• Links to Learning: Language Arts K-2

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    ABCs of the Writing Process A primer on the ABCs of the writing process, this site is chockfull of helpful tips, strategies and links related to prewriting, writing, revising, editing and publishing student work.
    Between the Lions Designed to complement the PBS television program "Between the Lions" but can be easily accessed by those unfamiliar with the show. The site offers over 70 easy-to-read stories with related stories, games and songs. There are also printable books, coloring pages, worksheets and recommended book lists. "Lions" is a great resource for those building early literacy skills and could also be tapped into for young English Language Learners.
    ePals Membership is free. Students can sign up to use monitored email accounts to communicate with other kids in over 191 different countries around the world (instant translation available). ePals also offers moderated discussion boards and password-protected chatrooms, or contribute to international, multilingual, collaborative projects. Find partners and friends worldwide quickly and easily with our search tool.
    Gamequarium Gamequarium provides an easy to navigate portal to the world of online learning. Check out Readquarium, the section of Gamequarium devoted to developing literacy skills. Readquarium is arranged based on the five crucial components identified by the National Reading Panel.
    Graphic Organizers Downloadable graphic organizers in PDF. Includes cluster web, KWL chart, problem-solution chart, spider map, timeline, story map, sequence chart, flow chart and more!
    Houghton Mifflin Education Place Visit our language arts adoption's web site full of games, activities, graphic organizers, and Wacky Web Tales.
    Marco Polo OUTSTANDING site for accessing lesson plans, student activities, reviewed Web sites and other MarcoPolo resources. Enter keywords in the search box: writing poetry, writing games, or writing letters, for example; check "Language Arts" in the Subject box, "K-2" in the Grade Level box.
    Primarygames.com This site was originally designed by Susan Shuey Beasley, Technology Support Specialist in Alexandria, VA, for her own students. Once she saw their growing popularity among children around the world, she decided to expand this site and create games for students everywhere.
    Read - Write - Think On this website teachers can find creative lesson plans that are guaranteed to keep the class engaged. (Keywords: reading, writing, poetry, brainstorming, problem-solving)
    Seussville Would you? Could you? Don't walk, run! This site is good, this site is fun! Come celebrate Dr. Seuss's March 2nd birthday at Seussville! Every Who in Whoville will be there to play some games (both online and print-outs), have some fun with the quote machine and try their hand at the humdinger of a StoryMaker. Check out a Dr. Seuss bio, information on events like "Read Across America" (to be held in March), and a catalog with all things Seuss.
    Scholastic Kids There are pages devoted to Clifford, Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, Mrs. Frizzle, the Dragons of Deltora, Maya & Miguel... a literary Who's Who of the school set. You can find games, vocabulary builders, a homework section, fan forums and more, plus a special section laid out specifically for the pre-school crowd.
    Starfall The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service. They also provide writing journals and books that can be used with the website or separately. Teachers around the country are using Starfall materials as an inexpensive way to make the classroom more fun and to inspire a love of reading and writing. Primarily designed for 1st grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and 2nd grade.
    Writing Response Form An adaptable response form created for early writers.