IUSD Primary Literacy Project -

Primary Literacy Project


The Differentiator

K-6 -

Angela Watson Teacher Resources

Preschool -

Sprout (PBS) for families
Kiddyhouse.com for kids, teachers and parents
Funschool - games and activities for kids
Everything Preschool
Gayle's Preschool Rainbow idea site for teachers

Transitional Kindergarten -

California Kindergarten Association - Transitional K

Kindergarten -

California Kindergarten Association

Blogs by Kindergarten Teachers


K/1 -

Alphabet Avenue
FCRR K-1 Center Activities
Little Book Lane - free reproducible readers
Wordway - teaching onset and rime
Mrs. Whyte (Kindergarten)
So Simple First Grade
Hello First Grade Teacher Website
Carl's Corner - excellent resource for K/1 supplemental activities!
Cherry Carl - Houghton Mifflin First Grade Spelling Activities

2/3 -

FCRR 2-3 Center Activities
Mrs. Crowder's Site (2nd Grade)
Ms. Winston (2nd Grade)
San Jacinto School District 2nd Grade Resources
Mrs. Naney's Sharing Site
Jessica Winston Site
Ms. Newingham's Class

4/6 -

FCRR 4-5 Center Activities
Summarizing Strategies
Rockin' the Standards
Freerice.com (vocabulary challenge)
Mrs. Hillman (4th Grade)
Mr. Coley (5th Grade)
Kalich and Neal (5th Grade)
Active Engagement
Teaching Propaganda

Houghton Mifflin -

Think Central - Online Medallion Materials
Santa Maria Bonita School District Archived HM Resources
HM Graphic Organizers
Cajon Valley School District HM Summaries
Curriculum Companion
Vocabulary Activities
Challenge Extensions - Folsom Cordova USD
Thematice GATE units - PVUSD

General Language Arts -

Florida Center for Reading Research
The Reading Lady
Busy Teacher's Cafe
Wordle (good for vocabulary, summarizing, adding a visual element to a concept...)
Super Teacher Worksheets (available on most skills and strategies)

Leveled Text -

Reading a-z
Nancy Giasante Leveled Book List
Lexile Database
Learning Island Free Printable Books

Instructional Strategies Resource Sites -

Cooperative Learning
Literature Circles (Laura Candler)
Summarizing Strategies (including GIST)
Depth and Complexity Resources

Technology -


Standards -

California State Standards

Engagement Strategies

Anita Archer Literacy Videos

Classroom Management -

Laura Candler
Rick Morris
Online Timer