Literacy Websites

Adolescent Literacy Carnegie Corporation of New York's site containing a wide range of research and resources on adolescent literacy, including the reports: Reading Next, Writing Next, and more.

Lit2Go - Lit2Go is a free on-line resource of stories and books in mp3 format. Selections are available in audio and PDF formats. Reading levels of passages are given.
Storynory - Free audio books for students.
Story Line Online -- This site has members of the Screen Actors Guild reading children's books aloud. It includes activities to use with the books.
Loud Lit - A website committed to delivering public domain literature paired with high quality audio performances.
Kansas Library Audiobooks - Downloadable books.
Read After Us - A website that provides free texts and audio clips (read by high school students) to help students around the world with their language skills.
Classic Books - Free classic audiobooks.

Author Websites
Jan Brett - This site has links to a multitude of free activities, coloring pages, projects, videos and other reading related resources.
Reading Rockets- You can download author podcasts (audio and video).

Grandview Elementary School Blog - A librarian's blog for the school.

Comic Life Templates - A great website with examples and downloadable templates to integrate Comic Life into the curriculum.
Comic Life Sites - A site with a list of websites, lessons, and ideas for using comics in the classroom.
Befunky - A site where you can upload photos and make cartoons or uvatars.
Make Beliefs Comix - An online comic strip creator.

Teacher Reading Units - Gay Miller's reading units for a variety of elementary level books.
Teacher Link - social studies books, grades 1-6.
Lesson Plan Central - Cyberguides for K-12.
SCORE - Cyberguides for K-12.

Fluency: Reader's Theatre Scripts
Reading A to Z - leveled fluency passages and reader's theatre scripts to download. (Membership Fee)
Teaching Heart - Free Reader's Theatre scripts and resources.
Aaron Shepard- Free Reader's Theatre scripts and resources.

Fluency: Assessment Resources
Scholastic Fluency - Online fluency calculator.

Fry Words (Sight Words)
Flashcard Practice-This site allows students to hear and practice the Fry words.  Interactive site.
Site Vocabulary Work-Tons of resources to teach the Fry words.
Reading Center-Fry word phrases in PowerPoint form.

Graphic Organizer Websites
Teacher Tap - links to a variety of graphic organizers from Education Place and other sites.
Greece Tools for Reading, Writing, and Thinking - a variety of graphic organizers for grades 6-12.

Newspaper Websites
Newspaper Clippings - is a place you can create newspaper clippings of your own stories. You type in the name of the newspaper, date, headline, and write the article and it generates a newspaper clipping.
New York Times - A student newspaper site for grades 3-12.
Newspaper in Education Links - Sue LeBeau's site with links to newspaper and journalism links.

Phonemic Awareness
Songs for Teaching
Manatee K-12

Phonics: Student Interactive Websites
Literactive - A site for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students.  The Road to Reading is an interactivce phonics program available for free, but requires a username/password.
BBC Words and Pictures - This site works on cvc, consonant clusters,long vowels, high frequency words, and early writing skills.
Gamegoo - A website to practice a variety of early literacy skills in grades K-2.
Starfall- An interactive site for grades K-1.
Adrain Bruce - An interactive site working on all areas of phonics including structural analysis. Appropriate for grades K-3.
Sadlier-Oxford - A website focusing on phonics and word study for grades prek-6.

Phonics: Teacher Resources Websites
School Bell
Scholastic Phonics - The Phonics Skills Chart is a grade-level guide from preschool through sixth grade that outlines the progression of phonics competencies for the classroom. - Here is a GREAT website for K-1 teachers.
Flyleaf - Decodable text to practice phonetic skills.
Reading A to Z - Downloadable decodable books. (Membership Fee)
Carl's Corner - Great website with a variety of downloadable activities and manipulatives to use for reading and writing. - This site has a lot of great tools to use for free!

Poetry4Kids - Poetry resources
Poetry Archives - Poetry archives
Poetry Teachers - Poetry resources
Poetry Generator - Create poems online and print.

Publishing Sites (books, newsletters, cards, and more)
Mixbook - Create beautiful photobooks. This site allows you to collaborate with others to create a book. Free.
LetterPop - An online newsletter generator. All newsletters can be printed and saved. Free.

Tammy Worcester is the instructional technology specialist at ESSDACK. She created this website which provide teachers with technology tips.
Flyleaf - Decodable text to practice phonetic skills.
Newbery Awards--ALA list of medal and honor winners.
William Allen White Children's Book Awards for 2007-2008.
Thinkfinity--Thinkfinity is the cornerstone of Verizon Foundation's Literacy, Education and Technology initiatives. This free, comprehensive digital learning platform is built upon the merger of two highly-acclaimed programs well-known to educators Verizon MarcoPolo and the Thinkfinity Literacy Network. Thinkfinity is designed to improve learning in traditional settings and beyond the classroom by providing high-caliber content and professional development needed to improve student education and literacy achievement anytime, anywhere, at no cost.

Student Interactive
Funbrain--this site has vocabulary, phonics and other reading skills.
BBC Website - Activities for grades K-7.
This is an online dictionary for children to use from Enchanted Learning. It is called Little Explorers.
Starfall - This site provides K-2 students practice with phonics, on-line stories and games. Seasonal activities are also available.
Phonemic Awareness Website-this site has phonemic awareness activities and assessments.

Vocabulary: Assessments
San Diego Quick Test - San Diego Quick Test: A quick test to determine reading level based on a list of vocabulary words.

Vocabulary: Student Interactive
Tech Teachers - A list of interactive sites for learning vocabulary.

Vocabulary: Teacher Resources
JC Schools- Academic Vocabulary Words for K-8.
DLTK- Cutomize your own bingo cards. - National List of Vocabulary Words K-5.

Vocabulary: Word Wall, Dolch and Fry Words
Mrs. Perkins - List of preprimer-third grade dolch words, sight word stories, and other forms and assessment materials.
School Bell- First Grade Teacher's Site with great word wall and dolch activities.
Mrs. Perkins Dolch Downloads

Wikis and Blogs
Teachers First - Wiki ideas for the classroom. Lists several examples of what you might use a wiki for in math, science, social studies, and literature.
Eduscapes - A video explaining how a wiki works.
PB Wiki - A free wiki
PB Wiki Video Tutorial
PB Wiki's Blog
Education Wikis -An ad-free wiki for educators.
For Teachers New to Wikis
Wikis and Education
Using Wikis in Education - a resource book about wikis in wiki form
Sample Wikis: Room 15
Sample Wikis: Class 100