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In an effort to support our local councils, teachers, parents/caregivers, and students we collected a list of resources from our members.  We hope the recommended external sites will provide some guidance for the continuity of distance learning.  Thank you to all of the educators and the parents/caregivers who work to provide instruction remotely.  


Resource Description

Book Source (blog)

This blog provides a comprehensive list of resources, divided into elementary, middle grades, high school, and every grade.


C3 Teachers is offering direct access to 375 inquiries that you can use to sustain your students’ learning.

Colorín Colorado

A helpful bilingual resource for families and educators of English Language Learners

Common Sense Media

Best for Learning: Our Recommendations for Families


Awesome digital library for elementary grades.

International Literacy Association

Reading On: Free Resources for Virtual Learning

K-12 Online Learning Collective

This group, curated by NYS Reading Association Members, is 2,500 members strong--and growing, too. It, like the group above, provides a wealth of resources, just for K-12 instruction. Similarly, this is a public group, so the same accessibility noted above applies to this group as well.

Keeping Kids Safe Online

As more and more school districts are turning to online resources for their students to keep everyone safe and socially distanced, it's important for kids to be safe while being online now more than ever. With that in mind, we've created an updated guide on ways to keep kids safe while using the internet, including: Each state's internet safety laws; Tips for keeping kids safe online - both at school and at home. Conversation starters for addressing online safety with your child

Khan Academy, TEDed

Interactive lessons and informative lectures

KQED Early Learning

KQED offers a host of PBS children's programming and early education resources. Tune into PBS KIDS on KQED for quality children's programming parents love too.

List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions-Option 1

Growing database of resources for educators and families and caregivers

List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions-Option 2

This is a list of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings. Virtual schooling options by either partnering with your local school or homeschooling

Mystery Science

Free hands-on Science curriculum for K-5. Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. The hook, visuals, and activity have all been prepared for you. This specific link includes activities that are easy to do at home, no login required.

New York State Education Department

The New York State Education Department provides a list of helpful resources to support the continuity of learning online. The resources listed here are provided as options and examples only, in an attempt to provide helpful information. NYSED does not require, recommend, endorse, or advise on any specific program or product. All instructional decisions are made at the local level.

New York State Museum Recorded Virtual Field Trips 
News Media Literacy/Newspaper In Education Resources   The New York Newspapers Foundation's website has a library of News Media Literacy and Newspaper in Education resources.  New content is added throughout the year.
NYC DOE Learn At Home 

The New York City DOE offers Early Childhood Family Resources for learning at home.

Online Learning Collective

This group of educators focuses on online learning at the collegiate level. It is 20,000 members strong--and growing. This is a public group. Therefore, you do not need Facebook to view the posts and comments.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Teacher's Lounge

PBS Kids for Parents

A site for NY educators and parents with videos and resources for all subject areas PK-12. Includes links to standards and allows teachers to set up classrooms or link to Google classroom.

Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES

18 resources for the love of reading: categorized under independent reading, shared reading, interactive read alouds, and phonics

Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES/ SSELA

PNW BOCES has adapted some of their Social Studies/ELA embedded lessons onto grade band units that can be taught remotely. Each grade level contains complete lessons for teachers, handouts for students, informational texts, technology links, and a C3 inquiry. 

Reading A-Z

A site with different level readers. The reading levels range from K-5+. Right now it is a free resource and teachers can assign students different books to read or listen to. There are questions and activities that go along with each book. There are even high interest/low level graphic novels for older students who may be a struggling reader.

Reading Plus

Reading Plus is an adaptive literacy solution for grades 3-12 that helps students build fluency and efficiency, strengthen comprehension skills, expand vocabulary, and increase motivation for reading. To support differentiation during remote instruction, we are offering free sets of resources for educators and parents. Our printable skill-building packages help develop reading comprehension in essential comprehension skills. Contact us if interested in full portal access.

Reading and writing content across the curriculum.

Remote Learning Suggestions from Fountas and Pinnell

Fountas and Pinnell provide guidance and a list of suggestions for engaging students, in particular readers who receive intervention services, in literacy opportunities at home.


Learn Spanish Elementary aged students


Scholastic has provided resources for educators to use when teaching at home, divided by grade level bands.

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online, streams videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Betty White and many more.

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

Videos and resources to virtually support the continuation of reading, writing, and phonics units of study

The Liv Bits

A list of weekly, interactive read alouds

True Flix

Offering hundreds of units to supplement social studies and science core curricula learning, TrueFlix® is a highly-engaging multimedia resource that can be used in the library, the classroom, on mobile devices, or at home.

UFLI Virtual Teaching

University of Florida Literacy Institute (UFLI) have developed this site to assist teachers as they explore new ways to teach foundational reading skills using technology.  This site has tools for reading instruction and intervention with children in the elementary grades.

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy is a digital library for preschool and primary learners that provides free e-books.

University at Albany, State University of New York

The University at Albany has compiled a wealth of resources entitled Remote Education Resource center. Includes: How to I start; Weekly connections with teachers; Tools & resources by grade or subject area.


Free yearlong subscription to books - they are read alouds with activities

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