Category: Grade level

Resources for parents and teachers

Amplify

Amplify has assembled a resource bank for students K-8 of free educational materials. Their site includes novel studies for elementary and middle school students, an adaptive reading program, read aloud lessons, and science lesson videos for elementary and middle school students.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Let’s Catch Kids Being Good, and Reinforce Their Positive Choices PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) programs address the need for increased interventions in the areas of social, emotional, and behavioral support. The ultimate goal is to recognize and reinforce positive and pro-social behaviors. For example, if a kid displays positive behaviors related to the skill …

Little Kids Rock Music Lessons

School Closure Music Resources for Teachers. The team at Little Kids Rock is committed to doing all we can do to help you, your kids and your communities to thrive and survive during this outbreak.  Learn to play your favorite instrument and songs. Write and record your own music, learn how to sing, listen to …

Sun West School Division

The Sun West School Division in Canada has an amazing array of free resources for teachers and parents on their website available for free and, mostly, without a log in. There are collections of wellness activities and resources for students during Covid-19, movement resources including at home workouts to do with kids, art applications and …

Lunch Doodles

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems is a daily doodle drawing activity and video from the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The videos are fun, the activity sheets are good, and there are lots of episodes to watch and draw along to.

Lalilo

Lalilo is an online phonics and comprehension program that is totally free for parents and teachers during the Covid-19 school closures. Parents and teachers can track students progress. Each phonics, word recognition, and comprehension lesson is adaptive so students are always being challenged but not being frustrated. The site says that it is best for …

ESL Library

ESL Library is a resource site for ESOL teachers with lessons, digital activities, online homework, and flashcards. The website costs $7 per teacher per month. Parents and caregivers can also sign up for the site. Lessons include tasks, audio sections, activities, vocabulary information and more. All resources are available in ESOL levels from Pre-Beginner and …

Boston Public Library Home Resources

Boston Public Libraries have put up a wide array of resources, mostly for preschool aged students.. These include virtual story times for young children, DIY story times with activities for young children, arts and crafts activities for all ages, and some links to local resources.

Read Naturally

Read Naturally is a researched-based resource for school, teachers, and families to improve reading achievement. Read Naturally approach to reading improvement is through teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Their strategy aims to improve fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. It also allows students to take responsibility for monitoring their own progress. There are a few …

National Science Teachers Association

The National Science Teachers Association has science ebooks and activities for all grades that are free during school closures. Each book features pop up questions, review activities. The texts are engaging, science aligned, and provide strong explanations of content. The only shortcoming is that the books are slow to load so there is a time …

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