Primary Grades 2-5 ISAT: Illinois Standards Achievement Test


Testing Calendar        Scroll all the way down this page to see all the great resources.

Vocabulary 3rd Graders should know    4th Grade vocabulary
     Vocabulary Crossword One         Crossword One
     Crossword Two         Crossword Two
     Crossword Three         Crossword Three
     Crossword Four         Crossword Four
     Crossword Five         Crossword Five


Research based ways to raise test scores 10-20 points - Testwords!



PSAE E-Book Catalog

Staff Development




Web Help by Standard:

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12





Using Data


Our favorite sites for teachers who are preparing students for ISAT tests

    Writing anchor papers organized by grade level and writing type (persuasive, etc.)

    Teach-nology - worksheets, activities organized by grade level, technology resources

    Virtual Manipulatives (by strand in Math)

    Quick reading level assessment

    Worksheets to print

    Math Webquests


Reading, Writing Resources aligned with standards     

Math Resources aligned with standards


ISBE ELA Standards: Applications of Learning, Solving Problems, Communicating, Using Technology, Working on Teams


Goal 1: Reading

Goal 2: Literature

Goal 3: Writing

Goal 4: Listening and Speaking Goal 5: Research


   Goal 1: Reading


Phonemic awareness - Teacher tools
It's fun to read - interactive reading (K-3) - Students
Reading sites for kids - Students
Primary reading - Lesson plans
Printable activities - Teacher tools
Reading sites - Teacher tools
Dolch lists - Teacher tools
Phonics interactivities - Students


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Acquisition of Vocabulary


Testwords - raise test scores 10-20 points

Vocabulary Lesson Plans - Lesson plans

Vocabulary Resources - Teacher tools

ESL - Vocabulary - Teacher tools

Language arts links elementary - Teacher tools

Root words - Lesson plan

Dictionaries - Students

Vocabulary builders - Students

Reading vocabulary lists - Teacher Tools

Word a Day - Teacher Tools


Comprehension and Interpretation


Drawing conclusions - Teacher tool
Graphic organizers - Teacher tool
Organize ideas - Teacher tools
Identify main idea - Student quiz
Main idea - Quizzes
Following directions - Lesson plan
Reading Process activities - Teacher tools

Reading Critically


Literactive - Teacher tools
Compare and contrast - Students
Compare and contrast - Students
Language Arts resources - Teacher tools
Point of view - Lesson plan
Reading plans - Lesson plans

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Grammar and Language Structure Sites for Kid

Grammar Directory - Teacher tools

Daily Grammar Email Quizzes - Teacher tools
Interactive Grammar - Students
Grammar Bytes - Students
Grammar Lessons - Lesson plans
Reader's Digest Word Power - Students
Grammar Blast - Students  
Language Arts  Projects    - Teacher tools
Word Central! Kid friendly dictionary site - Students
Language Arts fun    - Students
Publish kids writing. - Students

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Reading Literature


Identifying Genres  


Teacher’s Search Engine - Teacher tools

Book Spot - Teacher tools

Science Fiction genre - Students

Children’s literature web guide - Teacher tools

Children’s Literature Associations  - Teacher tools

American Library Association - Teacher tools

Children’s book authors - Students

Book lists by genre - Students

Literature on the Internet by genre - Students (directory)

The Gutenberg Project: works in the public domain  - Teacher tools


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Identifying Theme in Literature   

What is theme? - Students

Themes in children’s literature - Teacher tools

Theme definition - Students

Folktale Themes - Teacher tools


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Structure and Elements of Fiction  


Literary terms - Students

Elements of fiction - Teacher tools

Elements of a successful story - Teacher tools

Children's Literature web guide (Canada) - Students

Children's fiction links galore   - Students


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Poetry lesson plans for busy teachers - Lesson plans

Yahooligans poetry links - Students

Poetry lesson plans from teachers - Lesson plans

   Interactive Poetry - Students

Magnetic Poetry - Students

Kid-Friendly Poetry Sites - Teacher tools

Edward Lear - Students

The Art of Haiku - Students


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Mrs. Dowling’s imagery page - Teacher tools

Visit this page for sensory inspiration - Students

Tips on sensory writing - Students

Language arts lesson plans - Lesson Plans

Literary analysis terms and definitions- Students

Creative Writing for Kids and More - Students



Bulfinch's Mythology complete text - Teacher tools

Geography of mythology - Students

Egyptian mythology - Students

Mythology links - Teacher tools

Myths and legends of Native Americans - Students

   Greek Mythology Quizzes - Quizzes
   Interactive Mythology - Interactive

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Goal 3: Writing

Read, Write, Think - Teacher Tools
Writing prompts - Students
More Writing Prompts - Teacher Tools

Letter writing - Students

Types of Writing - Students
Expository Writing - Students
Narrative Writing - Students
Persuasive Writing for Kids - Students
Interactive Writing Tools - Students
Writing Fix - Teacher tools
Writing template - Students
Students write and post their own stori es here.  - Students

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Quality of Writing

Elementary writing instruction resources - Teacher tools
Handwriting for kids - Students
Handwriting worksheets - Teacher tools
Spelling lesson plans - Lesson plans
Spelling lists - Teacher tools
Students develop standards for their work - Teacher
Interactive quizzes - Students
Fact Monster punctuation - Students
Writing Games - Students
Writing Fun - Students

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Grammar and Language Structure Sites for Kids


Grammar Directory - Teacher tools

Daily Grammar Email Quizzes - Teacher tools
Interactive Grammar - Students
Grammar Bytes - Students
Grammar Lessons - Lesson plans
Reader's Digest Word Power - Students
Grammar Blast - Students  
Language Arts Projects   - Teacher tools
Word Central! Kid friendly dictionary site - Students
Language Arts fun     - Students
Kids' Spot place for kids to publish their writing. - Students


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Goal 4: Listening and Speaking Skills.  

Listening Games - Games

Pete's Powerpoint Station - Students

Mystery Pictures: Following Oral Directions - Lesson plan

Listening and Following Directions: Lesson Plan

Positive Ways to Talk and Listen - Teacher tools

Theater for elementary grades - Teacher tools

Language development in the elementary grades - Teacher tools

Improving Children's Listening Skills - Teacher tools

Story Telling Lesson Plans - Lesson plans

Vocabulary Lesson Plans - Lesson plans

Vocabulary Builder - Teacher tools

A Word A Day - Students

Where did English come from? - Students

Dictionaries- Students

Thesaurus - Students

Word Games - Students

Teach kids to speak clearly - Teacher tools


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English Language


Amerispeak - Growth of American English - Students
Regional dialectics - Teacher tools
Organization of dialect diversity - Teacher tools
Slang, U.S., U.K., Australia - Lesson plan
Atlas of North American English - Teacher tools
Slang Lessons - Lesson plans

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Goal 5: Research

American Association of School Librarians - Teacher tools
Early Research Skills - Students
Big Six Research Skills - Teacher tools
Big Six for Kids - Students
Research skills worksheets - Teacher tools
Interactive Dewey Skills - Students
Kids Guide to the Dewey Decimal System - Students
Library Skills Instruction - Lesson Plans
Web searching techniques for kids - Students
Google search tip posters - Teacher tools
Evaluating web pages - Teacher tools
Internet search tools - Students
Information Please fact monster - Students
Wikipedia - Everyone

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Math Resources: Illinois Learning Standards for Mathematics



Number Sense


Estimation and Measurement


Algebra and Analytical Methods




Data Analysis and Probability




General Lesson Plan Links - Teacher tools

Ask Eric Database of Lessons - Lesson plans

Virtual Manipulatives - Teacher tools

Interactive activities - Students

Number Sense

Very basic counting skills - Students
Activities for number sense and operations - Students
Easy Lessons in number sense - Students
Ask Dr. Math - Lesson plans
Teacher made tests in math and more - Teacher tools
Number Sense - Lesson plans
Education Planet, general math Teacher tools
Lesson Plans - Lesson plans
Using Calculators in the primary classroom - Teacher tools
Frank Potter's Math - Teacher tools

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Estimation and Measurement

Measurement Worksheets - Teacher tools
Math Worksheets - Teachers
How to Read a Ruler - Students
Measure It Game - Students
Telling Time - Students
Units of Measurement - Students
Measurement Game - Students
Measurement - Lesson plans and worksheets

Algebra and Analytical Methods

All about patterns Annenburg Project - Teacher tools

Unit and Lessons on Patterns - Students (audio, interactive)

Patterns and Relations, Classification - Students

Patterns in math - worksheets - Teacher tools
Patterns and Picture Books - Teacher tools
What comes next? - Students
Print your own graph paper - Students
Let a calendar teach algebra - Students
Easy Algebra Equations (interactive) - Students
Algebra Interactive - Quizzes and Games

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Intro to Geometry for young children - Teacher tools
Geometry Lessons - Lesson plans
Basic Understanding  - Teacher tools
More lessons - Lesson plans
Interactive Geometry - Teacher tools
Tesselations - Teacher tools
All About Measurement - Students
Illustrated lessons - Students
Fact Monster measurement quiz - Quiz
Metric measurement - Quizzes

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Data Analysis and Probability

Census: Statistics for Kids - Students

Baseball Statistics - Students

Easy Probability - Students

Data Analysis Learning Units - Teacher tools

Probability, statistics printables - Teacher tools

Probability lessons - Lesson plans

Probability games - Students

Probability game - Students

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Math Reasoning and Connections (Extras)

Math Reasoning Puzzles - Students (advanced)
Figuring Out Math Problems - Students
Math Practice - Concepts - Students
FunBrain Math Arcade - Students
Word Problems - Teacher tools
Quia Problem Solving - Students
Virtual Manipulatives - Teacher tools
Stuck on a Problem? - Students
Math for Kids Problem Solving - Students
Problem Solving Worksheets - Teacher tools
Strategies - Teacher tools
Brain Teasers - Students
Math Problem Solving Model - Teacher tools


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