Secondary Academics Home Learning Resources

SRISD Secondary Academics Home Learning Resources
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This website is a source of activities and resources for students in grades 6-12 and is designed to support learning from home while in-class learning is suspended.  

The resources provided on this website are to help engage students in continued learning but will not be submitted to teachers for assignments or for feedback.  Teachers will communicate with your students during the week with course-specific information and learning opportunities.

 

7-8 English Language Arts and Reading

 

Free online resources to support literacy learning from home: 

  • NewsELA- Current event articles that are age-appropriate and relevant for all learners. 
  • Scholastic has free resources to keep students engaged and learning at home, for students in grades 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. 
  • No redInk- Online resources to practice writing and editing skills.

 

English 7 | English 7

English 8 | English 8

  • The Learning Network: Students can read and write a response to informational and argumentative articles through The Learning Network from The New York Times.
  • Reading and Vocabulary Grade 8: Students can practice reading literature, informational text, and vocabulary through Khan Academy. 
  • Grammar Skills Practice: Want to improve your grammar skills? Students can practice through Khan Academy.

 

7-8 Mathematics

 

Families can use the resources below for engaging math activities that will promote wonder and deepen sense-making skills

  • Math Before Bed provides interesting images with prompting questions to spark amazing math discussions. Currently offering free ebook downloads. Best for grades 6 - 8, but good for all!
  • Figure This is a free online resource developed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Education, in order to provide families with interesting math challenges. Each challenge includes hints and solutions and is also available in Spanish. Resources for students at any level of mathematics!
  • Calculation Nation includes fun math games students can play against themselves or other students from across the nation. Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (requires Adobe Flash Player) 
  • Mathematical Connections Tour This 7-minute video from Stanford Univ provides context on the importance of math and how mathematical concepts are connected. (Bonus: it’s narrated by Jo Boaler, complete with British accent :)
  • 101 Questions have quick visuals paired with the prompting question “What’s the first thing that comes to mind?” Once a student submits their response, they can see the responses of others. It helps promote noticing, wondering, and reasoning.
  • Math Apps and Games Stanford University provides this vetted list of fun apps and games designed to strengthen mathematical reasoning.

7th-8th Social Studies

7th Grade Social Studies

8th Grade Social Studies

 

7-8 CTE: Career & Technical Education

CTE

Students can use the following links for career exploration opportunities: 

 

Physical Education

OPEN - Students and parents can access OPEN At Home Physical Education Curriculum opportunities. 

 

Grades 9:12 At-Home Learning Resources

 

9-12 English Language Arts & Reading

Free online resources to support literacy learning from home: 

  • NewsELA- Current event articles that are age-appropriate and relevant for all learners. 
  • Scholastic - Free resources to keep students engaged and learning at home, for students in grades 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. 
  • No redInk- Online resources to practice writing and editing skills.

English I and English II

  • The Learning Network: Students can read and write a response to informational and argumentative articles through The Learning Network from The New York Times.
  • Grammar Skills Practice Want to improve your grammar skills? Students can practice through Khan Academy.

English III and English IV

  • The Learning Network: Students can read and write a response to informational and argumentative articles through The Learning Network from The New York Times.
  • Grammar Skills Practice Want to improve your grammar skills? Students can practice through Khan Academy.
  • SAT Practice: Need to practice for the SAT? Click this link to the Khan Academy.
  • College Express Got study skills? Resources for College-Bound Students

 

9-12 Mathematics

Families can use the resources below for engaging math activities that will promote wonder and deepen sense-making skills

  • Math Before Bed provides interesting images with prompting questions to spark amazing math discussions. Currently offering free ebook downloads. Best for grades 6 - 8, but good for all!
  • Figure This is a free online resource developed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Education, in order to provide families with interesting math challenges. Each challenge includes hints and solutions and is also available in Spanish. Resources for students at any level of mathematics!
  • Calculation Nation includes fun math games students can play against themselves or other students from across the nation. Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (requires Adobe Flash Player) 
  • Mathematical Connections Tour This 7-minute video from Stanford Univ provides context on the importance of math and how mathematical concepts are connected. (Bonus: it’s narrated by Jo Boaler, complete with British accent :)
  • 101 Questions have quick visuals paired with the prompting question “What’s the first thing that comes to mind?” Once a student submits their response, they can see the responses of others. It helps promote noticing, wondering, and reasoning.
  • Math Apps and Games Stanford University provides this vetted list of fun apps and games designed to strengthen mathematical reasoning.

 

9-12 Science

Biology  |

Chemistry | 

Click on the PHET Simulation link provided: Reactants, Products and Leftovers

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Action Potential - Review how action potential works with this simulation/interactive site from Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • Neurophysiology Virtual Lab Explore this neurophysiology virtual lab.  In the lab you will dissect a leech and explore neuron stimulation. 

Physics  | 

9-12 Social Studies

 

Free online resources to support social studies learning from home:

  • NewsELA- Current event articles that are age-appropriate and relevant for all learners. 
  • Khan Academy- Explore social studies courses under Arts & Humanities and Economics & Finance.

World Geography/

  • Google Earth - Select three places you have learned about this year.  Find them on Google Earth and explore information about them.
    • Maps 101: After opening the app, click the “Learn and Play” tab at the bottom of the main menu. Scroll to the bottom section “World Quizzes” and explore some of the physical geography games/ quizzes. 
      • Explore “World Quizzes” on Maps101. 
      • To access Maps 101: 
      • Log into Webdesk, then click the Plus Sign, then search Maps 101, then add the tile. When you click on the tile, the app will open. There is a YouTube video showing how to add to Maps 101:
      • Adding Maps101 Tile

World History/

  • Google Earth
    • Recall what you learned about ancient civilizations in World History this year and take the Ancient Civilizations Quiz to test your knowledge for fun.  You can also explore other quizzes that interest you.  
      • Click on the Voyager Icon
      • Select the Quiz: Ancient Civilizations
      • Recall what you have learned about the French Revolution. Explore the global events that led to the French Revolution on Google Earth.
      • Google Earth Behind the French Revolution

US History

  • Google Earth Votes for Women
    • Recall what you have learned about women gaining the right to vote.  Explore some of the key locations and events from the suffrage movement.

Government

  • Texas LRE Games: Texas Law-Related Education Online Games
    • Recall what you learned about the United States Constitution this year and select a few online games to play to test your knowledge.
  • iCivics Online Games
    • Think of a topic in Government you would like to explore and select an online game to play. 
    • Students can play games without creating an account or they can create an account to save their progress on the games.  Parent permission is needed to create an account.

 

CTE: Career & Technical Education

CTE

Students can use the following links for career exploration opportunities: 

 

Computer Science

Computer Science Resources

These resources are to support computer science students with College Board assessment preparation and/or to continue to develop and practice programming skills.

  • Girls Who Code at Home  - unplugged and online activities for 3rd-12th grade students. Learn coding from the comfort of your home.

Computer Science I

 

Special Education Support

Students served in Special Education can access online resources provided through grade level or course-specific resource links.  The following resources are additional online resources that may provide engagement and access at individualized student needs and interests.

  • Provides language-rich content and vocabulary through participation in engaging gaming and video formats;
  • Provides academic-based games that offer differentiated approaches to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills;
  • Provides an opportunity to review and maintain academic and fine motor skills;
  • Provides students with opportunities to engage in the exploration of historical content through virtual learning; and
  • Provides resources to access language and comprehension skills through oral reading texts and stories.

Middle Special Education Enrichment Supports

  • Storyboardthat.com - Create your own storyboard with visual graphics and animation.  
  • Arcademics.com - Online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.
  • Listenwise- Podcast of non-fiction stories from the best storytellers. It contains quizzes to assess comprehension.
  • National Geographic Kids- Search articles, experiments, and fascinating information about the world around us.
  • PBS Learning Media- Access to videos with closed caption and interactive activities.
  • DD’s Dictionary - DD's Dictionary, a Dyslexic's Dictionary allows the independent discovery of an unknown spelling or a quick check of an uncertain word.
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  • Autism iHelp - Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary.
  • Virtual Tours - Provides access to video touring of museums, a great alternative to social media while exploring different communities and history.

High School Special Education Enrichment Supports

  • Storyboardthat.com - Create your own storyboard with visual graphics and animation.  
  • Arcademics.com - Online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.
  • Listenwise- Podcast of non-fiction stories from the best storytellers. It contains quizzes to assess comprehension.
  • PBS Learning Media- Access to videos with closed caption and interactive activities.
  • DD’s Dictionary - DD's Dictionary, a Dyslexic's Dictionary allows the independent discovery of an unknown spelling or a quick check of an uncertain word.
  • Autism iHelp - Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary.
  • Listen a Minute- Audio news programs to help build listening skills with quizzes and worksheets.
  • Virtual Tours - Provides access to video touring of museums, a great alternative to social media while exploring different communities and history.

 

ESL Support

ESL Online Learning Options

Students can use interactive websites that are listed to promote the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. 

Sus hijos (as) pueden usar los sitios interactivos que se listan a continuación para promover el desarrollo de las habilidades de escuchar, hablar, leer, y escribir en Inglés. 

Middle School ESL Support

  • Listenwise - Podcast of non-fiction stories from the best storytellers. It contains quizzes to assess comprehension.
  • News in Levels - World news for students learning English.  Articles are written on three different reading levels. 
  • Learning Chocolate - a vocabulary learning site for English learners. Fun, interactive vocabulary building activities.
  • National Geographic Kids - search articles, experiments, and fascinating information about the world around us.
  • PBS Learning Media - videos with closed caption and interactive activities.
  • ASK the Scientist - an interactive website designed to explore the world of science.
  • Blue Canoe - (app) helps to teach English through pronouncing words correctly. Speak into the app and get feedback. Color code vowels to help with memorizing the vowel sounds.

High School ESL Support

  • Listen a Minute - audio news programs to help build listening skills with quizzes and worksheets.
  • Listenwise - Podcast of non-fiction stories from the best storytellers. It contains quizzes to assess comprehension. 
  • Blue Canoe - (app) helps to teach English through pronouncing words correctly. Speak into the app and get feedback. Color code vowels to help with memorizing the vowel sounds.
  • Many Things - engage in computer-assisted language learning activities to practice their English skills by matching pictures, word games, word puzzles, learning slang expressions, and listening to jokes.
  • News in Levels - World news for students learning English.  Articles are written on three different reading levels. 
  • ESL Cyber Listening Lab - boost English listening skills by providing listening comprehension quizzes and activities for ESL learners. It contains audio news programs to build listening skills.
  • Glossaries for ELs - bilingual glossaries in various languages to help support ELs in content areas such as math, science, social studies and language arts. 
  • Learning Chocolate - a vocabulary learning site for English learners. Fun, interactive vocabulary building activities.
  • 7ESL -includes grammar, vocabulary building, visual dictionary, common phrases, English idioms, punctuation, and pronunciation practice
  • a4ESL - activities for ESL students including quizzes, exercises, and puzzles to help build the English language.