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Discovery Education’s library of vetted, high-quality content contains a wide variety of resources to support teaching and learning in the ELA Classroom. Whether you are teaching about the writing process, decoding, parts of speech, poetry, research, fables and folktales, and so much more – Discovery Education’s resources provide engaging alternatives to consider when designing learning experiences.
Discovery Education’s curriculum experts have curated these resources into channels to provide quick and easy access to support planning engaging learning experiences. Many of our channels organize the content into grade-bands to ensure the content is appropriate for your students.
Audiobooks: Spark your imagination and explore the full collection of Audiobooks from classic children's stories and fairy tales from around the world, to science fiction, international literature, and famous poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, to modern young adult favorites.
Podcasts: Podcasts help build students' listening comprehension skills and offer a unique, on-the-go way to consume content. The series in this collection focus on topics ranging from science to technology to history to art and more.
Weston Woods: See children's picture books come to life with Weston Woods. By seeking the best books from all over the world and adapting them to preserve the integrity of the original, Weston Woods helps children discover the riches that are trapped between the covers of the books and motivates them to want to read for themselves. This channel includes resources in Spanish, French, Mandarin Japanese, and Chinese.
Celebrate Reading: Celebrate reading! Reading is a complex cognitive process in which meaning is derived from the process of decoding symbols. People read to learn language, to share ideas, and to communicate. Access to information through the written word has not always been widely spread. In the past, only a privileged few owned books, could gain admittance to libraries, or could read. Today, reading is considered a fundamental aspect of education, and public libraries make written materials available to the general population for reference or borrowing.
Literary Genres: Explore the characteristics of different genres, or types, of texts you read. Fictional texts are made-up or invented stories. Nonfiction texts tell about real people and things. Drama, or plays, are stories written to be performed on stage. Poetry presents stories or other ideas in verse. Within the broad categories of fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction, there are many specific kinds of texts, such as mystery stories, fairy tales, and more.
Reading Rainbow: Join host LeVar Burton as he discovers the places and faces waiting inside books. This classic video series ignites a love of learning and enriches reading experiences for children of all ages.
Teaching Tolerance: Queer America Podcast: Without LGBTQ history, there is no American history. From Teaching Tolerance, Queer America takes listeners on a journey that spans from Harlem to the Frontier West, revealing stories of LGBTQ life that belong in our consciousness and in our classrooms. Learn best practices for making all students feel welcome—including how to facilitate conversations, speak up against bullying behavior, and promote an LGBTQ-inclusive school climate.
Strategies & Activities
Discovery Education’s SOS Instructional Strategies are research-based strategies for integrating digital curriculum resources in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. Get started with our Top 10 SOS Strategies for Literacy (Canadian Subscribers).
Discovery Education contains over 1,000 grab-and-go activities – including many Studio Boards for quick implementation in your classroom. Learn more about Studio and explore boards made for the Social Studies Classroom.