A list of Internet Resources to support IST Grade 2 Curriculum for Teachers:

Language Arts – Reading

Storyline Online – Children’s books read aloud by actors
Reading A-Z – Online reading curriculum tool
StarFall Reading Practice – Educator’s Tools and Information
Raz-Kids! Classroom – Interactive ebooks For students
Reading Rocket – Resources and tools to help struggling reads
IKnowThat – Grade 2 Language Arts games and resources
Elcerritowire – Language Arts resources and activities
Teach With Picture Books – Use picture books to enhance instruction
Carl’s Corner – Literacy center resources, worksheets, labels, banners

Tools for Leveling Books

Scholastic Book Wizard – Find books reading level
A-Z Leveled Books Database – Search Book Titles from A-Z Teacher Stuff
Leveled Book List – Books organized by Guided Reading and Grade Level

Reading Assessment – Running Records

Reading A-Z – Instructions and resources from Reading A-Z
Learn NC – Resources for ongoing reading assessment

Language Arts – Writing

Writing A-Z – Online Writing tools and materials
Read/Write/Think – Teaching Resource for Language Arts instruction
Writing Fun! – Resource for helping students with the writing process
Writing Fix! – Interactive prompts, lessons, and resources for writing
Scholastic Story Starter – Interactive story prompts


Sky Writer – Practice letter formation on screen
English Alphabet – Alphabet practice, letter sounds and formation

Language Arts – Spelling/Vocabulary/Grammar

Sitton Spelling – Teaching ideas and resources
BBC Skillwise Spelling – Spelling games and activities
BBC Skillwise Grammar – Grammar games and resources
GSU Dept. of App. Linguistics/ESL – Lists of Grammar lists
Florida Center For Reading Research – Student center activities

Language Arts – EAL English as Another Language

Many Things – Resources for teaching English language learners
Tar Heel Reader – Free, easy-to-read books on many topics

Language Arts – Storytelling and Comics!

Comics in the Classroom – Tips and tools for teachers
The Graphic Classroom – List of comics for the classroom
GoComics! – Online daily comics, editorial cartoons and collections
Digital Storyteller – Combine text and images with narration
Storybird – Collaborative storytelling
Drawing Together – Make stories and animate pictures

Language Arts – Teaching Tools

ITC Literacy – Literacy teaching tools and games


ITC Numeracy – Maths teaching resources and games
Multiplication.com – Resources, strategies, games

Everyday Math

Everyday Math Resources – A list of tools for Everyday Math by grade level

Maths Smartboard Resources

Counter Square – 100 Chart teaching resource

Teaching Tools and Resources

Math Drills – Free Downlaodable Maths Worksheets
Printable Graph Paper – Free graph and lined paper
Printable Paper – Another resource for printing paper
Illuminations – Resource for Teaching Maths
MathWire – Standards Based Maths Activities for the classroom
Math Worksheet Wizard – Worksheets differentiated by grade level
IKnowThat – Grade 2 Maths games and resources
Dynamic Paper – Create printable Maths tools
Super Teacher Worksheets! – The name says it all
Math Cats – Fact families resources for + – x ÷

Visual Learning Resources

Eye Can Learn – Improve your visual information process skills

Social Studies

IKnowThat – Grade 2 Social Studies games and resources


Printable MegaMaps – Print maps in many sizes
MapMachine – Printable Maps from National Geographic
Google Scribble Maps – Draw an Google maps


IKnowThat – Grade 2 Science games and resources
NASA Our World – Video segments for kids with teaching resources

Units of Inquiry


Minibeasts A list of minibeast resources
Highland Virtual Learning – MiniBeasts links, activity and resources
MiniBeasts Resources – Resources from TES UK
Shambles Resources – List of minibeast resources and links
Catherine McAuley Library – Minibeast teacher resources and activities
Insect Webquest – An insect perspective/persuasive writing
Primary School – Science and Tech – Minibeast resources and activities
Intel Unit Plans – Mighty minibeast unit plan
ABC Teach – BUGS worksheets and teaching resources

Fables and Fairy Tales

Bedtime Stories – Online fairy tales and children books
How To Write a Fable – Online Slideshare presentation
Storybird – Collaborative storytelling website
Aesop’s Fables – Online selection of fables
ABC Teach – Fairy tale lesson ideas
Scholastic – Myths, folktales and fairy tales resources
Fairy Tales and Fables – Resources for fables and fairy tales
Just So Stories – Online resource for stories from Rudyard Kipling

Fable – Author Study

Leo Lionni
Leo Lionni Links – Teaching resources from Mrs. Caro
Meet Leo Lionni – A class Webquest
Squidoo – Movies and information about Leo Lionni

Arnold Lobel
e-Mints – Author study for Arnold Lobel

Tomie dePaola
Reading Rockets – Biography and video interview with dePaola
Tomie dePaola Website – Information about the author
Ms. Whyte’s Site – Author study page with resources
Education World – Tomie dePaola – a bio poem lesson
Tomie DePaola
Web English Teacher – Lesson plans for Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

Simple Machines

Simple Machines – An extensive list of teaching/learning resources
Scholastic – Investigate and report on simple machines
Edheads – Learning resources for simple and compound machines
e-Mints Simple Machines – Teaching resources for beginners
e-Mints Rube Goldberg – Teaching resources about Goldberg and simple machines
Target Practice – Lesson to build a catapult using a lever
Beacon Learning – Guide to simple machines
Simple Machines – Resource page for pictures of simple machines
FOSS Pulleys and Levers – Unit resources, lessons, activities, media
Lego Digital Designer – Start creating your own design (download)
Phun – The 2D physics sandbox, a fun way to create (download)

From “Students” page

Goldburger To Go – Help the Zoom staff by solving this puzzle

EdHead Simple Machine – Learn about simple machines
EdHead Compound Machine – Learn about compound machines

The Human Body

Anatomy Arcade – Basic human anatomy through games, activities and videos
How The Body Works! – Find out more about your body from Kids Health
The Virtual Body – Online virtual human body systems
Get Body Smart – Learn about the body with simple animations
Teacher Planet – human body resource page
The Human Body – Resources, activities and lesson plans

Africa and Culture

Africa is Not a Country – Teaching about Africa resources
WorldWide Schools – Teaching resources from Peace Corps
PBS Africa Series – Resources about modern African cultures
The Orphan Boy – Book and lesson about Maasai
Maasai Villages – Learn more about the Maasai way of life

Multicultural Miniatures – Resources about puppets from around the globe

Things Change

National Geographic – Your Changing Town lesson

PYP Specific Resources

PYP Library – Wiki of library resources for PYP
IB Online – Online curriculum centre website

Graphic Organizers

ICT Resources

Teaching Resources

Rubistar – Create rubrics online for your project
Easy Test Maker – Create and have students take tests online
Brainpop Jr – Resource for teaching (movies, activities, games)
BrainPop for Educators – lesson plans and activities for using Brainpop
ePortfolios – Articles, information and examples of ePortfolios
eLearning for Kids! – Nonprofit offering free learning resources for kids

Interactive Whiteboard and Collaboration

Dabbleboard! – Online collaboration using your interactive whiteboard
SMART Exchange – IWB resources and network for teachers
Elementary Smart Board Lessons – A huge list of Smart Board resources
Harrisville Elem. – Interactive White Board resource page


PDF Online – Convert pesky Publisher files to PDF format
PDF to Word – Convert scanned PDF files to Word
DocsPal – Convert all kinds of documents online
KeepVid – Online tool to download Youtube or other streaming video
Online FLV Converter – Convert streaming movies to multiple formats
Online Stopwatch – Online stopwatch and countdown timer
Triptico – Interactive resources for whole group with Smartboard

Classroom Management and Interventions

Intervention Central – Positive Behaviors and Effective Learning

Internet Safety

NetSmartz – Interactive materials to teach about Internet safety
KidSmart – Resources to teach kids to make good choices online

Other Teacher Resources

K-3 Teacher Resources – Resource website for K-3 teachers
Primary Resources – Lessons, activities and resources for primary teachers
eWorkShops – Literacy and Numeracy resources for teachers

IST Teacher Resources (IST Teachers Only)

IST Grade 2 Teachers

Wiggio – Grade 2 team collaboration website
Flickr – Grade 2 team flickr photo site

All IST Teachers

IST Blackbaud – Daily Attendance
IST Stores – Request items from IST store and warehouse
IST Booking – Reserve classrooms, schedules, etc.
IST Safari Server – Search movies available for streaming
IST JUA – IST Moodle server

Online Subscriptions (Usernames and passwords are accessible through our Google Doc, sing-in required.)
Grolier Online
Britannica Online

One Response to Teachers

  1. Lena says:

    What a nice blog!

    Please have a look at our class blog and find out more about ten year old pupils in the north of Sweden!


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