I rounded up some free digital resources that will be perfect for back to school, whether you are starting in person or online. This back to school season is unlike any other. You are likely using more technology these days, even if you are teaching face to face. For that reason, here are some helpful paperless freebies for ELA.
Free Digital RACE Resource
Get this free digital resource for the RACE writing strategy. Students will read a short passage and respond in a text box below. Read about what teachers are saying about the RACE Strategy here.
Free Digital Student Survey
Addie Williams created this free student survey on Google Slides. It’s a perfect intro to your new students! She includes a printable version as well, so it’s great if you’re teaching in a hybrid situation.
Free Digital Pandemic Reflection
Teacher author Growth Through the Middle Years created this free Covid-19 reflection sheet. This would be a good reflection tool for students and a great way for you to learn more about them at the beginning of a new year.
Free Digital Reading Comprehension Resource
Ease your students back into academic content with this free reading comprehension activity. The topic is growth mindset, making it a great conversation starter with new students.
Reading Log Freebie
Darbyshire’s Crew Teaching Resources created this free digital reading log for Google Forms. This would be so much more efficient than a paper reading log. I also like how the Google Forms can easily turn your data into charts and graphs.
Free Google Meet/Zoom Expectations
Erin Beers created this great, editable expectations sheet for back to school with digital learning. Such a great idea!
Meet the Teacher Freebie
Teach or Travel created this free, editable Meet the Teacher template that would be great for all grade levels.
I hope these free digital resources help you start the school year. What are some of your favorite back to school resources? Let me know in the comments!
Kay Dietz says
I recently purchased Reading Comprehension and Writing with the RACE Strategy: Distance Learning as a PDF. I thought I was getting the Google Forms version. I did not download it yet and wanted to know if I could swap the PDF version for the version I really need because I’m teaching all virtual for the first half of this year. Please let me know what we can do because I’d REALLY prefer to use Google forms.
Thanking you in advance,
Hi Kay! Thank you so much for your support! If you didn’t download it, just send in a ticket to TpT Support and they’ll issue you a refund. Then you can get the correct version. Hope that helps!