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Subject: Help out a Teacher In Training? Please??
Date Posted: 8/20/2008 9:00 PM ET
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I am currently working to obtain licensure to teach elementary school and I am most interested in 3rd and 4th grade. One of my professors has asked for internet resources specific to literacy for elementary students. Do any of you have any favorite websites that you use in your classrooms? Would you be willing to share? I'd be happy to receive PMs too! Thanks so much!
Date Posted: 8/20/2008 10:04 PM ET
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My students and I love this site  http://www.ahisd.net/campuses/cambridge/library/chilauth.html

It's a list of many children's authors with links to their websites.  My students are special ed K-3, so I often have to read the information to them. but they enjoy learning about authors after we've read their books. 

Then  there's BookPals Storyline Online  http://www.storylineonline.net/

This site features celebrities reading children's books and has activity ideas for teachers to use.  Kids love to have stories read to them at all ages and seeing famous people read helps to make reading "cool".  This is one of my favorite sites.

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 10:33 PM ET
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Thank you SO much! I found that only a few of the links on the first website you listed actually went anywhere but the second site is AWESOME! Thanks!******Anyone else?
Date Posted: 8/21/2008 6:41 AM ET
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Good grief!  I can't believe  how many links are bad on that page now!  I'll try to contact the site owners about it and see if they're planning on updating the links; it looks like a couple of the links to go publishing sites that have updated and either changed or eliminated their author pages. 

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 8:24 AM ET
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Here are some I use -

http://drscavanaugh.org/ebooks/libraries/childrens_collections.htm

This one is awesome.  Members of the Screen Actor's Guild read children's books onstreaming video. Our students love them.  http://www.storylineonline.net/

The Florida Center for Research in Reading has literacy center activities  http://www.fcrr.org/  is the homepage.  This is the activities page - look on the right side of the page.  http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/SCAindex.htm

Readers Theater (free scripts)   http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE.html

Online games in curriculum areas  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 9:17 AM ET
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Thanks, Molly! Those are all great! In my own search I came across this one http://www.webenglishteacher.com that I thought was excellent. I like that it covers ALL ages and like the first link that Sandy posted, it has an area that links directly to author websites.
Date Posted: 8/21/2008 12:24 PM ET
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Great site, LeeAnne!  That's one I hadn't come across before.  I have so many bookmarked, but they're on my work computer and we don't go back for a few more weeks.

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 12:53 AM ET
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Try this one.  Children's Literature Wesite     http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html

and Carol Hurst's Page      http://www.carolhurst.com/



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Subject: Internet sites
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 1:30 AM ET
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the children's author, Jan Brett, has a wonderful site with many down loadable activities.

Date Posted: 8/30/2008 8:36 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/1/2008 9:49 PM ET
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starfall.com

Beth Newingham is an excellent third grade teacher with an awesome site : http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/

 

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 10:06 AM ET
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Maybe a bit late, but I like: http://gigglepoetry.com/