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Parents & Teachers Look below for sites that are helpful to parents, teachers, caregivers, and the home schooled. 
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- Plagiarism
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Assorted Sites


A collection of lesson plans and activities for teachers of the arts.
  Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents

The Center, located at California State University San Marcos, offers a searchable database of books for children and adolescents published worldwide.

Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.

This site provides theme related activities, crafts, worksheets an more.  There are also Spanish Language themes.
  History Channel Classroom

Brought to you by the History Channel.  Sign up for the teachers newsletter, download study guides, and visit educational exhibits.
  One World Classrooms

OneWorld Classrooms wants all students to emerge from their K-12 education as confident, engaged, competent and caring members of the global community to which they belong.
  PBS Learning Media

Teacher source offered by PBS.  Find out what shows are coming on.  There are also 4,000+ free lesson plans and activities.


This site provides educators and students access to high quality practices and resources in reading and language art instruction.
  Smithsonian Education

Smithsonian resources brought to the classroom or home. There is information the 16 Smithsonian museums, The National Zoo and research centers.  You can search by grade level and subject.
  Texas Education Agency

Provides standards for state tests.  Useful site for the home schooled, parents, and teachers.

Craft Recipes

  Craft Recipes

Craft Recipes from Kids' Turn Central
  Kids Craft Recipes

Provides simple recipes and instructions.

Music Resources and Lesson Plans

  Music Lesson Plans
  Music Resources for Teachers



Everything you ever wanted to know about plagiarism is here with an annotated list of articles and web sites.  There is information for teachers and students.  There is also a list of Plagiarism Detection Tools.  Prepared by Sharon Stoerger.

Science and Math Lesson Plans

  Lesson Planning Center: Math and Science

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  National Science Digital Library

NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels. Starting with a partnership of NSDL-funded projects, NSDL is emerging as a center of innovation in digital libraries as applied to education, and a community center for groups focused on digital-library-enabled science education.
  Science and Math Lesson Indexes
  Lessons - Science NetLinks
  Teacher Exchange: Math Lesson Plans

Social Studies Lesson Plans

  Teacher Lesson Plans—Social Sciences
  Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers

Storytelling, Songs, Puppets, etc.

  Aesop's Fables

An on-line collection of Aesop's Fables.
  Children's Songs with Free Lyrics

A Collection of songs.  Look for the words to a song and even listen to the tune if you don't know the song.
  Pratt's Story and Theme Bag Ideas

An assortment of ideas for kits that are put together around a book.  See also Pratt's theme list.
  Tim Sheppard's Storytelling - Resources for Storytellers

This is a site for anything and everything storytelling.  There is information on how to begin and stories you may select.


  WebQuest Page

Thousands of WebQuests from educators around the world.


  Ask Asia

Covers everything about Asia.  There are sections for students and teachers.  Maps are included.
  Discovery Education Puzzlemaker

Create puzzles for you classes with your own words.
  Free Teacher Worksheets

Work sheets on critical thinking and research skills.
  LearningPage Worksheets

Basic worksheets, themes worksheets on creatures.
  Lesson Plans & Activities

Scholastic offers a wealth of lesson plans and activities.
  National Pet Week

An assortment of lesson plans and worksheets to celebrate Nation Pet Week (In May)
Sites for Parents
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El Paso Area School Districts
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  ¡Colorín colorado!

Información, actividades y asesoría para padres de familia que hablan español.

Information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking parents.  English version of website.
  Net Family News

Newsletter and current events regarding families and their use of the internet.
  National Parent Teacher Association

National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities.

Web Site for the magazine Parenting.
Two bunnies reading in a chair Read to Your Bunny

A packet of information and resources for parents, schools, and libraries to use with the "Read to Your Bunny" program. Made available through the Texas State Library and Rosemary Wells.

This website is for those children that are learning to read. There are tips for both parents and teachers.

Home School Resources

  Home Education Magazine

Home Education Magazine presents free online newsletters, discussion boards, a networking list, and selections from the magazine, including articles, interviews, columnists, resources, reviews and more!
  HomeSchool World

Official web site of Practical Homeschooling Magazine
  Regional and Worldwide Homeschooling

Presents information on such topics as homeschooling associations, events, resources, and support groups.
  Texas Home School Coalition

Has information for home schoolers in Texas, support groups, and general information.

Stories to Read
Select an on-line book to read to your child

  American Literature Classics

Read books like Moby Dick, Little Woman, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, or the Secret Garden.
  Between the Lions

This is the web site for the PBS program "Between the Lion".  Select  "This Week" to see the story for this week.
  International Children's Digital Library

A digital library freely available for children worldwide.
  We Give Books

We Give Books is a free website that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.

El Paso Area School Districts or Organizations

  Anthony Independent School District
  Canutillo Independent School District
  Clint Independent School District
  El Paso Independent School District
  Region 19 - Education Service Center
  San Elizario Independent School District
  Socorro Independent School District
  Ysleta Independent School District