Resources

Many of these sites and links have mulitple resources listed inside the link. Please take time to view, browse, copy or add links and resources as you can:

Resources by Content Area

REF: http://morethanenglish.edublogs.org/resources/weblinks/

Multilingual Glossaries Sorted by Subject Area and Language. Prepared by the NY State Education Department, these glossaries are available in many languages and cover the basic subject areas taught from elementary school through high school.

 

English Language Arts

Dictionaries: English dictionary, Etymology, Spanish/English, Thesaurus, Idioms, Thai/English

Free worksheets K-12: English for Everyone has everything you need from first grade spelling, to analogies, to reading comprehension. Easy to navigate and very comprehensive!

 

 

Reading and Literacy

Online stories in Spanish: It’s wonderful to be able to read in two languages!

  • Los Bloguitos: Stories, poems, riddles,      picctures, and much more.
  • Mis Cositas:      Illustrated stories from Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico.

Online stories in Spanish and English (and other languages):

  • Reading      is Fundamental: Listen to simple stories read aloud in Spanish      or English, while reading the words.
  • International      Children’s Digital Library: Find books organized in      categories such as language, age, theme, etc.
  • Tumble Books:      Listen to (or project) an extensive selection of books in English and      Spanish read aloud while the reader tracks highlighted words. You can even      organize your favorite books in collections. This site is sponsored by      Dare County Public Libraries. You will need to enter Username: dare      library and Password: libra in the upper righthand corner of the screen.

Student Practice Sites:

  • ABC ya: Fun games and activities for      grades K-5 for practicing reading, spelling, writing, and word processing      skills
  • Starfall: A free site for young      readers beginning with letter recognition and sounds, progressing to      simple leveled readers combined with activities.

Avenues Correlations K-5:

General Teacher Resources:

  • Leveled Book Lists: Help your students find      “just right” books by grade level, reading level, author, or title.
  • ReadWriteThink: Strategies, interactives,      lesson plans, and more for Grades K-12.
  • e-Books for Your Kindle: You don’t just have      to get books for your Kindle from Amazon. This list of resources came from      Askville.amazon.com.
  • Lessons      from Read Works for teaching specific      comprehension skills and concepts, organized by concept (from Author’s      Purpose to Vocabulary in Context and everything in-between), Lexile, and      grade level (K-6), with specific alignment to Common Core reading      standards. This free site offers easy to follow lesson plans, materials to      download, and specific book lists with Lexile levels. Includes over 1000 nonfiction passages.

Writing

  • Storybird:      Select from an extensive variety of artwork for your illustrations, then      insert the story into the textboxes. Your students can write their own      stories or they can work collaboratively and dictate to you. Either way      the result is impressive. For a small fee, you can download the book and      print it in various sizes.
  • Little      Bird Tales: Students can create, illustrate (either with      original drawings or by uploading images), and record themselves reading      their creation. For a small fee, you can download the video clip.
  • Super      Lame Comics: Upload photos or images from the web and add      speech bubbles. Use it to teach conversational skills or to help students      imagine what someone might have said in a particular situation.

 

 

Science

Hands On Science Activities:

  • Science Toolkit from      UNC Morehead Science and Planetarium Center. Activities for elementary,      middle, and high school. Use them on your own or plan a spring Science Festival with      their help.

Recommended nonfiction books for children: Science Communication Awards; Sibert Informational Book Medal; Literature for Science and Math K-12; Notable Social Studies Trade Books K-8; Orbis Pictus Award Outstanding Nonfiction for Children; Outstanding Science Trade Books K-12

Science passages from ReadWorks: Sorted by grade level K-6. You need to create a FREE account to access these and over 1000 other nonfiction passages.

 

 

Social Studies

American History: America in Class® provides primary and secondary sources (including collections of historical documents, literary texts, and works of art), lesson plans (including key questions and essential understandings), and online seminars to promote the analytical skills for English language arts and literacy in history and social studies:

  • identifying      and evaluating textual evidence,
  • determining      central ideas,
  • understanding      the meanings of words,
  • comprehending      the structure of a text,
  • recognizing      an author’s point of view, and
  • interpreting      content presented in diverse media, including visual images.

General Teacher Resources:

  • Stop Bullying: Help      your students understand what bullying is and they can to to protect      themselves. This site has specific suggestions for teachers, videos, and      many other resources.

 

 

Math

Vocabulary Online: Review math vocabulary with easy to understand illustrations, organized by grade level. Or use this illustrated math dictionary which includes on-line practice. English Spanish math dictionary.

Vocabulary Flashcards and Word Walls K-7 and Secondary: Three part cards with word, word & illustration, word & illustration & friendly definition: Math Vocab Word Wall Ideas; K math vocab cards; 1st math vocab cards A-L, 1st math vocab cards M-Z; 2nd math vocab cards A-L, 2nd math vocab cards M-Z; 3rd math vocab cards A-L, 3rd math vocab cards M-Z; 4th math vocab cards A-L, 4th math vocab cards M-Z; 5th math vocab cards A-L, 5th math vocab cards M-Z; 6th math vocab cards A-L, 6th math vocab cards M-Z; 7th math vocab cards A-M; 7th math vocab cards N-Z; Secondary math vocab cards A-L, Secondary math vocab cards M-Z. Vocabulary Development Strategies (Kudos to Granite Schools, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Math Charts: Colored, notebook sized mini-charts make perfect reference guides for students: numbers, operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, beginning algebra, data and statistics, probability, geometry, measurement, time, money, symbols and notation, blackline masters.

Math facts: Fluency is critical for ELLs. It builds confidence and allows them to focus on the academic vocabulary and multi-step instructions. Xtra Math is a free site where you can customize daily ten minute practice for your students and follow their progress.

Math Flash cards: Mini addition flash cards Mini subtraction flash cards Mini multiplication flash cards Mini division flash cards

Times tables: Create random times tables with missing blanks, great for fluency practice.

Free worksheets:

  • Create      your math aids from simple subtraction to      secondary geometry and algebra. This site lets you choose the number of      problems per page, and comes up with a new selection of problems every      time you click on “create.” It is better than some of the sites I have      paid for!
  • Math Fact Cafe has free printable math worksheets      organized by grade level and skill. The time and money      sheets are great and quick to generate.

Fractions: Interactive visual fraction tools from Conceptua Math

Math practice sites:

  • ixl math: For free, students do 20 practice      problems for discrete math skills, by category and grade level. The      problems per category change each time a student logs in. Excellent      visuals and explanations for wrong answers.
  • Xtra      Math: Set up your students on this free website to practice      math facts ten minutes a day with an automatic student rotation schedule      built in. Beginning with an initial assessment, the program automatically      adjusts to each student’s fluency in addition, subtraction,      multiplication, and division. A class report is automatically generated      and emailed to the teacher each week.
  • Math      is Fun: Free site with easy to follow language, illustrated      dictionary, fun guided practice, and worksheets (both online and      printable). Categories include: numbers, algebra, geometry, data, measure, puzzles, games, dictionary, worksheets.
  • Geometer: Free dynamic      geometry program that allows you to draw and modify euclidean geometry      figures.

Math classroom videos: Inside Mathematics has a library of videos demonstrating teaching to the Common Core, organized by grade level and subject, along with other resources.

Correlation of Excel Math to Common Core Standards: K Excel CC, 1st Excel CC, 2nd Excel CC, 3rd Excel CC, 5th Excel CC, 5th Excel CC NOTE: Students learn math differently in Latin America. This paper compares operations and notations from subtraction to algebra.

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