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Sites for Students

Links to Sites for Students
Here are some of the best websites we use in our classroom. Please enjoy the many interactive stories and games as you practice some of the skills we’ve learned. Be sure to share these websites with your parents.


Read Stories Online

 
         Childtopia Stories
       
http://www.childtopia.com/index.php?module=home&func=coce&myidioma=eng&idphpx=educational-games
Read independently or have the site read the 20 interactive stories to you as you follow along. Be sure to answer the comprehension questions at the bottom of the story. The stories on this site are on-level.

            Mighty Book Stories
            http://www.mightybook.com/story_books.html
Choose one of the 6 interactive stories and the website will read it to you as you follow along. The stories on this site are on-level.

           
Fletcher Hill Entertainment Stories
           
http://fletcherhill.com/
Read the 20 online stories. These stories are a bit more advanced than the previous sites.



Reading & Language Arts Skills Games

            Spelling City
            http://www.spellingcity.com/
This website can be used as a substitute for Wednesday night spelling cheers homework (Parents, please indicate this substitution weekly in your child’s agenda if you choose to use it). Enter your spelling list on the first page, and then choose “Play a Game”. Choose 1 of 6 spelling practice games to play, including Word Search, HangMouse, Unscramble, Which Word?, Missing Letter, and Unscramble Sentences.

            Word Frog
            http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/frog/frog.html
This vocabulary game allows students to practice matching synonyms (words with the same meanings), antonyms (words with opposite meanings), and homonyms (words with the same sound and spelling, but different meanings).

            Quia Class Page
            http://www.quia.com/pages/havefun.html
Choose from the list of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” or matching games to practice language skills such as grammar, analogies, compound words, idioms, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, etc.

            FunBrain Word Games
            http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html
Choose from the left hand side of the page (labeled Words) from a list of 13 games to practice language skills such as grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and even American Sign Language.

            Third Grade Reading Skills
            http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_3rd_original.htm#text
Use all of the links on this site to practice many 3rd Grade reading skills through interactive games or tasks. They are organized into content areas, including Compare & Contrast, Main Idea, Story Elements, Sequencing, and more.

            The Reading Ring
            http://professorgarfield.org/pgf_ReadingRing.html
Be the World Champion Word Wrestler! With this fun new Garfield website you can arrange comic strip panels into the correct order and answer comprehension questions about the completed strip to help your Word Wrestler win the championship. You must win 3 of the 5 rounds to win!

             http://schools.cajonvalley.net/webpages/tlee/hm_vocabulary.cfm?subpage=235129

             http://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/156220225232237547/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=62290

              http://homepage.mac.com/llshepler/TechCenters/3rd_grade_language_arts_by_/

Math Skills Games

            Online Math Manipulatives (The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives)
            http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
Use the “3-5” column to practice grade level math concepts or the “PreK-2” column to review previous concepts. The online manipulatives (much like the physical pieces used in class – cubes, base 10 blocks, fraction pieces, number lines, etc.) can be used to gain a better understanding of the math concepts. Concepts covered on this site include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, fractions, measurement, graphing, and more.

            Third Grade Math Skills
            http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_3rd_original.htm#math
Use all of the links on this site to practice many 3rd Grade math skills through interactive games or tasks. They are organized into content areas, including money, addition, subtraction, multiplication, place value, estimating, time, measurement, and more.

           
FunBrain Math Games
           
http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html
Choose from the right hand side of the page (labeled Numbers) from a list of 20 games to practice math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurement, fractions, and more.

            Multiplication Games
            http://multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm
Since multiplication is one of the main math concepts introduced and mastered in 3rd Grade, practice and memorization of these facts are important. Now this task can be fun as well! Choose from over 60 different interactive games to help you learn your multiplication facts.

          Math Facts Practice             http://www.aaamath.com/


Current Events
Being well-informed of the news and the world around us is one of the most important rights and responsibilities of being an American citizen. Keep up to date with all of the news stories with these “News for Kids” websites. Included in these sites are news articles relating to sports, politics, entertainment, science, technology, and much more!

           
Scholastic News
            http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/scholasticNews.jsp

           
Time for Kids
            http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/

           
Kids National Geographic
            http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Stories
  
  
 

Search Engines

            Google Kids Search
            http://www.squirrelnet.com/search/Google_SafeSearch.asp
This search engine is kid friendly for students to search on any topic in which they are learning or interested.

            Ask for Kids
            http://www.askkids.com/
If you have a specific question, this is your place! Type your question into the search engine and get a kid friendly answer.

           Longman Online Dictionary
           http://pewebdic2.cw.idm.fr/
This kid-friendly dictionary offers definitions that are easy to understand and even uses the word in a sentence! Just type your word in the search engine box at the top and hit enter.

           American Sign Language Online
           http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm
Use this website to look up ASL signs for individual words. Use the alphabetical glossary of words on the right to look up your word. Then read how to perform the sign and watch the video of a person signing the word. Remember to practice it yourself!
 
 

Other Websites

            Mr. Higgins's Classroom Webpage
            http://www.mrhiggins.educatorpages.com

            Mrs. Peer's Classroom Webpage
            http://www.mrspeer.educatorpages.com

            Hurlock Elementary School
            http://hurlock.dcpsmd.net/

           Dorchester County Public Schools
           http://www.dcps.k12.md.us/

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