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General Resources

ALA's Great Web Sites for Kids
Recommended web sites, categorized by subject. You can also search by keyword or intended age of audience.

Education World
Tools for teachers including an educational search engine, lesson plans, information on integrating technology in the classroom, and articles by experts.
Resources for Illinois families and schools, sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Library of Congress Teacher Resources
Focuses on using primary sources in the classroom.

Math Forum: Teacher Exchange
Math activities and lessons for Pre-K to College levels.

National Education Association
Information on the organization and a wide variety of education-related topics.

Science NetLinks
Lesson plans and web resources for K-12 science educators.

Teaching Tolerance Magazine
Lesson plans and a blog focusing on diversity in the classroom.

Literacy Resources

Book Adventure
Free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Some features require registration.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
Children's book reviews and ideas on how to use children's books in the classrooms.

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Informational and educational services for librarians, teachers, child care providers, and researchers.

Guys Read!
Literacy program to connect boys with books they will want to read.

Jim Trelease, Read-Aloud Expert
Learn about the benefits of reading aloud to children of all ages.

Planet Esme
Learn how to help children to love reading with advice from local librarian and author Esme Raji Codell.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Kids
Build literacy skills with these online activities. "Leading to Reading" is for kids aged 0-5, and "Reading Planet" is for kids aged 6-15.
Online activities that prepare young children for reading and bolster reading skills.

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