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Here are some great web sites to use at home with your child...

Writing Website Resources

Nevada Department of Education Writing Assessment page
Informational site dealing with writing assessments. The focus in on the 5th grade, 8th grade and High School Proficiency Writing assessments. The site includes scoring rubrics and previously used writing prompts. 

The Northen Nevada Writing project sponsors this website, which launched back in 2001 as an online place for the NNWP's workshop presenters to post their classes' demonstration lessons and resources. 

Here at ReadWriteThink, our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials 

A commercial site dedicated to literacy with a number of resources for teachers and parents. 

Mrs. Van Dyke's Language Arts Resources
A Teacher page with lots of resources for both Reading and Writing 

Education Northwest's Trait Writing Page
The materials on this site are designed to help you score trait writing with consistency and to clarify the entire process of assessment. If the traits are new to you, be ready to meet a user-friendly scoring tool—one that has proven its worth over time. 

About.com- Elementary Writing
A page devoted to ways that parents can enrich elementary children's writing skills. It contains links to sites that contain resources, activities and games. 

Games, activities and links to other sites that will help students with writing. 

National Writing Project Resources
TEACHERS PLAY A VITAL ROLE in leading sustained efforts to improve learning in our schools. NWP teacher-leaders study and share effective practices that enhance student writing and learning, work collaboratively with other educators, design resources, and take on new roles in effecting positive change.


Reading/Language Arts sites for Grades K-5

Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

Pre-K–6 resources for students and families to find materials that support instruction from the textbooks used in the classroom. 

An online adventure where 3 to 10-year-old kids master the skills needed to succeed in school and in life, through exploration, discovery, and learning.  

A site for online educational games for kids of all ages. 

Students select a subject to answer questions about; every question correct sends 10 grains of rice to Haiti.  

Primary students can play reading games and phonemic awareness activities.  Parents can log into the parent area for good information on helping children learn to read.

Math sites for K-5

This site helps students with basic math skills in a fun-filled format. 

This website was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.

Features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons for K-8 

Cool math 4 kids is a math site specially designed for what kids like and how they learn!  Math really CAN be fun and really CAN be easy to learn.

Prongo is an educational website for kids offering fun, interactive, and educational games.

Math Facts Cafe
Free math worksheets for elementary school and home use. This includes generators for math drills, flashcards, time, money, and more! 

PBS Kids Cyberchase
Math games and more from PBS

Create A Graph
Interactive site for creating a variety of different types of graphs