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ELA Resources

Resource list put together by RCS (resources available for all subjects) https://www.rcschools.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=525032&type=d&pREC_ID=1864953


Free books

  • National Emergency Library (In response to COVID-19, the National Archive has put hundreds of free texts online. Simply search for the book title or author you want to read.)
  • Audible stories (For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, 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.)


  • Epic (Offers some free books. Many of these seem a little young, but Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate are available. Refugee is also available as an audio book.)
    • Go to getepic.com/students
    • Enter the Class Code xan3932
    • Select your name.
    • You’re ready to read!



  • Free Rice (Vocabulary-Free Rice is an online internet game that donates 20 grains of rice to the World Food Program (WFP) for every word that is correctly defined.)
  • Dreamscape (We tried this game in writing one day.) https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/


ELA Practice

  • com (You can pick any skill you have not completed and work on it.)
  • org Can be found by going to the RSM page, Students, then Clever (There should be a list of skills for you to choose from to practice.)
  • MobyMax Can be found by going to the RSM page, Students, then Clever (There are several assignments I made awhile back you can work on-these are optional or you can choose a skill to practice.)



PodcastsAll of these podcasts are free to listen to. Usually the first episode is at the bottom of the list.

  • 6 Minutes-This is the podcast we’ve been listening to in class (Eleven-year-old Holiday is pulled from the icy waters of Alaska with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world. From the award-winning creators of The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel and The Ghost of Jessica Majors, comes Six Minutes, a new mystery adventure for the whole family. Starting on March 1st, new six minute episodes, twice a week, all year long…and beyond.)


  • Finn Caspian (He can’t sleep, he can’t shake the feeling someone is following him, and he can’t stop the monsters who show up to smash his cake. In other words, it’s turning out to be more exciting than he expected. That’s all in the first few episodes of this award-winning, serialized podcast for kids. Finn, his friends and their pet robots aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station discover uncharted planets, help aliens in far-off galaxies, and take tips from listeners back on Earth as they try to solve the universe’s great mysteries.)


  • The Mayan Crystal (In the spirit of Mayan folklore, a twelve-year old Belizean girl accidentally invokes the evil spirit of an ancient enemy that threatens to consume the rainforest. With the help of her ancient ancestors, her sister, and her new friend, a 20- foot boa constrictor, she’ll go on a thrilling journey to save her village and discover the most incredible secret.)


  • Becoming Mother Nature (When Chloe is sent off to live with her mysterious and eccentric grandmother she learns an unbelievable secret. Grandma Ivy is none other than Mother Nature herself! And Chloe is next in line to assume to the power and responsibility of the job. Can a twelve-year old learn to balance the entire world’s ecosystem while just trying to fit in at her new school? Only Mother Nature knows.)


  • Young Ben Franklin (Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at fourteen; a charming rebel year away from discovering the ageless sayings and brilliant inventions that made him famous. When Ben and his friends stumble upon a mysterious letter leading to a legendary treasure, he'll have to use his wits and bravery to outsmart the cruel British governor of Massachusetts.)


  • Pants on Fire (In the era of fake news, kids need to learn to be able to tell what’s true from what’s false. And what better way to do that than a game show that puts kids in the driver’s seat, adults on the hot seat, and a sound-effects robot strapped to the roof? Each week, kid interviews two experts in a particular topic, one of which is a genuine, credentialed expert, the other a liar. Hilarious and fast-paced, the show teaches kids to ask insightful questions, weigh the evidence before them, and trust their guts.)


  • Forever Ago (Brains Onpresents Forever Ago, a history show for the whole family! Every episode explores the origin of just one thing — like sandwiches, video games, clocks and more — while teaching listeners to think critically about history.)


  • WoW in the World (Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology)


  • Brains On (Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world.  Our mission is to encourage kids’ natural curiosity and wonder using science and history…but there’s no age limit on curiosity, and episodes of Brains On can be enjoyed by anyone.)


  • Tumble (Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. We tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists!  Join Lindsay and Marshall as they ask questions, share mysteries, and share what science is all about.)


  • Smash, Boom, Best (Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength. Who will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case...teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way)