Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are all parts of literacy. Whether you provide homework help as part of your afterschool program or you simply want fun ways to improve a student's reading, writing, speaking, or listening skills, we hope this collection of resources will be helpful for you.
WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS are RICHLY ILLUSTRATED, WORDLESS BOOKS with lines on the pages where young authors can write their original and creative stories. They have an afterschool and a summer curriculum. This program is not free but is worth checking out.
This site contains storytelling lessons and videos designed to get kids telling and writing creative stories. Night Zookeeper's goal is to inspire writing through competition and creativity.
This blog contains hundreds of activities designed to enrich what students are learning during the school day. It contains tons of games and activities that are perfect for afterschool.
Five choose your own adventure history games. These games place students in 5 different historical situations and allow the kids to choose their reactions to different events. Lots of reading, but kids hardly notice.
This resource contains hundreds of books for kids organized by topic. All educators and librarians in the United States can sign up for free and give their students free access. Students can access the books at school and at home.
First Book provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need. They have distributed over 135 million books and resources to programs serving children from low-income families.
This resources is free for all residents of Idaho. Through Libraries Linking Idaho you can access databases and resources, including NoveList K-8 Plus, College Preparation Center, and more.
This is the section of the Washington Post designed for kids. They include games, contests, puzzles, and fun activities related to current news. They also write articles written at elementary level.