For Teachers

Forms For Local Educators

For more information on the forms below, or other services to Educators, please visit our School Outreach page or contact Kids World by phone.

Teacher Request

Use the Teacher Request Form when you would Kids World staff to find, prepare, and/or drop off materials at your school for use in your classroom.

Project Heads Up

Use the Project Heads Up Form to let us know what projects you are assigning, so we can try to make sure we have the materials your students will need.

Media Literacy and Research Projects

The Believability Checklist is a pdf document, which presents guidelines for students to evaluate sources for a research project using the concept  of a traffic light. "Yellow" represents areas where one should be cautious, or to slow down and look again carefully. If a source scored in the "yellow zone" in multiple areas, the student should think of the light turning red; full stop and are encouraged to look for a different source to use.

The Believability Test is a interactive word document, which not only guides the student in assessing a source but also has a place for the student to pull out specific information, text, or data from the source they would like to use. It is recommended that the student use one form per source. Because of its interactive coding, this document requires Microsoft Word to work correctly. If you do not have access to Microsoft Word, we would encourage the use of the "Believability Checklist" instead.

Great Materials

DVD Collection

Kids World has a collection of nonfiction DVDs that covers a wide range of subjects including: phonics, science, math, history. We have episodes from favorite tv series including Bill Nye the Science Guy and Liberty Kids. We also have a biography collection. Nonfiction videos can help reinforce concepts and facts in your class's textbooks.

The Kids World fiction DVD collection includes many movies based on children's books. Perfect for viewing in order to  augment your classroom reading or for a special treat.

Audio Collection

Audio books are a great way to help struggling readers find enjoyment in books. The books on CD are perfect for sharing out loud to a group, while the playaways are great for an individual student.

The Music CD collection includes many nursery rhymes and traditional songs that can help promote phonemic awareness, an important part of pre-literacy skill set.

Great Sites

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Includes some free resouces and lessons plans. Worksheet generator can create word searches, wordshape sheets, cross word puzzles, and handwritig sheets.

ALSC: Great Websites for Kids

Sponsered by the Association for Library Services to Children, the website includes various sites in different subject headings appropriate for kids from Prek to age 14. New sites are added three times a year, and old broken links are removed.

ALSC: Great Websites for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

Sponsered by the Association for Library Services to Children, the website includes links and descriptions for recommended websites.

Discovery Education

Has a few free lesson plans and online resources. The Puzzlemaker offers a free oppertunity to make and print a variety of puzzles including: mazes, cryptograms and cross words. Also has extensive list of additional online resources.

NAEYC

National Association for the Education of Young Children publishes their current issue of TYC: Teaching Young Children online.

Resources for School Librarians

Maintained by Linda Bertalnd, website compiles research and statistics related to School Libraries. Also includes lesson plans.

neoK12

Online educational videos and lesson plans