Language Arts

Words and language have a tremendous impact on our day-to-day lives. Learning how to use them effectively is a key skill in our development. These links relate to English language topics including reading, storytelling, and communication.

Between the Lions

Between the Lions

Here's where you can learn more about the Between the Lions television series and discover a wealth of resources, activities, and curriculum materials to help kids learn to read and write. Check back often for news and other updates!

pbskids.org/lions/games/wordplay.html

Chateau Meddybemps

Chateau Meddybemps

Meddybemps.com is a free, high quality, educational resource for families with young children. It provides online activities and other content that can be used to help children build and strengthen learning skills.

www.meddybemps.com

Eric Carle

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into 62 languages and sold over 41 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 132 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

www.eric-carle.com

Magic Treehouse

Magic Treehouse

The first Magic Tree House book was published in 1992, introducing the world to Jack and Annie, a brother and sister who discover a magical tree house filled with books. In Dinosaurs Before Dark, the tree house takes them on their first journey—an adventure in prehistoric times. Since then, the magic tree house has whisked Jack and Annie—and lucky readers!—on many more adventures through time to different places around the world. They have even gone to mythical places not found in this world! With the help of their friends from the kingdom of Camelot, Jack and Annie use research books, riddles, codes, and courage to solve problems, complete missions, and help those in need.

www.randomhouse.com/kids/magictreehouse/clu...

Phoebe Gilam

Phoebe Gilman

Her books are notable for their strong lead female characters. Her book Something from Nothing, adapted from an old Yiddish tale, won the 1993 Ruth Schwartz Award for best children's book, and was later adapted for television. Born in The Bronx, New York, where she lived her first years, later living in Europe, Israel, and finally settled in Canada in 1972.

www.phoebegilman.com

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow® first launched in 1983 as a children’s television series designed to encourage reading. Creators WNED-Buffalo, Lancit Media Productions, and Great Plains National Instructional Television ultimately produced 155 episodes over the next 26 years, becoming the third longest running children's TV series in US history. Famed actor/director LeVar Burton, best known for his distinguished TV roles — most notably Kunta Kinte on ROOTS and Geordi La Forge on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, hosted each episode and served as Executive Producer.

www.readingrainbow.com

Robert Munch

Robert Munsch

Munsch is known for his exuberant storytelling methods, with exaggerated expressions and acted voices. He makes up his stories in front of audiences and refines them through repeated tellings.

His stories do not have a recurring single character; instead, the characters are based on the children to whom he first told the story, including his own children. He often performs at children's festivals and appears at elementary schools, sometimes unannounced. In 1991, some of his books were adapted into the cartoon series A Bunch of Munsch.

robertmunsch.com

Seussville

Seussville

Welcome to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss! Here you will find resources to share with your students, news about special events and annual celebrations, and tips on how to incorporate Seuss books into your plans throughout the school year.

www.seussville.com

StarFall

Starfall

Starfall Education Foundation is a publicly supported charity, 501(c)(3). We create free and low-cost experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration. On the Starfall website and in Starfall classrooms, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. We teach through positive reinforcement to ensure children become confident, intrinsically motivated, and successful.

www.starfall.com

Story Place

StoryPlace Digital Learning Library

StoryPlace came about to provide children with the virtual experience of going to the Library and participating in the same types of activities the Library offers at its physical locations. First launched in 2000, StoryPlace has been newly redesigned to present favorite stories and activities in a format compatible with desktop and mobile devices. The site also now includes early literacy information for parents and caregivers.

www.storyplace.org

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