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K-4 Grades Resources

Student Portal at Jasper County Public Library

Duolingo

Duolingo is a free website and mobile app you can use to learn commonly-spoken languages, including ESL (English as a Second Language), in a game-like setting.

Challenge yourself to devote as little as five minutes a day learning your language, and earn badges for completing skill sets.

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Explora for Primary Schools

Explora is EBSCO's new research interface for schools and public libraries. Primary Schools edition is a student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

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History Reference Center

History Reference Center is an excellent source for both American and world history that you can access in school or at home from the library.

Content includes hundreds of thousands of entries, including full-text records, primary source documents, biographies of historical figures, multimedia images and video, plus much more.

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Indiana Memory (Indiana State Library)

Visit the state’s collection of original source documents, provided by libraries, colleges and community organizations around Indiana, and learn first-hand about what makes Indiana the state that it is today.

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KHAN Academy

Tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more with video lessons. Math lessons guide learners from kindergarten to calculus. Also check out partner sites such as NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT for specialized content.

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Learning Express Library

Start with the School Center and build and practice skills for logic, reading comprehension and math starting at 4th grade through high school. Switch to the College Preparation Center for test practice for Advanced Placement classes, as well as SAT, ACT, and more. The High School Equivalency Center will also help with GED, HiSET and TASC preparation.

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Read the Books - AR Lists

Many of the school districts in the library’s service area offer the Accelerated Reader program. Students earn points at school by reading from a list of pre-selected books, and then taking tests about the books.

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Storyline Online

'Storyline Online' features professional actors reading notable children's books and extending supplemental activities for each book co-developed by an early literacy specialist. Content is available online 24/7 free of charge. Since 1993, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation has been committed to championing children's literacy.

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Tumblebooks

Bring reading home for the little readers in your home. Tumblebooks is hundreds of interactive talking books by well-loved authors for young and developing readers.
Readers can read along with the words on the screen or let the book read itself to them. Selected books available in Spanish and French for language learning.

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What tree is that?

Identify U.S. trees based on leaves, fruits and tree names in this helpful database created in Ohio and later gifted to the Arbor Day foundation. Handy on field trips or for class projects involving tree identification.

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World Book Kids

World Book Kids is the premier online resource developed especially for young users. The site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

Videos, tutorials and more

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