Hello, My name is Linda Zach and I am the secondary ELP teacher and AP Coordinator at Anamosa School District. I have been working in education for 18 years and have taught students from pre-school through high school. I earned my Masters of Arts in Teaching from Morningside College, Bachelors of Arts in History and Secondary Education from Northeastern Illinois University, my teaching endorsement in gifted education from Morningside College and my middle school endorsement from Upper Iowa University. I relocated to Iowa in 2007. I love history and like to travel. I like to take road trips and see the country; I have been to 40 states and 5 provinces in Canada.
Mystery Master Logic Puzzles
Let’s Play STRIMKO!
Logic Games on “Math Playground”
Riddles & Brainteasers
Maze & Labrynth Glossary
The Labyrinth Society
Library of Congress
Library of Poetry – Great poetry site and offers free, online poetry competitions.
Comic Creator – Free, user-friendly online comic creator program
This site has a variety of creative tool for generating your own comic. It’s free, too!
Create your own original comic strips here; you can even create your comics in different languages!
Write Rhymes – Need a rhyme? Writing lyric poetry? This is a great site to help you find the best word to fit your rhyme scheme.
Teen read – Check out the reviews of popular new books
Letters about Literature (LAL) – LAL is a national reading promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
Creative Communication Writing Contest Headquarters
Check out this site for free poetry and essay contests throughout the year. You can enter your writing easily on their website.
Story Jumper – Want to create a digital explanation of something you recently learned? Story Jumper allows you to create your own short digital storybook or use the format for creating an explanation of a topic you recently learned.
Snappy Words – This is a free, online visual dictionary! Very cool for resource to see how words relate to each other by denotation and connotation.
Resources for MLA Formatting (e.g. Work Cited, etc.)
American Library Association – Great booklists here with new, popular titles
Guys Read – Hey guys, here is a site for “guy books” recommended by other guys
Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa
National Association for Gifted Children
48 Essential Links for Parents of Gifted Children
Scholastic Parent: Your Gifted Child
Hoagies Gifted Education Page
SENG: Support the Emotional Needs of the Gifted