Parents & Teachers

Recommended sites for parents and teachers about raising readers and teaching and caring for kids.

Visit our Learn-at-Home page for online fun & learning for kids or eBooks for Kids for digital downloads (books, comics, audios) for kids and teens.

Teaching & Literacy resources

Teachables
Free access to this Scholastic educational resources WITH your library card
See the Online Resources page for more resources with your card. 

Award Winning Books

Links for several book award lists

Shaped Hub

Free teaching resources, including activities, lessons, downloadables, and videos for K–12 students. 

Read Aloud Revival
Booklists on all kinds of topics, tips for reading aloud, homeschooling

Booklists

On all kinds of popular topics

Education.com includes Brainzy

Teaching and learning resources & games (access requires a free account)

NoveList Plus

Read-alikes, author information, booklists, lexile info (free access WITH your library card)
See the Online Resources page for more resources with your card. 

Teaching Books
Booklists, Author Info, Curriculum Connections & more

Reading Level
Lexile Level or AR Level

Movie and Book Content – Common Sense Media

Information about content for parents

Booklists for Teachers

Best of and thematic booklists

Books for Kids by Theme

Cooperative Children’s Book Center

Reading Rockets

Resources and tips for encouraging reading

Read Aloud Handbook

Jim Trelease’s tips about reading and readers

Raising a Reader

PBS resource for parents

Reading is Fundamental

RIF resource

Reach Out and Read

Early literacy program

Reading with Babies

How to read with babies and book recommendations

Parent & Healthy child info

Thematic Planning Resources

DLTK For Kids

Printables, patterns, characters, etc.

Digame un Cuento

Spanish/English planning resource

Teachables
Free access to this Scholastic educational resources WITH your library card

Educator Status and Class Visits

Educator Status Card

Downloadable application packet

Thematic Booklists – link coming soon
Marshalltown Library’s Read Alouds & Books to Share on Themes
You can also just contact the youth department and we’ll gather books on a theme for you for easy pick-up, usually within 1-2 days from request.

Thematic Story Kits

Listed to check out with educator card

 


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