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Student Resources

Educational Links

Here is a selection of resources that students and families may find helpful. Please note that inclusion on this list is not an endorsement. Further, links sometimes change. As with all internet usage, please use care in visiting sites.

POWERSCHOOL PORTAL
Parent/Student Powerschool Portal

CONNECT ED
ConnectEd: ConnectEd is the site to access

  • 6-8 Math Textbooks
  • K-5 Dual Language Spanish Language Arts Textbooks
  • 6-8 Science and ELA Textbooks
  • 6th Grade Social Studies Textbooks

Students will use their Google username and password to access this site (the one you use to access Google Docs at school). If you don’t know your password, please check with your teacher!

VOCABULARY
Free Rice:  Answer vocabulary questions to earn rice for the hungry
Vocabulary Games:  Includes World Language support

MATH
Xtra Math:  A free web program for students, teachers and parents to help kids master basic math facts.
A+ Math:  Math games
Math Playground:  Variety of math-related activities

SCIENCE
Science Kids: Games, projects, quizzes and information about a variety of basic science concepts
Biology 4 Kids:  Information about cells, microorganisms, plants, animal systems and more
Trivia Plaza/Science:  Online quizzes about elements and abbreviations
Cosmos 4 Kids:  Information about the solar system, galaxies and more

GEOGRAPHY
Trivia Plaza: A variety of online geography quizzes. Site also includes quizzes on other subjects.

SOCIAL STUDIES
Social Studies for Kids:  Facts, glossaries, games and more.

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Templates and examples of different ways to organize, study and present information.
EduPlace graphic organizers
Ed Helper graphic organizers

Find a Book

Lexile Book Finder:  Parents can use this resource to identify books that will appropriately challenge your child’s skills and spark their interest. For students in grades 1 through 7, your Lexile score will appear on your MAP report, which will be included with your end-of-year report card. Parents can also complete a brief online survey to help identify reading options. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Find a Book” to begin your search. If you have questions, please email lexilehelp@hawthorn73.org.

International Reading Association Recommendations:  Lists of books recommended by teachers as well as young readers themselves.