PreK-6 Digital Resource Library

Classroom Learning Tools for WPS Teachers

Welcome to the WPS K-6 Digital Resource Library! You will find classroom learning tools organized by category. Some resources are free and available without a subscription while others require a username and password.

Click here to access login information for subscription resources. You must be logged into your wethersfield.me account to access this page.

Please contact Sarah Harris or Karen Marshall with questions regarding district subscriptions.

Literacy

Resource for Grades K-6
Bookshare is an ebook library that makes reading easier. People with reading barriers can customize their experience and read in ways that work for them.
Resource for Grades K-6
Using the Capstone Interactive Library, choose from different subjects, genres, and levels to find just the right book. Every title is supported by audio.
Resource for Grades K-6
Flocabulary is a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects that uses educational hip-hop music and standards-based videos, instructional activities and formative assessments to develop core literacy skills and supplement instruction across the curriculum.
Resource for Grades K-6
Teachers and students can search Destiny, the online library catalog, from home or school. Teachers can view and search the catalog without logging in. Logging-in allows a user to put books on hold, view the books on hold or checked out, and create book lists.
Resource for Grades PreK-6
Spanning three key content areas — Reading, Writing, and ScienceLearning A-Z's websites deliver resources designed to meet the unique needs of PreK-6 students.
Resource for Grades PreK-5
Lexia® Core5® Reading supports educators in providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades PreK–5.
Resource for Grades PreK-2
Starfall.Com offers a systematic approach to teaching phonics with audiovisual interactivity.
Resource for Grades K-6
The WPS OverDrive collection contains eBooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded by teachers and students. This resource also provides access to the Wethersfield Public Library’s e-collection.
Resource for Grades PreK-3
PebbleGo databases make learning and improving reading and research skills fun. PebbleGo offers four databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science, PebbleGo Biographies and PebbleGo Social Studies.
Resource for Grades K-6
Scholastic GO!® offers leveled resources for research across content areas.

Math

Resource for Grades K-6
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications across content areas.


Resource for Grades K-6
ThinkCentral Go Math is the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Web site that allows you to access digital materials associated with Wethersfield’s math program; Go Math. Materials include teacher guides, student eBooks, assessments, and reports.
Resource for Grades K-6
Freckle’s Differentiation Platform lets teachers differentiate both what and how students learn. This means that students are engaged at their academic level, on topics that interest them, while also learning in the way that’s best for them.
Resource for Grades 2-6
XtraMath is a free program that helps students master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts

Science

Resource for Grades K-6
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications across content areas.


Resource for Grades K-6
Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants brings science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe. Each month during the school year, EBSOP hosts 25+ Google Hangout events for classrooms.
Resource for Grades K-6
Mystery Science is a digital subscription purchased by the district to support science instruction in grades K-5. Video lessons are NGSS aligned and engaging for students. Resources include: planning guides, open and go lessons, mysteries and explorations, as well as, digital read aloud books.
Resource for Grades K-6
The National Geographic Education Resource Library offers high-quality, standards-based, educational resources and activities, including free maps, lesson plans, imagery, interactives, and reference materials.
Resource for Grades K-6
The PBS Nova database contains compelling science videos that can be used to support science instruction.
Resource for Grades 3-6
Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff.
Resource for Grades K-6
The Smithsonian Science Education Center provides interactive digital resources for the teaching and learning of K-12 science.
Resource for Grades 3-6
Climate Kids is an interactive NASA resource designed to support student inquiry about climate issues.

Social Studies

Resource for Grades K-12
C3 Teachers is pleased to publish these inquiries through our work on the New York State Social Studies K-12 Resource Toolkit project. Use the Inquiry Filter to view K-12 inquiry activities by grade.


Resource for Grades 3, 5, 8 The goal of Teach It is to help Connecticut’s teachers bring Connecticut history into the classroom through a series of inquiry-based activities that reinforce the principles found in the new social studies frameworks. In these pages you will find activities that link local events to national events so students can understand our state’s contributions that shaped our community, history, and heritage.


Resource for Grade 3
Where I Live: Connecticut is a social studies resource for third grade created by Connecticut Explored, the nonprofit magazine of Connecticut history, in collaboration with curriculum specialists and teachers.


Teacher Resources for Grades 4 & 6
Based on proven teaching strategies and practices, TCI brings learning alive and achieve consistent, positive classroom results. TCI’s curriculum has been specially curated to meet state standards, create engagements in lessons and help students better understand the content through hands-on and experiential exercises.

Cross-Disciplinary Resources

Resource for Grades 4-12
BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. BrainPOP covers topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing.
Resource for Grades K-3
BrainPOP Jr. includes resources from young learners.
Resource for Grades K-6 edHelper is an online subscription service that provides printable worksheets for teachers. edHelper offers a wide range of materials, including math, language arts, reading and writing, social studies, science, and much more!
Resource for Grades K-6
Enchanted Learning features educational materials that emphasize creativity and the pure enjoyment of learning. From crafting, reading, to writing, the lessons are geared to promote students’ curiosity and exploration.
Resource for Grade 6
GoGuardian is GoGuardian is a Chromebook management solution that keeps students safe when they're online, helps teachers engage with their students, and provides schools with better control over how their technology is used.
Resource for Grades 2-6
Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.
Resource for Grades 2-6 Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.


Resource for Grades K-6
The district now has a beginning collection of eBooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded by teachers and students. This resource also provides access to the Wethersfield Public Library’s e-collection as well. This collection contains many of the Nutmeg books.
Resource for Grades 2-6
Use Quizziz to create free self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage - in class and at home.
Resource for Grades 2-6
Use Socrative to engage students as learning happens with your choice of activity type. Launch a quiz, receive exit tickets, or ask a quick question for instant feedback.
Resource for Grade 2
TypingTraining.Com is a web-based service providing online typing training and testing. Because it is web-based no software installation is needed. All that is needed are computers or mobile devices with internet access.
Resource Grades K-6
World Book Online provides access to multiple levels of resources including: World Book Kids (easiest to read), World Book Student (middle school level), or World Book Advanced (high school level).

Did you find a new tech tool to enhance student learning in your classroom? Tell us about it!

Please click the button below to share a link to the website/app and a brief description of the tool. This year, we'll be sharing out new resources each month, and we'd love to feature tech tools that are being used by teachers in WPS classrooms!