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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Music Education, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
Directions for using 3-2-1 summarizing strategy and Wordsplash pre-reading activity with examples
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
vocabulary before-reading strategy after-reading predicting
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies
reading comprehension literacy during-reading strategy
Description of method for reading texts in groups of four
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Music Education, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education
literacy reading vocabulary strategy
This document explains how to use open- and closed-word sorts to develop concepts and vocabulary in content areas.
 

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 Free Lessons in all Areas
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMathematics, Science, Social Studies
Free Lessons in all Areas
 Digitales
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Media, Writing
The art of telling digital stories.  This site lists storytelling tools, resources, workshops, and includes a StoryKeeper's Gallery.
 The Newspaper Clipping Generator
  
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Media, Social Studies, Writing
Generate realistic looking newspaper articles using the easy to use text boxes on this site. 
 Instructify
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Information Skills, Media
This site is an ongoing blog that contains a wide variety of information including: lesson plans, math, biology, chemestry
 SlideShare
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, English Language Development, Information Skills, Media
A database of presentations on a variety of topics created using PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.  Create and upload your own presentation to share with others or view presentations already created on a certain topic. 
 Make Beliefs Comix
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
 Read, Write, Think
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Writing
 The President Report
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Information Skills, Media, Social Studies
 The American Presidents
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Information Skills, Media, Social Studies, Writing
 Donors Choose
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thGrants
Teachers submit grant proposal and donors have the opportunity to contribute to the project.
 Science Buddies
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Information Skills, Mathematics, Science
Free Science Fair Resource for projects, activities and ideas.
 Grandfather Mountain Fall Color Report
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
Get the lastest report on the Fall Colors or take a virtual tour of Grandfather Mountain. 
 High Country Web Cams
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience
Check out the view of Grandfather Mt., Lake James, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, etc.
 The Miracle of Fall
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience
Provided by the University of Illinois - You will find links for explaining the Fall Colors, photos of Fall Foliage, Fall Education, etc. 
 Journey North
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thInformation Skills, Science, Social Studies
A global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change
 Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMathematics
Illuminations provides full lesson plans for teaching inquiry based lessons in mathematics.
 National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMathematics
Problem solving activites that enable students to use virtual manipulatives.
 Stopwatch on line
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
 Timer
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Very large timer to use in the classroom for projection.
 NCCTM
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMathematics
This website gives ideas for teaching math.  It also is a resource for staff deveolpment.
 NCCTM Standards K-12
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMathematics
Math Standards for each strand from NCCTM
 NC Department of Public Instruction
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMathematics
NCDPI Math Homepage
 NCDPI Math Essential Standards Draft
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMathematics
Link to Math Essential Standards
 Interactive Student Notebooks
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
This site allows any teacher to begin to experiment with Interactive Notebooking with their classes. This method is used as a tool for "writing to learn" by requiring students to reflect nightly on the day's lessons. Reflections and lessons are to be formative and creative.
 Interactive Notebooking-teacher site
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Teacher site for interactive notebooking, especially focusing on High school social studies/history.
 Biology Jeopardy games and templates
  
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
Several Biology Jeopardy review games and clear template available to create your own for any discipline.
 Biology 1 Animations
  
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience
Over 100 different animation series for cells, general biology, viruses and DNA.
 Cell Animation: Plant and Animal
  
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Beautiful Cell animation. Look deeper into site for more animations.
 Vocabulary Strategies
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Cadre of vocabulary strategies for all grade levels and all subject areas.
 Wright Brothers Museum- Provided by the National Parks Service
  
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
Plan your visit, photos/multimedia, history & culture, for teachers, for kids, news.
 Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans-  Wright Brothers National Memorial
  
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
This lesson is one in a series that brings the important stories of historic places into classrooms across the country.
 The Pearl Harbor Newspaper Archives
  
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Social Studies
Read the newspaper articles about Pearl Harbor detailing the destruction. 
 Remembering Pearl Harbor
  
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Media, Social Studies
an interactive site that provided by National Geographic that contains resources that give first hand and up the minute account of the attach on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 17, 1941.  Interactive timelines, photos, videos, firsthand accounts and tons of information.
 Battleship Row
  
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Media, Social Studies
A photographic look at the US Navy during the attack on Pearl Harbor that also includes survivor accounts.
 Snowflakes and Snow Crystals
  
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Physics
Learn about snowflakes and crystals, where they come from, how they are created and much more.
 All About Snow - Provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center
  
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience
Which city in the US has the most snow annually?  How big can snowflakes get?  Why is snow white?
 National Day of Listening
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Information Skills, Media
National Day of Listening is celebrated each year on the day after Thanksgiving. It is a day when children and adults are encouraged to set aside one hour to record a conversation with someone important to you.  Visit the National Day of Listening site to download a free Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide with step-by-step interview instructions
 Lets Say Thanks
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Writing
This web site gives you an opportunity to send a free printed postcard to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas showing your support and appreciation for their service to our country. 
 Veteran's Day- United States Department of Veteran's Affairs
  
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMedia, Social Studies
This web site creates History, Teachers Guides, Poster Gallery and VA Kids site, etc. 
 Daylight Savings Time
  
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
History, Why? Controversy, Who Observes it? Click on "Nodes" to see a cloud view of the information. 
 The Official US Time
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
Verify the time on your clock to insure that you have the correct time.
 Online Alarm Clock
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Guidance, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
This is a great site to use to keep your students on task and to get their attention
 Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Information Skills, Media
Technology tips of the week, ideas and activities, internet resources, training handouts, products, and odds & ends. 
 SlideShare: Pocket Video Cameras
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Information Skills, Media
Forty Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom
 ALA Great Web Sites for Kids
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, Healthful Living Education, Information Skills, Mathematics, Media, Music Education, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Web sites for children broken down by categories:  animals, the arts, history/biography, literature & languages, reference desk, mathematics & computers, sciences, and social studies. 
 The Interactive Constitution
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thSocial Studies
Read, search, and explore through the Constitution broken down into the preamble and the articles/amendments
 National Center for Constitutional Studies
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thSocial Studies
Constitution Day Activities & Resources for Constitution Week
 Teaching With Documents:  Observing Constitution Day
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thSocial Studies
Find out about the delegates who signed the Constitution, Explore simulations from viewpoints of members of the members, activities and resources
 101 Things You Can Do the First Three Weeks of Class
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thInformation Skills, Writing
Helping students make transitions, directing students' attention, challenging students, providing support, encouraging activie learning, building community
 Learn NC's New Teacher Support Area
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thTeacher Education
Articles about the first year of teaching, mistakes, virtual mentoring, building a support network, classroom management, communicating with parents, colleagues, and administrators
 What is 21st Century Literacy?
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Information Skills, Media
Overview, tools  & resources, state initiatives, events & news, etc.
 Summer in The National Parks
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thScience, Social Studies
The National Park Service provides a great website that contains links to our National Parks.  This is a wonderful site to visit for planning trips.  However, if you are unable to go on a vacation this summer, you can visit our National Parks virtually through this web site.
 Interactives
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Healthful Living Education, Mathematics, Science
"Interactives" provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas. It has several things that are a great review for the EOG's - 3-D Geometry and Elements of a Story. 
 Chicken Wing Dissection Lesson
  
3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thDance Arts Education, Healthful Living Education, Science
In this lesson, students see the interaction of opposing muscles, bones and ligaments.
 Chicken Wing Dissection Video: YouTube video
  
3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thDance Arts Education, Healthful Living Education, Science
Video shows dissection of a chicken wing.
 Teachers' Domain
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thDance Arts Education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, English as a Second Language, Healthful Living Education, Mathematics, Music Education, Pedagogy, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts Education, Visual Arts Education, Writing
Teachers sign up for FREE digital media resources that they can access for classroom use.
 Free Metric Materials by NIST
  
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thComputer Technology Skills, Information Skills, Mathematics, Science
Government site of free downloads for metric measurements along with more helpful links!
 Sheppardsoftware
  
K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12thEnglish Language Arts, Healthful Living Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Writing
Short, free games with tutorials.
   
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