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10 Great Free Websites for Elementary School

On the hunt for free websites you can use in your elementary classroom? There's a ton out there, especially for helping kids learn and practice literacy and math skills. Out of the hundreds of K-5 websites we've rated, these are some of our favorites. We've selected these websites for their ability to engage students and their pedagogical value as well as their utility in the classroom. Our hope is that these content-rich sites can be reliable go-to destinations for your kids all year long. Use them with students from pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade to help them pick up new skills and build solid foundations in math, science, and reading.

MathGames Visit Website: http://www.mathgames.com/
Fabulous free games, quiz questions address Common Core standards
Grades Pre-K-8
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
ReadWriteThink Visit Website: http://www.readwritethink.org/
Excellent free resource for all things reading and writing
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Lawrence Hall of Science: 24/7 Science Visit Website: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/
First-class site for science games and investigations
Grades K-5
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 3
ClassDojo Visit Website: http://www.classdojo.com/
Handy management and messaging tool helps recognize, reward students
Grades K-6
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
ArtsEdge Visit Website: https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx
Impressive cross-curricular resource helps put the A in STEAM
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
LearnZillion Visit Website: http://learnzillion.com/
Quality Common Core-aligned lessons with great modeling for teachers
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Scratch Visit Website: http://scratch.mit.edu/
Jump-start future programmers with adaptive sandbox tool
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Storybird Visit Website: http://www.storybird.com
Social storytelling fun; artwork inspires, but limits creative freedom
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
MetKids Visit Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/metkids/
Whimsical, kid-friendly intro to the wide world of art
Grades 1-6
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4