Literacy & Reading
From RPBS, "The program provides K-3 learners, and their families and caregivers with direct-to-home remote literacy learning though “Colorado Classroom - Read With Me at Home” Accompanying lesson plans and student work packets will be posted on this website."
ABCya-Pre-K -6th grade. ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Activities are common core-aligned and are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun. Accessible for free on desktop and laptop computers.
Starfall-Pre-K-3rd grade. The Starfall Education Foundation created this website to provide children in grades PreK through 3 with multisensory interactive games that encourage exploration, play, and positive reinforcement.
Websites for (Educational) Independent Reading
Core Knowledge- Preschool-8th grade. Scripted lesson plans for an adult to complete with a child. All books and materials are available for download.
IXL-Pre-K -12th grade.Grade-level online lessons for PreK through 12th grade. Students, parents or educators select skills from within the categories of Reading Strategies, Writing Strategies, Vocabulary, Grammar and Mechanics.
No Red Ink-Grammar lessons and practice! Free student accounts available by clicking “I don’t have a class code.”
Scholastics-A free 20-day account that provides up to 3 hours of daily reading activities on a variety of topics.
Storyline Online-An online hub of free audio (with video) stories. This is a great way for young students to engage with text while at home.
TIME for Kids-Kindergarten-6th grade. Non-fiction articles are broken down by grade level (K - 5) covering a wide variety of topics. All articles are common core aligned and written in kid-friendly language.
TT Junior, Tween Tribune & Teen Tribune from Smithsonian- Kindergarten-12th grade. Non-fiction, current events articles organized by grade-level and adaptable to a handful of Lexile levels with a critical thinking question for each article.
Washington Post, Kids Post-The Washington Post for kids! This website includes articles, videos, and activities about news, science, books, and other relevant topics written with kids in mind.
Wit & Wisdom from Great Minds-Kindergarten-8th grade. Great Minds will share free, daily recorded lessons in Grades K–8 of Wit & Wisdom®, an English language arts curriculum. The lessons will be delivered by their teachers and will be viewable on any device.
- Loyal Books-Free Audiobooks for children.
- Highlights Kids
- Into the Book
- Stories on Audible (free)-Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
- Sidewalk Stories: The Lemonade Landing Mat