Ms. Smith's Library Website
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Authoritative Internet Resources & Databases
Edmonds Elementary is a great place to do research. Here are some of our favorite starting points.
Some of these are subscription based services. Ask librarian for a password bookmark.
Search Engine Suggestions- Use AFTER above
Students remember to use the links above FIRST.
If all the Internet were in one place, finding information would be
much easier. But it isn't, so many students end up searching, and
searching, and searching- instead of finding. Picking the right search
engine comes AFTER you know what you are looking for. What do you want
to know? Why didn't you want to try one of the higher quality paid
Search Engine Showdown and
Infopeople have some advice about this. Then try one of these as a second choice.
Gigablast will suggest other key words with your search
Answers.com looks up your search in dictionary, encyclopedia, and suggests web sites.
- Yahooligans usually has good results, but also includes advertisements and multiple distractions
Here are a few that have worked well in the past.
Reading A-Z www.readinga-z.com
Reading Tutors www.reading-tutors.com
Kids Domain www.kidsdomain.com ; a part of the Caboose Network
- Toon University
- Cool Math Games www.coolmath-games.com
- Star Fall www.starfall.com for K-1 readers
Owl and Mouse Software www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm geography and literacy
Little Fingers www.little-g.com/shockwave/loading.html ; various simulations
Edmark and Riverdeep Software www.riverdeep.net/products/downloads/play_online.jhtml with online trial versions
- PBS Kids www.pbskids.org with activities by program
- Kids Read
http://www.kidsreads.com/ includes a selection of book lists, author studies and puzzles
Scholastic Kids http://www.scholastic.com/kids/ includes book reviews, author studies, games and puzzles
http://www.primarygames.com/storybooks/bookshelf.htm has books for
younger readers and activities across the curriculum at the larger site
- Web Pop http://www.webpop.com has animated stories and printable versions to reread; beginning readers
- Public Domain Books
Mr. B Book
Links to many favorite authors and book characters. Some Samples:
Read, Read, and Read Some More!
Learn to read (K-1)
with an animated Picture Book
Into the Book
Comprehension Skills (3+)
Reserve a book for yourself
Can I Do On The Internet? Practice Math
Learn programing concepts
Don't forget to visit your specific grade level for
even more links.