Early Childhood Literacy Links to Explore
- Clifford's Interactive Storybooks -- from Scholastic, simple stories and games to teach reading skills. http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
- Read Me a Book – This is a wonderful site for older beginning readers or ESL, but the phonics lessons would be good for young children, too. Has daily letters, daily sounds, and books or chapters, all read aloud. http://readmeabook.com/
- Starfall – Starfall.com is a great beginning reading site. Short and long vowel sounds, consonants, simple stories are presented in a colorful way. Free materials are available for the teacher to order. http://www.starfall.com
- Houghton Mifflin English -- A very colorful, interactive site with instruction and games on a variety of English topics. A very well-done site for Grades K - 5. http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/k_5/index.html
- Early Literature -- Poems, rhymes, raps, fingerplays, and chants to use with young children. http://www.earlyliterature.ecsd.net/resources1.htm
- Saxon Publishers -- select a grade level from the links on the left-hand side of the page to access the interactive games, puzzles and practice problems. Some activities require Shockwave, but a link is provided for you to click and download this plug-in. http://www.saxonpublishers.com/activities/index.jsp
- Book-Pop – Web Enhanced Reading Adventure – http://www.bookpop.com/index2.html
- Plural Fishing - Go fishing to find plural forms of words! (-s, -es, -ies)
- Word Wizards - Practice the "Making Words" word study activity online with this great website. You can make words based on the words from four popular picture books. Can you guess the mystery word? This website reinforces the Making Words activities that we do in our class.(http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/wordwizard/)
- Space Hangman- Play hangman with Alpha the Alien. Choose your own level and make sure to keep track of your guesses!
- Spelling City - Spelling City allows you to enter your spelling or high frequency words and play a variety of games with each.
- Scrabble Word Scrambles - A challenging game for more advanced spellers. Unscramble the letter tiles to make a word. Earn points for each word you unravel. (http://www.mathslice.com/ol_scrabble.php)
- Kids Spell - A fun way to improve your spelling and expand your vocabulary!
Audiobook and Book Movie Websites
Storyline Online - This is an online video website where famous actors read dozens of picture books aloud to you! Click on the book title you want to hear, put on a pair of headphones, and read along with these wonderful picture books. Notice how much expression these actors and actresses use when they read. Can you sound like them when you read? (http://www.storylineonline.net/)
Kerpoof - Develop your storytelling skills with this interactive website. Enter the studio and become the story wizard. You can build a story in a setting of your choice, create original characters and illustrate your story. Kerpoof even gives you space to write and print your story.
Tumblebooks - Do you have your own New York City Public Library Card? If so, use your ID to sign onto their website and access Tumblebooks. Tumblebooks is an online collection of audio books, animated and talking picture books on a variety of reading levels.
Scholastic's Share What You're Reading - On this website, you can both read and write book reviews. Search by genre and see what other kids have to say about books you have read or think you might want to read. Later on, you can submit a book review that you write to be posted on this website! (http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/swyar/index.asp)