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Distance Curriculum Support for K-5 Teachers: Library Resources

Here you will find Literacy and STEM specialist schedules, How To Videos related to iReady, ST Math and other tools, answers to FAQ related to the SSD Curriculum through distance learning.

Library Resources

This page is a collection of our subscription online resources.  For additional book recommendations, the library catalog, Teacher Resource page, and the Distance Learning/Enrichment page please visit your school's library website:

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If you need any help finding additional resources, please email me any time.  I am here to support you!

Curriculum Libguides

Salem School District Elementary Librarian

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Cherie Smeltzer

Read Books Online

Use your school logins to access these sites.

Sora eBooks and audio books. Grade 2-5 login with school Google account.

Paired fiction and information books with a read along feature. Gr.K-3

Science and social studies e-books with supporting activities and videos. Gr. 3-6

Free access to almost 4,000 eBooks until June 30th - there is something for everyone here!

User name: continue  Password: reading

Find a just right book on Capstone Interactive:

From the Kelley Library (Salem Town Library) - use your library account to access.
Free reading sites - no account needed
Free reading sites - Parent account needed


Educational videos with supporting activities.  Get the code from your teacher to login.  

Multimedia resource that features video, images, audio and interactives.


Images for projects

Video tutorial: How to insert and cite images in Google Slides

Free images, clip art and music - no citations needed!

Thousands of images that are easy to cite

Images from the U.S. and around the world

Research Databases

Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, Health for Gr. K-3

Educator resources

4 different databases in a simple format that include read aloud for all articles.

Watch this intro video

American History - Biographies - FactCite123 - Sports Champions

Encyclopedia has articles, pictures, and videos that are perfect for beginning your research.

Supports NGSS with articles, images, videos, activities, and games.

Life Science

Earth and Space Science

Physical Science

Newspaper and magazine articles, books, videos, and images in an elementary format.  An excellent research resource.

Video tutorial: How to highlight, take notes and save to your Google Drive.

Click here for COUNTRIES around the world.

Click here for UNITED STATES.