[Common Core Standards in brackets]

Generic Tools

Website
Description
http://www.starfall.com/
http://abcya.com
Most popular free site for learning how to read
K-5 games sorted by grade level
http://tenkely.org/Home.html
An assortment of reading/writing games and tools sorted by grade level
http://willyou.typewith.me/
Multiple users can write/edit on the same document
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/
7 ways to publish documents online
http://4me.sweetsearch.com/
A search tool for students
http://googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/
Google Lit Trips for Young Readers (using Google Earth)
http://www.readwritethink.org recommended.jpg
An excellent reading/writing tool with many interactive games for students
http://reading.pppst.com/index.html
Tons of free reading & writing powerpoints and activities for kids
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/
Literacy games - writing, grammar, punctuation, words, and spelling
http://www.seussville.com/#games
Play games, design books, and make your own Dr. Seuss character
http://www.wegivebooks.org/
A free online library of childrens books; for each book you read online a print book is donated to charity!
http://film-english.com/
Learning English through Film (full lesson plans and videos)
http://englishcompanion.ning.com/
An online personal learning community for English teachers
http://www.cookie.com/
Interactive online games for elementary kids
http://www.tv411.org/
Tune in to Learning: TV411, Videos and Test Questions
http://www.literacyshed.com/
A collection of visuals, videos, and themes for learning literacy
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
7 web-based tools for telling stories
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grades
Reading comprehension lessons and units

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Standard
Website
Description
Vocabulary Development
[L 1-2, 3-6]

(Sight Words)
ABC Ya, ABC Order
ABC Ya, Connect the Dots
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool
http://taggalaxy.de/
http://www.thekidzpage.com/learninggames
ABC YA Uppercase-Lowercase
ABC Ya Alphabet Bingo
Sheppard: Grammar Tutorial
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games
ABC Ya Dolch Sight Words
-Learning alphabetical order
-Learning alphabetical order via connecting the dots
-Animal alphabet game
-A visually appealing way to explore word relationships
-Match pictures to words game
-Flash uppercase-lowercase matching game
-Letter to Sound matching
-Starting grammar: Noun, verb, adjective
-A variety of grammar games: Nouns, Verb, Adj, Commas, Punctuation
-Dolch sight word spelling (choose the grade)
Beginning Reading
[RL 1-10] [RI 1-10]
[RF 1-4}
http://www.lil-fingers.com/storybooks/index.php
http://www.roythezebra.com/guided-reading-story
http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/
http://www.smories.com/
http://www.readingbear.org/
http://www.starfall.com/
ABC Ya e-Book, Henry & the Sugarbugs
BBC Little Animals Activity
Scholastic Reggie the Rhino Rhymes
PBS Kids, Word World
PBS Kids, Quiet Machine
-Interactive stories with audio
-Guided reading stories
-A collection of free audio books
-Original stories written and read by kids (videos)
-Learn to read website for kids
-Learn to read, Sounds *Popular*
-An e-book with narration, first grade
-Rhyming website with Digby the Mole
-Rhyming website based on location
-Rhyming website with Frog
-Starting Sounds, matched with words
Phonics
[RF 2-4]
http://progressivephonics.com/
http://www.mrthorne.com/
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom
http://www.kinderwebgames.com/a.html
http://starfall.com
-An in-depth phonics program for educators
-Learn phonics with free, kid-friendly videos
-ABC concentration game
-Word families (construct a word game)
-Letter identification game (with audio)
-Learn to read, chunks, beginning sounds *Popular*
Writing
[W 1-8]
http://storybird.com/
http://www.readwritethink.org/files
http://www.drawastickman.com/
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters
-Students can create online stories in a virtual book
-Simple comic strip creator tool
-Draw a Stickman interactive animated story that can inspire writing
-Story idea generator to prompt students' fiction writing
Questioning, Listening &
Contributing
[SL 1-6]
http://primarywall.com/
-Allows students to post thoughts/comments
Spelling
http://www.spellathon.net/
-Fun spelling game for all grades (different mastery levels for each grade)

2nd & 3rd Grade

Standard
Website
Description
Vocabulary Development
[L 1-6]
http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games
http://taggalaxy.de/
http://www.smories.com/
http://dynamo.dictionary.com/placement/level
Grammar Gorillas
Arcademics: Invasion
Onomoatopoeia
ABC Ya Dolch Sight Words
ABC Ya Sight Word Bingo
PBS Kids, Synonym Sam's Lab
Vocabulary.co.il, Syn or Ant?
Vocabulary.co.il, Find the Synonym
Scholastic: Word Toast
Walk the Plank: Synonym Adjectives
Arcademics: Word Frog
Arcademics: Furious Frog
TV411: Personal Dictionary
-Grammar, Spelling & other simple games
-Animated grammar tutorial (nouns, verbs, adj)
-A variety of grammar and word games
-A visually appealing way to explore word relationships
-Original stories written and read by kids (videos)
-Test word knowledge, build vocabulary through fun games and challenges
-Noun & Verbs, or All Parts of Speech
-Parts of Speech, customizable
-Sound name word match
-Dolch sight word spelling (choose the grade)
-Dolch sight word match (choose the grade)
-Synonyms
-Choose: Synonym or Antonym
-Find the synonym
-Game: Difficult synonyms
-Quiz Game: Correct adjectives
-Arcade Game: Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms
-Arcade Game: Multiplayer, Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms
-Multiple Choice: Synonyms (Dictionary)
Literary Text
[RF 1-4]
http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com
http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/
http://youarewhatyouread.scholastic.com/kids
http://storytimeforme.com/series
ABC Ya e-Book, Marvin & Sweetie
ABC Ya e-book, Lilly the Wild Cat
-Fictional mystery game - students can learn about plot & more
-A collection of free audio books
-Interactive website with kid-friendly books
-Watch and hear stories being read and create your own story
-An e-book about a frog with narration
-An e-book about a cat with narration
Writing
[W 1-8, 10]
http://www.kerpoof.com/
http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com
http://storybird.com/
http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop
http://www.thestorystarter.com/jr.htm
http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/
http://kids.magpogames.com/playonline.cfm
http://www.readwritethink.org/files
http://www.drawastickman.com/
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters
-Write & design a story
-Students can write stories inspired by their adventures
-Students can create online stories in a virtual book
-Inspired picture writing (drag and drop words over pictures)
-Provides students with a variety of first lines for their stories
-Random writing prompt generator
-Create stories/poems using magnetic poetry
-Simple comic strip creator tool
-Draw a Stickman interactive animated story that can inspire writing
-Story idea generator to prompt students' fiction writing
Questioning, Listening &
Contributing
http://corkboard.me/
http://primarywall.com/
-A corkboard with post-it notes - great for group work, discussions, etc..
-Allows students to post thoughts/comments on kid-friendly bulletin board
Reading Comprehension
http://www.toonuniversity.com/quiz.asp
http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames
-Students read a short story and fill out an interactive quiz
-Reading comprehension games
Spelling
http://www.spellathon.net/
Earobics: Paw Park
TV411: Dictionary Entries
TV411: Multiple Meanings
-Fun spelling game for all grades (different mastery levels for each grade)
-ABC Order for dictionary skills
-Dictionary skills, Putting words in the range
-Dual word meaning

4th & 5th Grade

Standard
Website
Description
Vocabulary
Development
[L 1-6]
http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html
http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary-games.htm
http://www.wordia.com/
http://www.visuwords.com
http://www.thekidzpage.com/freekidsgames
http://www.smories.com/
http://www.vocabulary.co.il/fourth-grade
http://dynamo.dictionary.com/placement/level
Vocabulary.co.il, Syn or Ant?
Vocabulary.co.il, Find the Synonym
Vocabulary.co.il, Intermediate Adj Synonyms
Scholastic: Word Toast
Walk the Plank: Synonym Adjectives
Arcademics: Word Frog
Arcademics: Furious Frog
TV411: Personal Dictionary
Smart Tutor: Homophones Video
EZ School: Homophones
Apples 4 Teachers: Homophones
Mr. Anker's Homophone Test
http://www.roadtogrammar.com/
-Grammar, Spelling & other simple games
-Noun, adverb, adjective, & verb quizzes
-A dictionary with videos
-Online graphical dictionary and thesaurus
-Word games (word search, word scramble, etc...)
-Original stories written and read by kids (videos)
-A variety of vocabulary building games
-Test word knowledge, build vocabulary through fun games
-Choose: Synonym or Antonym
-Find the synonym
-Line match the synonyms
-Game: Difficult synonyms
-Quiz Game: Correct adjectives
-Arcade Game: Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms
-Arcade Game: Multiplayer, Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms
-Multiple Choice: Synonyms (Dictionary)
-Homophones: same sound, different spelling
-Choose the homophones
-Homophones 12 quest test
-Homophones test
-Great grammar resource page
Literary Text
http://www.funbrain.com/brain
http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/
http://www.winterstail.com/
http://youarewhatyouread.scholastic.com/kids
-e-Books for kids
-A collection of free audio books
-An interactive website telling a heartwarming story
-Interactive website with kid-friendly books
Writing (imaginative
& expository)
[W 1-10]
http://www.kerpoof.com/
http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com
http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop
http://www.brucevanpatter.com/what_if_questions
http://www.thestorystarter.com/jr.htm
http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/
http://kids.magpogames.com/playonline.cfm
http://www.readwritethink.org/files
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters
-Write & design a story
-Students can write stories inspired by their adventures
-Inspired picture writing (drag and drop words over pictures)
-What-If Questions to help students start writing
-Provides students with a variety of first lines for their stories
-Random writing prompt generator
-Create stories/poems using magnetic poetry
-Simple comic strip creator tool
-Story idea generator to prompt students' fiction writing
Writing (revision)
[W 1-10]
http://lightningbug.com.au/index.htm
Helps students through the writing cycle
Discussion
http://corkboard.me/
A corkboard with post-it notes - great for group work
Media
http://zimmertwins.com/movie/
Make a Movie (animate characters)
Reading Comprehension
http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive
http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.asp
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex
http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames.html
http://www.wartgames.com/themes/reading/reading
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english
http://tweentribune.com/
-Note-taking/outline-making tool to help students understand text
-Graphic organizer (word web) tool for students
-Stories with reading comprehension quizzes
-Reading comprehension games
-A variety of reading comprehension games and activities
-Stories, activities, games, and quizzes
-Daily news stories provided at different reading levels
Spelling
http://www.spellathon.net/
-Fun spelling game for all grades (different mastery levels for each grade)
Digital Storytelling
http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/tools_tech
-Collection of 100 free online digital storytelling tools