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Learning / Student Resources

Educational Links

Here is a selection of resources that students and families may find helpful. Please note that inclusion on this list is not an endorsement. Further, links sometimes change. As with all internet usage, please use care in visiting sites.


Typing Training:  Keyboarding lessons and practice for Hawthorn students in kindergarten through 8th grade. For assistance, please contact your child’s teacher.

Dance Mat Typing:  Introduction to typing for young children

http://www.freetypinggame.net:  Free typing games, lessons and tests

SuperKids:  Vocabulary word-of-the-day for grades 6th – 9th grade

Free Rice:  Answer vocabulary questions to earn rice for the hungry

Vocabulary Games:  Includes World Language support

Xtra Math:  A free web program for students, teachers and parents to help kids master basic math facts.

Counting Money

A+ Math:  Math games

Math Playground:  Variety of math-related activities

Science Kids: Games, projects, quizzes and information about a variety of basic science concepts
Biology 4 Kids:  Information about cells, microorganisms, plants, animal systems and more
Trivia Plaza/Science:  Online quizzes about elements and abbreviations
Cosmos 4 Kids:  Information about the solar system, galaxies and more

Place the State:  Place the state on the U.S. map

National Geographic GeoBee Quiz:  A daily geography bee challenge

Trivia Plaza: A variety of online geography quizzes. Site also includes quizzes on other subjects.

Kids.gov:  Information and activity site maintained by the U.S. General Services Administration.
Social Studies for Kids:  Facts, glossaries, games and more.
Constitution Study Guide:  Adult education study guide outlining the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Illinois Constitution and more.

Templates and examples of different ways to organize, study and present information.
EduPlace graphic organizers

Ed Helper graphic organizers

Education Oasis graphic Organizers

More K-5 Websites:  A terrific list of learning websites, which was provided as part of the October 19, 2010 Parent University.

Find a Book

Lexile Book Finder:  Parents can use this resource to identify books that will appropriately challenge your child’s skills and spark their interest. For students in grades 1 through 7, your Lexile score will appear on your MAP report, which will be included with your end-of-year report card. Parents can also complete a brief online survey to help identify reading options. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Find a Book” to begin your search. If you have questions, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

International Reading Association Recommendations:  Lists of books recommended by teachers as well as young readers themselves.

Typing Training (formerly Custom Typing)

Typing Training:  This online website provides keyboarding lessons and practice for Hawthorn students in kindergarten through 8th grade. For assistance, please contact your child’s teacher.

Hawthorn Student Assistance Program - Bully Form

Hawthorn Student Assistance Program:  Hawthorn’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides a comprehensive model for the delivery of K-8 prevention, intervention, and support services.  SAP is designed to reduce student risk factors, promote protective factors and increase asset development. This site includes resources to support parents and students, including the Report a Bully form, which allows students and parents to anonymously report situations.