Reading

Reading and Writing

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~ Dr. Seuss 

Free Rice Improve your vocabulary and feed the world!  This website really does give free rice to people in the world special thanks to its sponsors.

Read Write Think - 10 Reading Games, including mystery what's in the bag, puzzle me words, and eye for idioms.  Have fun!

SmithsonianTweenTribune - Nonfiction lexile leveled up to date news articles

Paired TextsThese research-based paired texts includes: Question sets based on evidence in the text that enable students to compare and contrast, identify patterns, build related funds of knowledge, and recognize vocabulary in different contexts, high-quality, authentic texts 

Biographies - Want to know about the life of Anne Frank, Abraham Lincoln, or  the Wright brothers?  Well, check this website out to check out interesting facts about some famous people.

Historical Subjects - Reading Passages for all grades K-8th, with Lexile levels all on historical subjects.

Into the Book
: Have you ever wanted to jump right into a story?  Now is your chance, this interactive website lets you have that chance.  Teachers great for all aspects of reading comprehension.

Pick a book, any book.  Every genre you can think of is right here for you to explore.

Have a blast with Grammar Blast! Answer 10 questions and earn up to 100 game points. To play just choose a quiz that looks fun.

Grammar Gorillas need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get a banana. Beginner (nouns and verbs only).  Advanced (all parts of speech)

Grammar Ninja - Play Grammar Games with Kwarp and see if you are a Grammar Ninja

Mad Libs for parts of speech components and summary of great elementary chapter books.

Word Central: Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun. Introducing…

Alpha-bot
! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

Spelling City: Start by entering your spelling words. Then select Test MeTeach Me, or Play a Game.

Mystery Genre - Kids Mystery Stories and Games.  Take a trip through a haunted house and see if you can solve the mysteries. 

Weekly Reader Magazine - Current Events, News Articles just for kids, blogs by students

K12 Reader - Reading Instructional Resources, including reading skills, grammar, and worksheets.

Turtle Diary - Imagination, select games by grade level, subject, or even topics.

IQ- Interactive Quizzes - Online Interactive Math, ELA & Science test prep Grades 2-5 CHECK IT OUT! - Thanks Ms. Jenkins

Word Hippo - Find similar words that rhyme, pronounce words.

Lexipedia.com - Definitions, nouns, verbs, synonyms, and antonyms.  What does this word mean?  How did it sound?

Time For Kids - TIME magazine to showcase current events in an elementary forum.  Thanks Ms. Jenkins

Kidtopia ELA - Designed by Teachers, Librarians, and Educators to create a safe environment digitally for 21st century learners

Game for Learning from Smithsonian - All readings are leveled by Lexile levels.  - Thanks Mrs. Sandt

Sight Words Phonemic Awareness - Develop Sound Sense using Sight Words

Balanced Literacy Videos - Amazing Videos on how Balanced Literacy - Thanks Mrs, Hintz

Making Words Practice Websites
Below is a link to an example of how these cards could be used within our daily guided reading groups: 


Look electronically into this book to see some ideas as well:


Look at this link for a first grade teacher's blogspot regarding "MAKING WORDS:-

Vocabulary Words - Thanks Mrs. Sandt

Read Books Online

  • Magic Keys has three categories of kids' books here -- young children, older children and young adults -- and includes information such as the biographies for the author and illustrator.

  • ByGosh offers some of the timeless classics for children to read online including Cinderella,The Little Red Hen and The City Mouse and the Country Mouse. You can also find a variety of novels, nonfiction and short stories.
  • The International Children's Digital Library is a non-profit group whose goal is to provide free online books to children all over the world. The Internet library has the largest collection of children's literature available for free online.
  • Big Universe offers children a chance to not only read some great stories, but to create a children's book online as well. Browse existing online stories by age, grade level, subject interest or category.
  • We*Give*Books—read*books online and the website donates books to children in need!
  • International*Children’s*Library - a large collection of stories from around the world!
  • Storytime for me - Colorful stories to read online!
  • ELA Dositey Games, Games, Games - Phonics, Grammar, Vocabulary - Test out your skills - Thanks Ms. Bassett
  • What Should I Read Next - Just finished a great book and want to read another book that you might like.  Try this website.
  • Storynory - Free audio books
  • Awesome Audio eBooks Livebinder

  • Great Websites (That require logins)
  • Little Bird Tales - Share your voice, knowledge, and story with the world.
  • Story Jumper - Magic tools bring your story to life.
  • Storybird - Artful stories, share, discover, read, write.
  • Zooburst - Zooburst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily creates his or her own 3D pop-up books.
  • vocabahead.com - grade level games using vocal

  • Poetry
    Shel Silverstein Poetry

    Jack Prelutsky Poetry

    Shape Poems - create awesome poems in all kinds of shapes.

    Mother Goose Caboose: Poetry - This website is helpful for reading and writing poems.

    Wacky Web Tales - verbs, adverbs, parts of speach made fun through these wacky tales that you create.