Outreach / For Educators / Homeschooling

Children’s Resources for School Closure Due to COVID-19:

Teachers and educators, we know you are working hard to provide remote learning opportunities for your students. To help you access the Library’s free online resources, we’ve put together this guide to WFPL’s digital Children’s Library.

School Visits

Librarians can make visits to inform students of the resources the library offers, to book talk new exciting titles, to bring the experience of a library story time to you, or to discuss any other library related services. We can join your class virtually! If you’d like to arrange a Children’s Librarian to visit your school or classroom please call 617-972-6435 or email Emily.

Outreach

If you are a local organization serving children and are interested in having a Children’s Librarian speak to your members, please call 617-972-6435 or email Emily.

Homeschooling Resources

Massachusetts Home Learning Association: The MHLA is an advocacy and education organization which endorses home learning as an alternative to public or private schooling. 

Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts: AHEM is a nonprofit, independent, grassroots, volunteer-run, educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events. 

Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks: The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks provide teachers, students, and families with clear and shared expectations for what all students should know and be able to do at the end of each year. To view a sample grade level curriculum, visit Newton Public Schools.

Scholastic Teachables: Scholastic Teachables offers printable activities for many subjects: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond!  Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, and skills sheets for children up through Grade 8. Great for homeschoolers, parents, teachers, and care providers.  

Free Resources

Core Knowledge
Education.com
Khan Academy
Moby Max
NASA Out of School Learning
PBS Learning Media
Read, Write, Think
Scratch / Scratch Jr.
Smithsonian Learning Lab
TedEd

Resources With Costs Associated 

Outschool
Teachers Pay Teachers