Parent Resource Hub

Intermediate (Grades 4-6)

Information for Parents
All About Adolescent Literacy
AdLit is a multimedia project with information and resources for the parents of struggling adolescent readers and writers. It contains resources for students grades 4-12.

Homeschool Hideout
This blog lists 150+ Educational Shows on Netflix, arranged by topic.

Parents’ Guide to Student Success
This guide from the National PTA outlines what to expect at different grade levels and how to support your child.

Parents’ Guide to Student Success: Math and Reading Guides for Grades K-8 and High School
These grade specific Parents’ Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards.

Read. Write. Think.
Read, Write, Think has a whole section devoted to helping parents come up with great home learning activities for kids (K-12).

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets has a wealth of information to help parents address their child’s needs in all areas of literacy.

Activities for Students
Funky and fully accesible apps for users who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, dyslexic, or have other reading difficulties, now made free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baldwin Library of Historical Children Literature
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature at the University of Florida provides digital access to thousands of classic titles. Explore some of your child’s favorites.

Bananagrams is a fun word-building game for the whole family, and now they have a free app, so you can play electronically.

The Big List of Children’s Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities
This resource from We Are Teachers details  a wealth of online read-alouds and activities for students of all ages.

Core Knowledge Language Arts
The Core Knowledge Foundation provides free, downloadable materials in various subject areas, including language arts. Activities are provided for Pre-K to Grade 5.

International Digital Children’s Library
The International Children’s Digital Library provides books (in several languages) that students and parents can read online.

Into the Book
Created by PBS Wisconsin Education, this site offers learning resources and online student activities for elementary students and teachers.

Junior Ranger Program
The Junior Ranger program of the National Park Service has downloadable books and activities to engage children and help them learn about the natural world around them.

Mystery Science
Mystery Science offers a set of science lessons, now made free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Center on Improving Literacy
The National Center on Improving Literacy has a Parents & Families section geared toward helping your child read and write with practical ideas and strategies based on what works.

Activities for kids and guidance for parents of students with dyslexia.Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic offers a wide range of free, learn-at-home activities for kids of all ages.

Sheppard Software
Sheppard Software has hundreds of free, online, learning games in many subject areas for kids (and adults!). Many of these games are great for knowledge building, which helps kids get better at comprehending what they read.

Storytime from Space
Hear astronauts read stories from the International Space Station!

Stuck in Your House? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take On Your Couch
Travel the world from home with this exciting resource from Travel and Leisure.

Tween Tribune
Tween Tribune is a free web site from the Smithsonian Institution with reading resources on many topics written by kids and professional journalists.

Virtual Field Trips
Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with links to each one.

Virtual Field Trips for Elementary
Use these PBS LearningMedia virtual field trips and short video clips to introduce your child to many new concepts. Knowledge about the world is an important contributor to reading comprehension!