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Links for Parents & Teachers

Bullitt County Schools Links

Bullitt County Public Schools

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General Sites for Educators & Parents

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Childcare and Early Education Research

Common Sense Media - Advice, reviews, and child appropriateness ratings of books, TV, movies, websites, games, and music.

Crayola Kids - Resources for parents & teachers.

Educator's Reference Desk - Includes 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

Family Guide Book - Internet safety information for parents, teachers, kids, and teens.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Extensive resources for teaching and learning organized by subject and subtopics.

Funschool Parents & Teachers - Games by grade level, printables and coloring pages, family activities, Ask the Experts and tips.

Parenthood.com

Parenting & Pregnancy on iVillage

PBS Parents - Great features include Activity Search, PBS Parents' Bookfinder, and Child Development Tracker.

PBS Teachers - PreK12 educational resources.

PreschoolRock.com - Network for parents and teachers of preschoolers. Provides parenting info, craft and project ideas, nutrition and fitness tips, and more.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Includes in-depth information on using technology in the classroom.

Learner.org - Teacher professional development and teacher resources across the curriculum. Categories include interactives, arts, foreign language, literature and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies & history. Browseable by grade level (K–4, 5-8, 9-12, College-Adult).

National Center for Fathering

Schwablearning.org

Sites for Parents

Sites for Teachers

Teaching History with Technology - Designed to to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses. Includes history and social studies lesson plans, activities, projects, games, and quizzes that use technology.

Teachnology

U.S. Government Websites for Parents and Educators

Yahoo's Directory of Education Theory and Methods

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Links for Homeschoolers

A to Z Home's Cool

Cathy Duffy Reviews

Christian Home Educators of Kentucky

Eclectic Homeschool Lite

Home School Legal Defense Association

Home Education Magazine

Homeschool Portal (About.com)

Homeschool Resources Pathfinder (pdf)

Homeschool World

Homeschool.com

Kentucky Home Education Association (KHEA)

National Home Education Research Institute

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Book & Literacy Links

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**Ms. Lucinda's 100 Book to Read Before Kindergarten - A slideshow of Ms. Lucinda's picks, with the related literacy skills and a summary for each book.

**Reed the Raccoon's 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten - Ms. Lucinda's original list has been updated by the BCPL Children's Department and our friendly mascot, Reed the Raccoon.

**Reed the Raccoon's 50 Favorite Board Books - Reed's top picks for high-interest reads for infants and toddlers available in board book format.

Book Awards Lists (Links on our website)

Book Dads - "Books with positive views of fathers and fatherhood." Blog includes reviews of books for fathers to read with their children, parenting advice, and books focusing on divorce or separation.

Children's Book Council - Recommended reading lists and tips for selecting age-appropriate books. Also has a directory of authors and illustrators and info on children's publishing.

Children's Book Guide - Features Top 100 Children's Books of All-Time. Picture books and ABC books.

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature - Search by reader age, time period/setting, genre, protagonists' ethnicity or gender, and more.

Jen Robinson's Book Page - Get reviews of the latest kids' books and get lots of info on literacy.

Lexile Measures

Read.gov: Educators and Parents - Teaching resources to help young people unlock the power of reading.

Starfall- Highly rated educational website that includes a  Kindergarten Reading and Language Arts Curriculum and dozens of early literacy activities.

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Lesson Plans & Activities

Awesome Stories - Extensive database of image collections, feature stories (mostly history and current events related), and original text documents. Login is required for access to lesson plans. Username and password are both 1bullitt.

BioEd Online - Biology teacher resources from Baylor College of medicine; podcasts plus lessons (grades K–12).

ChemCollective- A collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests from the staff and faculty at Carnegie Mellon.

Conquistadors Teaching Guides & Lesson Plans (PBS) - Cortes and the Aztecs, Pizarro and the Incas, Orellana and the Amazon, Cabeza de Vaca

Educator's Reference Desk - Browse lesson plans by subject.

Favorite Poem Project for Teachers - Lesson plans for different grade levels. Includes cross-disciplinary lessons.

Geology.com - Offers classroom activities and lesson plans for teaching earth science. Covers astronomy, volcanoes, earthquakes, rock and minerals, weather, and more.

Haring Kids Lesson Plans Database

Learning Page.com

National History Education Clearinghouse: Teaching Materials

Shmoop for Teachers - Teaching resources and reference archive for studying literature, poetry, and U.S. history.

Teachnology Lesson Plan Center

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Worksheets & Printables

Beginning Reading Worksheets

Learning Page.com

School Express

Teachnology Teacher Worksheets

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last updated 5/30/14