Students Grades 4-5
TADL Library Services
- OverDrive Kids e-Books and e-audiobook collection includes fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels.
- TumbleBook Library Includes read-along books, games, puzzles, math and more.
- TADL Facebook Afterschool – Recordings of our Fall afterschool programs including Full STEAM Ahead, NatureMakers, Coding Club and more.
- Access Video: Just for Kids – Fun and informative video and audio titles on a variety of topics. Kid-safe and ad-free!
- Hoopla Kids – Sign in or create account, then toggle “Kids” mode on to access popular books, audiobooks, music, and video content.
- Kanopy Kids – Sign in or create account, select “Go to Kanopy Kids” for kids movies and short films.
Art & Theatre
- Art Projector – Check it out at TADL!
- Drawing with Favorite Illustrators:
- The Learning Network (New York Times) – News quizzes, writing prompts based on current events, contests, and more.
- Kate Messner: Read, Wonder, and Learn! – Favorite Authors share their books and activities to do with those themes.
- Puppets – Check them out at TADL!
- Read. Write. Rite. Creative writing videos and prompts with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds.
- Story March – Make bits of connected art every day using prompts from the Greater Boston Illustrators Group.
- Enciclopedia Estudiantil – Bilingual resources from World Book Encyclopedia for children ages pre-K through grade 5.
- Mango Languages – Learn a foreign language or perfect your English. T
Making, Math, & Science
- Bedtime Math – Inspire kids to love math with everyday problems to solve.
- Code.org – Students of all ages can learn to code while completing modules.
- Fun Brain – Strengthen your brain cells by playing math arcade games, reading popular e-books such as, “Galactic Hot Dogs” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and getting creative with MadLibs Junior.
- Instructables – A community of people who like to make things and instructions on how they made them. All ages.
- The Khan Academy – The Khan Academy is a homework center with a YouTube type format. Learn Math, Science, Computer Programming and more.
- Learning Express – Math Get help with core Math and English skills here. Sign up for an account to track your progress.
- Newton’s Road STEM at Home – STEM at Home activities, Career Exploration videos and monthly regional STEM calendar from Traverse City-based STEM organization. (all ages)
- Skype a Scientist – Get matched up with a scientist that parallels your interests and speak to them right from home.
- NASA STEM Engagement – STEM activities and opportunities organized by NASA’s STEM experts.
- Telescope – Your parents can check it out at TADL!
- Tinkercad – A free, easy-to-use app and website for 3D design, electronics, and coding.
- Launchpads (from Playaway) – Tablets filled with apps on favorite learning themes that don’t connect to the internet. (PK thru 4-5)
- Digital Recorders – Recorders and more to check out at TADL!
- Instruments – Instruments to check out at TADL!
Reading & Books
- Literacy Essentials (Michigan Dept. of Education): Grades 4 – 5
- Novelist K-8 Plus – Find just the right book through reviews, lists and author biographies. M
- TumbleBook Library – Online collection of animated, talking books. T
- See our list of new books here or search the catalog
- Opposing Viewpoints – Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. M
- PebbleGo – Articles and activities for Animals and Social Studies. M
Technology & Computers
We have computers available in the library to assist you with your work!
- Kids Coding Club – Check our events calendar for the next club date (What goes on at coding club? Here’s a video!)
- ABCya – Free and for pay options. Games to improve reading, numbers, letters, spelling, and language skills. Grade PreK – 5.
- Amazing Educational Content – Free resources compiled for all ages in your family.
- Be Internet Awesome with Google – Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.
- Britannica School – Made for today’s digital classroom, Britannica School features differentiated instruction, allowing students to move easily to resources at higher or lower reading levels as needed.
- DKfindout! – Perfect for help with homework, DK’s clear, reliable, and highly visual content covers all curriculum subjects and more!
- eBook K-8 Collection – Titles that support K-8 students across all subject areas.
- Explora for Elementary Schools – Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.
- Knowledgeville – A curated calendar which finds one quality educational offering from the web every day for families and schools.
- The Kid Should See This – Collection of kid-friendly videos curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful videos in the classroom and at home.
- MeL Kids – From the Library of Michigan. Explora for Elementary Schools, Pebble GO (Social Studies and Animals), Britannica Fundamentals, World Book Early Learning, World Book Kids.
- PBS Learning Media – FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
- Notable Digital Media – Annual lists from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) include real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content (apps and websites) for children 14 years of age and younger.
- School Center from Learning Express – Grades 4 through 12 skills improvement in math, writing and grammar, reading comprehension, social studies, and vocabulary and spelling through tests, eBooks, and tutorials. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well in school.
- STEM Kits – Check them out TADL!
- Launchpads (from Playaway) – Look inside!
- TBA-ISD Remote Learning Toolkit – Content Area Resources (PK, K3)
- TBA-ISD Remote Learning Toolkit – Parent Resources (PK, K3)
- Wakelet – free learning resources at home (all ages_
- Wide Open Schools – Daily plans for different age groups, curated subjects (from traditional to Emotional Well-being and Digital Citizenship), and the Parent and Teach Center are a few of the many great resources on this site created by Common Sense Media. (PK, K3)