LINKS
TEST PREP


Please note that the MCA online sampler requires the Mozilla Firefox browser

Mozilla Firefox Browser (FREE Download Available) - Required for MCA On-Line Sampler 
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

MCA On-Line Sampler (Must use Firefox Browser) 
https://mnpt.tds.airast.org/Student/Pages/LoginShell.aspx

MCA Math Online Tools Practice and Review (Must use Firefox Browser) 
http://www.mnstateassessments.org

MN State Assessment Student Tutorial
http://www.mnstateassessments.org/flash/Title_I_Tutorial_2014/2014_Title_I_Student_Tutorial.htm

MCA On-Line Calculator Sample
https://mnpt.tds.airast.org/student/Scripts/Calculator/TDSCalculator.html?mode=Standard

Reading and Math MCA Practice Tests
http://www.linkstolearning.com/links/Minnesota/mca_-_grade_3.html

Study Jams 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm

Test Taking Skills Practice 
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/testquest/3/index.html

MAP Math Practice
http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/Pages/studentlinks/map/

MAP Reading Practice
http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/reading.htm

WORLD LANGUAGES

Spanish

Noah Comprende 
http://www.pbskids.org/noah/

Toon Book Reader 
http://www.professorgarfield.org/toon_book_reader/

Chinese

Sagwa 
http://www.pbskids.org/sagwa/

Toon Book Reader 
http://www.professorgarfield.org/toon_book_reader/

 

KEYBOARDING

Typing Speed Test
http://www.softschools.com/games/typing_games/typing_speed_test/

Cup Stacking
http://www.softschools.com/games/typing_games/cup_stacking/

Dancing Mat
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

Typing of the Ghosts
http://www.softschools.com/games/typing_games/typing_of_the_ghosts/

Balloon Typing Game
http://www.softschools.com/games/typing_games/balloon_typing_game/

 

WRITING WEBSITES

Story Starters
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm

Poetry Idea Engine
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/poetry_engine.htm

Clean Up Your Grammar
http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/cleanup_eng_launcher.html

Fish Up Word Endings
http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/fishemup2_eng_launcher.html

 

READING WEBSITES

BookFlix from school
http://auth.grolier.com/cgi-bin/go_up_login?formu=157628&formp=bk&link=bkflix.grolier.com

 

Order Scholastic Books Online!

www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs

Class Activation Code: NGWBK

 

AUTHOR WEBSITES

Douglas Wood 
http://www.douglaswood.com/

Mary Pope Osborne
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/magictreehouse/author.html/

Jan Brett 
http://www.janbrett.com/

Patricia Polacco 
http://www.patriciapolacco.com

Gail Gibbons
http://www.gailgibbons.com/

Chris VanAllsbury
http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com

Matt Christopher
http://www.mattchristopher.com/

Mary Casanova
http://www.marycassanova.com/

Kate DiCamillo 
http://www.katedicamillo.com/

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award 
http://www.maudhartlovelace.org/

 

MATH

Xtra Math 
http://xtramath.org/signin/classroom

KenKen 
http://www.kenken.com/

Study Jams 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm

Math 2-3 Websites
http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/Pages/studentlinks/math/2-3math.htm

Mr. Nussbaum - Math 
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/mathcode.htm

Counting Stick 
http://www.wmnet.org.uk/resources/gordon/Counting%20stick%20v4.swf

HSP Math
http://www.hbschool.com/hspmath/na/index.html

Math Magician 
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Mathmagician/cathymath.html

That Quiz
http://thatquiz.org/

Multiplication for Kids
http://citl.hbg.psu.edu/vlibrary/Reish/vlibraryar.htm

Math Playground
http://www.mathplayground.com/

Free math games

http://www.adaptedmind.com/gradelist.php?grade=3

 aaamath.com

http://www.openmiddle.com/

MULTIPLICATION GAMES

Sum Sense

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/SumSense/summulti.html

Meteor Multiplication 
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/meteor/meteor.html

Space Arrays
http://www.hbschool.com/activity/space_arrays/

Snowball Fight
http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/snowballfight.htm

Math Magician
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Mathmagician/cathymath.html

 

TELLING TIME

Hickory Time Clock
http://www.ictgames.com/hickory4.html

Bang On Time
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html

Telling Time to the Hour
http://www.hbschool.com/activity/telling_time_grk/

Telling Time to the Half Hour
http://www.hbschool.com/activity/telling_time_gr1/

Telling Time Lvl 3
http://www.hbschool.com/activity/telling_time_gr3/

Telling Time Lvl 4
http://www.hbschool.com/activity/telling_time_gr4/

ClockWorks Easy to Challenging
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/clockworks.htm

 

TANGRAM

The Five Ancestors
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/fiveancestors/activities/game/tangram.html

 

SCIENCE WEBSITES

Study Jams 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm

Fossweb
http://www.fossweb.com/

Earth Materials
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/EarthMaterials/index.html

Structures of Life (Crayfish)
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/paint/subjects/invertebrates/crustacean/Crayfishprintout.shtml

Measurement (Metric)
http://ts.nist.gov/WeightsAndMeasures/Metric/lc1136k.cfm

Magnetism & Electricity
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/MagnetismandElectricity/index.html

Sun, Moon, Stars

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2015/08/31/supermoon-lunar-eclipse-on-september-28-2015-ends-the-current-lunar-tetrad-blood-moon/

http://www.funbrain.com/constellation/

 
 

ECONOMICS

Consumers and Producers
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=457&type=student

 

IMMIGRATION

Immigration - From Ireland
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/tandy/projects/famine/

Ellis Island Interactive Tour
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/stop1.htm

Ellis Island Quest
http://www.tenement.org/immigrate/

Immigration Resources
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm

 

 

JUST FOR FUN - EXPLORE

Work Sheet Generator
http://www.worksheetworks.com/

Time for Kids 
http://www.timeforkids.com/

National Geographic for Kids 
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

NASA for Kids
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov

Discovery Kids
http://www.discovery.com

 

ENDANGERED SPECIES

American Museum of Natural History
http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/Endangered/

Animal Diversity Web
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html

Arkive Animals
http://www.arkive.org/

Endangered Species
http://www.endangeredspecie.com/

Especies Fact Sheets 
http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html

Kids Planet
http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html

National Geo Kids Animals
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/

San Diego Zoo Animals 
http://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/zoo-animals

Sheppards Animals 
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_trivia_animal.htm#azlist

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Kids Corner
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/

WWF World Wild Life 
http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/

 

Ancient Civilizations Resources Credited to Kelly Pier and Leif Hallen

 

http://www.kathimitchell.com/ancivil.html

 

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/ancient-civilizations/

 

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/ancientcivilizations.htm

**The above site allows advertising on the page which changes so I would recommend making sure the advertisements are closed before allowing students to use this page.

 

http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ancient_Civilizations

 

http://www.google.com/search?q=ancient+civilizations+for+kids&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=t87zUouFCMmfrAG2o4GYDQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAw&biw=1280&bih=595#q=ancient+civilizations+map&safe=active&tbm=isch

 

http://www.google.com/search?q=ancient+civilizations+for+kids&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=t87zUouFCMmfrAG2o4GYDQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAw&biw=1280&bih=595#q=ancient+civilizations+timeline&safe=active&tbm=isch

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhDY4KJuvc0             Indus Valley

 

 

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=1565           Mesopotamia

 

https://sites.google.com/site/1ancientcivilizationsforkids/ancient-iraq-mesopotamia

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wKaIEzxGo   Timbuktu: City of gold

 

http://www.fcps.edu/KingsParkES/technology/webquests/Egypt/index.htm

http://www.crystalinks.com/egyptart.html  Note: Preview site first. Beautiful art!  However, there is one sculpture that has a nude figure.  
biography.com/people/confucious        China
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