English K-5

Generic Tools

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Website
Description
http://abcya.com
K-5 games sorted by grade level
http://tenkely.org/Home.html
An assortment of reading/writing games and tools sorted by grade level
http://typewith.me/fTozAaPmrf
Multiple users can write/edit on the same document
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/
7 ways to publish documents online (create your own classroom magazine)
http://4me.sweetsearch.com/
A search tool for students
http://googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/
Google Lit Trips for Young Readers (using Google Earth)
http://www.readwritethink.org
An excellent reading/writing tool with many interactive games for students
http://reading.pppst.com/index.html
Tons of free reading & writing powerpoints and activities for kids
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/
Literacy games - writing, grammar, punctuation, words, and spelling
http://www.seussville.com/#games
Play games, design books, and make your own Dr. Seuss character
http://www.wegivebooks.org/
A free online library of childrens books; for each book you read online a print book is donated to charity!

Tools By Grade Level

Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Standard
Website
Description
Vocabulary Development
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool http://taggalaxy.de/ http://www.thekidzpage.com/learninggames http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games
-Animal alphabet game -A visually appealing way to explore word relationships -Match pictures to words game -A variety of grammar and word games
Beginning Reading
http://www.lil-fingers.com/storybooks/index.php http://www.roythezebra.com/guided-reading-story http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/ http://www.smories.com/
-Interactive stories with audio -Guided reading stories -A collection of free audio books -Original stories written and read by kids (videos)
Phonics
http://progressivephonics.com/ http://www.mrthorne.com/ http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom http://www.kinderwebgames.com/a.html
-An in-depth phonics program for educators -Learn phonics with free, kid-friendly videos -ABC concentration game -Word families (construct a word game) -Letter identification game (with audio)
Writing
http://storybird.com/ http://www.readwritethink.org/files
-Students can create online stories in a virtual book -Simple comic strip creator tool
Questioning, Listening & Contributing
http://primarywall.com/
-Allows students to post thoughts/comments
Reading Comprehension


2nd & 3rd Grade
Standard
Website
Description
Vocabulary Development
http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games http://taggalaxy.de/ http://www.smories.com/
-Grammar, Spelling & other simple games -Animated grammar tutorial (nouns, verbs, adj) -A variety of grammar and word games -A visually appealing way to explore word relationships -Original stories written and read by kids (videos)
Literary Text
http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/ http://youarewhatyouread.scholastic.com/kids http://storytimeforme.com/series
-Fictional mystery game - students can learn about plot & more -A collection of free audio books -Interactive website with kid-friendly books -Watch and hear stories being read and create your own story
Writing
http://www.kerpoof.com/ http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com http://storybird.com/ http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop http://www.thestorystarter.com/jr.htm http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/ http://kids.magpogames.com/playonline.cfm http://www.readwritethink.org/files
-Write & design a story -Students can write stories inspired by their adventures -Students can create online stories in a virtual book -Inspired picture writing (drag and drop words over pictures) -Provides students with a variety of first lines for their stories -Random writing prompt generator -Create stories/poems using magnetic poetry -Simple comic strip creator tool
Questioning, Listening & Contributing
http://corkboard.me/ http://primarywall.com/
-A corkboard with post-it notes - great for group work, discussions, etc.. -Allows students to post thoughts/comments on kid-friendly bulletin board
Reading Comprehension
http://www.toonuniversity.com/quiz.asp http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames
-Students read a short story and fill out an interactive quiz -Reading comprehension games
4th & 5th Grade
Standard
Website
Description
Vocabulary Development
http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary-games.htm http://www.wordia.com/ http://www.visuwords.com http://www.thekidzpage.com/freekidsgames http://www.smories.com/ http://www.vocabulary.co.il/fourth-grade
-Grammar, Spelling & other simple games -Noun, adverb, adjective, & verb quizzes -A dictionary with videos -Online graphical dictionary and thesaurus -Word games (word search, word scramble, etc...) -Original stories written and read by kids (videos) -A variety of vocabulary building games
Literary Text
http://www.funbrain.com/brain http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/ http://www.winterstail.com/ http://youarewhatyouread.scholastic.com/kids
-e-Books for kids -A collection of free audio books -An interactive website telling a heartwarming story -Interactive website with kid-friendly books
Writing (imaginative & expository)
http://www.kerpoof.com/ http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop http://www.brucevanpatter.com/what_if_questions http://www.thestorystarter.com/jr.htm http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/ http://kids.magpogames.com/playonline.cfm http://www.readwritethink.org/files
-Write & design a story -Students can write stories inspired by their adventures -Inspired picture writing (drag and drop words over pictures) -What-If Questions to help students start writing -Provides students with a variety of first lines for their stories -Random writing prompt generator -Create stories/poems using magnetic poetry -Simple comic strip creator tool
Writing (revision)
http://lightningbug.com.au/index.htm
Helps students through the writing cycle
Discussion
http://corkboard.me/
A corkboard with post-it notes - great for group work
Media
http://zimmertwins.com/movie/
Make a Movie (animate characters)
Reading Comprehension
http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.asp http://www.mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames.html http://www.wartgames.com/themes/reading/reading http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english
-Note-taking/outline-making tool to help students understand text -Graphic organizer (word web) tool for students -Stories with reading comprehension quizzes -Reading comprehension games -A variety of reading comprehension games and activities -Stories, activities, games, and quizzes
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