Education Assistance

Learning to Read

  • Starfall.com – A systematic phonics-based series of reading activities and games used in many kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms.
  • Literacy Center Education Network – K-Gr 3 Elementary writing skills, numbers, shapes, colors, and beginning keyboarding.  Also teaches in Spanish, French, and German.
  • softschools.com – A comprehensive education site with phonics section.  Includes both online games and printable flashcards and worksheets.
  • abcya.com – Another teacher approved site which includes games for phonics, site vocabulary and word work.

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General Resources

S.T.E.A.M.

Reading & Language Arts

Social Studies

Databases for Annual School Assignments

Online Games for Extra Practice

  • abcya.com A teacher favorite with great online games and reproducible worksheets and flashcards
  • Funbrain.com Click on the parent page to search for games by grade level
  • Softschools.com Another teacher favorite with online games, reproducible worksheets and flashcards

Databases for Student Research

A library database is a searchable electronic catalog or index. Library databases allow you to find:

  • Articles in Journals/Magazines/Newspaper
  • Reference Information (i.e. entries from Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.)
  • Books & other documents

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Homeschooling Resources

Check out our resources for Homeschoolers by clicking here.

Volunteering

Grades: 7-12

Are you a student who lives in Rich Township, Illinois, and needs to earn volunteer hours?

The library is offering a new volunteer opportunity where participants will not be required to enter the library’s building. We are looking for 7th to 12th graders to create short (about 2 minutes) videos reviewing a book that can be checked out from Matteson Area Public Library District. Students can do reviews of books, audiobooks, or ebooks, but they must be written for youth. Videos can be simple selfies or showcase a volunteer’s artistic or editing skills.

To get started, click here. Once you complete the form, you will receive an email with more details about how to proceed.