Free Online Resources for Reading
During our time at home, there are a lot of wonderful companies that are reaching out to teachers to offer free resources for reading and research online. Here is a list of some of the resources you might want to investigate:
Junior Library Guild
JLG offers free access to their digital online resources. These resources are available on any electronic platform, and there are resources for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Navigate to juniorlibraryguild.com to make use of this great offer. In addition to books, there are also virtual author visits and on-demand webcasts, among other things.
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NH Public Television
NHPTV has a list of resources that they update daily for parents and teachers. Log on to nhpbs.org to access some great activities for learning at home.
ABDO is offering free access to ebooks for elementary and secondary students. Students and parents can access their digital library by going to abdodigital.com. There is a wide assortment of fiction and nonfiction titles to use. Some of the books feature fun craft projects that you might want to try while you are at home.
Mo Willems Lunch Doodles:
If you child likes the Elephant and Piggie books or the Pigeon books by Mo Willems, you might want to check in at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tVfVvmJP7E&list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF. Mo Willems, the author of those books, has some lunchtime sessions where he teaches kids how to do simple and fun drawings.
Scholastic magazine offers some fabulous learn-at-home books and activities. Log on to www.scholastic.com/learnathome to access these fun, educational resources for 20 days.
Virtual Field Trips:
Do a Google search for virtual field trips, and you will find links to things like zoos, art museums, science museums and so much more to enrich your lives while you are staying at home.
This great site allows your children to listen to famous actors as they read storybooks line. Log on to https://www.storylineonline.net/ to access the site. Among those reading stories are Annette Bening, Allison Janney, and Chrissy Metz.