Lists, resources, activities, guidance abound in this time of supporting kids learning at home. According to Room to Read, the recent data published by UNESCO, 102 countries have closed primary through secondary schools nationwide. This represents more than 849.4 million primary and secondary students enrolled in those closed schools. Additionally, 11 countries have localized school closures. Here are some from CLiF’s partners.

CLiF recognizes changes in permissions from publishers to allow for sharing books during this time; here is how Penguin Random House and Scholastic are allowing teachers and librarians to read books on line.

Resources from CLiF Presenters

Recommended Book Lists
Great Reads by the National Children’s Books and Literacy Alliance: “Great Reads are those books that ‘you can’t stand to stop!’”
– American Library Association Recommended Lists

Resources from Literacy Organizations
Brightly’s literacy activities by age
National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance – education for parents and early educators/teachers
– Room to Read’s Literacy Cloud
Scholastic Learn at Home program
Reading Rockets for elementary kids
Start With A Book
30 Days of Families Learning Together

Resources from CLiF Partners
VT ELA Distance Learning Resources
– American Federation of Teachers resources for teachers
RiseVT – great resources for activities, action, outdoors, and academics, plus a nice schedule of repeating live events with authors, illustrators, museum, zoos, etc.
FirstBook free at-home learning resources
VT 4-H online resources for kids 8+ for all students, anywhere
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center resources for STEM/STEAM and Story Time from Space

Resources from Other Authors
Mo Willems lunch doodles
Jarrett Krosoczka teaches illustrations
Peter Reynolds read aloud
Oliver Jeffers read aloud
More authors

General Ideas
– Older students – poetry for social movements
– Support with learning to write or to begin keyboarding
Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronoavirus

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