Teacher Resources

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS Lesson Plans & Links, Rubrics & Assessment, ILA, 
Professional Development, Special Education, Technology

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Primary Source Learning assists teachers and students in using Library of Congress primary source materials"
 and includes lessons that target the best instructional practices.
Standards
NJ Core Content Curriculum Standards
NJ Curriculum Frameworks
NJCCCS for Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics

Lesson Plans and Useful Links for Teachers
A to Z Teacher Stuff  features quick indexes to online lesson plans and ideas.
B. J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper - "If you can't find it here, then you just can't find it."
Busy Teacher's Cafe - Great resource for K-3 with worksheets, plans, links and tips.
CanTeach - Thousands of resources and links for elementary teachers from Canada.  Songs!
CEOExpress - You're the boss...you need information fast...this has everything.
Chico High School Library Helpful Bookmarks - Especially valuable for the multicultural sets of links.
Discovery Channel School 
Gander Academy's Theme-Related Resources on the World Wide Web from Newfoundland!
Jerrie's Curriculum Hotlists   50+ theme-related collections for PK-12, curriculum topics and classroom technology
Kathy Schrock's Web Guide for Educators - The essential compendium of places to go on the web.
Multiage-Education.com - An exhaustive set of links for anything to do with the topic.
My Virtual Reference Desk - "A One-stop Site for All Things Internet."
New York Times Learning Network - You have to register, but everything is free except the crossword puzzle.
Quia - Subject-related games and activities, ready-made or make-your-own, a wealth of great stuff!
Scholastic Network - Now free, this site contains a wealth of lesson plans and other resources to make
learning active. Try the Web Quests, perfect for a single session in the computer lab.
TrackStar - from High Plains Regional Technology in Education Consortium - look for or create your own internet-based lessons and quizzes.
Teaching Ideas for Primary Teachers - Hundreds of free resources from England.
Kaye Vandergrift's Children's Literature site 

Rubrics & Assessment
Exercises, Quizzes, Tests
Midlink Magazine's Rubrics and Assessment Tools 
Rubrics for Web Lessons
Joyce Kasman Valenza's Rubrics Links


ILA
Aaron Shepard's Reader's Theater Page
Big Six - The Big Six is a systematic approach to information problem-solving that relies on 
critical thinking skills to help students become successful researchers and problem solvers.
Book Lists from AllTogetherNow - Suggested titles by subject, grade level, "problem," topic.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site - Book reviews, discussion guides and lesson plans 
to help develop themes and integrate literature into the curriculum.
Children's Literature Best Books List
CyberGuides: Teacher Guides and Student Activities - Internet-based teaching units for the single-computer classroom.
Nancy Keane's BookTalks Quick & Simple
Literacy Matters -
Integrating young adult literature into the curriculum
Online English Grammar

Language Arts Lesson Plans from The Educator's Reference Desk at Syracuse University.  Offers lessons
on storytelling, journalism, listening comprehension, as well as grammar and literature.
Literature and Language Arts Lesson Plans created by the National Endowment for the Humanities
and the Marco Polo Foundation.  Learning skills and objectives accompany each lesson.
Outta Ray's Head Lesson Plans from Canadian librarian Ray Saitz.
Web English Teacher Links, plans, activities and worksheets on specific topics.
Literature and Language Arts Lesson Plans Highly creative lessons.  No printer-friendly versions of lessons, but you can copy and paste them into Word and avoid printing the ads.

Professional Development
IDE Corp. 
Ohio U. PBL Links 
PBL/Eisenhower National Clearinghouse 
PBL SCORE/California 
Teaching with Technology 
U Del. PBL

G & T
GT -
Created by fifth grade teacher Scott Carles of Millville, Utah.
Gifted Children - Monthly online newsletter for parents and teachers.  Some subscription, some free links.
Hoagies Gifted Education Page - Designed for parents, good resources about gifted girls.
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
Pitsco's Launch to Gifted & Talented Resources
SurfAquarium

Social Studies
Teaching with Documents from the National Archives - Primary sources and lesson plans

Special Education
Can-Do! - An educational "ability focused" disability awareness resource; contains interactive 
activities, stories and resources for parents, students and educators.
Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education - Sponsored by ERIC and the Council for Exceptional Children.
Jerome & Deborah's Big Page of Special Education Links - They teach in northern Manitoba; 
check out their other links, too.
LD Online
Learning Disabilities Association of America

Mental Health Net - Guide to mental health, psychology and psychiatry online with excellent links.

Technology
Tech How-to Sheets from West Milford; clipart and more at www.wmtps.org/eletech
Electronic Pen Pals - Link your class up with keypals from anywhere in the world to exchange 
information or collaborate on on an online project. The site is also accessible in Spanish.
Microsoft in Education - Online tutorials, lesson plans and links.
wNetSchool - From PBS Channel 13 in New York, your free registration includes a personal 
profile of interests, monthly online newsletter, Internet guides, Time Savers, and Professional Development.