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Electronic Literacy Resources for Teachers

 

Name of
Resource
Phonemic
Awareness
Phonics 
 Expanding
Vocabulary
Comprehension 
Fluency
ReadWriteThink Collection of PA instructional resources        
Turtle Diary:
Re-imagination
of Learning
Games and worksheets Games, worksheets,
and more
Games, worksheets,
and more
Games, worksheets,
and more
Games, worksheets,
and more

Mobile Public
Library:
Babies and Toddlers;

Kids 5 and under;

Kids 6-12

Pre and early reader
links selected by
librarians (Class field trips are
available to all Library
branches including
special storytimes)
Pre and early reader
links selected by
librarians (Class field trips are
available to all Library
branches including
special storytimes)
Links for educational
support, games, and
websites selected by
librarians (Class field
trips are available to all
Library branches
including special
storytimes)
Links for educational
support, games, and
websites selected by
librarians (Class field
trips are available to all
Library branches
including special
storytimes)
Links for educational
support, games, and
websites selected by
librarians (Class field
trips are available to all
Library branches
including special
storytimes)

Reading
Rockets

Fluency

Classroom
Strategies

Teachers’ guides and
resources
Teachers’ guides and
resources
Informative article for 
vocabulary
instruction including ELL portion
  Tips to assist in
improvement
Whole Word
Versus Phonics
Comparison of different
methods
Comparison of different
methods for learning to
read
     
Storytime
Standouts
Learning activities and
games as well as
recommendations for
picture books 
       
Professor
Garfield:
Orson’s Farm
Leveled games         
Begin to Read:
What is
Phonemic
Awareness?
Explanation of PA
Phonics
       
K12 Reader: Effective Strategies
for Teaching PA
Practical classroom
instruction strategies
       
Erase-a-rhymes Printables for erase-a-
rhymes
       

Rainbow
Phonics (App)

(Apple Products Only)

  Free download for
Apple iPhones and
iPads
     

Phonics Year 2

  Online activities for
more advanced phonics
learners
     

SoftSchools

  Printables: flashcards
and worksheets
     

Education.com

(Free membership required.)

  Activities online and
printables
     
Spelling City     Games and
accompanying
instructional resources
   
Vocabulary Games     Simple online flash
games
   
Pinterest:
SightWordFun
    Extensive list of
activities, games, and
resources for sight word
practice
   
Sight Word Videos     Links to a large library
of Youtube sight word
songs and clips
   
 Into the Book         Non-profit and state
funded free teacher
guides, downloads, and
videos (Common Core aligned) 
 
Mr. Nussbaum!
Learning + Fun
      Online and printable
reading test passages
for more advanced
readers
 
 
30’s Reading Goals
      Strategies for 3rd
graders
 
Making
Inferences, Why
Mosquitoes Buzz in
People's Ears
      Free lesson plan for
making inferences
 

Fluency Boot Camp

 

         Free set of classroom
activities to practice
fluency
Reading
Resource.net:
Reading
Fluency
Strategies
        Explanation of
instructional strategies
including information
on dyslexia
Pinterest: Teaching
Fluency
        Extensive list of
teaching ideas and
activities
Scholastic: Oral
Fluency
Assessment
Calculator for
Grades 3-5
         Printable instructions
for grades 3-5 teacher
administrated fluency
tests 
Reader’s Theater
Scripts and Plays
        Library of short scripts
to use free of charge in
the classroom
Reader’s Theater
Editions
        Free scripts and tips for
reader’s theater free to
use
Reading Sage         Materials for
multisensory instruction
Scholastic: 5
Surefire Strategies
for Developing
Reading Fluency
         Details ideas to aid
struggling readers in the
classroom environment

  

Electronic Literacy Resources for Parents

 

Name of
Resource
Phonemic
Awareness
Phonics 
 Expanding
Vocabulary
Comprehension 
Fluency
Turtle Diary:
Re-imagination
of Learning
Games and worksheets Games, worksheets,
and more
Games, worksheets,
and more
Games, worksheets,
and more
Games, worksheets,
and more

Mobile Public
Library:
Babies and Toddlers;

Kids 5 and under;

Kids 6-12

Pre and early reader
links selected by
librarians (Most
branches have free
weekly story times and
weekend educational
and fun activities)
Pre and early reader
links selected by
librarians (Most
branches offer weekly
story times & weekend
educational & fun
activities)
Links for educational
support, games, and
websites selected by
librarians (Most
branches have free
weekly story times and
weekend educational
and fun activities)
Links for educational
support, games, and
websites selected by
librarians (Most
branches have free
weekly storytimes and
weekend educational
and fun activities)
Links for educational
support, games, and
websites selected by
librarians (Most
branches have free
weekly story times and
weekend educational
and fun activities)

Reading
Rockets

Fluency

Classroom
Strategies

Assistance and advice
for parents of struggling
readers
Assistance and advice
for parents of struggling
readers
Informative article to
understand vocabulary
development and
assisting the process 
  Tips to assist in
improvement
Whole Word
Versus Phonics
Comparison of different
methods
Comparison of different
methods for learning to
read
     
Storytime
Standouts
Learning activities and
games as well as
recommendations for
picture books 
       
Professor
Garfield:
Orson’s Farm
Leveled games         
Begin to Read:
What is
Phonemic
Awareness?
Explanation of PA
Phonics
       

Rainbow
Phonics (App)

(Apple Products

Only)

  Free download for
Apple iPhones and
iPads
     

Phonics Year 2

  Online activities for
more advanced phonics
learners
     
Spelling City     Games and
accompanying
instructional resources
   

Pinterest:
SightWordFun

    Extensive list of
activities, games, and
resources for sight word
practice
   
Mr. Nussbaum!
Learning + Fun
      Online and printable
reading test passages
for more advanced
readers
 

Reading
Comprehension

Tips For
Parents

      Tips for assisting in your
child’s reading
comprehension
 
Reading Topics       Practice short passages
and longer stories (text
and audio) with
questions and answers
 
Literacy Leader       One page printable with
steps for
comprehension
 
Reading
Resource.net:
Reading
Fluency
Strategies
        Explanation of
instructional strategies
including information
on dyslexia
Reading Sage         Materials for
multisensory instruction



 

Electronic Literacy Resources for Children 

 

Name of
Resource
Phonemic
Awareness
Phonics 
Vocabulary
Comprehension 
Fluency
Turtle Diary:
Re-imagination
of Learning
Games and worksheets Games and worksheet
Games and worksheets  Games, worksheets,
and more
Games, worksheets,
and more

Mobile Public
Library:
Babies and Toddlers;

Kids 5 and under;

Kids 6-12

Pre and early reader
links selected by
librarians (Most
branches have free
weekly story times and
weekend educational
and fun activities)
Pre and early reader
links selected by
librarians (Most
branches have free weekly
storytimes & weekend
educational & fun
activities)
Links selected by
librarians (Most
branches have free
weekly story times and
weekend educational
and fun activities)
Links for educational
support, games, and
websites selected by
librarians (Most
branches have free
weekly storytimes and
weekend educational
and fun activities)
Links for educational
support, games, and
websites selected by
librarians (Most
branches have free
weekly story times and
weekend educational
and fun activities)

K-3 Learning Pages

Activities and games        
Starfall Learning games for PA and move on to Phonics Learning games for PA and move on to Phonics  Learning games for PA and move on to Phonics    
Room Recess Match game for sounds        
Storytime
Standouts
Learning activities and
games 
       
Professor
Garfield:
Orson’s Farm
Games by level         
Adrian Bruce’s Reading Games Games  Games      
ABC Fast Phonics   Free tutorial including text and audio      

Rainbow
Phonics (App)

 

  Free download for
Apple iPhones and
iPads
     
Phonics Year 2   Online activities for
more advanced phonics
learners
     

SoftSchools

  To print out flashcards and worksheets      

Education.com

(Free membership required.)

  Phonics activities including print outs      
Spelling City     Games and
accompanying
instructional resources
   
Pinterest:
Reading and Literary Activities
Fun ideas for learning activities  Fun ideas for learning activities Extensive list of
activities, games, and
resources for sight word
practice
   
Vocabulary Games     Simple online flash games    
PBS Kids: Vocabulary Games     Many games featuring characters from PBS shows for kids    
Fun4the Brain:
Popcorn Words
     Using sound and sight to practice a fun sight word game    

Painless Reading Comprehension Challenge

Free downloads are available in iTunes and Amazon.com App Store

      Reading comprehension combined with arcade games  
Literacy Leader       One page to print out with
steps for
comprehension
 
Funbrain: Reading         Fun books and comics online

Read Me Stories

Free downloads are available in iTunes and Amazon.com App Store

        Digital storybooks including text, graphics, and sound