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
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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 Porgrams 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.
This year's Sunshine State award winning books are available in the Landrum Media Center. You may view the covers/titles/authors of these books by clicking on the link above.
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.