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Two-Dimensional Shapes  
Grade Level:  Elementary  Middle  
Investigate two-dimensional shapes like triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and ellipses. Explore three-dimensional shapes like spheres, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and prisms. Gain a greater understanding of the differences between two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Identify the difference between an isosceles and equilateral triangle, or the difference between a rhombus and square. Discover the difference between polygons and polyhedrons. Learn about toroids, helixes, and dodecahedrons. Test your knowledge of two-dimensional or three-dimensional shapes with a quiz, or find examples of the various shapes.
Topic:  Shape
URL:  http://www.numbernut.com/basic/symbol_2d.shtml
 
Stories for all grade levels are offered on this site. Several titles with pictures of the characters as icons are presented for young students to choose from. Each book is colorful and easy to move through. A few of the books offer post activities. The middle reader books are illustrated. The young adult choices are varied and good. Some book selections have an email address if a reader would like to contact the author. Good site for a reluctant reader.
Topic:  Children's stories
URL:  http://magickeys.com/books/#books
 
At this site about story starts Dictionary Jenkins challenges you to be ingenious and come up with your own funny or silly words. If you need some help just click on the suggested word and find out about the parts of speech. Some examples are offered. Topics include: Frida, the Cat, The Carnival Show, Cable Television, Haunted House, and The Mummy. There are thirteen story starts. Parts of speech include nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. There are also exclamations such as Wow.
Topic:  Plot-your-own stories
URL:  http://www.funbrain.com/wacky/
 
This is a great website for practicing multiplicaton facts.  It provides online practice and games for fun.
http://www.gamequarium.com/multiplication.html
 
 
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