http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/ - Jim Trelease's area of expertise is focused on the importance of reading-aloud to children. This site is suitable for parents of students from preschool to the higher grades. His site has book recommendations, book reviews, and relevant articles.
Literacy: Phonics, Reading, and Spelling Practice
http://www.readingrockets.org/ - This is a great website for parents. There are hundreds of free articles, strategies, and tips as well as informative links.
http://www.starfall.com - This site does a great job motivating children to read with phonics. It is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, and English language development (ELL, ESL).
http://www.gigglepoetry.com - This site is full of interesting information for the poetry fan! You can read poetry, write poems, play games, and learn about your favorite poets.
http://teacher.scholastic.com - Explore this site for many games featuring Clifford! Concentration Early Phonics Match up Game offers great practice for listening skills in order to identify specific sounds.
http://www.timeforkids.com - This fantastic website is similar to the actual magazine, but includes much more information. It has news polls taken by children, Kidscoops (interviews with celebrities), games, sports, entertainment new s, and homework helpers.
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ - This is one of the best websites that I have found that relates to relevant social studies topics. It is separated by grade level and offers a wide variety of topics about our country's history and the US government. Very child friendly! This is one of my favorites!
http://sni.scholastic.com/ - This website offers additional information to enhance our social studies curriculum...including fun games and activities.
Recently, a student doing research for a project on the US Government found her way to my website. Luckily, she was able to learn from the websites I have linked here. She and her teacher emailed me because she wanted to share a website she had found useful. So, here it is...Enjoy! http://www.congressforkids.net/index.htm - This website, Congress for Kids, is a great introduction to our federal government. Visitors can learn about The Constitution, citizenship, the branches of government, etc. You can even take some quick quizzes to see how much you have learned. It's a new favorite! I'm sending a special thank you to Sarah and her teacher Ms. Conner in Colorado Springs!