Category Archive for "Language Arts"

Redwood Writing Project = Teacher Awesomeness

  I got to spend yesterday morning with my people…and by that, I mean the Redwood Writing Project crew.  It is

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AMERICA’S BATTLE OF THE BOOKS IS COMING TO SEQUOIA CONFERENCE CENTER ON APRIL 8!

Come and join us at the Sequoia Conference Center next to the HERC and see local students in the 2nd

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READ ACROSS AMERICA! Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Don’t miss this great day!  CTA has some great recommendations for activities and books for your school’s READ ACROSS AMERICA.

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TEACH DIVERSE BOOKS! Check out Teachingbooks.net for the BEST book lists and resources!

The opening page of Teachingbooks.net will take you to the page you see here.  Click on “Teach Diverse Books,” and

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1st Regional STEAM Conference a Success!

HCOE held its first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) conference on 1/8-1/9/16. More than 250 educators, administrators, librarians,

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ELA Strategies: Written Conversations by Anne Hartline

Welcome to my blog! Since this is my first blog post (ever!) I’d like introduce myself. I’m Anne Hartline and

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Rhymezone.com

Find rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more.  There’s a near rhymes option that finds “imperfect” rhymes for your words. Caution – words

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Merriam Webster Dictionary

Great dictionary site – Extra bonuses – thesaurus, Spanish/English translation, encyclopedia, medical, and games & quizes!! Visit at: http://www.merriam-webster.com/

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SweetSearch.com

SweetSearch is a Search Engine for Students. It searches only the 35,000 Web sites that  research experts, librarians and teachers

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Biography.com

Great site for biographical information on virtually everybody! visit at: http://www.biography.com  

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LIbrary of Congress American Memory

This site accesses the video/photo collections at the Library of Congress. Site is searchable, and can be linked to standards

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Knowmia

Site designed to use video presentations and interactive assignments both in and out of the classroom. Use theirs, or create your

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Vocabahead Vocab builder

Learn Vocabulary words from Grades 6-12, SAT, GRE or ACT. Visit at: http://www.vocabahead.com/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx

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Digital Dialects Language Learning Games

Digital Dialects website features free to use, online games for learning languages visit at: http://digitaldialects.com/

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Simple Study Guides for Writing, Grammar, Math, SAT, ACT, and more…

Recommended through State Department of Education – site for good study guides. visit at: http://junketstudies.com/joomla/

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Black History Month Resources

Six teaching tools for Black History Month –   Visit at:  http://www.edutopia.org/blog/black-history-month-teaching-resources-matthew-davis

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Cookie.com

A fun site loaded with educational games for pre-K – second grade.  All areas. visit at: http://cookie.com  

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Gapminder

Replacing myths with a fact-based worldview is the goal of Gapminder. The site accomplishes  this by making world  data easy to understand,

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Starfall’s Learn to Read with Phonics

Starfall.com is a  free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Visit at: www.starfall.com

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Cinderella of Ancient and Modern Civilizations

  A unit appropriate for 4th – 6th grade teachers.  The first Cinderella story was told in Egypt in 1

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Promethean Planet

World’s largest interactive whiteboard community,  free resources, tips, interactive lesson content, professional development materials.     Visit at: http://www.prometheanworld.com/en-us/education/products/interactive-content-and-resources/promethean-planet

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Brainpop

Creates animated, curricular content. Some free videos/some require subscription.  Good for “flipped learning” in additional to traditional structure. Visit at:

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BBC Primary Resource site

    Visit at: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/foundation/foundation.htm

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PBS Kids

Collection of interactive whiteboard games for educators on PBS KIDS. Visit at: http://pbskids.org/whiteboard/      

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Fact Monster

Good reference site for facts, maps, geography. Visit at:   http://www.factmonster.com/        

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Refdesk

    Fact checker and general reference, news, searches Visit at: http://refdesk.com

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Dictionary.com

General reference site. Some ads, but links for quotes, thesaurus, word games, translator and quotations.   Visit at: http://dictionary.com  

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Google Translator

  Language Translator – many languages Visit at: http://translate.google.com/#  

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