Secondary Literacy Websites

The following website links are provided as resources for students and parents. These websites are not affiliated with or supported by South Windsor Public Schools.


New York Times
The New York Times - in "Room for Debate," the Times invites knowledgeable outside contributors to discuss news events and other timely issues.
Ted Ed
TED-Ed - an extensive video library which has collections of carefully curated videos designed through collaborations between expert educators and animators. The TED-Ed videos are the work of world's greatest educators and deliver exceptional quality. 
Coursera
Coursera - partnered with top universities and organizations around the world, Coursera provides free online courses that can be taken by anyone. Coursera classes offer lectures which are taught by world-class professors through which you can learn at your own pace, test your knowledge and strengthen concepts through interactive exercises.
Vocab Sushi
Vocab Sushi - expand your vocabulary with this activity that uses real-world examples of sentences from various sources.

Quill - provides free writing, grammar and vocabulary activities to middle and high school students.
Nutmeg Book Award
Nutmeg Book Award - encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of nominated titles.
Newsela
Newsela - offers news on current events. Articles can be adjusted to your child’s reading level
Science News for Students
Science News for Students - an award-winning, online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners
We Give Books  We Give Books - offers students a unique opportunity to read for social good. Each book that is read results in a book that is donated to a charity for children. Site allows students to practice “Read to Self” with a good fit book at home.