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Brain Pop

This website provides animated videos in nearly all subject areas. The main site is targeted to upper elem. through junior high ages, and Brain Pop Jr. is for K-3. It's a bit pricey, but you can save money by ordering through Homeschool Buyer's Co-op.

Book Punch

This website provides activities for exploring literature. There are currently about 40 titles available recommended for grades 3-9. The activities are interactive writing prompts that guide the student through the writing process.

In the Hands of a Child

This is a company that publishes lapbook materials on a wide variety of subjects. They are also available in printed and ebook format (including a "type it in" option, which my son loved since he didn't have to write!) You can even purchase a kit w/ the foldables already printed on colored paper.

A note about religious content: The writers/publishers are Christian, and they have a line of Bible study lapbooks. But I was never bothered by any religious content in the history/science units I purchased from them.

These are also available through the CurrClick website.

Explode the Code

From the publisher website:

A phonics best seller for over 30 years, Explode The Code® has helped millions of students nationwide build the essential literacy skills needed for reading success: phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling. This research-based and teacher-tested program meets and exceeds “No Child Left Behind” requirements and National Reading Panel Standards. Explode The Code is now available in workbooks and online.

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