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Teaching Resources

  • Dyad Reading at Home
    Boosting Your Student’s Reading Level at Home by Dyad Reading. Resources in both English and Spanish.

  • Heggerty at Home
    This website includes valuable resources for parents and educators to engage in e-learning over the next few weeks. If you click on the purple box at the top, a brief 5-minute video will describe phonemic awareness, what it is, and why it’s important. This site hosts daily lessons that include 8 phonemic awareness skills. Once you return to the homepage from the video, click on resources on the top. There you will see the e-lessons provided.
  • Random House Children's Books - Resources for Educators, Librarians, and Parents
    If you are putting together plans for teaching remotely and are looking for resources, visit the this site for discussion guides, activities, and more available for FREE to download.
  • CommonLit
    A nonprofit literacy organization serving over 75,000 schools and millions of teachers and students with free digital and printable PDF reading and writing lessons. 
  • Smekens Education Free Literacy Lessons
    Developed in response to school closures caused by COVID-19, this growing collection of K-12 reading and writing lessons allows teachers to share videos directly with students.
  • “Grab and Go” ELA Curriculum Packs, for Grades PreK-8, in English and in Spanish
    For our students without Internet access, or as a supplement to virtual/at home learning, American Reading Company have developed affordable Grab and Go packs to help bridge the digital divide by providing equitable access for all learners. These sanitized, shrink-wrapped packs are easy for schools to distribute and contain resources to ensure students with little or no internet access can continue their learning at home.
  • SchoolPace
    A Seamless System of Supports SchoolPace is one seamless system that provides digital delivery of tools and resources to accelerate reading growth.
  • Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
    Through his platform, “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story,” Reynolds, who regularly talks about his journey from reluctant reader to award-winning author, will redirect his focus as ambassador by listening and empowering students to share their own personal stories.


Read Materials

  • Authors Everywhere (YouTube Channel)
    Children’s authors present on writing, including engaging creative writing prompts for students.
  • The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities
    With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many favorite authors are offering online read alouds and activities on social media. 
  • Reading For All Learners Home Education And Send Home Digital Edition
    The Reading for All Learners I See Sam beginning reading books have been made available as a mobile books to download entirely free for the duration of the coronavirus impact. This series of books has strong evidence for helping beginning readers (K-2) learn to read
  • National Emergency Library
    A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while schools and libraries are closed. 
  • ARC Bookshelf
    Teachers, parents and students can download the free ARC Bookshelf app and use coupon code 20-EBOOKS for 20 free eBooks of their choice, in English and in Spanish. This offer does not expire, and the coupon-code can be used once per person. Ebundles, eBook collections, and paperback books are not eligible for this offer.
  • World Digital Library
    The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents on one site, in a variety of ways. Content includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films.
  • Time for Kids
    Digital Library Free for the rest of the year
  • RivetedLit:
    Has both free and purchasable current young adult and middle years lit
  • 25 Sources of Free Public Domain Books
    Check out this list of sites that offer free public domain books in electronic and audio format.
  • Reading in the Time of COVID-19: Free access to online reading
    Free reading options for all Pre K - 12 students. Sites include access for English learners as well as students with reading barriers. Opportunities are highlighted for online reading, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, apps to read content on smartphones/tablets, and read aloud stories for our youngest learners.
  • Reading Aloud: Fair Use Enables Translating Classroom Practices to Online Learning
    A guide to translating classroom practices and taking advantages of new technologies to improve teaching and learning, reach, and equity.