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Links on this page are easy to access and free.  At the bottom of the page you will find some questions that can be used along with these resources.


Links to beloved Author Websites


List of authors hosting on-line read alouds and activities 

Dan Gutman videos

Jeff Kinney- Diary of a Wimpy Kid author

Kazu Kibuishi- Author of The Amulet series

Kevin Henkes


Neil Gaiman reads Coraline and The Graveyard Book


Links to Non-Fiction for Kids


DOGO This is a great website.  It has many current event articles that are perfect informational text items.


Tween Tribune This site has news articles for students from K-8.


The Washington Post for Kids  It is exactly what is states.


Links to ebooks, read alouds, and Franklin Twp. Public Library



Our Franklin Township Library is offering up to 8 free ebooks to check out (with a library card)


Storyline Online- a longtime favorite of Teachers at Franklin Township Public Schools- watch and listen as celebrities read you stories.

Read, Ask, Chat- is a highly curated, beautifully illustrated digital library that provides parents, caregivers, and teachers of children six months to four years with all the guidance they need to lay a strong foundation for reading and love of learning.  Use this code  5RVLD4 for free access!  


Links to Games and Activities


Scholastic Learn From Home- Scroll to the bottom of the page to find fun and educational activities for each day.  It’s pretty cool!


Wonderopolis-The excitement of learning that comes from curiosity and wonder is undeniable, and Wonderopolis helps create learning moments in everyday life. Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

Cosmic Kids Yoga


Sample Questions



Questions for authors:


Why do you think the author wrote__________?


How do you think the author feels about the main character?


What questions would you like to ask the author?  Think about sending the author an email.


What interesting facts does the author include on their webpage?


Questions for ebooks:


What was this book mostly about?


Which character did you like best? Least?  Why?


Which details from the story help you to understand the problem?


Why do you think__________ did _________?