Homework Support for Teachers and Caregivers

These resources can help teachers and caregivers looking for materials to help a child complete an assignment, materials to assist in educating a child, or for materials to further practice the skills your child is learning in school. 

If you’re looking for resources a young person could explore on their own, the Library also provides Homework Help for Tweens (aged 7-12) and Homework Help for Teens (12-18). These pages and resources provided on them are geared towards Tween and Teen audiences.

Are you homeschooling? You may also be interested in our Homeschool Resources.

Not finding what you need? Give us a call at (812) 349-3050 or email us at childref [at] mcpl.info and we’ll help you find the resources you need!

 

Reading and Math

eLibrary Resources
We have several resources in our eLibrary where you can access magazine and newspaper articles in addition to many other types of information for free with your Library card. If you want to start with a more manageable list, try looking through this list of popular eLibrary resources for use in school work and for independent study.

Teachers, you can also request a librarian to visit your class to teach them how to best use these eLibrary resources.

Helping a Child with Reading
The Library’s Helping your Child with Reading page offers several tips and resources on how to help your school age child read.

SuperKids Math Worksheet Creator
Create and print free worksheets to practice adding, subtracting and other math skills away from the computer. (An answer sheet is available with some worksheets so you can check your work, too.)

StemSheets
Use StemSheets to create free customizable worksheets, flashcards, and diagrams to support math and science education.

 

Research

Homework Help: Research Center
Take a look at this page of resources. Written for a tween audience, the resources offered on this page are great to use with your student or child to work on reports and for other information gathering projects. Here you’ll also find information on how to cite sources and how to evaluate information found online.

Indiana Room
The Library's Indiana Room is a special collection gathering materials specific to Monroe Country like old yearbooks, obituaries, maps, and historical newspapers, as well as other cultural materials. This is a great resource if you are researching a topic specific to Monroe Country. However, the collection is geared towards Teens and Adults, so your child or student may need assistance with the resource.

Dewey Decimal
Need to know more about the Dewey Decimal System? Take a look at our page which explains what the Dewey Decimal System is and broadly what falls into its ten categories.

 

General Resources

Wide Open School
Wide Open School is a free collection of the online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media, an educational organization dedicated to helping children and families make good media choices and become smart, safe users of online resources. Wide Open School features videos and other content featuring activities that can be completed offline and on smartphones, as well as bilingual and English-language learner resources. This side includes content for PreK-Grade 12.

PBS Learning Media
This site organizes educational materials and activities by grade level (Pre K–Grade 12) and subject matter, syncs with Google Classroom and includes Spanish Language content. See also the PBS Parents which features a way to search for activities by age level and topic. This side includes content for PreK-Grade 12.

Khan Academy
Since it was founded more than a decade ago, Khan Academy has been dedicated to providing “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” In response to COVID-19, Khan Academy has organized its materials to provide daily schedules for students, ages 2–18 and remote learning resources. While all the content is free, Khan Academy does ask that you create an account, and download some resources for children.