you’d like to use.

We Give Books
http://www.wegivebooks.org/
By signing up for a free account, you have access to a variety of books that you can share with your students.

Turtle Diary
http://www.turtlediary.com/
This website is great for Pre-K through 2nd grades. It has a variety of educational activities and games sorted by grade level or subject area. There are also puzzles, stories, experiments, and more!

Twisty Noodle
http://www.twistynoodle.com
Geared towards early elementary grades, this site contains coloring pages, worksheets, and more.

Kids Create: Sites for Kids at School

Glogster
http://www.glogster.com/
Glogster allows teachers to create a free account to monitor student use. Then, students can use this account to create an online poster. It can be used as a different way to have students present information.  It might be a neat idea for older kids to use for a book report or other project!

Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/
This website allows students to construct word clouds.  You can emphasize certain words by making them appear larger.

ToonDoo
http://www.toondoo.com
This website allows students to create their own comics for free. It could be used to go along with a lesson on dialogue or point of view.