Digital resources

Keeping students engaged while they learn from home

Dear Parents,

In this newsletter, you will find suggested resources that can help the digital learning days pass more productively while your children are at home with you. It would also be beneficial if you developed a routine that your child can follow each day. Routines give order and structure to a child and help them develop good habits that can result in a child that is ready and eager to learn.

Audiobooks, Read Alouds & Ebooks

Destiny Follett

Destiny Discover provides one discovery interface for students to search and access all of Rock Chapel's print and digital resources, including eBooks, audiobooks, and interactive books, as well as free and paid subscription databases. You can find Destiny Discover here.

Login: student number (sxxxxxxx)

Password: mydestiny

Tumblebooks - Read Watch Learn

TumbleBooks is a curated database of children's e-books, available by subscription to elementary schools and public libraries around the world. The collection includes animated talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, and non-fiction books. You can access the Tumblebooks database online if you have a Dekalb Public Library Card.
Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a free children's literacy resource featuring the world's best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.

Mims Audio Books/Ebooks

To support families during the COVID-19 outbreak, all ebooks and audiobooks are free. To get free books, add ebooks or audiobooks to a cart and the price will be zero.

Worldbook Ebooks

Support classroom instruction and library reading initiatives with over 2,500 titles, including World Book exclusive content and classic literature (novels, plays, poems, and nonfiction).

Games That Teach Reading Skills

Squiggle Park

Squiggle Park offers bite-sized games that support learning to read. Early readers can work on all the skills required to be successful readers including letter identification, blending, and spelling.

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. Play for free on the website or download the app.

Spotlight: interactive Websites

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic is offering a free (Learn at Home) website for children Pre-K through 6th Grade during the coronavirus school closings. According to their website, there are four separate learning experiences for each day and they are "built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video." There will be 20 days of free lessons through this virtual learning resource.

You can access this resource here.

e-learning for kids

e-learning for kids we offer free curriculum-based content for children ages 5-12 in Math, Science, Environmental skills, Computer skills, Health, Language and Life skills. It integrates gaming and learning to make the lessons more effective.

You can access this resource here.

Dreambox Learning

DreamBox Learning is an online software provider that focuses on mathematics education at the elementary and middle school level. It provides pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade students with over 1,800 lessons presented as animated adventures, games, and challenges.

Due to school closings, Dreambox will be available free for 90 days so that your child can learn at home. Please click here to sign up for free trial.

fluency & fitness

Fluency and Fitness help students review essential K-2 reading and math topics while providing a movement break. Each video will help students review one skill and include a variety of exercises.