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Top Ten Reading Websites For Students!
Great Educational Websites For Kids 2014-15!

1. http://www.starfall.com/
Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

2. http://pbskids.org/lions/
Looking for fun activities and games you can do with your kids throughout the day to help them learn to read and write? You'll find them here, along with recommended books and tips to get your kids wild about books and reading.

3. http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html
Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.

4. http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

National Geographic Explorer For Kids is a online version of the award wining magazine. 
Wikipedia Free Online Encyclopedia 
Reading is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Like all language, it is a complex interaction between the text and the reader which is shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge, experiences, attitude, and language community which is culturally and socially situated. The reading process requires continuous practices, development, and refinement.

6. http://www.jumpstart.com/
JumpStart World of Learning is a revolutionary educational software solution that transforms math, reading and critical thinking lessons into adventures! In each of the 4 grade-based programs, students are invited to embark on a journey through JumpStart World – a personalized 3D environment that evolves as a student progresses. Along the way, students master dozens of skills based on state and national educational standards. Designed by educators and built with cutting edge interactive technology, JumpStart World of Learning is a powerful supplemental learning program that every early elementary classroom needs.


Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

9. http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
Clifford The Big Red Dog: Interactive Storybooks! Phonics fun, games, and stories for early readers.



10. http://storynory.com/
Storynory has published a new audio story every week since November 2005.



Honorable Mention

Highlights Online the Highlights kids magazine in a online website form with stories, jokes, kids news, current events, and reading and language arts games.  

Funology is the best place on the Web to find things to do. Not just while you're sitting at the computer, but anywhere. Things to do by yourself or with your friends, your parents, your pets, anyone. We'll teach you a million and one ways to make things, explore the world, and discover skills you never knew you had. You'll use words, numbers, facts, ideas, and objects you find around the house. It's one place where you'll never be bored!

Story Time For Me provides a unique and fun learning experience for toddlers all the way up through 2nd grade school aged children. We want kids to see that reading can be just as fun (if not more!) than watching TV and playing video games. We believe that by providing superior stories with award winning illustrations, unique animation, and professional narration enhanced with music and sound effects, Story Time For Me will bring back the magic in reading.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/
he Exploratorium isn’t just a museum, it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs and events that feed your curiosity.

http://www.zula.com/
Zula USA, LLC is a leading provider of educational products designed to provide and promote science and math education as well as reading literacy for children in PreK through 3rd grade - a group for whom early exposure and intervention has proven most effective. Zula's comprehensive program addresses the national call for science, math and reading literacy education among PreK and early elementary students, provides a critical foundation in understanding core concepts and content and promotes the development of critical thinking skills.

http://www.thekidzpage.com/
Thekidzpage.com website for kids! Hundreds of free kids games, puzzles, activities, coloring pages, clip art & more for children, families, parents, teachers... Kids of all ages are invited to play! We also have free online games, puzzles and kids printables in the kids games & activities sections! New educational and fun games, activities and printables added on a regular basis for kids, schools and family fun.

http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids, is a dynamic, interactive site, which encourages individual expression and participation through video submissions from children worldwide. Through these video pod casts we hope to create a community of children, who learn the art of self-expression and storytelling through video.

Free, research-based K-6 reading comprehension lesson plans and non-fiction reading passages & question sets. The lessons consist of:
  • More than 1,200 carefully selected vocabulary words, from ReadWorks’ authentic non-fiction and literary reading passages
  • Multiple sentence and paragraph examples from other texts, of how the vocabulary word is used in different contexts
  • Spanish cognates
  • Student practice/formative assessment template
  • Basic and advanced definitions for 2nd-12th, with syllables

http://www.readingbear.org 
Reading Bear is a fun way to learn to read. We teach over 1,200 vocabulary items. Our 50 presentations cover all the main phonics rules. All free and nonprofit!

The Best Language Arts Websites for Teachers and Kids

Harcourt Brace  K-6 Grade Level ELA and Reading Glossaries

Harcourt Brace Spelling Grad level Spelling Practice and Word Work

BBC Skillwise is a complete resource for teachers, parents, and students wanting to increase British English reading, writing and speaking skills.

Writing Fix Sharing Quality Writing Lessons techniques strategically designed to "fix" reluctant writers and writing teachers

Learner.org  is a collection of online ELA, reading, writing, read aloud's, and spelling practice for the k-12 grades.

Scholastic News Paper Maker thsi website helps students creat and edit a fun kid friendly newspaper

Jumble Kids Online Interactive word jumble and crossword game

Word Girl Fun ELA Games based on the Word Girl characters

Primary Games this website has one of the biggest collections of Reading Games for all ages and levels. Word Hunt, Word Tetris Game, and many more SMARTboard ready games

Wild About Woods   a simple but fun way to create poetry

Read Write Think is a high quality collection of games, lessons, printable, and resources for parents, teachers, and students

ABCYa is a leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.

VocabAhead Study Room   is an collection of animated videos of tier 2 and tier 2 vocabulary words. Words, pictures, animation, and repetition helps speed and reinforce vocabulary study
Academic Skill Builders this website features free educational games, math games, language arts games, and much more for students and teachers.

A Dog's Life Story Builder this scholastic story builder is a great SMARTBoard site to teach story structures and literary elements and a fun student centered activity

PBS Kids WORD Girl this is a wonderful site for preschool and primary students to have fun with words and stories

Funschool is a educational game arcade with quality Reading and ELA games Funschool / Wild Word West

Free Rice This is a vocabulary matching game that helps hungry people all over the word when you play the game

Top Science Websites for Kids and Teachers

Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 MCAS ELA Reading & Math Test Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

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Common Core Practice Test Math and Reading

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Most of the Common Core assessments follow the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  State that have high standards based on the NCTM and NCTE will find the Common Core very familiar. 
The Common Core Standards will be implemented fully in 2014-2015 in 47 states. The Standards are 1.5 standard deviations above today’s mean. Publishers (Harcourt Educational Measurement, CTB McGraw-Hill, Riverside Publishing (a Houghton Mifflin company), and NCS Pearson) and software developers (NWEA MAP) are writing and developing criterion/standards based assessments that meet the new higher standards. Teachers need to have access to assessments that give a baseline of skills and ability to meet these higher standards TODAY! The best free resource for teachers to do test prep and asses student readiness are the TAKS and CRCT released test. Teachers may want to use the grade higher to make sure they are evaluating student readiness.
   
PARCC Prototype Test Items for Common Core Assessments | PARCC Assessments Released Items | PARCC Released test sample ELA Grade 3, 6, 7, 10 |  PARCC Released test sample MATH Grade 3, 4, 6, 7, High School


Top CCSS ELA and Reading Websites For Teachers and Students!
Great Educational Websites For Kids 2013-14!

1. http://www.starfall.com/
Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

2. http://pbskids.org/lions/
Looking for fun activities and games you can do with your kids throughout the day to help them learn to read and write? You'll find them here, along with recommended books and tips to get your kids wild about books and reading.

3. http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html
Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.

4. http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

National Geographic Explorer For Kids is a online version of the award wining magazine. 
Wikipedia Free Online Encyclopedia 
Reading is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Like all language, it is a complex interaction between the text and the reader which is shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge, experiences, attitude, and language community which is culturally and socially situated. The reading process requires continuous practices, development, and refinement.

6. http://www.jumpstart.com/
JumpStart World of Learning is a revolutionary educational software solution that transforms math, reading and critical thinking lessons into adventures! In each of the 4 grade-based programs, students are invited to embark on a journey through JumpStart World – a personalized 3D environment that evolves as a student progresses. Along the way, students master dozens of skills based on state and national educational standards. Designed by educators and built with cutting edge interactive technology, JumpStart World of Learning is a powerful supplemental learning program that every early elementary classroom needs.


Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

9. http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
Clifford The Big Red Dog: Interactive Storybooks! Phonics fun, games, and stories for early readers.



10. http://storynory.com/
Storynory has published a new audio story every week since November 2005.



Honorable Mention


Highlights Online the Highlights kids magazine in a online website form with stories, jokes, kids news, current events, and reading and language arts games. 

Funology is the best place on the Web to find things to do. Not just while you're sitting at the computer, but anywhere. Things to do by yourself or with your friends, your parents, your pets, anyone. We'll teach you a million and one ways to make things, explore the world, and discover skills you never knew you had. You'll use words, numbers, facts, ideas, and objects you find around the house. It's one place where you'll never be bored!

Story Time For Me provides a unique and fun learning experience for toddlers all the way up through 2nd grade school aged children. We want kids to see that reading can be just as fun (if not more!) than watching TV and playing video games. We believe that by providing superior stories with award winning illustrations, unique animation, and professional narration enhanced with music and sound effects, Story Time For Me will bring back the magic in reading.
he Exploratorium isn’t just a museum, it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs and events that feed your curiosity.
Zula USA, LLC is a leading provider of educational products designed to provide and promote science and math education as well as reading literacy for children in PreK through 3rd grade - a group for whom early exposure and intervention has proven most effective. Zula's comprehensive program addresses the national call for science, math and reading literacy education among PreK and early elementary students, provides a critical foundation in understanding core concepts and content and promotes the development of critical thinking skills.
Thekidzpage.com website for kids! Hundreds of free kids games, puzzles, activities, coloring pages, clip art & more for children, families, parents, teachers... Kids of all ages are invited to play! We also have free online games, puzzles and kids printables in the kids games & activities sections! New educational and fun games, activities and printables added on a regular basis for kids, schools and family fun.
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids, is a dynamic, interactive site, which encourages individual expression and participation through video submissions from children worldwide. Through these video pod casts we hope to create a community of children, who learn the art of self-expression and storytelling through video.

http://readworks.org
Free, research-based K-6 reading comprehension lesson plans and non-fiction reading passages & question sets.


The Best Language Arts Websites for Teachers and Kids

Harcourt Brace  K-6 Grade Level ELA and Reading Glossaries

Harcourt Brace Spelling Grad level Spelling Practice and Word Work

BBC Skillwise is a complete resource for teachers, parents, and students wanting to increase British English reading, writing and speaking skills.

Writing Fix Sharing Quality Writing Lessons techniques strategically designed to "fix" reluctant writers and writing teachers

Learner.org  is a collection of online ELA, reading, writing, read aloud's, and spelling practice for the k-12 grades.

Scholastic News Paper Maker thsi website helps students creat and edit a fun kid friendly newspaper

Jumble Kids Online Interactive word jumble and crossword game

Word Girl Fun ELA Games based on the Word Girl characters

Primary Games this website has one of the biggest collections of Reading Games for all ages and levels. Word Hunt, Word Tetris Game, and many more SMARTboard ready games

Wild About Woods   a simple but fun way to create poetry

Read Write Think is a high quality collection of games, lessons, printable, and resources for parents, teachers, and students

ABCYa is a leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.

Academic Skill Builders this website features free educational games, math games, language arts games, and much more for students and teachers.

A Dog's Life Story Builder this scholastic story builder is a great SMARTBoard site to teach story structures and literary elements and a fun student centered activity

PBS Kids WORD Girl this is a wonderful site for preschool and primary students to have fun with words and stories

Funschool is a educational game arcade with quality Reading and ELA games Funschool / Wild Word West

Free Rice This is a vocabulary matching game that helps hungry people all over the word when you play the game

Top Science Websites for Kids and Teachers