Online and E-Resources for Families, Students, and Schools

  • Empowering Educators: First Book and Pizza Hut have partnered to develop and offer a new series of free resources designed to help educators and their students explore and have meaningful conversations about race and social justice. The resources include a downloadable guidebook and series of short videos on race and racism.
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  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator: New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka offers an expansive list of tutorials, activities, webcasts, etc. on his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/studiojjk/videos
  • Storyline Online: An award-winning children’s literacy website that features videos of celebrated actors reading from children’s books, including Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White, and more. Each curriculum was designed by a certified elementary educator that focuses on strengthening reading comprehension, and verbal and writing skills. https://www.storylineonline.net/library/
  • ABCya: ABCya is an interactive website with over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK to 6. Users can play games covering a wide range of topics, such as multiplication, typing, speech and pattern recognition. https://www.abcya.com/
  • Storynory: This website features a vast collection of audio stories where children can read along to the text. The website’s library includes original stories, fairy tales, and classics. https://www.storynory.com/
  • Starfall: Starfall is a publicly supported non-profit organization that creates free and low-cost online activities and resources for grades PreK to 3. The website was specifically designed to teach children to read but has since expanded to include mathematics and language arts. https://www.starfall.com/h/

As a reminder, the online and e-resources listed on this page of the Summer Reading at New York Libraries site are provided as options and examples only, in an attempt to provide helpful information. The New York State Library does not recommend or endorse any specific program or product. Decisions about the use of a particular product or resource should occur at the local level.

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