(Passwords to be given out at a later date!)
This is a reading program to
improve fluency and reading comprehension skills. More information will be added soon regarding this program.
This website contains a wealth of helpful resources for parents and students.
KidInfo.com is a page of weblinks and is organized by different elements of language.
Novel Study Resources
Learn more about Natalie Babbitt, author of Tuck Everlasting, by visiting the following links:
To read more about Natalie Babbitt, and to learn more about the other books she has written (novels &poetry), visit:
Jack's London's The Call of the Wild
Access the full-text of
Jack London's The Call of the Wild at
Username: landrum (lowercased)
World Book is a full service encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus, and dictionary. This is a great resourse to use for research projects. Find wonderful pictures by logging in!
The Biography Classroom is a rich resource for biography research.
Read full biographies, watch videos, and read thought-provoking quotes of the day!
Click on the Programs link for more detailed descriptions, or use the search option to research topics in which you'd like to learn more!
On NPR.org, you can listen to news and entertainment broadcast shows, and read the full-text scripts online.
Do you need to look up an unfamiliar word? Do you need to find a synonym? Click on the link above to access Merriam-Webster's free online dictionary and thesaurus.
You can also enrich your vocabulary bank by reading the Word-of-the-Day and using it in conversation.
If you enjoy word puzzles, this is the website for you!
Quizlet is a fun, interactive resource for studying spelling and vocabulary for any subject!
Just type in your vocabulary words (for Language Arts, Science, or Social Studies), and Quizlet will create practice work and practice games for you!
You may use the school username & password OR create your own!
I often have parents and students ask me for book recommendations. My recommendations may vary based on the individual's interests, but I'm always happy to recommend a book from the Newbery or Sunshine State books lists. The ALA (American Library Association) website offers a comprehensive list of all Newbery Medal winning and honors books from 1922-present.
The link listed above from JustReadNow.com offers great resources to engage your family in reading activities.
The site includes links for the following: reading tips for parents, fun sites for students, great content-area reading for families, and books activities for families.
LiteracyMatters.com is a research-based site for teachers, parents, and students.
The link above will provide an overview of text structure.
Understanding text structure will improve reading skills in all content areas & help students better understand how to use read their text books.
Students should click on the 18 & Under link at the top to visit a kid-friendly reading site and participate in practice activities to improve their reading skills.
Need to cite a source for a research project? Check these websites out!
Textbook Access Online
2. Choose Language Arts and Middle School.
3. Choose the state you live in:Florida.
4. Click "GO" beneath where is says "Find Your Book."
5.. Click "GO" beneath the yellow book.(Grade 6)
6. On the next page scroll down to the bottom and click on "Online Book."
7. Click on "Create a Student Account."
8. Enter the activation code: 6065204-40
9. Enter your birthday.
10. Complete all of the information fields on the last page and then hit "Create Account."
After this, the website will verify your username and security questions and then you are set to go!
When you return back to the Class Zone page, scroll back down to the "Online Book" link to access the book online.
The Literate Learner- 6 Traits of Writing
Ten Good Things Writers Do
Good Note Taking Tips
Just for Fun!
Visit the website for America's most-loved writer of children's poetry! Listen to Shel Silverstein's poems read aloud as you follow along. Watch silly cartoons based off your favorite poems! Learn more about this fantastic poet by visiting ShelSilverstein.com
***I have not yet provided links to the wbsites listed below, but these are great resources for reading poetry and literature online.***