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Online Stories and Activities for Cozier Readers

Benchmark Universe E-books – Large selection of electronic books to accompany BSD literacy program. To access this site, you will need a user name and password provided by your teacher.

SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS – Click on the link for Student Access to SRI and SRC and Mathletics

Starfall – Have your headphones ready, because this is a reading AND listening site for primary kids.

Storyplace – Click on “Other themes” to see all of the stories that are available. Be sure to check out the pre-school library as well as the elementary library.

American Folklore – a huge collection of folk tales, tall tales, Native American myths and legends, and ghost stories. Search them by region of origin, by title, or by famous character.

Literacy Activities

ABC order practice

Spelling City – use this site to practice your spelling words! Enter your words, play games with them, solve puzzles, take quizzes. Part of this site requires a paid subscription. Use the Free Activities buttons.

FreeRice – test your vocabulary & donate rice to the United Nations World Food Program. Difficulty level adjusts to user ability.

MakeBelieveComix – create your own comic strip. Characters, speech bubbles, and everything you need to be creative as you write & design a story.

Puzzlemaker.com – Create word searches, crosswords, and other puzzles to go along with whatever your students are learning.

Magnetic Poetry – Create poems and stories using magnetic words online.

ReadWriteThink
Create a Stapleless Book
Create a story map to plan your writing, or to help you understand a book you read.
Create a Venn Diagram
Practice forming words with Wordmaker
Use the Word Wizard to play a word game

Information Literacy

Planet Nutshell – Cyber safety videos to illustrate ways to stay safe online.

Kathy Schrock’s 5 W’s of Website Evaluation – How do you know if a website is accurate & reliable? Use this summary page to test the site!

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus – Help save the endangered Pacific Northwest tree octopus from extinction!

Latest Research on Global Warming – new discoveries have lead scientists in a different direction as they try to address issues around global warming

Swiss Spaghetti Harvest – photos & information about harvesting a dinnertime favorite!

Dehydrated Water – nearly weightless, easy to pack and take with you to school or on an outing. Check this site for more information on this innovative idea!

AFDB – learn how to protect your brain from electromagnetic dangers!

Online Magazines, Newspapers and Journals

Time for Kids

National Geographic for Kids

Dig

Ranger Rick

Keyboarding Lessons & Practice

Touch Typing – Touch typing, keyboarding tutor, and keyboarding games

Words Per Minute – text your typing speed and accuracy at this site!

Stacking Cups Typing – stack the cups by typing correct letters.

Keyboarding Triathalon – three events to test your typing!

Dance Mat Typing – Beginning keyboarding lessons. Levels 1-4