Digital Reading Resources and Print Books for Students

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Learn how to access these digital literacy resources in students’ Digital Backpacks.

  • To support foundational reading, we have RAZ Kids, which provides all TK-3rd grade and students in our special education program with access to digital, leveled texts. 
  • Students in 3rd-5th grade, also have access to Newsela--a digital database of high-interest, up-to-date articles that can be tailored to students’ reading levels.  
  • Additional leveled reading texts are available for students participating in reading intervention and students in English Language Development classes 
  • Hoopla provides opportunities for accessing authentic texts in a variety of genres and topics for all students (PK-12) and teachers

Books in Print

  • To support beginning reading skills, leveled take home books are available for K-2 students. Students should have received multiple leveled texts during materials distribution.

  • Additional reading materials were also made available to support English Language Learners. 

  • All students should have received their SF Public Library card numbers via email on September 1st. Teachers and SFUSD librarians have begun helping students activate their cards in order to reserve print books from the “SFPL To Go” locations gradually opening around the city. In the meantime, students are able to choose eBooks from the library; our librarians are compiling lists of suggested titles that link students, via the digital backpack, directly to downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. 

To increase student access to library books, we are currently finalizing plans to establish three SFUSD sites as “SFPL To Go” locations. Look out for information about our Bookmobile by the end of September! The Bookmobile will deliver print books and materials to select SFUSD schoolyards twice a week.