Benton CSD Digital Resources

Week of March 16, 2020

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The intent of this newsletter is to provide students and families with information on digital resources to access remotely to maintain academic skills during this COVID-19 school closure. The school closure situation is fluid. As a district, we will continue to provide information as it becomes available.


At this point, the plan is to provide an updated list of digital curricular resources each week school is closed. Again, this may change as information and direction become available at the federal and state levels.


We know and understand these digital resources can in no way replace or replicate the impact teachers have on students in a collaborative, in-person learning environment. If you have specific questions about the resources shared, please reach out to Anna Upah, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Services. (aupah@benton.k12.ia.us)


As always, our goal is to provide Bobcats with a Quality Education for a Lifetime of Learning. Through all of this, we will show that Benton Community truly is A Place to Belong.

There are so many opportunities for students to maintain and grow their literacy skills through reading and writing at home. Reading books, writing to loved ones, etc are very impactful options. An example of a possible schedule is listed below.


Please consider tasks that align with social distancing guidance provided by the CDC and local health officials.

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Elementary Resources

Letters/Words/Sounds Resource

Grades: Preschool - Kindergarten


This resource is intended to provide parents with word-play activities for our youngest learners. The video provides information about what phonemic awareness is and activities you can practice with your student without any specific materials. This is a resource we use at school with students in preschool and kindergarten classrooms.


Heggerty Phoenmic Awareness Video

Online Read Along Books/Videos - Password Protected

Grades: Preschool - 6th


The links below allow access to online resources that are used frequently at school. We have access to these online resources through the Grant Wood AEA system. The usernames and passwords are required for access and can be found in the body of the email that was sent to all BC families 3/16/20. Most sites offer an online eBook, video, and activity.


Secondary Resources

Online Books/Videos/Simulations - Password Protected


The links below allow access to online resources that the school has access to through the Grant Wood AEA system. The usernames and passwords are required can be found in the body of the email that was sent to all BC families 3/16/20. Most sites offer an online eBook, video, and activity.