eLearning Resources

Reading Non-fiction - Literature

ReadWorks  provides research-based reading comprehension instruction.

 Please find remote learning resources for educators here

 The ReadWorks platform and materials are completely free.

CommonLit is a reading program with many literary short stories. 

Their resources are:

    •    Research-Based

    •    Effective, as proven by third-party review

    •    Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

    •    Created by teachers, for teachers.

BrainCamp is a 5 week program designed to provide students with learning experiences working in rigorous content that is at the level of challenge they will see on the exams. Their ability to read the articles in Achieve3000 first is both a method of accelerating their reading ability AND will help students be able to access the texts.

The process for using the BrainCamp materials is simple:

  • Have your students read the article in ACHIEVE3000. 
  • Have the students do the ACTIVITY Questions after they read the article. They don’t have to do anything else in ACHIEVE3000.
  • Put the student-copy materials for your students on Canvas. Have them read the Exam-level articles in the PDF.
  • The answer keys are in the teacher-copy handouts.

Achieve3000 Brain Camp Materials

Teacherful is an extensive digital library of free, original, high-interest language arts and math learning materials. It is  provided in downloadable PDF format, for unlimited use with elementary, intermediate, and middle school students.  There are a lot of interesting short stories with student activies.


BoomWriter provides tools for conducting remote writing activities:

  • Student Journals - Create a daily writing activity asking your students to reflect, describe,  question, and/or set goals. You decide whenever and whatever you want students to write.
  • Remote Teaching Guide - A simple step-by-step guide on using BoomWriter to meet your remote teaching and learning needs
  • Student Onboarding Guide - A good resource for your remote students who have not yet used BoomWriter, to log-in for the first time and begin writing quickly and easily
  • Remote Teaching Intro Video - A two-minute video showing how to quickly and easily create activities

Hemingway App makes students’ writing bold and clear.

  • The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors;
  • Adverbs and weakening phrases are helpfully shown in blue. 
  • Phrases in green are marked to show passive voice.
  • Students can paste in something they are working on and edit away. Or, they can click the Write button and compose something new.

Self-paced Skills Practice


To support your teachers during school closures, we’ve created:

Quill provides free writing and grammar activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Quill Connect helps your students advance from fragmented and run-on sentences to complex and well structured ones.

Using the evidence-based strategy of sentence combining, students combine multiple ideas into a single sentence. They then receive instant feedback designed to help them improve their clarity and precision.

 Students at Highland have a NWEA path assigned to them.

  • State standards-aligned programs to drive proficiency
  • High-stakes assessment preparation
  • Customizable classroom assessments and flexible practice
  • Real-time progress monitoring to track student outcomes

Additional Resources