Free Online Learning
Engage your students with these fun educational resources for reading, writing, and grammar.
(Grades TK-1) National Geographic Young Explorer online interactive magazine for lower elementary students.
(Grades TK-2) PBS Kids includes engaging, interactive games to teach students how to read.
(Grades TK-2) This free site, for emergent readers, includes games for everything from ABCs to phonemes to reading.
(Grades TK-3) Free video read-alouds of popular picture books by well-known readers.
(Grades K-5) ABCya offers many simple but engaging games to practice various reading skills.
(Grades K-12) Like Newsela, TweenTribune offers articles at various reading levels; unlike Newsela, these articles are written by students and vetted by professional writers. (This site includes materials written in Spanish.)
(Grades 2-12) Newsela brings the news to your students at various Lexile reading levels. Assign quizzes and set reading lists for the ultimate in differentiated instruction!
(Grades 4-10) Similar to Newsela, Daily Read takes news content and adjusts the reading level of the article.
(Grades 6-12) Share thousands of free ELA, science, and social studies texts, as well as your own PDFs and Google Docs, with your students. Choose from thousands of Common Core-aligned questions, or create your own embedded questions and quizzes, to test student learning.
(Grades 7-12) Embed reading questions, quizzes, and multimedia into e-book or custom content. (Many free public domain titles are available.)
(Various Grade Levels) edSurge has compiled a list of resources that promote literacy and reading skills.
(Grades TK-12) All students can enjoy original stories written by students, and “follow” their favorite writers. Beginning and experienced writers can write their own stories and share them with an authentic audience (the Storybird community).
(Grades 1-5) Students can write a story and add characters and pictures, to create an interactive, original picture book.
(Grades 4-12) Focused on argument writing, ThinkCerca provides annotation tools, skills mini-lessons, and a differentiated text library, all in a collaborative environment.
(Grades 6-12) Like Storybird, but geared towards an older crowd, Write About is a place for students to share original work and receive feedback from an authentic audience. Students can join various forums based on writing topics of interest.
(Grades 6-12) Quill provides mostly grammar, but also writing and vocabulary exercises, to students.
(Grades 6-12) Teachers can create grammar assignments and quizzes for students, and track their progress. The website will use students’ interests to create tutorials for them.