Literacy

        
                  

Online Interactive Reading Games and Activities for Children


ABCya - This website focuses on building math, reading and writing skills.  All the games and

apps are approved by certified teachers.  Grades: K-5

http://www.abcya.com/


Starfall - The website provides free interactive materials and games that help children practice

reading and build their phonemic awareness. Grades: PreK-2

http://www.starfall.com/


PBS Parents:  Online Games - These resources attract and engage young students because

they feature popular PBS characters.  The website offers games and also printable activities.

Grades:  K-3

http://pbskids.org/games/reading/


National Geographic Young Explorers - This is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students.  Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.  It’s a great way to bring interesting non-fiction stories to young children.  Grades:  K-2

http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html







Reading Resources for Teachers


Non-fiction, leveled text

https://newsela.com/


Non-fiction, grade bands

vocabulary component and will read the text to 

students

http://www.thinkcerca.com/


Lesson plans and passages by grade, unit type 

and/or skills and strategies. Fiction and 

nonfiction, provides questions and short answer

http://www.readworks.org/books/passages


Resource for Readers’ Theater

http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE08.html


Graphic Organizers

http://teacher.depaul.edu/html/Guide_Assess_

Nonfiction.html

 

Video of an example of a readers’ workshop

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/ 2009/10/reading-workshop

Jennifer Serravallo podcast - GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION

https://www.choiceliteracy.com/articles-detail-view-print.php?id=1220



Common Core


Vermont Agency of Education - information concerning the common core

http://education.vermont.gov/sbac


Lesson plans for specific standards, as well as 

other resources around the common core

http://achievethecore.org/dashboard/300/search

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Smarter Balanced Assessment site - includes practice tests

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/


SBAC Practice Tests

http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

This site has great lessons for preparing for the SBAC.



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