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For Teachers

Read Aloud West Virginia

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

Arts Edge

Sponsored by the Kennedy Center, Arts Edge provides arts-centered, standards-based resources for K-12.
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Learn to code with these one-hour tutorials designed for learners of all ages in over 45 languages.
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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.
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Common Sense Education

Common Sense Media is a nonprofit dedicated to providing educators and students with resources to harness the power of technology for learning and life.
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Education World

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.
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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.
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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.
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Learning for Justice

Formerly named Teaching Tolerance, this amazing site provides free resources that emphasize social justice and anti-bias to K-12 educators.
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Literacy Design Collaborative

LDC is a national community of educators which provides literacy-rich assignments and courses (organized by collection) across content areas.
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NASA STEM Engagement

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.
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National Women’s History Museum

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.”
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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.
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Ready, Read, Write, WV

Ready, Read, Write, West Virginia is an initiative the West Virginia Department of Education created to increase literacy proficiency for all students. It is rooted in the science of reading and is based on the belief that all students can learn to read proficiently with effective reading instruction.


For Students & Parents

Amplify Reading

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

Between the Lions

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

Dogo News

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

Fact Monster: All About Books

This fun site has all kinds of games and facts about books. FREE, Grades K-12. Access Website

Tips to Help Your Children Develop Literacy Skills

Improving literacy among students can be supported at home. Here are some ways to do this.                              FREE, Grades K-12 Access Website

West Virginia Authors

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.

Feather Pen. Quill, if you quill.

Homer Hickam

Sharyn McCrumb

Phyllis Moore

Candace Nelson

J. Carol Nemeth

Ann Pancake

Edwina Pendarvis

Jayne Anne Philips

Debbie Richard

Sabrina Runyon

Gage Shepherd

Angie Wilson

Don Stansberry
website – needs updated

Carlene Thompson

Sandra Wales

Lyn Widmyer

Bob O’Connor

Angela Peery

Marc Harshman

Keith Davis

Pinckney Benedict

Laura Bentley

Casey Bond

J.D. Byrne

Melinda Chambers

Stephen Coonts

John Cuthbert

Amy R. Deal

Deanna Edens

Julia Elbon

Robert Fouch
Twitter @robertlfouch

Deborah E. Hammond

Patricia Harman

Desk and Laptop

Rajia Hassib

Timothy Huguenin
Twitter @tghuguenin

Bil Lepp

Denise Giardin

Paul Martin

Dreama McNeal

Katherine Manley

Mountain Authors

Jo Goodman

Kathleen M. Jacobs

Tracy Kincaid

Mark Harshman

Patricia Hopper Patteson

Kathy Ison

Craig Johnson

Kirk Judd

Marion R. Kee

Patsy Pittman

Mary Jane Roming

Cynthia Rylant

Anna Smucker

Erin Sponaugle

Jill Stemple

Gerald D. Swick

Carter Taylor Seaton

Sarah Thomas

Diana Walker

Jennifer Deitz Weingardt

Rondalyn Whitney

Traci Vallano
*Amazon Books*