FUN WEBSITES TO EXPLORE

FOR READING AND WRITING

Reading

Booklists
www.carolhurst.com/titles/4th.html Brief description and reviews of books for 4th grade students
www.carolhurst.com/titles/5th.htm Brief description and reviews of books for 5th grade students
www.carolhurst.com/titles/6th.html Brief description and reviews of books for 6th grade students
http://www.reading.org/
resources/tools/choices.html
Children and teacher choices of books. This list is up-dated each year and includes new books.
Reading activities
www.scholastic.com/kids/
home_flash.asp
Kids Fun Online - Reading activities for students. (This is the text used in 4th and 5th grade at Clarendon.)
go.hrw.com/gopages/la-la.html Reading activities for students connected to the text used in 6th grade at Clarendon. Our text is the Introductory Course.
students.resa.net/
stoutcomputerclass/2la.htm
Reading and writing activities - includes activities for ESL students
ALA's Great Websites for Kids List of websites for students to use in language arts. Look under Literature and Languages.
Phonics
School House Rock Grammar This site contains the lyrics and audio clips of School House Rock Grammar songs.
www.kidport.com/Grade4/
LanguageArts/LanguageArts.htm
Improve your English and grammar.
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/
words/grammar/
Grammar, spelling, reading, writing, listening, and vocabulary activities
Author sites
www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/
authors.html
List of most children's authors and websites to find out more information about each author
www.ehhs.cmich.edu/
~tbushey/author.html
Celebrate children's authors
www.beverlycleary.com/ Official website for Beverly Cleary
www.roalddahl.com/ Official website for Roald Dahl
www.terabithia.com/ Official website for Katherine Paterson
www.jkrowling.com/ Official website for J. K. Rowling
www.seussville.com/ Dr. Seuss activities

Writing

Six-traits
www.aps.edu/aps/Cochiti/6traits/ Description of the six traits, lesson plans and literature to use for each trait (can be used by students, parents and teachers)
OWL-Online Writing Lab OWL (Online Writing Lab)
for Elementary Students. This website has lots of activities using six-traits.
senior.billings.k12.mt.us/6traits/ Interactive activities using 6-traits. Sign in as Class Account Number: WEUH663, Student Numbers are spx001 through spx040
Writing activities
Writing Process Website Writing activities on the writing process for students and parents to use
www.pvc.maricopa.edu/~butler/#dict Ideas for writing from the Maricopa County Public Library. You can even sign up for tutoring.
www.judyblume.com/writing-jb.html Author Judy Blume talks about writing.
Reading and Writing games

I Know That Games in language arts
www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooey.html Game Goo - Learning that Sticks
www.eduplace.com/edugames.html Edugames
Vocabulary.com's Level 1 puzzles This site has interactive games to improve students' vocabulary skills, including word analysis and synonyms and antonyms.
Access Excellence Mysteries for students to read and solve.
www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html Select your grade level and go to Words.