Savvas Now™ Literacy : Digital Literacy Resources for Grades K-5

Savvas Now™ Literacy is a Digital Resource Library offering thousands of high-quality literacy resources for elementary teachers. Easily find (or create!) materials to supplement core instruction in K-5 classrooms:

  • Printables, games, graphic organizers, videos, and more
  • Nonfiction text sets, editable lesson plans, and project-based learning
  • English language arts and content-area reading skills
  • Practice Generator to create custom worksheets

Enhance Core ELA Instruction with High-Quality Supplemental Literacy Resources

Find just what you need, right when you need it! Savvas Now™ Literacy offers thousands of digital resources designed to address a wide range of instructional needs.


Explore, Customize, & Create High-Quality Resources

Easily search and find content by topic or skill. Get printables, worksheets, graphic organizers, videos, games, interactives, and more — or create your own with the Practice Generator!


Address a Wide Range of ELA Focus Areas

Find digital and printable resources for phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, high-frequency words, grammar, and more — as well as professional learning materials for educators.


Foster Cross-Curricular Connections

Strengthen literacy across the content areas! Informational text sets focus on grade-level science and social studies topics to grow students' background knowledge, content-area vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills.


Spotlight on Diverse Voices with Popular Literature

Facilitate classroom conversations around inclusion and acceptance with editable lesson plans for popular literature. Prebuilt, editable lessons offer instructional routines for before, during, and after reading.

ELA Resources for Today’s Elementary Classrooms

  • Searchable Library of Instructional Resources
  • Informational Text Sets for Grades 1-5
  • Lesson Plans for Diverse Literature
  • Create Custom Worksheets in Seconds

Searchable Library of Instructional Resources

  • Browse by Strand or Topic
    Explore resources by strand or topic: phonics, phonological awareness, print concepts, comprehension, vocabulary, writer’s craft, handwriting, high-frequency words, and more.
  • Variety of Activity Types
    Savvas Now™ Literacy offers a wide range of activity types: printables, worksheets, graphic organizers, assessments, decodable readers, informational text sets, games, videos, and more.
  • Built by Experts
    Because Savvas Now™ Literacy has been designed by literacy experts exclusively for elementary classrooms, you can trust that all the resources are instructionally sound and developmentally appropriate.

Informational Text Sets for Grades 1-5

  • Foster Cross-Curricular Connections
    The nonfiction texts in Savvas Now™ Literacy are centered on grade-level science and social studies topics to help students make connections across the curriculum.
  • Build Content-Area Knowledge
    All Savvas Now™ Literacy text sets are designed to help students build critical thinking skills, background knowledge, vocabulary, and reading comprehension in the content areas.
  • Complete & Customizable Lesson Plans
    Each text set comes complete with five texts, multimedia hooks, and a step-by-step editable lesson plan. Teachers can choose which texts to use and when to use them.
  • Optional Project-Based Learning
    Extend learning with projects! Prebuilt project planning templates and rubrics simplify implementing project-based learning around science and social studies themes.

Lesson Plans for Diverse Literature

  • Facilitate Classroom Conversations
    Comprehensive prebuilt lesson plans for popular titles give teachers everything they need to guide classroom discussions around inclusion and acceptance.
  • Customizable Lesson Plans
    Prebuilt lesson plans can be used as-is or customized to meet classroom needs. Each one provides instructional routines for before, during, and after reading.
  • Support Social-Emotional Learning
    Mirrors & Windows activities are included in every prebuilt lesson. These activities let students see themselves and their own experiences reflected in the text, and also provide students with the chance to learn more about the experiences and identities of others.
  • Build 21st Century Skills
    Robust project-based learning opportunities give students the opportunity to develop skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Savvas Now™ Literacy provides a variety of projects for students to complete!
  • Popular & Diverse Literature
    Savvas Now™ Literacy has editable lesson plans for Hair Love, Calling the Doves, Rickshaw Girl, Drawn Together, Dragonfly Kites, Inside Out & Back Again, and many others!

Create Custom Worksheets in Seconds

  • Practice Generator
    Every Savvas Now™ Literacy subscription includes the Practice Generator, which lets teachers quickly create additional targeted practice that’s just-right for their students.
  • Prebuilt Templates
    Prebuilt templates include crossword puzzles, flashcards, word searches, handwriting pages, fill-in-the-blanks, multiple choice questions, and more!
  • Personalize Practice
    With the Practice Generator, teachers can make custom worksheets featuring students’ names, communities, favorite hobbies, sports, and more.
  • Strengthen Skills
    Use Practice Generator to create additional phonological awareness, phonics, handwriting, vocabulary, or comprehension practice.

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Get Supplemental Literacy Resources on Savvas Realize

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Savvas Now™ Literacy is hosted on the award-winning Savvas Realize® digital platform. Realize integrates with a wide variety of digital tools and systems, such as Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, OneDrive, and many more!


With Savvas Realize, you can create custom Playlists. Use ready-made content or upload your own files for maximum customization, then assign to specific students based on their instructional needs. You can also share Playlists with other educators in your school or district!

ELA Resources for Elementary Educators

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