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Sites for Students

Sites for Students

Here are some great websites that we use in the classroom. Please enjoy the interactive stories and games as you practice the skills you've learned. Be sure to share these great websites with your parents and friends. Click on the following links to get started!

 Read Stories Online

            StarFall Stories
            http://www.starfall.com/n/level-c/index/load.htm?f
Read along or have the website read to you your choice of stories from 6 different types of literature, including plays, fiction & non-fiction, comics, folk tales, Greek myths, and Chinese fables. These stories are a bit easier than the following sites.

        
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.

            StoryLine Online
         http://www.storylineonline.net/
This site has many storybooks read aloud to you by a variety of movie and television stars including James Earl Jones, Amanda Bynes, and Tia & Tamera Mowry.

           Arthur Books
          
http://kids.aol.com/KOL/2/koljrstories/archive/arthur-stories
Read or have read to you lot of Arthur books.

Book Websites

       Arthur
      http://pbskids.org/arthur/index.html

           Goosebumps
       http://www.scholastic.com/goosebumps/

           Junie B. Jones
       
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb/

           Magic School Bus
           http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/

           Magic Tree House
           http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/magictreehouse/

           Scooby-Doo Mysteries
           http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/scooby/index.html


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 right 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 - Advanced
            http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills-3rd-langbuilders.htm
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!

             Robo-Bee
             http://www.wordcentral.com/games/robobee.html
Will your language skills blossom or wilt? It's up to you as you control the flight of the Robo-Bee through a garden of synonyms, antonyms, spelling, and usage puzzles!

              BIGbot
              http://www.wordcentral.com/games/bigbot.html
Feed the BIGbots! These word-automated machines have quite an appetite, so come prepared with a voracious vocabulary! Good hand and eye coordination is a definite plus!

              Jumble Kids
             
http://www.uclick.com/client/mwb/tmjkf/
It's the original, the classic, the long-time favorite! Unscramble a list of words, then use the circled letters to unscramble the bonus solution.

*******NEW WEBSITES*********

            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_/

            Biographies

            Bill Melendez
            http://www.billmelendez.tv/index2.html

            Hank Greenburg
            http://sports.jrank.org/pages/1770/Greenberg-Hank.html

               Bessie Coleman
                http://www.girls-explore.com/bios/bessie-coleman.php              

                Babe Didrikson
                
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/mildred-ella-didrikson-zaharias/


Math Skills Games

  *** NEW!  Math Connects website
www.macmillanmh.com
Click on math. Click on grade 3. Click on chapter and lesson number. Lots of games, facts practice, additional examples, personal tutors, etc. will come up underneath. For access to studentworks online edition, (where you can print out homework pages) click on textbook icon and type in access code: DF55E09052

   Making Change
http://www.mathplayground.com/making_change.html

Students have to subtract money amounts and then choose bills and coins that make that amount of change.
        

        Cap Jax Math Facts
                https://www.capjax.com/schools/dorchester_county_public_schools.php

This is a great program to use to practice math facts that the county pays for so that students can have access to it. When you click on the link above, you will need to enter a username and password. The username is dcps and the password is lighthouse.

        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 - Advanced
            http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills-3rd-mathbuilders.htm
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 left 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.

           
Great Math Website
           
http://coolmath4kids.com/
This is a fun website with lessons and games for a variety of math skills.

            Tons of fun math games!
            
http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-math-games.html
More fun math games!

            Online Math Games
        
http://themathgames.com/
This website has everything from games to help you practice your math facts, to division, fractions, and decimals games. If asked for a username and password, the Username is mrspeer and the password is mathisfun. Enjoy!

             New Math Website! Lots of games....
        http://www.kidsnumbers.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

            Sports Illustrated for Kids
               http://www.sikids.com/

               Virtual Field Trip
         http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000995.shtml
Use this website to take an online field trip to explore places such as The White House, the rainforest or other countries.


   
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 Sites

           Dorchester County Website

        www.dcpsmd.org

           Hurlock Elementary School

        http://www.hurlock.dcpsmd.net/

           World Book Online

        www.worldbookonline.com 

This is a great online encyclopedia for children and adults. Many cool and interesting things can be looked up and discovered using this site.