La Costa Meadows Elementary School

Today's Learning is Tomorrow's Future



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Online Resources: Math,
Language Arts, Writing, and Typing
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  • You may access our text book online for homework help, practice and review.  Follow the following steps:

    Log on to

The website will prompt you for the following:
State - California
Subject - Math
Select Textbook - California Math
Select eMath Book
Select Grade - 5
Enter Username - lacostameadowsstudent
Enter Password - dolphins

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STAR Test Preparation

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Math Resources

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Math Resources - Number Sense 

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Math Resources -  add, subtract, multiply, dividered line

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Math Resources -  Fractions

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Math Resources - Decimals

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Math Resources - Algebra
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  • BBC ReviseWise Math for measurement, shapes, and angles
    Practice working with measurement, shapes, and angles
  • Funbrain Shape Surveyer
    Practice measuring area and perimeter
  • AAA Math Names of Polygons
    Practice identifying geometric shapes.

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    Math Resources -  Angles

  • Ambleside Primary Angle Activities
    Online protractor and exercises to understand angles
  • BBC ReviseWise Math for measurement, shapes, and angles
    Practice working with measurement, shapes, and angles
  • Triangle Types Based On Angles
    Identifying types of triangles by their angles.

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    Math Resources -  Symmetryred line

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    Math Resources - Graphing

  • National Center for Education Statistics Create a Graph
    Create bar, line, area, pie, and x/y coordinate graphs
  • Graphit
    Students compare the relationship between graphical and algebraic representations of functions using this tool
  • Maze Game
    Direct your robot through a mine field on this coordinate graph to improve your graphing skills and save the robot
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Pie Graph
    Planning a birthday party with the NLVM pie graph planner will help you learn to use graphs, fractions, and percentages.
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Bar Graph
    Create a bar graph and note column percentages
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Box Plot/Histogram
    Learn to summarize your data with a graph using this tool

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    Math Resources -  Probability

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    Math Resources -  Problem Solving & Reasoningred line

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     Language Arts Resources - Spelling & Vocabularyred line

  • Internet4Classrooms 5th Grade Language Arts Skills Practice
    Links provided for multiple fifth grade language skills practice pages and activities

  • EDuPlace Language Arts Activities

  • Houghton-Mifflin Spelling and Vocabulary Practice
    Choose your grade level and practice your spelling and vocabulary skills

  • Revise Wise Spelling and Grammar
    This BBC site provides practice and instruction to improve your spelling and grammar

  • Spellbound
    Practice spelling common words recommended by the British National Literacy Project
  • Word Central
    Play a variety of word games including word of the day
  • SuperKids Word Work
    Multiple vocabulary word work including SAT words
  • Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun
    Learn vocabulary by playing your choice of several games. SAT words are included in
    this series of games
  • Flashcard Maker
    Practice vocabulary words for any subject with the flashcard maker


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     Language Arts Resources - Word Analysis
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  • Synonym Toast on How many synonyms can you grab 
    before the toast burns?
  • Alien Word Mine on provides many games that allow you to practice 
    synonyms and antonyms at increasing levels of difficulty.
  • Exploring Onomatopoeia
    Students listen to sounds and brainstorm the best words to describe them
  • Word Central Online Dictionary and Vocabulary Practice
    Students will love this
    great online Kid’s Dictionary
  • Visual Thesaurus
    Use this great thesaurus that provides word definitions and easy links to new searches
    for the perfect word.

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     Language Arts Resources - Readingred line


  • Poetry4kids has a rhyming dictionary for budding poets
  • California Reading Lists
    This site allows you to search for State of California recommended book lists by student reading levels and interests
  • Eduplace's Online Books
    Read a variety of non-fiction books online to improve your literacy skills
  • Family Fun Site
    The Family Fun site provides excellent practice reading recipes,  following written directions, sequencing, and planning for parties or activities
  • Family Matters All About Reading Site
    This site provides a newsletter a month filled with ideas to support student reading at home
  • Ranger Rick and National Geographic World for Kids
    The Ranger Rick and National Geographic World websites provide excellent fiction and non-fiction reading for kids who love nature, geography, and science!
  • Candlelight Stories
    Candlelight stories provides a page of fiction and non-fiction stories for students to read online.
  • Scholastic's Book Central
    Rate books, read reviews, answer questions, share opinions on message boards, and more at Book Central.
  • Flip Book
    Students can use the Flip Book to type and illustratebooks up to ten pages long. The flip book can also be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.

  • Scholastic's Flashlight Reader Club
    Join the Flashlight Reader Club (for kids who like to read under the covers at night.) Each featured book has information from the author, activities to increase comprehension, and opportunities to share ideas and opinions with peers around the world.
    Students can read their favorite books and then login to BookAdventure to take quizzes on what they’ve read. This site has resources for parents, teachers, and kids!
  • The BBC Revise Wise English Reading Site helps students improve their deductive reasoning skills in reading, poetry, and non-fiction works.
  • Compare Contrast Guide
    This online Compare/Contrast guide helps students learn to use this skill effectively to explain and evaluate concepts
  • Graphic Map
    Use this online graphic map tool to map the significance of of events in a story
  • Mystery Cube
    Use this tool to analyze, sort, and summarize while reading a mystery story
  • Inference Battleship on Quia
    Students can practice their inference skills by playing this game on Quia
  • The University of Victoria Reading Exercises
    On this site students read stories, answer comprehension questions, and choose summary sentences
  • Form a Dear America Book Club
    Start a book club with your friends and their parents to read and respond to books from the Dear America Series together
  • Harcourt School's Test Tutor
    Students can practice identifying the literary elements of a story through this online quiz.
  • Story Mapping Tool
    This tool allows you to create a character, setting, conflict, or resolution map for a story you've read
  • Diagram the Plot of a short story or novel with this great online tool
  • Character Trading Cards
    Create character trading cards for all the characters in the book you're reading...or perhaps for the book you're writing!

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     Language Arts Resources - Writingred line

  • Writer's Toolkit from Channel 4
    Channel 4 provides students with a great online writer's toolkit
  • ABC's of the Writing Process
    Students can click on each of the stages of the writing process for instruction and ideas
  • 6 Traits Writing
    Students can see descriptions, rubrics, and examples of each of the Six Traits of writing
  • BBC Revise Wise Writing Site
    Learn the art of writing stories, letters, and non-fiction essays following the stages of the writing process
  • Paragraph Writing
    Learn to write the perfect paragraph
  • News Writing with Scholastic Editors
    Students learn to write news stories with the experts!
  • Biography Writing with the Online BioCube:
    Students print a guide sheet, complete research, and then type their findings online. The result is a printable "BioCube" of the person's life.
  • Biography Writer's Workshop
    Learn to write biographical stories from famous authors Patricia and Fredrick McKissack!
  • Descriptive Writing with Virginia Hamilton (Personal Narrative)
    Famous author, Virginia Hamilton gives lessons in descriptive writing.
  • Writing Book Reviews with Rodman Philbrick
    Rodman Philbrick gives students great lessons in writing powerful book reviews!
  • Persuade Star is a free online tool to help students write an online persuasive essay.
  • Persuasion Map
    This online tool will guide you as you map out your persuasive essay or debate
  • KidsCom
    Students can write, submit stories, and evaluate other students’ stories at KidsCom.
  • Book Hooks
    Publish illustrated book reviews online

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     Language Arts Resources - Grammar & Punctuationred line

  • Grammar Blast
    Eduplace provides these grade level quizzes to help you test your grammar and punctuation skills
  • Grammar Gorillas
    Here is a fun online quiz to practice grammar skills
  • Revise Wise Spelling and Grammar
    This BBC site provides practice and instruction to improve your spelling and grammar skills.
  • Clean Up Your Grammar
    In this Maggie's Earth Adventure you need to clean up the grammar on a local beach to win the game. (Spanish version too)
  • Edit the Copy
    Help Dan edit his news report by correcting the grammar and punctuation
  • StuFun.Com
    Practice all your grammar skills at the StuFun Site
  • I Know That: Supernova Sentence Puzzles
    Practice your use of nouns, verbs, adverbs and other parts of speech.
  • I Know That Language Arts Skills Practice Pages
    Choose an activity to practice your grammar or punctuation skills.
  • Quia Types of Sentences Game
    Practice identifying types of sentences and their ending punctuation. (interrogative, declarative, exclamatory, and  imperative)
  • Harcourt School Sentence Practice
    Practice identifying complete, simple, and compound sentences.
  • I Know That: Punctuation Paintball
    Practice your punctuation skills with this fun paintball game
  • I Know That Language Arts Skills Practice Pages
    Choose an activity to practice your grammar or punctuation skills.

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    Typing & Keyboarding Tutorred line

                Typer Shark—game format

                Basic online version is free

                Download the full version for 60 minutes of free play, purchase for $19.95 


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    Miscellaneous Sites