- “free online read-aloud websites, I have just the list for you! All of these sites are free and provide kids with the opportunity to hear stories being read aloud. It is so very important
- National Geographic. They have quite a few simple “Listen & Read” nonfiction stories that would be great for English Language Learners.
- Sign up for Open eBooks Educators, program leaders and librarians who work with in-need youth in libraries, schools, shelters, clinics, out-of-school time programs, military family programs
- “Listopia FREE Ebooks For Teens Any ebooks for teens that are free.”
- “Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. We carry high quality ebooks
- “list of 20 places to download free e-books for your use. “
- reading packs are free to download and print. The ReadWorks Summer Reading Packs are arranged by grade level. Within each grade level you will find ten articles that are accompanied by lexile score
Nothing to do?
Here are some project ideas. Pick one and get busy. Invite others to work with you.
- Save the Animals essay competition – Read about endangered animals. Come up with some ways to help keep them safe. Write about your ideas. Prepare for the 2018 competition that starts in Sept 2017.
- Stories – Creative writing, share stories. Illustrate stories
- Book reports, game reviews – Write a review to share.
- LEGO Challenges – Using LEGO blocks, build a model Mars habitat, a bridge to span a 6 inch gap, a robot to carry your backpack to school. Or come up with your own problem and solve it with LEGO. Here are 75 more ideas.
- abcya.com – games by grade level
- Hour of Code – Angry Bird, Frozen, MineCraft, Star Wars – make it happen
- Create a Game – Use the Scratch application to design and build a game.
- Spaghetti tower – 15 sticks of uncooked thin spaghetti and 30 mini-marshmallows, 18 minutes. Identify the problem and brainstorm, design, build, test, redesign and share solutions. Measure and record strength and amount of weight the structure will hold.
For bigger kids
- Plan an activity for everyone, Get all the supplies together. Make a sample or test the demonstration with a few kids. Tell everyone what they will be doing. Show what it looks like. Get everyone to Do it!