Resources for All

Learning in Place – Online Resources

The following list contains a few of the many resources that are free to teachers, parents, and students at all times.

Kindergarten-Grade Two

K-2

Communicate

Reading

Writing

Research

Digital Citizenship with Common Sense Media– Use digital citizenship lesson plans to address timely topics and prepare students to take ownership of their digital lives. Y Y Y Y
TedEd– TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Everything we do supports learning. N Y Y Y
Wide Open School– Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. Every day students can access free, high-quality learning activities across subjects, all in one place. N Y Y Y
Unite for Literacy–  Free digital access to picture books for early elementary grades, printed in English with narration available in 47 different languages N Y N N
National Center for Improving Literacy– information for families and KIDSZONE with at home reading activities Y Y Y N
Starfall– free interactive phonics resources Y Y N N
Kiddle Search Engine– student-friendly search engine for research N N N Y
Khan Academy– provides free online lessons in every subject Y Y Y Y
ReadWriteThink– Free interactive literacy activities Y Y Y Y
Storyline Online– Free stories read by celebrities! Y Y Y Y
Spelling City 1000 Fry Words– K-5th Grade Sight Words Y Y Y Y
Wonderopolis– student friendly website that promotes research and exploration through sparking student interest and inquiry N Y Y Y
Librivox– Free, public domain books read by volunteers from around the world that can be downloaded and listened to on any device N Y N N

Grades Three-Five

3-5

Communication

Reading

Writing

Research

Digital Citizenship with Common Sense Media– Use digital citizenship lesson plans to address timely topics and prepare students to take ownership of their digital lives. Y Y Y Y
TedEd– TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Everything we do supports learning. N Y Y Y
Wide Open School– Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. Every day students can access free, high-quality learning activities across subjects, all in one place. N Y Y Y
Unite for Literacy–  Free digital access to picture books for early elementary grades, printed in English with narration available in 47 different languages N Y N N
National Center for Improving Literacy– information for families and KIDSZONE with at home reading activities Y Y Y N
Starfall– free interactive phonics resources Y Y N N
CommonLit– Free collection of fiction and non-fiction texts, leveled and arranged by theme N Y Y Y
Kiddle Search Engine– student-friendly search engine for research N N N Y
Khan Academy– provides free online lessons in every subject Y Y Y Y
ReadWriteThink– Free interactive literacy activities Y Y Y Y
Wonderopolis– student friendly website that promotes research and exploration through sparking student interest and inquiry N Y Y Y
LibriVox– Free, public domain books read by volunteers from around the world that can be downloaded and listened to on any device N Y N N
Couch Academy– VDOE curated resources from Virginia Museums N Y N Y

Learning in Place – Suggested Offline Activities to Engage Students

The following list contains just a few of the many resources that are available free to teachers, parents, and students.

Kindergarten – Grade 2

  • Take a walk and look for things that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
  • Choose a favorite story and perform it as a play for someone in your house.
  • Syllable counting: Clap the syllables for everyone’s name in your family. Count the number of syllables. Play “I spy” with things around the room by using the number of syllables as the clue (e.g. I spy something with 3 syllables)
  • Read! Read! Read!

Grades 3-5

  • Dinner conversations: Talk with students about what they are reading during dinnertime. Ask questions such as; What is the book about? Who is the main character? Where is the book set? How do you know? What have you found interesting so far?
  • Pick a favorite character from a story you are reading or have read. Create a collage about that character. It can be from pictures and words cut from a magazine or a scrapbook page that might be added to a scrapbook about the character.
  • Listen to or read a news segment or news article. Make a T chart and keep a running list of facts and opinions. Another variation of this would be to write an article for the news and be sure to include both facts and opinions. Read it to someone and see if they can find them.
  • Read! Read! Read!

Learning in Place – eMediaVA

Resources for K-5

Grades Kindergarten-Two

Grades Three-Five