Communication is important in everything we do, have your students try this fun, interactive site to learn about communicating via posters, newspapers, or comics. In the Poster section, they'll watch a movie trailer, learn the about the parts of a poster, and then create their own poster for the movie. In the Newspaper section, they'l watch a news broadcast, learn the parts of a newspaper, and create their own newspaper. In the Comics section, kids view three examples of comic strips, learn about the parts of a comic strip, and create their own comic strip. Projects can be previewed and printed when done.
Looking for a great book to read this summer?
This website can help your students find the perfect one. Just choose your grade level, select a level of difficulty, and decide whether you want fiction or nonfiction. Then click all the subjects you love to read about, and let the book generator find a list of books that you will enjoy. Click on each book for a short description or print your list to take with you to the library or bookstore. With this book generator, you will have lots of ideas for books to read this summer, each chosen especially for you.
Don't let the academic enrichment rest this summer! Reading Bear presentations provide fantastic, visually-appealing, interactive practice opportunities in the area of phonics rules. This module
features a review of words that contain various short vowels. Links are available where you can actually hear words; try to sound out words on your own; experience audio flashcards; view silent flashcards; hear sentences read aloud; and read sentences silently.
Do you like solving mystery stories or doing magic tricks? “Kids Mysteries” is a perfect website for you! You'll read mini-mysteries and see if you can solve them. Then you can check how your solutions compare with others. On this website mystery lovers can solve mysteries, read scary stories, and learn magic tricks. It also offers free lesson plans and units featuring spelling, reading, and writing, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving using mystery stories.
This highly interactive site pro
vides descriptions for each form of intelligence, including kinesthetic, logical, intrapersonal, visual/spatial, linguistic, interpersonal, musical and naturalistic. After reading about each form of learning, take the interactive quiz to discover your greatest and least effective learning styles. This will better equip you to understand your individual style of learning.
Share this musical tale of the sun and the moon with your young students. Listen to how much they miss each other while the other is in the sky, but their friendship carries on as they dream of each other. This meaningful story explores the power of dreams, and how opposites attract.
Need an end of the year novel enrichment study for
To Kill a Mockingbird? This Common Core-aligned unit
will engage students in a comparative study of the 1930's Scottsboro Boys to Harper Lee's fictional masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Students will participate in a deep character study, mock trial, analysis of the real-life court case, analysis of the To Kill a Mockingbird case and essay writing. Best of all it is all packaged neatly under the mandates of The Common Core Standards.
We are all so technology savvy that a "new" alphabet song added to our digital, visual library is a must for early education. If you are you looking for another way to visually and musically teach the alphabet check out "You're Adorable". It shows each letter of the alphabet with flashing pictures and words to accompany each image to help students with phonemic awareness.
Need a one-stop to the complete works of William Shakespeare? Check out this user-friendly format at the Open Source Shakespeare. With special features like a concordance, keyword searches, advanced searches, side-by-side sonnet comparisons and more, this site
makes it easy to find anything you need throughout Shakespeare’s complete body of works
This site features a variety of books from around the globe that you can pull up in a blink of an eye. International Children's Digital Library makes children's classics accessible in many different languages. If you are looking for a way to introduce global themes, the this site is your answer! This example features the story of Little Red Riding Hood in English but can be translated into Italian, Spanish, Farsi, and Persian. Once you've flipped through Little Red Riding Hood try out some of the other classics to inspire your students!
Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.