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**Although I have previewed these websites,

always get parent permission before going anywhere online!**

Author & Book Sites               Reading

Writing                                   G.U.M.S.  

Research Strategies

Author & Book Sites

Andrew Clements - - Frindle, No Talking, and Jake Drake books

Avi - -  Crispin and Poppy

Beverly Cleary - - Ramona books, Muggie Maggie, and Ralph S. Mouse books

Chris Van Allsburg - - The Polar Express  and The Stranger

Dan Gutman - - My Weird School books and Jackie & Me

Dav Pilkey - - Captain Underpants books, Ricky Ricotta books, and The Paperboy

David A. Adler - - The Babe and I and the picture biography series

Debbie Dadey - - The Bailey School Kids

DyAnne DiSalvo - - The Sloppy Copy Slipup

Gary Paulsen - - Lawn Boy and Hatchet

Gail Gibbons - - nonfiction books

J.K. Rowling - - Harry Potter books

Jean Craighead George - - My Side of the Mountain

Joyce Sidman - - This is Just to Say

Judy Blume - - Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Kate DiCamillo - - The Tales of Despereaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Katherine Paterson - - Bridge to Terabithia

Kevin Henkes - - Chrysanthemum and Lily's Purple Plastic Purse

Kristin O'Connell George - - Old Elm Speaks

Lemony Snicket - - A Series of Unfortunate Events

Louis Sachar - - Holes and Sideways Stories books

Margie Palatini - - Sweet Tooth

Marcia Thornton Jones - - The Bailey School Kids

Mary Pope Osborne - - Magic Tree House

Mem Fox - - Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Patricia Polacco - - Thundercake and My Rotten Redhead Older Brother

Patricia Reilly Giff - - Sarah, Plain and Tall

Roald Dahl - - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Twits

Ron Roy - - A to Z Mysteries and Capital Mysteries

Shel Silverstein - - Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree

Tony DiTerlizzi - - The Spiderwick Chronicles

Flat Stanley books by Jeff Brown

Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley

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Books and Reading

BookAdventure.org - sign up to create your own book lists, take quizzes to earn point and prizes

Children's Storybooks Online - read free stories online

KidsReads.com - learn about new books, read reviews, take trivia quizzes on your favorite books, find out how to contact your favorite authors, and more book and reading fun

The Stacks for Kids - find books, authors, games, and other activities to go along with your favorite Scholastic books.

Storyline Online - listen and read along popular books with your favorite actors or actress

Storynory - listen and read along classic and original stories



AesopSITE - watch animated fables

Fables - read examples of fables



MysteryNet - find a wide variety of mystery stories


Giggle Poetry

Poetry for Kids - read, take lessons, play games, and submit your own poetry

What Rhymes with Squirrel? - online poetry activities


Time for Kids

Tall Tales

Story Elements


Comprehension Strategies

Resources to remind you about comprehension strategies

Asking Questions

Making Predictions

Synthesize Information


Into the Book - sign up for resources and activities to help you practice all 8 comprehension strategies



Jelly Fish - classify the prefix, base/root words, and suffix

Prefixes and Suffixes

Rooting Out Words - find the root words

Spellbound - antonyms

Squanky the Toothtaker in Quiet Quest for Opposites - antonyms

Squanky the Toothtaker in Tooth Tally- synonyms

Suffix Matching Game

Word Central - build your own dictionary and learn more about word meanings

Word Confusion - which homophone correctly completes the sentence

Word Frog - practice antonyms, synonyms, or homonyms

Word Jungle - identify the synonym of a given word

Word Works - create and use new words

Zoo Crew - play this game to learn the special name for groups of animals

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Comic Creator - write your own comic strip

Limerick Factory - this website helps you to create a limerick but you can also learn about the patterns found in limericks

Paint by Idioms - practice using idioms to add details in a story

Wizards and Pigs - using rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration

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Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, and Spelling


Noun Dunk - identify whether a word is a common or proper noun

Schoolhouse Rock - Grammar Rock lyrics

Wacky Web Tales - Mad Libs stories


Flamingos - which matches the meaning -y or -ly


Sentence Clubhouse - types of sentences, capitalization, and punctuation



Spell Check - find and correct misspelled words

SpellaRoo - find the misspelled word

Revising and Editing

Power Proofreading

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Research Strategies

click here for some reminders about types of research resources

Online Resources


Fact Monster - an online almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

MSN Encarta - online encyclopedia, dictionary, and atlas


Research practice


Dino Hunter Guide Words

Using a Dictionary

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