Oxford Owl

This site from Oxford University Press has free ebooks and storytelling videos for elementary level students. There are also some great assessment tools for reading and writing, and some useful printable worksheets and activities. 

Poetry for Kids

A website from children's poet Kenn Nesbitt.  There are (of course) lots of poems to read, videos, games, lessons, writing activites, and tons of links to other poetry sites.  You can also create a free account to participate in contests.

Shel Silverstein

The famous poet's website has some great resources for homeschooling.  There is information about the author, and of course you can get special editions of the books.  There are also free actvity guides for several of the books and resources for celebrating poetry month (in April.)


A British website with free audio stories for kids.  Includes a wide variety of material from classics to mythology to poetry, and some original stories too.  You can listen online or download to your computer or other device.  From what I listened to, the quality of both narration and production is pretty good.


A curriculum for jr. high/high school level that covers writing, literature, geography and history.  The first goal stated in their description is "to teach our children HOW to think, not just WHAT to think."  Encourages independent research and critical thinking.  It is fairly expensive, though.


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