Parent Resource Hub

Secondary (Grades 7-12)

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.

Brief Guide for Parents
EduGains developed a “Brief Guide for Parents” on the topic of adolescent literacy.

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

Lexile® Measures: A Parent’s Guide
Lexia provides a parent’s guide to understanding reading levels.

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.

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.

Raise a Reader: A Parent Guide to Reading for Ages 11-13
Scholastic’s parent guide provides advice for helping your tween reader.

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.

Tips for Parents of Struggling Adolescent Writers
Does your child struggle with writing assignments?  These tips will help you help them.

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.

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.

Good Reads
Good Reads has a whole section devoted to recommendations of young adult books

Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic has a wide range of free, learn-at-home activities for students 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.

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.

Young Adult Books You Need To Read
Read It Forward curates a list of recommended young adult books.

Young Adult Library Services Association
This division of the American Library Association has a great blog about young adult literature.
YALSA also maintains a comprehensive list of teen books and awards.