Visuwords- online graphical dictionary- gives definitions, related words or concepts, and more
Reading is Fundamental- website that has tips and tricks to encourage good reading habits for students

Directory of Interactive Websites:
Reading Websites - Many websites for Reading and Language Arts skills

Best Practices Reading Strategies: a list of 20 reading strategies to assist teachers with authentic learning
Elementary Test Prep - Many different skills for Reading and Language Arts (very similar to Maryland VSCs)
Interactive Quizzes - The site has interactive quizzes for grades 3-5, & 8 in Reading & Language Arts
Kids' Lab - wonderful website for Reading skills (very similar to Maryland VSCs and Benchmarks)

Interactive Graphic Organizers:
Graphic Organizers- over 15 graphic organizers in pdf format
Animal Graphic Organizer - 4 types of graphic organizers to study animals that you can choose from and you can print out a copy.
Compare & Contrast Graphic Organizer - Three different types of organizers to choose from and you can print it out a copy.
Drama Mapping - Graphic organizer for character map, conflict map, resolution map, and setting map
Shape book patterns - from Education Place (36 different shapes from food to animals to clothes to rainbows and more

Compare & Contrast - a tutorial on how to compare and contrast objects, gives definitions, and examples of graphic organizers
Character Traits - make your own character trading cards that can be printed
Poetry - understanding poetry, rhyming dictionary, lessons, podcasts, and much more.
Text Features Interactive - online tutorial about text features
Graphic Organizers- many different printable graphic organizers in pdf format
Non-Fiction Text- choose the correct parts to make a non-fiction text
Reading Poetry- read some poems and answer questions about the poems
Text Features - lesson and practice
Draw Conclusions - lesson and practice
Comprehension Interactive Activities - lots of comprehension skills and links

Houghton Mifflin: Grade 3
Kids's Place - Vocabulary games for the reading series
Spelling and Vocabulary - word lists for all elementary grades for the Houghton Mifflin Reading series.
Additional Spelling words - additional spelling word lists for every story in the anthology
Spelling City- online spelling program -teaches, practice, and tests spelling words - It is so COOL!!
Houghton Mifflin Theme Links - vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, and other activities that correlate with grade 3 themes

Websites: Houghton Mifflin - Grade 3 These sites can be used to help build background knowledge for the stories
Cliff Hanger
Climbing information (cartoon demo)
Climbing Gear

The Ballad of Mulan
The Legend of Mulan Facts
Site Seeing Around China

The Lost and Found
Find the Hats game
The Keeping Quilt
Stitch a Quilt
Quilt Block patterns (printable too)
Activites - huge website of activities

The Talking Cloth
Adinkra Cloth - PBS Kids' website
Adinkra Symbols & Meanings
Adinkra Cloth Gallery
Cool Planet - extensive site with activities

Dancing Rainbows
Meet the Characters - website with the real characters from the story!
Dave Pilkey's website

The Mysterious Giant of Barletta
Wikipedia- Picture and description of Colossus of Barletta
Town of Barletta - pictures of the town and statue

Raising Dragons
Elements of Fantasy - definition and examples
Dragon Theme pages - tons of links to different types of Dragon info

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
Topiary Gardens - Rhode Island garden
Definition of Topiary
Virtual Tour of a garden
Nights of the Puffins
26 Questions about Puffins
All About Puffins
Atlantic Puffin

Seal Surfer
Leopard Seals
SOS for Kids: Seals
Harbor Seals
Gray Seals

Two Days in May
White-tail Deer Facts
Across the Wide Dark Sea
Journey of the Mayflower - map of the sailing route
Journey of the Mayflower II- Great Intro for story!

Yunmi and Halmoni's Trip
Korea- virtual tour of Korea

Trapped By the Ice
Sir Enest Henry Shackleton - Life, journey, information
Antarctica- map and tells about climate, wildlife, plants
Shackelton's Expedition- details from start to finish
Pepita Talks Twice
Pepita Activities - tons of activities for teachers & students

Poppa's New Pants

Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Questions and Activities

Interactive: - Great website for reading and language arts (and other content areas). You have to become a member but it is free. - Language Arts games for primary grades
Kaboose 1 - Reading games for ages 6 and up
Kaboose 2 - More reading games for ages 6 and up
Gameaquarium - tons of activities
FunBrain - activities for reading and other content areas

Authors and Illustrators
Teacher Tap - website that has many links to authors and Illustrators for all levels of reading