Discovery Center Resources

Weekly Topics for Discussion:

How Screen Time Actually Affects Kids


Read Aloud 15 Minutes 

When every child is read aloud to for 15 minutes every day from birth, more children will be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, more children will have the literacy skills needed to succeed in school, and more children will be prepared for a productive and meaningful life after school.


Storyline Online 

  • Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books.


This website supports your child's exploration. Every word when tapped or clicked will read aloud enabling your child's speaking, reading, and writing vocabulary to grow alongside his or his or her curiosity. 


International Children's Digital Library 

Discover books from around the world at the International Children’s Digital Library.  The free site does not read the books aloud, but students can read them independently during Read to Self or free time.



Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories.  Students can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site.



Children can listen to short stories read aloud to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.  ABCya! has a variety of educational games in addition to the featured stories. 


Just Books Read Aloud

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Smarter Balanced testing requires students to take their state test on a computer or Chromebook. This means that our students are being asked to use a mouse, trackpad, and a keyboard to demonstrate their subject proficiency. Proficiency writing a paper on a computer takes lots of practice.  Use the links below to refine your keyboarding skills. 



I Read Storybooks

Online read alouds

Newsela (reading)

Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amaing!

Front Row (math)

Keeping parents informed about their child's progress is vital towards helping a student reach his or her full potential. With Front Row, parents can stay well-informed about their child's progress and performance in math.


TenMarks partners with teachers, schools and districts to drive an integrated model of curriculum and instruction, supported by technology and 1:1 personalization focusing on three core areas. 

Close Reading

Dave Stuart Jr. of the "A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core" website offers an amazing breakdown of how to incorporate close reading into all types of text. Visit the link to get a crash-course on teaching your students how to slow down and interact with texts of all types. 


Kid's news with current event articles great for annotating.



Language Arts



Curriculum Resources


Performance Tasks

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"Exploring Our Academic World"

The Explorer Program focuses on building literacy and math skills to further support academic success. This program provides an opportunity for children to reinforce and build on their current literacy and math skills using an engaging, hands-on approach. The majority of instruction is focused on Language Arts/Reading/Literacy skills, with a small portion of time devoted to building basic math skills. Students are recommended by their teacher to participate in this program.

CAASPP Practice

In California, students in grades three through eight participate in the Smarter Balanced tests, which include both ELA and mathematics content areas. These tests are administered online. 

CAASPP for Teachers

CAASPP for Student Practice


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Click on the app links below for more information. All apps listed are FREE!

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