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English Language Arts/Reading
Award-winning Books

Use this site to search for award-winning children and young adult book titles.


Common Core Works

Common Core Works is a website created by the Council of the Great City Schools. Links to "roadmaps" for ELA and Math are provided in English and Spanish. The Parent Roadmaps provide the focus areas for each grade level in mathematics, reading writing, listening, and speaking. Additionally, they offer tips for working with your child's teachers and ideas for how you can use everyday opportunities to help your child learn even more. You will also find useful links to other websites if you want more information.


Grammar Bytes

Grammar Bytes is a website with free lessons on nearly any grammar topic including grammar terms as well as tips and rules. This site includes explanations, handouts, interactive practice, and videos.


Grammarly - Grammar Checker

Grammarly is a free grammar checker that not only corrects grammar but also explains why the correction is necessary. There are premium features available for a price, but the free features are great!


Lexile

The Lexile framework for reading matches readers to texts by leveling texts and readers as well as sorting books by genre and interest. Students can create a free profile and search for books that match their levels and interests.


Make Beliefs Comix

Make Beliefs Comix is a free site that allows users to create their own comic strips using a wide variety of characters, props, and speech bubbles. While users are NOT able to save their work on the site, they can save final versions to a computer or email them to someone.


Newsela

Newsela is a free (and ad-free) news website where students of all levels can read and quiz themselves. (Quite a few teachers are using this site so check with your child to see if s/he already has an account.) On Newsela, students can search for articles on current events and topics of interest; then, they can self-select the reading level so they are sure to understand the content.


Phonemic Awareness

Phonological awareness is a broad skill that includes identifying and manipulating units of oral language –
parts such as words, syllables, and onsets and rimes.


Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Purdue Online Writing Lab houses writing resources on a variety of topics including very specific MLA, APA, and Chicago style guides. These guides are excellent tools for high school and college students who are working on research papers. This site also has a grammar section with explanations of common grammatical concepts like pronoun usage, verb tense and more.


Reading Tips for Elementary School

This page provides tips for reading to your elementary school-age child.


Reading Tips for Parents and Caregivers

This page offers several practical reading tips for parents and caregivers.


Talk about Reading

Thinking and talking about reading improves students’ reading and thinking skills as well as their motivation to read. This page will help get the conversation going with questions to ask your child about what s/he is reading.


The Learning Network

The Learning Network is a site for teaching and learning with the New York Times. It includes guided news stories, word of the day, daily news quiz, daily crossword, and more.


Time for Kids - Elementary

Time for Kids has a free Homework Helper page with writing/grammar tips and a flashcard maker. TFK is appropriate for the elementary school level.


Visuwords - Visual Dictionary/Thesaurus

Visuwords is a visual dictionary/thesaurus; it allows users to enter a term to find related words. The related words are displayed in a web-like fashion. This vocabulary-enhancing site is great for finding just the right word and also just fun to explore.


Mathematics
*sparknotes - Middle and High School

AdaptedMind - K-8

Explanations, problems, and videos


Algebra Help - High School

Ask Dr. Math (all grade levels)

Basic Math Skills Practice (all grades)

Common Core Math Videos - K-5

Cool Math

Lessons with animations


Fact Monster

Build math facts and fluency.


Free Math Videos - High School

Graphing Calculator

Graphing calculuator for Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, and Statistics


High School Math

Hot Math - High School

Illuminations

Online help for students and parents


Just Math Tutorials - High School

Just Math Tutorials for high school students


Khan Academy

Math help and online tutorials ranging from early math to college courses


Math Skills Database

Math skills database that can be searched by standard.


Math World

The web's most extensive math resource


Pauls' Online Math Notes - High School

PhET Math Simulations

Interactive simulations


Purple Math

Good for solving individual problems


S.O.S. Math - High School

Seeing Math

Interactive simulations to "see" math


The World of Math Online

Math resource for all grade levels


Science
Bill Nye - the Science Guy

This site has home demos, one page explanation sheets, and videos to help with a variety of science topics.


Chem4Kids (K-5)

Chem4Kids clarifies basic chemistry information for K-5 students using images, diagrams, and easy-to-follow examples. Focusing on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry, quizzes at the end of each section help student to review what they have learned.


Facts Monster: Science

This website is filled with kid friendly resources (including games) that will assist children with homework assignments.


HippoCampus - High School Science

HippoCampus.org is a free website that offers rich multimedia academic content — videos, animations, quizzes, and simulations. The site offers more than 5,700 free videos collected from various academic institutions in earth science, biology, physics, and chemistry.


NASA Space Place

NASA Space Place

Students and parents can learn more about space and earth science through the use of challenging interactive games and projects.


National Geographic Kids - PreK-8

National Geographic Kids: Science

Kids can spend hours engaged in learning at the National Geographic: Kids site. The five major sections include animals, videos, activities, games, and stories. Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8


Physics Classroom Online: Science

Physics Classroom Online: Science

This website has physics tutorials and interactive sites to help high school physics students.


Quatr.us - Science

Quatr.us - Science

Visit here to use a science encyclopedia with more than 2000 pages of expert answers to questions.


Rader's Physical Geography

Rader's Physical Geography

This site introduces young kids to the earth sciences with topics focusing on Earth’s structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. In addition to informative reading passages, the site offers images, video clips, and quizzes to encourage participation and further exploration.


Raders Science Subjects

Raders Science Subjects

This site compiles links to tutorials and activities focusing on such topics as biology, physics, chemistry, space, light, electricity, the environment, and much more.


Reference Desk - Science

Reference Desk - Science

Reference Desk explores intriguing topics in science such as forensics, engineering, space exploration, geology, biology, physics, the human body, and much more. With over one hundred links to Web sites focusing on science and technology, this site offers a wealth of information to help with homework.


Science Fair Central

Science Fair Central

Check out this site to see how to best help your children with a science fair project.


Science Homework Helper

Science Homework Helper

Addresses homework problems with virtual lab simulations, a scientific glossary, and an encyclopedia of science to define and explain terms and topics in earth science, life science, physical science, and technology.


Science: Master the Basics through Discovery Education

Science: Master the Basics through Discovery Education

On this page, you will find resources to help students connect science content to things they can see and experience. Videos, Interactive Explorations, and Interactive Videos engage students and encourage them to explore more on their own.


Smithsonian Education Students: Science

Smithsonian Education Students: Science

The Smithsonian Education Students website provides learning materials in multiple formats: games, articles, experiments, and a searchable resource library.


Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis: Science- K-8

Wonderopolis.org is a nonprofit website that answers all sorts of questions submitted by children with fact-filled, kid-friendly articles and fun-to-watch videos. The articles and videos could serve as great inspiration for school assignments, such as science projects.


Social Studies
8th Grade Online Textbook for Social Studies

8th grade Online textbook for social studies

This is an online textbook that is aligned to Georgia social studies standards.


8th Grade Social Studies Videos

8th Grade social studies videos

This website has short videos aligned to the Georgia 8th grade social studies standards.


Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government - Social Studies

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government - Social Studies

Ben’s Guide is a service of the Government Publishing Office that is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government. The content is differentiated by age.  


Biography.com

Biography.com

Find lots of information on historical figures here.


Colonial Williamsburg (Colonial America)

Colonial Williamsburg (Colonial America) 

This website allows students the opportunity to take a virtual tour of a colonial town. Students will get to familiarize themselves with colonial people and their occupations. This helps students see how different colonial life was from present day. 


Congress for Kids (Government)

Congress For Kids (Government) 

Students can learn about American Government in a kid-friendly way. There is a tremendous wealth of knowledge that can be gained from reading the information. There are also quizzes and activities that can be used to monitor learning. 


Countries around the World

Countries around the world

This is a source for multiple pieces of information on countries around the world.


Crash Course Videos - High School Social Studies

 Crash Course videos

These are YouTube videos on nearly every topic in high school social studies.  Just search the topic, like “American Revolution crash course,” and watch the video! 


Digital History: Social Studies

Digital History: Social Studies

This site is filled with information on American History. The online textbook covers American history from the Revolution to the present and includes more than a dozen timelines that help put events into perspective. The site contains a rich resource of primary source materials with more than 600 titles.


Exploration of North America Interactive Map

Exploration of North America Interactive Map (Exploration)

This is a great resource to study the routes taken by famous explorers. There is an interactive map, as well as several activities available for students to complete. 


Facts Monster: Social Studies Homework

Facts Monster: Social Studies

This website has many friendly resources (including games) to help students with their homework in World History topics and U.S. History.


Facts Monster: US History

Facts Monster: Social Studies

This website has many friendly resources (including games) to help students with their homework in World History topics and U.S. History.


Facts Monster: World History

Facts Monster: Social Studies

This website has many friendly resources (including games) to help students with their homework in World History topics and U.S. History.


HippoCampus - High School Social Studies

HippoCampus – High School Social Studies

HippoCampus.org is a free website that offers rich multimedia academic content — videos, animations, quizzes, and simulations. The site offers more than 5,700 free videos collected from various academic institutions in economics, history/government, and sociology.


Homework Help for Social Studies through Discovery Education

Homework Help for Social Studies through Discovery Education

Hail to the Chief: A Guide to the Executive Branch- These video chapters and web resources will assist students with understanding the election process, as well as the powers of and people behind the U.S. presidency.


Homework Information Site for Social Studies

Homework Information Site for Social Studies

Visit this site to search for topics in social studies to expand students’ understanding.


Homework Spot for Middle School Social Studies

Homework Spot for Middle School Social Studies

This site has a variety of topics addressed in middle school social studies classes.


Kids.gov - Social Studies

Kids.gov – Social Studies

Part of USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. The site is organized into three audiences: Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, and Educators. Within each tab, you can find educational subjects like history. Within each subject, you can browse lots of helpful websites related to the topic you are searching for.


Liberty! The American Revolution

Liberty! The American Revolution (American Revolution) 

This fun website features newspaper chronicles that trace the causes and events of the American Revolution. There are also activities that enable you to see how the American Revolution impacted people from different perspectives. There is also a Road to the Revolution game in which students answer questions to make their way through a map. 


Quatr.us - Social Studies

Quatr.us- Social studies

This site has a social studies encyclopedia with more than 2000 pages of expert answers to questions.


Quizlet: Social Studies

 Quizlet: Social Studies 

This is a great review site!  When you get to the website, just type in the topic OR the textbook name and chapter number…you’ll get ready-made vocabulary flashcards and review games!  You can print the flashcards, print a glossary style list, or quiz yourself online.  You DON’T have to sign up for a membership to use the site.


Sheppard Software Kid's Corner U.S.A. (Government, Geography, History)

Sheppard Software Kid’s Corner U.S.A. (Government, Geography, History) 

This website has links to several different activities related to the United States. Students can learn states and capitals, sort states into regions, review the branches of government, learn about the Harlem Renaissance, as well as many other exciting topics.


Smithsonian Education Students: Social Studies

Smithsonian Education Students: Social Studies

Smithsonian Education Students help kids learn about topics like history and social studies. It provides learning materials in multiple formats: games, articles, and a searchable resource library.


Wonderopolis: Social Studies

Wonderopolis: Social Studies- K-8

Wonderopolis.org is a nonprofit website that answers all sorts of questions submitted by children with fact-filled, kid-friendly articles and fun-to-watch videos. There's the "Wonder of the Day," plus an archive of hundreds of past "wonders." The articles and videos could serve as great inspiration for school assignments, such as history reports


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