Listen to Some Great Books
- Story Line - Watch and listen to 22 great stories read out loud by members of the Screen Actors Guild.
- Robert Munsch - Listen to Robert Munsch read out his stories.
FVRL - Electronic Resources Homepage - Highly recommended: Click on the link for TumbleBooks. These are online animated books
(Our public libraries offer many great books. This link leads to a page full of online books. Some of the other links on this page will require a library card and password that you can get from the library.)
Read Some Fun Interactive Books
Practice Your Reading Skills
- Scholastic Rhyming Game - Match the words that rhyme. Use the pictures for clues!
- Guss and Inky's Underwater Adventure: Rhyming - Join Guss and Inky in this 'rhyming adventure'.
Identifying Beginning Sounds In Words
- Matching Sounds with Clifford - Help Clifford to match the pictures based on their beginning sound.
- Guss and Inky's Underwater Adventure: Beginning Sounds - Another great Guss and Inky adventure.
Identifying Middle Sounds in Words
- Concentration - Test your memory by helping Clifford to match the cards that have the same middle sound.
Sorting and Matching Words
- Clifford's Sorting Game - Help Clifford to sort the words based on their first letter.
- CVC Pop - Match the target word to the floating clouds before they get away!
Matching Letters to Sounds
- ABC Match - A game where students match pictures with their first letters.
- Letter - Sound Matching Game - Another fun game for beginning readers.
- Phoneme Pop - Match the letters to the sounds. Work your way down the menu.
Sorting Words by Word Families
- Short Vowel Word Family - Sort words according to various word families.
- Clifford's CVC Game - Help Clifford to make as many words as you can. Drag the vowels into place.
- Guss and Inky's Underwater Adventure: Compound Words - Help Guss to build compound words.
Reading Short Words
- Dragon Blending Game - Read the words carefully. The proper words will feed your dragon.
- Short Vowel Word Family - A fun game for beginning readers. Sort words according to various word families.
Build Your Vocabulary
- Matching Game - Picture Pairs - Test your memory and match the pictures.
- Matching Game - Supermarket Spree - Read the shopping list and drag all the foods into your cart before the time runs out!
- Active Verbs - Verbs are action words. Click on these verbs and watch them come to life!
- Nina The Naming Newt - Help Nina sort . . . lots of things
Check Your Comprehension
- T-Rex Comprehension Game - A fun game for beginning readers. Read the words to answer some 'yes' or 'no' questions.
- www.starfall.com - This is a great site for beginning readers.
- practising your ABC's
- linking letters to sounds
- practising some independent reading
- Reading is Fundamental Activities - Another great beginning reader site. Activities are geared mainly towards toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students.
There are many parent resources as well.
- Roy The Zebra - A great site with lots of games. The content is British so one or two of the games use language that may sound a bit foreign (like 'full stop' instead of 'period').
- Bailey’s Book House - An interactive site with many reading activities. Lots of fun!
- FVRL Electronic Resources - The FVRL website offers links to Tumble Readables. The Tumble Readables site offers many online books that you can read. Click on whatever category looks interesting to you. Intermediate students will probably enjoy the 'chapter books' and 'middle school' links the most.
- Popular Series - Many of our library's series are listed on this page. Most have links to official sites related to the books or authors.
- Writing Fix - While this website is mainly for teachers, it does have a few handy pages for students. Check out this page if you're in the mood for writing but just don't know what to write about.
- Word Wizard - A fun vocabulary game for primary students. Unscramble words from 4 popular children's books.
Publishing Your Writing
- Online Publisher - Create your own newspaper, brochure, booklet or flyer using this great tool.
- Postcard Maker - Use this tool to create your own postcards.
Writing Funny Stories
- Wacky Web Tales - Check out these sites if you are in Grade 3 or higher. They give you a chance to write some funny stories.
- Word Libs - You will need to know some basic grammar terms. You can find the definitions on the web site.
- http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/Ideas.html - Learn about ancient civilizations from around the world.
- Ancient Egypt - "Follow a team as they reconstruct how the pyramids of Egypt were built on NOVA's "This Old Pyramid," airing August 1, 2006, on PBS.
On this Web site, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built. You can also follow the 1997 field season of a team of archaeologists as they excavated the bakery that fed the pyramid builders."
- Ancient Egypt at the Canadian Museum of Civilization - A great site that allows you to explore ancient egyptian pyramids via Canadian Museum of Civilization.
- Basic Canadian Geography Games - A number of great games and activities designed to teach and then test your knowledge of basic Canadian geography. Please ignore the advertisements.
- Canadian Geographic - A great site that offers a lot of different information related to Social Studies and Canada. Maps, resources and Canadian history are just a few of the topics you can find here. Check it out!
- Visit Victoria - Learn more about British Columbia's capital city at this wonderful 'open school' website.
- Canadian Heroes - The National Library of Canada has created a great archive of Canadian heroes . . . real and fictitious.
- Face to Face in the Classroom - Meet 27 people from Canada's past and present who have played a tangible role in shaping Canada.
- Historica - Be sure to check out the 'footprints' and 'historica minute' videos. Although they are only a minute long, both offer interesting information and insight into Canadian history and culture. 'Footprints' examines key athletes from Canada's past and present. The 'Historica minutes' focus on key historical events or moments in Canadian history.
Canadian Sports Culture and History
- Hockey in Canada - Learn about Hockey in Canada.
- http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ks/index-eng.asp - Resources concerning First Nations history and culture.
- aboriginal canada portal - More resources for your learning. This site offers much more information than the one above.
Holidays and Celebrations
- CBC Halloween Reports - Check out this site of current and past news stories concerning ghosts and Halloween.
- Science News - We are learning new things about the world around us every day. This website tries to keep readers up to date on some of these daily scientific advances.
- Sid the Science Kid - Primary Students: A fun and frequently updated website that explores Tools and measurement, Senses, Transformation and change, Many great songs and video clips.
- Sammy’s Science House - Primary Students: Click here to join Sammy and learn about many science topics. Be sure to explore the whole house. This is an interactive website.
- Dinosaurs - Primary Students: Click here to learn more about Dinosaurs
- Endangered Animals - Learn about endangered animals at this great site by UK's Arkive. The site includes many facts, photographs and videos.
- Natural Disasters - A site designed by PBS for intermediate students (and adults). The site accompanies a TV mini-series called Savage Earth and it examines earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamies. There is a lot of information here. . . just be sure to click on all of the links.
- Volcanoes - A site for all students. National Geographic offers this great site about Volcanoes. Check it out!
- A Volcanoe's Deadly Warning - A site for intermediate students. This site was created by PBS to accompany another special series it created for its television channel.
- NASA - Space Place - A site designed for students by NASA. Learn about space exploration, our universe and the work of astronauts and other space scientists here.
- Space as an Extreme Environment - Join NASA scientists as they explore extreme environments on earth and beyond.
- Voyage of Ventana: A voyage deep into the ocean - Short video concerning a deep sea submarine.
- Sound and Light - A great interactive website exploring Sound and Light. Designed by OPENSCHOOL BC, this site reads the text to you.
- Worms - Check out this site to learn more about worms and the important composting work they do.
- Human Brain - Check out this 'neuroscience for kids' website from the University of Washington. Follow the links to the video on the main page or use the links on the side to learn more.
- Millie’s Math House - A great interactive site for primary students.
- cool math - Lots of fun activities!
- Rainforest Math - A popular site with many games and activities organized by grade level.
- Nelson Math - Click on your grade and then the link to Student Centre. You will find many activities related to what you are learning in class.
Fun Intermediate Sites
- Number Line Video - Numbers unite! Funny video that reminds us of the usefulness of the number line and the need to pay attention to all sorts of numbers.
Pracitce Your Counting
Practice Your Basic Facts
- Save the Whale - Basic addition facts. Choose the missing number to free the whale.
- Around the World
- Rescue Dude the Dog - Help Miss Maggie travel around the world in less than 80 seconds. Help rescue Dude the Dog. Both games let you practice all of your basic math facts including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- AAAMath - Lots of games for practicing basic math facts.
- arcademic - High quality challenging games designed to help you practice your basic math facts.
- Time Vocabulary - Reading and talking about the 'time' involves using a unique vocabulary. This site offers practice in this area.
- Trudy’s Time & Place House - Please, come in and visit Trudy! She has a lot ot share with you!
- Eduplace - Weekly word problems for a variety of grades
- http://www.moma.org/destination/ - The New York Museum of Modern Art offers an interesting and interactive journey through it's collections. Just follow the alien.
- http://www.handsoncrafts.org/000-a.htm - Make some fun crafts online.
- Story Illustrator - This site provides a variety of stories for students of various ages. Print the story you like and then illustrate it.
- http://www.albrightknox.org/artgames/index_launched.html - New York's Albright Knox Art Gallery offers many interactive lessons and games related to drawing and painting.
- http://www.sfskids.org/templates/home.asp?pageid=1 - The San Francisco Orchestra offers a great interactive website. If you are interested in learning more about classical music, this is a good place to start.
- http://www.sphinxkids.org/ - Another great website for learning about classical music.
- The Human Body - Here is an interesting 'online book' created by elementary students. Click on the links to see interesting pictures and read and hear about them.
- World Book Online - This is a very high quality online encyclopedia. It is a subscription service. You can access it from home by using the following:
Username = jarvis
password = delta
- Glossopedia - After using world book online, you can try this site to find some more information related to Science or Social Studies
Other Information Sources
- Need up to date information? - Live Science is similar to an online encyclopedia. In addition to offering useful science related facts and information, Live Science is a comprehensive website that accounts for science as it happens, around the world. Information is organized into the following categories: space, animals, health, the environment, technology, history and strange news.
- Looking for information related to Canadian History? - The McCord Museum is an actual museum that holds an extensive online collection. This is a great resource for images of historical artifacts.
The BC Archives offers all sorts of interesting information about British Columbia's history.
- Looking for the right word? - Visuwords is an online combined thesaurus and dictionary. It is absolutely astounding! - No, wait, that's not quite the word I was looking for...[quick check at visuwords...]. It's stupefying!
- Wondering what that word means? - Try out the online dictionary Definr. It even helps with difficult to spell words!
Student Friendly Search Engines
- Primary Students may want to try Quintera for Kids
- Intermediate Students interested in accessing multiple search engines should check out soolve.com
- Students will appreciate the lists of categories and search options available at Kids Click - a search engine designed by librarians.
Hints for Searching Effectively
Looking for More?
The main Delta School district web site offers a variety of useful links for students. You can find them here.