6-12 Resources

 Link to Parent Resources
English Language Arts/Social Studies

ReadWorks - digital texts, “Article-a-Day” sets; Leveled texts ReadWorks.org

Flipgrid - create and post short videos to share with a group Educators

CommonLit - digital texts, lessons, and assessments aligned to ELA CCSS https://www.commonlit.org/

Kelly Gallagher’s Article of the Week article of the week

Newsela - leveled information articles and text sets in English and Spanish Newsela: Instructional Content Platform

Vocabulary.com Vocabulary.com - Learn Words - English Dictionary

Kialo - argument mapping and debate Kialo Edu - The tool to teach critical thinking and rational debate

Read to Lead - building literacy through game play - https://rtlgames.org/#firstPanel

Turn It In - free academic integrity-related classroom resources like the Source Credibility Guide and Paraphrasing Pack Turnitin

Epic - Digital library https://www.getepic.com/

GALE - database for reading and research (use your school’s login credentials)

Moby Max – lhttps://www.mobymax.com/
Big History Project –  https://www.oerproject.com/
Poll Everywhere – - https://www.polleverywhere.com/

Discovery Ed –  https://www.discoveryeducation.com/

Khan Academy - Arts and Humanities Arts and humanities

New Visions New Visions Social Studies Curriculum | New Visions - Social Studies

New York Times: The Learning Network: “What’s Going On“ is a feature available through the New York Times that analyzes real-world phenomena using graphs, chart, and maps.

Stanford History Education Group - Curriculum and resources from Stanford University | Stanford History Education Group

American Elections: Wicked Game Podcast ‎American Elections: Wicked Game on Apple Podcasts

Big History Project is a free, online social studies course that emphasizes skill development Big History Project

Library of Congress Teacher Portal: Teacher Resources

Gilder Lehrman Institute - a nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

NEH EDSITEment - web-based lessons for U.S. history - NEH EDSITEment Lesson Plans

Teaching Tolerance classroom resources - Teaching Tolerance | Diversity, Equity And Justice

Center for History and New Media - Classroom resources for teaching world history World History Matters » A Portal to World History Sites from the Center for History and New Media

Classroom Law Project - resources for civics education Resources Archive

GALE database for reading and research (use your school’s login credentials)

National Geographic remote learning resources Learn at Home: Grades 6-12

PD - Webinars, Tutorials, etc.

Kate & Maggie Roberts on Vimeo - tutorials include topics about distance learning

Read Works PD Webinars   Find Reading Passages

Heinemann Free Webinars:

Teaching and Leading In the Midst of COVID-19: View Recordings from Lucy Calkins' Office Hours

Newsela Tutorials on Remote Learning Newsela Educator Center

No More Raised Hands: Using Poll Everywhere to Communicate in the Classroom Registration Link

Reading and Writing Workshop

40 Minute Model

60 Minute Model

70 Minute Model

80 Minute Model

Schedule for 80 Minute Block Options

Reading and Writer’s Workshop Suggested Schedule


Middle School Writing

High School Writing

 Math CK 12.org -offers  free interactive lessons math practice problems and videos for K-5, 6-8 and 9-12  classrooms.

National Council of Math :Figure This Figure This! is a site designed to encourage families to practice math together. It includes fun and engaging math games and high-quality challenges. It even offers challenges in Spanish.

Brain Pop Engaging animated learning videos, games, quizzes, and activities to encourage kids on their unique learning path.

Managahigh A popular game-based site for math online learning resources. It covers algebra, geometry, statistics, and more
Virtual Nerd   Math  video lessons ranging from middle-grade math through algebra 2

New York Times: The Learning Network: “ What’s Going On “  is a feature available through the New York Times  that   analyzes real-world phenomena using     graphs, chart, and maps   

Desmos An online graphing calculator that students can use for free. Includes a teacher-centric activity builder for creating digital math activities

 Science  Biology

Biology Junction

If you need a template for lab reports, ideas for your biology club, pacing guides or lessons for biology, Pre-AP Biology, or AP Biology, this is a good place to start.

Biology Corner

Developed by a high school teacher, Biology Corner includes curated resources from around the web paired with extra practice and presentations and as well as ready-to-use investigations.

Virtual Urchin

Sounds odd I know, but this robust site hosted by Stanford University utilizes sea urchins as an engaging entry point to life science concepts ranging from basic biology (introductory microscopy and predator-prey relationships) to university-level curriculum (gene function in embryos).


This site’s evolution lab makes phylogeny and evolutionary history accessible to all students while scaffolding an understanding of the fossil record, the role of DNA in evolution, and an introduction to biogeography. Kids can also play the role of a molecular engineer by solving RNA folding puzzles.



Like most chemistry sites, virtual labs and lesson plans are freely available, but ChemCollective stands out with their scenario-based activities and forensics tie-ins with activities like the “Mixed Reception ” Murder Mystery.

Bozeman Science

Want clear, standards-aligned videos? If so, Bozeman Science is a great resource for teaching AP Chemistry. You’ll be able to flip your classroom and provide additional support to your students.

American Association of Chemistry Teachers

One of the best resources for Chemistry teachers nationwide, the AACT produces consistently high-quality resources including labs, demonstrations, and activities. The best part is that their materials are organized by grade and topic—including options for elementary school teachers, too.

Middle School Chemistry

Don’t let the name fool you. Sure, this site is perfect for middle school learners, but if you teach introductory chemistry or physical science, the level of materials is perfect for grades 9-10, as well. Lesson plans are easy to find and some are even available in Spanish for English language learners!


Chemdemos are virtual interactives for more advanced chemistry students complete with particulate models and real-time data help you get through labs that you may not have sufficient materials to complete. They can also give your students extra practice at home before or after “wet” labs.

Molecular Workbench

This site facilitates a microscopic understanding of our macroscopic world. You’ll be blown away by resources like their Semiconductor and Chemical Bonding Module. All of the modules contain embedded assessments to keep your students on track and inform you of their progress.

ChemMatters Online

Always free for everyone, this is a terrific resource for middle school and high school science teachers as well as parents. Each issue provides a new collection of articles on chemistry topics that students will find engaging and relatable. The back-issue online library offers interesting downloadable articles on all sorts of chemistry-related topics, while the Teacher’s Guides help you direct your students as they learn from their reading. 


PhET Interactive Simulations

Complete with teacher-submitted and reviewed lessons, these activities help students explore topics including circuitswaves, and quantum mechanics

The Physics Classroom

With a curriculum corner, question bank, lab area, and a NGSS-devoted page, this is a valuable resource is among the best science websites for K-12—including distance learning!

Share My Lesson

Search through this great collection of hundreds of categorized ready-to-use handouts, labs, and lectures submitted by physics teachers. You’ll find resources on the conservation of energy and momentum, electromagnetism, fluid mechanics, and more!

Flipping Physics

The content from this popular site is comedic, clear and includes helpful algebra and calculus reviews. That means you can focus on the science content without mathematical misunderstandings.

Physics for the 21st Cent,ury

This resource is a one-stop-shop for teaching—textbook included! You’ll find learning units, videos, interactive simulations, and even a comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide! 

New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning

A wealth of resources for physics, math, and chemistry online.


MS & HS Tasks

Grade 6 - Exploring the Properties of Matter Unit.pdf

Grade 7 - Force and Motion.pdf

Grade 8 - Crazy Traits Unit.pdf

Grade 8 - Experimenting with Mixtures Compounds and Elements Interim.pdf

Grade 8 - Experimenting with Mixtures Compounds and Elements Unit.pdf

Grade 8- Earth History Unit.pdf

MS ESS_Four Cities Nov 2014

MS ESS Watershed Study Nov 2014

MS LS Antibiotic Resistance Nov 2014

MS PS Ocean Waves Nov 2014

HS ESS Analyzing Floods Nov 2014

HS ESS Early Earth Nov 2014

HS LS Bee Colony Nov 2014

HS PS Chem Sub Zero Nov 2014

HS PS Physics Solar Cooker Nov 2014

NGSS/CCSS-M Sample Classroom Assessments Tasks



Chemistry of Life

Diseases Unit

Ecology - Interactions and Energy

Ecology -Cycles of Matter Unit

Evolution Unit

Heredity Unit

Microbiology Unit

Molecular Genetics Unit



Acids and Bases

Atomic Structure

Chemical Reactions

Mole Calculations

Nuclear Chemistry

Periodic Trends


Environmental Science

Air Pollution and Climate Change


Soil and Agriculture

Water Resources and Pollution


Science Practices Articles

Argumentation in Science Education

Helping Students Evaluate the Strength of Evidence in Scientific Arguments

Lets Talk Science

Making and Defending Scientific Arguments

Negotiation Cycle to Promote Argumentation in Science Classrooms

Pages from Scope Summer 2013

The Practice of Critical Discourse in Science Classrooms


Science Practices Posters

Cause and Effect

Classroom Set Espanol

Crosscut Symbols Classroom

Energy and Matter



Stability and Change

Structure and Function