Reading Resources


  • SOL Pass

    SOL Pass is one of the best SOL review websites in my opinion!  It includes practice quizzes, interactive review games, flash cards, jeopardy, videos, and other really entertaining activities.  They have activities for every strand of the Reading SOL.  Plase log-in with school: Arcola and the password: arcola.

    SOLPASS

  • Wordly Wise Booklet Online

    This website is a great resource for students to study their Wordly Wise words.  It includes the list of words and definitions, flashcards, writing practice, spelling practice, practice tests, and interactive games.

    Wordly Wise Booklet Online

  • IXL Reading

    This website is a great resource for students to study review for the Reading SOL. Standards are in black and IXL language arts skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

    IXL READING

  • Fakebook

     

    Use "Fakebook" to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, a series of historical events the debates and relationships between people, and so on!  Get started by entering a name at the top of the page.  Then proceed to add friends, posts, comments, and profile information.

    FAKEBOOK

  • DK Find Out!

    This website has fun Language Arts learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries.  This website has the Kid Safe Seal.

    DK FIND OUT

  • ABCYA - Ice Cream Talks

    This website is an interactive activity about nouns and verbs!  Practice learning nouns and verbs in a fun and yummy way!

    ICE CREAM TALKS

  • Fun Brain - Rooting Out Words

    This website is an interactive activity about root words!  Help Remainder the Dog uncover roots of words!

    ROOTING OUT WORDS

  • Pick It: Adjectives

    This website is an interactive activity for identifying adjectives!

    PICK IT: ADJECTIVES

  • Synonyms

    This website has interactive activities for synonyms!  Match the synonym pairs!

    SYNONYMS

  • EZ School - Pick It: Pronouns

    This website is an interactive activity for pronouns!  Can you help Dino cross the bridge by picking the pronoun that fits the senence?

    PICK IT: PRONOUNS

  • Life on the Pronoun Reef

    This website is an interactive activity for pronouns!  Click on the correct pronoun to move through the reef!

    LIFE ON THE PRONOUN REEF

  • Context Clues

    Use this website to practice using context clues.

    Context Clues

  • Book Adventures

    Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child
    to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read
    them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read,
    and earn prizes for their reading success.

    Book Adventures!

  • Story Board That

    Students can create comic strips as one option for how to retell a story, demonstrate understanding, explain a fact, or create a work of fiction.

    Story Board That

  • Comic Creators

    Students can create comic strips as one option for how to retell a story, demonstrate understanding, explain a fact, or create a work of fiction.  This resources is quick and efficient, but has limited creative choices.

    COMIC CREATORS

  • Social Studies Skills Tutor

    This website is great practice for reading comprehension!  You can practice different reading skills (main idea, sequencing, cause and effect, ect.) on social studies passages!

    SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS TUTOR

  • Cause & Effect Ice Cream

    This website is an interactive activity for identifying cause and effect! Drag each cause (scoop of ice cream) to its effect (cone). Who doesn't like ice cream?

    CAUSE & EFFECT ICE CREAM

  • Context Clues

    This website is an interactive activity for using context clues! Read the following sentences. Try to figure out what the bolded word means and choose the correct word that means the same from the drop down menu wit hthe arrow.  Good luck!

    CONTEXT CLUES

  • Rags to Riches: Guide Words

    This website is an interactive activity for using guide words in a dictionary!  In this game, you will test your dicitonary skills for guide words all the way to the top!

    RAGS TO RICHES: GUIDE WORDS

  • Reference Skills

    This website is a great review for reference skills! You will need to choose which reference source to use: almanac, encyclopedia, atlas, newspaper, thesaurus, or dictionary!

    REFERENCE SKILLS

  • Room Recess

    This website is filled with a lot of great interactive activities to practice reading strategies! Thereading games and activities expose children to a variety of skills and reading strategies that will help to create better overall comprehension. To help make reading more engaging, there are options in the reading games that allow for teachers and parents to focus on specific educational standards. Skills covered in the free reading games include: main idea, drawing conclusions, context clues, cause and effect, fact and opinion, synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary, as well as, many more.  Kids will stay engaged learning new and challenging skills while they play the reading games!

    ROOM RECESS

  • Making Connections

    This website is an interactive activity for identifying the different types of connections you can make with a book!

    MAKING CONNECTIONS

  • Main Idea Games for Kids Online

    This website is an interactive activity for identifying the main idea! Read the story in the storm cloud, then strike the tree that shows the main idea!

    MAIN IDEA GAMES FOR KIDS ONLINE

  • Chicktionary

    This website is an interative spelling activity.  You are given seven letters and you have to use the letters to spell as many words as you can before the time runs out!

    CHICKTIONARY

  • Context Clues

    This website is an interative activity practice context clues!  Use clues from the sentence to find the missing words!

    CONTEXT CLUES

  • Fact & Opinion

    This website is an interative activity practice fact & opinion.  Read each sentence and determine if it is a fact or an opinion!

    FACT & OPINION

  • Thesaurus Online Practice

    This website is an interative activity practice using a thesaurus.  Find new ways to say things!

    THESAURUS ONLINE PRACTICE

  • Book and a Hug

    This website is an amazing resource to find a new book to read!  It is specfically designed to be a kid friendly book finder!

    BOOK AND A HUG

  • What Can You Infer?

    This website has practice questions for making inferences!

    WHAT CAN YOU INFER?

  • Free Rice

    This website has a lot of practice vocabulary questions!  For each answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program!

    FREE RICE

  • Mr. Nussbaum - Language Arts

    This website has a lot of interactive activities for language arts!

    LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Mr. Nussbaum - Reading

    This website has a lot of practice passages for reading!

    READING

  • Brain Pop

    Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social studies, arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for students grade 4-12.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • Time for Kids

    Time for Kids includes great non-fiction articles for reading.  The articles are current and relevant to students.

    Time for Kids

  • Funbrain

    This website has a whole bunch of online books for kids (including the Diary of the Wimpy Kid).  This website has the Kid Safe Seal.

    FUN BRAIN

  • Teaching Kids News

    Teaching Kids News is another great website that includes non-fiction articles for reading.  The articles are current and relevant to students.

    Teaching Kids News

     

  • Tween Tribune

    Tween Tribune is another great website that includes non-fiction articles for reading.  The articles are current and relevant to students.

    Tween Tribune

  • DOGO News

    DOGO News is another great website that includes non-fiction articles for reading.  The articles are current and relevant to students.

    DOGO News

  • Follett Destiny Library Catelog

    Search Arcola Elementary's library containing a lot of interesting books, e-books, and other great physical and digital resources.

    Follett Destiny Library Catelog

  • Headline Spot for Kids

    Headline Spot for Kids is another great website that includes non-fiction articles for reading.  The articles are current and relevant to students.

    Headline Spot for Kids

  • MackinVIA

    Thousands of e-books, audio books, and links to other cool online stuff provided by LCPS.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • Safari Montage

    Thousands of educational videos and multimedia titles available from school or at home.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • National Geographic Kids

    Amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes National Geographic Kids magazine (2009-present), over 200 National Geographic Kids books, and over 550 downloadable images.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • Fact Monster: Book Suggestion List

    This website will help you with homework and facts.  In case that gets boring, this website has games and trivia quizzes, too!  It also provides a list of book suggests based off of genres and other popular books!  It is a great place to look if you don't know what to read next!

    FACT MONSTER

  • Scholastic Go!

    Contains over 120,000 articles (lexiled and correlated to VA SOLs), 340,00 vetted web links, 1,100 newspapers in 73 languages from 195 countries, maps, and much more.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • The New Book of Knowledge

    Articles, maps and illustrations, facts and figures, and current events.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • Lands and Peoples

    An encyclopedia of countries, cultures, and current events.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • World Book Discover

    An easy-to-read interactive encyclopedia for upper elementary grades with thousands of images and videos, as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • Explora

    EBSCO's new dedicated search interface (replaces Searchasaurus) for all of their databases. Search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results in magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • Kids InfoBits

    Database for early researchers: covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • Britannica School

    The go-to site for research offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO

  • Britannica Image Quest

    Access millions of rights-cleared images that have already been cited for projects and presentations.  This subscription databases can be accessed from school without logging in.  From home, however, please use LCPS GO, and then click on "Library Resources" for password-free access to this resource.

    LCPS GO