In an effort to help our Wayne County teachers in this unprecedented situation we are sharing a list of distance learning resources that are recommended by fellow educators. Some may fit into your curriculum. They may not follow state standards directly, but the content will be sound. Please keep in mind that this page will be updated regularly.
Elementary and Secondary Level Resources
- ELA lessons, listening comprehension quizzes, podcasts, and online discussion prompts are offered for students in grades 2-12; free of charge through May 2020.
- This site collects, shares and preserves people’s stories; it provides educators with lesson plans and resources.
Resources for All Levels
- Capstone Interactive
- Thousands of K-6 eBooks with audio, music and sound effects are available. Free of charge through May 2020; Login: continue / Password: reading
- Kate Messner’s Collection of Stories
- This collection of stories read-aloud by authors includes writing prompts/activities for elementary and secondary level readers.
- Khan Academy
- To support school closures, Khan Academy has daily (weekdays 9 am PST/12 EST) livestreams on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures. Daily schedules for students ages 4-18 are included to keep learning during school closures.
- Libby App
- Digital books and audio books can be accessed by anyone with a library card (in cities/states that use Overdrive).
- Mackin Books
- Free access to over 1,500 Mackin Classics in audio and digital format is provided from now until the end of the school year.
- PBS Learning Media
- Users can choose the literacy skill, grade level, and type of activity for these standards-aligned ELA resources for students in all grades, including Pre-K.
- Students can use this visual storytelling/communication tool free of charge for five weeks upon registration.
- The Five Demands to Make of Your ELA Content
- Created by Newsela, this list itemizes 5 things you should be demanding from your ELA content in order to give teachers and students the best chance for sustained literacy success.
- Free Online Support for AP Students Affected by School Closure
- College Board has created a playlist of videos for each AP course in an effort to help students prepare for the online testing in May.