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Parents & Teachers

PORTAGE COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY

Book Boxes for Educators

 

Children's Multimedia Theme Kits

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY

 

Best Children's Books                         

This website is a labor of love, created by elementary school teachers who use children's books every day in their own classrooms.

 

Birth to Six                                          

Birth to Six is an early literacy website for parents, teachers and caregivers of young children created and maintained by Hennepin County librarians.

 

Every Child Ready to Read                  

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) is a parent education initiative. It stresses early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child's life.

 

Get Ready to Read                              

Get Ready to Read is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten.

 

Literacy Center Education Network                 

The Literacy Center Education Network is a nonprofit organization with a mission to deliver free, professionally-designed, education material to preschool-age children. Utilizing the power of the Internet, we distribute education material directly to children in their homes, libraries, and schools.

 

National Association for the Education of Young Children        

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children.

 

Ohio Ready to Read                

Every Child Ready to Read shares early literacy information with public library staff and trustees, parents and caregivers, child care providers, early childhood educators, children's advocates and political decision makers.

 

Reading Is Fundamental           

Reading Is Fundamental’s mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. Its highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.

 

ReadingRockets                      

Reading Rockets is a national, multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

 

Washington Learning Systems              

Learning during the preschool years builds the foundation for success in school. These programs show educators and parents’ ways to strengthen everyday interactions with young children to promote language development, literacy, and learning.

 

Zero to Three- from National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

 

HOMESCHOOLERS

 

EducationWorld                                  

EducationWorld is a resource that includes original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, articles written by education experts, Web site reviews, and special features.

 

HomeworkSpot                       

This is a direct link to the HomeworkSpot website.

           

National Education Association (NEA)            

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education.

 

Special Education                                

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.

 

ONLINE EDUCATION

 

K12                

K12 offers outstanding, highly effective curriculum that enables mastery of core concepts and skills for all kinds of minds.

 

RESOURCES FOR CLASSROOMS

 

Best Children's Books                         

This website is a labor of love, created by elementary school teachers who use children's books every day in their own classrooms.

                       

Education World- Site Guide               

EducationWorld is a resource that includes original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, articles written by education experts, Web site reviews, and special features. Here is the site guide.

 

DonnaYoung                                       

Here are printable homeschool planners, household planners, calendars, handwriting lessons, printable worksheets or papers for several subjects.

           

YAHOO! K-12 Education- Directory

Here is a direct link to the YAHOO! Page dedicated to K-12 education.

 

INTERNET FOR KIDS

 

Here are links to a few of popular, kid-friendly websites.

 

4Kids                                                              

AskKids                                                          

Ben's Guide to the Government                                                         

Internet Public Library for Kids                        

KidsClick                                                        

PBS for Kids                                                                                           

 

SAFE INTERNET SURFING FOR KIDS

 

Here are links for tips and other resources on safe Internet surfing for kids.

 

Fact Monster- Internet Safety Guide                

CyberBully411                                                

GetNetWise                                                    

NetSmartz                                                       

           

 

SELECT TOPICS & INTERESTS

 

First Book                                                       

First Book provides access to new books for children in need.

                                               

READING LISTS

 

Aurora Schools' Guided Reading Level Book List        

These lists are in alphabetical order by the authors' names and include two or three different sets of levels within each grade. Please remember that children learn at different rates for many different reasons. These lists are given as a way to choose books that will be at a child's level of development.

 

Scholastic Book Wizard                      

Find and level books with Book Wizard. Plus, get booktalks, lesson plans, author studies, videos, and discussion guides.