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Getting Involved in Your child's Education

When parents are involved in their children's education, kids do better in school.1. Want to learn how to help your child achieve and succeed? Read on! You'll learn why involvement is so important and suggestions for how to get involved.

 

 


Looking at the processes and actions embedded within various team and individual sports is a great way to get exposed to concepts and ideas from physics, engineering, and any other number of basic and applied sciences.

 

 


 

Find out about plants with Zip the bee

This interactive activity provides information about the different parts of a plant, the plant life cycle and pollination.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Maiers puzzle lesson

Angela Maiers demonstrates to 1st grade students how piecing together a puzzle is similar to being a great reader

 

 


 

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Share the World

Share the World is an educational programme designed to help students better understand and appreciate the animal kingdom. The site provides worksheets and assembly ideas.


Indian in the Cupboard Study Guide

 

Omri receives several conventional gifts for his ninth birthday, including  longed-for skateboard. However, two gifts you would expect to be of least interest to a young boy prove to be magical and exciting. Suitable for primary aged students this study guide has learning outcomes in key learning areas such as English, Art and Society and Environment.

 

 


Quizlet
Quizlet is similar in concept to flashcards, but much more interactive. You can create short quizzes then choose from a range of activities to perform the quiz, share it with others or a select group or class.

 

 


Backyard Buddies are the native animals that share our built-up areas, waterways,  backyards and parks. Backyard buddies are also the people who value native animals  and plants, and want to protect and help them.

 

 

 

 

Where in the world have Australians served?

 

 

Explore this interactive map to work out where in the world Australian
servicemen and service women have served in both peace and war. It is part of the ANZAC Adventures Series of Interactives produced by Ryebuck Media.

 

 

 

With the camera at Anzac

An online photographic album of the Australian soldiers at Gallipoli is freely available on the National Archive of Australia's website. This album contains 41 views of Anzac Beach and the surrounding hills and gullies taken in 1915. The photographs capture Gallipoli through the eyes of the digger.

 

 

 

 Video - The Road to Meaning

 

 

 

The process of reading is very like that of driving a car. As readers, it is our charge to "navigate" our way to meaning as we enter nonfiction texts and tasks. For students the, road to meaning in informational text is one paved with challenge and complexity.  This presentation explores what great "drivers" need to do before, during, and after reading to successfully arrive at their final destination...UNDERSTANDING THE BIG IDEA!

 

 

 

This Science Experiment looks at what happens when Food Coloring is mixed with Oil and Water

Roald Dahl Lesson Plans

 

 

Matilda

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The fantabulous story of Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka
and his famous Chocolate Factory.

$6.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Guide for Using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the Classroom by Concetta Doti Ryan, Sue Fullam and Blanca Apodaca

Charlie and the chocolate factory  (Novel units) Teacher Guide

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: L-I-T Guide by

Charlotte Jaffe , Barbara Roberts 

 

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Student Packet by Novel Units, Inc.

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Widescreen Edition) (2005)  DVD

 

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Play

 

The Pivotal Kids collection of more than 100 activities including Comprehension, Craft, teaching resources, ESL activity, puzzles, language arts activities, games and activities relating to other curriculum subjects. 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

 

The terrific tale of what happens to Charlie and Willy Wonka

 after they leave the Chocolate Factory.

$5.99

 

 

 

The BFG

 

One night orphan Sophie looks out of her window and spies a giant figure making his way down the road...

 $6.99

BFG Novel Unit (by Roald Dahl) Novel Units Inc. (Amazon.com)

 

BFG Novel Study (by Roald Dahl) Gr.4-6 S&S Learning Materials

 

The BFG Teaching Ideas (by Roald Dahl) CanTeach.ca

 

The BFG Teaching Ideas (by Roald Dahl) Kristine Howard

 

The BFG Lesson Ideas (by Roald Dahl) Marshall County Schools - WV

 

The BFG Reproducible 16-pg Lit. Activity Guide (by Roald Dahl) Gr.5-6 NancyPolette.com

 

The BFG Reader's Theatre (by Roald Dahl) Westport USD

 

The BFG Acrostic Poems (by Roald Dahl)

 

The BFG Reader's Theatre PDF (by Roald Dahl)

 

The BFG (by Roald Dahl)

 

The BFG Activities (by Roald Dahl)

 

The BFG (by Roald Dahl)

 

The BFG Teaching Ideas (by Roald Dahl)

 

The BFG Activity (by Roald Dahl)

 

The BFG (by Roald Dahl)

 

The BFG Activity (by Roald Dahl)

 

The BFG Quiz (by Roald Dahl) Triv.Net

 

George's Marvellous Medicine

 

What happens when a little boy creates a magical medicine to give to his mean old granny?

 $3.98

George's Marvelous Medicine - Following Instructions Activity (by Roald Dahl)

George's Marvelous Medicine Lit. Circle Unit MS Word (by Roald Dahl) Appalachian State Univ. (N.C.)

 

Revolting Rhymes

 

Your favourite Nursery Rhymes with some wicked Dahl twists!

 $7.99

 

 

 

Dirty Beasts

 

Meet some Dahltastic Beasts!

$6.99

 

The Twits

 

Meet Mr and Mrs Twit, the couple that nobody would like to know!

 $4.37

 

The Twits - English Lesson Plan Teaching Ideas (by Roald Dahl) Kristine Howard

 

The Twits - More Student Story Examples Teaching Ideas (by Roald Dahl) Kristine Howard

 

 

 

Danny the Champion of the World

 

The tale of Danny and his Father and how they dream up a fantastic plot against their rich and nasty neighbour.

$6.99

Danny - Champion of the World Novel Study (by Roald Dahl) Gr. 4-6 S&S Learning Materials

Danny - Champion of the World Lesson Plan (by Roald Dahl) Los Angeles USD

Danny - Champion of the World (by Roald Dahl) ok

Danny Champion of the World Lesson Plan (by Roald Dahl) EnglishResources.co.UK

Danny the Champion of the World - Classroom Activities (by Roald Dahl) CanTeach.ca

 

 

Fantastic Mr. Fox

 

The terrific tale of Fantastic Mr. Fox and his ingenious plans to get food!

 $5.99

Fantastic Mr Fox Novel Unit (by Roald Dahl) Novel Units Inc. (Amazon.com)

Fantastic Mr. Fox Novel-Tie Study Guide (by Roald Dahl) Learning Links Inc. (Amazon.com)

Portals to Reading: Fantastic Mr. Fox Teacher's Guide (by Roald Dahl) Gr.3-8 Perfection Learning Corp.

Fantastic Mr. Fox Novel Study (by Roald Dahl) Gr.4-6 S&S Learning Materials

Fantastic Mr. Fox Reproducible 16-pg Lit. Activity Guide (by Roald Dahl) Gr.3-4 NancyPolette.com

Fantastic Mr. Fox LEAP Guide (8p.) (by Roald Dahl) 5 Sundance Publishing

Fantastic Mr. Fox PowerPoint Vocab Review (by Roald Dahl)

Fantastic Mr. Fox Word Search (by Roald Dahl)

Fantastic Mr. Fox Online Games (by Roald Dahl)

Fantastic Mr. Fox Classroom Ideas (by Roald Dahl)

Fantastic Mr. Fox Comprehensive Unit Plan (by Roald Dahl)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (by Roald Dahl)

Fantastic Mr. Fox Quiz (by Roald Dahl) Quia

Fantastic Mr. Fox Crossword Puzzle (by Roald Dahl) Oswego.edu

The Witches

"This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches."
What would you do if you came face to face with a
real witch?

 $6.99 or request it free*

The Witches Unit Plan PDF (by Roald Dahl) EnglishResources.co.UK

  The Witches (DVD) (by Roald Dahl) (Amazon.com)

The Witches (Movie) (by Roald Dahl) (Amazon.com)

The Witches Lesson Plan (by Roald Dahl) EnglishResources.co.UK

The Witches Reproducible 16-pg Lit. Activity Guide (by Roald Dahl) Gr.5-6 NancyPolette.com

The Witches Classroom Activities (by Roald Dahl)

 

James and the Giant Peach

 

Follow James and his marvellous friends on a trip of a lifetime riding a giant peach!

$6.99

James And the Giant Peach Novel Unit (by Roald Dahl) Novel Units Inc. (Amazon.com)

James And the Giant Peach Student Packet (by Roald Dahl) Novel Units Inc. (Amazon.com)

James and the Giant Peach (Movie) (by Roald Dahl) (Amazon.com)

The Pivotal Kids collection of 45 activities including extension, science, cookery, language arts and more

 Guide for Using A James and the Giant Peach in the Classroom (by Roald Dahl) (Amazon.com)

James and the Giant Peach Literary unit (Novel units) (by Roald Dahl) (Amazon.com)

The Enormous Crocodile

 

Meet the biggest and greediest crocodile on the river and his search for food!

 $7.99

 

The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me

 

Just imagine a little boy, a giraffe and a pelican coming to clean your windows!

$5.95

Over 20 lesson plans and fiction activities here


Thank you to Literature Lesson Plans for many of the links to lesson plans.

 

Watch a video of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

 

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‘Red Rubber Ball’ Bounces in


What is it that excites you, makes you smile and fuels your dreams?

Click on the picture for more about this inspirational book for children.

 

 

 
For children, sight word recognition is an important step to being able to efficiently learn to read. If they don’t have to stop and consider what each word is, they will have the freedom to comprehend the meaning and context of sentences and paragraphs.
 
Consequently, it’s critical for parents, babysitters, guardians, grandparents and educators to help beginning readers

 

 

 

How good is your knowledge of sports?

Play Sports Hangman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids in the Kitchen

Make

Scarlett’s Yummy Fairy Cakes

 

 

 

 

Mapping our world
Discover a unique perspective on the world with this interactive whiteboard resource for ages 8-14.

 

 

 

Teaching Outside the Box:

 

How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains

 

by LouAnne Johnson

 

This book is a must for beginning teachers and for pros who need new ideas. It combines street smart practicality with the creative thinking we need to reach kids today.

 

 

 

Islam for Kids

 Many non-Muslim children (and their parents) know very little about how Muslims practice their faith. This great site will answer the most common questions that kids and adults have about Islam, including what the month of Ramadan and the celebration Eid ul-Fitr are.

 

 

 

Catch the Fly
Mr. Frog needs you to give him the x, y coordinates for a fly so he can dine. Type in the correct coordinates of where the fly lands to feed the frog.

 

 

 

Open Source Mind Mapping Programs EdDraw,  MindMeister, FreeMind

 

 

 

The Courage to Teach:  Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

 

by Parker J. Palmer

“Though not an easy book to read, as a teacher of some thirty years I find this book to be challenging, inspiring and definitely thought-provoking. Mr. Palmer is challenging us to reexamine not only our teaching styles but ourselves as teachers..”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching notes for "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series" by Michael Scott

 

 

 

 

Websafe Crackerz
WebSafe Crackerz is a spoof world, online game, built around Internet Safety. Users find genuine safety information throughout all the sites, but it is surrounded by a fictional story about gladhanders, liars, stalkers, bullies, security bouncers, detectives, fake spam and mobile phone companies and a big boss (the Baron), who runs the whole show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Can't Say You Can't Play

by Vivian Gussin Paley

 

I think this book and others you can find like it are worthwhile as people search for ways to make schools more humane and functional for all students, not just the favored.

Its relevance goes far beyond the kindergarten classroom, which is the setting of Paley's story.

 

 

Water conservation online game

Mission H2o, a water conservation game that teaches players how to optimise water usage in the home.

 

 

 

Carbon Smart

Calculate a household's greenhouse gas emissions online by answering questions about the use of transport, home appliances, and wastes. Also find
out what can be done to reduce a carbon footprint.

 

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Microsoft's learning Essentials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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