JULY: LITERACY
This July, we're sharing resources to help you engage your children and students in fun, literacy-rich activities.

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RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

BEATING THE SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN

The secret for summertime media use, as with many other things in life, is balance. Here are four tips for preventing summer "brain drain" from PBS Parents.

KIDS

MOLLY OF DENALI

PBS's newest animated series Molly of Denali premieres July 15. Alaska Native Molly Mabray & her friends go on daily adventures, from fishing to visiting a volcano by dog sled.

PARENTS

BOOKS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

Celebrate this Fourth of July with fireworks, flags and the Founding Fathers! This collection of books brings history and festivity to kids ages 0-12.

TEACHERS

RECIPE FOR WRITING

This curriculum resource helps your students to create their own recipe of who, what, when, where and why, great scaffolding for writing practice.(Grades 1-3)

TEACHING FAIRYTALES

Castles, dragons & princesses might be some things that come to mind when you think about fairy tales. Help your students learn what fairy tales mean to them through this lesson.

A FOLKTALE PLAY

Listening to folktales from around the world can enrich children's understanding of many cultures. Turn a folktale into a play with this activity. (Grades PreK-1)

WHY IS FAKE NEWS SO EFFECTIVE?

In a world full of false information, how do we decipher the truth? Students can interact with this lesson to learn how to identify credible & non-credible news sources.

WRITE TYPE OF MENTOR

Looking to begin a mentoring program between older & younger students next year? Observe a mentoring program at Marshall Hill Elementary & get inspired for your own classroom!.

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BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Looking for books for your classroom, home, summer or after school program? Check out these wonderful book recommendations from PBS.

PBS KIDS DIGITAL RESOURCES

PBS KIDS PLAYTIME TABLET

Ages 2+. The PBS KIDS Tablet comes preloaded with over 23 educational games, 120 video clips, songs, and music videos that help teach reading, math, and more.

10 KIDS APPS TO DOWNLOAD IN 2019

Here are 10 apps the PBS KIDS team recommends to download for all your kids’ interests. All apps are available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

CODING WORKSHOPS

AGES 3-8. Use these seven lesson plans to help children learn to code and complete coding challenges using the award-winning PBS KIDS Scratch Jr. app.

EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS & CURRICULUM

Video resources and an informational website to help middle and high school students and young adults explore a variety of career fields and pathways.