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.
The resources below have been curated by Mississippi Department of Education Special Education and Intervention Services Specialist for students with special needs, including resources specific for students with dyslexia, autism, speech/language development, visual impairments, and students receiving interventions.
- PBIS World
This website gives appropriate strategies to support students with their social-emotional and behavioral needs.
- Atlanta Speech School Online Preschool (Birth - 5 years)
Flexible activities broken down into easy-to-follow steps, morning songs that build language skills, story reads that emphasize age-relevant vocabulary.
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.
- IXL (PreK - 12th grade)
Students can access different activities that span different content areas and different grade levels.
- PBS Learning Media (PreK - 12th)
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.
- STEM Activities for Kids (1st - 8th grade)
This online site interactive program engages students in hands on activities using STEM.
- Alta Read (Parents)
ALTA is an international professional certifying organization dedicated to the remediation of written language skills. ALTA certifies individuals trained in the remediation of written language skills. ALTA requires that members meet specific standards, maintain CEUs, and follow the organization's Code of Ethics.
- International Dyslexia Association (Parents)
To create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.
- Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity (Parents)
This website is a resource to illuminate the creative and intellectual strengths of those with dyslexia, to disseminate the latest scientific research and practical resources, and to transform the treatment of all dyslexic children and adults.
Games in many content areas for Pre-K through 6th grade.
- Scratch (3rd - 8th grade)
This website assist students with programing their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others in the online community. It also promotes students to be creative, think systemically and collaborate with others.
- Starfall (PreK - 3rd grade)
Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children and is especially effective for special education, homeschooling, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).
Language and Reading Skills
- American Literature Short Stories for Children (K-12th grade)
Short stories, fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes for children.
- Neuhaus Academy (9 - 12th grade)
Free vocabulary tutorials focused on meaning and usage, as well as pronunciation and spelling.
- Reading Rockets (PreK - 12th grade)
This online interactive website is a resources-based site to assist with reading strategies, lessons and activities designed to for all educators who work collaboratively or independently with students as well as parent to assist with identifying struggling reading to help build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension skills, phonics, phonemic awareness.
- Read Write Think (K - 12th grade)
Activities, tips, games, projects and printables to assist children with reading and writing.
- Seusville (PreK - 3rd grade)
This website includes activities , crafts, recipes and learning guides to engage children to learn how to read and to learn about their environment.
- Sonday System Parent Empowerment Kit (K - 5th grade)
Utilizes an Orton-Gillingham Approach that is structured, systematic, phonics-based, multisensory, scaffolded curriculum and an intensive spelling component.
- Speech with Milo (K - 5th grade)
This iPad and iPhone app is engaging, fun and affordable for building basic language and speech skills.
- Story Place (PreK)
This online site was launched in 2000 as a virtual website designed to introduce children the experience of going to the library. The website participates in the same types of activities the library offers at a physical location.
- SuperDuper (PreK - 8th grade)
This link provide assistance with improving developmental, articulation and language skills (expressive and receptive).
- The Writing Machine (PreK - 1st grade)
This iPad app is essential for providing a roadmap to literacy based on foundation that starts with specific concepts related to language, print awareness and concept.
- Wilbooks (PreK - 3rd grade)
This site has available over 1,000 of our titles (both English and Spanish) online to read for free, educational videos, poetry pages, and downloadable word searches.
- Words on Wheels (K - 6th grade)
This app is an augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) for the iPhone or iPad that helps children with speech deficits to communicate more effectively by combing images to create sentences.