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Resources for Teaching PreK-12

Remote Instruction Resources

Kids and YA ebooks - through the Ohio Digital Library. Available with an Ohio Public Library card. Need a card? Use your local Oxford address to get one from the Lane Public Library here

Comics and Graphic Novels online - free from the State Library of Ohio.

K-12 Student Library - through the Internet Archive, selection of ebooks available to download.

Children's Books Lists to Explain the Coronavirus and Help them Cope:


The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) on the Ground Floor of King Library primarily supports Education faculty and students, especially preservice teachers. The IMC holds a wide range of collections including juvenile literature, preK-12 curriculum materials, lesson plans, games, foreign language materials, English Language Learner materials, and K-12 textbooks. 

This subject guide includes resources for lesson planning, teacher licensing and state tests, and academic content standards.

Collection Statement

The IMC contains materials suitable for children and young adults, however, it is part of an institute of higher education, and therefore includes items that deal with bias, controversial, or outdated topics. Those wishing to use IMC materials outside of the college setting should always evaluate the materials with their intended audience and purpose in mind and make selections appropriate to the setting in which they will be used. 

The IMC also houses the Libraries' video collection. Please contact your subject librarian if you have questions about these materials.

Finding Books & Teaching Materials in the IMC

To find a book or curricular material in the IMC, filter your search results by location. Make sure you are looking for King Library, Ground Floor, IMC

The IMC collection is divided into several parts.

  • Juv Easy picture books for children in grades PK-3
  • Easy Readers - leveled readers for children learning to read
  • Juvenile Fiction/Non-Fiction includes non-fiction books for children of all ages and fiction books for children in grades 4-12
  • ELL - books for English Language Learners
  • Language Materials - books for teaching foreign languages
  • Big Books - oversized books for grades PK-3, perfect for reading-aloud to large groups
  • Curr Mat - curriculum materials like math manipulatives, games, puppets, science kits, etc. 
  • Textbooks - K-12 textbooks and teacher editions
  • Books - books with lesson plans, worksheets, and classroom activities
  • Reference - reference material on children's literature and teaching resources

The location and call number will end up looking similar to: King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv QA27.5 .L44 2016b

Your Librarian

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Abigail Morgan

On Campus/Virtual Meetings

In person appointments or drop in office hours are currently unavailable. For research assistance, please email me or schedule an appointment for an online meeting.

On Chat

I will be on the library's chat (via the pop-out window) from:
Tuesdays 9am-Noon
Thursdays 3-6pm

206 King Library