Literacy Resources

Summer Reading Programs At Central Iowa Libraries – Reading is an activity students can participate in all year long! Library reading programs can help participants create goals and build communities. Check out your local library for their summer reading opportunities.

FREE Audible Access for Students –  Free audiobook streaming access to students.

Three Ways to Prevent Summer Slide (Scholastic) – Research indicates that elementary students can lose almost 20% of their school year gains in reading over the summer. “Summer Slide” is real for many of our Power Read students as the resources slow to a trickle during June, July, and August, especially for our disadvantaged students. Scholastic shares tips and ideas to help prevent the summer slide.

Empowering Educators: A Guidebook on Race & Racism (First Book) – A Guidebook from First Book on how educators can educate and empower their students when it comes issues on race and racism.

The Benefits of Reading for Fun – An article from Edutopia which discusses research into the academic impact when students are voracious, voluntary readers.

K-2 Literacy Resources

Scholastic Learn at Home: Grades 1-2
Scholastic Learn From Home provides active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for students.

Unite for Literacy
Free access to over 400 books. Titles that celebrate languages, cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading. More than 30 languages; includes Special Education and ELL.

Heartland AEA Online Resources
BookFlix, Discovery Education Science, Learn360, PebbleGo ,ScienceFlix, TrueFlix are among some of the resources available.

3-5 Literacy Resources

Story Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Grades 3-5
Scholastic Learn From Home provides active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for students.

Heartland AEA Online Resources
BookFlix, Discovery Education Science, Learn360, PebbleGo, ScienceFlix, TrueFlix are among some of the resources available.