CommonLit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction.
The site includes educational and challenging games; resources for kids, parents and teachers, including lesson plans, activity plans and TED Connections.
Kids have a lot of questions and wonder so many things! This site fosters a kid’s insatiable curiosity. Wonderopolis is a place "where the wonders of learning never cease". Built around a
new Wonder of the Day, this site delivers interesting and
educational content in the form of short videos and reading passages. With each Wonder, key vocabulary is identified. Every Wonder includes extension activities to explore to learn more.
Great parent resource and teacher resource.
PBS Learning Media
This website provides free standards aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans.
Educational materials and resources for teachers, parents and students. Interactive and printable resources for the classroom, professional development, and parent
Magic Tree House
Free activities related to the Magic Tree House books including a way to track reading progress.
Literacy resources for parents and teachers.
StoryLine Online links students and parents to videos of books being read by celebrities. It also includes activity guides free for extended enrichment with each book.
This website sends on an interactive adventure with live streaming from the National Aquarium.
At home aquatic activities include information reading guides and children’s activities such as Alphabet letters to color, STEM Activities and Word Search.
Story Time with NASA
Join in as NASA astronauts from the Space Station as they read great books and engage students with science videos and in space experiments.
Interactive activities have a box with additional ideas for reading.
Florida Center for Reading Research
Foundational reading activities and lesson plans for parents and teachers.
Scholastic Book Club
Fun activities for learning from home from authors and illustrators.
Mount Vernon Virtual Tour
Explore this virtual tour of Mount Vernon, and then read the non-fiction connections about George Washington. Opportunities for Discussion and Writing about Learning.
Austin Kleon is the master of this craft. It's a pretty simple task though; grab a newsletter and a marker. Start by boxing out the words you like, then blackout all the words you don't need.
Materials: Newspaper, markers
Teach at Home
Introducing teach@home from hand2mind! offering free daily lessons and activities for grades K-5, including videos, printable manipulatives and other resources for parents!
Webbing into Literacy
Webbing into Literacy offers the following materials for classroom instruction: A-Rhyme-A-Week, featuring materials and a week's worth of lesson plans to develop phonological awareness. A-Book-A-Week, featuring a work of children's literature, a week's worth of lessons and materials. Alphabets, changing by season to call children's attention to the sounds of letters.
NASA STEM LESSONS
Jet Propulsion Lab at NASA brings the wonder of science to students K-12. This website contains activities, demonstrations, labs, teachable moments, and writing assignments on subjects such as art, engineering, English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and technology. This interactive website gives subject and grade level for each classroom activity.
Schoolhouse Rock! Series includes: Multiplication Rock- Grammar Rock -Science Rock- America Rock- Money Rock – Earth Rock
History for Kids
This very interactive and fun website has articles for non-fiction reading, worksheets, and quizzes for checking comprehension.
National Science Teaching Association
Through NSTA, you'll find leading resources for excellence in teaching and learning and experience growth through robust professional development. Plus, you'll meet colleagues across all science disciplines, all grade bands and teaching stages, from the newest teacher to the veteran administrator, who share a passion for science education. Lesson Plans include opportunities for discussion and interaction with students. Resources include free NSTA e-books.
Reading is Fundamental Literacy Central
This website contains resources for parents, teachers, and students in the form of Daily Book Bites, lesson plans, puzzles, read aloud videos of books, reading passages, and author interviews.
Virtual Field Trips
This site includes virtual trips students can take right from home! Go on a road trip. (Thank you, Maddie, for the recommendation!)
Additional valuable resources can be found at the Tuscaloosa City Schools site.