Best of the Web: Reading Resources
Periodically we compile a list of the best of what the Internet has to offer to teachers—be that in the classroom or just in daily life. The current edition, “Reading Resources,” highlights websites that focus on reading skills, reader development, and more.
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- America Reads
- The America Reads challenge encourages reading as a national pastime, and this website contains helpful bulletins that teachers can use on their quest to help students read.
- GoogleLitTrips recreates the routes of great literary road trips on Google Earth and provides a "passenger's-eye view" of the characters' journey. The journey is enhanced via pop-up windows at each stop with images, links, and text intended to stretch the reader's experience with the literature.
- International Reading Association
- The International Reading Association is a membership group that promotes literacy through publications, awards, conferences and more.
- Learning to Read: Resources for Language Arts and Reading Research
- A clearinghouse of recent research in the field of language arts and reading, this site provides links to hundreds publications about subjects ranging from literature circle roles to miscue analysis.
- Planet Book Club
- Kids can come to this site to read reviews of popular books and to post their own thoughts about what they have read, making this site a virtual book club.
- Reading Rainbow
- A childhood classic, Reading Rainbow’s website provides discussion ideas, a resource guide for teachers, lesson plans, and Reading Rainbow products.
- Reading Rockets
- This non-profit organization offers free printable guides for reading instructors in addition to free PBS broadcasts and professional development materials.
- School-Home Links
- This government publication provides 100 school-home linked activities for students in each year of K-3rd grade.