Virtual Learning – Language Arts

To better support social distancing measures intended to curb the spread of COVID-19, we will be pausing our regular programming to focus on free e-learning resources for children of all ages and abilities. We’ll be adding to the list daily, so check back often. Please share it on social media or with anyone you think might find it useful.

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Brightly Storytime WatchPreschoolLanguage ArtsVideoA 5–10 min. picture book read aloud. New videos Monday - Friday.
Josh Gad's Bedtime Story WatchPreschoolLanguage ArtsLive Event, VideoActor Josh Gad (voice of Olaf in Frozen) reads a bedtime story on Instagram Live. Weeknights sometime from 6-9 PM.
Stay at Home Story Time WatchPreschoolLanguage ArtsLive Event, VideoPicture book read aloud by author Oliver Jeffers on Instagram Live. Monday - Friday at 2 PM ET, uploaded to YouTube after.
Into the BookEngageElementaryLanguage ArtsGameA reading comprehension resource for elementary students that focuses on eight research based strategies.
Mac Barnett Story Time WatchElementaryLanguage ArtsLive Event, VideoAuthor/illustrator Mac Barnett reads one of his picture books on Instagram Live. Weekdays at 3 PM ET.
Neil Gaiman & Friends Read Coraline and The Graveyard Book WatchElementaryLanguage ArtsVideoWatch author Neil Gaiman and friends, including Lemony Snicket and R.L. Stine, read two creepy, classic novels. Good for school aged kids who love spooky stories.
Peter Reynolds H. Storytime WatchElementaryLanguage ArtsLive Event, VideoAuthor Peter H. Reynolds reads one of his picture books on Facebook Live. Weekdays at 12 PM ET.
Rebel Girls at Home Engage, Listen, PrintElementaryLanguage ArtsActivityPodcastOver 90 journaling activities, writing prompts, and podcasts for young girls. Registration required.
Seussville Engage, Watch, PrintElementaryLanguage ArtsActivity, GameVideoLearn about Dr Seuss and all of his friends through activities, games and videos.
Story Pirates University Engage, WatchElementaryLanguage ArtsActivityVideoVideo lessons on writing from the Story Pirates podcast team.
Storyline Online WatchElementaryLanguage ArtsVideoWhere the world's best storytellers inspire a love of reading.
Alienated with Jeff Norton WatchMiddle / High SchoolLanguage ArtsVideoAuthor Jeff Norton reads a chapter of his new YA novel Alienated. New videos weekdays at 3 PM ET.
I Read YA Friday Reads WatchMiddle / High SchoolLanguage ArtsLive Event, VideoPopular young adult authors like Nic Stone and Sharon Cameron read a chapter from their novels on Instagram Live every Friday.
Simon Kids Snack & Read Live WatchMiddle / High SchoolLanguage ArtsLive Event, VideoA 30-min. read-aloud from popular middle-grade authors like Emily Calendrelli and Aaron Reynolds. Tuesday - Thursday at 2 PM ET.
90 Second Newbury Engage, WatchAll AgesLanguage ArtsActivityVideoShort films based on Newbery-winning books. Kids of all ages can create and upload their own videos or explore an archive of hundreds of 90-Second Newbery videos!
Audible Audio Books ListenAll AgesLanguage ArtsAudiobookStream an incredible collection of stories for children, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet.
Bookshare ReadAll AgesLanguage ArtsBookshare provides nearly 10,000 free ebooks in specialized formats for students with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers.
Goodnight with Dolly WatchAll AgesLanguage ArtsVideoDolly Parton reads Imagination Library books during “Goodnight with Dolly,” a weekly storytime series for children and families.
How to say Hello in 50 Languages WatchAll AgesLanguage ArtsVideoIn this video, learn how to say hello in 50 different languages
LeVar Burton's Storytime WatchAll AgesLanguage ArtsLive Event, VideoReading Rainbow's LeVar Burton reads stories for the whole family on Twitter Live. Children Monday @9 AM, young adults Wednesday @12 PM, and adults Friday @6PM (all times PT).
LibriVox Audio Books ListenAll AgesLanguage ArtsAudiobookOver 13,000 free public domain audio books in every genre, including works in 40 different languages.
Project Gutenberg ReadAll AgesLanguage ArtsA library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Download in ePub, Kindle, or PDF format, or read online--no special apps needed!
Story Time from Space WatchAll AgesLanguage ArtsVideoWatch and listen to a real astronaut read a book from the international space station.
#OperationStorytime WatchPreschoolLanguage ArtsVideoAuthors, celebrities, and educators read children's books on Twitter. Posted @romper.

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