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
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
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:
- WIDA – Avenues Correlation
- Common Core ELA – Avenues Correlation
- Essential Standards Avenues Correlations (based on Dare County Schools Curriculum Maps)
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.
- Language Arts:
- NC DPI ESL, can also refer to L.A. on same site
- Everything from ABC’s to upper elementary grades
- One reference for ESL language sites:
- ESL writing resources, from early education to writing resumes
- Writing guides to typing help and much more
- The Owl at Purdue
- Reading, Writing and Teaching Poetry in the ESL classroom
- Dave’s Café, an ESL based site for people around the world
- One example of Acrostic poem lessons for ESL
- Journaling/Notebook Writing:
- Study and Research
- About.com, Process Writing and links
- Journal writing in adult ESL: Improving practice through reflective writing
- Personal Writing / Memoir:
- Middle School
- Narrative Writing Strategies
- Writer’s Tips: writing personal memoirs
- Multigenre Writing:
- Multigenre Report Writing: ESL Students
- Ideas and activities
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Times tables: Create random times tables with missing blanks, great for fluency practice.
- 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.