Teaching 21st

Free teaching tools for today's 21st century educator & learner

English Language Arts​​

Lesson Plans & Resources
  • Read Write Think - English Language Arts website featuring classroom resources, professional development, instructional videos, and resources for parents and homeschool educators.
  • Read Works - Placing a strong focus on comprehension, this website provides tools for skill/strategy enhancement, comprension, novel study units, and leveled reading passages with follow-up questioning.
  • BiblioNasium  - A social book club for kids, this website encourages reading by allowing kids to rate, review, and share information about books they have read.
  • LearnZillion - Searchable website featuring many ELA topics grouped by grade levels.
  • Top Marks - Resources for the whiteboard.
  • SMART Exchange - An additional resource for whiteboards.
  • Sumdog - Adaptive, research based math & literacy program where students may log in and Sumdog tracks progress.
  • MobyMax ​​

Adaptive Websites with Student Logins
  • Front Rowed - Covers ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Sumdog - Adaptive, research based math & literacy program where students may log in and Sumdog tracks progress.

Online Student Texts

Creating Digital Storybooks

Online Reference Tools

One Syllable & High Frequency Word Activities​​​


Spelling & Vocabulary

Alphabetical Order

Elements of a Story


Writing Conventions

This site has been designed for an elementary school teacher.  It provides free resources, tools and websites for teachers to use in a classroom setting, as well as to use as recommendations for parents to use with their children at home.  Elementary school teachers will benefit from this website, as it is a one stop shop for teachers to find resources. This educational site encourages 21st century skills that focus on the Common Core Teaching Standards that have been implemented in most states. Teachers will find resources for many subject areas including ELA, math, science, social studies, coding, virtual field trips, STEM, and STEAM. All resources are mostly free with relation to the common core and PARCC testing.  Using the menu to the left, elementary school teachers will find websites for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, Internet Safety, Virtual Field Trips, and Assessment.  

Having been an educator for 15 years, I know the difficulty in finding relevant resourses.  I hope you will find this site useful and will incorporate it into your teaching and classroom setting.  I also hope you will share with colleagues, as well as parents.  I will continue to update this site as I find helpful teaching tools.  With curriculum, technology, and teaching trends constantly changing, it is important to update our teaching tool box with materials that will reach our 21st century learners, keeping them engaged and our teaching style current.

Please feel free to use the Share Ideas link to add any resources that you are currently using that I may have missed.  I also welcome feedback and thank you for visiting!