Grades 3 – 5

Teaching and Learning Resources for Families During COVID-19 Grades 3-5

Storytimes & Read-Alouds

Brightly Storytime-From Penguin Random House. Picture book read-alouds.

https://www.readbrightly.com/topics/brightly-storytime/

Reading is Fundamental Read-Aloud Videos-Over 200 animated read-alouds (Pre K-6th grade) from a trusted source that also features lesson plans, activities, and printables. 

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/search/field_support_type/video-935/type/support_material?query=read%20aloud&field_themes=All&type=All

Storyline Online-Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books.  Available 24 hours a day and also includes teachers’ guides with suggested activities.

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Activities to Do at Home

Brains On-A science podcast for families from American Public Radio.

https://www.brainson.org/

National Geographic-Games, videos & more on a wide range of topics. 

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Smithsonian Fun Stuff for Kids Online-Learning resources, i.e. activities, games, apps and animal live streams from the National Zoo.

https://www.si.edu/kids

Sketchpad-Make digital art online.  Can be used on a computer or tablet.

https://sketchpad.app/

NPR Kids & Families Podcasts-Wow in the World focuses on learning more about the world!

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/2036/kids-family

 

For Teaching

Reading Rockets-Resources, activities and reading tips focused on building reading skills and developing a love of reading. 

https://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents

Read, Write, ThinkFeatures printable activities, book recommendations, and interactive tools like a digital comic book creator.

http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/

Happy Numbers

https://happynumbers.com/-Math Instruction for K-4 students.  Free until the end of the school year.

Computer Programming

Software Programming and Coding Glossary for Kids – Get started with this list of coding and programming terms for kids. 

https://www.smartadvocate.com/News/Blog/software-programming-and-coding-glossary-for-kids 

Hour of Code-Coding tutorials for beginners and up. Make art or design a game using popular characters from Disney movies.

https://hourofcode.com/us/learn

Scratch-Scratch is a programming language for beginning coders 8 years and older. Use the website or download the free software. 

https://scratch.mit.edu/