Reading

boy_on_globe_resized“If children are apparently unable to read, we must assume we have not yet found the right way to teach them.”
-Dr. Marie Clay

 

Summer Reading Link

Reading Resources in Our Classrooms:

  • Harcourt Reading Seriessummerpic
  • Being A Writer/ Lucy Calkins Primary Units of Study
  • Word Study
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Reading Counts
  • Leveled Books

“Children who have not heard words sing, who have not experienced words that make them laugh and cry, words that make them stomp and holler and words that make them go suddenly quiet, even pensive, are not going to be readers, no matter how adept they are at decoding.”
-Susan Ohanian, One Size Fits Few

Reading Tips

  • Recall what you know about the topic.
  • Ask questions as you read.
  • Make connections to your life, other books and the world.
  • Decide what is important to remember.
  • Think about the reasons why things happened.
  • Picture what is happening.

Online Resources

(This page contains links to websites that are outside of the Arlington Public Schools network. APS does not control the content or relevance of these links.)

Informational Reading Websites

English Language Arts
National Reading Panel
Standards of Learning

Reading Curriculum Related Websites

Harcourt Storytown Reading Website
Lucy Calkins Writing (K-1)
Being A Writer (2-5)
Reading Counts
Home & School Connection

Other Online Reading Resources

Story Sites
BBC Stories Online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/
Browse stories by theme or everyday life.

Mighty Books
http://www.mightybook.com/story_books.html
MightyBook’s mission is to provide entertaining content that helps kids discover the joy and power of reading. MightyBook is an online publisher that specializes in read-aloud eBooks and songs for ages 2 to 10, plus children’s sing-along songs. Words in the stories are highlighted as they are spoken by the story teller.
Illustrations for MightyBook stories have an international flavor, with artists from Australia, Canada, China, Iran, England, France, Pakistan, South Africa and the United States providing artwork in a multitude of styles. All MightyBook books and Story Songs are designed to entertain kids while improving their reading skills.

Kinder
http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.php
Awesome interactive site.

Sesame Street
http://www.sesamestreet.org/playlist

Magnetic Poetry Nursery Rhymes
http://www.snaithprimary.eril.net/nursery.htm

Interactive Literature Site Flashlight Readers
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/flashlightreaders/main.asp?bookpass=1&s=1

Character Scrapbook
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/
Create illustrated pages that analyze favorite characters from any book. (K–8)
Cat in the Hat Interactive Jigsaw Puzzle
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/catnhatpuzz.html

Language Arts Powerpoint Presentations (Jefferson County Schools, TN)
http://jc-schools.net/PPTs-la.html

Spelling
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/spelling.htm
Create scramble and word searches for 10 practice words.

Children’s Storybooks Online
http://www.magickeys.com/books/

WorldBook Online
http://www.worldbookonline.com/wbdiscover/home

“My Own Books”
http://www.educationalsynthesis.org/books/

Ask Kids Search Engine
http://sp.askkids.com/en/docs/askkids/index.shtml

Cybersleuth Kids
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/

Free Rice.com
http://www.freerice.com/

Sight Word Site
http://www.sightwordswithsamson.com/sw/sight_words.asp
Excellent site for students to practice the basic sight words. Students listen, build and identify sight words by level. Student feedback is provided.

Websites for Ordering Books

Major Publishers for Children’s Books
http://www.edupaperback.org/distributors.cfm

Perma-Bound    (sets organized by themes, grade levels, & international perspective)
http://www.perma-bound.com/

High Interest/Easy Readers
http://www.bearportpublishing.com/client/client_pages/highinterest.cfm?gclid=CIiRmcqQz6ACFZdM5Qodb2iJzQ

Leveled Readers
http://www.bmionline.com/store/pc/Guided-Reading-Collections-c17.htm

National Geographic Books
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/category/books/kids-books-and-atlases

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/category/books?code=SR600011

http://www.ngchildrensbooks.org/

O’Brien Associates
http://www.obrienassociates.com/


For More Information, contact:

Sharon.Stutzman@apsva.us

Katherine.Donnelly@apsva.us
christine_burke@apsva.us