Language Arts: Kids

SFPL Resources

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Resources for English Learning

Something About the Author (Grades 4 and up)
Find information about the lives and work of a wide range of authors and illustrators.

Gale in Context: Middle School (Grades 6 and up)
Explore curriculum-focused information and primary sources from many perspectives.

In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) (Grades K to 5)
Search the "Literature" section for information about authors, books, and more.

Bookflix (Pre-K to 3)
Read along with video storybooks based on classic picture stories paired with simple informational books.

NoveList K-8 (Grade K to 8)
Find reading recommendations, read-alike suggestions and discussion guides.

Learning Express Library (Grades 4 and up)
Increase and test reading comprehension, and practice your writing skills.

SFPL Bibliocommons (All ages)
Discover themed children's booklists updated regularly by SFPL children's librarians.

Brainfuse HelpNow (Grade K and up)
Access free one-on-one live tutoring help online from 1–10 PM PDT. The Writing Lab offers the ability to upload a document for an expert to analyze and provide feedback.

World Languages

Mango Languages (Grades 6 and up)
Description: Pick a new language to learn or brush up on your skills with more than 70 languages and 18 ESL courses to choose from.

Language Learning for Kids (Grades K-6)
Download or stream videos to learn Spanish, French, Chinese, American Sign Language and more.


Google Translate (Grades 1 and up)
Translate a block of text or a webpage to and from many different languages.