1. Download a language arts file: language arts
  2. http://www.raz-kids.com/ a reading library for primary students
  3. http://www.mrcoley.com/flashcards/ -- 5th grade flashcards, especially for Houghton-Mifflin reading series
  4. http://www.starfall.com-phonics and reading activities
  5. http://www.eduplace.com/tales/ mad lib activities
  6. www.abcteach.com/ teacher resources
  7. http://www.abcya.com/ short, fun games to play listed by grade level and type of game
  8. http://www.thedailycafe.com/ Great place to find reading resources including articles, videos, and documents. While some resources require a paid subscription to the site it's well worth the money.
  9. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/ Great activities to use with the SMART Board.
  10. Here is the link to Professor Garfield. It has great phonics and phonemic awareness games. http://www.professorgarfield.com/pgf_Intro.html
  11. Recommended website for poetry unit: http://www.poets.org/
  12. website for reference unit: www.refdesk.com
  13. http://www.smartboardlounge.com/languagearts/default.htm This website is great for primary grades to help teach spelling words.
  14. This website is great for smartboard presentations, activities, and games. I found one particular one of parts of speech that kids would enjoy! - www.theteachersguide.com
  15. This website has novel ideas for The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler.- [[http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/fris/fristg.htm
  16. Elementary teachers: www.mrs.perkins.com (Dolch list words and games, etc.),
  17. Elementary teachers: www.edhelper.com (includes Reader's Theatre)
  18. Elementary teachers: www.sheppardsoftware.com(parts of speech and punctuation)
  19. Diagramming sentence practice: http://drb.lifestreamcenter.net/Lessons/TS/diagram.htm
  20. http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker/index.cfm?campaign=flyout_teachers_puzzle is a site that allows teachers to generate various puzzles for free. It includes word searches, criss-crosses, double puzzles, math squares, mazes, cryuptograms, and more. It also has resources for administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Something for everyone-check it out.
  21. http://www.schooltimegames.com/language_arts.html Fun Language Arts games for students.
  22. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=2983 This site has several teacher tools. I like the graphic organizers for the interactive whiteboard and they are printable.
  23. Interactive literacy games - http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/content/games/literacy_menu.html
  24. Into the book is a reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers - http://reading.ecb.org/index.html -
    Use videos and activities to learn about and to practice eight reading comprehension strategies.
  25. ReadWriteThink - http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?resource_type=16 - reading and language arts virtual manipulatives for all grades
  26. Signed Stories - It’s got lots of great books to see in sign language and subtitles. http://www.signedstories.com/
  27. http://www.storylineonline.net/ - StoryLineOnline is a site where you can hear actors/actresses read stories.... i.e. Betty White reading "Harry the Dirty Dog". New stories are being added.
  28. http://www.meegenius.com/ - MeeGenius! Most books are for grades K-3 but can be enjoyed by a larger audience.

www.spellingcity.comHave fun on this site.
For those of you interested in spellingcity.com, you can go to the website and log in.
If you're not registered you will need to do that first. This sets up an account for you free! They will send you a password and user name to your e-mail address.
Once in, you will make a home page for your students. There is also a parent letter there that you can print out.
To add your spelling words to the list, go to the list management on the top right hand side of the screen; click on Create a New List.
Type in a list name for a description ( i.e. Unit 4 Adverbs).Type in your list; Click Save at the bottom of the screen.
They will then show you the list and sentences to use.
Edit words if necessary. Hit save again and the list is saved under your name and title you gave it.
I'm looking forward to getting my list in and using this. There are fun games you can do with your class for practice and review.