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Somer Lewis
lewiss@uncw.edu
910.962.7244

Watson College of Education
UNCW
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Elementary School Websites

Quicklinks


Articles of Interest



Law Related Education in Elementary and Secondary Schools. ERIC Digest
http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-929/law.htm
An article discussing law-related education, what it is, and its affects on school.


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General Lesson Plans

Kindergarten Activities
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/tablek.html

Teachers.Net: Lesson Bank
http://www.teachers.net/cgi-bin/lessons/sort.cgi?searchterm=Elementary
A list of links to elementary lesson plans.


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Arts and Crafts

Art North Carolina
http://artnc.org

This educational resource is designed for educators and students interested in learning form works of art. Special section called “Themes and Lessons” provides lesson plans and examples of how to integrate art into general class instruction.

Kinder Art
http://www.kinderart.com/
A site dedicated to art education, lists activities, lesson plans, and additional resources.

Geography

Country links
http://www.websterschools.org/classrooms/state_library/hirschler.html

The Geography Store
http://www.geographystore.com
This site has a comprehensive selection of classroom maps, globes, and geo-games.

My Wonderful World for Educators
http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/index.html
A comprehensive action kit for educators to get started including a Global IQ test.

Western Hemisphere links, a little bit of everything
http://geographyworldonline.com/

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Math

AAA Math
http://www.aaamath.com
Feature a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons.

ReviseWise: Math
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/
Activities, worksheets, and tests on math for ages 4-11

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Reading/Language Arts

Book Adventures
http://www.bookadventure.com
A reading motivation program for grades K-8

Bookhive
http://www.bookhive.org/activities/top20booklists/
A book list of top 20 rated books for levels PreK-6 along with book reviews

Book It!
http://k-6educators.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.bookitprogram.comA reading incentive program sponsored by Pizza Hut

Carol Hurst’ Children’s Literature Site
http://www.carolhurst.com
A collection of reviews of great books for kids as well as ways to incorporate them in the classroom.

Classic Stories Online
http://lightupyourbrain.com/stories
MP3 audio books that you read while listening to

Clifford's Interactive Storybook
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm
A phonics game for young readers

Questions on Books
http://www.theliterarylink.com/questions_otherbooks.html
Review questions for books commonly taught all grades K-12

Reading Recovery
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/readrec.html
Literacy program improvement plan for low-achieving first graders

Reading Sites for Elementary Teachers
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=6757

Study Questions
http://www.theliterarylink.com/questions_otherbooks.html
Links to study questions on young adult literature as well as young children’s literature

“What Elementary Teachers Need to Know About Language”
http://www.cal.org/resource-center/publications/what-teachers-need
An article on the importance of teaching language

Word Central
http://www.wordcentral.com/
Look up words in the student dictionary, create your own dictionary, “word of the day”, and word games

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Science

ReviseWise: Science
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/
Activities, worksheets, and tests for ages 4-11

Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Songs & Games


StoryArts.Org
http://www.storyarts.org
A site dedicated to the art of story telling, includes stories, activities, and lesson plans


Mojo's Musical Museum
http://www.kididdles.com/
A database of kid's song lyrics

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Technology for Beginners


Internet Safety
http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/safety2.htm
An article for young students on the dangers of the internet and how to stay safe

Practice Your Mouse Skills
http://www.mouseprogram.com/



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