Parent and Teacher Resources
Parents looking for more information about the Common Core Standards, and teachers looking for lesson ideas or information about Non-Fiction texts should check out the Scholastic Common Core Resource.
If your students need help selecting an appropriate book, or if they want to find reviews from other students, you should check the BiblioNasium Website where kids can talk to other kids about books and what they would suggest to others! This also integrates into our school’s Destiny account!
Need access to articles or excerpts of informational texts? National Geographic has released their archives to teachers, parents, and students, which you can access through this site. This site is specifically geared towards research, and their is even a section where National Geographic meets the Common Core!
Parents, if you have questions about Lexile or what your student’s Lexile Level means, be sure to check out this resource . This brochure details information about Lexiles from the Georgia Department of Education.
Check out this site by the Smithsonian that will allow you access to resources and quests you can complete as a class in order to explore topics your students are studying.
In case we ever need a reminder, click here to see why teachers keep teaching!
Need to entice students with a “hook”? Try this book trailer website to gain your student’s attention right away!
Having a hard time locating the right book using the Library Catalog? Try Google Books where you can access free books online.
If you are searching for digital children’s books, check out the International Children’s Digital Library that provides books in 55 different languages.
Jennifer Martin’s Prezi answers many common questions about copyright, click here for presentation.
Also, the copyright and fair use chart, found here, also clearly outlines what teachers can and can’t use in their classrooms.
Teachers: Click here to access the Learning Commons Calendar