Many providers of subscription based K-12 online resources are opening up their content on a provisional basis to help K-12 learners as they make the transition to online learning during the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
This page includes a selection of free resources to support the teaching of English Language Arts. This is not an exhaustive listing and you are reminded to check with the appropriate school administration regarding the official curriculum for your learners. We are not actively monitoring the provisional free access status of resources so feel free to let us know if / when access has ended and a link should be removed.
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Resources that do not have a red lock icon are freely available.
Locked/licensed resources: UofA Faculty of Education students and instructors can use our Ask Us service (chat/email) to obtain the login information. Teachers and student teachers, please contact the ORC coordinator.
Bookflix - (K-3) Use this resource to access interactive fiction and non-fiction books organized according to the following themes: Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places; ABC’s and 1,2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, Celebrations, and Imagination.
TeachingBooks.net (K-12) - Use this resource to locate information on how authors and illustrators write and illustrate their books, as well as links to author Web sites and audio book readings. Coverage includes graphic novels, picture books, historical fiction, adventure stories, mysteries, science fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.