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ShelSilverstein.com

ShelSilverstein.com

Explore poems, games, puzzles, lessons, activities, event kits, drawing and activity booklets, and e-cards, all to do with Shel Silverstein. There???s also a link to a never before published poem “Cuttin’ Kate” — download the activity book for this poem, including pages for children to draw their own illustrations, make their own bookmark and way …
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Nancy McArthur

Nancy McArthur

If you’re a fan of the Plant That Ate Dirty Socks series, this site is for you! Read the author’s biography, check out Frequently Asked Questions, and get ideas in Fun Stuff to Do. Teachers, the author has shared some favorite ideas for using these books in your classroom.
Subject: Reading Zone–Authors L-Z; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Teachers@Random

Teachers@Random

This is a great site for teacher resources. Get lesson plans and worksheets for hundreds of Random House books for all grades K-12 and biographies for authors and indexes of award winning books and authors. Books are indexed by grade, theme and curriculum subject. There are classroom clubs for the following series: Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House, …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Helping Your Child Learn to Read

Helping Your Child Learn to Read

This publication, by the U.S. Department of Education offers hints, tips, and “activities for children from infancy through age 6.” It includes information on how to get kids started reading, and what to do to help them to keep reading. The activities that this page describes are about both reading and spending time together. In Spanish or in Eng …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Success in Reading

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Success in Reading

View this book online for free. “Starting Out Right” is the popular version of the authoritative book “Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children” that captured so much media attention in 1998–from the New York Times to the LA Times–as it heralded the end of the ‘reading wars’.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Inkless Tales

Inkless Tales

Listen to cool stories online, build a beast in the game section, read poems, and have lots of fun at this amazing website. Games, stories, poems, and music – Inkless Tales has it all. Check it out! Awarded an American Library Association “Great Web Sites” Recommendation.
Subject: Reading Zone–Poetry & Rhymes; Reading Zone–Short Stories; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Picture Books; Computers And The Internet–Online Games; Fun Stuff–Fun Stuff Resources For Parents & Teachers

Ghost Forest

Ghost Forest

Enter the “Ghost Forest” website to learn all about the prize-winning adventure tale, ???Ghost Forest??? a story for children. Written by Zlatko Enev, a Bulgarian-born writer living in Berlin, Germany, “Ghost Forest” tells about the adventures of a small girl who enters an enchanted game world. You can read the site in English, French, German, Chi …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Fifty Famous People

Fifty Famous People

Part of the Baldwin Project, a volunteer-run online library that provides the texts and illustrations of out-of-print children’s books at no charge, this collection is a companion to “Fifty Famous Tales Retold”. It is a collection of not strictly factual stories about real people in history, retold by James Baldwin at the beginning of the last cen …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors; Reading Zone–Advanced Reading

Thirty More Famous Stories Retold

Thirty More Famous Stories Retold

Part of the Baldwin Project, a volunteer-run online library that provides the texts and illustrations of out-of-print children’s books at no charge, this collection of thirty stories is for children ages 7 to 9, offering a more advanced vocabulary and extensive plot than the other two books in the series. These not strictly factual tales were reto …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors; Reading Zone–Advanced Reading

Fun With Spot – Grownups

Fun With Spot – Grownups

This section of the Fun With Spot site has information especially for parents and teachers. There is a biography for author Eric Hill, information about the series and links to other sites. You can switch between territories: United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Weekly Reader for Teachers

Weekly Reader for Teachers

???News and views to share with your students: View this week???s feature article and word of the day.??? There are activities and articles for all grade levels pre-K to high school.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents; Math And Science–Math And Science Resources For Parents & Teachers

Fractured Fairy Tales Activity

Fractured Fairy Tales Activity

???In this creative writing activity, students will use familiar characters, plots and settings from traditional fairy tales to create ???fractured??? versions. By altering the story line, adding an unexpected twist, or creating a contemporary ???spin,??? students will experiment with satire, irony and parody.???
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Andrew Lost Classroom Club

Andrew Lost Classroom Club

???Help implement your science curriculum objectives with the Andrew Lost books by J.C. Greenburg.??? Download the teacher???s guide, view the monthly featured experiments and read about specific Andrew Lost books.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Math And Science–Math And Science Resources For Parents & Teachers

The Book Read Project and BR_Match

The Book Read Project and BR_Match

The Book Read Project links students and teachers with partner classrooms, and with the authors of books they are reading in the classroom. BR_Match is an Internet mailing list that was formed to help teachers and students find partner classes with which they can discuss the books they are currently reading.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Karleen Bradford

Karleen Bradford

This is the web site for the Canadian author of Dragonfire and There Will Be Wolves. Read her biography, see what awards she’s won, and read e-books online.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Authors A-K

ContinYou Reading Clubs

ContinYou Reading Clubs

Focused on reading for lifelong pleasure, this site includes information on how to create your own book club, resources for book club organizers, and activities to do in your book club.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Online Activities for Kids

Online Activities for Kids

Wow! These online books are great for working on math & English! “Test and enhance your vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills.” In the Math books you can “Build skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, algebra and general arithmetic through fun activities.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Math And Science–Math And Science Resources For Parents & Teachers

Timeline-The Media History Project

Timeline-The Media History Project

Images of devices and documents throughout time along with discussion articles on the history and devices in media. Also Also contains media timelines, courseware, bibliographies.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Computers And The Internet–Computers And The Internet Resources For Parents & Teachers

Chateau Meddybemps

Chateau Meddybemps

Have fun exploring the world of Meddybemps, where jellybeans grow on vines. This site lets you play word games, read funny stories, and visit a gallery of amazing beans. Teachers and parents can find resources, too, including recommended book lists on different subjects.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Fun Stuff–Games & Activities; Reading Zone–Myths & Fables

Childrens’ Books Central

Childrens’ Books Central

“A place to start for the writers, readers, collectors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, parents, publishers, printers, storytellers and kids.” Provides references online to stories, books, discussion groups, and many other links.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

The Author Corner

The Author Corner

This site, which focuses especially on authors who live in the mid-Atlantic states, has a wealth of information on several well-known childrens’ authors. There are also links to many other authors’ pages.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors

Teachers’ Guide for the Professional Cartoonists Index

Teachers’ Guide for the Professional Cartoonists Index

This site is the companion to the Professional Cartoonists Index which has a large collection of newspaper editorial cartoons. It contains “lesson plans for using the editorial cartoons as a teaching tool in Social Sciences, Art, Journalism and English at all levels.”
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

” The homepage of The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, one of the nation’s leading children’s book review journals for school and public librarians.” The monthly features include a brief look at an author or artist, an editorial about specific books or a trend, and a list of children’s book titles related to some theme. Previous mont …
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Especially for Young People and Their Parents

Especially for Young People and Their Parents

A section of the American Library Association site that is dedicated to guidelines for teaching children how to use the Internet. Includes online safety rules and suggestions, designed-for-young people search engines, additional ALA websites for parents, young people, and librarians, other educational sites, and information about privacy issues.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents

Grandpa Tucker’s Rhymes and Tales

Grandpa Tucker’s Rhymes and Tales

Grandpa Tucker has written silly songs, poems, and stories. There’s even a Java JukeBox: you can choose songs and listen to them while you check out the rest of the site.
Subject: Reading Zone–Poetry & Rhymes; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Art, Music & Museums–Music

The Children’s Book Forum

The Children’s Book Forum

This site is described as an “Internet Community Project” which depends on parents, children, and teachers to submit their reviews of childrens’ books. It was started by a father who had trouble finding reviews of books for his daughter.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Books & Authors