Reading Resources


           
 

 

Watch how books are made! This music video brings it all together. (PBS)
ABC Teach- March is Reading Month activities to print and do.
Alfy-Many great alphabet activities to reinforce letter recognition skills, beginning reading skills and more!
Alphabet Action- a fun game for beginning readers- click on a letter to hear its name  and then read words that start with that letter.
Arthur-read your favorite Arthur stories and play some really fun reading games (PBS)
Authors and Illustrators on the Web- find the official websites for all your favorite authors and illustrators.
Author Celebrations- a great collection of links to your favorite authors' websites
Beatrix Potter-  learn more about the author, read her stories, view slideshows and more!
Berenstain Bears- visit bear county with the bears for some reading fun!
Book Adventure! Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 5,400 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is a non-profit organization
Bookmarks- Tammy's TidBits offers a nice selection of bookmarks to print and color.
Book Pop- on-line books written by Steven Cosgrove that are read to the child, large easy to identify buttons lend to easy navigation from page-to-page, also available audio books, music selections and coloring pages to print and enjoy.
Clifford The Big Red Dog interactive storybooks. Clifford has lots of reading fun in store for you so stop by and read stories, play games and have a great time! (PBS) Other Clifford Sites-DLTK's Clifford Crafts and Other Projects
Compact for Reading-A Compact for Reading is a written agreement among families, teachers, principals, and students to work together to help improve the reading skills of kindergarten through third grade children. Their publications, A Compact for Reading Guide and the School-Home Links Reading Kit, are designed to help Compact partners set reading goals, and provide lessons and activities that allow children to accomplish these goals.
CyberGuides-are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature. Each CyberGuide contains a student and teacher edition, standards, a task and a process by which it may be completed, teacher-selected web sites and a rubric, based on California Language Arts Content Standards.
Dositey.com offers all sorts of reading and language arts activities! My favorites are the online book reviews you can write by simply filling in the blanks!
Emergent Reading- an article on emergent reading and word identification skills brought to you by EduPlace.
First Schools Book Projects- find great projects to enhance a great list of children's literature
GameGoo- a collection of games to increase reading and writing skills in a fun and interactive way! Kids love these games!
Giggle Poetry- read, write and rate poems, meet poets and more!
Grammar Gorilla- although the focus is on parts of speech, users have to read the sentences and locate words.  Great reading practice!
KidzClub-these easy to read stories are read to the child, as the words are read, they are highlighted, simple animation adds to the fun but doesn't distract from the story, many can be printed too!
KidsPsych-activities to encourage critical thinking skills; very fun for ages 1-9.
KIDSOURCE-an online education tool to help you help your kids to read, ages infancy to 10.
Learning Pages-EWE BOOKS™, Mini Books, and Vocabulary Books are for registered Learning Page members only. Becoming a member is easy, and it's free! Simply click on the button below to go on to our registration page.
Literacy Center- a wonderful site for beginning readers! Choose from many letter activities- letter sounds, recognition, letter formation, spelling and more!
Literacy Centers In Your Classroom- this site offers activities to help you create Literacy Centers in your classroom. (Teachers Net)
Magic Keys-interactive books to read on-line, several talking books too!
March Is Reading Month  Printable Chart- helps kids to keep track of all the ways they are reading (ABC Teach)
Monster Exchange- was designed to encourage the development of reading and writing skills while integrating Internet technology into the classroom curriculum. Classrooms from a variety of schools worldwide are paired together; the students in each classroom are split into groups, each of which designs an original picture of a monster. The students must then write a description of the monster. The partnered classes then exchange their descriptions via e-mail and the Internet. These students are then challenged to use reading comprehension skills to read the descriptions and translate them into a monster picture. The true challenge involves creating a redrawn picture as close to the original picture as possible without looking at the original and using only the written description of the monster.
NEA's Read Across America- celebrate everyday as a reading day, get free resources to encourage young readers to read!
NEA's Reading Tips- get some great tips to help 4th-6th graders improve their reading skills.
PBS Stories- a collection of your favorite PBS characters in online stories. There are games, videos and other great activities!
Proteachers' Reading Resources-gather ideas and activities in the areas of emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, primary reading skills,  and more! A visit here will get you where you are going!
Read Pup's Supper- an adorable animated interactive book brought to you by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Reading is Fundamental- RIF offers wonderful resources for teachers and parents to help children develop a love of books.
Robert Munsch's Virtual Stories- listen to many of his books on-line, view artwork, learn more about the author.
Scholastic's Books- activities for everyone-kids, parents and teachers! This site includes games, contests, stories, homework help, preschool playground and more.
Sebastian Swan's Infant Explorers- this site was created to help children become confident and competent readers. There are big books to read online that are illustrated by real kids from around the world!
Seussville- who doesn't love Seuss? This is the official website and it is packed with so much fun you may never want to leave!
StarFall- a wonderful site that helps kids learn and love to read! Don't skip this one!
Starship English- Story Plant allows you to grow a story. It is very interactive, animated, narrative and just plain fun!
Spaghetti Book Club- book reviews for kids by kids! Very cool site!
Story Place- The Children's Digital Library- this is an awesome site for young readers, ages preK-5. There are interactive stories, online games, related projects and additional reading lists for all their themes. This is a definite site to check out!!
Teacher's First Book List- a collection of children's books k-3rd grade
Time For Kids- the online component for the children's magazine, Time For Kids. Includes polls, news, games, homework help and more!
Two Minute Mystery Club-read and solve mysteries!
Wacky WebTales- great activity for grades 3 and up. Fill in the blanks and create a wacky online story. My own students love this site!
Word A Day- Learn to read a new word everyday!
 

Dr. Seuss Fun!


Picture drawn by a former 4th grade
student and used with permission.


Dr. Seuss' Seussentennial

Green Eggs and Ham- 
There are lots of ideas to use with this
great story!

The Cat in The Hat-  
This is the place where the activities are at!

Dr. Seuss Resource Files

Oh The Places You'll Go-
Pack your bags and get ready for some fun!

Dr. Seuss Fun and Games

Recipes Inspired by Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Inspired Games

Cut Loose With Seuss

Seuss Trivia

 

 

More Author Studies--> Coming Soon!.

Jan Brett Marc Brown-video interview
Eric Carle  
Dr. Seuss     About Dr. Suess
Lois Ehlert's Official Web Site       Lois Ehlert Teacher Resource Files
Robert Munsch Beatrix Potter
ISLMC's List of Authors and Illustrators-nice list of authors and additional resources
Reading Rocket- 34 video interviews with many famous children's authors
 

 



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