English Language Arts
Storyline Online is a children's literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children. It includes a wide choice of quality picture books that are read-aloud by known actors.
Beloved author Mo Willems will be “spending time” with his readers every day for a few weeks to come. The episodes will be archived on youtube. We’ve provided the first 4.
“With millions of learners attempting to grow and educate themselves in new circumstances, I have decided to invite everyone into my studio once a day for the next few weeks.
Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons. We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making.”
Popular author Oliver Jeffers reads aloud one of his books daily and chats with his viewers.
This site contains a vast collection of all types of archived print and digital text. There are also many activities for students to do at home.
The National Film Board of Canada's award-winning online Screening Room, features over 3,000 productions. Films on this site can be streamed free of charge. The collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. Films are showcased that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more. There are films for all ages, in both French and English.
The Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, has compiled a large collection of cultural and educational resources and projects for secondary students and their parents to access from home. ÉducArt has created a venue for the exploration of a variety of social issues in a variety of disciplines. ÉducArt can be accessed free of charge.
Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. The poems have been chosen with high school students in mind.
CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students develop the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. The site contains over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12.
ReadWorks is here to support educators and families facing the unprecedented challenge of remote learning due to COVID-19. Please find remote learning resources for educators and families. As always, as part of our nonprofit mission, ReadWorks platform and materials are completely free. FREE content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.
Natural Reader is a free text to speech program that converts any written text into spoken words. Upload text and documents or convert to mp3 to listen to anywhere anytime.
Students enjoy editorial cartoons. Visual, engaging and often funny, they’re great learning tools. However, editorial cartoons can be challenging because they often require a lot of prior knowledge. These lessons provide strategies for using what students already know to analyze cartoons that may seem difficult to interpret. In addition, these lessons will expand students’ knowledge of social justice issues. Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach Social Justice is a series of 14 lessons. Each lesson focuses on a contemporary social justice issue. These lessons are multidisciplinary and geared toward secondary students.
This website provides articles on current events that can be filtered in various ways. The text in every article can be altered to various reading levels. In addition, there is a writing assignment and quiz provided for every article.
GUYS LISTEN promotes literacy by focusing on the art of listening. Allowing guys to “plug in” to experience great stories will motivate them to enjoy novels and literature they may have been unwilling to try out before. Audiobooks are an ideal medium for all boys, whether they are reluctant readers or voracious ones, Books are organized into 3 groups, Little Guys (ages 4-9), Guys in the Middle (ages 10-14) and Older Guys (ages 14 and up).
Lesson plans and lesson guides for K–12 grades and adult ESL learners.
Enhance students' understanding of artists, art history, materials, and techniques with interactive Web pages, online games, activities, and videos.