Useful Online Parent and Student Resources for Reading and Math


    Please visit Duval County's Blended Learning Resource Page for login links to our online learning platforms.  

    MEDIA CATALOG  *John E. Ford PK-8 is listed under District Schools. Scroll down the page to find our Media Center 


    Parent Resources: 

    National PTA: Common Core State Standard (CCSS)

    CPALMS : CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions.

    Fry Word List : This PDF file provides a list of high frequency words with flash cards that should be recognized instantly by readers.

    Student Resources:

    Storyline Online : This program is great for grades PK-5 and allows the child to select a book of their interest. The book is read aloud to the child with the illustrations on screen. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

    Starfall : This program teaches children to read with phonics. It is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

    ABC Mouse : ABC Mouse offers more than 5,000 individual learning activities and more than 450 lesson plans geared toward PK-K students.

     MyCapstoneLibrary : This site offers access to e-books in both English and Spanish in a variety of Lexile levels. Username and password are both jacksonville 


    XtraMath : This is a great resource to improve math fact fluency.

    Math.com : This online math program is geared towards K -8th, providing a wide variety of math activities.

    OTHER Resources:

    Super Duper:  http://www.superduperinc.com/apps/apple.aspx  Find free apps here

    Keyboarding/Typing Skills:  A website geared towards increasing your child’s keyboarding skills. These programs are geared towards grades 2-5 and FREE.  http://www.typingweb.com/  and http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

    Grammar Skills:  This program is for grades 1-5 and works on a child’s grammar skills (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) are all game-based.  This website addresses a variety of language skills.  http://www.internet4classrooms.com/index.htm

    Spelling City : This program is geared towards grades K-5 for spelling practice.