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Online Instructional Resources - Literacy/ELA Resources

*Please note this list is not exhaustive - it is a small compilation of suggestions as to where to access supplemental literacy materials 

Grade Level(s) 




PK-1 The online materials portal from Flyleaf Publishing supplies high quality decodable books. These resources are for students who are just learning to read. The site offers decodable books to read and then also provides extension activities. There is an option for teachers to use these books in combination with lessons Flyleaf Publishing Free at this time
K-3 English Learners (ELs) e-Books in several languages Children's Online Books Free
K-3 Amira Learning, powered by AI, offers a reliable classroom assistant that works side-by-side with K-3 teachers and students to assess oral reading fluency (ORF), screen for dyslexia risk, and provide reading practice. Amira Free through July 1, 2020
K-5 Okapi Educational Publishing's commitment to quality and to the literacy and languge success of all students goes beyond print with various free distance learning resources available. Users can register for free access to a collection of over 200 digital readings of books in both English and Spanish, with lesson plans and instructional support. For each selected text, an adult reads the text aloud in English or Spanish, posing questions and comments to stimulate a young reader's thinking and interaction with the visuals and print. Each reading includes a downloadable guide for extending the learning with follow-up activities. Okapi Educational Publishing ( Free with option to purchase more materials.
K-5 StorylineOnline enables users to select books to be read to them on screen (users may have to switch the player to YouTube, etc. From the dropdown list).  Site also includes Teachers Guides with online CCSS aligned activities  Storyline Online Free 



Raz-Kids offers 400+ eBooks and open-book quizzes, with new books added every month, even in Spanish!  Corresponding eQuizzes test comprehension.  A winner of numerous awards, including CODiE and EDDIE Awards and a Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom 

 Free trial, available on devices and desktop computers 

K-6 has a new program called #OneBookConnects, bringing people together with the opportunity to read the same book and participate in supplemental activities (games, contests, prizes, etc.) over social media. Each month brings a new book title and activities, and there are two options for participation: Option #1 is aimed toward schools purchasing a program with books, and access to full reading and social media packets for supplemental material. Option #2 is aimed toward individual families, and is a free, scaled-down version of the program offered via a Facebook group. Families and schools may select which titles they want to use each month. #OneBookConnects

School Subscription - subscription fee


Individual Families - Free


 ABC-ya! Has resources available to align with CCSS in literacy and is useable on desktops, devices, etc. 



K-8 ELs Imagine Learning Language and Literacy resources for at-home learning Imagine Learning Free


BrainPOP aligns all topics to the standards that matter to you, including CCSS, NGSS and U.S. state standards.  Sign up as family/teacher/admin to begin - the site also offers an ELL version 




MobyMax is a standards-aligned K-8 learning platform for math, literacy, science, and social studies equipped with adaptive tests, test-prep lessons, interactive whiteboard activities, and motivational tools.  *Sign up as a home schoolteacher if working from home and without a teaching license 

Free for 90 days


National Center on Improving Literacy has resources for supporting your child's literacy at home 


K-12 The EPIC resource provides access to books of all genres and topics while including many popular titles. The books can be read to the student as they follow along, or they can read on their own. It also provides the opportunity to take comprehension quizzes after the book- but that is optional. This supports book access for all, especially for families who do not have physical books for their children at home.



Free until June 30, 2020
K-12 Newsela offers engaging content and standards-aligned instruction - readers can search for specific content - also includes comprehension/writing activities  Newsela Sign-Up   Free


Michigan E-Library will provide all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet; and provide an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system to allow Michigan residents to borrow books and other library materials for free from participating Michigan libraries.      



K-12 ELs 20 day-by-day projects. Texts have a read-aloud feature, adjustable reading levels, and vocabulary support. Scholastic Learn at Home Free
K-12 ELs Writing activities with an EL-specific diagnostic assessment Free
3-8 Waggle allows students to engage in adaptive literacy instruction and practice outside of the classroom. Teachers can gauge students' knowledge and growth with Waggle's real-time insights. Plus, embedded hints and encouragement foster growth mindset, which is especially important when students and teachers are unable to meet in person. Waggle Free through July 1, 2020
3-12 Writable provides access to scaffolded, skill-based practice across genres with over 600 customizable assignments and the ability to create your own. Robust feedback tools support the revision process and make it easier to guide students during periods of virtual instruction. Plus, detailed reports help teachers track progress from anywhere. Writable also helps schools and districts tie assignments to Google Classroom or LMS and monitor growth across grade-level or district-wide teams. Writable Free through July 1, 2020