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Early World of Learning

Early World of Learning

Interactive learning environments specifically for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children.

World Book Dramatic Learning

World Book Dramatic Learning

Discover classroom plays and reader’s theater for differentiated instruction.



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Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center

Indexing and abstracts for over 280 teacher and administrator journals and magazines.

Everyday Links for Teachers


Seasonal Links for Teachers

Everyday Links for Teachers

Teacher and Student

Bright Loop Learning – App for teachers – use qualitative notes in an actionable way, decreasing teacher stress & increasing ability to provide an individual education for every child.
Library of Congress Learning Page for Teachers
Teacher Link – Links to lots of web resources, as well as lesson plans, worksheets, posters and more.
NASA SpaceLink – Great for planning a space curriculum.
EEK! (Environmental Education for Kids) Teacher Pages
Children’s Literature Web Guide
School Safety Tips for Administrators
A Dozen Things Teachers Can Do to Stop School Violence Bullies in Books - Using Children’s and Teen literature to start a discussion on bullying.
Ocean State Libraries - Links to over 42 public libraries in Rhode Island

RICAT - Direct links to many Rhode Island school libraries.

Seasonal Links for Teachers

Labor Day 9/1

Labor Day

Labor Day Resources – NEA
Art & Craft Activities for Labor Day
Language Games and Activities for Labor Day
Community Helpers Unit
Labor Day Lesson Plan Ideas
Labor Day Lesson Plans
A Unit of Study Introducing Community Helpers

Patriot Day 9/11

patriot day

Lesson Plans for 9/11

Constitution Day 9/17

Constitution Day

Celebrate the Constitution – Lesson Plan ideas from Scholastic
Lesson Plan: The Constitution and the Idea of Compromise – from PBS
The Constitution: The Country’s Rules – Grade 1 Lesson
What Basic Ideas are in the Preamble of the Constitution? – Grade 3 & 4 Lesson
Lesson Plan from the National Endowment for the Humanities – Grades 3 – 5

Autumnal Equinox 9/23

autumn tree

Elementary Lesson Plans about Fall
Thematic Lessons and Teaching Ideas Celebrating Autumn
Pumpkin Exploration: An Elementary Activity

Rosh Hashanah 9/24

Rosh Hashanah

Grades 4 – 5 Rosh Hashanah Lesson Plan
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Lesson Plan

Johnny Appleseed Day 9/26

Apple Tree

Johnny Appleseed and Westward Expansion – Lesson Plan Grades 1- 3
Elementary Lesson Plans about Apples and Johnny Appleseed
Grades K – 2 Lesson Plan – Johnny Appleseed for Little Ones Theme Unit
A is for Apple Thematic Unit
Johnny Appleseed Lesson Grades K – 1 – Lesson Plans Page
Apple Theme Unit
Apple Themed Activities

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Classroom activities to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month
3 Ideas for Library Card Sign-Up Month
Library Activities for Older Kids

Back to School

Back to School

Welcome Children and Families to Your Classroom
First Year Teacher Program from Reading Rockets
Elementary Back to School Lesson Plans
33 Ways to Start the First Year Off Right
20 Creative Back to School Games
Education World Archive of Icebreaker Activities