Grade 3 English Language Arts

The title says it all!  This is a list of 100 writing prompts, suitable for all ages of writers.

100 Ideas for Writing

A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Terrific short stories and plays to read to your class.

Absolutely Whootie: Stories to Grow By

Grades 3-8 students will have a blast playing these math, geography and language arts games!  They can choose to play alone or online with students around the world.

Academic Skill Builders

Teacher Professional Development by subject and grade.

Annenberg Teacher Professional Development

Audio Owl is a great service for locating and listening to free audio books. Audio Owl catalogs public domain recordings of books that are in the public domain. Because the recordings are in the public domain anyone is free to download, listen to, and share the recordings. Audio Owl has arranged hundreds of recordings into an easy-to-browse collection. You can browse the collection by genre or search by title, author, or keyword. If you choose to browse by genre, Audio Owl presents all of the titles in a visually appealing display of book covers.

AudioOwl Free Audio Books

3,535 pages of free activities, coloring pages, and projects.

Author Jan Brett's Home Page - A Great Place for Ideas

The BBC has a terrific site for English, Math and Science learning.  The activities are highly interactive and engaging!

BBC BItesize KS2 Links

This website was created to allow beginning readers to read books on their web browser.

Browser Books
Bubbabrain is a question and answer review game that would work very well on an interactive whiteboard.  You can either choose from user-created questions or create your own.  Both words and images are supported.

The Children's University of Manchester is an interactive, online learning site for grades 2-6.  There are mostly science topics here but you can also learn about Ancient Egypt, Textiles, and Words.

Children's University of Manchester

Thousands of comics from over 90 artists. A little something for everyone.

Find rich, hands-on learning experiences that can be searched by subject, theme, grade, media, and completion time.

Crayola Creativity Central

The Zimmer Twins is a neat site for introducing elementary school students to making simple animated video stories. On the Zimmer Twins site students can create a story from scratch or complete one of the "cliff hanger" story starters. Students do not need to have any drawing skills in order to create a story as all elements are added to the video through a simple drag and drop interface. Students select settings, characters, character actions, emotions, and text styles then drag those elements into the storyboard. Students then arrange those elements and type words into the conversation bubbles where appropriate.

Zimmer Twins

Printable skills sheets for using the Dictionary.

Research Skills - Free Worksheets

Levelled books from Level 1 to 10.

E Books for Young Readers

This section features original grammar worksheets for teachers and parent-teachers to copy for their kids. Use them for teaching, reinforcement, and review. 

English Basics - Free Grammar and Writing Worksheets

Over 25 lessons about figuative language and poetry!  Wonderful resource!

Poetry Unit

Topics include people, nature, religion, holidays, animals, and more!

Free Colouring Pages

Choose your grade level and subject to access flashcards to test your knowledge of that area.  This is an American website so you may have visit other grade levels for any Saskatchewan subjects that are not listed for your grade level.

Select the appropriate age of your students and choose from a variety of Mathematics, Geography, Art, Science, Language Arts, etc. games.

FunBrain Game Finder

Math and Language Arts games for Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Game Classroom

Lots of great ideas and very user-friendly.

Giggle Poetry

Can you become a master ninja?  This game reviews the parts of speech and is appropriate for all levels.

Grammar Ninja
Many Math and Language Arts sites to aid in your K-3 classroom.  Use as either a lesson with the entire class or as a learning centre for individual students.

Great K-3 Smartboard Sites

Over 200 Grimms Fairy Tales that can be printed and used in the classroom or view them online.

Grimms Fairy Tales

Online stories, poems, songs, and learning fun.  This site includes an animated alphabet, too!

Inkless Tales
Just type in your words and this website will create a poem based on your thoughts.

Instant Poetry Forms
Here are some links that can be powerful whole-group instructional tools when used on an interactive whiteboard.  These are grouped by subject area and subdivided by grade levels.

Interactive Whiteboard Links

This site offers 12 free, printable award certificates for a variety of achievements.  You can also subscribe to the site for more choices.

Kids Certificates

No matter what your grade level or subject area, Learn Alberta's website has many resources for you.  You can find resources by grade, subject, keyword, media type, audience, language or learning resource type. 

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. You can: * Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go, * Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer, * View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen, * Print out the stories and poems to make your own book.

Lit2Go MP3 Stories and Poems
Grades 3-5 literature-based webquests.

Literature Learning Ladders
Hacker has let loose the wacky animals of Logic Zoo!  Can you help put them back in their proper places?

Logic Zoo Venn Diagram Game
Do you have a set of magnetic poetry words on your fridge?  Here's a virtual set that you can use to create unique poems.

Magnetic Poetry

There are so many places on the web to find lessons. I hope this one is a little different. I have found some amazing sites that I would like to share with everyone. I have included lots of sites to search through. Just pick out what you need. You will soon find the ones that are what you need.

Marcia's Lesson Links

This method of research is used to walk an entire class through the research process at the beginning of the year.

Micro-Research Model

My Own Report Card can be used with Portfolios.

My Own Report Card

The variety of stories in Myths and Legends aims to give inspiration to young people at school and at home to create and publish their own work. The site provides a multitude of tools and opportunities that enable pupils to submit their stories for the enjoyment of a world wide audience, with the prospect of receiving peer review and evaluation.  There are also myths and legends to view online.

Myths and Legends Story Creator

Welcome to the Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales Internet project. We've compiled contributions from many authors to create this rich resource for learning about and writing in these genres.

Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales

Handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

OWL Online Writing Lab

Language Arts, the Arts, Math, and Social Science games for Pre-K - Grade 5 are offered to help make your whiteboard lessons fun and educational!

PBS Kids Interactive Whiteboard Games

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.

Pics4Learning - Tech4Learning

Over 2500 illustrated dictionary entries! Each word is used in a meaningful example sentence. Most entries have links to a related web site. Just click on an underlined word (or its accompanying picture), and you'll link to a related page.

Picture Dictionary

Students will create a "visual" biography of a famous figure, in which each pizza slice represents a paragraph and toppings represent supporting details. 

Pizza Biography

Choose the correct plural form of the words given.

Plural Girls

Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.  Math, science, art, ELA, P.E., music and more are available here!

Primary Resources

Games, puzzles, and virtual worlds to encourage learning in math, language arts, science and social studies.  Check the curriculum guide page to find activities that meet your needs. - The Fun Place to Learn!

Print either colour or black and white items for your students.  Many themes to choose from.


Created by teacher, for teachers, Promethean Planet is a unique teaching, sharing and support community - your place to connect, create and change the classroom!  Create an account and interactive whiteboard ideas and resources are yours to download.

Promethean Planet
Great for a smartboard!  This easy program lets students enter punctuation into a given sentence until they are successful. 

Punctuation Campground
A favourite children's author!  Robert Munsch has some of his books, poems, and stories available for you to look at or listen to on his site.

Robert Munsch Website
A favourite children's author!  Robert Munsch has some of his books, poems, and stories available for you to look at or listen to on his site.

Robert Munsch Website
Browse and download lessons and demonstrations made for the Smartboard!

SMART Exchange

Activities to support books by Saskatchewan Authors Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, Bill Brownbridge, Peter Eyvinson, Candace Savage, and Lois Simmie.

Saskatchewan Authors

Teaching Resources, Student Activities, Reproducibles, and more! | Teachers

Scholastic's site has a variety of activities for your teen or pre-teen.  One area involves some different writing activities that will keep their imaginations active!

Scholastic's Writing Games

The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education.  There is a list of resources developed by SLN museums.

Science Learning Network: Home

Hundreds of printable material to help students with their sight words.

Sight Vocabulary Work

You can either print crossword puzzles to solve offline or play online.

Smart Crossword
Smarttutor's activities help children become better readers by teaching phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, sight words, and reading comprehension.

Choose which word is spelled wrong in the sentence.


A trivia hunt, an online story, games, etc. that help to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day Material

This terrific site helps to motivate children to read with phonics.  Interactive stories, games, colouring and more are available here.

StarFall Online Reading Activities

Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about stories, folklore, and fairy tales. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Theme Page

Students choose from a Character Map, a Conflict Map, a Resolution Map or a Setting Map.  They enter in the specifics from their story and print their map.

Story Maps

Each worksheet has a picture to prompt students in their stories.

Story Starters

StoryJumper is a safe and educational place for your kids.  The site teaches your students to write a story in just 7 steps using our StoryStarter process. StoryJumper is an online tool that makes creative writing fun for kids.

Great for Smartboard users!  Create seating plans, make jeopardy-style review games, make board games and more.

This teacher has gathered some Notebook 10 games and demonstrations for a variety of upper elementary classrooms.

Teachers Love Smart Boards
The Toronto Public Library allows students to create their own stories or use some provided prompts to get their imaginations going!

Tell-a-Story Story Builder

An introduction to twelve different kinds of poetry.

Two Week Poetry Unit

In this lesson, students explore the gratuitous use of violence in televised sports. The lesson begins with a class discussion about the sports that students participate in, and the rules and consequences that relate to unsporting behaviour.

Violence in Sports

Create personalized vocabulary word lists for your students.  This website has cute videos that illustrate the meanings of the words in your list so students can see how the word is used.  They can also take part in quizzes or use flash cards based on your word choices.

Just as the title suggests, this is a site to narrow down the search for webquests.  There are a variety of webquests, all categorized to correlate with the Ontario Curriculum in 2007.

Webquest Locator

A fun-filled activity based site to help students discover the world around them.

Welcome to Owl

ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that is designed to let anyone easily create their own customized 3D pop-up books.  You must sign up for a username and password to create your own books.

Zoo Burst Augmented Reality 3D Pop-up Books
Established in late 2004, e-Learning for Kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12. This site offers free activities in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and they're building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education.

e-Learning for Kids

GSCS Global Resources Search

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