#SOLSC20: Day 14

Maybe your school has spring break. Maybe you have an extended break.  Maybe you are planning for some online delivery of instruction/contact with your students.  Here is a collection of resources for you to peruse.

If lists make you crazy because you have to make decisions, think about your needs first.  What do you want?  What do you need?  What supports are you looking for that will enable your students to engage with some academics and yet have a life?

Maybe then you need some “Author” resources, Drawing with Jarrett, and 1 professional resource?

Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris – Read the World  – April, 2019 (Links)

Kristi Mraz:  Setting up independent work at home (Link)

Olivia Van Ledtje:  Are you helping kids learn from home?  Liv’s LIst Coronavirus (Link)

Kate Messner:  Read, Wonder and Learn Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share (Link)

Authors Everywhere: YouTube (Link)

Yo Yo Ma:  Songs of Comfort (Link)

Kids Ask Authors (Link)


Pernille Ripp – Picture Books Read Alouds Blog Post (Link)

@TESPAtalk – 6:30 pm Monday – Friday Read Alouds Live on FB (Link)

Kids’ Corner – MGLit  (Link)

Draw Every Day with JJK (Jarrett J Krosoczka – YouTube (Link)

Museums Online:  Virtual Tours (Link)

Writing Resources:

Tammy  Mulligan – Daily Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger (Link)

Kate de Camillo – Writing  (Link)

Lynne Dorfman:  How to Help Young Writers- Suggestions for Parents  (Link)

SeeSaw:  Remote Learning for Teachers (Link)

Resources for Teaching OnLine (Link)

Jen Roberts:  Apps and Solutions Recommended for Distance Learning (Link)              *Parlay Ideas with an Online Round Table


Kylene Beers – Facebook Live Monday, March 16, from 3:00-3:30 ET, 2:00-2:30 CT (Link)Scott Bayer – Shifts in Your Practice – Blended Learning (50 min. video Link)

NCTE –  Resources: Virtual Instruction (Link)

CUNE – Distance Literacy Resources for Educators (Link)

Remote Learning with Flipgrid (Link)

Family Learning:  Flipgrid (Link)

NewsELA: Free for the remainder of the year (Link)

Scholastic:  Learn at Home (Link)

Common Sense (Link) –

  • Media recommendations for entertainment
  • Resources for at-home learning
  • Stress Management Resources

Nick Hoover Free Educational Resources – Spreadsheet (Link)

At home learning – Dr. Nathan Lang-Read

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Brave Writer: Free At home resources (Link)

Where will you begin?   

What are your most pressing needs?


(See Day 15 here for thinking about how this could go at home for parents/caregivers  and more resources)

(See this post for ideas on where to start as a teacher facing online instruction, “Four Strategies for Effective Online Instruction.” Thank you,  Matt Renwick.  Link)

Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum in March. Check out the writers and readers here.

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14 responses

  1. Thank you so much for these! I had a few already, but will add the others…we are trying to give our kids (the ones in my own home and my students) as many resources as possible. I am grateful that other teachers, writers, readers, humans are trying to soften in their own way.

    1. It’s one of the best times to be sharing all available resources. The Common Sense link is simply amazing by itself!

  2. Thank you Fran. I’ll share with teachers!!

    1. Paula, You are welcome! Just had to start putting these ALL together! 🙂

      1. I SOOoo appreciate it. We are meeting next week (if we don’t get shut down first) to put together resources for students. I will definitely be sharing these.

  3. Thank you so much, Fran! This is SO helpful!

  4. Wow! Educators and authors are really coming through for students and families!

    1. Diane,
      So many folks who are really helping out! 🙂

  5. This is an invaluable tool. Remote learning is something many teachers have had no experience with, so these resources give them a place to start and think about what they need.

    1. Yes, and to remember that no one is expected to be an expert on day 1 so where can teachers begin?

  6. Very helpful! Thanks for collecting all of these. Now I can close some of the tabs I’ve got open because I can just come here.

    1. Elisabeth,
      You are welcome! I had some bookmarked on my phone and some on my chrome book. It just wasn’t working so pulling them into a blog post sounded like the most helpful avenue!

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