- Alphabet chart – beginning reader
- Sound spelling chart – beginning reader
- Things good readers do – beginning reader
- What can I say when…. bookmark
- Reading Comprehension Questions for Any Book
- Climb the Hurdle of Hard Words bookmark
- Reading Reference Helper – Upper elementary & Middle School
- How to help a child become a better reader – questions to ask a child when reading with them
- High frequency words K-4th grade
- High frequency words, often also called sight words (or no-excuse words), are commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.
- Parent Ed videos from San Carlos School District for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade
- Slide presentation Shannon Logie, The Early Reader K-2, – Strategies on how to work with the early reader
- Slide presentation Kim Norgaard, Upper elementary students – Strategies on how to work with upper elementary students
- Khan Academy: English Language Arts material for grades 2-8 – Many instructional videos on Language Arts subjects
- education.com – print up to 10 feee worksheets per month
- ixl.com – comprehensive k-12 curriculum, some students have their own accounts
- K5learning.com – many free worksheets to use with your student
- khanacademy.org – Khan Academy – their mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
- Start tutoring with Khan Academy
- News sites for kids:
- pinterest.com – for example search for ‘math games for 1st grade”
- pta.org/home/family-resources/Parents-Guides-to-Student-Success – created for grades K-8 and high school English, language arts/literacy and mathematics, the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
- quizlet.com – flash cards on all topics
- readworks.org – FREE content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade
Free online reading resources:
Hoopla app – Hoopladigital.com
You access Hoopla online or on the Hoopla app on your phone. You do need a library card to access it. (See below for applying for a card if you don’t have one) What is great about this option is that all the books that are listed are available right away. No holds, no waiting. You can also borrow audiobooks, music and movies all in the same place. When you go to sign up, choose “San Mateo County Libraries” as your library system and enter your library card and PIN. Once you are signed up you can access the app directly. You get 20 borrows a month for free!
Libby app – Libbyapp.com
This is an online borrowing app from Overdrive. This is a way you can check out e-books and audiobooks from our local San Carlos Library. You can find it in the app store on your device/phone or you can access it from your laptop. You will sign up one time with your library card and then you will get free access from then on.
Need to get a Library card? – https://smcl.org/card-services/get-a-card/
You can apply for a library card even while you’re stuck at home. The Access Services team emails the applicant his/her library card number and pin within 1 full business day. Physical cards will be mailed out later on as we’re allowed back into the libraries.