As districts move to a learning-at-home model during school closures, we hope that families will continue to focus on student learning. We have compiled learning activities and digital resources that are aligned with the Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards to continue and reinforce your child's education. Parents and caregivers should promote good screen time practices when students are online continuing their studies, playing games, or socializing with friends and family.
- 4th - 5th Grade Activities (English and Spanish)
Download fun family activities to boost reading, math, critical thinking, and mental health from First Book Marketplace. No materials or preparation required.
- 4th - 5th Grade Leveled Reading Passages
Browse through Reading is Fundamental's reading passages designed for families to read at home with their children.
- The Math Learning Center
This site offers free printable PDFs of math concepts for K – 5th grades.The PDFs are available in English and in Spanish.
A multisensory math program that makes critical math concepts appealing and accessible for students who struggle to understand grade-level content. Parents may download FREE workbooks based on several math concepts aligned to the MS CCRS for Mathematics (for example, fractions, decimals, cardinality, skip counting, etc.).
- e-Learning for Kids
e-Learning for Kids is an educational site with free access to science, math, computer, language arts, and life skills lessons. Kids can freely explore by topic and further sort lessons by grade level and popularity. Most lessons include an activity followed by an interactive assessment.
Knowledge-building resources from Eureka Math® (for Grades K–12), English language arts curriculum Wit & Wisdom® (K–8), and PhD Science™ (3–5). Customized by grade and module, these consistent and coherent video lessons, delivered by experienced teachers, are viewable on any device. Coordinating activities are also available with each module.
Infobase Online Resources
Infobase is offering access to several online databases which includes: World News Digest, Ferguson’s Career Guidance, Today’s Science, The World Almanac for Kids, Access Video on Demand, and Just for Kids. Just for Kids will allow younger students to watch safe and curated videos as well as homework help.
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Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan Academy tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Suggested student schedules.
LearningExpress Library - School Center
Offers 4th and 5th grade English and math practice tests and tutorials that can be completed online or paper/pencil. Register as a new user with personal or school email address.
PBS Learning Media
PBS has curated a special collection of resources organized by grades and subject area. Parents will find videos and activities that support learning at home.
Quantile Tools to Help Your Child's Math Skills Grow at Home
Quantile measures give parents and caregivers powerful tools to support your child in math. With Quantile measures, you can engage your child in learning by ensuring they are prepared for their math lessons, as well as monitor progress over time.
- Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-to-Day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Separated by grade level, each day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. For students in prekindergarten through second grade, activity directions are available in both English and Spanish.
- Wide Open Schools
A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media.
World Book Online Resources
Browse through PreK-12th grade learning resources that include ebooks, printables, quizzes, and scavenger hunts. World Book will launch Wizard, an adaptive learning resource for math, science, social studies, and language arts.
Games in many content areas for Pre-K through 6th grade.
- Brain Pop
Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.
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- Educational Games for Kids
Educational games and screen-free activities for kids in Math and English Language Arts.
- National Geographic Kids
This site has games videos information about animals and places to explore.
Math games that adapt to suit your child’s learning level.
English Language Arts
CommonLit is committed to providing free remote learning resources to schools affected by coronavirus. CommonLit's digital platform allows teachers to stay in touch with kids at home through customized directions and annotations, instant feedback on student in-text notes, and easy grading with personalized comments.
Lexile Tools to Support Reading at Home
Lexile measures help parents and caregivers find materials at your child's unique reading levels. With Lexile measures, you can engage your child in learning by ensuring they comprehend their reading materials, as well as monitor their progress over time.
- Read Theory
Improve your students’ Reading Comprehension. It’s free. Personalized reading comprehension exercises for K-12 and ESL students. The texts are accurately aligned to grade-level standards and a Lexile measure is provided for each, so you can trust your students’ performance metrics and reading level.
- The Story Starter
The Story Starter randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters. Use the story starters to help students become more creative with their writing.
Fine Arts and Virtual Tours
- Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums.
Smarthistory provides essays, video, photographs, and links to additional resources for each of the 250 works of art and architecture that comprise the new AP art history curriculum.
- The Virtual Instructor
Free art lessons, drawing lessons, painting lessons and digital art. Over 300 video tutorials! Learn how to draw and paint online.
- World Digital Library
The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents on one site, in a variety of ways. Content on the WDL includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films.
To get your students interested in coding have them visit CODE.org. This site introduces students to this growing field through engaging videos, introductory tutorials, and quick courses. CODE.org also offers a full curriculum that starts at the beginner level on to the more rigorous advanced placement level.
- Mystery Science
Free K-5 mini science lessons including activities designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home.
- Science Bob
Fun science site that includes experiments, research ideas and videos for kids.
Music and Movement
Virtual Library Resources
- Audible Stories
Students can stream a collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet.
Lightbox offers more than 1000 PreK-12th grade ebook titles in science, social studies, language arts, math, and more. AV2 World Languages features high-interest titles in 10 different languages with full audio support.
- MAGNOLIA Databases and Open Access Resources
Features resources like DK Findout!, DOGO News, Great Website for Kids, KidsReads, NASA Kids' Club, National Gallery of Art, and many more.
Sign in Information: Click on Sign In (top right corner).
Type Access Code: magn0897 and choose Grades K-5.
- Mississippi Distance Learning Primary MackinVIA Ebooks
Features ebooks for students to read while learning at home.
- Open Library
We have well over 20 million edition records online, provide access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and link to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon when we can.