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This post begins with descriptions of the free ebook resources available here. Scroll down for the actual links to each grade (K - 5). Clicking into the links will automatically launch the ebooks. For printable pages, look at the buttons on the left side of the ebook. The last button is "More." Click into it to print pages.

Descriptions:

Student ebooks provide lessons with reading and comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and writing exercises. There's also a link to the In the News current events ezine.

Leveled Readers include target skills (like main idea), vocabulary, and writing exercises.

Additional tools are available for some of the grades.

Lessons appear to align with the main student ebooks:

Reading Adventures Magazine includes literature and informational texts and activities.

Writing Handbooks include step-by-step exercises for writing different types of compositions. Pages can be printed. 

Write Smart is an interactive tool that provides writing ideas, graphic organizers, writing models, and revision lessons.

Write-In Readers have short comprehension, vocabulary, and handwriting exercises, with pages that can be printed. 

Reader's Notebooks have spelling, vocabulary, and grammar lessons. Pages can be printed.

Cold Reads are reading comprehension passages with questions. Pages are printable.

Grammar Snap Videos are short lessons on grammar topics.

Links:

Kindergarten Ebook

Kindergarten Leveled Readers

 

Grade 1 Ebook

Grade 1 Leveled Readers

Grade 1 Writing Handbook

Grade 1 Write-In Reader

Grade 1 Reader's Notebook

Grade 1 Grammar Snap Videos

 

   

Grade 2 Ebook

Grade 2 Leveled Readers

Grade 2 Writing Handbook

Grade 2 Write-In Reader

Grade 2 Reader's Notebook

Grade 2 Grammar Snap Videos

 

Grade 3 Ebook

Grade 3 Leveled Readers

Grade 3 Writing Handbook

Grade 3 Write-In Reader

Grade 3 Reader's Notebook

Grade 3 Cold Reads

Reading Adventures Magazine

Grade 3 Grammar Snap Videos

 

Grade 4 Ebook

Grade 4 Leveled Readers

Grade 4 Writing Handbook

Grade 4 Write Smart

Grade 4 Write-In Reader

Grade 4 Reader's Notebook

Grade 4 Cold Reads

Reading Adventures Magazine

Grade 4 Grammar Snap Videos

 

Grade 5 Ebook

Grade 5 Leveled Readers

Grade 5 Writing Handbook

Grade 5 Write Smart

Grade 5 Write-In Reader

Grade 5 Reader's Notebook

Grade 5 Cold Reads

Reading Adventures Magazine

Grade 5 Grammar Snap Videos

Buggin' Out
Category: Science
Tags: bug insect insect identification pictures of bugs insects for kids

 

For budding entomolgists and nature detectives, these free insect investigations help take the learning outside: 

Field Guides: Essential for comparing illustrations with actual crawlies and flying beasties discovered, and for learning fast facts. Here are a couple you can download for free: 

  • Orkin Guide: Has color photos and basic information on common insects, like bees, wasps, mosquitoes, flies, ants, etc. 24 pages.
  • EPA Bug Book: This more comprehensive garden guide contains pictures and information on good and bad bugs, bug control tips, homemade bugspray recipes, and plants that attract good bugs. 52 pages.

Free Online Books: 

 

 

                        

Field Studies:

Basic Insect Observation Worksheet

Cricket StudiesResources for capturing, keeping, and studying crickets, with data worksheets, ideas for experiments, and sample two-week lesson plan.

All About Cells
Category: Science
Tags: cell function cell pictures cell biology cell organelles cell kids science science websites life sciences

If you're doing life science with your middle schoolers this year, these sites can help:

Science-Class.netMany free science resources for elementary and middle-school grades. The section on cells features activities and labs, slideshows, games and quizzes, and links to interactives and other resources. 

 

Biology CornerAnother site with many lesson plans, worksheets and activities focusing on anatomy, biology and physics. The section on cells features lab activities, study guides, and interactive lessons.

Virtual Cell Tour: An interactive that explains parts of animal and plant cells.

Cells AliveInteractive illustrations of animal, plant and bacteria cells. View the site's BioCams to see cells growing. Downloadable worksheets are also available.

Cell Biology Slideshow: 242 slides

Chapter on Cells24 pages

Making Cell Models: Links to instructions for making cell models using all kinds of materials, including clay, Karo syrupjello, and more jello

Cell Download: Instructional slides from a teacher's site featuring information on cell theory, cell cycle, cellular respiration, cell similarities, cell structure and function.

Online Cell Games

CellCraft: Learn about how a cell functions while helping it survive in hostile environments.


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