California Reading List
Reading lists based on grade and skill level are available from the California Department of Education. For a full list and options click on their link at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/readinglist.asp
California State Standards
Content standards are available to guide and encourage students to master understanding of specific concepts and applications based on grade level. For a full list as adopted by the California State Board of Education visit their website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/
I Can Standards
Catalog of Favorites
- ELA Catalog of Favorites
- Science Catalog of Favorites
- Mathematics Catalog of Favorites
- Social Studies Catalog of Favorites
- 4,000 Page Reading Challenge and Log (Word)
- Blank Monthly Calendar (Word) and Using a Blank Monthly Calendar (Word)
- Book Log (Word)
- Using a Daily Planner (Word)
- Family Plan Week of (Word)
- High School Weekly Planner (Word)
- I have -Who has game (Word)
- K 1 Game Appendix (Word)
- Lab Report Elementary (Word)
- Learning By Rolling Dice (Word)
- Two Week Lesson Planner (Word)
- One Week Lesson Planner (Word)
- Morning Work (Word)
- Playdough Recipe (Word)
- Tips for Primer Reading (Word)
- High School Tracking Form (Word)
- Year At a Glance (Word)
- Resource Center Classes Tracking Form (Word)
- Fourth Grade Field Trip Suggestion (Word)
- Venn Diagram
- 3-2-1 Activity
- Five Paragraph Organizer
- 5 Ws and How
- ABC Brainstorming
- Blank Monthly Calendar
- ABC Print Practice
- Cursive ABC Practice
- Cursive Script Handwriting Practice with Quotes
- National Science Teacher’s Association’s List of Best Books
- Writing Tips
Websites and Worksheets
Worksheets for Any Subject:
http://www.hippocampus.org videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge.
Math Worksheets: http://www.math-aids.com/
All Subjects K-8 (w/HS Link): https://allinonehomeschool.com/step-3-pre-algebra/
All Subjects: http://kids.allmyfaves.com/ (Not encouraged if parents are NOT present as it’s a bit too easy to click on the adult resources too (by adult, I don’t mean rated X adult, just not appropriate for kids).
Videos and Sound: https://www.opened.com/ K-12 All subjects. Example: https://www.opened.com/video/sound-blending-idea/114952 (from top tab “Resources Library”)
Comma Uses: video about how to use commas and I thought you might like to share it will your families. Good for upper elementary through high school!
www.spellingcity.com Gives students chances to practice and play games with their spelling rules.
https://www.coolmath4kids.com/ Manipulatives, brain teasers, and lessons
http://www.aplusmath.com/games/hiddenpicture.php?gametype=multilpication Games, worksheets, flashcards
www.mathdrills.com which is a WEALTH of all kinds of math resources including worksheets, tables and even graph paper you can print etc.
Catchup Math http://catchupmath.com/
Purple Math http://www.purplemath.com/
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/
Classical Learning groups, but any group could use it, depending on grade level/age.
http://www.virtualmicroscope.org/ High School mainly: But there might be some parts that would not bore younger ones–might be worth checking out. This one is a virtual lab of the microscope for Earth Science, in the event the student does not have a microscope.
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/conservationcentral/walk/ This one is a virtual “lab” tour–the man talks (if you choose “Narrated”), and the student gets to choose answers. It is kind of fun, but will depend on the student’s attention level. Though it has “Protect the Plant” etc posted on the left side, this is NOT a political plug. The experiments are fun.
It’s called “A Walk in the Forest”
http://elements.wlonk.com/index.htm Periodic Table in pictures and words
STEM Activities: http://www.mastersindatascience.org/blog/the-ultimate-stem-guide-for-kids-239-cool-sites-about-science-technology-engineering-and-math/#Cool_STEM_Websites-3
Story of the World Videos:
Virtual field trip of all the homes Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in throughout her books. It’s a fun site.
Government for all grades: www.Icivics.org (that’s the letter “I”)
Educational Videos – Help with memorization of states, capitols, presidents (up to Clinton), and countries through easy-to-learn songs. The states and capitols one is great! The countries of the world video does not have the lyrics at the bottom and he goes so fast that it is hard to know what he is saying, but it still could be used as a great tool! Especially if used with a large map.
States and Capitols: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE
Countries of the World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x88Z5txBc7w
BE AWARE: These are Animaniacs and there is the word “butt” in the presidents one, and a head is blown off, and maybe a few other not-so-great things, but it is done in the “yesteryears” cartoon style, so that should give you a clue about the type of “roadrunner” antics that are in it. Make your own decision on that one. (Just the president one. The others are not like that).
Visual and Performing Arts:
A Big List of Free Art Lessons on YouTube: http://www.openculture.com/2017/05/a-big-list-of-free-art-lessons-on-youtube.html
All Subjects: https://allinonehighschool.com
Government: www.Icivics.org (that’s the letter “I”)
Art History: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history-basics/Art-1010
Sewing: Here is a page with a bunch of free info on sewing. http://www.sewing.org/
How To Sew everything: http://www.sewing.org/html/guidelines.html
Culinary Arts page for you: http://hect.org/workshop.php
Free Online Courses:
Resources for accessing free non-for-credit online college courses. The sites aggregate online courses from Harvard, Stanford, etc., mostly in the science, computer science, and mathematics disciplines.
Free Textbooks: http://www.openculture.com/free_textbooks
Scholarship/ Internship Search: http://www.fastweb.com/
· SAT Prep–You can receive the SAT question of the day which is good practice:
www.collegeboard.org has a lot of good information regarding colleges and Assessments/dates, etc. Some of the deadlines and dates are coming up soon. When you register you will need our school code ~ 052344
· Finding a Career and learning how to “get there”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
· Search for career potential: http://www.mynextmove.org/
· Skills and potential income information: http://myskillsmyfuture.org/
· College Navigator: http://www2.ed.gov/students/prep/college/consumerinfo/index.html
· CA Department of Ed: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ provides questions you might ask when searching for an appropriate career school or college. Also helps you find the college that may be right for you, depending on the major you are interested in.
Here is a series of videos on study skills