Essential Skill Web Sets are groups of web resources
on an essential skill
students must master, researched and searched out for you and gathered
together here in a group for your
convenience. Just click and you will find lots
of ideas and resources to help you teach those essential
skills in
your classroom!
(P.S. There is no set time for new Essential Skills to come out.
I am a
teacher and a mother also, so my time is consumed
by my children, both in school and at home!)

Reading
Games Print the cards and follow the instructions to play the
games

Interactive
Sites

Phonics
and Word Study This is a fantastic site!Games are divided
into three sections: PreK-K, 1-2 and 3-4 and include many
categories of interactive activities, such as

long vowels
short vowels
r-controlled words
consonant digraphs
vowel digraphs
suffixes
prefixes
homonyms
antonyms
synonyms
and much more....

Starfall
Lots and lots of interactive lessons and stories here, including
alphabet sounds, stories using phonetic sounds, such as short vowel
sounds (Zac the Rat is the story with short a)

Dositey
Beginning Readers
Try the first unit of this program for free - includes interactive
games and worksheets for short vowel sounds a, o, and i.

Learn
to Read 15 online stories that introduce a particular skill (for
example, short a sound); children can read the stories themselves or
click to hear each word being pronounced for them. There are games
to go along with each story, and you can even order FREE
printed materials to go along
with each lesson.

A
to Z
Online storybook to read - use a projector for your computer in the
classroom to show the whole class at once!

The
ABC Game
Choose the picture that starts with the letter given.

Learn
the Letters
From Starfall.com, here's interactive "shows" for each
letter of the alphabet - it shows things that begin with the letter
as it makes the letter sound

Letter Sounds

Alphabet
Action Click the letters to hear their
names and to see a picture

Alphabet
Fun
Click on the letters to see
words that start with each letter

Alphy's
ABC Click a letter and Alphy
will show something that
begins with that letter

Consonant
Capers
Learn the letter M (other letters are available
through subscription only
at ToonUniversity- click HERE
for free trial and
membership details)

ABC
Game Click one of three pictures that
begin with the letter shown

EdHelper
Place Value Worksheets
A ton of worksheets to print to teach place value. Best thing
is, every time you print the same kind of worksheet, you get
different problems!

Show
students numbers in standard form (print numbers
for your overhead). Have students place number
strips on their desks to show expanded notation.

Place
Value Charts Call out numbers to be placed in specific place
values. See if students can end up with your number.
(For example, write a 3 in the hundred thousands place, write a 9 in
the ten millions place, and so forth)

All About Fractions These pages are all about the operations
on fractions covered in K8 math courses.
Each page has an explanation, interactive
practice and challenge games about fractions.
A few of the topics included are basic
fractions, identifying prime and composite
numbers, divisibility rules, equivalent
fractions, operations with fractions,
and much more! Very comprehensive!

Visual
Fractions Instruction and practice on identifying
fractions, renaming fractions, comparing
fractions, adding, subtracting, multiplying,
and dividing fractions.

Coolmath for Kids
Fraction Lessons Lots of lessons on fractions with a "Try It"
section for each lesson. Everything about
fractions from "What are They?" to
"Equivalent Fractions" to "Reducing
Fractions." Also, lessons on operations
with fractions.

EdHelper Worksheets -- A TON! Intro to fractions, decimals & fractions,
comparisons between fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers, equivalent fractions, adding &
subtracing fractions, prime factorization, GCF, LCM, reducing fractions, fraction number
puzzles, and word problems. Each time you return to print another page on the same skill,
you get a DIFFERENT PAGE!

Math
Facts Cafe Make your own worksheets with the content you want, print premade
worksheets, or print flashcards

Least Common Multiple
Choose how many on each page and also print an answer sheet. Each time you return
to print more, you get different problems!

Reducing
Fractions Choose how many on each page, the difficulty level, and either include improper
fractions or not. Each time you return to print more, you get different problems!

A Plus Math
Print worksheets on reducing fractions,
multiplying or adding fractions

Flashcard
Exchange Adding fractions flashcards--
view online or print out

Paragraph
a Week
Yearly Writing Program Paragraph a Week is a yearly writing program
designed to give your fifth- and sixth-graders
practice with writing various types of paragraphs.
In addition it reinforces good study habits and preparation of long-term assignments.
Moreover,
it involves parents in their child's Language Arts curriculum.

Three Wishes Lesson Plan When 4th - 6th graders are asked to write
a paragraph, the result is often a few short,
choppy sentences beginning with the, an, a, or I.
This activity guides students through the writing
process for a successful five-sentence
paragraph with varied sentence beginnings.
Repeating this process frequently with many,
varied topics teaches students to use variety
to create interesting paragraphs.

Paragraph Sandwiches Teach students how to create a fantastic
paragraph with this wonderful "sandwich" idea.
It will allow students to learn the basics and get
them thinking about what is needed to write great
paragraphs for any audience!

Paragraph
Matching Lesson plan that teaches the parts of the
paragraph, and then has the students
matching the details to its main idea

Online Lessons

Paragraph
Punch Online lesson which leads you through
writing a paragraph. You can save &
resume later, and when you're
finsihed, publish your paragraph!
Really cool site.

Printables

"Big Mac" Sandwich Paragraph Sheet A sheet to print which organizes your paragraph
like a sandwich: top bun is the topic sentence,
meat, cheese, lettuce are the juicy details
and the bottom bun is the conclusion.

Sticking to the Topic (from RHL School)
Select the sentence that would go with the
rest of the paragraph.

Sticking
to the Topic
(from RHL School)
Select the sentence that does not belong
in the paragraph

Paragraph
Matching (pdf file)
Cut out the cards, then match the details to
their main ideas.

Color Description Worksheet
(pdf file)
Sheet that helps students come up with
descriptive words for writing about
paragraph about a particular color.

Paragraph
Awards
(pdf file)
Give your students a pat on the back
for writing great paragraphs! You can
print these out and stick a mint or a stick
of gum to thank students for their hard work!

Multiplication Riddles
(pdf file-requires Adobe Acrobat reader) Times Table Mini-book (1's only)
(pdf file) Print
worksheets (Kidzone) Print multiplication worksheets from simple to very difficult -
all worksheets are dynamic - you can generate
different problems with each
kind of worksheet! SuperKids
Worksheet Creator
Choose from easy to difficult
multiplication problems. Multiplication Practice
6 worksheets generators that give different problems each time (scroll
down the page to find them)