READING (Summer 2020)
Free Online Resources
Tween Tribune is a free reading resource from the Smithsonian institute that features topics about animals, fashion, entertainment, school, science, technology, national and world news written by kids and professional journalists.
Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free e-books. The majority are classic literature books like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Great Expectations, and are available in various formats including ePub, HTML and more. A HUGE reading resource that will endlessly occupy your students!
DOGO News is a superb reading resource that offers a variety of content covering current events, sports, science, technology and more. Each article is kid friendly and contains links to definitions of words students may find complicated. Content is searchable by grade level or category, and includes links to relevant national standards. Content is free to view. Premium access is also available for teachers interested in worksheets, activities and more that can accompany articles.
National Geographic (along with National Geographic for Kids) is a renowned reading resource containing articles, videos, games and more to help kids learn about different places and animals around the world. Content is free, and students wanting to create an account can earn badges for viewing and interacting with content.
Science News for Students is an online publication from the Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about science. This magazine includes current events for middle and high school readers, focused on STEM fields like physics, biology and math. Each article also includes a list of Power Words in accordance with Common Core standards, as well as a readability score. An invaluable resource for your budding scientists!
Teaching Kids News (TKN) was started in 2009 by a third grade teacher in Toronto and a classroom parent who worked as a journalist, with the goal of teaching students about what’s going on in the world in a kid-friendly way. The site is updated weekly with current events for students in grades 2-8, crafted by a team of professional journalists and teachers. The site is completely free, even including an archive of over 900 articles and resources searchable by year, category and grade level.
The Library of Congress website provides free reading resources for kids, teens, educators and parents. It includes access to classic literature, poetry, webcasts of famous authors, recommended reading lists, and more.
This kid-friendly spin-off of the familiar Sports Illustrated magazine provides online resources, articles, interviews with famous athletes, videos, games and more engaging content. There are even articles written by kids in the Kid Reporter section of the site.
Local Reading Resources
ACCELERATED READER (AR) will remain open for MCS students this summer.
FOOTHILLS ELEMENTARY - Summer Reading Program in June 2020 (details announced soon)
MARYVILLE JR. HIGH summer reading list - LINK HERE.
Blount County Public Library - now has Curbside Service and many ebooks available.
Haslam announces Tennessee Tutoring Corp. The former governor and first lady are creating the Tennessee Tutoring Corps through their foundation and in conjunction with Boys and Girls Clubs and other youth groups in the state.