Reading / Language Arts

Brainly

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Brainly is a social learning network (like an open study room) where students can go for help or to tutor others. As students help others, they can be awarded with badges and achievements, which help to make the experience fun and rewarding. For all grade levels.

Google Lit Trips

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Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey, there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story. For all grade levels.

Voki

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Students can create speaking avatars for projects in any subject. Includes a lesson plan and activities database and Voki Classroom option to manage student accounts. For all grade levels.

Toontastic App

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Free itunes app that empowers kids to draw, animate and share cartoons. Great for digital storytelling projects!

Wordle

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Wordle is a toy 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. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. For all grade levels.

Starfall

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A free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Uses a phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, to help children learn to read in an interactive environment. For grades K to 5.

Storyline Online

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An online streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books aloud! Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas. For grades K to 5.

Tumblebook Collection

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Animated picture books, Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, National Geographic Videos, and Audio Books. For all grade levels.

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