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Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets – Summer Reading – Parent Tips

For Teens
Young Adult Library Association Summer Learning

Starfall Education Foundation opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

PBS Kids
Summer Reading Tips for Parents of Kindergartners, First Graders and Readers & Writers
Looking for fun activities and games you can do with your kids throughout the day to help them learn to read and write? You’ll find them here, along with recommended books and tips to get your kids wild about books and reading.

PBS Parents
Summer Reading Tips for Parents of Kindergartners, First Graders and Readers & Writers

Guys Read
This is a web-based literacy program to encourage boys to become life long readers. It includes a list of books designed specifically to address boys’ interests.

Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.

National Geographic Explorer for Kids
National Geographic Explorer For Kids is an online version of the award-wining magazine.

Reading Process – Wikipedia Definition
Reading is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Like all language, it is a complex interaction between the text and the reader, which is shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge, experiences, attitude, and language community, which is culturally and socially situated. The reading process requires continuous practices, development, and refinement.

JumpStart World of Learning
JumpStart World of Learning is a revolutionary educational software solution that transforms math, reading and critical thinking lessons into adventures! In each of the 4 grade-based programs, students are invited to embark on a journey through JumpStart World – a personalized 3D environment that evolves as a student progresses. Along the way, students master dozens of skills based on state and national educational standards. Designed by educators and built with cutting edge interactive technology, JumpStart World of Learning is a powerful supplemental learning program that every early elementary classroom needs.

Discovery Education
Student Resources
Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

Book Adventure
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they’ve read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

Clifford The Big Red Dog
Interactive Storybooks
Clifford The Big Red Dog: Interactive Storybooks! Phonics fun, games, and stories for early readers.

Storynory has published a new audio story every week since November 2005.

¡Colorín Colorado!
A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners.

International Dyslexia Association
Mission: To create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.