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MN Second Grade PortaPortal

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Books, authors and illustrators:
  1. Author Interviews Watch videos of many of your favorite authors on this Reading Rockets site.
  2. Book Adventure Read a book, take a quiz, earn points and prizes!
  3. Jan Brett Videos Learn about the author and how to draw her characters.
  4. Junie B. Jones A favorite book character with her own fun site.
  5. Patricia Polacco Learn about the author and illustrator of Thank You, Mr. Falker.
  6. Paul Bunyan Video: Part 1, Part 2
  7. Pinkalicious games based on the book by Elizabeth Kann.
  8. Seussville For fans of Dr. Seuss.
  9. Toon Book Reader Read a Toon book or have it read to you. Includes a fun cartoon maker!
  10. Worms: The Adventures of Herman Learn what information about worms is true in Diary of a Worm.
  11. After reading Our Children Can Soar, take a look at the Prezi, "Pioneers of Change."
Reading skills:
  1. Internet4Classrooms Language arts skill builders.
  2. Learn story elements through this interactive site.
  3. Grammar Blast Practice your grammar skills with these quizzes.
  4. Harcourt Language Arts Storytown links
  5. Mighty Book Hear stories, jokes and songs. Play games and puzzles.
  6. Reading Games Learn about rhyming, sequencing, homophones, syllables, synonyms and more.
Math skills:
Internet4Classrooms Math skill builders.
Math Mayhem
Second grade math games From the site. After you click on a game, you can click on the MAYBE LATER button to play.
Sites for reading AND math skills:
  1. ABCya Introduces basic computer skills with math and reading practice.
  2. Enchanted Learning Information, quizzes, and coloring pages about several topics including dinosaurs, oceans and butterflies.
  3. Funbrain Reading and math games
  4. Funschool Reading and math games by grade level
  5. Kidport Learning games include unscrambling words, creating poems and math problems
  6. Learning Planet This site has games grouped by grade level. It includes alphabet and math games, memory (concentration) games, online word searches, and games that require quick reflexes and hand-eye coordination.
  7. Professor Garfield Try "Transport to Reading"
Science and Social Studies:
  1. Build a Neighborhood Create a real or make believe neighborhood.
  2. The Children's Butterfly Site Information, videos and photos.
  3. Don't Buy It! Learn about advertising tricks from this PBS Kids site.
  4. Science links by Internet4Classrooms
  5. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History If you haven't been to this amazing museum in Washington D. C., take a virtual tour!
  6. Social Studies links by Internet4Classrooms
  7. StarChild: For Young Astronomers This NASA site takes children on a tour of the solar system and universe and provides a glossary of space terms.
  8. Write like an Egyptian See your name in hieroglyphics.
Internet Safety:
Netsmartz Videos See "Tell a Trusted Adult," "UYN: The Netsmartz Chat Abbreviation," "Password Rap," "Boy Who Loved IM," and "Don't Open That File."FauxPaw, the Techno Cat To view FauxPaw Meets the First Lady click on "Read Book," then click on view video.
Safety Quiz
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