Family/Student Resources

Literacy Resources

  • CHCCS - Public Libraries Easy Access Program - All students and staff can use their district student or staff ID number and a secured password allowing easy access to research databases, tutoring and test prep, downloadable books, audio books online.

    100+ Video Read Alouds - Some overlap with other sites, but all in one place for children to click and choose. Courtesy of Indianapolis Public Library

    Audible Stories Free access to story collections on audible in multiple languages.

    Authors Everywhere! - This is a Youtube Channel created and run by children's book writers and illustrators. On this channel, you'll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more. We hope that we can offer you some fun, some distraction, and a creative outlet for any feelings that might come up during this time.

    Draw Every Day with JJK - Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s daily drawing lesson.

    The Fable Cottage -  Bilingual Tales for Language Learners

    JK Rowling - JK Rowling is allowing an open license to teachers to read the Harry Potter series to kids!

    Mo Willems Daily Doodle  - 1pm Daily Doodle with author Mo Willems. Sponsored by the Kennedy Center.

    KidLit TV - Author read-alouds, podcasts, book-related crafts & activities

    Mouse Circus - Author Neil Gaiman's site for kids, with activities and videos of him reading The Graveyard Book and Coraline!

    #Operation ASL Storytime  - American Sign Language Storytimes Youtube Channel

    Pre-K learning resources from StoryPlace (English | Spanish)

    Read Brightly  - Lots of storytime options with read alouds of some new favorites.

    Read, Wonder and Learn - from author Kate Messner - Favorite Authors and Illustrators share resources for learning anywhere. You’ll find a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (shared with permission from publishers!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day.

    Reading Resources for Parents - Provides tips to encurage and nurture reading at home

    Spanish Playground - Spanish reading for kids, including links to stories online, downloadable stories, and printables.

    Storyline - Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

    Unite for Literacy - Mostly nonfiction ebooks for very young readers. Text displayed in English or Spanish, with read aloud option in 43 languages including Burmese and Karen.

    We Are Teachers - Storytime Video Series featuring children’s book authors  +  We are teachers - Big list of authors doing online read alouds and activities

    Operation Storytime


    Or follow #OperationStoryTime 

    Celebrities and authors reading books aloud!

    Daily Author Readings

    Dan Gutman

    Lauren Tarshis

    Grace Lin

    Peter H. Reynolds

Social Emotional Learning

Last Modified on March 23, 2020