Willow Dale Elementary School

Willow Dale Elementary School

A Diverse Learning Community Where Students Succeed Through Academics, Athletics, and The Arts

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Teacher and Parent Resources
Centennial Guide to Library Resources (some sites will require a username and password to access from home)
 
Quality web resources can also be found through searches on "WebPath Express" in the Destiny Online Library Catalog.
 
Lesson Planning, Technology Integration & Professional Development
4Teachers.org - Access to online resources and tools for integrating technology into the classroom
A to Z Teacher Stuff - Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Themes, Tips, Printables, and more
ARTSEDGE - National Arts and Education Network lessons and teaching materials to integrate the arts with other academic subjects
Computing Technology for Math Excellence - Math-related web sites, standardized test prep, technology integration, assisting readers
Discovery Education - Classroom, Home and Professional development resources; includes Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Educators
Education World - Lesson planning, professional development, technology integration, school issues
EDSITEment - Lesson plans in Art & Culture, Language Arts & Literature, Foreign Language, and History& Social Studies from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Educational Worksheets - Free, printable worksheets by grade level or subject
Educator's Reference Desk - 2,000+ lesson plans, 3000+ links to online education information
eduweb - Game-based learning through creative games and activities
Library of Congress - Primary Source sets, Themed Resources, Lesson Plans, and Library of Congress collection connections 
PBS Teachers - Standards-based resources in the arts, health and fitness, mathematics, reading/language arts, science/technology, and social studies
Science NetLinks - Standards-based science lessons, resources, activities from the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Smithsonian's History Explorer - Resources for teaching and learning American history, designed and developed by the National Museum of American History
TeachersFirst - Collection of practical, user-friendly lessons, units, and web resources by teachers, for teachers 
teAchnology - Teaching with Technology - Lesson plans for all subject areas, printable worksheets, and rubrics
 
Reading and Writing
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site - Collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom, and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics
Into the Book - Teaching reading comprehension strategies with resources for K-4 students and teachers: includes lessons, activities, videos, music, posters and bookmarks
Learning Through Listening - Classroom teaching tools that focus on building listening skills: lesson plans, teaching strategies, classroom activities, and listening resources
Literacy Network - Educational materials for literacy instruction and lifelong learning for adults and family literacy programs
Mentor Texts for the Traits of Writing - Picture book recommendations to model Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions
Nancy Keane's Children's Literature Webpage - Booktalks, thematic reading lists, children's literature resources
Read Write Think - International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) - provides lessons, web resources, and student materials for reading and language arts
Reading Rockets - Offers effective teaching strategies, activities, lesson plans, worksheets, exercises, skills, tests, assessments for comprehension (teachers and parents)
Scholastic Teacher Book Wizard - Search book titles by reading level
The Textmapping Project - Textmapping is a graphic organizer technique that can be used to teach reading comprehension and writing skills, study skills, and course content
 
Information Literacy
21st Century Literacies - The 21st Century Literacies Curriculum presents the process and essential skills for embedding information literacy strategies across all areas of the curriculum.
Common Sense Media - Common Sense's Parent Media Education Program and Digital Citizenship Curriculum give educators, administrators, and parents the tools and curricula they need to guide a generation in becoming responsible digital citizens.
Copyright Alliance Education Foundation - Educators' guide to copyright and free curricula to incorporate copyright into your daily classroom lessons; includes "Copyright in the Classroom" video
Cyberbee - Internet resources for using the web in the classroom: curriculum ideas, research tools, treasure hunts, web projects
CyberSmart - 21st century skills for education - Lessons and activities that teach students to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and effectively
Evaluating Internet Resources - Tips on how to judge the quality of Internet resources; includes tools, criteria, and activities
S.O.S. for Information Literacy - A multimedia resource that includes lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy
 
Parents, School, and Family
The School Library Link - A monthly newsletter for parents about what school library programs have to offer
Internet Safety and Filtering - from the American Association of School Librarians
Library of Congress for Kids and Families - Log on,  play around,  learn something!
National Center for Family Literacy - Free resources and tips to help families get involved in their children's learning
PBS Parents - Information on Child Development, Education, Healthy Kids, Issues & Advice
PBS Raising Readers - Tips and tricks for making reading a fun, easy part of every day life
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) - The nation's largest children's literacy organization provides reading resources for educators and parents
Reading with Your Children - from the American Association of School Librarians
Scholastic Parents - Home of Parent and Child magazine with articles on School & Learning, Books & Reading, Activities and Family Life
 
The Centennial School District is not responsible for the content or the links on web pages not in the Centennial School District domain.