Reading and Language Arts Websites
BookHive
In the Zinger Tales section you can watch online videos of professional storytellers telling traditional folk tales. Provided by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.
http://www.cmlibrary.org/bookhive/
Compare and Contrast Map
An interactive graphic organizer
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/compare-contrast-30066.html
Dr. Seuss Activities and Printables
Lots of free printables about Dr. Seuss
http://www.worksheets4teachers.com/dr_seuss_worksheets.php
Dr. Seuss Lessons
Links to lessons,units, worksheets, and even clipart about Dr. Seuss
http://www.teacherplanet.com/resource/drseuss.php
Dr. Seuss Lesson Plans
Links to lesson plans about Dr. Seuss
http://www.lessonplans.com/?s=seuss
Extra Reading Company
Free sample documents of reading materials that can be used with grades 3-8
http://www.extrareading.com/
Great Source iwrite
A website for educators, students, and parents that has tons of lessons and tips to help improve students' writing skills
http://www.greatsource.com/iwrite/index.html
Kid's Poetry Page
Play with magnetic poetry sets online...just click play
http://kids.magpogames.com/
KidsSpell.com
Free site that lets you type in your own spelling list and play games to reinforce those words
http://www.kidsspell.com/
Language Arts Resources
Tons of links to Language Arts resources; web page created by a District Technology Resource Teacher in Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY
http://teach.fcps.net/trt9/language_arts.htm
My StoryMaker
Create your own stories by playing with characters, settings and objects
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/embed.cfm
My Vocabulary.com
Hundreds of free, interactive word puzzles and games aligned with state standards. Based on Latin roots, the site uses curriculum-based content at grade levels. All activities are printable. Answers can be emailed.
http://www.myvocabulary.com/
Reading Tri-folds from Ms. Winston's Class' website
Free tri-folds that go with reading series chapter books; great to use with guided reading groups.
http://www.mswinston.com/trifolds.html
ReadWriteThink
Free reading and language arts materials
http://www.readwritethink.org/
RIF Reading Planet
Lots of fun online reading games and activities
http://www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet.htm
Shelfari
A virtual bookshelf that you create to show off books that you have read and recommend
http://shelfari.com
Spelling City
A website to practice spelling words...type in your own list and it will give you a choice to take a spelling or vocabulary test or even play a game with your spelling words
http://www.spellingcity.com/
Starfall
A website with lots of fun phonics and reading games and activites, some that can be printed
http://www.starfall.com/
Storybird
A website that lets teachers and students create online books either on their own or collaboratively...all for free!
http://storybird.com/
Storyline Online
An online streaming video website that features actors reading from popular books
http://www.storylineonline.net/
StoryPlace
Animated stories, reading lists and activities from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
http://www.storyplace.org/
Text 2 Mind Map
A free web application that creates a mind map out of a list of words; a mind map is a diagram used to represent word, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea
http://www.text2mindmap.com/
Wordle
A web 2.0 tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
http://www.wordle.net/
World of Reading
This site lets kids give their opinions of books they've read so others can find good reading materials quickly.
http://www.worldreading.org/

Reading and Language Arts Documents
Spelling Activities from Teacher Planet
Autumn Worksheets
Spelling activities using Fall words

Valentine's Day Worksheets
Spelling activities using Veternans Day words

Veterans Day Worksheets
Spelling activities using Veternans Day words

Thanksgiving Worksheets
Spelling activities using Thanksgiving words

Christmas Worksheets
Spelling activities using Christmas words

Winter Worksheets
Spelling activities using Winter words


Articles About Reading and Language Arts Teaching Ideas
Easy Tech Tricks to Get Kids Vocabulary Crazy
An article written by a media specialist about some of the fun things she is doing with her classes
http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2010/12/easy-tech-tricks-to-get-kids-vocabulary-crazy.html
Flip Movies Easy Enough for a First Grader to Complete
An article written by a MS about how to use a Flip camera to create some awesome lessons
http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2011/01/flip-movies-easy-enough-for-a-first-grader-to-complete.html
How to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom
Great ideas for using digital storytelling in your classroom
http://www.edutopia.org/digital-storytelling-classroom