ELA Resources


The Great Word Quest

An online reading experience for kids ages 6-8 years old created by PBS KIDS. Uses literacy-building activities from PBS KIDS programs such as WordGirl, Wild Kratts and more to help kids get excited to read!

Smithsonian's Symbols in a Story

Using an ancient myth and an interactive painting, learn about why symbols are used in a stories and how they can provide important details.

ReadWriteThink's Parent & Afterschool Resources

Find ways to introduce kids to reading and to encourage teens to write as well as age-appropriate book suggestions and rainy day activities. All materials and resources are created by experts to be fun, educational, and easy to use outside of school. ReadWriteThink's mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to high quality, free materials in reading and language arts.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. The website features reading news headlines, research-based articles, tips for parents and educators, video interviews with literacy experts and top children's book authors, a monthly e-newsletter, national and local resources, an online store, and much more.

Colorin Colorado

A bilingual web service provides information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking parents and educators of English language learners (ELLs).

Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.