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Electa Quinney Elementary and New Directions Learning Community Library: NDLC 4th Grade Reader's/Writer's Workshop

Our library mission is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our school community.

Word Study

Vocabulary.com: Features puzzles and games to help build vocabulary; enables students to earn a diploma from "Vocabulary University."

Spanish Vocabulary Games: Suggests links to many Spanish vocabulary games that teach words related to such categories as animals, people, food, weather, and so more.

Surf Net Kids: Dictionaries: Contains descriptions and links to several online dictionaries for students.

Merriam Webster Word Games and Quizzes: Offers different "Word Game fo the Day" in one of several different puzzle formats and an easy-to-use thesaurus.

Wacky Web Tales: Students complete tales by supplying 10-15 words for various parts of speech (a plural noun, a large number, an adjective, and so on) and publishes these stories.

Acronym Finder: Searches for, expands, and provides meanings for acronyms like NASA and NATO.

EdHelper.com: Creates worksheets when students supply a list of spelling words, and also offers activities with roots and affixes.

SuperKids Vocabulary Builders: Offers six vocabulary games including "Word of the Day," "Hangman," "Hidden Word Puzzles," and "Word Scrambler."

MyVocabulary.com: Features grade-level puzzles, thematic interactive puzzles, and student-created vocabulary stories.

Games Scrabble, Password, and Pictionary as Vocabulary Tools: Has board games that add interest and challenge to learning.

Google Apps for Education

Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather: Articles, events, activities, and cool jobs having to do with extreme weather such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms, and tsunamis and floods.

Blizzards: General information about blizzards and safety tips.

Weather Videos: Collection of videos showing a variety of weather events such as monsoon rains, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.'

Hurricanes, Typhoons & Cyclones: Animated guides on how these are formed, why they are names, and more. Click on the menu on the right to select specific topic.

How Do Tornadoes Form?: Ted Ed video demonstrating how tornadoes are formed.

Tornado Facts for Kids:  Learn what tornadoes are, how fast they spin, how far they can travel, where most tornadoes occur, the difference between an F0 tornado and an F5 tornado, what a waterspout is and much more.

Ten Freaky Forces of Nature: Images, information, and videos on unusual weather occurrences such as hail, ball lightning, mystery waves and more.