Parent Teacher Resources

1,000 Books before Kindergarten


This reading incentive program is for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Making reading a daily habit will help kids be prepared for Kindergarten. Receive a prize every time you read 100 books together and a special prize when reaching 1,000. Learn more about  the details in the informational document below.

1,000 Books before Kindergarten Brochure

Youth Web Resources



Find it Virginia has newspaper, magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles as well as pictures, videos, and podcasts. Materials are available for all ages and interests.

Homeschool

VA Homeschoolers provides homeschooling support and accurate information about homeschooling to Virginia’s families, school divisions, legislators and policymakers, the media, and the community at large.



Young Children



Reading Rockets teaches kids to read and helps those who struggle.

Every Child Ready to Read incorporates simple practices, based on research, to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.

Early World of Learning offers an interactive and playful environment that encourages reading comprehension and mastery of phonetic skills. Early World of Learning is full of stories, videos, songs, and games to provide a firm foundation for 21st-century learning and digital citizenship.

Hands on Crafts for Kids  "All kids are creative" and Hands On provides projects and ideas for kids 7-12 plus parents, teachers, grandparents and group leaders.


Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Steve Spangler Science is the home to one of the most robust collections of science experiments and science project ideas online today.

Science Kids 

offers fun science and technology for kids.


Storyline Online 
is the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.


Teens



Code.org 

 is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Create an account to save your progress and projects. Or just start coding - no account needed. All courses are available at no cost.


Code Academy 

offers online coding tutorials with easy-to-follow instructions, immediate feedback, and a tested curriculum take anyone from non-technical to “I can code.”


Homework Help 

is an educational website is designed for middle and high school students, educators, and parents. 


Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math.



Khan Academy offers free  practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

                

College



MyCollege Options   

offers free  practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.



Free Application for Federal Student Aid
 



Volunteering and Activism



Do Something 
is an organization that helps mobilize young people in every US area code and in 131 countries! Youth are able to sign up to volunteer or participate in a social change or civic action campaign to make real-world impact on a cause they care about.

Youth Activism the Youth Activism Project provides support and resources to youth to help them become activists for issues they care about.


Document Bank of Virginia 

Document Bank of Virginia 

(DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms. Using primary sources, teachers and librarians can make history relevant to students while helping them learn and understand state standards. DBVa will teach students to be critical thinkers as they analyze the original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past.


Recommended Reads


Good Reads for Children offers Children's Book Lists.

Common Sense Media rates books and audiovisual material.  They also provide a list of recommended titles.

Scholastic 100 Books offers reading resources, life and learning videos, school success guides, activities and printables, raising a reader guide, and learning toolkits.

Teen Reads offers reading lists, author interviews, book reviews, contests, and a blog.

Reading Lists by Grade offers lists of titles has been compiled by librarians at member schools of the Houston Area Independent School Library Network (HAISLN).  It includes both fiction and nonfiction books by some of the best authors for children and young adults. 

Elementary Reading List by Grade browse by grade level to find great books for your child recommended by a panel of children's book experts. 

New York Times Best Sellers List list of best sellers. (updated weekly – scroll down for children and teens)

Free digital library archiving of books in multiple languages.

Contains critical reviews for thousands of children’s books.

Database of award-winning children’s literature.