Welcome to Mrs. Allen's Web Page!

Austin Elementary School

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  • What can you expect this year?

  • Students will make intelligent choices about what they read.
  • They’ll navigate books with pleasure and confidence, because there is no place for frustration in a passionate reader’s life.
  • They’ll realize that there are different purposes for reading.
  • They’ll find out how fiction feeds their heart, and nonfiction feeds their mind.  
  • They’ll learn that abandoning a book that they’re not enjoying is a smart move . . . not a character defect.
  • They’ll learn that the desire to reread a beloved book isn’t something to be ashamed of.  
  • They’ll carve out identities for themselves as readers.
  • They’ll become smarter, happier, more compassionate people because of the worlds they'll experience within print!
  • They’ll engage in the single activity that consistently correlates with higher levels of performance on standardized tests . . . frequent, voluminous reading.  

  • Of all the activities in which children engage outside of school, time spent reading is the best predictor of overall academic achievement.  Here are some tips for families:

  • Help your child associate reading with pleasure!  Children, like adults, will choose to return again and again to that which they enjoy.  
  • Encourage your child to look for reading materials that relate to interests he/she enjoys . . .  sports, animals, etc.
  • Have your child read aloud for 10 minutes each day to increase fluency, develop expression, and maximize self-confidence in oral reading.
  • Set a good example! Children need to see their parents enjoying great books!
  • Read the same book your child is reading and discuss it. This is a  great way to build capacity for thought and share insights.
  • Listen to books on audio. Listen to them in the car, or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together.
  • Take your children to the library regularly. The Dunwoody Public Library is conveniently located at the corner of Womack and Chamblee-Dunwoody Roads.
  • Subscribe in your child's name to magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids, American Girl, or National Geographic Kids.
  • Having trouble finding a good book?  Click on the link below for some ideas.

    Reading Possibilities for Pleasure-Reading.doc

  • August At-Home Reading
Students should read a chapter book of their choice this month.  Parents can help by making sure the book is "just right" . . .  not too easy, and not too hard.  There is no book-report requirement.

  • Third-Grade Monthly Reading Requirements for 2014 - 2015

  • Students will be required to read at least one chapter book each month.  They will be allowed time during school to read the book and will also be expected to read the book at home.  Upon completion of the book, students should record the title on their red "Reading Record," which will be housed in their binder.   Reading additional books over the course of the month will be highly encouraged.  Any additional books should be recorded on the red "Reading Record" as well.

  • Students may obtain their books from Austin's media center, public libraries, book stores, or home collections.  Parents and students should use their best judgment in determining the appropriate length and readability of the books; students have been trained in class to select  "Just Right" books.

  • Please refer to the chart below for specific, monthly requirements.


Type of Book

Type of Report

Student’s Choice
No Report
Student’s Choice
No Report
Oral Report
Oral Report
Student’s Choice
No Report
Animal Adventure
Oral Report
Student’s Choice
No Report
Beverly Cleary or Andrew Clements (Authors)
No Report
Student’s Choice
Make a "Float"
Student’s Choice
No Report


  • Mrs. Allen's Rules

  • Be nice.
  • Work hard.

  • Fun Websites for Back-to-School
Gotta Keep Reading Song Original Version~http://www.schooltube.com/video/e9bd79d29b4d0e6a2345/Gotta-Keep-Reading-Ocoee-Middle-School  Turn up your speakers!
Gotta Keep Reading Song With Words~http://www.schooltube.com/video/96bcd0ea47a585a8776c/Gotta%20Keep%20Reading!  Turn up your speakers!
Logic Zoo Venn Diagrams~http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/media/games/logic/index.html Can you put these wacky animals in their proper pens?
Social Skills Rags to Riches~http://www.mhcentro.com/rr/41488.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Code of Conduct Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/242637.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Live Eagle Camera at Berry College~http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/  You're an Austin Eagle, right?  View Georgia's ONLY eagle nest cam!  Then read all the information and facts!

  • Grading Scale

  • A  =  90% – 100%    Excellent
  • B  =  80% - 89%       Good
  • C  =  71% - 79%       Fair
  • D  =  70                    Passing
  • F  =  below 70         Failing

  • Grading Weights

  • Classwork  =  40%
  • Homework  =  5%
  • Projects  =  25%
  • Tests/Quizzes  = 30%      

  • Standardized Testing Dates for Third-Graders
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) = October 6th - 10th
  • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) = October 14th - 24th
  • Georgia Milestones = April 21st - 30th

  • Conference Afternoons

  • 1st Semester:   September 25th . . . 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

  • 2nd Semester:   February 19th . . . 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

  • I will be available for conferences most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.  The best way to schedule a conference is to e-mail me at ingrid_e_allen@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us.  Please feel free to request a "team conference" if you'd like Mrs. Cook to join us.

  • Of Special Note . . .

  • Homework Planners should be initialed nightly by  parents.
  • Parents must send in an e-mail or written note after their child has been absent from school with an explanation of the absence.  Teachers are required to report  absenses as Excused or Unexcused. Excused absenses include illness, death in the family, or observance of a religious holiday.
  • Donations of Puffs plus Lotion tissue, Lysol or Clorox wipes, and Band Aids are always appreciated in our ongoing effort to keep our students healthy.  Many thanks for your help!
  • Does your child have a public library card?  If not, now is the time to take care of this important task.  Your child needs to learn how to use the public library and will enjoy book browsing.  He/she should take advantage of the library's selection of books on audio, too.  These are great for the car and will help improve vocabulary and listening-comprehension skills!  Please consider making weekly or bi-weekly visits to the library a part of your family routine.                 

  • Austin Change of Dismissal Form ~ http://schools.dekalb.k12.ga.us/austin/files/EEF83873B3C748178BA1E87A24B3735B.pdf

  • Austin Dress Code ~ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/austin/dresscode.html

  • How to Use a Highlighter for Comprehension Homework

  • Use a highlighter to show all the places in the passage where you have found your answers.  Think of it as proving that your answers are correct by highlighting them . . . right there in the text.  

  • Reread what you’ve highlighted, and make sure that you’ve marked correct answers.  

  • It’s not always possible to find your answers in the text, because sometimes you have to figure answers out by using clues in the passage.  Use the highlighting strategy whenever you can, though.  

  • Brainy Literacy Websites
Multiple Intelligences Test~http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/questions/choose_lang.cfm  What special intelligences do you have?
BrainPOP~                               http://www.brainpop.com  
The Biggest Test in the Universe~http://vimeo.com/6494226  Do you have test anxiety?  Watch this Reading Rainbow episode. (28 minutes long)
Test-Taking Strategies Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/438266.html Can you become a "millionaire"?
Test Prep Rap~                  https://www.schooltube.com/video/e092721611d04aa9a599/Test%20Prep%20Rap%20(Music%20Video) Turn on your speakers!
Gotta Keep Reading Song Original Version~http://www.schooltube.com/video/e9bd79d29b4d0e6a2345/Gotta-Keep-Reading-Ocoee-Middle-School  Turn up your speakers!
Gotta Keep Reading Song With Words~http://www.schooltube.com/video/96bcd0ea47a585a8776c/Gotta%20Keep%20Reading!  Turn up your speakers!
Jake Drake: Bully Buster Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/427296.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Jake Drake: Bully Buster Matching Game~http://www.quia.com/mc/1567108.html  Show what you know!
Jake Drake: Bully Buster Columns~http://www.quia.com/cm/304923.html?AP_rand=675345738  Click on the columns to make matches.
Jake Drake: Know-It-All Sequencing Game~http://www.quia.com/pp/136834.html?AP_rand=2107218223  This is challenging!  Can you put events from the book in the correct order?
Magic Tree House Games~ http://www.magictreehouse.com/#game  Go on missions and answer questions with Jack and Annie!
Edward Tulane Author/Illustrator Interview~http://www.edwardtulane.com/Videos/tabid/56/Default.aspx  Go behind the scenes with Kate DiCamillo (author) and Bagram Ibatoulline (illustrator).  Click "Large" and "Play."
Edward Tulane Hangman Game~http://www.quia.com/hm/331005.html  This is fun!  Look at the book if you need help.
Edward Tulane Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/248245.html?AP_rand=938462490&playHTML=1  Can you become a "millionaire"?
The Lightning Thief Quiz~       http://www.funtrivia.com/newflash/trivia.cfm?qid=260543  Read the book first!  Then take this quiz to check your comprehension.
The Genius Files Quiz~          http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/Kids/GamesAndContests/Quiz.aspx?GQId=4483823  Read the book first!  Then take this Mission Unstoppable quiz.
The Genius Files Treasure Hunt~http://www.booksandgames.com/freegames/the-genius-files-treasure-hunt  Read the book first!  Then help Coke and Pepsi find hidden souvenirs!
The Genius Files Frisbee Fling~http://www.booksandgames.com/freegames/genius-files-frisbee-fling  Read the book first!  Then help Coke and Pepsi fling frisbees at those sneaky guys in the bowler hats!
Andrew Clements Quizzes~http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/for_children/kid_lit_authors_a_-_k/andrew_clements.html  Choose from a list of quizzes on books written by Andrew Clements.
Harry Potter True or False Quiz~http://www.funtrivia.com/newflash/trivia.cfm?qid=47522  Think you know Harry Potter?  Not all true and false quizzes are easy!
Harry Potter Wordsearch~http://www.quia.com/ws/1118467.html  Great vocabulary review!
Charlotte's Web Quiz~   http://www.funtrivia.com/newflash/trivia.cfm?qid=31441  Read the book first!  Then take this quiz to check your comprehension.
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Quiz~http://www.funtrivia.com/newflash/trivia.cfm?qid=311652  Read the book first!  Then take this quiz to check your comprehension.
Dr. Seuss Quiz~                  http://www.funtrivia.com/newflash/trivia.cfm?qid=20656  Have you read any books by Dr. Seuss lately?  Go to the library, and check out a few!
The Sneetches~                  http://www.schooltube.com/video/76b6524fff684197c2c3/  Try to figure out what Dr. Seuss wanted us to learn with this funny, rhyming story! (12 minutes long)
Roald Dahl Quiz 1 (Easy)~http://www.funtrivia.com/newflash/trivia.cfm?qid=8419  Have you read any books by Roald Dahl?  Mrs. Allen has a basket of them on her tall, red bookshelf.  
Roald Dahl Quiz 2 (Harder)~http://www.funtrivia.com/newflash/trivia.cfm?qid=30143  Read some books by Roald Dahl first.  You'll enjoy them!
Fables~                                 http://us.penguingroup.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/aesop/index.html  Enjoy listening to four fables by Aesop!  Turn on your speakers!    
Cinderella Elements of a Story~http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/cinderella.html  Enjoy listening to this classic fairy tale!  Answer some questions at the end.  Turn on your speakers!
Characters and Authors~ http://www.quia.com/mc/65623.html  Click on squares to match book characters to the authors who created them!  This is fun!
Online Storytime Barnes and Noble~http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/online-storytime-books-toys/379003588  Listen to popular stories as they are read aloud.
Reading Train~                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/firstlevel/literacy_and_english/finding_information/play/  All aboard for a smart ride!
Reading Comprehension "Dad's Cookies"~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Reading/ReadingComprehension3h.swf  Great test prep!
Reading Comprehension "Raccoons"~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Reading/City_Wildlife/Raccoons.swf Great test prep!
Reading Comprehension "Ducks"~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Reading/City_Wildlife/Ducks.swf Great test prep!
Reading Comprehension "Rats"~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Reading/City_Wildlife/Rats.swf Great test prep!
Reading Comprehension "Basketball Practice"~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Reading/ReadingComprehension3d.swf Great test prep!
Reading Comprehension "Field Trip"~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Reading/ReadingComprehension3e.swf Great test prep!
Reading Comprehension "Danny's Big Problem"~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Reading/ReadingComprehension3g.swf Great test prep!
Fiction or Nonfiction I~        http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/quiz/mquiz.asp?filename=jwildefiction1  Great test prep!  
Fiction or Nonfiction II~       http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/i/fictionnonp1st.cfm   Great test prep!
Sporting Opinions~              http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/firstlevel/literacy_and_english/fact_and_opinion/play/  Turn on your speakers!
Fact or Opinion Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/321166.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Genre Matching I~               http://www.quia.com/mc/382369.html  Click on matching squares to score a 100!
Genre Matching II~              http://www.quia.com/mc/2292473.html  Click on matching squares to score a 100!
Genre Matching III~             http://www.quia.com/mc/1408027.html  Click on matching squares to score a 100!
Genre Rags to Riches~   http://www.quia.com/rr/111225.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Author's Purpose Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/685307.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Hoop Shoot:  Author's Purpose~http://eclassroom.110mb.com/4thEnglish/hoops/AuthPurposehoop.html  Identify author's purpose while playing b-ball!
Context Clues "Guess Who?"~http://www.angelfire.com/md/byme/guesswho/guesswho.html  Use clues in the text to figure out who is "speaking."
Context Clues Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/151544.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Words in Context~               http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=191  Have fun with Mr. Duck Von Fly!
Can You Infer?~                 http://www.philtulga.com/Riddles.html  Solve riddles by inferring.  You must press the 'Caps Lock' button before you begin.
More Inferring~                 http://www.quia.com/pop/43335.html?AP_rand=2121811961  Use your wits!
Logic Zoo Venn Diagrams~http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/media/games/logic/index.html Can you put these wacky animals in their proper pens?
Idioms Matching I~              http://www.quia.com/mc/1600440.html?AP_rand=66061155 Show what you know!
Idioms Matching II~             http://www.quia.com/mc/443450.html?AP_rand=1475329751 Show what you know!
Idioms Matching III~    http://www.quia.com/mc/444494.html?AP_rand=987962604 Show what you know!
Idioms Columns I~               http://www.quia.com/cm/43711.html?AP_rand=2039673978  Click on the columns to make matches.
Idioms Columns II~              http://www.quia.com/cm/43712.html?AP_rand=1040543168 Click on the columns to make matches.
Color-Word Idioms Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/39470.html   Can you become a "millionaire"?
Body Idioms Rags to Riches~http://www.englishcorner.vacau.com/idioms/idgm1.swf   Use your wits!
Idioms Rags to Riches I~        http://www.quia.com/rr/76040.html?AP_rand=864820190 Can you become a "millionaire"?
Idioms Rags to Riches II~       http://www.quia.com/rr/76190.html?AP_rand=1583432941 Can you become a "millionaire"?
Idioms Rags to Riches III~http://www.quia.com/rr/807765.html?AP_rand=276209157 Can you become a "millionaire"?
Unimportant Details Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/41511.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Comprehension Rags to Riches I~http://www.mhcentro.com/rr/370426.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Comprehension Rags to Riches II~http://www.quia.com/rr/9433.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Comprehension Rags to Riches III~http://www.quia.com/rr/9436.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Comprehension Rags to Riches IV~http://www.quia.com/rr/9651.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Comprehension Rags to Riches V~http://www.quia.com/rr/9667.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Parts of a Book Matching~http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/term/draggeneric.asp?filename=jwildepartsofbook1  Good test prep!  Practice your reference skills.
Word Jungle~                    http://www.fekids.com/kln/games/wordjungle/  Have fun improving your vocabulary with JUNGLE ANIMALS!
Free Rice:  Vocabulary~ http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1398  Help stop world hunger as you answer vocabulary questions correctly!
Vocabulary Building~    http://www.vocabulary.co.il/   This site has lots of vocabulary building games at varying levels.  Great for test prep!
Valentine Vocabulary~   http://www.quia.com/cc/326835.html  Have fun matching Valentine vocabulary words!  You'll need to focus!
Words with Multiple Meanings I~http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=191&engine=  It's you against Duck Von Fly!  Choose the right answer by using context clues.
Words with Multiple Meanings II~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Vocabulary/Multiple_Meanings_Set_11.swf  Strengthen your vocabulary!
Word Association Rags to Riches I~http://www.quia.com/rr/76568.html?AP_rand=851037220  Which two words go together?
Word Association Rags to Riches II~http://www.quia.com/rr/76989.html?AP_rand=865053865  Which two words go together?
Analogies I ~                   http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Analogies/Analogies_Set_01.swf Be word-smart!
Analogies II ~                  http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/analogies/analogiesx.htm Very challenging!  You must be a quick thinker!
Synonyms I~                     http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Vocabulary/Synonyms/Synonyms_Set_1.swf  Show what you know!
Synonyms II~                    http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Vocabulary/Synonyms/Synonyms_Set_2.swf Show what you know!
Synonyms III~                   http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Vocabulary/Synonyms/Synonyms_Set_3.swf Show what you know!
Synonyms IV~                    http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Vocabulary/Synonyms/Synonyms_Set_4.swf Show what you know!
Word Girl Synonym Toast~http://www.scholastic.com/wordgirl/synonym_toast.htm  Are you synonym-smart?  This is challenging!
Synonym Puzzles~                http://worksheetsplus.com/Synonym%20Jigsaws.html  Are you synonym-smart AND shape-smart?  This is for brainy kids . . . and their brainy parents, too!  100% fun!
Synonym Songs~          http://pbskids.org/lions/videos/favword.html  Turn on your speakers!
Synonyms Golf~                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy/synomyms/index.shtml  Choose words with similar meaning as you play golf on the moon!
Synonyms Matching~      http://www.quia.com/mc/44798.html Show what you know!
Synonyms Columns I~     http://www.quia.com/cm/58405.html?AP_rand=503959667  Click on the columns to make matches.
Synonyms Columns II~    http://www.quia.com/cm/126573.html?AP_rand=554091510  Click on the columns to make matches.
Synonyms Columns III~   http://www.quia.com/cm/58406.html?AP_rand=906508462  Click on the columns to make matches.
Synonyms Columns IV~    http://www.quia.com/cm/126896.html?AP_rand=670146582 Click on the columns to make matches.
Synonyms Columns V~     http://www.quia.com/cm/125767.html?AP_rand=2108157498 Click on the columns to make matches.
Synonyms Columns(Challenging)~http://www.quia.com/cm/64252.html?AP_rand=1395253087  Click on the columns to make matches.
Synonyms Rags to Riches I~ http://www.quia.com/rr/77167.html?AP_rand=321201194  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Synonyms Rags to Riches II~http://www.quia.com/rr/77167.html?AP_rand=638506625  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Synonyms Rags to Riches III~http://www.quia.com/rr/206120.html?AP_rand=1390994717 Can you become a "millionaire"?
Antonyms I~                             http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Vocabulary/Antonyms/Antonyms_Set_01.swf Show what you know!
Antonyms II~                    http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Vocabulary/Antonyms/Antonyms_Set_02.swf Show what you know!
Antonyms III~                   http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Vocabulary/Antonyms/Antonyms_Set_03.swf Show what you know!
Antonyms Columns(Easy)~http://www.quia.com/cm/568349.html?AP_rand=1516803231  Click on the columns to make matches.
Antonyms Matching I~    http://www.quia.com/mc/439690.html?AP_rand=864206966 Show what you know!
Antonyms Matching II~   http://www.quia.com/mc/439756.html?AP_rand=1089769824 Show what you know!
Antonyms Matching III~          http://www.quia.com/mc/439757.html?AP_rand=961984502 Show what you know!
Antonyms Matching IV~   http://www.quia.com/mc/439762.html?AP_rand=1805313851 Show what you know!
Antonyms Rags to Riches I~http://www.quia.com/rr/57608.html?AP_rand=299630881  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Antonyms Rags to Riches II~http://www.quia.com/rr/57687.html?AP_rand=1747161319  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Antonyms Train~         http://school.eb.com/lm/games/GE_2_6/GE_2_6.htm  You can do Level 3 . . . Choosing antonyms is easy!
Antonyms Song~          http://www.schooltube.com/video/4a7a5391023a53a0db6e/  Do you like the Beatles?  Mrs. Allen does!  Turn on your speakers!
Awesome Antonyms Matching Game~http://www.quia.com/mc/44806.html  Have fun!
Synonym and Antonym Billionaire~http://www.greenville.k12.pa.us/kmott/Synonym_and_Antonym_Billionaire/play.html  Have a blast playing by yourself or with a friend!
Homonyms Matching I~    http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/word/homonyms/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
Homonyms Matching II~   http://www.quia.com/mc/2292472.html Show what you know!
Homonyms Matching III~  http://www.quia.com/mc/66106.html Show what you know!
Animal Homonyms Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/194035.html   Can you become a "millionaire"?
Homophone Concentration I (Easy)~http://www.quia.com/cc/1888384.html?AP_rand=1527515591 You've got to focus!
Homophone Concentration II (Harder)~http://www.quia.com/mc/1888414.html?AP_rand=1453168839 You've got to focus!
Homophone Rags to Riches~http://www.mhcentro.com/rr/141791.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Another Homophone Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/244089.html Can you become a "millionaire"?
Hoop Shoot:  Homophones~http://eclassroom.110mb.com/3rdEnglish/homophonehoops.swf  Identify homophones while playing b-ball!   
Homophones Test~                http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Homophones/Homophones_Set_01a.swf  You can do it!
Synonyms/Antonyms/Homonyms Song~http://www.schooltube.com/video/8cacfe2e55bd7a81a26a/  Turn up your speakers for a cool song!  Do a robot dance!
Prefix Matching~                        http://www.manythings.org/wbg/prefixes-jw.html  This site will help you improve your vocabulary scores on standardized tests.
Prefix Rags to Riches~  http://www.quia.com/rr/311269.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Root Word Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/331686.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Soccer with -ing Suffix~        http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/other/prefixes/interactive/-ing.swf  You will LOVE this!
Maggie's "Short Circuit"~http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/shortcircuit_eng_launcher.html  Cool!  Advance through four levels as you match prefixes and suffixes with their meanings.
Suffix Rags to Riches~  http://www.quia.com/rr/137273.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Prefix and Suffix Columns~http://www.quia.com/cm/397037.html?AP_rand=763676583  Click on the columns to make matches.
Rhyme Time Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/5493.html   Can you become a "millionaire"?
Compound Word Elephants~http://www.ezschool.com/Games/CompoundWords.html  Be sure to read the clues!  
Compound Word Snowman~http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/3_4/snowman3/snowman1.htm  Build a snowman as you answer questions correctly!
Complete and Incomplete Sentences I~http://www.quia.com/pop/4696.html?AP_rand=498891460  Show what you know!
Complete and Incomplete Sentences II~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Types_of_Sentences/Types_of_Sentences_Set_04a.swf  Show what you know!
Complete and Incomplete Sentences III~http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Types_of_Sentences/Types_of_Sentences_Set_05a.swf  Show what you know!
Monkey Sentences~               http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/games/monkey/monkey.html  Build sentences correctly.  A monkey does funny tricks at the end of the game!
Penguin Sentences~              http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/penguins_on_ice/big_no_sound/full2.shtml  Build strong sentences with penguins!
Beaver Sentences ~              http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en30stru-game-logging-sentences  Super-fun!  Use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to make the beaver jump.
KUNG-FU Sentences~      http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy/sentences/index.shtml  Help Max learn KUNG-FU by choosing the words in the right order to make a sentence.
Sentence Clubhouse ~    http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/clubhouse/index_pre.html  Build your own clubhouse as you answer questions about sentences.
Statements and Questions Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/504130.html?AP_rand=899143278   Can you become a "millionaire"?
Commands and Exclamations Columns~http://www.quia.com/cm/363023.html?AP_rand=351009492  Click on the columns to make matches.
Soccer with Types of Sentences~http://www4.smsd.org/andreabeauchamp/docs/Doc-79502.xls Identify types of sentences and score!
Capitalization~                 http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Language_Skills/Capitalization/Capitalization_Set_01.swf  You'll ace this!
More Capitalization~            http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Language_Skills/Capitalization/Capitalization_Set_06.swf  You can score 100% on this!
Capital Letters Quiz~           http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/quiz/mquiz.asp?filename=kderittecapitals  Are you up to this challenge?  Yes, you can do it!
Capitalization Catch It~        http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/sentence/capitalandlowercase/scrollingbackground/  Play with Moby!  ausn118  dekalb
Comma Confusion~                http://www.compasslearningodyssey.com/sample_act/34lang_confusion.html  Find the spaceship that needs commas.
Save the Comma~         http://www.savethecomma.com/game/  Which sentence is correct?
Punctuation Quiz~               http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/quiz/mquiz.asp?filename=kderittepun  Are you up to this challenge?  Of course!  Bring it on!
Trapped! (Punctuation)~  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar/punctuation/play.shtml Scary? No, but Game 2 is a little tricky!
Capitalization and Punctuation Rags to Riches~http://www.mhcentro.com/rr/90027.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?   
Trapped! (Sentences)~   http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar/language_structure/play.shtml You aren't afraid of sentences, are you?!
Alien Editing~                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy/punctuation/index.shtml  Help aliens edit their sentences!
Correct Sentence Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/11505.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Wall of Words ~                         http://fen.com/studentactivities/WallOfWords/wow19.html  This can be tough!  Are you a quick thinker?
Subject and Predicate Video~http://www.schooltube.com/video/0b076ecd6c4f1466b852/Subject%20and%20Predicate%20Video  This is "dog-gone" good!  Turn on your speakers.
Subject and Predicate Grammar Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/70ffd632044301d6dee4/  Turn on your speakers!
Subject and Predicate Rap Grammar Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/afa9844fe85de5677164/The%20Tale%20Of%20Mr%20Morton(Skee-lo).m4v  Turn on your speakers!
Subject and Predicate Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/36764.html?AP_rand=1421117710  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Nouns Song Grammar Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/21001073474c19344891/ Turn on your speakers!
Noun Song~                              http://www.schooltube.com/video/9a1ecb492efb2e865e88/Noun%20Song%20-%20Have%20Fun%20Teaching  Turn on your speakers!
Nouns I~                                http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Grammar-03.htm  You can do this!
Nouns II~                               http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Grammar-04.htm  Just try this!
Noun Balloons~                  http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/grammar/noun/balloon_game/ Pop noun balloons!
Noun Explorer~                  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/nouns.htm  Feed worms to fish . . . It's kind of disgusting!
Nouns Rags to Riches~           http://www.quia.com/rr/505989.html?AP_rand=1714397437  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Noun Dunk~                              http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/basketball/index.html  Play basketball while you identify common and proper nouns.
Singular and Plural Noun Matching~http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/word/pluralnouns/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
Plural Nouns Clubhouse ~http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/plural_noun/index.html  Build your own clubhouse as you answer questions about plural nouns.
Irregular Plural Nouns Rags to Riches~ http://www.quia.com/rr/6516.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Plural Nouns Tic-Tac-Toe~http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/plural/index_pre.html  This game is for 2 players.
Proper Nouns Video Lesson~http://www.ricecookerstudios.com/assets/animation/anim00A.swf  Learn about proper nouns as you watch a short video clip.  Turn on your speakers.
Apostrophe Haunted House~http://www.schooltube.com/video/d2820643288dfa1ecbfa/  When do you need an apostrophe?
Apostrophe S and Captain Cluck~http://www.schooltube.com/video/e5b39911d87fedde5d30/  When do you need an apostrophe?
Possessive Nouns Matching~http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/word/possessivenouns/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
Soccer with Possessive Apostrophes~http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/punctuation/apostrophes/interactive/possapos.swf  When do you need an apostrophe?
Exploring for Possessives~http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/exploring_possessives/index.html  Find your way to the Cave of Stone Wonders!  This starts out easy and gets harder as you go.
Possessive Nouns Tic-Tac-Toe~http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/possessive_noun/index.html  This game is for 2 players.
Building Sentences with Possessives~http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-games/possessives You've got to think fast!
Quotation Marks Rags to Riches I~http://www.quia.com/rr/581028.html?AP_rand=333862004  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Quotation Marks Rags to Riches II~http://www.quia.com/rr/335442.html?AP_rand=170257383  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Pronouns Song I~                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfGEJJ9g1tI Turn on your speakers!
Pronouns Song II~               http://www.schooltube.com/video/f7ef234c587e44ddc009/The%20Personal%20Pronoun%20Song Turn on your speakers! 
Pronouns Song III Grammar Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/79b27b5d4aa741cbe9f7/ Turn on your speakers!  
Pronoun Balloons~               http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/grammar/pronoun/balloon_game/ Pop pronoun balloons!
Pronoun Clubhouse ~     http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pronoun_clubhouse/index_pre.html  Build your own clubhouse as you answer questions about pronouns.
Travelling Pronouns~    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy/pronouns/index.shtml  Select the right pronouns.
Noun or Verb Fling the Teacher~http://kmott.wikispaces.com/file/view/Noun+or+Verb+Fling+the+Teacher.swf  You'll love this!
Verb Rap Song~                  http://www.schooltube.com/video/0bf459cf97abe070eaaf/Verb%20Rap Turn on your speakers!
Verbs I~                                        http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Grammar-01.htm  You can do this!
Verbs II~                               http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Grammar-02.htm  Just try this!
Verb Balloons~                  http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/grammar/verb/balloon_game/ Pop verb balloons!     
Basketball Verbs~               http://www.marks-english-school.com/games/b_past.html  Play basketball while you choose the right verb.
Verb Tense Quiz~                http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/quiz/mquiz.asp?filename=kderitteverbtense  Are you up to this challenge?  Absolutely!  You are SMART!
Verb Tense Fling the Teacher~http://kmott.wikispaces.com/Verb+Tense+Fling+the+Teacher  You'll love this!
Maggie's "Clean Up Your Grammar"~http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/cleanup_eng_launcher.html  Put nouns and verbs in the correct recycling bins.
Adverbs Song Grammar Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/054c4aca89b412d90612/ Turn on your speakers!
Adverbs I~                              http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Parts_of_Speech/Adverbs/Adverbs_Set_01.swf  Good test prep!
Adverbs II~                             http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Grammar-07.htm  You can do this!
Adverbs III~                            http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Grammar-08.htm Just try this!
Adjectives I~                   http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Parts_of_Speech/Adjectives/Adjectives_Set_01.swf  Good test prep!
Adjectives II~                  http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Grammar-05.htm You can do this!
Adjectives III~                 http://www.neok12.com/vocabulary/Grammar-06.htm Just try this!
Adjective Adventure~    http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/adjectives.htm  Feed flies to spiders if you like yucky games!
Building Sentences with Adjectives~http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-games/adjectives You've got to think fast!
Conjunctions Song Grammar Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/9d37200dbcb55fe20cfc/School%20House%20Rock%20-%20Conjunction%20Junction%20(Grammar%20Rock) Turn on your speakers!  
Conjunctions Rags to Riches I~http://www.quia.com/rr/60216.html?AP_rand=1265266529   Can you become a "millionaire"?
Conjunctions Rags to Riches II~http://www.quia.com/rr/60219.html?AP_rand=301829296   Can you become a "millionaire"?
Conjunctions Rags to Riches III~http://www.quia.com/rr/60219.html?AP_rand=915779875  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Conjunctions Rags to Riches IV~http://www.quia.com/rr/60219.html?AP_rand=275050233  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Conjunctions Rags to Riches V~http://www.quia.com/rr/60216.html?AP_rand=1471207913  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Balloon Conjunctions~   http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy/conjunctions/index.shtml  Choose the right conjunctions in this very BRITISH game!
Making Compound Sentences Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/60219.html?AP_rand=292146688  Can you become a "millionaire"?  
Simple or Compound Sentence Quiz~http://www.quia.com/quiz/242899.html?AP_rand=2092490774 Can you tell the difference between a simple sentence and a compound sentence?
Prepositions Song~              http://www.schooltube.com/video/0fe0cee277a6f5b545d1/%22Preposition%22%20by%20The%20Bazillions Turn on your speakers!
Prepositions Song Grammar Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/2163c5107660f0348ed2/Grammar%20Rock%20Preposition  Turn on your speakers!
Contraction Matching I~         http://www.quia.com/mc/502303.html?AP_rand=167637901 Show what you know!
Contraction Matching II~  http://www.quia.com/mc/1069795.html Show what you know!
Contraction Fly By~             http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/flyby/flyby1.htm  You'll need to think fast and click fast!  Are you up to the challenge?
We're Here!~                            http://school.eb.com/lm/games/GE_2_17/GE_2_17.htm        Work in a contraction factory!
Contractions Columns~   http://www.quia.com/cm/194451.html?AP_rand=1221583751  Click on the columns to make matches.
Contractions Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/36550.html Can you become a "millionaire"?
"A" or "An"~                            http://www.henryanker.com/Language/a_or_an/a_or_an_Set_03.swf  Do you know when to use "a" or "an"?
Parts of Speech Rags to Riches~http://www.mhcentro.com/rr/41489.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Another Parts of Speech Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/93516.html Can you become a "millionaire"?
Parts of Speech Robot~          http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/noun/noun.html  Are you faster than the robot?
Grammar Archery~                http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=487&engine=2  Identify nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more.
Grammar Blast~                  www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/quizzes/  Awesome test prep! You'll become a grammar expert with this site!
Grammar Games~          http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/nouns.htm  Choose from  a variety of grammar games to help you prepare for standardized tests.
Free Rice:  Grammar~    http://freerice.com/#/english-grammar/1163  Help stop world hunger as you answer grammar questions correctly!
Grammar Practice Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/41489.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
More Grammar Practice Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/263555.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Grammar Match-Up Columns~http://www.quia.com/cm/274129.html?AP_rand=1180323098  Click on the columns to make matches.
Grammar Glossary~               http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/grammar/index3.html  This is a helpful resource.
Sight Word BINGO~               http://www.abcya.com/dolch_sight_word_bingo.htm  This is fun!  Turn on your speakers!
Trapped! (Spelling)~    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar/spelling/play_popup.shtml Yikes!  Don't let spelling scare you!  Remember to turn on your speakers.
Coconut Vowels~                 http://www.abcya.com/spelling_with_vowels.htm  Spell quickly as coconuts drop from a tree.  You'll like the jungle music!
Spelling with silent e~ http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/phonics/silente/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
More Spelling with silent e~http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tricky-words/five-prize-bikes Learn how to spell words that end with silent e.
Spelling with silent letters~http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tricky-words/knit-knot Learn how to spell words that have silent letters.    
Spelling with /oo/~             http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tricky-words/good-afternoon-baboon  Learn how to spell words with /oo/.
Spelling Wordsearch Puzzles~http://www.eduplace.com/kids/sv/books/content/wordfind/#grade4  Do you like to solve wordsearch puzzles?
Spelling Match-Up~              http://www.eduplace.com/kids/sv/applications/smg/  What a fun way to practice spelling skills!
Spelling with /ng/~             http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tricky-words/long-ping-pong-song Learn how to spell words with /ng/.
Spelling City~                  http://www.spellingcity.com/  This site generates fun games with any words you type in!
Spelling with soft /c/~ http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tricky-words/central-city-cinema Learn how to spell these soft /c/ words!
Spelling with /ch/~             http://www.quia.com/mc/1919617.html Show what you know!
Spelling with /th/~             http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tricky-words/think-things-through Learn how to spell words with /th/.
Spelling with /th/, /sh/, and /wh/~http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/phonics/thshandwh/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
Spelling with /-igh/ and /-gh/~http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tricky-words/fight-eight-knights Learn how to spell these tricky words!
Hangman~                                http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/games_quizzes/hangman/game-news.htm  Try to figure out mystery words.
Making Words with Monsters~http://www.fekids.com/kln/games/whomp/whomp.html  It's monster against monster!  Make words as fast as you can!
Rhyme Time Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/5493.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Syllables~                              http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Language_Skills/Syllables/Syllables_Set_1.swf  Show what you know!
Syllables Factory~              http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en01soun-game-syllables-factory  Build a robot by answering questions correctly!
Abbreviations~                  http://www.toonuniversity.com/aol/2l_abbrv.html  Play golf with Duck Von Fly!  (This game is only available in second-grade level.)
Abbreviations Columns~  http://www.quia.com/cm/555806.html?AP_rand=935254820  Click on the columns to make matches.
ABC Order I~                    http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Language_Skills/Alphabetizing/Alphabetizing_Set_3.swf  This is so good for your brain!
ABC Order II~                   http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Language_Skills/Alphabetizing/Alphabetizing_Set_4.swf  This is so good for your brain!
ABC Order III~                  http://www.henryanker.com/Language/Language_Skills/Alphabetizing/Alphabetizing_Set_5.swf This is challenging!
Big Babies! (Dictionaries)~http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/reading/dictionaries/play.shtml  Good writers use dictionaries!
Guide Words Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/45806.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Trapped! (Story Planning)~ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/story_plan/play.shtml  Scary? No, so give these story-writing games a try!
Trapped! (Writing Reports)~http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/non_chronological_reports/play.shtml  Do you get nervous when you have to write a report?
Revising Your Writing Video Lesson~http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=51078&CategoryID=5663  How do you improve your rough draft before writing your final draft?
Trapped! (Newspapers)~  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/newspapers/play.shtml  Don't let these games about newspapers frighten you!
Big Babies! (Paragraphs)~http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar/paragraphs/play.shtml  Good writers use proper paragraphs!
Big Babies! (Letter Writing)~http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/letters/play.shtml  Learn how to write an informal letter and a formal letter.
Make Beliefs Comix~     http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/  Create your own comic strip!
Story Cubes~                    http://www.storycubes.com/  You can write your story on a piece of lined paper.
Typing Dance Mat~       http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/  This is an AWESOME way to learn keyboarding!  Turn on your speakers!
Typing Bubbles~                 http://www.typingmaster.com/games/bubbleapplet.asp?keys=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz&Submit=Start+Game  Can you type without looking at your hands?
Keyboarding Games~      http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games.html  Learn to type with these fun keyboarding games!

  • Brainy Social Studies Websites
BrainPOP~                               http://www.brainpop.com
Scholastic News~                http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/press_corps/index.asp  This is news for kids . . . written by kids!  Find out what's going on!
Presidents of the United States~http://www.schooltube.com/video/2fd134ed43fb48629ddb/  This is cool!  Turn on your speakers.
Presidents Match~               http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/government/president/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
Washington and Lincoln Rap~http://www.schooltube.com/video/cdb54b6de09bd9244882/THE%20PRESIDENT!%20(children's%20song%20about%20Washington%20and%20Lincoln)  Turn on your speakers!   
Abraham Lincoln Match~  http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/biographies/abrahamlincoln/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
eWord Games~                    http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/ga/books/bkc/ewordgame/index.html  SUPER test prep!  Skateboard your way to an A+ in Social Studies!
Social Skills Rags to Riches~http://www.mhcentro.com/rr/41488.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Friendship Soup~                http://www.schooltube.com/video/629136899d5f41599f3a/Video%20Lesson%20-%20Friendship%20Soup  What's your recipe for friendship?
Code of Conduct Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/242637.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Duties, Responsibilities, and Rights Columns~http://www.quia.com/cm/324446.html?AP_rand=750068751  Click on the columns to make matches.
Recycle Roundup~                http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/actiongames/recycle-roundup/  Help a gorilla clean up a park!
Virtual Forest Challenge~       http://www.scholastic.com/growgreen/virtualforest/  Do you know how to reduce, reuse, and recycle?
"Energy Blues" Schoolhouse Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/2a85b5a747731709061f/  Turn on your speakers!
Adventure Island~               http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/multimedia/interactive/maps-tools-adventure-island/kd/?ar_a=3  Aloha!  Help Kimo get around Adventure Island faster.
How To Read a Map~      http://www.schooltube.com/video/ce0c026120b868daaa03/How%20to%20read%20a%20map!  Cool music!  Turn on your speakers.
Reading a Map Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/174291.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Landforms Match~                http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/geography/landforms/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
Continents Video~               http://www.schooltube.com/video/3436ff96a1a5a38ecf27/  Cool music!  Turn on your speakers.
Mapping the World Video~http://www.tv411.org/reading/understanding-what-you-read/video-mapping-world  The Harlem Globetrotters demonstrate how to read a globe!  Turn on your speakers.
7 Continents~                   http://www.ezschool.com/Games/Continents.html  Identify continents on a world map.
Continents~                             http://www.quia.com/rd/16562.html?AP_rand=1197875238  Identify continents on a world map.
Continents Click~               http://www.henryanker.com/Other_Tests/Continents/World_7_Continents_Set_1.swf  Click on the correct continents.
Continents and Oceans I~http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/world_G0_Click.html  Identify continents and oceans on a world map.
Continents and Oceans II~http://www.quia.com/mc/555582.html  This is a matching game.  Show what you know!
Continents and Oceans III~http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/term/matchgeneric2.asp?filename=rburgesscontoc  Use the world map at the back of your Social Studies textbook if you need help.
Continents and Oceans Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/202881.html  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Map Skills Helpful Lesson~http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/k9mod/mapskill/mod3fl5.swf  Strengthen your map skills as you watch this cool presentation.  This will really make you map-smart!
Invaders~                               http://www.eclassroom.110mb.com/3rdSS/3rdMapsInvaders.swf  You'll love this!  Use the world map at the back of your Social Studies textbook if you need help.
Equator and Prime Meridian Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/41008.html?AP_rand=460519231  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Geography Terms Matching GameI~http://www.quia.com/mc/338148.html  Show what you know!
Geography Terms Matching Game II~http://www.quia.com/mc/279350.html  Show what you know!
Treasure Hunt~                  http://www.abcya.com/latitude_and_longitude_practice.htm  Find gold using latitude and longitude coordinates.
50 States Song~                 http://www.schooltube.com/video/494682076bcd4b3bb4f4/Learn%2050%20states%20and%20capitals  Rock and learn!
U.S. States and Capitals Matching I~http://www.quia.com/mc/4.html  Show what you know!
U.S. States and Capitals Matching II~http://www.quia.com/mc/72204.html  Show what you know!
U.S. States and Capitals Matching III~http://www.quia.com/mc/1134651.html  Show what you know!
U.S. States and Capitals Concentration Game~http://www.quia.com/cc/65799.html  This is fun!
U.S. Capitals Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/94752.html   Can you become a "millionaire"?
U.S. States and Capitals Quiz~http://www.maps.com/games/caps.aspx  Start with the easiest level and work your way up.
U.S. Mountain Ranges and Rivers~http://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/sea_game.html  Practice this again and again until you've got it!
Quiz Your Noodle Geography~http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/geographygames/quizyournoodle-geography-facts/  Are you a "brainiac" when it comes to world geography?
Ancient Greece Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/38473.html?AP_rand=1180500640   Hint: The answer to the map question is "red".
Parthenon Virtual Reality~http://www.3dancientwonders.com/3d_parthenon_virtualreality.php  Explore the Parthenon in 3-D by clicking the 'foot' button and using arrow keys.
Ancient Greece Study Guide~http://www.quia.com/pop/36548.html  This is a quick and easy way to review!
Ancient Greece Fling the Teacher~http://eclassroom.110mb.com/3rdSS/3rdAncientGreece.swf  You'll love this!
"No More King" Schoolhouse Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/4ce52bdb47884d2fb3a8/  Turn on your speakers!
Paul Revere Rags to Riches I~http://www.quia.com/rr/449396.html?AP_rand=1389384412  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Paul Revere Rags to Riches II~http://www.quia.com/rr/445169.html?AP_rand=1474450771  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Paul Revere Video Lesson~       http://www.earlyamerica.com/paul_revere.htm  Learn about Paul Revere's ride as you watch a short video clip.  Turn on your speakers.
Paul Revere Matching Game~http://www.quia.com/mc/365607.html  Show what you know!
"Shot Heard 'Round the World" Schoolhouse Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/e1b68eb4a9c9947b5ab5/  Turn on your speakers!
Revolutionary War Walk the Plank~http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/games/walk/walk_colonial.html  Think hard!  Have fun!
American Revolution Fling the Teacher~http://www.newton.k12.ks.us/tech/arfling.html  You'll love this!
Boston Tea Party Movie~         http://vimeo.com/30375611  Watch this Liberty Kids episode. (27 minutes long)
Boston Tea Party Jigsaw Puzzle~http://www.neok12.com/jigsaw-puzzle/American-Revolution-02.htm  Do you like puzzles?
"We The People" Movie~  http://vimeo.com/65099962  Watch this Liberty Kids episode. (21 minutes long)
Preamble with Barney Fife~http://www.schooltube.com/video/a45dc88c09004f86a55d/  This is so funny!  Turn on your speakers!
Preamble with a 2-Year-Old~http://www.schooltube.com/video/4a37c82a4a494e4981b5/  He's so cute and smart!  Turn on your speakers!
Preamble Picture Perfect~       http://www.quia.com/pp/86770.html?AP_rand=660118759  Play this game after you listen to "The Preamble" on Schoolhouse Rock a few times!
A More Perfect Union Video~     http://vimeo.com/434919  40 high-school students spell out the words in the Preamble! (3 minutes long)
Constitution Fling the Teacher~http://www.newton.k12.ks.us/tech/fling4.htm You'll love this!
Benjamin Franklin Interview~    http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/games_quizzes/interview/index.asp  Here's your chance to interview Benjamin Franklin!
"Great American Melting Pot" Schoolhouse Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/91b67f880982d8c6b1ca/ Turn on your speakers!
Frederick Douglass BrainPOP, Jr.~http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/famoushistoricalfigures/frederickdouglass/   ausn118  dekalb
Frederick Douglass Games~http://www.tonikinsey.com/frederick-douglass-vocabulary-review.html  Give these a try!  Be sure to scroll down.
Mary McLeod Bethune Matching Game~http://www.quia.com/mc/1970801.html?AP_rand=1132292  Show what you know!                                       
Mary McLeod Bethune Millionaire Game~http://www.presentationhelpdesk.com/your-millionaire-game-1040.html  Do you want to become a "millionaire"?
Susan B. Anthony:  Cast Your Vote!~http://www.compasslearningodyssey.com/sample_act/56ss_cast_your_vote.html  Learn how Susan B Anthony fought for women's right to vote.
"Sufferin' 'till Suffrage" Schoolhouse Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/547d1ffda7c6829c4545/School%20House%20Rock%20-%20Sufferin'%20Till%20Suffrage  Turn on your speakers!  
Franklin D. Roosevelt Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/206041.html?AP_rand=205854343  Can you become a "millionaire"?
Martin's Big Words Video~http://www.schooltube.com/video/434d53dc81da4fdbabf7/  Turn on your speakers!  (11 minutes long)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Rags to Riches~http://www.quia.com/rr/299664.html   Can you become a "millionaire"?
Martin Luther King, Jr. Jigsaw Puzzle~http://www.neok12.com/jigsaw-puzzle/Civil-Rights-Movement-05.htm  Do you like puzzles?
Mary McLeod Bethune Video~http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=25820  Here's a biography honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.
Lyndon B. Johnson~http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/lbjforkids/main.htm  Learn about LBJ, our 36th President!
The Wall~                       http://vimeo.com/6347248  Learn about the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. with this Reading Rainbow episode. (27 minutes long)
Thanksgiving BrainPOP Jr.~http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/holidays/thanksgiving/   ausn118  dekalb
Thanksgiving Matching with Moby~http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/holidays/thanksgiving/matching/   ausn118  dekalb
Thanksgiving BrainPOP~  http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/culture/thanksgiving/   ausn118  dekalb
Cesar Chavez Matching Game~http://www.quia.com/mc/1508543.html?AP_rand=466654359  Show what you know!
Contributions of Historical People~http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=59&engine=5  Play golf with Duck Von Fly!
Branches of Government Video Lesson~http://www.schooltube.com/video/b2089b60d4001008461e/  Learn about the branches of government as you watch a short video.  Turn on your speakers!
Branches of Government Sort~http://www.texaslre.org/branches_game/branches_game.html  How much do you know about the three branches of government?
Branches of Government Columns~http://www.quia.com/cm/190649.html?AP_rand=1150800922  Click on the columns to make matches.
Branches of Power~              http://www.usmint.gov/Kids/games/branchesOfPower/  Challenging and fun!
Checks and Balances Game~http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/usa_game/government/checks_and_balances.htm  The Executive,  Legislative, and Judicial branches of government are equal in power.
"Three-Ring Government" Schoolhouse Rock~http://www.schooltube.com/video/4f1391c53f3293235d07/  Turn on your speakers!
President BrainPOP, Jr.~        http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/government/president/  ausn118  dekalb
Branches of Government Sequencing~http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/government/branchesofgovernment/sequenceorder/  Help Moby put the cards in order.
Branches of Government Quiz Very cool!~http://photopeach.com/album/4jtxka Turn on your speakers!
History of Money~               http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=208  Warning: This is really funny!  Try to laugh softly so you don't disturb others!
Needs and Wants Columns~http://www.quia.com/cm/399535.html?AP_rand=1124734358  Click on the columns to make matches.
Econ and Me:  Scarcity~http://vimeo.com/9405278  Awesome CRCT prep!  (15 minutes long)
Econ and Me:  Opportunity Cost~http://vimeo.com/9406181  Awesome CRCT prep!  (15 minutes long)
Econ and Me:  Consumption~http://vimeo.com/9407057  Awesome CRCT prep!  (15 minutes long)
Econ and Me:  Production~http://vimeo.com/9472121  Awesome CRCT prep!  (17 minutes long)
Econ and Me:  Interdependence~http://vimeo.com/9470184  Awesome CRCT prep!  (18 minutes long)
Economics Fling the Teacher~http://www.eclassroom.110mb.com/3rdSS/economics.swf  You'll love this!
Economics Grade or No Grade~http://eclassroom.110mb.com/3rdSS/economicsGNG.swf  Turn on your speakers!  
Rich Kid - Smart Kid~           http://www.richkidsmartkid.com/index.html  This will make you financially smart!  There are 4 different economics games on this site.
U.S. Citizenship Test~  http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=44&engine=1  Turn on your speakers!
U.S. Symbols I~                 http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/citizenship/ussymbols/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
U.S. Symbols II~                        http://www.ezschool.com/Games/USANationalSymbols.html  Click and match!
U.S. Symbols III~                       http://matchthememory.com/kimbrowning  Click and match!
How People Make Things~http://pbskids.org/rogers/picpic.html Visit factories to see how different products are made on an assembly line.
Goods and Services Sequencing~http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/economics/goodsandservices/sequenceorder/ Help Moby put the cards in order.
Goods and Services Columns~http://www.quia.com/cm/401262.html?AP_rand=1360015437  Click on the columns to make matches.
Natural Resources Match~http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/conservation/naturalresources/matching/ Click and match with Moby!
Rivers and Mountains CRCT Practice~http://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/sea.html  Scroll down and click on Next: Play Find the Feature.  
Social Studies Textbook Online~https://secure.eservices.eduplace.com/eservicesadmin/login.do?targeturl=/eservices/  Username = 3classdekalb    Password = dekalbstudent3
Flashcards~                             http://flashcarddb.com/cardset/76611-georgia-social-studies-flashcards  Great CRCT prep!  You might want to print these out for home study.  

  • Common Core Standards for Language Arts
Please see:     http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf  This site allows you to view the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts at all grade levels.
Please see:     http://www.pta.org/3rdGradeFeb4.pdf  This National PTA resource explains the Common Core expectations for third-grade Language Arts and Math.

Third-grade students will receive instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing.  By the end of  third grade, students should be able to:

  • Read aloud with fluency and comprehension
  • Read more thoughtfully, discover more details, and extract deeper meaning from what they read
  • Summarize main points from fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Work independently on research projects
  • Practice, with some guidance, the steps of the writing process in order to produce compositions and reports
  • Use more abstract skills of synthesis and evaluation in writing
  • Respond to questions with logically developed answers
  • Vary language patterns in both speaking and writing
  • Engage in abstract discussions as they respond to text and to life experiences

  • Georgia Performance Standards for Social Studies
Third-grade students will explore the origins of American Democracy as well as the lives of important Americans.  In addition, third graders will continue to acquire basic economic concepts.   By the end of  third grade, students should be able to:

  • Explain the political roots of American democracy
  • Discuss the lives of selected Americans who expanded people's rights and freedoms in a democracy
  • Locate and describe the major topographical features of America
  • Describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with historical figures in American democracy and explain how these Americans display positive character traits
  • Explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of a republican form of government
  • Describe and explain economic concepts involving productive resources, taxation for public services, and interdependence and trade

Ingrid E. Allen
Third-Grade Teacher
Early Childhood and Gifted Certified
Austin Elementary School
5435 Roberts Drive
Dunwoody, Georgia  30338

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