Web Resources For Parents
Grade level lists of books. Quizzes to check comprehension.
Ideas of books for kids reading on, above, and below grade levels.
The Children’s Book Council, book lists: http://www.cbcbooks.org/readinglists/
Reading Rockets, Leading research in literacy and at-home activities:
Starfall, Phonemic Awareness and Reading Online Games: http://www.starfall.com/
Colorín Colorado, Great resources for parents of English Language Learners: http://www.colorincolorado.org/
Tumble Books, an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading: http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp
American Library Association, lists of award winning books: http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/booksprintmedia/childrenyngadults/index.cfm
A to Z Kids Stuff
Free reading and language arts materials for toddlers, preschool and school age children: www.atozkidsstuff.com
Find book ideas and appropriate leveled books.
Help Wordblender make words by choosing a start sound (onset) and an end sound (rime) to blend together. Wordblender will tell you if you're right or not. You might even be able to make some new words that don't exist!
Sight Word Practice. The sight words are flashed across the screen the student has 3.5 seconds to read. If it takes longer - the word counts as a missed word.
Has sight word charts by grade level and the program reads the words to the child.
Games and Fun
Dr. Suess style Literacy Activities-fun for all ages.
This activity provides practice at sight recognition and spelling of the 200 or so high frequency words.