Category: Grade level

Resources for parents and teachers

Zinn Education Project

Zinn is a free resource bank of history materials, lessons, and activities for students modeled on Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. Resources can be filtered by grade level, time period, resource type, and theme. Lessons include articles to read, questions for students, and handouts. Resources are heavily biased towards the upper …

Little Sponges

Little Sponges is an interactive, dual language curriculum for English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Russian. In every activity, there is a character speaking the non-English language and one speaking the English one. The program works both for English speakers wanting to learn an additional language and for non-English speakers wanting to learn English with …

Epic

Epic is a digital library for students with over 40,000 titles. As students read books, they earn badges and their reading progress is tracked. Students can also take quizzes on books and have some books read to them as the words are highlighted. Epic also has educational videos on books, authors, and other topics like …

Go Noodle

Looking for physical activities to do in the home? Go Noodle has movement, mindfulness, and yoga videos for students as well as downloadable resources and recommendations for offline activities. Resources are available in Spanish as well as English. They even have games for phones/devices that are designed to tired kids out and to leave them …

ReadTheory

ReadTheory is a free and interactive reading comprehension program. Students begin the program with a ten question pretest that determines their baseline reading level for the program. Then they are given leveled passages to read and answer multiple choice questions on. When they get the question right, they get a knowledge point. When they get …

New Kent Distance Learning

New Kent County Public Schools in Virginia has pulled together grade level packets for each grade level that can be printed and do not rely on internet access. There are pages and pages of grade-level activities that do not rely on wifi or access to devices– although parents would need to print them!

Go Open VA

Go Open VA is a searchable database of open source educational resources compiled by Virginia teachers. There are categories for each subject, standard, and grade level. The resources are geared at teachers– more specifically teachers with physical access to students– and it isn’t clear how many of the activities would translate to distance learning or …

Homer

HOMER is an early reading program that provides thousands of lessons, resources, and activities are available with a subscription that are based on the student’s individual learning needs. This program is intended for children ages 2-8, and can be used by schools, educators, and families. The subscription prices range from $3.70 per year or $7.75 …

Skybrary

This site has an interactive library full of different level texts and reading resources to build reading skills. In addition to hundreds of books to explore, there are fun videos adventures, and virtual field trips. There is also an app available for download for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android. It is not free to …

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a great resource for educators to create a classroom, communicate with their student and their families, and support a positive learning community within their physical or virtual learning environment. They advertise ClassDojo as “free for teachers, forever”, and that they provide translation for 30+ languages.

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