Language Arts

Reading Plus

Reading Plus

General Language Arts 

Rhyme Zone

Writing Tools
Webster Dictionary for KidsBartlett's Quotations 10th Edition
Bartleby (Great Books Online)
Rhyme Zone
NoodleBib (Tool for making citations. Click on NoodleBib MLA Starter under Free Tools)
Webster Dictionary for Kids
QuizHub (spelling lessons)

Children's Book Authors and Illustrators

Yahoo's Children's Book Authors Index
Children's Authors Web Index
Ask Jeeves Kids (Type author name)
BookPop (Steven Cosgrove) Authors
Into the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)



I'm a Hero
Children's Encyclopedia of Women
Ask Jeeves Biography Search
Fact Monster
Biographies for Kids


My Story Maker
Picture Book Maker
Poetry for Kids

Strunk-Elements of Style

Book Review Sites

The Spaghetti Book Club (Read book reviews by students, listen to story tellers, and more.) 

Game Goo "Learning that Sticks" Reading readiness activities for primary students (requires Flash)
Kids Reads
BookAdventure (Very similar to Accelerated Reader)
Roald Dahl Fans

Fun Language Arts Sites

Scholastic I SPY
Weekly Reader-Kids
Primary Arts
Kids Domain Reading Games
Clifford's Website
Between the Lions-PBS Kids
Giselles Big Back Yard Stories
Online Tumble Books
Story Nory
Arthur Stories


StoryPlace Shapes Story

Research Tools

Note Star
Copyright Challenge
Citing Sources- Examples of how to cite books, encyclopedias, websites, internet graphics, etc.
NoodleBib (Tool for making citations. Click on NoodleBib MLA Starter under Free Tools)
Citation Maker
World Book Online (Username: dscdk12 Password: media)
Acronym Finder

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Outside Agencies

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