We have a variety of suggested resources for educators.
The Children’s Department at the Wethersfield Public Library strives to satisfy our patron’s needs as quickly as possible, but appreciates one to two weeks notice to put together Special Collections.
However, if in a pinch, let us know.
Here are several ways:
1 – Print and fill out the Special Collection Request form, or fill out the Special Collection Request form online.
2 – Send it via Inter-office mail
3 – Call us at 860-529-2665. (Please have your information ready)
4 – E-mail your information to email@example.com
Creative writing prompts and projects from a nonprofit organization focused on igniting a love of writing in all students. (Grades 1–12)
Use this online tool to find the guided reading level of various books. Also available as an app. (Grades K–8)
Read Write Think
An English Language Arts hub for educators and parents, includes lesson plans, printables, and professional development information. (Grades K–12)
School Library Journal Classroom
Resources for librarians and educators, including book lists and reviews. (Grades PreK–12)
Invite students and families to delve into the world of children's and young adult books with read-along performances of favorite books that are available in more than 100 languages, virtual storytimes with thousands of book readings, insightful interviews with authors, discussion questions, and more. (Grades PreK–12)
Free resources, including videos, games, and complete lesson plans, for teaching about the United States Constitution. (Grades 6–12)
Learn about civics through games that place you in the White House, on the Supreme Court bench, or fighting fake news. (Grades 4–12)
Science and Technology
Arts & Culture
Developed by the National Endowment for the Arts, EDSITEment! features lesson plans and teacher’s guides. The site also features a section dedicated to digital resources and online education for the humanities, and has Google Classroom integration. (Grades K–12)
#MetKids is an interactive site developed for, with, and by kids. Students will learn fun facts about the Met and get ideas to create amazing projects. The Met also features lesson plans for teachers that introduce students to the richness and diversity of the museum’s collections. (Grades 2–6)
Online educational resources on a variety of subjects for all ages. Includes video instruction, practice exercises, articles, and quizzes. (Grades PreK–12)
Hub for all PBS educational resources including lesson plans, videos, and interactives for all core subjects.
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Collection of distance learning resources from the Smithsonian’s museums, libraries, and archives; includes videos, texts, lesson plans, and more
Learning for Justice
This site features over 2,000 learning plans for educators to use to teach tolerance and acceptance. They even feature a specific remote learning lesson for schools impacted by closures. Educators can use this resource to build social emotional learning (SEL) skills at home. (Grades K–12)