Free Online Resources to Support Home Educated Students

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English Language Arts Resources:

  • Newsela - Provides engaging news articles for students reading at grade levels 2-12. Browse content and search by grade level, reading standard, or topic. Sign up for a free account to access the articles.

  • ReadWriteThink - This free resource includes reading, writing and critical thinking activities accessible without a login. Explore the parent and after school resources by grade level to access reading and writing activities, games, tools, and podcasts.

  • ReadWorks - This non-profit organization provides access to high-quality articles on various topics for students in grades K-12 with the goal of supporting reading comprehension.

  • Quill- This free interactive tool helps students practice writing and grammar. Parents can create a free teacher account and enroll their child in their "class". It includes grammar and writing activities, lessons and a diagnostic assessment.

Mathematics Resources:

  • Khan Academy - Provides math lessons by grade level and topic/competency. Be sure to have your child create a free account to track progress.

  • NCTM Illuminations - National Council of Teachers of Math online games and lesson plans.

Science Resources:

  • Gizmos - Gizmos are interactive science simulations for grades 3 - 12. Sign up for a free trial to access to nearly 40 gizmos aligned to state standards.

  • Science Friday - This free website allows you to search by type of resource and topic or by grade band. Grade level resources include activities while searching by topic provides you with access to articles, audio, and video resources.

Social Studies Resources:

  • Moose on the Loose: NH Historical Society Resource; Core resource for grade 4 Social Studies

  • National Geographic: The education portion of their site allows you to explore resources (including articles, videos and activities) by grade level and subject area.

  • PBS Learning: This site provides social studies resources by competency and includes videos, interactive lessons, interactivities, audio files, images, and primary source documents. This content can be accessed without a login and users can sort by grade level and type of resource.

Computers/Coding Resources:

  • Blockly Games: A set of eight educational games using visual block language to progress users towards text-based programming. Each game has a set of levels to create challenges.

  • A collection of lesson plans and self-led tutorials, also includes offline options for users without access to the internet or a computer. Their Hour of Code program offers one-hour tutorials for beginners to test the waters.

  • Code Academy: The Codecademy catalog includes career paths, skill paths, and individual courses on a text-based platform. Their interactive lessons are focused on adding new skills to a portfolio.

  • Google CS First: Powered by Scratch, Google's coding course focuses on teaching kids the foundations of computer science. Their curriculum includes videos for educators leading the program, printable classroom kits, and subject specific courses.

  • Scratch Platform: Using stackable "blocks" of code, users can create games, animations, and interactive stories. Check out Scratch Ideas and Tutorials for examples.

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