Literacy Resources

  • Check out these excellent resources for online read-alouds and literacy-based activities: 

     

     *Our school provides free access to subscription resources for families in the district. Click here to view the passwords (opens in a new window).

     

    • Sora : Audio books and eBooks from Overdrive (students use their own EWSD district username - contact cscrimgeour@ewsd.org for assistance if needed)

    • Bookflix : Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. (username: essexes / password: bookflix)

    • Tumblebooks : Animated, narrated story books and chapter books (username: essexes / password: books)

    • Librarian Bookends : Author Read-alouds - Listen to your favorite authors or celebrities read your favorite books! @lbookends

    • We Are Teachers : Read-Aloud Videos for the Classroom (or your home)

    • KidLitTV : Explore the world of children's literature with read-alouds and drawing activities.

    • Read, Wonder, and Learn! : Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere 

    • Storytime with Ryan and Craig : Tons of Read Alouds

    • Lunch Doodles with author Mo Willems! : Multiple episodes of doodling hosted by the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home

    • Former EES Visiting Author Matthew McElligott reads aloud a couple of his MATH picture books: The Lion's Share; and Bean Thirteen

    • International Children's Digital Library : a collection of books in many languages that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. 

    • Wide Open School - Reading and Writing suggestions : Curated for grades PreK-5