WVRA has compiled a detailed list of online literacy resources and direct connections to West Virginia authors. We are continually adding to and updating this list. We welcome your recommendations. Contact us!
WVRA partners with the WV Read Aloud organization and its Executive Director, Dawn Miller is a member of our Administrative Councils and Committees. WVRA members are encouraged to become Read Aloud volunteers. OFFICIAL WVRA PARTNER Access Website
Sponsored by the Kennedy Center, Arts Edge provides arts-centered, standards-based resources for K-12.
Learn to code with these one-hour tutorials designed for learners of all ages in over 45 languages.
Free collection of reading passages in all literary and non-fiction genres for grades 3-12. Passages come with text-dependent questions which help you track student progress.
Common Sense Media is a nonprofit dedicated to providing educators and students with resources to harness the power of technology for learning and life.
Education World is a complete online resource for teachers, administrators, and school staff to find high-quality and in-depth original content. They offer more than 1,000 free lessons.
Everfi offers free digital courses that are interactive and standards-based. The focus is on real-world learning, with courses offered in financial literacy, STEM, social-emotional learning, health, and wellness.
Jumpstart offers free teaching materials (activities, worksheets, lesson plans) for K-5 teachers that have been designed by experts or tried and found useful by other teachers.
Formerly named Teaching Tolerance, this amazing site provides free resources that emphasize social justice and anti-bias to K-12 educators.
LDC is a national community of educators which provides literacy-rich assignments and courses (organized by collection) across content areas.
Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type, and keyword. These lesson plans and teaching materials support K-12 STEM curriculum. Includes a wide variety of at-home lessons as well.
The mission of the National Women’s History Museum is to tell the stories of women who transformed the history of our nation in pursuit of a world “where women’s history inspires all people to have equal respect for everyone’s experiences and accomplishments and to see there are no obstacles to achieving their dreams.”
Newsela is a database of current events stories tailor-made for classroom use. Indexed by broad theme (e.g., War and Peace, Arts, Science, Health, Law, Money), stories are both student-friendly and can be accessed in different formats by reading level.
Students encounter a series of personalized quests, emotionally engaging characters, and a narrative that intrinsically motivates and propels them forward. FREE, Grades K-8 until end of school year!Access Website
PBS reading website with read-along folktales and fables, clever song videos of letter sounds, and many more stories to capture kids’ attention. FREE, Grades K-1.Access Website
Site for reviewing and sharing books makes reading a social adventure. FREE, Grades 2-8.Access Website
This library includes thousands of high-interest, standards-aligned lessons. You can search for texts by book, genre, grade level, literary device, and theme. FREE, Grades 5-12. Access Website
Offers a variety of content covering current events, sports, science, technology, and more. Each article is kid friendly and contains links to definitions of words students may find complicated. Content is searchable by grade level or category and includes links to relevant national standards. Content is free to view. FREE Access Website
This site has thousands of amazing books for K-5 including fiction, nonfiction, and so much more. FREE, Grades K-5. Access Website
This fun site has all kinds of games and facts about books. FREE, Grades K-12. Access Website
West Virginia authors have a flair for writing. Coming from the mountains gives them a unique lens through which they can explore and share their craft. Whether you prefer humor, suspense, mystery, or real-life adventures, our state authors have you covered.
Twitter – @Candace07
J. Carol Nemeth
Jayne Anne Philips
website – needs updated
Twitter – @chroniclescw
Twitter – @lauratbentley
Twitter – @authorcaseybond
Amy R. Deal
Twitter – @AuthorAmyDeal
Twitter – @robertlfouch
Deborah E. Hammond
Twitter – @rajiahassib
Twitter – @tghuguenin
Twitter – @billepp4real
website – denisegiardina.com
Twitter – @paulmartinwv
website – jogoodman.com
Kathleen M. Jacobs
Patricia Hopper Patteson
website – patriciahopperpatteson.com
Marion R. Kee
Mary Jane Roming
website – cynthiarylant.com
Twitter – @erin_sponaugle
Gerald D. Swick
Twitter – @Geralddswick
Carter Taylor Seaton
Twitter – @CarterTaylorSea
Jennifer Deitz Weingardt