Reading / Language Arts

Annenberg Learner: teacher resources and PD across the curriculum

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The Annenberg Learner site is a collection of over 400 resources ranging from lesson plans, videos, professional development opportunities to online interactives for students and teachers alike. The inventory can be filtered by grade level, K-12, and subject: math, science, social studies, language arts/literature, arts, and foreign language. The lesson plans are not overly detailed and are standards-based. For all grade levels. 

My American Farm

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My American Farm is a web resource designed to educate students on agricultural awareness, where food comes from and how it gets to their plates. There are free games and educational resources such as lesson plans, videos, and activity sheets. The games are interactive with mini video lessons embedded in some. The content range is K-12 and can be filtered to narrow your search.  For all grade levels. 

60second Recap

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60second Recap is a great way to get teens excited about reading.  The site includes over 250 book review videos, about 40 recap study guide videos, and a resource page for teens. For grades 6 to 12.

Read & Write for Google

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This Chrome extension enables text to speech and other amazing tools for a google doc, website, or pdf.  Includes highlighting words as it reads, text and picture dictionary, translation, word prediction, and highlighting tools. For all grade levels. 


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StoryJumper is a creativity tool for students to publish and read stories.  Create a free teacher account and add and manage student accounts.  Create lessons, comment on student creations, and create class collections.  Share with parents by emailing a home access code or printing. For grades K to 8. 

Little Bird Tales

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Create a free digital story by incorporating photos, videos, text, and voice recording.  You can also create or upload your own artwork.  Includes hundreds of lessons tied to common core standards which teachers can utilize.  Share via email.  Also available as an iPad app. For grades 6 to 12.


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Build stories using amazing art and your words with this free tool.  Teacher accounts provide a safe environment to create unlimited student accounts, create assignments, and share and grade student creations.  Students can read and write stories at school or at home on any device. For grades K to 5.


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The most popular educational blogging tool created by Wordpress for Education.  The free account enables a single blog while the Edublogs Pro account ($39.95/yr.) allows a creation of student blogs and mobile blogging.   For all grade levels.

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Brainstorm, create, share, and collaborate with this easy-to-use mind mapping tool.  Also available as an iPad app. For all grade levels. 

readwritethink Student Interactives

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Interactive literacy tools for students in the following categories:  Organizing & Summarizing, Inquiry & Analysis, Writing Poetry, Writing & Publishing Prose, and Learning About Language. For all grade levels. 


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