In light of everything that is going on right now, our best recommendation for families is to read, read, READ! Read with your kids every day and enjoy high interest books together. Some of our favorites are:

Inside Out and Back Again, The One and Only Ivan, Magic Treehouse, Frannie K. Stein, Who Would Win, Roller Girl, Elvis and the Underdogs, Pete the Cat, The Pout Pout Fish, Katie Woo, Mercy Watson and anything by Kevin Henkes and Mo Willems!


I hope the links provided will help with your daily routine.  Please feel free to email one of us if you have any questions at or

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Writing Prompts for all ages- Writing prompts to use with students K-12

Imaginering- A website by Disney that lets you create your own worlds.  Have your child write stories about the world they create.

Writing with Ralph videos for Grades 3-5:

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems for Grades K-5:  (Have your child write a story or a sentence about the character they draw.)

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PWCS Home Learning pagePWCS updates to learning schedules for your child, as well as helpful websites.  

The following websites are free and do not require a login.  Simply click on the links.

Starfall- fun games for grades K-2

Sight WordsVideos for practicing sight words, K-1

Storyline Online
listen to a story read by an actress or actor  
kids can read books and write reviews

Scholasticbooks and activities for kids of all ages 

Time for Kidsfree access to the magazine articles and digital library (this is the only site that does require a login, it is free for right now but will not remain that way)

International Children's Digital Librarylisten to stories read in different languages

Unite for Literacyonline nonfiction books

Reading Comprehension Practiceresource that has lots of passages with questions to practice reading comprehension

Graphic Organizers- free printable graphic organizers to accompany both fiction and nonfiction text

Virginia Readers' Book Choice Titles- great list of books to read with your child

Before, During and After Reading Questions- questions to ask your child to increase reading engagement and comprehension

Creative Book Projectsideas for creative ways to respond to a text

Reading Bear- a free online program to support beginning readers’ vocabulary and concept development while systematically introducing all the main phonetic patterns of written English K-3

Readworks- offers a variety of searchable reading materials (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry), text sets, and paired passages