Literacy Resources

  • Children's Book Authors Are Offering Free Online Videos While Kids Are Home From School

    Children’s book authors like Mo Willems (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!) and Dan Gutman (My Weird School: Class Pet Mess!) have opted to share videos centered on their work that are completely free of charge while kids are home.

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  • Scholastic Learn at Home

    The educational company has launched a "Learn at Home" website that has daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher. The courses provide approximately three hours of learning per day, including writing and research projects, virtual field trips, and geography challenges. The website is accessible on any device that has internet and no sign up is required. It will remain free and open indefinitely, Scholastic said.

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  • ReadWorks is Providing Free Reading Comprehension Resources

    Your As our schools close due to COVID-19, families may need to play a more active role in supporting education at home. ReadWorks is providing free content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.

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  • Overdrive

    Want access to thousands of ebooks and eAudiobooks? OverDrive is the ultimate pick. This cool digital library cooperates with almost 40,000 libraries and educational institutions from over 40 countries—libraries across the greater Birmingham included.

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  • BeeLine Reader

    BeeLine Reader is an online tool that improves the reading ability of students of all ages and skill levels. By displaying text using color gradients that wrap from the end of one line to the beginning of the next, BeeLine facilitates visual tracking and enables the reader to focus on other aspects of reading, such as decoding and comprehension. Email education@BeeLineReader.com for a free account!

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  • SimplyE

    Don’t have a library card? Awesome news. SimplyE is your go-to download. The app includes thousands of public domain ebooks, which means you’ll have access to ton of great reads, even without a library card.

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  • Classroom Cereal

    Classroom cereal is a fun and easy way to practice grammatical exercises daily. How does it work? Print out free short stories — find the errors which help students can build their proofreading skills and become aware of what it takes for clean and precise writing.

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