English Learners

It is important to keep consistency for your student during these challenging times. We recommend creating a daily routine for your student. The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of your family. The resources below may be helpful to incorporate into a daily routine. We will continue to add resources, so please check back.

 

Suggested Activities

 

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Resources

For as long as schools are closed, Audible is available. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): All

Capstone Interactive is a collection of eBooks and every title includes audio recorded versions read aloud.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Use: District Owned (access via library.nsd.org and then using your Northshore account to view the password here)

Access thousands of short video tutorials on a variety of subjects from "making a spreadsheet" to "social emotional learning".  Log in with your student account information.

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

iLit is a literacy suite to support English Language Development. If you student already has a login they've received from school, they can continue to access iLit at home.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): 9-10, 11-12

We are excited to share that all elementary students will have access to Imagine Learning Language and Literacy over the summer of 2020. Imagine Learning Language and Literacy is an adaptive learning solution that accelerates reading and language proficiency for students in grades PreK–5. Designed to supplement core literacy instruction, Imagine Language & Literacy provides instruction and practice in all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It also provides English Learners with strategic first-language support in fifteen languages, as well as explicit instruction in English phonemes. Vocabulary is taught through extensive, direct instruction and contextualized through multimedia examples and connected text. Grammar lessons focus on areas of challenge for ELs, such as regular and irregular verbs, plurals, and subject-verb agreement. Students enrolled in the English Learner program (EL) or Learning Assistance Program (LAP) may have already been accessing this program, however, the program is now available for all elementary students to access. Teacher and/or families may choose to register students. Log in instructions for Imagine Language and Literacy are available here.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5

Through a free membership to King County Public Library you can access Tumblebooks, a digital library that reads books aloud. While not a substitute for in-person reading, it can be a fun activity!

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2 and 3-5

Access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks right from our own Libraries!  Find your school library and log in with your student id and password.  Then search for your next favorite thing to read!

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

In the 'printouts' section of the ReadWriteThink website, they offer a wide variety of graphic organizers to support reading comprehension and writing.

Subject(s): Reading, Writing, Special Education, English Learners, Learning Assistance Program

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

Scholastic is providing free cross-curricular home learning resources including stories and videos. Many of their texts also include a 'text-to-speech' feature and the ability to adjust the reading level.

Subject(s): Reading, Social Studies

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9

Storyline Online provides videos of books read aloud. While it is not a substitute for in-person reading, it can be a fun activity!

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, and 3-5

Age-appropriate reading selections covering a wide-range of high-interest topics. High quality & fabulous selection!

Subject(s): Reading, Social Studies, Science

Grade(s): K-2, 3-5

Use: Free trial until the end of the school year, family has the option to subscribe.