Build better writers with daily Common Core Standards–aligned lesson plans, best-practices videos, and visual aids.
Grades K–5; $575 for the web-based program, $695 for the web-based program with print binder. WriteSteps, LLC; (800) 689-1408; www.WriteStepsWriting.com.
Bring historical legends to life! These whiteboard-compatible resources provide a small-bites learning approach with videos, reading segments, and interactive activities.
Grades K–5, $499 for a one-year school site license. Gallopade International, Inc.; (800) 536-2438; www.gallopade.com.
Help kids practice making good decisions online. These interactive e-books give students hands-on experience in navigating the online world in a safe, controlled environment.
Grades K–6, $250 for the five e-book set. Rosen Publishing, (877) 381-6649, www.cybersmartsdemo.com.
Listeners learn and practice key strategies for remembering numbers, words, sentences, and stories while saving MemoryTown from Dr. Forgetsit.
Grades K–8, $149.95. Super Duper Publications, (800) 277-8737, www.superduperinc.com.
Imagine how proud your student authors will be when they receive a free paperback edition of their own story with illustrations!
Grades K–8, free. Easy Student Publishing, (800) 706-8697, www.StudentPublishing.com.
Beginning readers, come on down! With this animated game show, students spin the wheel to select a category and then answer questions to earn points.
Grades 1–2, $14.95 for a single license CD-ROM. Lakeshore, (800) 778-4456, www.lakeshorelearning.com.
Phonics practice is exciting when students compete on an interactive game show. The software features more than 200 questions.
Grades 1–2, $19.95 for a single license CD-ROM. Lakeshore, (800) 778-4456, www.lakeshorelearning.com.
Online multiplayer games help you foster friendly competition. Plus reports help you track student progress and customize game content.
Grades 1&ndash8, $150 for a 30-student classroom. Arcademics, Inc.; www.arcademics.com.
Hands-on activities keep students involved as they learn to write effectively for various audiences and purposes.
Grades 3–4 and 5–6, $59 for a one-year license for one classroom module. Sundance Publishing, (800) 343-8204, www.sundancepub.com.
Teaching about pollination? Plastics? The last days of Pompeii? You’ll find short films about these subjects and many more—created specifically for teachers—at this website.
Grades 5–8, $949 for one year. Twig World, Ltd.; www.twig-world.com.