At-Home Resources for Elementary Students

The Michigan Education Association is here to our assist the students, parents, and educators of Michigan during this unique time. The following is a list of resources that has been compiled by our members for you to utilize at home; however we are not endorsing any particular website or program. Please check back next week as we expand our resources to include middle school students.

Reading & Math:

Into the Book
Play games that practice reading strategies

Read, play games, and learn about Dr. Seuss & friends

Practice math and reading skills

Fun Brain
Play games that practice math and reading skills

Practice phonics with read along stories

Storyline Online
Listen to favorite stories read aloud by movie stars

20 days of exctiging articles, videos and learning

Watch & Learn Videos
Watch short videos, learn vocabulary, complete think sheets/quizzes

Interact with other students and create videos to respond to resources and texts

Listen to both nonfiction and fiction texts while working on comprehension and fluency

Take part and quizzes and challenges created by teachers and students across the world!

1,500+ math activities that adapt as your students play – Grades 1-8

Refex Math
Adaptive and individualized, Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for grades 2+

Accelerated Reader 360
builds on the personalized, book reading experience by adding a collection of nonfiction articles with embedded skills practice.

Moby Max
Fluency Games, Whiteboard Activities, and Interactive Lessons.

Make Beliefs Comix
writing practice through the creation of graphic stories

Shape Tool 
create any geometric shape imaginable. Squares, triangles, rhombi, trapezoids and hexagons can be created, colored, enlarged, shrunk, rotated, reflected, sliced, and glued together.

Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science.

Science, Social Studies & Other Interests:

Time For Kids
Online articles and activites for all ages

Switcharoo Zoo
Play games and learn about different animals

Learn about geography & animals

Learn and explore different wonders of the world

Brain Pop
Educational videos and activiites on a wide range of topics

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Great for brain breaks and relaxing

Coding & Technology
Provides games and resources for that child who sees a future on coding and technology

Pictures that Nasa has released

Basic lessons & reading for the early Spanish speaker

Science at home
Provided by Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry – multiple hands-on lessons, videos and resources for science

program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Mr. N 365
Interactive history maps

Temporarily Free to Parents – Many Free to Teachers:

Free books online.

Reading & comprehension questions. Game format.

Write About
Website for writing activities

Scholastic Magazines
Free Magazines PreK-9th grade with activitities

Free online learning for the remainder of the school year
1,000+ free, standards-aligned and textbook-mapped adaptive learning paths in Math and ELA for Grades K-8.

General Resources

BBC Teach
Thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.



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