The following are websites and resources for you to use to enhance your classroom lessons and activities. All of the links below are for you to use either in the classroom or in the library. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have with the following resources!
Lesson Plan Sites
Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers forteachers. Use the pull down menus to browse subject and grade.
After one visit to this website, you will understand why just aboutevery educational list ranks this URL as one of the best around.Exhibits and activities change as the museum changes. All are engaging,fun, and challenging for children.
I love that Teaching Idea!
This website offers hundreds of brief activity ideas, manysubmitted by teachers, for elementary students (K-6). Ideas are groupedinto categories such as Bulletin Boards, Classroom Management, FirstDay, and Learning Centers.
The Learning Page offers a vast array of professionally producedinstructional materials for elementary teachers. Lesson plans,activities and worksheets are available. Most of the resources are forpreschool to 3rd grade.
PBS Teacher Source
The definitive source for materials to accompany PBS programs, thissite offers over 4500 lesson plans and activitiy sheets. Freeregistration permits you to personalize your “Teacher Source” toprovide you with quick access to your most relevant content forsubject, grade level, and location.
A Treasure Trove of Online Curriculum Resources for K-12 Teachers.This site includes everything from spelling lessons to teaching ideasto thematic units. This a website that no teacher should miss. Bookmarkthis one!
The Teachnet.com Web site is full of simple solutions for theeveryday classroom. Instead of simply giving you lesson plans, the sitegives you lesson plan ideas. Additional features include terrificadvice about everything from decorating bulletin boards to increasingattendance to great five minute activities for transitional momentsduring the day.
A dream come true, this website has something for every teacher’sneeds. The vast amount of information is organized so that everythingcan be found quickly and easily. Click on Web Tools for Educators andyou will find tools to create anything from bus passes to studentcontracts. Teachers can even create their own free Web site. Check outIdeas that Worked to find projects, Ice breakers, counseling strategiesand more! Teach-nology also provides excellent technology tutorials.Sign up for its newsletter and receive free weekly teaching tips.
Over 55,000 resources including lesson plans, student materials,interactive tools, reference materials, and Web pages are accessibleand searchable from this site.
A website for teachers to use to integrate technology into their classrooms. Resources such as Quizstar, Rubistar, Lesson Plans andWebquests can be found at this invaluable site.
Landmarks for Schools
Although there are many time-saving features to the site, teachersespecially appreciate the templates for making rubrics. Web pages, andwriting letters asking permission to use information on a Web site.Links to Web sites have descriptions of the site, ideas for using it inthe classroom, and, with the click of a mouse, the Web site is linkedto a template that can be used to create a lesson. After freeregistration, these lessons can be stored at the site and then linkedto a classroom Web page for easy access by students.
Aesop’s Fables: Online Collection
A treasure trove of fables makes this a great spot to visit during the study of Aesop. The collection has more than 655 of his tales as well as a variety of audio versions with which children can read along. Great highlights include background information on the life and times of Aesop, a selected group of 180 easy reading fables, and more than 120 easy fairy tales by Hans Christian Anderson.
Carol Hurst’s Children Literature Site
If you need some inspiration on how to make better use of classroom books, this site can help. A collection of book reviews, ways to use the books in the classroom, activities, and professional topics are just a few of the aspects of this website.
The Children’s Book Council Online Looking for an author’s web page? Trying to find some good “new"books? Here is the site for you!
Citing References in Your Paper
This site-recommended for students who have familiarity withfootnotes - provides brief instructions for the major style sheets(APA, Chicago, Turabian, and MLA).
Cite Your Sources
Here’s a handy guide to creating footnotes, endnotes, andparenthetical references, also in qestion and answer format. Itintroduces students to MLA, Chicago, APA and Turabian style sheets.
Cyberguides are supplementary, standards based, web deliveredunites of instruction centered on core works of literature. Divided bygrade level, these guides provide ideas for using literature in theclassroom. A number of literature titles can be used to make stronghistory connections for young people, as well.
Social Studies Websites
The History Place
The History Place is a must-bookmark site for all history andsocial studies teachers. There are a variety of featured exhibits ontopics ranging from Abraham Lincoln to the Irish Potato Famine.
National Geographic Education
Click the orange tab at the top of the page that says Lesson Plansand connect to a few hundred lesson plans related to geography.
PBS Teacher Source: Social Studies
Search for resources, lessons, and activities via grade level atthis terrific PBS site. Other content areas may be used by clicking onthe particular subject at the left of the page.
Xpeditions Atlas: Maps Made for Printing and Copying
Here are over 1800 printable, black and white maps for students andteachers. Just select a continent, country, and a state or province,and a map will be displayed onscreen!
This truly amazing website has collected the best online resourcesfor marine science. Materials are organized into the followingcategories: ocean science topics, resources, data port, elementarygrades, and communications.
Discovery School Lesson Plans
Hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers forteachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, orboth.
What’s the difference between the Yellow Mud Turtle and its cousinthe common mud turtle? Find the answer at ENature, your online guide tomore than 4,800 North American plants and Animals.
How Stuff Works
In language we can all understand, with clear diagrams tosupplement text, this website explains both natural phenomena and humaninventions.
ScienceNet Links Lesson Plans
Find lessons from animal diversity to hurricanes for grades 9-12 here! An orderly index will allow you to choose exactly what you need quicklyand efficiently!
It’s “just the facts, ma’am” at this useful site which offersonline games and downloadable worksheets on the basics: addition,subtraction, multiplication, and division. Have a collection of theworksheets on hand to fill a few minutes of time - and provide valuablepractice for standardized tests.
Laura Chandler’s File Cabinet: Math Activities
Laura Chandler is one of many math instructors who share materialswith other teachers via the Web. However, her site is a standoutbecause it is so comprehensive. Many of her lessons take a fresh takeon basic concepts; check out the inventive “Mr. Gallon” unit, whichbrings much needed life to studying measurement.
This great site is easy to navigate with a wealth of math-relatedmaterials and resources. Kids can access a range of mathematical tools;take advantage of the excellent test prep, study tips or homework help,or hone their math skills with challenging puzzles, games, andone-minute interactive drills.