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ELAR Resources for Elementary Teachers

  • by Kelly Harmon & Randi Anderson
  • March 17, 2020, 6:11 a.m.

Looking for texts for elementary-age readers?  Check out these free (or almost free) websites for engaging, content-rich texts.  There's no reason to read boring texts!

  1. Rich pictures with question prompts for quick writes.  https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-picture-promptArticles, related pictures,  videos, and questions http://wonderopolis.org/
  2. News for K-5 students from the Smithsonian  https://www.tweentribune.com/
  3. Engaging content, cross-curricular, standards-aligned reading resources https://newsela.com/
  4. Poet Ken Nesbitt's website includes poems and lessons.  https://www.poetry4kids.com/
  5. Texts for building background knowledge and practicing comprehension strategies.  https://www.readworks.org/
  6. Reading A-Z offers online texts for K-5 students on https://www.raz-kids.com/.
  7. EPIC-Free online library for K-12 teachers and students.  Parent accounts are not free.  www.getepic.com







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