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Find leveled books by title, author, or your student's reading level, plus booktalks, lesson plans, author studies, videos, and discussion guides. Provided by Scholastic.
BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.
With Britannica School, students can conduct research using thousands upon thousands of searchable encyclopedia and journal articles, images, videos, audios, curated primary sources with curriculum relevance, detailed maps, editor-recommended Web sites, learning games, a world atlas, and a wealth of how-to research tools. Choose from three learning entry points - Elementary, Middle, or High School - then select a reading level that matches each student’s ability. School Code = MeL5.
Pre-K - 2nd Grade - Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills.Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included. School Code = MeL5.
CultureGrams provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on hundreds of countries, as well as the U.S. states and Canadian Provinces. Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country, in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. The Kids Edition, States Edition, and Provinces Edition reports are written by CultureGrams editors but with extensive input from reviewers. Each report covers 25 categories, including history, religion, family, economy, gestures, current events and more.
Beginning reader-friendly fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun. Picture books, homework topics, languages learning. Online help is available too.
Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14.
With an Orion Library card, Orion residents can instantly stream or download thousands of audiobook, comic book, ebook, movie, television, and music titles to their computer or compatible mobile device.
Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a fun, interactive, and award-winning, online kindergarten-readiness learning solution for children ages 3 to 6. With hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music, the curriculum increases in difficulty as the user progresses through the program. Miss Humblebee’s Academy can be accessed at the library, from home, or on-the-go via iPads and tablets.
NoveList K-8 allows you to discover fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in the classroom. Use favorite book titles and authors to find additional books to read or use in the classroom.
OverDrive for Kids, or Kids' eReading Room, shows only kids’ content. No adult content will appear in the search results. All titles in the eReading Room are also cataloged by reading level, AT scores and other reading metrics to help parents and teachers select titles to aid in literacy campaigns. All titles can be sampled in OverDrive Read prior to borrowing or placing a hold.
A collection of online information resources for parents compiled by MeL.
PebbleGo, the award winning PreK - 2 database for reading and research, includes database options for Animals, Earth and Space, and Biographies.
PebbleGo Next is the next step for researchers ready to graduate from PebbleGo to more robust content. PebbleGo Next covers content appropriate to grades 3-6 curriculum content at a reading level geared to those students with built-in reading and research tools such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting. PebbleGo's initial module covers States and American Indian studies.
Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 - literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers this information comes from authoritative sources including Gale, National Geographic and Scholastic and is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.
An online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century Skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book titles are supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which kids can read, or have read to them.
TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks! All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection.
TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! It’s designed specifically for elementary and middle schools. All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection.
World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Modules includes Early World of Learning, World Book Kids, World Book Info Finder, World Book Reference Center, World Book Timelines, World eBook, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.