Resources for Teachers

The Collaborative Summer Reading Program is a consortium of all 50 states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children.

WV Info Depot (EBSCO/Grolier Databases)

Book Share
This site is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities, thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. It offers approximately 90,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and assistive technology tools. Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs, Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students.

Find a Book, West Virginia
Parents can help their children find exciting new books tailored to their own interests or school assignments through a free online search tool, dubbed Find a Book, West Virginia. This tool allows users to build custom reading lists based on each student's individual interests from a growing database of fiction and nonfiction titles. The database also allows students to locate books that best complement their reading ability based on Lexile measures. A Lexile measure represents both a child's reading ability and the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. It is derived from the WESTEST2 given to students every year.

School Library Media Kids is designed to provide an interactive learning experience to get students motivated to learn on their own. Students can choose from exceptional literacy-related resources, such as author and book review websites as well as superb educational tools, including reference works and search engines.

We Give Books
We Give Books is a free website that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. For every book read, We Give Books donates one to the charity chosen on its site.

Free Reading (K-3 Reading Intervention Program)

Kids Open Dictionary Builder allows students to output a glossary. Create a glossary by topic, export to text, html, rtf, ppt, pdf and more.

Read Aloud West Virginia

The Imagination Library of West Virginia

West Virginia Library Commission

The National Education Association's Read Across America

First Book

Building a School Culture of Reading is one of a series of short videos produced by the Practice Project of the nonprofit What Kids Can Do, with support from MetLife Foundation. To see more of these case studies in practice, click here.