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Activities For The Classroom

FunBrain.com
Find interactive, educational games (math and grammar) for children of all ages. Games include Math Baseball, Change Maker, and Wacky Tales.

National Wildlife Federation Kids Zone
Students can learn more about wildlife with these fun tips, games, and activities.

National Wildlife Federation - Let's Draw! Pages
Learn how to draw a variety of animals with these helpful instructions from the National Wildlife Federation.

National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat Program
Learn how to attract and support local wildlife by creating a Schoolyard Habitat.®

Classroom Resources

America’s Story from America's Library
The Library of Congress created this great interactive site for families and classrooms to learn more about the history of America. Meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, join America at play and more.

Barnes & Noble @ School
Discover educational resources for teachers, parents and students, including workbooks, educational toys, and more.

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
The Bulletin is a leading children’s book review journal for schools and public librarians. It provides concise summaries and critical evaluations to help you find the books you need.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC)
The CCBC is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, promoting, and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating, and publishing of Canadian books for young readers.

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
This site features a collection of book reviews for kids, ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

Children's Book Council (CBC)
The CBC promotes the use and enjoyment of children’s trade books and related materials and disseminates information about trade book publishing and is the official sponsor of Young People’s Poetry Week and National Children’s Book Week.

Discovery School
From the Education Department of the Discovery Channel, this section especially for teachers, provides lots of information including lesson plans for K-6.

Disney Educational Productions
Turn to Disney Educational Productions for award-winning classroom media that enhances learning and unlocks student creativity.

Education Place
Provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Education Place's resources include textbook support, professional development, intervention, author spotlight, wacky web tales, and bilingual resources.

Get Wild About Reading with Between the Lions on PBS
This PBS half-hour program airs daily and features a family of lions who run a library like no other on Earth. The doors “between the lions” swing open to reveal a magical place where characters pop off the pages of books, vowels sing, and words take on a life of their own. The programs mission is to help young children learn to read. Visit the website for show times or to read the stories online.

HarperCollins Children's Teacher Resources
Browse an alphabetical archive and download teaching and reading guides for HarperCollins Children's Books.

Internet Public Library Youth Division – Reading Zone
The Reading Zone is a little like the fiction section at a public library. You can find links to online stories and also learn more about your favorite books and authors.

Learning Page
This site provides free learning materials for the elementary classroom, including printable books,worksheets, activities and lesson plans from preschool – third grade.

PBS Teachers
PBS provides a variety of information including: TV for teachers, lesson plans and activities, and community information.

Professional Development
Provided by Houghton Mifflin, this website features current research articles, expert advice, and teacher resources to support professional growth in science, mathematics, reading, and language arts.

ReadWriteThink
Provided by the IRA and NCTE, this site provides educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.

Teachers.net
Find links and resources to teacher chatboards and chatrooms, lesson plan websites, advocate groups and more.

The Teacher’s Corner
This website offers reading lesson plans, activities, and games to increase reading skills and comprehension.

Teaching Pre-K-8
With free lesson plans, teaching ideas, activities, and articles, you can find hundreds of teaching resources that make your teaching easier and more effective.

Parent Participation

Parent Send Home Activities
Parent involvement is key to young children's growth and learning. Photocopy and send these activities, provided by Scholastic, home with your students for at-home learning.

Other Resources

Starting A Book Group
Starting a book group is a great way to encourage kids to read and discuss their comprehension of a book. Check out these ideas and resources to get you and your students started.