All these links have something to do with language arts. I hope you can find something that will enhance your teaching.
1. Lit Trips-This link will take you to a blog of links where there are Lit Trips divided by grade level. These Lit Trips will allow the students to follow a character, via Google maps, as they go through a book.
2. Scholastic videos-There is a lot of great stuff here. There are professional development videos, author interviews, writing tips, news, and book talk videos.
3. Izzit.orghttp://www.izzit.org/index.php-This site was suggested to me by a co-teacher. Sign up for a 30 day free trial from this educational video site. They have games, contests, and current events with questions. You can search the site using the state standards too! Sign up for a free account and they send you a DVD in the mail. Give them feed back and I’m told they will send you another. I can’t wait for my DVD.
4. Scoop.it– This looks like pintrest to me. I have a great Scoop.it sample from an online friend. Check it out. It looks like a magazine. Lots of great Language arts sites.
5. WackyWebTales– Remember Mad Libs? This site is like that. Students choose a tale, fill in the blanks with a focus on parts of speech and then read the story. You might want to use this for a sponge activity or a special treat. Could also be used at a center.
6. Bonus: Vocabulary games and resources-Students could always use some more vocabulary words. Here are some fun games for students to play and learn at the same time. Some have foreign languages too.
I hope you can find something you can use in this newsletter. If you do, please make a comment.