TV 411 Summarizing
This interactive lesson takes students through activities and makes an excellent introduction to the skill of summarizing because it focuses more on reading than on writing. Teachers can also easily extend the lesson to writing activities in summarizing.
Tween Tribune: Current Events K-8th Grade
This site takes articles from the Associated Press and rewrites them in age appropriate terms. There are lesson plans that teachers may access for each article. Logins are not required to read the articles, but are required to post comments on the articles.
Where's My Word
An interactive game that gives vocabulary words from the book "Frindle". The students have to match the words to the definitions, collect the key and jump into a toilet to get to the next level. A fun way to practice vocabulary, maybe as a reward or computer lab game.
Favorite Books File
This student reproducible, from a ReadWriteThink lesson, guides students as they write reviews of their favorite books.