Sherman Virtual Library Learning

and Grade Level Links

Books and Online Stories

Click the Library Catalog Icon above and then Log In to locate Sherman library books and read Sherman-owned E-books

Reading and writing skills through games, phonics activities, and story books.

Nonfiction E-books K-1 Readers

Fairfield Public SchoolsE-book Subscription Database All Grades
E-books for Teachers and Students, only when in the classroom. Students can enter with code: YSB-1214
Families use Epic at home for 5.99 per month.
A collection of video recordings of children's stories being read by notable actors and actresses, for younger readers.
An online library of e-books (with audio) purchased to support curriculum topics.

Learning Applications, Websites, and Databases

Games and Educational Activities Multiple Subjects K-5
Animated educational movies for students in grades K-3
Animated educational movies for students Grades 3+
Puzzles, activities, and games for Math and Content All Grades
Website which poses an intriguing question and explores it in a variety of ways. (both informs and encourages new questions)
School Math Curriculum Website
K-2 Database
District Paid-for Database on Countries: Reliable, and up-to-date reports on 200 cultures of the world. Grade 3+
Paid by FPS, K-2 Creative Platform (paint tools, text options, clip art, and voice recording)
Paid by FPS, Educational Video and Reference Resource for Teachers and Students
TED-Ed animations - short, award-winning videos that will spark the curiosity of your learners. Includes thousands of other video-based lessons organized by the subjects you teach.
True Flix E-books User Name: rshermanps3+
District Paid-for Informational Database3+

Math and English Language Arts Teacher Assigned Resource for Students
Somewhat similar to TedEd, this application will spark the curiosity of your students with 5 minute wonderings! Free Account Creation for Teachers.

Typing Practice

Sherman School Keyboarding Program Grades 2-5

Dance Mat Typing: Additional Keyboarding Practice

K-2 Keyboarding Games

Mouse Practice

Safe Searching and Image Search Tools

Use Britannica School, PebbleGo/PebbleGoNext, Science Flix, True Flix, and Freedom Flix, as well as Big Universe before searching on SafeSearch

Online Dictionary

Special Literacy Dates

September: Library Sign Up Month

With your library card you are eligible to check out books, movies, magazines, museum passes, access our databases, download books & music from our website, use the Internet and more. A Fairfield Library Card is honored at Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and all public libraries in Connecticut. Click the picture to the right to sign up for your library card!

"The project was created by me, Pernille Ripp, in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. Now with many years under our belt and millions of connections made in more than 86 different countries, it is astounding to see the reach of this small idea.

The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each participant decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. "

Global Read Aloud GRA Handout #1 GRA Handout#2 Grade 4

The hashtag to use on Twitter is #GRA18

April: Poetry Month

Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their craft. Various events are held throughout the month by the Academy of American Poets and other poetry organizations.

30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Poetry Pals Website Poetry Clips

ReadWriteThinkPoetry Resources(International Reading Association) includes classroom activities, websites and related resources to teach poetry

Reading Rockets Poetry Resources offers 15 video interviews with poets and writers, and a series of booklists in addition to many online resources.

Scholastic Poetry Month Activities provides strategies and ideas, along with student activities for bringing poets into your classroom. It includes lesson plans and poetry prompts for all age groups, with downloads from inspiring authors.

Read Across America Day, March 2nd Resources

Fox in Socks Read AloudOn Beyond Zebra Read AloudThe Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss Read AloudMy Many Colored Days Read AloudThe Cat in the Hat Read Aloud

Seussville official Dr. Seuss website has activities, printables and a Read Across America activity booklet full of ideas for educators

Sneetches: a story of discrimination/acceptance: 12 minute animated Story

Green Eggs and Ham: A Dr. Seuss Classic 8 minute animated story

An TFK Article: Read Across America

Certificate to Celebrate Students Who Celebrate Reading (Kindergarten Teachers: can print these and

hand out to students to take home after the day’s events)

Reader’s Oath to Read with Class Dr. Seuss Biography Reading activities, Seuss-inspired crafts, among other ideas

Reading Rocket Resources: This Read Across America partner has resources to celebrate reading on this Special Day and every day.

Sherman Sample Slide Show

Created by Stephanie Goldberg, Library Media Specialist, Roger Sherman School