Learning A-Z is a spectacular, multifunctional cross-curricular language learning tool that is intended for use in Elementary classrooms. Each part is available for a 14 day trial period that I took advantage of for some – they all have different price points depending on your needs. I purchased Raz-Kids myself for my class because my school couldn’t pay. It was definitely worth the money. The best part about Learning A-Z is that it’s current, and constantly being updated. There are new and relevant books and lessons that come out that are applicable – like pluto changing it’s status and new presidential elections.
Reading A-Z is a magnificently large database of levelled, applicable, printable books that comes with integrated lesson plans for a variety of different uses. It’s robust library boasts developmentally appropriate printable pdf material in an easy-to-access and easy-to-use format. It has more than 1,500 fiction and non-fiction books across a wide range of levels – 29 to be exact.
Raz-Kids is an amazing database of levelled books in an easy-to-navigate online platform. It’s ideal for independent learning and differentiated education.
Headsprout is for very young learners with a focus on phonics and early literacy. It then moves on to comprehension and other valuable, targeted reading skills. I haven’t tried this resource but it looks like an amazing tool for kindergarten and grade one.
Science A-Z is great – I used the trial version for a while in my class a few years ago. It had many very applicable lessons that used cross-curricular tools to make teaching science in an already packed schedule easier. It is very american curriculum based but some topics overlap with others, of course. I thought that the resources needed to be more plentiful – but that was in 2013, I think they have beefed it up significantly since then. Try it out to see if it fits your needs! You get several free downloads for your choice of material.
Writing A-Z is a fully functional and completely differentiated resource for all writing styles whether it be persuasive 5 paragraph essay, biography or personal recount etc, all students can learn the same topic with a small one page. It’s so great. It has a comprehensive lesson plan with so many additions for each type of writing. I downloaded them all and love it!
This is a very large database of applicable words for elementary school. It has lesson plans for how to teach vocabulary well and customisable word lists based on word function or topic. I haven’t used it but it looks great if vocabulary is part of your teaching goals.
Ready Test A-Z
This is for American testing. I haven’t looked into it, but it’s fully integrated into several State curriculums as well as the common core curriculum.