Teacher & Caregiver Resources
The Washington State Library has created a very extensive list of COVID-19 resources, some of them are also listed below.
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus is a comic that provides information from healthcare experts that were interviewed for an NPR story (link to listen). Print it out if you want to create a zine!
Free distance learning resources from Abdo, an online digital library for elementary and secondary aged students.
The Read, Draw, Create community’s Authors Everywhere is a YouTube channel that has authors sharing their books and work.
Parents can help their school-age kids make their own books using Book Creator’s 90-day free tutorial, kids can write and illustrate their own creations.
Former classroom teacher Kate Messner’s collection of recordings of authors and illustrators sharing lessons, excerpts, etc. from their books.
KidLit events is an online calendar that including schedules for creators reading from their own work/sharing things online.
Jarrett Lerner’s Activities Page has lots of printouts and activities that encourage creativity and story creation.
KidsHealth in the Classroom Offers educators free health-related lesson plans for PreK through 12th grade. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, classroom activities and extensions, printable handouts, and quizzes and answer keys, all aligned to National Health Education Standards.
Picture Book Read-Alouds features authors reading their own work, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles, and titles in non-English languages.
Raddish, a for-kids cooking subscription service, is currently offering free recipes, activities, and an at-home camp curriculum.
Reading Connects Us is a newsletter about virtual learning that is full of links to lessons, things authors are sharing, etc.
Teaching Books is available for free through September 15th for teachers and caregivers to help students connect with the books they are reading. They provide author interviews, discussion questions, vocabulary lists, summer reading lists and more!.
Angie Thomas, the author of THE HATE U GIVE and ON THE COME UP will be posting writing tips every Tuesday on her Instagram