Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SLIMEKids -- Reading/Language Arts Resources

Here's a great name for a website. SLIMEKIDS. What does that stand for? It's School Library Media Kids!

SlimeKids was created just last year by Andy Fine from Minnesota. He has done a fabulous job of putting together resources for everyone. Students will find book reviews, school games (including keyboarding!) search engines, reference tools and a lot more; all organized in an attractive, easy to use website. Here is the description from the website:
"SlimeKids features an extensive collection of book trailers organized by year and by grade level as well as numerous language arts-related games in such categories as spelling, typing, vocabulary and grammar. Additionally, the website showcases an array of exceptional literacy-related resources such as author and book review websites as well as superb learning tools including reference works and search engines."

There is so much great content here. For example, take a look at the Authors page. There you will find links to some of the most popular authors for students like Jon Scieszka founder of the 'Guys Read' program and author of the Time Warp Trio series and other wonderfully wacky books like Squids Will Be Squids, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. Another popular author, Kate DiCamillo's page has a link to a website just for her Mercy Watson series.
 
Oh, I could go on and on. SO sorry I didn't find this before last week's Family Reading Night to put on the list of FABULOUS reading websites. But, here it is now. I'm going to spend quite a bit of time exploring here soon. Enjoy!

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