Useful Links for Teachers


K-2 Toon University http://www.toonuniversity.com/aol/aol_language_k2.asp games to practice: inferring, alphabet, opposites, etc.


K-5th Grades Manatee http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/psstandards.htm interactive standards and benchmarks with activities and lessons!  Reading and Writing!


4-5th Grades-KS3-BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/ "English" Excellent site with practice and teaching activities and lessons!


4-5th Grades Main Idea http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htm Beacon Learning Center- reading is followed up by interactive quizzes!


4-5th Grades Skillwise http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/ tutorials with games and assessments!  Excellent Site!


AOL Practice Reading http://homeworkhelp.aol.com/readysetread consonants, blends, vowels-Great interactive practice!


Babel Fish Translation http://babelfish.altavista.com/translate.dyn translate for ESL -copy and paste passage


Between the Lions http://pbskids.org/lions/ K-2nd


Carol Hurst Literature Site http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/allreviewed.html Grades K-9; reviews of children's literature by appropriate grade level

--Literature site with curriculum-related features.


Comprehension Strategies- Manatee http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/compstrat35.htm Click on "Online reading comprehension strategy tutorials" also!


Connections http://www.fcps.edu/cpsapps/connections/ A database of over one thousand works of children's literature and their connection to the Virginia Standards of Learning. Connections also includes links to primary sources in the Library of Congress American Memory Collection


The Children's Literature Nook http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4967/math.html List math titles by concept


Fact & Opinion http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/biog/images/factopinion.ppt; http://ferl.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?resID=7489&page=628&catID=190; http://www.havc.k12.al.us/t4/spr2000/DREWF/DREWAN~1.PPT great practice for 2nd grade especially.


Fact & Opinion http://jc-schools.net/write/games/ChallengeElder.ppt This is a Jeopardy game that not only gives fact and opinion, but cause and effect and other skills as well.  This is a good review activity with an adult!


Kidspiration Activities http://www.shuntington.k12.ny.us/reading/McGraw_Kidspiration/mcgrawhillkidspiration-K-2.html K-2nd grade- Excellent teacher created activities for letter recognition, plural endings, and more!  Requires Kidspiration which you can download for free trial!


Kids' Reads http://www.kidsreads.com/index.asp Kids' website devoted to quality children's literature.  Find book reviews, author interviews, book series titles, games and contests. Teachers find the best new books for students.


Learn Letters http://www.yourchildlearns.com/learnletters.htm

K-3 site with letter and sound recognition programs for children to practice.


Manatee- Kid's Lab http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/SRW.htm Reading PreK-3rd grade choose the drop down menu to view grade levels and reading workshop.  Excellent site to practice reading skills and strategies!


Math Literature Links- http://home.nyc.rr.com/teachertools/mathliterature.html links by concept


Math Literature Links- http://www.edselect.com/math.htm Links to book titles, tests, and more listed under math concept


Multicultural Children's Literature http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/martinlutherking.html Recommendations and reviews on Carol Hurst's lit site.


Nursery Rhymes http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/rhymes.htm Snaith Primary School great sources to teach character traits from!


Phonics- http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/control_page/front2.htm#1 interactive games to practice for K-5th!


Reading with Clifford http://www.scholastic.com/clifford/read/index.htm grades K-3rd.


Starfall http://www.starfall.com/ K-2nd Phonics & reading


Story Time http://www.storylineonline.net/ books read aloud!


Typing http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ For beginners start with home keys level one


ABC Teach http://abcteach.com/directory/reading_comprehension/ reading comprehension sites with activities. Costs $35 for a 1 year subscription.



K-2 Destination Math http://norfolk.hmhco.com/lms Interactive site for all math strands!


K-3 That's a Fact  
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/thats_a_fact/english_K_3.html  Interactive site for all math strands


K-6th Wanda Walters Portaportal http://guest.portaportal.com/solmath great resources and activities for all SOLs!

K-12th Grade King's List of Online Math Activities http://www.k111.k12.il.us/king/math.htm#Math Comprehensive list by math concept

K-12th Virtual Manipulatives http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/vlibrary.html Visual objects that help illustrate math relationships and applications.  Manipulatives allow students to visually examine, explore and develop concepts.

K-5th ReviseWise http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/maths/ Covers all math strands for all grade levels!  Provides interactive activities, tests, study guides, and worksheets!

K-5th Grades -Manatee http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/psstandards.htm interactive standards and benchmarks with activities and lessons!

3-5th Kids Online Resources http://www.kidsolr.com/math/math.html contains instructions on all strands even properties!

3-5th That quiz! http://www.thatquiz.com/ great quizzes for all strands!

3-8th Webliography of online Math http://ettc.lrhsd.org/archives/emath.html

4-5th Grades-KS3-BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/ "Maths" Excellent site with practice and teaching activities and lessons!

4-5th Grades Skillwise http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/ tutorials with games and assessments!  Excellent Site!

4-5th Grades Maths Files http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/index.shtml Excellent practice on all stands even measurement!

5th Gizmo http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cUserSecure.dspTeacherHome&ClassID=782518 great interactive tutorials with manipulative to learn, mean, median, mode, and more!  Try the last four strands.  You can sign up for 30 days free trial

5th Houghton Mifflin http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/quiz/g_5.html quizzes!


3-5th Geometry -Boxer Math http://www.boxermath.com/plp/modules/three_d.shtml explore plane and solid figures and the concepts behind geometry!


Circle Parts http://www.mathgoodies.com/puzzles2004/puzzles/icircle1.html Math Goodies crossword puzzle-chord, radius, diameter, etc.


Collect Data & Mean, Median, Mode http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/train.html


Dictionary http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html   learn math terms with examples to manipulate!


Facts -Starship Math http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/index.shtml practice all facts.  Need flashplayer-directions included.


First in Math http://www.firstinmath.com/ excellent program to practice math facts.  You need to enter your user ID and Password just as it is on your card.


Fractions http://www.visualfractions.com/ Visual Fractions- This is an excellent resource for all fraction concepts!


Fractions BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/maths/number/02_act.shtml great interactive activity!


Fractions Math Biz http://www.mathbiz.com/cgi-bin/tcmember.cgi?levelchapter=1c02&NEXT=Proceed  practice with all kinds of fractions even mixed numbers!


Geometry http://www.factmonster.com/math/knowledgebox/index.html Knowledgebox Math Games-Fact Monster


Graphs- Ed Helper http://www.edhelper.com/graphs.htm


Graphs-Create a Graph http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/ Easily create attractive, printable bar graphs and pie charts (just fill in data step-by-step).  User-friendly for students!


Growing Patterns http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/linda/algebra/activities/pattern_grow/pattern_farm.html Great activity!


I Know That http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=L2_Math  Covers basic fact practice, fractions,word problems and more.  You can skip registration.  Watch for pop ups though.


Math Magic http://mathforum.org/mathmagic/ problem solving


Math Stories http://www.mathstories.com/ designed to give strategies to solve problems.  Cost $24

Measurement 3rd http://www.quia.com/pages/3math.html#measurement


Measurement Alien Cookbook http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/aliencookbook.shtml excellent measurement site for reading amounts on scaled beakers also fun!  Uses metric


Money http://arcytech.org/java/money/index.html Learning to Use Money Program- excellent for all age groups counting and making change.  Check out the teacher pages!


Money Instructor http://www.moneyinstructor.com/inp/inpcountcoins.asp Great counting and other activities sign in as a limited member for free.


Numeracy a BBC site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/4_11/numeracy.shtml excellent site on all math strands!


Number Time http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/addem/index.shtml   you will need "Shock Wave".

 See the site for the plug in.  Great for addition, subtraction, and sequencing.  Includes printable activities for extra practice!


Probability http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/fish.html


Problem Solving Math Cats http://www.mathcats.com/ creative problem solving in all strands!


Slides, Flips, Turns (translations, reflections, rotations) Teacher First http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=6384 -excellent site!!!!!


Slides and Turns (translations, reflections, rotations) Cyber Chase Tanagrams http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/area/tangram.html -great game to practice and learn translations! 


Slides, Flips, and Turns (translations, reflections, rotations) Transformation Golf http://www.mathsonline.co.uk/freesite_tour/gamesroom/transform/golftrans.html Use slides, flips and turns to navigate on a grid.  Also reinforces coordinate graphing!


Tans http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/tf/t/tans/tans.html Tanagram exploration with links to story.


Timer http://www.timeme.com/ virtual timer to count down or up!



K-6th Grade http://guest.portaportal.com/solscience Wanda Walters Portaportal great resources and activities for all SOLs!


K-5th Science Files http://www.richmond.k12.va.us/schools/munford/scifiles.html


K-5th Science Clips from BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml Great interactive clips! See the pull down menu for all of them.


K-5th Science Fair Projects http://www.aolatschool.com/science-fairs/elementary AOL


K-6th Activities http://guest.portaportal.com/solscience Wanda Walter's Portaportal-all sols covered!


K-5th Grades -Manatee http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/psstandards.htm interactive standards and benchmarks with activities and lessons!


3rd http://web.dps.k12.va.us/ParkAve/SciSOLT.htm power points and activities


3rd-5th Activities http://eclipse.pagecounty.k12.va.us/~resource/science.html Great site to review.  SOL is listed beside each activity!  Teachers can modify the activities to use as quiz items as well.


4-5th Grades-KS3-BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/ "Science" Excellent site with practice and teaching activities and lessons!


4th-5th tests and Activities http://www.quia.com/pages/hostetterscience.html Great site to review.  SOL listed as well.


5th Vinci Park School http://everyschool.org/u/vinci/fifth/science.html links and webquests


SOLpass http://www.solpass.org -School subscription; access VA SOL-targeted games, activities, flashcards and quizzes


3.6 Biomes http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/     Good background information


3.8  Earth Patterns  

http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/News/2001/News-AutumnalEquinox.asp   Change of seasons - video, reading passage and worksheets


4th Moon Phases song http://mal.sbo.hampton.k12.va.us/fourth/sci/sci_songs_4thgrade.htm  (sing to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It")


Animals -Planet Arkive http://www.planetarkive.org/games.html   games to explore life as an animal.


Education Planet.com http://www.educationplanet.com/ Web resources


Erosion http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirtrep/erosion/index.htm Scholastic


Fall http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0209/quickflicks/  1min. movie & quiz


Food Chains http://geography4kids.com/files/land_foodchain.html great review of terms with pictures


Food Chains http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0309/quickflicks/index.html children can watch movie and take online quiz


Habitats -aquatic http://www.mbgnet.net/    Lots of info here- a good site for aquatic biomes too.


Habitats http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/Biome/index.html  

Cool site!  Background info to read, then two missions for students to complete using what they have learned. Earth Observatory


Habitats http://www.nationalgeographic.com/siteindex/animals.html  


Habitats- watershed http://www.cbf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=back_watershed links to habitats in the - Chesapeake Bay Foundation 


Interdependence and Adaptation http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/interdependence.shtml shows animals in habitats.


Jefferson Lab http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/index.html Create practice tests for VA SOLs


Kid's Club http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html NASA site


Magnets http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/magnets_springs.shtml Excellent activity to practice manipulating magnets!


Rock Cycle http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0602/es0602page02.cfm interactive description EXCELLENT!


Rock Cycle http://www.quia.com/pages/hostetterscience.html#plate scroll down to see it.


Scientific Investigation http://web.dps.k12.va.us/ParkAve/Sciemeth.htm investigate the scientific method through United Streaming-teacher login+757, Password: 


Shadows http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/light_shadows.shtmlinvestigate shadows and how light sources like the sun and moon affect them.  


Soil http://library.thinkquest.org/J003195F/default.htmThink Quest-webquest to investigate soil


Soil http://www.fieldmuseum.org/undergroundadventure/virtual tour!  Visually tour the soil!


Soil http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case2/index.htmlpart of the Great Plant Escape web quest!


Soil Science Education http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.htmlmany resources available


SOLpass http://www.solpass.org -School subscription; access VA SOL-targeted games, activities, flashcards and quizzes


Water Cycle http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.htmlExplore the different parts of the water cycle on an interactive diagram.


Water Cycle http://www.kidzone.ws/water/Kid-friendly information and teacher-friendly printable activity pages


Watersheds -VA Naturally http://www.vanaturally.com/guide/water.htmlgrade 4 science standards; info about watersheds, and interactive process allows you to locate your watershed.


Watershed http://www.cbf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=back_watershed Great site for watershed!  



http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/currentweatherusnational/index_large.html?from=wxcenter_mapsHere is a map of the United States and its weather systems.


Weather Cloud Types http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/cldtyp/home.rxml  

Here are the different cloud types to show what they look like.


Weather Sounds http://www.wildwildweather.com/wx_sounds.htm    

Here is a weather sound station you can just leave up for the children to hear the sounds of weather types.


Weather activities and poems





Zoom http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/Directions for activities from the PBS kids' show: use everyday objects to illustrate science concepts related to force, sound, chemistry, life science, and more!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/5_7entry/8.shtml scientific investigations on items that sink and float and why.



K-3rd History and Social Sciences Standards of Learning http://k3hss.pwnet.org/index.htm Lists all VA SOLs and links to teacher ideas and sites by SOL and pull down the SOL number to get to ideas for the sub standards.


K-6th Grade http://guest.portaportal.com/solss Wanda Walters Portaportal great resource!


K-12 Melissa Matusevich http://chumby.dlib.vt.edu/melissa/Educational_Resources.html Educational resources, created by Melissa Matusevich, Ed.D. (Curric. And Instruction specialist) "Materials for teaching VA SS Standards of Learning"


**Poster Sets by M. Matusevich** http://chumby.dlib.vt.edu/melissa/posters/posterset.html K--VA Studies; Choose your grade level--Lots of printable posters focusing sorted by SOL objectives.


K-12 Google Earth http://earth.google.com/ free program -virtual map to navigate to places on  earth


K-12 Maps on Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/namer/ Outline maps and more…


K-12 Maps on EduPlace -World/Country/Continents http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/


SOLpass http://www.solpass.org -School subscription; access VA SOL-targeted games, activities, flashcards and quizzes –


History topics http://www.woodrowwilson.org/topics/ Woodrow Wilson Library with real artifacts-primary sources to research Women's Suffrage, and more!

VA Studies Ready Resources http://vastudies.pwnet.org/vs2/vs2_e.htm Great resource! Suggested instructional strategies for each objective, plus web links and teacher background sites; maps & photos


America 's Civil War -A Nation Divided http://fredericksburg.com/CivilWar/Teaching/Education/Education/A_Nation_Divided_Students navigate through Civil War topics- pictures included


Ancient Egypt- http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/egypt.htm Snaith Primary School


Ancient Greece Web Quest- http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/rcompstrat.htm Snaith Primary School


Ancient Greece-Web Quest- http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/ancientgreece/index.html This site allows students to explore all about ancient Greece with a rubric for the teacher to access their progress.


Ancient Rome- http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/romans.htm Snaith Primary School


Ancient Rome - Web Quest http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/rome/

This site allows students to explore all about ancient Rome with a rubric for the teacher to access their progress.  It links to other pages for students to research.


Civics-Ben's Guide to U. S. Government for Kids http://bensguide.gpo.gov/index.html excellent resources!  

Civil Rights http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/civilrights/ Brain Pop movie with questions.  Excellent site!


Constitution Course http://constitutionday.cpms.osd.mil/course-choice.htm U.S. Department of Defense course.  Listen as a speaker leads you through the constitution, Bill of Rights, and more!  It takes time to load and is a large site.


Constitution Game http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/ForKids/index.shtml site that allows students to view and interact with the constitution learning the parts of it as they look for them. Click on "Save the Bill of Rights" play.


The Civil Rights Movement in Virginia http://www.vahistorical.org/civilrights/main.htm Exhibition from the Virginia Historical Society.  "Massive Resistance" link includes photographs of Norfolk protestors.


Economics Kindergarten

http://k3hss.pwnet.org/resources/K-Economics.pdf Site for economics- activity sheets also


Economics -Needs Wants http://www.mcwdn.org/ECONOMICS/NeedsWantsQuiz.html interactive quiz (need QuickTime)


Famous Americans-Presidents http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/presidents/ White House.gov provides details about presidents!


Famous Americans-Washington http://www.osv.org/ go to "Fun and Games", then "Washington Quiz"


Historical Documents, w/ images http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/help/constRedir.html Links to several documents' transcriptions and enlargeable images.


Historical Documents: chronology http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/ C hronologically arranged links to text of tons of documents.  Find the 3 Virginia charters, lyrics to "Yankee Doodle," VA Declaration of Rights, and so on.


Historical Documents http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/index.html Kids' site. Links to text of several documents, including the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, and Emancipation Proclamation.


Mali http://www2.hopewell.k12.va.us/techsol/mali.htm Excellent site for teachers and students alike.  It even has a practice quiz.


Plymouth Plantation http://www.plimoth.org/OLC/index_js2.html# children explore the first Thanksgiving as if they are the Historian!


SOLpass http://www.solpass.org -School subscription; access VA SOL-targeted games, activities, flashcards and quizzes


U.S. Government for Kids http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/index.html A kids' site, but useful for its many resources, simple illustrations, and concise descriptions.


VA Company of London http://www.nps.gov/colo/Jthanout/VACompany.html One-page historical brief describing the evolution and demise of the VA Co. Includes notes on charters and important people. 


WISE http://wise.berkeley.edu/ scientific investigation through projects-supported by National Science Foundation