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Homeschool Teacher's Lounge Teacher Resources




This page offers Teacher Resources listed in category by subject.  They are some of my favorites, some that I look forward to using as my son grows older, and some that I used when I was an elementary teacher.

Multi-Subject

www.mysavingsquest.com   Grade 3-9  Free, fun, interactive online game that challenges kids’ math, language arts, and critical thinking skills =>  learn about budgeting and saving

www.havefunteaching.com  Grades K-6  A great resource for teaching Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Science, Character Education, Writing, Test Practice, and more.  This site offers worksheets, coloring pages, flash cards, songs that teach/introduce curriculum and character, educational videos, fun activities, and teacher tools.

www.superteacherworksheets.com  Grades K-5 Offers free printable worksheets in math, Language Arts, Reading, Science, and Social Sciences.

www.kidsofintegrity.com  Grades PreK-6  Offers a set of free resources that will help you coach your kids with confidence and a clear sense of direction. Better still, Kids of Integrity will excite your children about living “God’s way."   

www.kidszone.ws  Grades PreK-5  This web site has fun facts, activities, and photos for kids in many of the core subjects, and it has printables, theme units, crafts, 30 free down loadable books.

www.first-school.ws  Age 2-6  This site is geared to our younger children.  It offers themes, lesson plans, craft ideas, and printable activities.

www.atozteacherstuff.com  Grades K-12  A great site that offers lesson plans, thematic units, eBooks, printables, handwriting and worksheet generators, science experiments, and more.

www.writingwizard.longcountdown.com  Grades K-5  This is where I go to generate handwriting worksheets that have more than 16 characters.  Memory Verses, sentences, etc.  can be traced in printing or cursive and then copied on lined paper.

www.enchantedlearning.com  Grades PreK-8  Offers craft activities, research information, printables, lesson plans, thematic units, and more.  A membership is not required; however, gives you more access for their many resources.

www.discoveryeducation.com  Grades K-12  Offers many great resources for teachers and parents.  Puzzle makers, core subject videos, lesson plans, challenges for students with great incentives and more.

www.puzzlemakerdiscoveryeducation.com  Grades 3-12  Offers various types of puzzle makers so you can generate your own puzzle.

www.lessonplans.com  Grades K-12  Offers free lesson plans by subject, grade level, or month.

www.lessonplanz.com  Grade K-12  Offers teacher resources, lesson plans, centers, book activities, thematic units, literacy, math, science, social science in grade-level categories.

www.tlsbooks.com  Grades PreK-6  Offers a variety of free printable worksheets for home and school use. Tlsbooks offers numerous worksheets to supplement your early childhood education program, home day care, elementary school classroom or home-school. Parents love using our free worksheets to help their child gain valuable readiness skills or to reinforce material they may already be learning in school.

www.teachers.net/lessons/  Grades K-12  Features over 4000 lesson plans and classroom ideas submitted by teachers just like you. Browse lesson plans by category, grade level, or search by keyword, and discover how the Teachers.Net community can make your planning easier and more rewarding.

www.lessonplanspage.com  Grades K-12  Offers over 4,000 free lesson plans! To find lesson plans that match your criteria, begin by selecting a subject, recent additions, or seasonal lessons in the box below, or search for specific topics.

www.theteacherscorner.net  Offers printables, lesson plans, seasonal themes, teacher resources, thematic units, and more.

www.kiddyhouse.com  Grades K-6  Offers Teacher resources, worksheets, lesson plans, internet lessons, crafts, teacher tools, and more.

www.theschoolbell.com   Grades K-1  This is a website created by a teacher who taught grade 1 for many years.  She continues to add to it and update it, and it has many great resources including Dolch word practice.  It also offers ideas for each month, themes from A to Z, and more.

www.mrsmcgowan.com Grades K-1  This is also a website created by a 1st grade teacher.  She has all kinds of activities to enrich your child’s/students school year.


Math

www.khanacademy.org  This is for K-12.  It offers 3,200 videos on everything from basic math to physics.  There are also practice exercises to go with them.  I use this for my 7-year-old as well for the students I tutor in algebra. 

www.xpmath.com
  Grades 1-12  Interactive math games from basic math to geometry and algebra.

www.homeschoolmath.net  Grades 1-6 A math resource site that offers free worksheets, affordable Math eBooks, interactive tutorials and quizzes, and games.

www.ixl.com  Grades PreK-8  Offers math interactive practice.  With membership you can track your students performance, trouble spots, proficiency, etc.

www.worksheets-for-math.com  Grades  K-4  Offers free math worksheets, with an emphasis for providing fun activities to help students learn basic math facts. We have printable worksheets for math to help develop skills with basic multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts.

www.drill.edu4kids.com  Grades K-12  Just click on the left side bar under drills.  Your student can drill on math facts, social studies, science, ESL, & ASL.  There is a $10 membership fee if you want  to keep track of scores and track your progress.  If not, you can currently “drill for free”.

www.mathnook.com  This site offers math puzzle games, worksheets, teaching tools, and more.

www.math4children.com  Grades K-6  Offers math worksheets, fun games, quizzes, and videos.

www.hoodamath.com  Middle School  Offers math worksheets, games, learning math through play  free on-line games generated by a middle school math teacher.

www.amblesideprimary.com  Grades 2-4  This is a school web site that offers a few interactive math games that are student generated.  To reach the section click on “the School Web Site” on the home page à Click on Numeracy Hour page under the Interactives Column, and choose your game.  Our favorite is Table Trees.

www.mathscore.com  Grades 2-8  Membership of $9.95/year  MathScore makes learning fun. Students use our math practice program to learn simple and complex math skills from elementary school levels through Algebra I.

www.mathway.com  This is an on-line tutorial.  It offers free answers to math problems with step-by-step assistance. 

Language

www.spinandspell.com  Grade 1-5  Offers free games that students can use to practice and improve spelling skills.

www.writingfun.com  Grade 2-9 Provides free, interactive, step-by-step “text Organizers” to help students write

www.homeschoolshare.com  Grades PreK-12  Provides quality literature-based unit-studies and resources.

www.bookadventure.com  Grades K-8  A FREE reading motivation program for children.  Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

www.spellingcity.com  Grades 1-12 This is great for spelling practice.  You can enter your own spelling words and choose to test on them, have them taught to you, and/or play a spelling game.  This site also teaches alphabetical order, word meanings, vocabulary, parts of speech and interactive games. 

www.bogglesworldesl.com Grades K-2 Lanternfish is for the K2 and ESL student.  If offers Language Arts, Reading, Communication, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets. 

www.edhelper.com  Grade K-12  Offers monthly thematic units, printables and lessons in core curriculum, certificates, graphics, reading books with comprehension questions, and activities, and more.  A membership is not required; however, you receive more resources with the affordable membership.

www.free-phonics-worksheets.com  Grades K-1   Offers free phonics worksheets to assist in learning phonics rules for reading. These free worksheets are printable and designed to accommodate any lesson plan for reading that includes phonics.

www.carlscorner.us.com  Grades PreK-2  This is for early readers and offers vocabulary, site words, words lists, blends, early readers with comprehension questions, suggestions for students that need intervention, ideas for site words, thematic units, center ideas, and more.

www.theschoolbell.com   Grades K-1  This is a website created by a teacher who taught grade 1 for many years.  She continues to add to it and update it, and it has many great resources including Dolch word practice. 

www.starfall.com  PreK-2 Learn how to blend and sound out words.   This site has books that your child/student can read, or be read to, and printable worksheets for comprehension questions.

www.more.starfall.com   Featuring K-2 Math, a Talking Library, and songs, rhymes and phonics for all ages!




Science

www.candyexperiments.com  All ages

www.pomwonderful.com/about/pom-truth/tree-to-bottle  All ages  Short, but very informative, video of how pomegranates are produced from tree to bottled juice

www.lgreatmigrationseducation.com/user/home   Grades 1-12  Free DVD  & standards based lesson plans & Curr materials about their Great Migrations program.    Animal Instincts & behaviors, Migration Cues, and Animal Navigation

w3.upm-kymmene.com/upm/forestlife/index.html    A virtual walk through a forest to learn all about tree species, animals, insects, birds, etc.

www.planet-science.com/home/html  Grades PreK-9  Free, fun sciences activities, experiments, and games

www.mysciencebox.org  All ages   Free access to hands-on, classroom tested, science lessons

www.caveofthewinds.com/KidsFunCenter.aspx  Grades K-5  Provides into on geology of caves, bats, and other cave creatures and conservation.  Animated tour of a cave and fun instructions for making your own stalactites and stalagmites

www.ecokids.ca/pub/kids_home.cfm    Grades 1-8  Filled with games that teach about wildlife, climate change, energy, water, waste, and more.  It also has a homework helper, contests, and articles from the on-line Eco Reporter written by students.  For the teacher, if offers environmental educational resources such as lesson plans, projects, activities, printables, graphic organizers, contests, and more.

Social Science

www.docsteach.org/activities   Grades 5-12  Free, interactive American History activities created by educators

www.congressforkids.net  Grades 4-12 This website claims, “Learning about the federal government doesn't have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you.”

www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/   Grades 3-4  This interactive biographical dictionary provides concise profiles of the men and women featured in THE WEST.

www.americaslibrary.gov  Grades 1-12  This site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories of great people and places for people of all ages.

www.ipl.org/div/potus   Grade 5-12  In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

Technology

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing  Grades 2-6   Free touch-typing program using multi-media format that includes animations, sounds, and lots of interactive exercises.

www.learninggamesforkids.com  Grades K-6  These online learning games and songs for kids are fun, teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids and they're free. Want educational games that help build skills in math, language, science, social studies, and typing skills?  This is the site.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing  Grades K-3  This is a great resource for learning keyboarding skills.

www.freetypinggame.net  Grades K-5  This is also a great site for keyboarding.  Younger children will need help at first to learn how it works and what is expected.  It has very good drills that help with accuracy.








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