Once students have visually explored a word's semantic map by using the Visual Thesaurus, they can explore some other visual representations of a word by checking out these sites:
Merriam Webster's Visual Dictionary
Inspire students to keep up with their summer reading!
Barnes & Noble's Summer Reading Program
Borders' Kids Reading Challenge
National Endowment for the Humanities' Summertime Favorites
These sites can help your students decipher some common English idioms.
Funbrain: Paint by Idioms
UsingEnglish.com: Dictionary of English Idioms
The Idiom Connection
Provide young readers with a fun phonics workout by having them visit these web sites that teach phonics through fun games and activities:
BBC Schools TV
Transform your students' television time to vocabulary time by having them tune in to these PBS show sites developed to enrich their word knowledge.
These cool sites contain visual elements that can bring new life to your teaching of some American classics.
NPR's "In Character"
Language of the Land: Journey into Literary America
American Memory Project
Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events
These sites provide fun games and materials to help students review science and math terms.
Maggie's Earth Adventures
Science Vocabulary Hangman
APlusMath: Hidden Picture
NRICH Mathematics Enrichment