2007 NETT Conference Presentation
Power Packed Websites and Teaching Resources for Grades 3-5

By Vicki Martinez
Abney Elementary School
Slidell, Louisiana

Objectives:  The participants will receive a list of interactive websites for use in classrooms for grades 3,4, and 5.
  The participants will view and explore  samples of interactive websites, videos, and power point presentations specifically designed and useful for grades 3, 4, and 5.
  The participants will view the possibilities contained in specific interactive websites for use within lessons, with Promethean Active Boards, and without Active Boards.
  The participants will understand the benefits of designing a classroom website for daily use.

( Another way to access the above web address, which is the way I teach my students, is to google  Walter L. Abney Elementary. Go to Faculty. Go to fourth grade. Go to Martinez. Click on links. Click on  Special Class Webpage.)

Useful Teacher Links for LEAP/Testing Practice

Louisiana Pass - an interactive site designed by the Louisiana Department of Education for practicing LEAP related skills.   http://www.louisianapass.org/

LPB Learning Port Videos- Video tutoring sessions developed by the Louisiana Department of Education. They are referenced to the LEAP tutoring guide. http://www.lpb.org/education/leap.cfm

Study Zone - a site developed by the Oswego City School District in New York . It contains power point presentations for lessons and practice of objectives related to Louisiana GLEís.   http://www.studyzone.org/

Texas FCAT Document - Math Sample Test Questions.  http://elementarypgms.brevard.k12.fl.us/Grade4Daily.pdf

Texas Test Prep Lessons - This site contains pretests, power point lessons, and post tests for specific objectives.      http://unx1.shsu.edu/%7Etxcae/lessons.html

LEAP Resources for Fourth Grade - This site contains LEAP achievement levels, scoring rubrics, helpful tips for parents, useful sites, and Webquests. http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/fes/leapresourcepage/LEAPhome.htm

Sample LEAP Practice Tests - developed by the Louisiana Department of Education.

More LEAP Practice and Test Taking Tips - http://www.rapides.k12.la.us/northbayou/leap_practice.htm

Science Test Prep Sample Questions - a document from New York state containing science related test questions similar to
Louisiana Ďs. http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/pub/elemscisamp.pdf

Power Point Presentations and Videos

Jefferson Country Schools Power Point Collection - This is a collection of power points on various levels and subjects. http://www.jc-schools.net/ppt.html

United Streaming Videos -This site is from Discovery Education. The videos are referenced by grade levels. You must register to be a member. http://www.unitedstreaming.com/

Virtual Field Trips - This site contains links to sites for a variety of topics. http://www.techtrekers.com/virtualft.htm

Story Books Online This is a list of books that can be viewed online. They are in large enough print to be read from a presentation projector.  Books are available for young readers, older readers, and adults. http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html

Audio Stories - This is a collection of stories that contain printed text that is read aloud and contains sound effects. http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/2_Reading/1_Introduction/index.html

Language Arts Power Points - A list of ELA resources geared to older students or students who need to be challenged. http://literacysc.tripod.com/id11.html

Language Arts at pppst.com A list of free K -12 power point presentations.

Getting Along This is a site from the University of Illinois that contains power points stressing getting along with others. http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/conflict/index.html

Math That Counts -This site contains links to math power points that are listed for grades 6-8. Some are good for fourth grade students. http://www.maththatcounts.com/page7.html

Lexington County Power Points This is a list of power points for a variety of subjects. http://www.lexington1.net/technology/?page=instruct/powerpoint.htm#math

BBC Schools Science Clips-This site contains excellent power points on a variety of subjects. They are rated according to age levels of students. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml

Elementary Power Points - All Subjects This is an extensive list from Pasadena, California. http://www.pasadenaisd.org/teachertoolbox/PPts/ppt_elem.htm

Elementary Power Points 2 -This is an extensive list from Kentucky. http://www.graves.k12.ky.us/powerpoints/elementary/

Interactive Reading Websites

Okapi - This site will allow you to type in text from a source and will  identify the reading level of the text.     http://www.interventioncentral.org/htmdocs/tools/okapi/okapi.php

Maryland - ELA and Reading - This site links to reading and ELA games. This is excellent for use with or without Promethean boards. http://www.globalclassroom.org/2005/inservice/reading.html

Internet 4 Classrooms This site links to many excellent interactive sites that can be used with or without the Promethean board. http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_4th_lang.htm

Star Fall -This is an excellent interactive site for students who are learning to read.

Between the Lions  This is an excellent interactive site for young readers. It is developed by PBS kids.   http://pbskids.org/lions/

Reference Skills/Information Resources This site contains worksheets for practice.

Online Rhyming Dictionary -Canít think of a word to fit that rhyme for your poem? This is the site for you. http://www.rhymezone.com/

Online Webster Dictionary- What a great way to model the importance of looking up unclear words. Easy access for the times when we donít have a class set of dictionaries. http://www.m-w.com/mw/netdict.htm

Analogies -This is a great source of analogies, listed by week.  Put this on the projector for class practice without having to run off copies. http://www.teachervision.fen.com/vocabulary/reading-comprehension/25617.html?detoured=1

Online Thesaurus This is a great way to introduce an important LEAP skill. http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ARTFL/forms_unrest/ROGET.html

Words In Context Game Great for use on Promethean board. http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=191

Synonym Challenge Great for use with Promethean board. http://sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/synonyms/synonyms.htm

Synonym Matching Game Great for use with Promethean Board. http://www.quia.com/mc/67661.html

Prefix/Suffix Game - Great for use on Promethean Board.         http://www.e-gfl.org/e-gfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/teacher/other/spark/spinwin/spinwin.html#

Homograph Practice Interactive.  Great for use on Promethean Board. http://www.apples4theteacher.com/quiz/homophones.html

Game Goo - This site contains several interactive games developed by the BBC. Great for use with Promethean Board.      http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooey.html

Flip A Chip- Examining affixes and roots to build vocabulary. This is a novel approach to vocabulary development.The activity provides hands-on practice with affixes and roots and promotes comprehension through structural analysis and vocabulary in context.

The Flip Book The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets. Students can choose from nine different layouts for the pages of their books http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/flipbook

Interactive English Sites

Every Day Edits Proofreading Practice This site lists a variety of passages that can be use with the Promethean Board to provide interactive practice. However, if the information is focused on a white board, the same results can be achieved. There is also the option of printing out the information. http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/edit/edit0101.shtml

Interactive ELA Activities - This site is developed by the BBC and contains quite a list of topics. The format is excellent for use with the Promethean Board.

Write On Readerhttp://library.thinkquest.org/J001156/index.htm

Parts of Speech Lessons This site is not interactive, but itís useful . http://library.thinkquest.org/J0111282/vocabulary.htm

Interactive Power Proofreading Practice This site is developed by Houghton Mifflin and has grade level specific practice.      http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/proofread/proof.htm

Interactive Language Arts Games by Teacher Vision. A variety of levels are listed. http://www.teachervision.fen.com/reading-and-language-arts/activity/5831.html?detoured=1

Graphic Organizers Several types are available for download for the times when you use your last copy!  http://library.thinkquest.org/J001156/writing%20process/sl_graphic_organizers.htm

Mad Libs This is developed by Fun Brain and is a favorite of the kids! Use it for practice with parts of speech.     http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html

Online Book Maker This has many possibilities. http://www.sunshine.co.nz/nz/26/projects/bookmaker.html

Guide to Grammar and Writing This site includes higher level skills. Good for independent learners who need a challenge. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

Spelling Rules for Regular Words This is a great review throughout the year for LEAP.

Spelling Rules for Irregular Words this is a great review throughout the year for LEAP.

Cursive Handwriting Chart - http://www.abcteach.com/zanerbloser/azcursive.htm

Parts of Speech Online Quizzes http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm

Poetry4Kids This site contains links to all kinds of poetry to share with students on the projector when you have a few minutes between activities or when your favorite poetry books were tossed in the flood!    http://www.poetry4kids.com/index.php

Great Poetry Linkshttp://www.readingonline.org/electronic/elec_index.asp?HREF=webwatch/poetry/index.html

Cinquain Practice This is developed by Study Zone. It contains lessons and practice. http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/e4topic.cfm?TopicID=95.8

Diamantes This is an excellent presentation for learning. http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/

Interactive Poetry Pages   http://www.csd.net/%7Ecantelow/poem_welcome.html

Poem of the Dayhttp://killdevilhill.com/poemday.shtml

Comic Creator This is another fun tool to use to promote creative writing. Students choose from captions, pictures, and props to create comics and add text. The comic can then be printed for coloring. http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/index.html

Math Interactive Websites

Interactive Manipulatives This site contains a whole list of great things to use with your presentation projector.    http://www.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/everydaymath.htm

Virtual Manipulatives Another great source for Math manipulative by grade level and standards. http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Virtual Dice A variety of dice are available for use on the projector. Great for class games and teaching probability. http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks1/maths/dice/index.htm

Teaching Clock - Great for use with the Promethean Board. http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/clock.html

Math Dictionary for Kids Wouldnít this be great to put on your homework website. http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/

Pretend Checks Template Great to practice for Unit 1 Performance Task. http://www.dltk-kids.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/image/bchecks.gif

Play Money to Printhttp://www.moneyinstructor.com/play.asp

Hundreds Charthttp://www.sbac.edu/%7Etpl/games/chart100.gif

Pattern Block Manipulatives For the times when you donít have a class set, but you do have a projector. Great for use with the Promethean Board.  http://ejad.best.vwh.net/java/patterns/patterns_j.shtml

Interactive Number Line http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberlines.html

Angles and Protractors Interactive Lesson and practice http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/protractor.html

LEAP4Fun Interactive Game http://www.photographicvr.com/leap4fun/

Math Is Fun Interactive Resources      http://www.mathsisfun.com/

Interactive Fact Flash Cards http://www.multiplication.com/interactive/quickflash/flash/index.html

Quizville Interactive practice http://www.quizville.com/mathGames/timesTablesPractice/index.html

Online Fact Quizzeshttp://www.thatquiz.com/tq/practice.html?arithmetic

Multi Digit Draggable Multiplication Practice - A fun way to demonstrate the process. http://www.mrnussbaumgames.com/draggable/multiplication.html

Multiplication Arrays This offers an easy and interactive way to demonstrate them. http://naturalmath.com/tool1.html

Social Studies Websites

Louisiana Kids Fun and Education Page - This page contains facts, activity books, songs, symbols, history,
and culture of Louisiana. http://house.legis.state.la.us/pubinfo/Kids.htm

The Secretary of State's Interesting Facts About Louisiana - http://www.sec.state.la.us/around/facts/facts-index.htm

Louisiana Maphttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/louisiana/

Louisiana Webquest http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/webquest/laRural.htm

Landforms Practice Click on the landform word and a picture is displayed of that landform. http://www.mrnussbaum.com/wlandforms.htm

U.S. Maps and Geography This site contains maps of the states listed alphabetically.     http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blusx.htm

Place the State This site provides practice on placing states on the correct area of the U.S. Map.
This site is great for use with the Promethean Board. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/flash/states_puzzle_lines2.html

Congress For Kids This site contains information on the branches of government, democracy... There are lessons and
quizes.  http://congressforkids.net/cartoonintro.htm

State and Capital Quiz Game This site has quizzes that can be used on the Promethean Board. The quizzes are identified on
three different levels of difficulty. http://www.maps.com/games/caps.html

Education World's News Sites Get up to date news articles on topics of interest for kids. http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/newsforyou.shtml

Quizville Interactive Map Scales Practice figuring out the scale of distances on a map using this interactive ruler.
This is a great way to demonstrate a difficult concept. Great for use on Promethean Board. http://www.quizville.com/mathGames/allFourOperations/usingMaps2.html

Animated Atlas http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html

Science Websites

Links for Students and Parents Although this site contains many different links for students and parents,
it also contains a good section for science fair projects. Scroll down when entering the page. http://elementarypgms.brevard.k12.fl.us/links_for_students_and_parents.htm#SCIENCE%20FAIRS/PROJECTS%20HELP

Interactive Science and Engineering This site contains games on a variety of science topics. http://www.engineeringinteract.org/interact.htm

Simple and Complex Machines This site is great for introducing or reviewing machines. http://sunshine.chpc.utah.edu/javalabs/java12/machine/index.htm

Solar System Coloring Book In this site students can color the planets - online.

National Geographic Animals http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature/Giraffe

Habitats and Biomes - Copies This site contains information that can be copied. http://www.abcteach.com/directory/basics/science/habitats_biomes/

The Blob's Guide to Electric Circuits This is an interactive educaitonal game. Can be used with Promethean Board.