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Education

It's the end of summer and kids are starting to get restless! There is no better time than the present to introduce some learning activities to help maintain their skills and prepare them for the upcoming school year. I polled teachers from all over the country, and they came up with this list of FREE Online Learning Resources that you can use to keep your children sharp and avoid summer learning loss.

All Subject Areas

Scholastic
www.scholastic.com/parents 
Activities and printables for elementary and middle school students in all subject areas, as well as articles about various topics geared towards parents.

Teachers Pay Teachers
www.teacherspayteachers.com 
Just type what you are looking for into the search field and activities developed by teachers from all over the country will pop up. Many are free and some cost a small amount.

Newsela
www.newsela.com 
Read articles on current events available in five different readability levels, then take a reading quiz

Smithsonian
www.smithsonianeducation.org/students 
Games and activities for art, science, nature, history, culture, people and places.

Reading and Writing

ReadWorks
www.readworks.org 
Leveled articles for grades K-8 with reading comprehension quizzes.

ReadWriteThink
www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources 
Lesson plans and activities for every grade level.

Starfall
www.starfall.com 
Interactive lessons for preschoolers that help them learn the alphabet, letter sounds and early reading skills.

Math

TenMarks
www.tenmarks.com 
This is a free summer math program from Amazon. Students in first grade level math through Algebra II take a diagnostic assessment and then participate in instruction, videos, and lessons for their grade level.

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org 
Videos, lessons, and practice activities covering a vast array of math and science topics.

Study Skills and SOL Test Practice

Quizlet
www.quizlet.com 
Make flashcards and use them to play games and take a practice test. View flashcards made by users all around the world on every topic imaginable.

Jefferson Lab
http://education.jlab.org/solquiz
SOL practice for math and science.

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